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Lucky 8 City Break

8 days  |  Beijing to Shanghai  |  from USD $1,669

Enjoy a well-rounded 8 day city break in China’s top two cities. Take a walk on the Great Wall, stroll along Tiananmen Square and visit Shanghai - a bustling city that offers great sights, restaurants and shopping.

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Day 1


Welcome to Beijing and the start of your city break! Enjoy an arrival transfer to our hotel.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2

Tiananmen Square

This morning, explore the heart of Beijing including the vast Tiananmen Square where Chairman Mao’s tomb and various monuments to the people are located. Dominating the city’s heart is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (replete with Chairman Mao’s portrait above the gate), enjoy a guided walk of this old city within a city. Tonight, feast on a traditional Chinese dinner at a city restaurant.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Great Wall

Don some comfortable shoes. Today, drive out of the city to Badaling, where you can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Continuing a short distance from Badaling, we visit the tombs of the Ming emperors. You'll also visit to a cloisonne workshop, where you can see first hand the unique Chinese art of combining copper and enamel to make decorative pieces. There’s a shop if you fancy splashing a little cash.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Free day

Free day to enjoy Beijing your way. This evening, take an overnight sleeper train journey to Shanghai.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 5


From fishing village to super metropolis, the new Shanghai is perhaps China's Manhattan. Blending old with new, Shanghai is one of planet Earth's most amazing cities. Spend the day at leisure.
Overnight: Shanghai

Days 6-7


Shanghai is an incredible blend of old and new, Just across the Huangpu River is the new Shanghai, a high-tech development of sky scrapers, the centre piece of which is the rocket-shaped Oriental Pearl TV tower. Mercedes and BMW cars cruise the neon-lit streets, modern department stores rub shoulders with cool bars and Shanghai is staking it’s claim to being China’s foremost metropolis.

On day 6 our sightseeing of Shanghai takes in the awesome Oriental Pearl TV tower, the Jade Buddha Temple, charming Yuyuan Gardens and the Bund and Old City. This evening, enjoy a cruise on the Huangpu River.

Day 7 enjoy time out to explore Shanghai your own way. Xiangyang Market (at the junction of Xiangyang Lu and Huaihai Lu) is the place to head if you’re seeking genuine copy Rolexes, bags, shoes and clobber. Perhaps do drinks, jazz and nibbles at the historic Peace Hotel on the Bund.
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 8


Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Departs any day of the year except 01 - 07 May, 01 - 07 October and Chinese New Year.

Single Supp.
Lucky 8 City Break - 8 days
USD $1669
USD $379

Supplementary Prices

Single Supp.
Shanghai - Post-tour accom.
USD $69
USD $60

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Trip Highlights

Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, UNESCO listed Great Wall, UNESCO listed Ming Tombs, UNESCO listed Summer Palace, Silk Alley markets and a Cloisonne Factory
Shanghai- Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Old Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Huang River and the skyline of Pudong City


6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 traditional Peking Duck dinner
1 overnight night train - Beijing - Shanghai (soft sleeper cabin)
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
All relevant transfers and transportation
6 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8
Guided sightseeing - Days 2, 3 and 6 with an English speaking guide
Entrance fees to all included sites

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
Tour Details
Most days of the year
Hotel Rating
3-4 star
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1

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