Beijing in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air - Great Wall & Forbidden City


Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and venture to the airport to board your flight to Beijing. Relax during the short plane journey then greet your knowledgeable guide on arrival in Beijing. Set out on your enlightening exploration of the city immediately, heading first to the mystery-shrouded Forbidden City. Marvel at some of China’s best preserved ancient buildings and hear of the complex’s prosperous yet turbulent past, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty.  Revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch then board a comfortable vehicle to drive to the Great Wall of China, an ancient architectural feat cradled by rolling hills. Gasp as you see stonewalls stretch over 5,500 miles (8,850 kilometers) and admire the impressive scenery that surrounds the serpentine structure.  After your invigorating hike around one of the world’s wonders, return to Beijing International Airport and board your plane back to Shanghai. Return to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle with incredible memories of your day in Beijing.

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14 hours
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Why take this tour?

If you’re spending time in Shanghai, take a day trip to Beijing by air to make your visit to China complete. While you’re in China’s ancient capital, visit the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, two of Beijing’s most famous landmarks, as well as the shopping souvenirs chance. Note: Forbidden City is closed on every Monday, and if your travel day is on Monday, you will be offered an alternative Beijing attraction option like Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, etc.

What’s included?

  • Round-trip airfare and airport taxes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Lunch

  • Round way airport transfer services

  • Admission tickets

  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall at Badaling

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Before you book

  • Duration: 14h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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Shanghai is a frenetic, picturesque port city, home to both traditional silk weavers and cutting-edge fashionistas. Get a taste of both ancient and contemporary sides of the city on this comprehensive full-day guided tour, which covers more than 5,000 years of Chinese history, from Ming-era temples to sleek new waterfront towers. The tour is the perfect primer for first-time visitors to Shanghai, or anyone traveling on limited time.

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