China travel map - Beijing Lhasa Tour by Tibet Train

After exploring the wonderful highlights such as the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall etc. in Beijing, You will fly to Xining for Tibet train to Lhasa to experience the most magical train journey to the holy land. Unique culture background, stunning natural scenery, pious local people will bring you an absolutely different experience.

Best for: Expats, Family

Duration: 7 days & 6 night

Destinations: Beijing - Lhasa

Travel Type: Private guided tour - Flexible & Free to customize


• Immerse yourself in layers of history from Beijing to Lhasa.
• Walk into local people's everyday life to learn their culture.
• Explore the most mysterious destination of the world - Tibet.
• Experience the world highest train travel from Xining to Lhasa.

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style

Arrival in Beijing, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown. In the afternoon, go to Beihai Park for a walk around the lake. It was the imperial garden in ancient China and among the largest of all Chinese gardens containing numerous historical palaces and temples. The White Pagoda, a 40-meter stupa on the highest point on Jade Flower Island, was built to honor the visit of the 5th Dalai Lama in 1651. Walk out the east entrance, enter Jingshan Park to the north of the Forbidden City. From the top of the Coal HIll, you can have a bird view of the whole imperial palace. Worked as public parks now, both Beihai and Jingshan parks are popular places that local people go for leisure activities.

Full day private escorted tour to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and  to Temple of Heaven. Picked up from hotel after breakfast and transfer to Tiananmen Square. Take a walk at the world largest city square. You may have chance to visit the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao at the south of the square. Later, take around two hours in the Forbidden City to learn what the Chinese imperial lifestyle was in ancient time. After lunch in local restaurant, visit the Temple of Heaven, the complex for the emperors to take annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for a good harvest during Ming and Qing dynasties. Enjoy Peking duck for dinner in Huajiayiyuan Restaurant, one of the most famous Peking duck restaurants in Beijing.

Meal: B, L, D

Temple of Heaven

Early departure at around 8am and drive around 1.5 hours northwards out of downtown to Jiuduhe town. Visit the only section of the Great Wall in Beijing that connected to water, thus has the name of Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall. This part of the Great Wall was built in Ming dynasty. To made use of the lake water, the Great Wall was seperated into three sections and looks like some parts of the wall is in the water. Transfer back to downtown in the afternoon, you will take a leisure tour to Hutong with a 3-wheel rickshaw ride. With over 700 years history, Hutong and the courtyard houses are the most local aspects to reflect traditional Beijinger's life.

Meal: B, L


  • Beijing Kung Fu Show: A rare chance to watch the real Shaolin Kung Fu. The performers are the best and have mastered the difficult moves. 
  • Beijing Opera Show: It is one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera. The artists wear heavy make-up and act out the legends and romance with their unique style of singing and dance. 


Check out after breakfast and you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Xining. You guide will meet you when arrive at Xining airport. Subject to your train time, you may have chance to take a short trip to local quaters Shuijing Xiang (水井巷) to view local people's lifestyle. With guide's assistance and taking your train tickets, passport, China visa and Travel Tibet Permit, you will board the train to Tibet. The overnight train travel takes about 21 hours and passes Delingha, Golmud, Amdo, Nagchu, Damxung, and finally reach Lhasa. It runs from Xining (2,275m) to Lhasa (3,650m) over the highest point at Tanggula Pass (5,072m). You can view the highlights of the sceneries on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

Meal: B, L

Gormu Scenery from Tibet Train

Arrival in Lhasa, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Take a rest to acclimatise the high altitude for rest of the day. You can also take a slow pace walk near the hotel for a glance of the city.

Meal: no meal

This morning, you will visit the Potala Palace, which was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959, and now is a museum for tourists. In 1994, it was listed as a World Heritage Site. After lunch, go to visit Sera Monastery, one of three famous monasteries in the city and  famous  to see the Monk debating. After the visit, to to Barkhor Street for free shopping.

Meal: B, L

Jokhang Temple

This morning, you will visit Jokhang Temple, which was built to commemorate the marriage of the Tang princess Wen Cheng to King Songtsen Gampo of Tubo Kingdom (former Tibet), and house a pure gold statue of the Buddha Skyamuni brought to Tibet by the princess in the year of 700 A.D. Afterwards, go to visit Drak Yerpa, a monastery together with a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. Transferred to airport in time for your flight leave Lhasa.

Meal: B, L

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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