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China Wonders and Tibet

13-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chengdu, Shanghai

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China Wonders and Tibet

This tour will introduce you to the most popular cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Meanwhile, you will enjoy the chance to meet the country's star mammal of giant pandas and afterwards get immersed in the holy land of Tibet.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the most prestigious historic wonders of Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the incredible Terra-cotta Army.
  • Meet the cute and lovely pandas.
  • Discover the holy Potala Palace and uncover the mysterious Tibet.
  • Delight in China's mega city Shanghai and soak up the spectacular view in the Bund.

China Wonders and Tibet

13-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chengdu, Shanghai

Code:P22
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$3034
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the most prestigious historic wonders of Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the incredible Terra-cotta Army.
  • Meet the cute and lovely pandas.
  • Discover the holy Potala Palace and uncover the mysterious Tibet.
  • Delight in China's mega city Shanghai and soak up the spectacular view in the Bund.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Airport pickup and hotel transfer. Explore the local neighborhood after a short rest.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon your arrival, your friendly tour guide holding your name sign will greet you at the arrival hall, then transfer you to the hotel and have a rest to recover from jet lag.

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and feel awe for the solemn imperial palace, the Forbidden City. Hop on a rickshaw and discover old Hutongs. Try to paint a facial mask at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

After a night's sound sleep, get refreshed for today's exploration. First, visit Tiananmen Square and then move to the Forbidden City, the largest collection of wooden constructions preserved today. Housing over a million incomparable treasures, it is also known as Palace Museum. As imperial palace for both Ming and Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City witnessed the rise and fall of the two dynasties from the year 1420 to 1912. Walking through different halls and exquisite architectures of the Palace, travel back into the history of ancient China with your professional guide.

Then get into traditional Hutongs where common people used to live. Take a rickshaw ride into the small alleys to explore ordinary people's houses and local life. Learn to paint a facial mask in the famous Peking Opera and learn the traditional art of Beijing. Bring this memorable souvenir home with you when you finish. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3
Beijing
This morning, hike the Mutianyu Great Wall. On the way back to downtown, stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube and move to the imperial garden- Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Morning sightseeing starts with the Mutianyu Great Wall, the extant longest rampart (54.km, 3.4mi) of the Great Wall with fewer tourists and wild sceneries. Meandering its way across the majestic mountains, it has perfectly guarded central China from nomadic groups' invasion over 2,000 years. Ascend to the top to absorb the majestic natural scenery and wonder at the amazing defensive work built by the ancient Chinese. What's more, round-trip cable car is included to save more time and energy for hiking on top of the Wall.

Afterwards, drive back to the city and have a stopover to the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube to take some great photos.

Then, drive to the imperial garden Summer Palace and stroll along the peaceful lake, taking in the picturesque scenery of gardens, halls, and pavilions. 

Day 4
Beijing-Xi'an by High Speed Train
Capture the unique morning scene at the Temple of Heaven and take a high-speed train to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning, soak up the beautiful architectures where emperors used to hold ceremonies. Encounter the locals gathering here for morning exercise which is quite popular among locals. You are more than welcome to join these friendly local people to exercise together.

Afterwards, you will be taken to the railway station to take a 4.5-hour high-speed train to travel to Xi'an, another ancient capital of China. Upon arrival, meet your friendly Xi'an guide and get back to hotel.

Day 5
Xi'an
Explore the incredible Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses as well as the City Wall. Delve into the local market in the Muslim Quarter and visit the Great Mosque.
Breakfast

About 1-hour drive from the downtown area, you will get to Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. ‘Incredible’ is the most frequently used word to describe the underground army after people see the vividly made clay figures, each owning distinctive facial expression, hair style, figure as well as uniform, protecting the emperor in his afterlife.

Then drive back to the city to visit the largest and best-preserved City Wall and have an overview of this old capital. Follow your guide to take a stroll on top and find some best angles to shoot some photos of the great architecture or cycle around a bit based on your preference.

Afterwards, drive to the famous local Muslim Quarter and the ancient Great Mosque built in traditional Chinese style and enjoy some free time in the famous bazaar.

Day 6
Xi'an-Lhasa by Flight
Fly to Lhasa. Rest of the day for a good break and get used to the high altitude.
Breakfast
Luxury: St. Regis Lhasa Resort Superior: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

Catch a morning flight to Lhasa, which will take 3.5 hours. Please take a break in the hotel upon arrival and adapt yourself to the high altitude gradually. Lhasa enjoys an average altitude of around 3658 meters (12,000 ft), and the spots like Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery get higher altitude of 3800 meters (around 12,500ft). 

Note: Please do not take a shower, drink alcohol or smoke in the first two days upon arrival. Please keep warm.

Day 7
Lhasa
Admire the spectacular Potala Palace, holy Jokang Temple and stroll at the bustling Barkhor Street.
Breakfast

Unveil the mysterious Tibet from a glimpse of the sacred Potala Palace, the world-famous landmark of Tibet built by Songtsen Gampo to marry his bride, Princess Wencheng from Chang'an (ancient capital of Xi'an) during 7th century. Known as a museum of Buddhist art, Potala Palace treasures the profound Tibetan cultures like scripture shrines, eye-catching murals and Tibetan temples that will make your Lhasa explorations worthwhile.

