lhasa Potala Palace
lhasa Potala Palace

Our 12 days tour will take you to visit the historical city Beijing and Xian, then take flight to the Tibetan Plateau to explore this mysterious land and the people living there. After that you will fly east to witness the fast development of China in metropolitan city Shanghai.

Tour Code: CCT03
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shanghai
Departure: Daily
Duration: 12 days
Language: English
Price: from $2870 per person for 4 star hotel
The above per person price is based on a party of two booking.

Details (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Badaling Great Wall

Day 1 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing Capital Airport, you will be met & transferred by our English-speaking guide to your hotel in the city. Free time to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2 Beijing B.L.D
In the morning drive to Great Wall at Mutianyu section, which is about 70 km northeast of central Beijing. It is less crowded and features well-preserved fortifications systems and offers gorgeous mountain views. Then you will make a visit to the Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried at box canyon.Then drive back to the city, Enjoy Peking Roasted Duck dinner in the evening.

Day 3 Beijing B.L
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Then drive to the city center to visit the grand Tiananmen Square, and then walk north to visit the Forbidden City, within the red walls of the palace 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled the whole country for nearly 500 years. Have lunch at local Chinese restaurant.  Then  you will visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest extant sacrificial temple in China.

Hutong Tour

Day 4 Beijing B.L
Buffet breakfast at hotel, then explore old town of Beijing – visiting Hutong by rickshaw,we will take you to go through the narrow alleys formed by traditional courtyards and offer you a glimpse of life as it has been for generations. In the afternoon visit the the Summer Place, this luxurious royal garden was establisehd early in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors of the Qing Dynasty.

Day 5 Beijing – Xian by flight B.L
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Xian, the imperial capital for ten ancient imperial dynasties. Upon arrival meet and transfer to the city. Have lunch at a at local restaurant followed by visit to Shaanxi Historical Museum and Ancient City Wall. Enjoy local specialty dumpling dinner at a dumpling restaurant.

Day 6 Xian B.L
Today you will have a full day trip to world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where an entire army of life-size terracotta  warriors and horses and chariots, buried for more than 2,000 years ago. Then get back to the city to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Grand Mosque. You can choose the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show as optional in the evening.

Terra cotta Warriors in Xian

Day 7 Xian – Lhasa B.L
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa. Meet and transfer to hotel in Lhasa city. Free at leisure to adjust yourself to high altitude.

Day 8 Lhasa B.L
Full day trip to Potala Palace, it was established in the 7th century by the king Songtsen Gampo in order to marry Tang Dynasty Princess Wencheng.  Continue to visit Jokhang Temple, the holiest place in Tibetan Buddhism, which is the final sacred site for Tibetan pilgrims. You will also walk along the Barkhor Street, a  old circular street surrounding the Jokhang Temple.

Day 9 Lhasa B.L
Visit the Drepung Monastery, Situated on the western suburb of Lhasa city, Drepung Monastery is the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.Then spend some time in Sera Monastery,
which is famous for the “Monk Debates” on the philosophy of Buddhism.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Day 10 Lhasa –Shanghai B.L
After breakfast, transfer to airport and take flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel in the city. After lunch walk around the Bund and Nanjing Road.

Day 11 Shanghai B.L
After breakfast, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the temple is famous for its two magnificent white jade Burmese Buddha statues. Then visit the Yu Garden and walk around the Yuyuan Bazaar surrounding it. In the afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum where you will find a large collection of ancient Chinese art. Enjoy renowned Shanghai Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Day 12 Shanghai Departure B
Free time until transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination. End of the tour.

Service included
A. Hotels (twin share basis) with breakfast included
B. Domestic flight or train tickets as listed in the itinerary.
C. Private car or van with driver
D. English speaking tour guide
E. Entrance fees
F. Meals as listed in the itinerary.
G. Tibet Travel Permit

Service excluded
A. International flights.
B. Tips to guides and drivers.

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