This vacation allows you to see two distinctly different cities in China and explore highlights that all visitors must experience!
Despite opening up its boundaries a great deal in recent years and welcoming increasing numbers of tourists ever deeper into its territory, for many people China remains one of the few remaining mystery destinations on the planet. The country is one of breathtaking diversity. The flat grasslands of the central northern plain, which stretches into Mongolia, contrast with the dusty expanse of the desert away to the west. In the south, dizzyingly steep peaks contain some of China's holiest sites, thousands of metres above sea level. Meanwhile the east coast is home to the country's great cities - modern metropolises such as Beijing and Shanghai...
Nowhere in the world are you likely to find a city with such a fascinating mix of ancient and modern as Beijing. The striking contrast between the lavish imperial palaces, the Communist era edifices and the modern havens to commercialism are at once inspiring and bewildering.
Indisputably China's most cosmopolitan city, Shanghai has been welcoming foreign visitors to its streets for centuries, infusing the metropolis with a unique history. Modern Shanghai has brand new high rises springing up everywhere you look - providing the city with a new focus. The past has not been forgotten, though: among the back streets, you'll still find traditional Chinese gardens and temples, just as they were centuries ago or just a few blocks away, the Bund with its Art Deco colonial buildings, evoking Shanghai's heyday.