TS-C-WE-02 China City Express
BEIJING ► SHANGHAI
2 nights from UK £ 600 per person
This tour starts in BEIJING taking a bullet train on to Shanghai travelling at up to 300 KM / hour in just 5 hours.
SHANGHAI is a very different city to Beijing, decidedly modern and operating at a much faster pace. You full day tour here will show the highlights and bring the energy of this city to life culminating in the super fast Maglev train to the airport.
Day 1 - Beijing to Shanghai
Bullet Train on to Shanghai & a Very Different City Than Beijing
NOTE: This trip is designed to follow on from our Trans-Siberian tours which already include time in Beijing.
Free time this morning until a transfer to the station to catch a bullet train. Reaching speeds of over 300 km/hour the overall trip is on a par with flying with the added bonuses of views from the window and being able to stretch your legs.
Late afternoon arrival in Shanghai, China’s exciting and futuristic financial capital and living testament to China’s phenomenal growth. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the evening free.
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast.
Day 2 - Shanghai
Yuyuan Gardens, Old Shanghai, Antique Market, the Bund, Skyscraper & Acrobats
Today you will have a full day private tour of some of Shanghai’s highlights starting with the classical Yuyuan Garden that dates back to 1577. Surrounding the garden is Old Shanghai, an area that has been a vibrant commercial centre for over a century. Here we visit Fuyou Road antique market, one of the best places for souvenir hunting and a fascinating experience even if not shopping. The tour continues with a walk down the Bund along which the Huangpu River runs and where some of Asia’s finest colonial architecture is located. From here we cross the River by ferry to Shanghai’s ultra modern Pudong Financial district for a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of one of the stunning skyscrapers.
There is no better way to round off this Shanghai experience than with a visit to the world famous Chinese Acrobats for a show filled with colour and excitement.
Return to your hotel or head out to sample Shanghai’s vibrant nightlife.
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.
Day 3 - Depart Shanghai
Take the Ultra Fast Maglev to the Airport for Your Flight Out of China
Free time until a transfer to the Maglev station for the world’s fastest train to Pudong Airport to catch your flight out of China. Your transfer guide will buy a standard class Maglev ticket for you and make sure you get on the train which takes just 8 minutes to cover the 30km to the airport reaching a top speed of 430 km / hour (300 km / hour before 9am).
We sincerely hope that you have had a fantastic China experience with us full of all the memories which make this country such a fascinating destination that continues to inspire us!
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast.
Hand-picked Accommodation for this Trip
The hotels & accommodation used for this trip are from our hand picked selection and all are excellent for their class. We also offer upgraded hotels in most locations. If you would like to explore additional hotel options please the button below and let us know of any changes you wish to make.
Destinations Visited on this Trip
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What is included?
Air and / or train transport as described.
All accommodation as specified under the accommodation tab
All private transfers and any other transportation as described
All meals as specified in the itinerary
All tours as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees to sights toured in the itinerary
24 hour emergency assistance
Visa Paperwork you need in order to obtain the visas
Financial Peace of Mind as your trip is protected
Our exclusive 200+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
What is not included?
International Airfare to / from the start / finish of your trip – we can book these flights on request
ABTASure (UK residents only)Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment – we recommend
Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment
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