13-day China Tibet Tour
Tour code: ETC-B07
A pleasant journey full of discovery, cultural and sightseeing, starts from the great cities Beijing, Xian and extends to the mysterious Tibet plateau for the dramatic landscape and minority culture; stops one day at Chengdu for the universal-loved giant pandas. The last contrast ends at the sky-scrapers Shanghai.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven|
||Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Sacred Road, Pecking Duck Dinner|
|4||Beijing / Xi'an
||Hutongs by Rickshaw, Flight to Xi'an|
||Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses, Bell Tower, Wild Goose Pagoda|
|6||Xi'an / Lhasa
||Transfer to Lhasa, Free Time|
||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
||Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Tibetan Dance & Song Show|
|9||Lhasa / Chengdu
||Fly to Chengdu, Giant Panda Breeding Center|
||Chengdu / Shanghai
||Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Qingcheng Mount, Fly to Shanghai|
||Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road|
||Zhujiajiao Watertown, Free Afternoon|
Arrive in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the Day.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
In the morning, go to the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest city center square. Then go to the Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing Municipality, was once the home of the 24 emperors and their households of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the ritual and political center of the Chinese government. Later, lead to Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings, which was the site of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest, now you can see the local Beijingers to do morning exercises here.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
In the morning, private escorted to the Great Wall: it stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. After Great Wall climbing, go to Ming Tomb, an underground palace for Ming-dynasty emperors' afterlife. Guarded on both sides with 12 stone statues, the Sacred Road or the so-called "the way leading to Heaven" is the second site we visit. In the evening, enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.
Day 4 Beijing/Xian by flight (B, L)
In the old days, Beijing City is like a boxy bean curd or a chess board with each Hutong lying. This square layout not only influences Beijinger's way of living, but also affects their thoughts and actions. A pedicab Hutong tour is prepared for you to have a closer experience in the morning. Take an afternoon flight to Xi'an. Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Free time is for you at leisure.
Day 5 Xian (B, L)
In the morning, transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models. In the afternoon, visit the Bell Tower, which locates in the central downtown and was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty with a height of 36 meters and covers an area of 1,377 square meters. Later, pay a visit to Wild Goose Pagoda, first built in Tang Dynasty, which is for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.
Day 6 Xian/Lhasa (B)
Take a morning flight to Lhasa-- the holy city of Tibet and a mysterious but spiritual heart of all Tibetan people. Be met and transferred to hotel. Free time for acclimatization.
Day 7 Lhasa (B, L)
3 highlights today: first, go to the Potala Palace, which is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, Rises 170 meters high on Red Hill. Secondly, pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple. It is the spiritual center of Tibet with 1300 years' history. Thirdly, lead to the Barkhor Street-- the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa.
Day 8 Lhasa (B, L)
Full Day trip to 3 sites: in the morning, go to the Drepung Monastery, which is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet. Then lead to Norbulingka Park, meaning "Treasure Park ", it was first constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served as the whole governmental administration. Later, pay a visit to the Tibetan family. Common Tibetan people welcome you to their homes, greet you in their traditional way and entertain you with their typical food.
Day 9 Lhasa/Chengdu (B, L)
Take a morning flight to Chengdu , be met and transferred to visit Giant Panda Breeding Center, founded in 1987, it is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Stay at Chengdu overnight.
Day 10 Chengdu/Shanghai (B, L)
Visit Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, it is still in use for irrigation and flood-controlling with over 2200-year-old history. Qingcheng Mount (cable car included) comes next. It is amongst the most important centers of Taoism in China. In Taoism mythology, it was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzhi. Take an evening flight to Shanghai. Be met and transferred to hotel.
Day 11 Shanghai (B, L)
Visit the beautiful classical Chinese Garden Yu Garden. A saying goes as:" Those who have visited Shanghai but missed Yu Garden cannot claim that they have been to the city." Then go to the Jade Buddha Temple, the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. Lead to the Bund and Nanjing Road at last. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as the China No. 1 shopping street. It was the earliest commercial street along the Bund in Shanghai since the city was opened to the outside world.
Day 12 Shanghai (B, L)
Drive to visit a nearby water town Zhujiajiao ancient town, where you can see the traditional lifestyle of Yangtze Delta. Later, drive back to Shanghai downtown. Free time is for your own exploration in the afternoon. And our recommendations are: Oriental Pearl TV Tower which has become a symbol of excellence in architecture and is a favorite sight for tourists in Shanghai. Xintiandi, a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area where composed of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys. Explore your own in-depth Shanghai tour.
Day 13 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to Shanghai Pudong airport for your flight to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM US$2250 PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give an exact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$2250 for the opposite itinerary.
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Accommodations with daily breakfast;
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Domestic flights and trains listed;
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