Metropolitan China

Day 1: Arrive Beijing
Your international flight arrives in Beijing today. Our guide will pick you up outside the Arrival Hall of the airport, for your transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 2:City tour of Beijing
Breakfast. First our guide will accompany you to stroll across the world’s grandest city central square, Tiananmen Square. With a history of more than 500 years, the square has witnessed many historical events and significant celebrations, such as the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the dignified military parade on National Day. Then you will enter the Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex, from its south gate. It is said that the palace has 9,999.5 rooms where the emperors and his family had once worked and lived. Lunch is on your own expense, but our guide will give you some good suggestions if you need. You will explore the Summer Palace in the afternoon. Once used as a luxurious royal garden by the Qing royalty, the delicate scenery and ingenious layout inside earned it great fame from both home and aboard.

Day 3: Great Wall of China
Breakfast.This morning we will take you to one of the world’s greatest man-made projects, the Great Wall at Badaling section. Initially set up as a fortification more than 2,000 years ago, the Great Wall is an amazing product of diligence and intelligence of ancient Chinese people. On the way back to downtown, we will drive by the Bird’s Nest (Olympic National Stadium), where the 29th Beijing Olympic Games were held. You can take some photos of its external features. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to explore the Temple of Heaven. Once a site where the emperors offered sacrifices to the heaven, it is even larger than the Forbidden City. Its main buildings progressing from south to north are the Circular Mound Altar, the Imperial Vault of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest.
Later, proceed to airport for flight to Xian.

Day4:Beijing -Shanghai
Breakfast.Transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive and transfer to hotel.

Day 5:Shanghai
Breakfast. Today we will visit the Shanghai Museum that exhibits both ancient historical relics and modern artworks of the country, it is definitely worthy of your visit. Then  proceed to the Yuyuan Gardens. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in the garden all have unique Chinese gardening characteristics. There are many restaurants in its nearby streets, so you can have your lunch there with various choices. Afterwards, it may be best for you to walk to the Bund area, which is no more than 1000 meters away. If you are interested, you can also take the Huangpu River cruise at the Bund wharf to appreciate the two representative profiles of the city along two sides of the river. It helps you understand the past, see the present and look into the future of this modern city.
Evening visit the famous Nanjing Road in the neighborhood. Built in the colonial period in the 19th century, Nanjing Road has nowadays become one of the most famous shopping centers in the city as well as a popular destination. The well-known stores from home and abroad make it no less prosperous than any other famous business streets in the world.

Day 6:Shanghai – India
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight back home.