16 Days 15 Nights Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai Tour

  • Tour Code: ET-121  
  • Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Guilin - 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

Forbidden City, Beijing
We begin our discovery of this 2,000-year-old city at vast 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, Beijing
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 Ba Da Ling section by cable car. Than, we go to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Beijing to Xian

Terra-cotta Warriors Museum, Xian
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 Xian. When you arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport and you will be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured. (B, L, D)


Day 05: Xian

Terra-cotta Warriors
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 a local restaurant near the Museum. After your amazing exploration of these fabulous sculptures, visit the revered Small Wild Goose Pagoda (707 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 06: Xian

Rural Primary School, 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 farmers, 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 100 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.
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This day begins at impressive nine-mile City Wall, and a bicycle tour on the top of 600 years old city wall, visit famous Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, with an acclaimed collection of historic and cultural artifacts from different historical period of Shaanxi Province; After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a popular local restaurant, visit Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, the center of the downtown area. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Xian to Lhasa

City Wall, Xian
Fly to Lhasa. Arrive in Lhasa (Gongar) airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel with 1.5 hours drive. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatize yourself to high altitude. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Lhasa

Potala Palace, Bejing
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 09: Lhasa

Drepung Monastery, Lhasa
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 10: Lhasa to Chengdu

Sanxingdui, Chengdu
Today, we leave Lhasa to Chengdu. Arrive in Chengdu International Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and visit the Sanxingdui Museum. (B, L, D)


Day 11: 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 12: Chengdu to Guilin

Li River, Guilin
Fly to Guilin. When you arrive in Guilin airport you will be greeted by your guide. Visit the Reed Flute Cave which known as 'the Palace of Natural Arts' and the Elephant Trunk Hill. After having dinner, enjoy the ethnic Songs and Dances at Lijiang theatre. (B, L, D)


Day 13: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin

Li River, Yangshuo
Today, you will enjoy a cruise on the scenic Li River, floating through breathtaking mountain passes, languid waters overhung with fairy tale hills and graceful bamboo groves. You might meet farmers tending rice paddies, lumbering water buffalo, fishermen gliding along on their bamboo rafts. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, a short bicycle trip (or electric car) to the countryside will then be arranged. You will visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's daily life there. Drive back to Guilin. (B, L, D)


Day 14: Guilin to shanghai

Pudong, Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai International Airport and 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 15: Shanghai

Yuyuan, 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 Garden, 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 16: 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
GuilinSheraton Hotel Guilin 5Guilin Bravo Hotel 4Guilin Universal Hotel 3
LhasaLhasa Hotel 5Tibet Hotel 5Lhasa Hotel 5
ShanghaiSheraton Huating Hotel 5Longmen Hotel 4Zhaoan 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 PersonSuper deluxe51980Inquire
Deluxe47970Inquire
Tourist45990Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe3697-Inquire
Deluxe3399-Inquire
Tourist3298-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe3299-Inquire
Deluxe3098-Inquire
Tourist2897-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
Tourist--Inquire
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe55980Inquire
Deluxe49970Inquire
Tourist46990Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe3899-Inquire
Deluxe3497-Inquire
Tourist3398-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe3497-Inquire
Deluxe3198-Inquire
Tourist2999-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
Tourist--Inquire

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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