11 Days Tibet
Travel To Beijing, Lhasa, Xi'an And Shanghai
Tour Code: Tibet_11
1. Tour Itinerary
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
+ 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.
Square: Tian'anmen was the
front gate of the Imperial Palace
during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
In front of the gate is the world's
largest open ground in the city
- the Tian'anmen Square.
City: Used to be the imperial
palace of the Ming (1368 - 1644)
and Qing (1616-1911) dynasties.
Palace: A magnificent imperial
garden, the largest ancient preserved
garden in China and a former summer
resort for emperors.
Duck Dinner: The most delicious
food Beijing has to offer.
Opera: The most influential
and representaive of all operas
in China and has a history of
about 200 years.
Take an excursion to the Great
Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the
appearance of the Bird's Nest
(Olympic National Stadium) at
Great Wall: The best preserved
part of the Ming dynasty (1368
- 1644) Great Wall.
Tombs: The mausoleums of 13
emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
The mausoleums have been perfectly
- Lhasa (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple of Heaven.
Transfer to the airport for flight
Pick up from Lhasa airport and
transfer to hotel.
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.
Tour to the Potala Palace, the
Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka
and visit a Tibetan family.
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
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.
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
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the
Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum
and visit the Barkhor Street.
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
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.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Transfer to the airport for flight
Pick up from airport then transfer
to hotel. visit the Ancient City
Wall. Enjoy the local speciality
Dumpling dinner this evening.
Ancient City Wall: The first
landmark visitors will encounter
in Xi'an is the ancient city wall,
which stretches round the old
city. The northern side runs parallel
to the railway. Xi'an was originally
a walled city, and even today
the wall is considered a landmark
dividing the city into the inner
part and the outer part. The city
wall is massive - tall, long and
thick. The South Gate and North
Gate are the two main entrances
to the inner city. The city itself
is neatly arranged along the city
A traditional and popular food
looks like shoe-shaped gold and
silver ingots so when people eat
it during festivals they really
hope it could bring fortune and
good luck to them, and this, of
course, is their best wishes.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Terracotta Warriors
Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
and the Forest of Stone Steles
Museum. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty
Dinner Show this evening.
Warriors Museum: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with its 40 meters high tumulus, was built in the third century B.C. for Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). In 1974 a huge pit with numerous Qin pottery figures was discovered to the east of the mausoleum. The unearthed clay warriors and horses are huge and life-like and provide valuable data for the study of the military weaponry and sculpture of the time. The excavation of this incredibly rich find is a continuing process and visitors can actually see the archaeologists at work revealing more and more of these remarkable statues. Nothing comparable to it has ever been uncovered in China before.
Wild Goose Pagoda: This pagoda is on the grounds of the DaCiEn Temple. It was built in 652 A.D. Xuan Zhuang, the famous master monk of the Tang Dynasty, here translated Buddhist texts that he had brought back from India. The pagoda, as it stands today has seven stones and is 64 meters high. Spiraling staircases lead to the top where one is rewarded with a good view of Xi'an and the surrounding area.
of Stone Steles Museum: Collections
here are also of high value for
exploring Chinese calligraphy
history. Here stand the many tablets
engraved with works of many outstanding
calligraphers through ages.
Dynasty Dinner Show: Tang
dynasty Dinner Show is a performance
of Chang'an music and dances that
was originated in the Tang dynasty
of Chinese history over a thousand
years ago. It is performed by
the Tang dynasty Song & Dance
Troupe, a branch of the Shaanxi
Provincial Song & Dance Troupe.
The musicians present the music
with the Tang-dynasty-style musical
instruments and the dancers wear
a Tang dynasty-style robe with
long white silk sleeves. Accompanied
with dinner, you will enjoy a
national art that reflects the
glory and richness of the Tang
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History
Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer
to the airport for flight to Shanghai.
Our guide will meet you at Shanghai
airport and transfer to the hotel.
Visit the Bund that is a great
street for a stroll.
Provincial History Museum:
The museum, with a floor space of over 4,000 square meters, was opened in 1952. There are more than two thousand ancient artifacts on display. They are divided into three sections: Forest of Steles (the oldest and richest collection of such stone tablets in China), Gallery of Stone Sculpture, and Historical Relics.
Mosque: The Great Mosque is
the famous Islamic mosque in China-Xian.
It is one of the oldest, largest
and best-preserved Islamic mosques
in China. The design of The Great
Mosque is of mixed architecture
- traditional Muslim and Chinese
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.
+ 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.
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.
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.
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".
Transfer to the airport for your
departure, end of service.
2. Hotel Accommodation
3. Tour Price
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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
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
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
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.
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
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
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
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
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