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Mystic Tibet & Yangtze

14-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai

Code:YT03
Type:Private Tour
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Mystic Tibet & Yangtze

After cruising in the ocean of history in the old capitals of Beijing and Xi'an, you will also marvel at the magnificent Potala Palace in holy Tibet, plus a cruise trip along the mighty river Yangtze River. Finish your majestic China exploration in the cosmopolitan Shanghai and admire the modern side of the old nation.

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Tour Highlights
  • Combination of history and natural beauty of China on this leisurely 14-day trip.
  • Admire the most prestigious historic wonders of Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the long famed underground troop Terra-cotta Army.
  • Learn to paint a facial mask of the famous Peking Opera which makes a memorable souvenir of your China trip.
  • Visit the holy Potala Palace, Tibetan Buddhism temples and uncover the mysterious Tibet
  • Relax on a 4 Day 3 Night Yangtze River Cruise and immerse in varieties of fun activities on board to learn more about Chinese culture.
  • Discover old Shanghai's Shikumen constructions and its bustling Nanjing Road next to the glamorous Bund area.

Mystic Tibet & Yangtze

14-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai

Code:YT03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$3127
Tour Highlights
  • Combination of history and natural beauty of China on this leisurely 14-day trip.
  • Admire the most prestigious historic wonders of Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the long famed underground troop Terra-cotta Army.
  • Learn to paint a facial mask of the famous Peking Opera which makes a memorable souvenir of your China trip.
  • Visit the holy Potala Palace, Tibetan Buddhism temples and uncover the mysterious Tibet
  • Relax on a 4 Day 3 Night Yangtze River Cruise and immerse in varieties of fun activities on board to learn more about Chinese culture.
  • Discover old Shanghai's Shikumen constructions and its bustling Nanjing Road next to the glamorous Bund area.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Airport pickup and hotel transfer. The rest of day is free for explorations on your own.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

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

Day 2
Beijing
Stroll in Tiananmen Square and visit the world-famous Forbidden City. Explore the old Hutongs by a leisure rickshaw ride and 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 the Palace Museum. As the imperial palace for both Ming and Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City witnessed the rises and falls of the two dynasties from 1420 to 1912. Your professional guide will walk you through different halls and exquisite architectures of the Palace, which leads you to travel back into the history of ancient China.

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

 

Hall of Heavenly Purity
Magnificent white marble railings in Forbidden City
Day 3
Beijing
Conquer the less-crowded Mutianyu Great Wall. Drive back to a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube outside. Followed by a visit to the royal garden Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Today, get ready to capture the magnificence of the Great Wall as you head to the less-crowded Mutianyu, the longest section of the greatest defensive system. With the history stretching over 2000 years, it has stood as the majestic fortification to defend central Chinese state against the nomadic invasion. Conquer the top of the Wall, appreciate the natural scenery of the Wall snaking across the verdant mountains and feel awe for the architectural wonder built by ancient Chinese. 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. Stroll along the peaceful lake, taking in the picturesque scenery of gardens, halls, and pavilions. 

Day 4
Beijing-Xian by High Speed Train
Enjoy the encounters with the locals at the Temple of Heaven and afterwards take a high-speed train to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Visit Temple of Heaven in the morning, soak up the beautiful architectures where emperors used to hold ceremonies to pray for peace and harvest for the whole nation. Encounter locals gathering here for morning exercises which is another highlight of Temple of Heaven. You are more than welcome to join these friendly local people to exercise together.

Afterwards, be escorted to the railway station to take a 4.5-hour high-speed train to travel to Xian. Upon arrival, meet your friendly Xian guide and get back to your hotel.

Temple of Heaven
Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at Temple of Heaven
Day 5
Xian
Discover the essence of Xi'an including the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, City Wall, Muslim Quarter and 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 and appropriate word to describe the silent underground army after seeing their sizes, unique faces, distinctive facial expressions, hair styles, figures as well as uniforms. Both Great Wall and Terra-cotta Army were built by the order of the same emperor-Shihuang Emperor (First Emperor), who actually created history of Chinese feudal society.

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 the best angles to shoot some photos of the great architecture or cycle around the wall if you would like to.

Afterwards, drive to the bustling Muslim Quarter and marvel at the ancient Great Mosque built in traditional Chinese style. Enjoy some free time and bargained shopping in the bazaar.

Day 6
Xi'an-Lhasa by Flight
Fly to Lhasa and recover from the altitude reactions.
Breakfast
Luxury: St. Regis Lhasa Resort Superior: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

Catch a morning flight to fly to Lhasa, which will take 3.5 hours. Please take a break in the hotel upon arrival and gradually get used to the high altitudes. Lhasa's altitude is around 3658 meters (12,000ft) and Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery is at a higher altitude of 3800 meters (around 12,500ft). 

