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11 Days China Tibet Inspiring Tour: Beijing, Lhasa, Xi'an, Shanghai

Destinations: Beijing, Lhasa , Xi'an, Shanghai
Tour Code: TPT_07
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival
On arrival at Beijing airport or railway station, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure or explore the nightlife of Beijing on your own.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning, visit Tiananmen Square and then explore the Forbidden City which was the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. This afternoon we will discover the exquisite Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner.
Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera, or Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.


Tiananmen Square: Situated in the heart of Beijing, the square stretches 880 meters from north to south and 500 meters from east to west. Tian'anmen is the entrance gate to the Forbidden City and was built in 1417. On October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong, proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China on the Tian'anmen Gate Tower.
Forbidden City: For almost 500 years, this imperial palace served as the home of 24 Emperors and the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese imperial government. The construction of the Forbidden City took 14 years and was finished in 1420. UNESCO listed it as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
Summer Palace: The largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden in China. Mainly dominated by Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, the Summer Palace covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers. There are more than 100 traditional architecture in the park; they include pagodas, temples, pavilions, waterside gazebos, halls, palaces, marble boat and stone bridges.
Beijing Duck Dinner: Beijing Roasted Duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing. The duck is hung in the oven and roasted by flame burning from fruit-wood. The finished duck is characteristic with crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
Peking Opera: Beijing Opera is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are full of Chinese cultural facts.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall, escape from the crowds and enjoy a leisure walk on the wall. After lunch, visit the Ming Tombs.

Mutianyu Great Wall: With has a history of more than 2,300 years, the Great Wall is one of the most extensive construction projects ever completed. Stretching 21,196 kilometers, this ancient defensive architecture winds up and down across mountains, deserts, grasslands and plateaus. The best-known and best-preserved section of the Great Wall was built in the 14-17th centuries A.D.. Mutianyu section is famous for its breath-taking scenery and is less crowded than the Badaling section.
Ming Tombs: The majestic mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Ming Tombs offers insight into imperial Ming Dynasty life, including stone thrones, tablet archway, Stone Figures, animal sculptures, ornamental columns and other evidence of Chinese culture and traditions. At present, only the Spirit Way, Dingling Tomb, Changling Tomb and Zhaoling Tomb are open for viewing.
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 example of China's ancient architectural art and the architectural structure for worshipping the heaven. Covering an area of 2,700,000 square meters, it is located in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The temple of Heaven was built in 1420 AD Ming Dynasty and then expanded and reconstructed. It was for emperors of the two dynasties to worship heaven and pray for rich harvest. Now, it has been a famous tourist attraction.
Day 05

Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit a Tibetan family.

Potala Palace: The chief residence and winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This immense religious and administrative complex is situated atop the Red Mountain, 130 meters above the Lhasa River valley. Potala Palace is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters; its 13 stories of buildings have more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.

Sera Monastery: Founded in 1419, it is one of three famous monasteries in Tibet. As a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, Sera is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism, sometime in the history it housed about 6000 monks from all over Tibet.
Norbulingka: The traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s until the late 1950s. Norbulingka means "treasure park" in the Tibetan, it measures about 430,000 square yards, with 374 rooms inside. As a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture, Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Day 06 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.

Jokhang Temple: The most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Built in 647 during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple was built for the king's bride Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, to house the Buddhist statues and images she has brought to Tibet.
Drepung Monastery: Established in 1416, it is one of the Three Great Monasteries in Tibet. Covering an area of 250,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is known as the biggest monastery in the world with many cultural relics. At its peak, more than 10,000 people lived in the monastery.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet with a rich collection of cultural relics including Buddha statues, Tibetan scriptures, jade seals, gold albums, tangkas and folk arts.

Barkhor Street: Encircling Jokhang Temple, it is a famous commercial center in Lhasa. Barkhor Street has a history of more than 1300 years, visitors can find all kinds of fantastic commodities here: bronze Buddhist statues, prayer beads, carpets, thangkas, joss sticks, prayer wheels.
Day 07 Lhasa - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel. Optional program in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.


Tang Dynasty Show: A performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history over a thousand years ago.
Day 08 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Today's excursion will take you to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall.

Terra Cotta Warriors Museum: The underworld army of Qin Shihuang who was the first emperor and unifier of China (259BC-210BC). More than 8000 life-size terra cotta warriors, archers, horses and bronze chariots have silently guarded the emperor's tomb for more than 2,200 years.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Built in 652 A. D., the pagoda is a part of the Da CiĄŻen temple complex and is regarded as a National Key Cultural Relic. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures, which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang who was a great translator as well as a famous traveler. At the age of 28 in 627 A.D., he travelled alone to India for the learning and studying of Buddhist scriptures.
Ancient City Wall: Built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it is the best-preserved defensive wall in China. The wall is 13.7 kilometers in circumference and 12 meters in height. A moat surrounds the wall. Over the moat, there used to be a huge drawbridge.
Day 09 Xi'an - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
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.

Shaanxi 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.
Great 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 styles.
The Bund: As the architectural symbol of Shanghai, the Bund is on the west bank of Huangpu River and winds one kilometer. The name "the Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning literally Ą°muddy embankmentĄ±. To the west of the Bund, there are 52 magnificent buildings standing in different styles: Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Classic and the combination of Eastern and Western style, most of them were erected before 1937.
Day 10 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Optional program in the evening: the Portman Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River cruise.

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: It is once designated for the French from 1849 to 1946, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting architecture built with French and Belgian venture investments and showing mixed Chinese-European styles. Today, the area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China.
Day 11 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
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Shanghai New Century Hotel
Jinhui Hotel
Classical Hotel

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 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

Tibet Travel Map
Tour Package: Tibet_11
Imperial Palace, Beijing
Imperial Palace, Beijing
Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Sacred way
Sacred Way, Ming Tombs
Summer Palace
Summer Palace, Beijing
Lhasa Potala Palace in Tibet
Potala Palace
Lhasa Norbulingka in Tibet
Norbulingka
Lhasa Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Lhasa Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Tibetan People
Tibetan People
Lhasa Stupa in Tibet China
Stupa
Xian Terra cotta Warriors in Shaanxi
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tang Dynasty Show, Xi'an
Tang Dynasty Show, Xi'an
Xian History Museum
History Museum, Xi'an
Great Mosque
Great Mosque, Xi'an
Oriental Pearl TV Tower in China
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Shanghai Bund in China
Shanghai Bund
Shanghai Yu Yuan Garden
Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
Shanghai Museum
 
 
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