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9 Days Tibet Travel To Beijing, Lhasa And Shanghai

Destinations: Beijing, Lhasa, Shanghai
Tour Code: Tibet_10
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your Hotel. Our guide will greet you at the airport outside the luggage claim area, holding a sign with your name on it.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner and the Peking Opera in the evening.

Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen was the front gate of Forbidden City - the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Measuring 880 meters in length and 500 meters in width, Tian'anmen Square is located in the center of Beijing; military parade takes place here on China's National Day.
Forbidden City: Also known as the Imperial Palace, it was the ruling center and living residence of 24 emperors in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The Forbidden City is situated right in the center of Beijing, covers an area of 740,000 square meters, and has 9999.5 rooms.
Summer Palace: A magnificent imperial garden, the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer resort for emperors.
Beijing Duck Dinner: The most delicious food Beijing has to offer.
Peking Opera: The most influential and representaive of all operas in China and has a history of about 200 years.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Badaling Great Wall: The best preserved part of the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644) Great Wall.
Ming Tombs: The mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved.
Day 04 Beijing - Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa. Pick up from Lhasa airport and transfer to hotel.

Temple of Heaven: An outstanding representative of Chinese traditional architecture for its clever design and harmoneous colors. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the emperor came to pray and thank gods for the harvests every year.
Day 05 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit a Tibetan family.

Potala Palace: At an elevation of more than 3,700m, the Potala occupies an area of more than 360,000m. Its 13-story main portion rises 117m. The whole complex, consisting of halls, stupa-tomb halls (where the relics of the supreme lamas are preserved), shrines, prayer rooms, monks' dormitories and courtyards, is recognized as the world's highest and largest castle palace.

Sera Monastery: Located at the southern slope of the Serawoze Mountain in the northern suburb of Lhasa, the monastery covers an area that was once strewn with wild roses called Sewa. It was built by Sagya Yeshes (1354-1435, who was given the title of the Great Mercy Prince of Dharma during the Ming Dynasty), one of the eight disciples of Zongkapa, founder of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1419. In 1982, the monastery was put under national protection.
Norbulingka: Norbulingka, meaning "treasure park" in the Tibetan language, is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, which served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s until the late 1950s.
Day 06 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.

Jokhang Temple: Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. Some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple. Pilgrims fuel myriad of flickering butter lamps with yak butter, or honor their deities with white scarves (Kha-btags or Hada) while murmuring sacred mantras to show their pieties to the Buddha.
Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery is actually a collection of Buddhist chapels and colleges located about 8km west of Lhasa. The word Drepung can be literally translated as "rice pile", a name whose meaning becomes clear when you see the white-walled buildings scattered along the hill. Originally founded in 1416, the monastery in its heyday was home to 10,000 monks (around 1600). In 1530, the second Dalai Lama built his palace here, known as the Ganden Palace, which was used until the fifth Dalai Lama built the Potala.
Tibet Museum: The Tibet Museum was officially inaugurated in October of 1999, with a permanent collection that celebrates the History of Tibetan Culture. The design of the exhibit uses traditional Tibetan architecture such as Tibetan doors, beam-decoration, patterns and so on, in order to create the atmosphere of authentic Tibetan art

Barkhor Street: Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan people are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, this street is also a must-see place for the tourists.
Day 07 Lhasa - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai via Chengdu. You will connect the flight at Chengdu airport by yourselves. Our guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Bund that is a great street for a stroll.

The Bund: The Bund is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai's outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937.
Day 08 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Enjoy the Portman Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Shanghai Museum: Shanghai Museum is a treasure house of Chinese cultural essence with a rich collection of 120,000 valuable antique items. Shanghai Museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes (bells, knives, axeheads, chariot ornaments), ceramics, Chinese calligraphy and traditional paintings.
Yu Yuan Garden: This small park is located in the heart of Shanghai's old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559, in the Suzhou style by a high official in honor of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries.
Former French Concession: The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Today, the area's central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East".
Day 09 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing JiangXi Grand Hotel
People's Palace Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Lhasa Xin Ding Hotel
Yuanfeng Hotel
Xiangbala Hotel
Shanghai New Century Hotel
Jinhui Hotel
Classical Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below, we will quote LATEST FAVORABLE PRICE for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are childre, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested in (each tour has a code like: CNT_18, you can find the code of a tour at the top of the page where the tour is);
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
6. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from above tour, please let us know your requests.

 

4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.

 

5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

 
 
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