Beijing to Shanghai Group Adventure 11D/10N

Experience different sides of China as you travel from Beijing to Shanghai.

Explore bustling cities, spend a night camping at the Great Wall, take Mandarin lessons, try the local cuisine, visit historical sights, and much more!

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • See the highlights of Shanghai and Beijing
  • Explore Hangzhou
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Tour Information


  • - 10 nights in shared accommodation
  • - All transportation as per itinerary
  • - Great Wall of China hike and sunset experience
  • - English speaking tour guides
  • - Handy extras and accessories


Every Friday


Day 1: Beijing, China

Welcome to Beijing!

Check-in at your accommodation.

Depending on the time of your arrival, enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city or just get a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Beijing, China

Meet you adventure guide for a pre-departure briefing and join an optional Mandarin lesson.

Relax for a bit before taking the bus to the Great Wall!

Have lunch at a local farm to obtain permission to access the locals only sections of the unrestored Great Wall.

Once you arrive, hike along the Great Wall of China and pitch up your tent for a night camping.

Enjoy another Mandarin lesson.

Note: due to cold weather before the end of April and after September, you will stay in a nearby guest house

Day 3: Beijing, China

Wake up for an unforgettable sunrise on the Great Wall and return to Beijing to visit some of its highlights. Some of the optional activities you can do are taking a walk through Tiananmen Square, visiting the Forbidden City, and going to Jingshan park, to enjoy great views of the city.

At night, you can attend a Chinese Acrobatics Performance and try the Peking Roast Duck, the city’s signature dish (not included).

Day 4: Beijing ,China

Enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own.

You can go visit the fake goods markets and the beautiful Temple of Heaven.

During the afternoon, explore the Nanluo district, known for its traditional courtyards. Visit its bars, cafes, and handicrafts shops.

Day 5: Beijing-Hangzhou, China

Today you have another free day to explore Beijing on your own.

You can go to the Summer Palace, the 798 Arts District or any other attraction of the city.

At night, board the train to Hangzhou (around 14 hours).

Day 6: Hangzhou, China

Arrive in the city and transfer to your accommodation.

Have a late breakfast, and head to the West Lake for a boat tour to one of the islands.

Check into your hostel and enjoy a couple of free hours to rest or explore sights such as the National Tea Museum or the Hangzhou Silk Museum.

In the afternoon hike up to the Jiuyao Mountain to see a breath-taking sunset.

Day 7: Hangzhou - Shanghai, China

Start the day with a hike to Nine Creeks area, meandering through Misty Woods.

Return to your hostel to refresh and check-out.

Have lunch and transfer to the train station to catch the bullet train to Shanghai.

Arrive in Shanghai three hours later and take the metro to get to your hostel.

Enjoy the rest of the evening on your own.

Day 8: Shanghai, China

Today you have a free day to explore the city.

You can visit the city’s sights, museums, markets, theme parks, and more

Day 9: Shanghai, China

Take an optional Mandarin lesson in the morning, held by professional teachers from Mandarin Garden Language School.

Spend the rest of the day visiting places like the Yu Gardens, People’s Square, West Nanjing Road, and the Bund.

You can also join the Shanghai Drunken Panda Pub Crawl!

Day 10: Shanghai, China

Today you can explore the former French Concession, visit a propaganda museum, go shopping at TianZiFang (a local artisan’s lane), and see the modern Financial District.

Day 11: Shanghai, China

Check-out from your accommodation, and say goodbye to your new friends!

We wish you good luck on your onward travels!