Beijing Highlights Tour from Shanghai with Temple of Heaven

Cultural & Theme Tours in Shanghai
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Tour description

Take advantage of this day tour from Shanghai to discover some of the highlights of Beijing including the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Visit the traditional hutong alleys in a rickshaw with your professional private guide before returning to Shanghai.

Meet your driver at 5:30 am at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city center and be transferred to the Shanghai airport, where you will catch a flight to Beijing. Once you arrive to Beijing Airport, your local guide/driver will be waiting for you and will transport you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to begin your full-day tour of China’s capital city. Your sightseeing tour of the Beijing city area begins at the Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship-architecture-group in the world, where the ancient Ming and Qing dynasties Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by a beautiful park where you might see local people practicing martial arts and singing.After enjoying a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch, you will visit Tiananmen Square, framed by the Gate of Heavenly Peace with its portrait of Mao Zedong, Mao's Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum. Hear an overview from your guide about China's communist history as you explore Tiananmen's grounds, halls and monuments.From here, enjoy a short walk to the Forbidden City and its Imperial Palace Museum, with a peek at each Chinese dynasty represented in four palatial halls. See ancient treasures, documenting thousands of years of history in this former home of China’s imperial rulers. Admire the maze of palaces, gardens and stunning courtyards as your guide informs you about China’s imperial history.You will then take a rickshaw, and relax as your driver weaves through the ancient narrow lanes, also known as Beijing’s Hutong. The hutongs have captured traditional Beijing’s essence, and offer a unique look into Beijing´s city life.A very pleasant experience to discover the ancient BeijingThen you will transfer to the airport for your return flight to Shanghai. You will be greeted on arrival in Shanghai and driven safely back to your hotel just in time for a good night’s sleep.

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip flights E-class
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle or minivan

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included