Afterwards, explore the Jokang Temple built in 647AD by order of Songtsen Gampo, the holiest and most divine Buddhist temple dedicated to the 12-year-old Shakyamuni statue brought from ancient capital Xi'an by Chinese Princess Wencheng, receiving thousands of faithful pilgrims to worship every day. Mural paintings, sphinx and religious sculptures takes you to be impressed by the profound Tibetan Buddhism.

Delve into the bustling Berkhor Street located at the old block of Lhasa where devout pilgrims, boutique Tibetan souvenirs as well as delicious local snacks will amaze you.

Day 8
Lhasa
Visit the magnificent Norblingka, diginified Drepung Monastery and enjoy the Buddhism Debates at the Sera Monastery.
Breakfast

Set out for a relaxing exploration to Norblingka, the largest Tibetan garden built as a summer palace for Dalai Lamas. Stroll in the verdant gardens and appreciate various plants and grand Tibetan architectures.

Then proceed to the imposing Drepung Monastery with a history of over 500 years, teemed with snowy-white architecture complexes like rice piling up the majestic mountains seen from the distance, thus named Drepung associated with the prosperity.

At last, end your day with a visit to the Sera Monastery dating back to 600 years old, highlighted in its famous fierce debate over Buddhism scriptures to admire their pursuit of the Buddhism belief.

Day 9
Lhasa-Chengdu by Flight
Fly to Chengdu.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sofitel Chengdu Taihe Superior: Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

Your exploration at this holy land ends today, and you will fly to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide and driver will meet you and then take you to hotel for a good rest.

Day 10
Chengdu
Meet adorable pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas. Then visit Jinli Old Street and Wangjiang Park.
Breakfast

Drive to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda and enjoy your time visiting these adorable star mammals where you will see adult pandas and panda cubs or even some new born babies if you are lucky.

Then move to Jinli Old Street and admire the old constructions and fun stalls together with famous Chengdu snacks.

Afterwards, enjoy a leisure walk in Wangjiang Park that can best present Chengdu’s leisure life from its tea houses, ear-cleaning vendors, group activities such as Taichi, Mahjong and folk dances.

Day 11
Chengdu-Shanghai by Flight
Marvel at the magnificence of Leshan Giant Buddha. Afterwards, travel to Shanghai by flight.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

Proceed to admire the stunning Leshan Giant Buddha with a history of over 1,200 years for about 2-hour driving. Carved into the steer cliff, the solemn Giant Buddha sits in the heights of 71 meters with his head reaching to the top of mountains and his feet stretching into the bank of river. Climb all the way up the hillside through the narrow stone staircases to appreciate the colossal statue at close proximity. Feel awe for the largest stone of Maitreya Buddha in the world whose feet can accommodate over a hundred of people at one time as you descend from the steer zigzagged plank from the left. Then enjoy a boat cruise to be enthralled by the spectacular panoramic view of the majestic Buddha.

After the tour, fly to Shanghai and your friendly guide will hold your name board and wait for you at the exit of airport.

Day 12
Shanghai
Explore the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Get a bird view of the city from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center. Stroll along Xintiandi and then visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center with collections of Posters from 1960s.
Breakfast

Start your day with a visit to the Yu Garden where you'll enjoy the delightful and elaborate landscape made up of exquisite pavilions, corridors, lakes and rockeries.

Then stroll on the bustling Nanjing Road and the Bund along the riverside, praised as a World Architecture Museum.

Get on top of the Shanghai World Financial Center to get a bird's-eye view of the metropolis.

Continue your sightseeing to Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) where multicultural constructions in old or fashion styles are intertwined.

At last, visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center to feel the passion and energy of people in 1960s.

Day 13
Depart from Shanghai
Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Today, your wonderful 13-day tour ends and you will be escorted the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodations
BeijingXianLhasaChengduShanghai
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Xian
Luxury

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.
Superior

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.
Lhasa
Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.
Superior

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.
Chengdu
Luxury

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

15 Binjiang Middle Road, Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
As the Accor Group member, the hotel perfectly fuses French style and Sichuan local Style. The hotel's central location allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.
Superior

Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Luxury
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Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.

Xian

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.

Lhasa

St. Regis Lhasa Resort

22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Ranking 1/373 of Lhasa hotels on TripAdvisor, the hotel is close to Potala Palace and Jokang Temple, featuring with its unique Butler service and nice breakfasts.

Chengdu

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

15 Binjiang Middle Road, Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
As the Accor Group member, the hotel perfectly fuses French style and Sichuan local Style. The hotel's central location allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.

Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior
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Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Xian

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.

Lhasa

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

10 Bolinka Road, Lhasa, China
With great location, the Starwood member hotel is easy to travel to the major attractions. The hotel rooms are equipped with humidifiers and oxygen for more comfort for its guests.

Chengdu

Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Price / Enquiry
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$3360 US$4012
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$3034 US$3830
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of 4 star hotels. It is subject to change according to your traveling season, number of travelers, hotel class, etc.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
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  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
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