Beijing and Shanghai by Bike and on Foot

July 2, 2012 by

Suggested Itineraries, Things To Do, Tours & Activities, Travel Tips

Temple at Yuyuan Garden

Temple at Yuyuan Garden

China’s great cities are so massive and imposing that it can be somewhat daunting to tackle them on your own as a newcomer. Private tours offer a great opportunity to get to know these destinations on a more intimate level. The following are a few examples of some of the better itineraries that are currently available.

Strolling Shanghai
Among the many activities that private tours in Shanghai offer are combinations of cruises along the Huangpu River, the pleasantness and advanced aesthetic of strolling through the Yuyuan Garden, and various other entertainments such as acrobatics shows, a visit to the silk museum and a sampling of local libations.

Beijing by Bike
There are few better ways to explore the most populous city in the world’s most populous country than by bicycle. There are a number of guided tours that lead peddlers around Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, and around the edges of Shichahai Lake.  As you ride through the city, you’ll learn countless facts and bits of historical information. For a unique look at top attractions you can hop on a private Beijing bike tour at night!

Culture, Confucius, and Cuisine
There are many noteworthy statues of the Buddha around Beijing, and many, many interesting side streets, distinctive districts, bars, boutiques and intriguing alleyways. A knowledgeable tour guide is indispensable for any first time visitor hoping to tap into China’s capital city. You can experience the city the way locals do with a private cultural tour of Beijing. You’ll learn more in an afternoon than you would in a week of undirected wandering. Note: Most of the aforementioned tours include stopovers at some of the city’s better eateries.

- John Reality

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