18 Days 17 nights Beijing - Chengdu - Tsedang - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa - Xian - Shanghai Tour

  • Tour Code: TT-209  
  • Destinations: Beijing - Chengdu - Tsedang - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa - Xian - Shanghai
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Day 01: Arrive in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing International Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured.


Day 02: Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Beijing
We begin our discovery of this 2,000-year-old city at vast and infamous Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, seat of imperial power during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), and Summer Palace, the former royal retreat with beautiful gardens and temples that is now a lovely park attracting both visitors and locals. Tonight we savor a traditional Peking duck dinner, followed by a traditional opera - Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theatre. (B, L, D)


Day 03: Beijing

Great Wall
This morning we tour the Great Wall, the incredible collection of ancient defense installations (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) that stretches almost 4,000 miles from the East China Sea to Central Asia and where we visit the Mu Tian Yu section by cable car. Than, we go to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Beijing to Chengdu

Wuhou Memorial Temple, Chengdu
Our day begins with a rickshaw ride through Beijing ancient back roads and alleys (Hutongs). Here we visit the home of a local family for a rare glimpse of the traditional communal lifestyle that is fast disappearing; Later, fly to Chengdu. When you arrive in Chengdu Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L)


Day 05: Chengdu

Panda Breeding Research Center, Chengdu
Today we will go to visit famous Giant Panda Breeding Research Center, which is an actual habitat and breeding center for this endangered species, where you'll not only see Pandas, you may even see baby Pandas. Afterwards, visit Wuhou Memorial Temple. Stroll in the Culture Park and sip tea at teahouse in People's Park. (B, L, D)


Day 06: Chengdu to Tsetang

Pray, Tibet
Fly to Tsetang. Arrive in Lhasa (Gongar) airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the Tsetang. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatize yourself to high altitude. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Tsetang to Samye Monastery to Tsetang

Samye Monastery, Tibet
This morning, ferry across the Yaluzangbu River, the highest river in the world, to visit the Samye Monastery which is the Tibet's first monastery, was founded in the 8th century during Trisong Detsen's reign with the input of the great Buddhist teacher, Guru Rinpoche. The monastery combines Tibetan; Chinese and Indian architectural styles. It makes a deep impression on us with its ordered design, wealth of religious treasures, and stunning location. In the afternoon, visit the Yumbulakang, the legendary first building in Tibet, and Trundruk Monastery, one of Tibet's oldest Buddhist monasteries and a popular destination for pilgrims. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Tsetang to Gyantse

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Today, drive to Gyantse, a typical Tibetan town southwest of Lhasa. Often called "Heroic City", it was originally capital of a 14th century Kingdom. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the four holy Lakes of Tibet. (B, L, D)


Day 09: Gyantse to Shigatse

Tashihunpo Monastery, Tibet
We will begin our exploration of Gyantse from the Palkhor Monastery, founded in 1418, is notable for its superb Kumbum, which is a magnificent six-story and 115 ft (35 m) high chorten, honeycombed with little chapels, it is a typical Tibetan architecture. Drive to Shigatse where we visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is a huge monastic compound of golden-roofed venerable buildings; it was founded in 1447 by Genden Drup, retrospectively titled the 1st Dalai Lama. Since 1642, it has been the seat of the Panchen Lama. And then, your guide will escort you to hotel.    (B, L, D)


Day 10: Shigatse to Lhasa

Today, we drive to Lhasa, and get to Lhase in the afternoon. (B, L, D)


Day 11: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street)

Potala Palace, Lhasa
We begin our discovery of this mystical land of snow from its heart - Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jokhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating. (B, L, D)


Day 12: Lhasa (Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Carpet Factory)

Jokhang Temple, Tibet
This morning we tour the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. Followed sightseeing is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After then, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we go to carpet factory. Carpet is one of the most famous handcrafts in Tibet. (B, L, D)


Day 13: Lhasa to Xian

Shaanxi Provincel History Museum, Xian
Fly to Xian. When you arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, next, visit famous Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, with an acclaimed collection of historic and cultural artifacts from different historical period of Shaanxi Province. (B, L, D)


Day 14: Xian

Terra-cotta Army, Xian
This day begins with a visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which housing the army of 8,000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses that had lain buried and forgotten for more than two millennia. Each of these astounding Terra-cotta pieces has an individually sculpted face, standing in military formation in three separate underground building. A La carte lunch will be arranged in the local restaurant close the Museum. After your amazing exploration of these fabulous sculptures, visit the revered Small Wild Goose Pagoda (652 AD), a well-preserved ancient building in a classical Buddhist temple, about 1,300 years old and a holy place for Buddhists. In the evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty dumpling dinner and cultural show featuring traditional music, dance, and traditional costumes.   (B, L, D)


Day 15: Xian

Anwu Village, Xian
Today we tour the countryside of Xian. We drive to a typical village of Northern China - An Wu Village to feel the real-life of local farmer, in which we will visit a rural primary school, a rural clinic, local farmer's family and underground cave house as well as a local cattle farm and the ancient dwelling buildings come from more than 700 years ago. Lunch will be arranged in a local family, taste some local flavor. After than, we go to visit Hanyang Mausoleum which was built for the fourth emperor of Han dynasty 2000 years ago. The female Terra-cotta warrior was discovered from there. (B, L, D)


Day 16: Xian to Shanghai

Pudong, Huangpu River, Shanghai
This day begins at impressive nine-mile City Wall, and a bicycle tour on the top of 600 years old city wall, visit Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, the center of the downtown area. Fly to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide. Visit The Bund and Huangpu River, Shanghai broad and bustling waterfront boulevard that once was the center of European influence in the East.  (B, L, D)


Day 17: Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
This day we tour the acclaimed Shanghai Museum, with its priceless collections of ancient Chinese bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings and furniture. And peaceful Yuyuan Gardens, a traditional Chinese garden with plantings, courtyards, pavilions, and create the illusion of mountains and lakes. Tonight we attend Chinese acrobatics show after dinner.  (B, L, D)


Day 18: Depart from Shanghai

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we tailor-made for you. (B)

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Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
BeijingBeijing International Hotel 5Qianmen Jianguo Hotel 4Beijing Days Inn forbidden City 3
ChengduTibet Hotel Chengdu 5Tianfu Sunshine Hotel 4Chengdu Hotel 3
GyantseGyantse Hotel 3Gyantse Hotel 3Gyantse Hotel 3
LhasaLhasa Hotel 5Tibet Hotel 5Xinmanzhai Hotel 3
ShanghaiSheraton Huating Hotel 5Longmen Hotel 4Zhaoan Hotel 3
ShigatseShigatse Hotel 3Shigatse Hotel 3Shigatse Shandong Hotel 3
TsetangTsetang Hotel 3Tsetang Hotel 3Tsetang Hotel 3
XianHyatt Regency Xian 5Xian Garden Hotel 4Xian Tianyi Hotel 4

 

Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonTourist-0Inquire
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2-5 PersonsTourist--Inquire
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6-9 PersonsTourist--Inquire
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10 Persons or OverTourist--Inquire
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Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonTourist57980Inquire
Super deluxe65970Inquire
Deluxe60990Inquire
2-5 PersonsTourist4197-Inquire
Super deluxe4699-Inquire
Deluxe4398-Inquire
6-9 PersonsTourist3597-Inquire
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10 Persons or OverTourist--Inquire
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Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

 
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