Note: You will need to show your Tibet Permit while boarding the plane. And upon arrival, please do not take a shower the first two days upon arrival, drink alcohol or smoke. Keeping warm is also important. 

Day 7
Lhasa
Uncover the mysterious Tibet from the visit to the Potala Palace, Jokang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast

Today head to Potala Palace, highlight of Tibet. Feast your eyes with exquisite Tibetan treasures, Buddhism statues and eye-catching murals. Learn about the history of the palace and the legendary stories of the Dalai Lamas.

Afterwards, move to Jokang Temple, the holiest and most divine temple for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims, whom you will see prostrating or spinning prayer wheels around.

Take a stroll along Barkhor Street to see local life and get some boutique Tibetan souvenirs. 

Day 8
Lhasa
Visit the Tibetan garden Norblingka. Get deep insight of Tibetan architecture and culture at the Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast

Your exploration today starts with a visit to the Norblingka which used to serve as summer palace for Dalai Lamas. Stroll in the beautiful gardens, appreciating various plants and grand Tibetan architectures.

Then proceed to the Drepung Monastery, a large complex of constructions built along the slope of the mountain and you will find out the reason why it is named Drepung.

At last, end your day with a visit to the Sera Monastery highlighted in its famous fierce Debate Over Buddhism Scriptures and admire their pursuit of the Buddhism belief.

Sera Monastery
Day 9
Lhasa-Chongqing by Flight
Fly to Chongqing and board the cruise ship.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Diamond / Century Sun Superior: Century Diamond / Century Sun

Your exploration at this holy land ends and you will fly to Chongqing for the leisurely Yangtze River Cruise. Upon arrival, meet your Chongqing guide and drive to the dock to get onboard the luxury cruise ship. 

Day 10
Yangtze River Cruise
Learn to play Tai Chi. Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Join the Captain's Welcome Party.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join the Tai Chi Class to refresh in the morning.

After breakfast, discover Shibaozhai, a 500-year old wooden construction on an isolated mountain along the Yangtze River. Follow your river guide to explore its famous unique architecture and learn the Chinese mythologies.

Tonight, you are invited to participate the Captain's Welcome Party and enjoy the crew's music and dance performances.

Yangtze River Cruise
Day 11
Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through the picturesque Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Then take a small boat to capture the Shennv Stream or Lesser Three Gorges. Enjoy yourselves at Captain's Farewell Party at the end of day.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Cruise will first sail through Qutang Gorge and then the most spectacular Wu Gorge.

You will embark on a shore excursion to visit Shennv Stream by a small boat to go deeper into the gorge to admire the hidden beauty or visit Lesser Three Gorges by a smaller boat. Then you will sail to the longest Xiling Gorge featuring rapid water, rare stones and twisted course.

The Captain's Farewell Party is held tonight. Have a fun night! 

Day 12
Yichang-Shanghai by Flight
Disembark at Maoping Pier and visit the the marvelous engineering wonder-Three Gorges Dam. Wander around Binjiang Park and Yichang Museum. Then fly to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

This morning, you will disembark to visit the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.

Then please take all your luggage to check out and your guide will meet you and transfer to Binjiang Park. Stroll along the bank of Yangtze River, where you will find vivid scene of local life that seniors having fun singing, playing cards, dancing and fishing.

Then get oriented to Yichang Museum and appreciate the treasures stored here, some of which can date back to Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-221BC).

Afterwards, catch your flight to Shanghai and catch the sight of the city's beautiful night view on the way back to your hotel.

Day 13
Shanghai
Appreciate the Yu Garden, discover the mix of past and modern Shanghai at Nanjing Road, The Bund, the Shanghai World Financial Center and Xintiandi, and at last visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

Today, you will first pay a visit to Yu Garden and enjoy the beautiful layout which presents the philosophy of Chinese people's life.

Then head to Nanjing Road and the Bund which is granted World Architecture Museum.

Get on top of Shanghai World Financial Center to get a bird's view of Shanghai, which may change your impression of China.

Continue to visit Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) to see Shanghai's traditional Shikumen constructions.

At last, visit the peaceful Jade Buddha Temple built in 1882, housing the famous Reclining Jade Buddha statue imported from Burma.

The Bund
Day 14
Depart from Shanghai
Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Farewell to China. Your memorable China trip concludes and your guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your flight home. 

Accommodations
BeijingXianLhasaYangtze River CruiseShanghai
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.
Yangtze River Cruise
Luxury

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Superior

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
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.

Yangtze River Cruise

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff

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.

Yangtze River Cruise

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff

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 (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$3493 US$4112
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$3127 US$3889
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
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Inclusions
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  • 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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