8 Days Modern China Architectural Marvel Tour

Beijing, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-15

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 1100

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Tour Feature

  Show some of the imaginative new big things in the two frontier cities: Beijing and Shanghai
  Sketch a modern China founded on profound culture by visiting the featured modern buildings
  The tour is suitable for those tourists who are interested in architecture and buildings
 

What to Expect

8 Days Modern China Architectural Marvel Tour

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, National Grand Theater of China, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Badaling Great Wall, Commune by the Great Wall, Olympic Park (Bird Nest, Water Cube, National Indoor Stadium)
04 Beijing Grand MOMA, 798 Art Factory, CCTV New Tower, China World Trade Center Tower 3, Beijing CBD
05 Beijing Shanghai Transfer services in Beijing and Shanghai
06 Shanghai 2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilions, Shanghai rban Planning Exhibition, The Bund, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Lujiazui District
07 Shanghai Donghai Bridge, Yangshan Deep-water Port, Dishui Lake
08 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, National Grand Theater of China, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven
 

[09:00-09:30] Enjoy your leisure time and have buffet breakfast in hotel. Meet at the hotel lobby.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. And then, an exterior tour to the National Grand Theater of China. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, offering the local Chinese food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.


National Grand Theatre Beijing
National Grand Theatre Beijing
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Commune by the Great Wall, Olympic Park (Bird Nest, Water Cube, National Indoor Stadium)
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Badaling Great Wall, which section is the most representative part of the Great Wall of China, as well as the most visited section. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Commune by the Great Wall, a modern architecture that designed by 12 elite Asian architects.
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Badaling Great Wall China
Bird Nest
 

Day 4Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Grand MOMA, 798 Art Factory, CCTV New Tower, China World Trade Center Tower 3, Beijing CBD
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to have a glimpse of this modern city
[09:30-12:30] Drive to enjoy a creative day by visiting  798 Creative Factory and Grand MOMA, famous for its magnificent structure, was the unique residential building ranking into the 2007 American TIME magazine The 10 Best (New & Upcoming) Architectural Marvels list.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant, enjoy the authentic Chinese food.
[13:30-16:30] Visit  CCTV Headquarter, outstanding for its brand-new appearance. And around the sunset time, take your photographic tools to take an amazing picture of China World Trade Center Tower 3 and Beijing CBD night scenery, which will let you see the most prosperous area in this city.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, pack your luggage for next morning’s check-out. Free at leisure at night.


CCTV New Tower
CCTV Headquarter Building 
 

Day 5Beijing Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel  ★★★★

Feel free at leisure in this morning and wait to be transferred to the airport for a flight to Shanghai. On arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport and then, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View
 

Day 6Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: 2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilions, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, The Bund, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Lujiazui District
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Shanghai modern tour begins from a visit to  2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilions. After that, drive you to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, where you may have a more comprehensive view of the development of this fashion city.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant, enjoy the local Shanghai food.
[13:30-16:30] Enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund for the gallery of world architectures. Taking sunset pictures along the Huangpu River and enjoy the Lujiazui district night scenery from the Shanghai World Financial Centerr.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night acrobatic show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.


Shanghai World Financial Center
2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilions
 

Day 7Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel
Sightseeing: Donghai Bridge, Yangshan Deep-water Port, Dishui Lake
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start a trip to explore Yangshan Deep-water Port.
[09:30-12:30] After about 1.5 hours driving, we will firstly arrive to the Donghai Bridge - the first sea-crossing bridge in the China. Keep driving for about 30 minutes, then get to the highlight of this day - Yangshan Deep-water Port. From now, we will have a short hiking trip in the Yangshan scenic area including Shilong Part, Dazhitou Part, and Xiaoyanjiao Part. With about 1 hour sightseeing, get to the peak of the hill in the scenic area and have a grand view of the Donghai Bridge and Yangshan Deep-water Port.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local restaurant
[14:00-17:00] Drive to Dishui Lake which is the representative project located in the Shanghai New City area. Drive back to your hotel.


Donghai Bridge
Donghai Bridge
 

Day 8 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are
interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Pick up from hotel and morning visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world. And then, an exterior tour to the National Grand Theater of China.today’s highlight: Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park for a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
After Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market before back to hotel.

National Grand Theatre Beijing
National Grand Theatre Beijing
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Hotel pick up and drive to Badaling Great Wall, the most representative part of the Great Wall of China, as well as the most visited section. Have lunch at Commune by the Great Wall, a modern architecture that designed by 12 elite Asian architects. In the later afternoon, drive back to Beijing city. Enroute Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.

Badaling Great Wall China
Bird Nest
 

Day 4Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

After breakfast, drive to enjoy a creative day by visiting  798 Creative Factory and Grand MOMA, famous for its magnificent structure, the unique residential building ranking into the 2007 American TIME magazine The 10 Best (New & Upcoming) Architectural Marvels list. In the afternoon, Visit  CCTV Headquarter, outstanding for its brand-new appearance. And around the sunset time, take your photographic tools to take an amazing picture of China World Trade Center Tower 3 and Beijing CBD night scenery, which will let you see the most prosperous area in this city.

CCTV New Tower
CCTV Headquarter Building 
 

Day 5Beijing Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel  ★★★★

Feel free at leisure in this morning and wait to be transferred to the airport for a flight to Shanghai. On arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport and then, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View
 

Day 6Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

With the hotel pick up, start Shanghai modern tour from a visit to 2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilions. After that, drive you to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, where you may have a more comprehensive view of the development of this fashion city. Enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund for the gallery of world architectures in the rest of the day. Taking sunset pictures along the Huangpu River and enjoy the Lujiazui district night scenery from the Shanghai World Financial Centerr.

Shanghai World Financial Center
2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilions
 

Day 7Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel

After about 1.5 hours driving, we will firstly arrive to the Donghai Bridge - the first sea-crossing bridge in the China. Keep driving for about 30 minutes, then get to the highlight of this day - Yangshan Deep-water Port. From now, we will have a short hiking trip in the Yangshan scenic area including Shilong Part, Dazhitou Part, and Xiaoyanjiao Part. Then Drive to Dishui Lake which is the representative project located in the Shanghai New City area. Drive back to your hotel.

Donghai Bridge
Donghai Bridge
 

Day 8 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are
interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax $1213 $1269
6 ~ 9 pax $1102 $1100

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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