13 Days China Tibet Tour

Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Shanghai

Tour Code: TAT-China-07

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$2613 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • A well-designed tour to enjoy all the great wonders of China, such as the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warrior, Potala Palace, Giant Panda, etc.
  • A high-speed train ride from Beijing to Xian, a wonderful train trip experience while you are in China
  • Walk into the mysterious fairy land of Tibet, be impressed by the mysterious culture there.
  • Take a visit to Chengdu, the hometown of giant pandas, the most lovely creatures in the world

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Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

Arriving in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport by our local English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2 Beijing

Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar★★★★

Enjoy leisure breakfast at the hotel, then depart from your hotel to visit Tian'anmen Square, which is regarded as the largest urban square in the world. And then we will step into the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. You will enjoy local food as your lunch today. In the afternoon, we will go to visit the Temple of Heaven. It was a place in ancient times for emperors or royal families to pray for a nationally good harvest.  We will stop at a pearl store before backing to the hotel. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment if you are interested in it.

Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall, Exterior view or Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

In the morning, drive from downtown to Huairou District to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall first. You will enjoy 2 hours or more time visiting or hiking on the famous great wall. Round-way cable car or toboggan can be your options for up and down the mountain. Lunch will be arranged at a restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. On the way back to downtown, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube. You will also have a chance to have a cup of tea in a tea house before driving back to the hotel. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner to experience the local specialty.

China Great Wall
China Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an

Summer Palace, Take high-speed train to Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xi'an or similar ★★★★

Check out from your hotel in the morning, and then visit the Summer Palace, a famous royal garden. Lunch is arranged at a restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station. From the station, you will catch a high-speed train from Xian, the famous historical destination in China. Upon arriving at Xian, you will be met and transferred to the hotel by your local guide.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace

Day 5 Xi'an

Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xi'an or similar ★★★★

It will be an exciting day to explore the history and culture of China by a visit to Terracotta Warriors in the morning - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Then you will have a chance to visit the pottery figurine factory, where you can learn how to make a pottery figurine. After lunch drives back to Xian downtown, climb up to the Ancient Xian City Wall, where you could choose to visit on foot, by biking or rickshaw ( the extra fee for biking and rickshaw on your own expense). Then leisure walks in Small Wild Goose Pagoda and strolls around Muslim Street and surroundings.

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6 Xi'an - Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or similar ★★★★

Enjoy your free time then be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lhasa. Arrive at Lhasa, be met at Gongar airport and transferred to the hotel to catch up with some good rest and acclimation.

Lhasa
Lhasa

Day 7 Lhasa

Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or similar ★★★★

Depart from hotel in the morning, you will have a full day trip firstly to visit Potala Palace, which is the largest monastery of its type in the world and it is the official home to Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, we will move to visit Jokhang Temple, where monks receive their official training and education. Enjoy free time at Barkhor Street. It affords us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts which rarely seen outside of Tibet.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Day 8 Lhasa

Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or similar★★★★

After breakfast, enjoy your one more day city tour in Lhasa today. With the hotel pick-up service, our local Tibetan tour guide will bring you to visit another famous temple.  That is Drepung Monastery, which is one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. And then we continue to visit Norbulingka, it is said the largest traditional garden in Tibet. It is just like the "Summer Palace" in Lhasa. In the afternoon, we will go to Sera Monastery, which you will have chance to watch monks debating in the courtyard. Free time on your own arrangement after tour.

Monks' Debate
Monks' Debating at Sera Monastery

Day 9 Lhasa - Chengdu

Fly to Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu or similar ★★★★

Enjoy your own free time then be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, be transferred to the hotel for a good rest.

Chengdu City View
Chengdu City View

Day 10 Chengdu

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, People's Park, Jinli Old Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu or similar ★★★★

Depart from your hotel in the morning, you will then enjoy a whole-day trip of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding - the world-famous Panda breeding research located about 10km (6 miles) out of the city. In the afternoon, visit Chengdu People's Park, where you can have some interesting experiences, like drinking tea in the tea house, seeing locals playing cards/Mahjong, singing & dancing, etc. Then walk around Jinli Old Street before transfer back to the hotel.  For an optional activity tonight, how about taste the Hot Pot in Sichuan Style.

Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 11 Chengdu - Shanghia

Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Flight to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund or similar ★★★★

Leisure breakfast in your hotel, we will start today's trip with a hotel pick-up. A trip to visit Sichuan Cuisine Museum is arranged this morning.  At the Museum, you will not only realize the history of Sichuan Cuisine but also have a chance to watch the whole procedure of cooking and practice cooking Sichuan food. Then be transferred to the airport to board the domestic flight to Shanghai.

Cooking Lesson at Sichuan Cuisine Museum
Cooking Lesson at Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Day 12 Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden, Confucius Temple, the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Xintiandi, Shanghai Museum

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund or similar ★★★★

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by a short trip to Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. And then we will enjoy a Chinese tea ceremony at nearby tea house. After that, we will walk to visit Confucius Temple, which is not far from Yuyuan Garden. Before lunch, walk along the Bund, admiring the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, Multinational Classic Buildings Complex, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings from the Bund.

A Chinese lunch is arranged for you at a local restaurant, and then drive to visit Xintiandi & Former French Concession,  to enjoy the traditional Shanghai architecture like Shikumen. Then we will visit Jade Buddha Temple, one of the Shanghai must-see attractions, and till now. It is still an active one with 70 resident monks at last count. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. Then you will have a chance to visit the Silk Museum where you will how silk is produced.  Then our group will drive by Shanghai People's Square to visit the Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art and just sited on the People's Square of Shanghai. Then the tour is finished by a drop-off at your hotel. In the evening, how about enjoy a breathtaking Acrobatic Show as your optional night entertainment.

Shanghai City View
the Bund

Day 13 Departure Shanghai

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Arrange your day freely until be transferred to the airport for the return flight or the flight to your next stop.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 

Remarks:

-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

What our clients say

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Stephen

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Sep 15 ,2019

Great way to see the major sights & experience traditional food & culture.
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Sabina Sapkota

5.0

Jun 18 ,2019

Every aspect of planning our trip to China was seamless. Joyce has been amazing. She responds to any and every request immediately and has been incredibly informative about every aspect of our trip. I would definitely recommend the Top Asia Tour team

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