1. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
2. The special entry permit to visit Tibet;
3. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
4. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
5. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
6. The domestic flight in China (Beijing – Lhasa, Lhasa – Xi’an, Xi’an – Shanghai);
7. Accommodations: hotels/cruises based on double/single occupancy as specified;
8. Government taxes & fees;
9. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city (For LandOnly);
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.
Beijing – Four Points by Sheraton or similar
Xi`an – Sheraton Xi`an Hotel or similar
Lhasa – Four Points by Sheraton or similar
Shanghai – Renaissance Shanghai Putuo or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase needed.
Fly to Beijing, the capital of China
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your luxury hotel. Have a good rest at the hotel.
The first full day in Beijing will start after breakfast with a visit to Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City where you can see the treasures of the Imperial collection. After lunch, travel to the Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China and declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. This evening, enjoy the Peking Duck dinner at Dadong Roast Duck, the best one in town.
The 500 years old Temple of Heaven will be your first stop. After that, drive to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section). Stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of Jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as ‘Yu’, having a history in China of at least four thousand years. Then explore the Great Wall in the afternoon.
In the morning, take the flight from Beijing to Lhasa. Lhasa is known as the “Roof of the World”, which has an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level. Upon arrival, the guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to hotel. Have a good rest at hotel to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude city.
An extraordinary day of sightseeing shows Norbulingkha, the Tibetan summer palace, built by the seventh Dalai Lama in the 18th century; the Tibetan Museum, which houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colorful tangkas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. Visitors can also see varieties of folk art such as unique Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewelry, and adornments made of gold, silver, and jade, as well as fine Chinese pottery. And the scenic Drepung Monastery, once home to 10,000 lamas.
You’ll not soon forget the spectacular architecture at the world famous Potala Palace. Former living quarters of the Dalai Lama, its massive 1,000 room structure towers over this mountain city. Continue on to visit the famous Barkhor Market where you may shop for Tibetan items. At Barkhor Square tour one of Tibet’s holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Temple, where pilgrims come to worship before the statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in gold. This evening, enjoy a memorable Tibetan dinner and show.
Today fly to historic Xian, the ancient capital of China and site of archaeological treasures.
You will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Bing Ma Yong). It’s known as the 8th miracle in the world. The whole mausoleum is like a cultural treasure vault with large collections of relics. After a visit to the Terra Cotta Army replication factory, drive back to downtown to visit Xian City Wall, an ancient military defense system. Your final stop will be the bustling Muslim Street.
You will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park, the most distinctive landmark in Xian, and Xian Museum. Then fly to Shanghai. Upon arriving, be met by our Shanghai tour guide. Rest of the day is on your own.
Today’s portion of the tour will take you into Shanghai, China’s financial center. Take some time to explore the commercial aspects of Old Street and the quiet Yuyuan Garden before checking out the 120,000 art exhibits in the Shanghai Museum. Afternoon visits the Shanghai silk carpet factory where you can do some shopping. Stroll around the Bund, the waterfront of Shanghai, and alongside the Huang-pu River as well as the bustling Nanjing Road. A special farewell dinner of Shanghai cuisine will be served.
Today you’ll board a flight to return home. Your amazing China trip ends.
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This is a great tour for first time visitors to China. Flight, hotel, tour bus were all first rate, considering the price of the tour! We ... VIEW MORE
Dear Carol!We have returned from our tour (2015-02-14) and would like to thank you!It was FANTASTIC! everything was PERFECT!China Tour staff... VIEW MORE