10 Musts For When you Have Guests in Town

The weather's warming up and summer is approaching which means one thing...
visits from friends and family!
And as well as showing off your AMAZING Chinese skills (cuz everyone sounds fluent to the folks back home) we've put together a list of top spots in Shanghai and Beijing that'll keep your guests busy with culture and touristy fun for dayzzzzz.

The top 10 things you MUST do while in Beijing and Shanghai:

1. Great Wall and Summer Palace Excursion
The Great Wall is 21,916.18 kilometers of ancient Chinese architecture just waiting to be added to your step count (and selfie library). Plus, you can’t visit Beijing without seeing the Summer Palace…

Central Beijing
From ¥980
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2. Shanghai Tower: Top of Shanghai Observatory
How about a view of Shanghai from 632m high? Head up the 127 floors of China’s largest, and world’s second largest, building for a view you won’t get anywhere else in the world. And in case you can't tell where it is -- we've pointed it out for you, cuz we're nice like that.

501 Yincheng Rd. Shanghai
Ongoing
¥170
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3. Forbidden City Tour
Get an inside look at Imperial Beijing with some context, featuring award-winning guide services. Can’t say you’ve been to Beijing without visiting the forbidden city.

Dongcheng, Beijing
Ongoing
From ¥260
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4. Former French Concession Tour
Find out why a huge part of central Shanghai looks strikingly European, and see Shanghai’s famous shikumen homes – a true integration of traditional China and Western culture!

Xuhui, Shanghai
Ongoing
From ¥190
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5. Hutong Adventure Tour
See real Beijing life as it happens and get a history lesson in the city's hutongs. Learn all about Feng Shui and where residents went after millions of people flocked to the capital.

Dongcheng, Beijing
Ongoing
From ¥120
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6. Ancient Shanghai Tour
Shanghai obviously wasn’t always such a bright, shiny maze of (mostly) beautiful buildings. Find out what was going on well before the city became a concrete jungle by getting your fill of lovely temples and gardens.

Huangpu, Shanghai
Ongoing
From ¥260
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7. Old Beijing Dinner
One, if not THE best way to experience a place is by eating the local food. That's just a fact. This dinner provides a genuine Beijing dining experience within a local hutong. Do something a little different...plus there’s plenty of booze! YUMMY!

Dongcheng, Beijing
Ongoing
From ¥220
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8. Shanghai Disneyland
Come on, it’s Disney, it’s gonna be hella fun! A perfect way to spend a day with the family in between explorations of the city. Plus, Toy Story Land is opening up REAL soon! There's also Disney Town which boasts a Cheesecake Factory as well as loads of other great places to chow down, and a ton of shops if you fancy splashing some cash!

Disneyland Shanghai
Ongoing
From ¥270
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9. Camping on the Great Wall
It’s one thing to take some nice pictures to show that you’ve stood on the Great Wall, but why not sleep on it? Meet some new people, hike, and see parts of the wall that so many miss.

Beijing
May 25
From ¥1399
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10. China Bucket List: Shanghai to Beijing
If you’re a bit short on time, then this might be your best bet. Cram highlights of both cities (and others in between) on this fab tour!

Starts in Shanghai & ends in Beijing
Weekly departures (depending on availability)
From ¥7999
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