Shanghai to Beijing in 48 HoursShanghai-to-Beijing Tour

Days 2
Destination 1
Experiences 9

Trip Summary

Family Vacation, Chinese Culture, Gourmet, At a Glance

For those who want a quick getaway from the bustling city of Shanghai, this two-day tour package, including a trip to the Great Wall, could be just the answer. Your 48-hour guided tour to Beijing will start with the city's signature dish, Peking duck, originally served exclusively to the imperial family. You'll spend the rest of the day visiting a few of Beijing's must-see attractions, including Tiananmen Square and the imposing halls and palaces of the Forbidden City.

Day two will begin with a trip to the gorgeous traditional gardens of the Summer Palace and Beijing's state-of-the-art Olympic venues, followed by a visit to the world-famous Great Wall. You will travel to the top of the Wall in a cable car, while taking in picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Feel free to hike at your own pace and when you're finished exploring, simply hop on the thrilling toboggan slide down to the bottom!

As always, our tours are customizable, so if you would like to make any changes to your itinerary, just let us know.

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Shanghai to Beijing in 48 Hours Map
  • Transfer to Shanghai Train Station – bullet train to Beijing, around 4.5 hours, 250-350 km/h
  • Lunch – Peking duck
  • Tiananmen Square – China's iconic public square
  • Forbidden City – explore the immense palace complex that was home to China's emperors for more than 400 years
  • Jingshan Park – a charming park with panoramic views of the Forbidden City
  • Overnight – Beijing

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to include, simply let your agent know
  • Prices vary according to your date of travel and any special requests you might have. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
  • For tour booking terms and conditions, please read our Terms of Service

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