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If your time in China is limited and you want to see more of China, take a day trip from Shanghai to Beijing by air! Embark on a plane from Shanghai to Beijing to explore the most iconic sights of Beijing – the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.
Begin your day in Beijing at the Forbidden City, the largest and best preserved group of ancient buildings in China. The Forbidden City served as the imperial palace and political center of government from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Inside, discover the 980 surviving buildings with a total of 8,707 rooms. The palace is an excellent example of traditional Chinese architecture, including elements such as enclosed courtyards and horizontal design.
Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch, then drive out to the Great Wall of China. This amazing feat of architecture stretches 5,500 miles (8,850 kilometers). You’ll visit the Great Wall at Badaling, built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and famous for its impressive scenery of the wall snaking off into the distance. As you ascend up the wall, you’ll see the hills undulating into the distance.
After you finish hiking the Great Wall, you'll be driven to Beijing International Airport for your return flight to Shanghai.
Entrance fees to Forbidden City and Great Wall of China
Round-trip airfare and airport taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please provide the full names shown on the passport and passport number in order to issue the air tickets
Forbidden City is closed on every Monday, and if your travel day is on Monday, you will be offered an alternative Beijing attraction option