Beijing to Shanghai 9-day Trip

China is nothing short of a travelers paradise.

This China trip has it all - both ancient and modern historical sites, a sleepy rural retreat, and lavish self-indulgence, this trip has it all! Experience nightlife and fascinating colonial past in Shanghai, learn some Mandarin, camp on the Wall and witness the sunrise from there, wander in the bamboo forests, and have a blast in the Karaoke club!

Highlights (TL/DR):

China is a vast behemoth of a country and it can be tricky to travel in due to its size, the language barrier and the amount of organization required. This Trip does the hard part for you by organizing all the accommodation, transport and activities. Our China tours go much further than pure logistics though, with our awesome guides giving you a taste of off the beaten track places and genuine cultural experiences. Plus there are lots of chances to socialize too. With most travelers here aged between 18 and 35, with an average age of about 24, slightly more of whom are female. We do have older travelers though, with 40, 50 and even 60-somethings on board – often the most popular members of the group!

Beijing to Shanghai 9-day Trip - Tour itinerary - Days

Day 1 - 4: Beijing
Beijing Meet your group and Adventure leader at Leo Hostel. Join them for the mandarin Lesson. It’s time for the Mandarin Challenge! Use your freshly learned Mandarin to complete challenges around Beijing’s ancient streets and alleyways. The winning team earns a prize. Mandatory meal at a local farm to obtain permission to access the locals only sections of the unrestored Great Wall Unmissable Attraction – Hike on totally unrestored sections of the Wall before setting up camp on a deserted section of the wall to watch the sunset on one of the Wonders of the World (Please note, due to cold weather before end of April and after September, we stay in a guest house near the Wall instead of camping, but still return to the Wall to watch sunrise in the morning) Unmissable Attraction – Sunrise on the Wall Return to Beijing Optional: Visit the Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium designed by one of the most controversial figures in modern China Optional:A stunning Chinese Acrobatics Performance performed by young talents recruited from around China Enjoyed exclusively by royalty in ancient times, taste Beijing’s signature dish Peking Roast Duck Optional: Take a walk through the globally recognized, Tiananmen Square Optional: Visit the Forbidden City. The largest palatial complex in the world, the grounds boast 980 buildings, and a history of housing 24 different Chinese royalty Optional: Go to Jingshan park for a bird’s eye view of the three palaces: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square. Test your bargaining skills in the Fake Goods Market! Push your taste buds to the limit at the WangFuJing night market where you can sample most foods you’ve never tried, like scorpion, dog, cat, bugs and more Optional: Go to the Temple of Heaven, the largest complex dedicated to heaven worship in the world and where ancient sacrifices were made to bring bountiful harvests Board night train to Hangzhou


Hangzhou and Moganshan
Day 5 - 6 : Hangzhou and Moganshan

Hangzhou & Moganshan: After breakfast the group will take a minivan from Hangzhou railway station to Moganshan, famed for it’s bamboo forests Optional: Hike to Moganshan Peak Dinner Have breakfast then check-out, but you can leave your bags at the hostel Unmissable Activity: Bike Trek Lunch at the hostel Travel to Hangzhou East Train Station to take your bullet train to Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai and transfer via metro to your hostel Optional: Set off for the Shanghai Drunken Dragon Pub Crawl – a big favourite with our fun-loving travellers!

Day 7 - 9 : Shanghai

Shanghai Optional: Take the bus to ZhuJiaJiao Water Town, a Chinese equivalent to the Italian Venice Take the bus back to Shanghai Enjoy the night Chinese-style by going out for some Karaoke at KTV Optional: Walk to the Yu Gardens and back a bustling historical site of a former dignitaries lavish family quarters Optional: See People’s Square, before heading on to the World’s busiest shopping street, Nanjing Road. Afterwards, go for a walk along the bund, a hub of global architecture. To finish off, head to the top floor of a skyscraper to enjoy some champagne whilst sitting in a hot tub. Stroll through the former French Concession to hear a little bit about Shanghai’s international history, visit a secretive propaganda history museum, take in the sights of the ultra modern Shanghai financial district, take a local ferry cross the famous Huangpu river from east to the west of The Bund and finish off the afternoon by visiting TianZiFang a local artisan’s lane that blends the chique and traditional

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Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide) Scenic Tour / Sightseeing

Available Extras

Accommodation is not provided the night before Day 1 of your trip or for the night of the last day of your trip Flights to and from China Aside from the many free un-missable activities The Dragon Trip offers you, we also offer some extra activities which are great value for money, safe and fun. Food and Drink – Eating and drinking is incredibly cheap in China, but even so, the Dragon Trip still gives you access to a great range of discounts on food and drinks in the liveliest bars in town. Any train/bus tickets for journeys made after the trip- we provide a booking service at a cost of 30 RMB per ticket booked, on top of the price of the ticket. Any hostels for after your trip has ended- we recommend that you use Hostel World for booking hostels. We can book hostels for you, however we will charge a service fee of 150 RMB. Please bring details of your travel insurance along with you to the meeting. In the event of an accident, we may need contact your insurance company on your behalf, so we will need the insurance company’s name and phone number and your policy number.
Get a taste of China as you travel between two of its biggest cities. With an incomparable mix of both ancient and modern historical sites, a sleepy rural retreat, and lavish self-indulgence, this trip has it all. In less than 10 days, see more of China than you thought possible.