Free Itinerary Design;
Quick reply in 0.5-23.5 Hours;
Worry-free & One-stop Service;
Trustworthy Tour Operator in China! Contact Us

8-Day Beijing, Shanghai & Shandong Discovery

Tour route: Beijing - Tai’an - Qufu - Shanghai

  • Tour code: ODY-CN-108
  • Tour Style: Affordable Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour).
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date.
Free Inquiry No booking fee!
  • Day by Day
  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Guides & Cars
  • Reviews(1786)
Day 1: Beijing, Arrival
When your flight lands at the Beijing airport, your local guide will welcome you and escort you to your hotel. If you want, spend the rest of the day doing a short exploration on your own.
Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

In the morning, head for Tiananmen Square, which is surrounded by traditional communist era massive buildings. Continue your tour to the Forbidden City, which used to be the emperor’s home for around 600 years. 

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then stroll through the hutongs. Here, you will also enjoy painting facial make-up of Peking Opera on a paper mask.

Day 3: Beijing, Temple of Heaven & Great Wall
Head to the Temple of Heaven to see or join the locals to do morning exercise, and then take a 1.5-hour drive to the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, including round-trip cable car). The panoramic views from the top will amaze you.
Day 4: Summer Palace, High-Speed Train to Tai'an
In the morning, escape from the busy city to the quiet Summer Palace, where you can enjoy a 15-minute boat ride on Kunming Lake. Followed by a pearl store and then head to the railway station for your high-speed train to Tai'an City. On arrival, be met and escorted to the hotel via a private transfer.
Day 5: Tai’an, Mount Tai
Today, you will visit the famous Dai Temple, the largest and most complete ancient building complex located on the foot of Mount Tai. Later, continue to Mount Tai to feel its historical and cultural significance, including Puzhao Temple and Bixia Temple. Before driving to the hotel, stand on the top of the mountain to immerse yourself in the wonderful landscape (cable car is available).
Day 6: Drive to Qufu, High-Speed Train to Shanghai

After breakfast, your guide will drive you to Qufu City, the hometown of Confucius. After arriving, the Family Kong’s Mansion is your first stop, which will show you the Confucian principle of order and hierarchy from the spatial distribution of these buildings. Later, pay a visit to the Temple of Confucius that was used to worship and offer sacrifice to Confucius. The Cemetery of Confucius is your last stop. Among these tombs, the original one was erected here in memory of Confucius on the bank of the Sishui River. After that, be transferred to the railway station for high-speed train to Shanghai.

Upon your arrival in Shanghai, your local guide will welcome you and escort you to your hotel for relax.

Day 7: Shanghai, City Highlights
In the morning, explore the metropolis of Shanghai from Yu Garden, one of the best combinations of ancient Chinese buildings and natural scenery. Outside the garden is a bustling market named Yuyuan Market. After visiting a silk workshop, you will ascend to the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center for a panoramic view of the city. Later, walk around the Former French Concession with beautiful French style villas, variety of cafes and antique stores. Finally, finish the tour with a relaxing stroll along the Bund.
Day 8: Shanghai, Departure
Today, you will enjoy some leisure time until your guide transfer you to the airport for your flight departing from Shanghai.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

There is no doubt that your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

Standard Tour ClassComfortable Tour ClassDeluxe Tour Class
BeijingDays Inn Forbidden City Beijing standar hotel star 1 Nanwanzi Bystreet Nanheyan Street,Dongcheng District, Beijing P.R China (100006) Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel comfortable hotel star 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China The Regent Beijing deluxe hotel star 99# Jinbao Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
ShanghaiGreenland Jiulong Hotel comfortable hotel star No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China The Bund Hotel comfortable hotel star 525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai China Marriott Shanghai City Centre deluxe hotel star 555 Xi Zang(Middle) Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China

We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel criteria for each tour class

Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class

It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

Standar Hotel

 

Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience. 
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Comfortable Hotel

 

Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Deluxe Hotel

Meals

Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.

A la carte lunch

When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.

Your own dinner choice

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.

When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.

Private Transportation

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

Reviews on: Beijing, Shanghai & Shandong Discovery

Rating 4.8 - 1,786 Reviews
Customer Rating
  • Excellent1743
  • Very good41
  • Average1
  • Poor0
  • Terrible0
Your selections:

1786 reviews sorted by date


Clients: Chr***n

Travel Consultant:
Reinself Wei
I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne
Rating: May 28th, 2017

Clients: Joe***d

Travel Consultant:
Wendy Wan
WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
Rating: May 28th, 2017

Clients: Luc***e

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You.
Rating: May 27th, 2017

Clients: Bri***r

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Tom Zhou
Tom Zhou has been putting together our itinerary for China and Hong Kong for next year and to date, I cannot fault anything he has done. His attention to detail and service has been excellent. Really looking forward to the trip that Tom has planned for us.
Rating: May 27th, 2017

Clients: Ali***r

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Leila Deng
We booked our 15 day personalised tour through Leila of China Odessey Tours. Found company on internet so was a little worried if the trip would be ok. Reviewed company on TripAdvisor and the like and seemed to have very good reviews. Our trip was awesome and the company was very obliging. Leila was great to deal with as where all guides and drivers. We highly recommend this company! Thankyou!
Rating: May 27th, 2017
( 1-5 of 1786 Reviews ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 358 Next
Free Inquiry No booking fee!

Tailoring your trip

Any part of this itinerary can be altered to fit your need, e.g. accommodation, add/skip city, tour length.

Start Tailoring Now Free & Easy

Tailor-made features

Your final trip plan will be 100% tailored to your needs, incl. itinerary, activities, hotel, meal plan etc.

Start Tailoring Now

Why Odyssey Tours

Reply within 24 hours
* Personalized trip proposal
* Price quotation
100% tailor-made trip
* Satisfaction guaranteed trip plan
* Flexible travel date
Enjoy tour in "My Style"
* Private guide & car
* 24/7 fully backed up
Traveler’s reviews about Odyssey Tours

Quick Question

Replied within 24 hours
Any requirements about your trip?
Adults(>11 years old):*
Children(2-11 years old):
Babies(< 2 years old):
Date of Arrival:
Full Name:
Email:*
Send Inquiry
Free travel guide & quotation within 24 hrs.
Inquiry sending, please wait
Connect with us
TO TOP