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.
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.
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.
Why Choose Us
Your Wellbeing is Our Priority.
- 1-to-1 travel expert
- Vaccinated guides
- Private Rides
Your Trip is Perfectly Planned.
- No crowds
- Exclusive Exciting Experiences
Your Booking is Risk-Free.
- No cancellation fee
- Free changes
Finish Your Booking in as Quick as 1 Day
About China Highlights
Since 1959 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!"
My Beijing tour was AMAZING
My Beijing tour was AMAZING! I visited Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City [and Imperial Garden], The Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall (Day and night Tour) and finally the historic and breathtakingly beautiful Gubei Water Town. Thank you Chinahighlights for making my trip as enjoyable as possible and a huge THANK YOU to Yuan Yuan my tour guide, who was so informative, very patient and helpful and also incredibly funny! more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
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.
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.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.