2-Day Beijing Highlights Tour from Shanghai

Time-Smart Beijing Getaway

2-Day Beijing Highlights Tour from Shanghai

This tour is designed for people in Shanghai who are keen to see the Great Wall and the Forbidden City but have very limited time. Taking bullet trains works well for this time-smart Beijing excursion.

During this 2-day Beijing tour, you will explore the must-sees of Beijing with a personal guide and a private car, which will make your trip smooth and efficient. No need to worry about booking transportation between Beijing and Shanghai. We will handle it all according to your preferences.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Climb the Top-Ranked Section of the Great Wall: Mutianyu

Admire this less-crowded part of the Great Wall while combining effort-saving cable car rides and moderate hiking.

the Great Wall
hiking on the wall

Listen to Stories of Chinese Emperors and their Royal Families

Discover the world's largest imperial palace — the Forbidden City. Discover its hidden halls alongside the famous ones on the main touring route.

the yellow roof of the Forbidden City
the palace for the empress dowager

Experience the Fastest Intercity Bullet Train in China

Witness the greatest high-speed railway project in China. Enjoy a comfortable and smooth train ride at speeds of around 350 km (210 miles) per hour.

a bullet train in the station
bullet trains

Why Choose Us

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority.

  • 1-to-1 travel expert
  • Vaccinated guides
  • Private Rides
Your Trip is Perfectly Planned

Your Trip is Perfectly Planned.

  • No crowds
  • Exclusive Exciting Experiences
Your Booking is Risk-Free

Your Booking is Risk-Free.

  • No cancellation fee
  • Free changes

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About China Highlights

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Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

Day 1Shanghai to Beijing, the Great Wall

Take a early bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing. Upon arrival, meet your tour guide and begin your Beijing Exploration!

Drive 1½ hours from the airport to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Your guide will introduce to you the history and cultural background of Beijing city and the Great Wall.

The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is the less crowded section with beautiful scenery, and you will take a cable car to save time and energy. Have a relaxing walk on the Wall and enjoy the beautiful afternoon sunshine.

Day 2Forbidden City, Summer Palace, back to Shanghai

First, visit the biggest public square in the world – Tian'anmen Square. Then walk across the road and you will arrive at the Forbidden City. Have a 2½ hour stroll and explore the royal palace where 24 Chinese emperors worked and lived. You will learn a lot of history and hear some interesting stories about Chinese emperors.

In the afternoon have a walk around the royal garden – the Summer Palace. This is the place where emperors lived in the summer time to escape from the heat. Walk through the world's longest corridor and take a boat on the lake. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

After the Summer Palace, your driver and guide will escort you to the train station.Take the bullet train back to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Hotel room in Beijing

hotel in Beijing
FromCNY3,470 / USD540p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price Includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotel, train tickets, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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