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15 Days Classic China Tour with Tibet

15 Days Classic China Tour with Tibet

(CT002) Beijing - Xi'an - Xining - Lhasa - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai Tour

Overview

This tour involves some must-see attractions in Beijing, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City of Ming and Qing Dynasties, sacred Temple of Heaven and so on.

You can take Tibet train to Xi’an to visit Terra-Cotta Warriors with more than 2000 history. And then continue to take Xi’an-Lhasa train to reach Tibet. In Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet, you can visit Potala Palace, a palace with highest elevation in the world, Jokhang Temple, the most devotional temple in the hearts of Tibetan believers, the largest Gelug sect monastery - Drepung Monastery and watch monk debate in Sera Monastery.

Then you take flight from Lhasa to Chengdu and visit the Giant Panda Feeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha. After that, you can fly from Chengdu to Guilin, one of the most enchanting places of china, and enjoy its stunning scenery. After touring Guilin, you will travel to Shanghai and visit this most developed city in China.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing, enjoy the free time

Upon your arrival in the Beijing airport, your local tour guide will escort you to your reserved hotel in Beijing. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Stay overnight in Beijing

Day 2: Day tour to explore ancient Beijing, visit Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace(B,L)

The Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. The splendid architecture of the Forbidden City represents the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment. The Temple of Heaven is spectacular temple that the Emperors visited during the Ming and Qing dynasties to pray for a good harvest.

The Summer Palace is the largest royal garden in the world built in The grandeur and beauty of the Palace is overwhelming and is sure to impress anyone.

Stay overnight in Beijing

Day 3: Day tour to Mutianyu Great Wall(B,L)

Mutianyu Great Wall, featured “graceful”, enjoy the best quality among all Wall sections, 80km north-east of Beijing. Less tourists and well protected than Baidaling Section. It is is encased by sprightly streams and lush greenery. Mutianyu Great Wall is older than Badaling Great Wall, it has 22 watchtowers, about one every kilometer.

MuTianYu Great Wall passes through beautiful forested hills with streams. There is a cable car at MuTianYu to whisk you up onto the Great Wall.

In the evening, you will be transferred to the Beijing West train station for the overnight train to Xian.

Stay overnight in the train

Day 4: Day Tour to Terra-Cotta Warriors, Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum, Banpo Neolithic Village(B,L)

The archeological site of Banpo Village, built more than 6,000 year ago, and you will see how the resident matriarchic tribe used to survive in the Neolithic age.

The Emperor’s Terracotta Army. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. These terracotta warriors and horses are the size of a real army, and were buried alongside the Emperor in a vast underground palace.

Stay overnight in Xian

Day 5: Train to Xining, then transfer to the Qinghai-Tibet Train to Lhasa(B)

Day 6: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Sightseeing on the train, arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon. Acclimatize the high altitude

Day 7: Day tour to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street(B,D)

The Potala Palace is the highest Palace in the world, and the palace of the famous Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

The Jokhang temple is the holiest temple in Tibet and founded in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, which is the most precious and holiest things in Tibetan Buddhism.

Barkhor street is the street , where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Tibetan Teahouse, where you can find the real Lhasa leisure life, with local people, enjoy the local food at local atmosphere.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 8: Day tour to visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, Sera & Drepung(B)

Drepung monastery is the biggest Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, now is also the biggest one with hundreds of monks study inside. Buddhist Sculpture Carving, Appreciate one of the amazing Tibetan Art – Stone Carving near Drepung.

Lama Debating inside Sera Monastery, you can see how Lamas practice their study every day and get to know how they learn Tibetan Buddhism from teacher and others. This is the most amazing section of your Tibet tour.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 9: Fly to Chengdu from Lhasa, free time in the afternoon(B)

Day 10: Day tour to Giant Panda Feeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha(B)

Giant Panda - Dozens of Pandas live in Chengdu Panda Reach base, It might be the best place to see Pandas, You will catch pandas' feeding time, visit both adult and baby pandas houses and watch them eating fresh bamboo.

Leshan Giant Buddha – the world Historic Heritage. The biggest sitting Buddha sculpture aside the mountain in the world. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world, about 71- meter in height.

Stay overnight in Chengdu

Day 11: Fly to Guilin from Chengdu, free time in the afternoon to walk around Guilin city(B)

Day 12: Day Tour to the Longji Terraced Fields and Discover Minority Village(B,L)

Longji Terraced Fields. The fields were built into the hillsides, the terraces are beautiful when the sun reflects on the water of the paddy fields, and the fields color changes into yellow in when the harvest is ripe, Layered rice fields like the back of a Dragon if look down from the air.

Ping’an Village in Longji. Yao people have lived there for generations in wooden houses on the back of Terraced Fields. Yao women have long black hair even they getting old, but they never use shampoo, go and discover their mysterious method for keeping their hair clean and shining.

Stay overnight in Guilin

Day 13: Day tour to do Li River Cruise. Fly to Shanghai(B,L)

Li River. The 4 hours cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo will bring you the stunning natural beauty. This cruise journey is recognized as the most beautiful river view in the world. Get your camera ready. Then Come back to Guilin and fly to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai

Day 14: Classic & Modern Shanghai Full-view Sightseeing. Visit Yu Garden, the bund, Shanghai Old Wax Figure Museum and Old French Concession(B,L)

Yu Garden, best preserved ancient Chinese private official garden style in Shanghai. The Bund, one mile stroll affords many spectacular views. The Bund, with more than 50 individual architectural styles, is reminiscent of the time when Shanghai was the center of Chinese economy and culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Shanghai Old Wax Figure Museum will immerses you in the sights of Shanghai throughout history of showing everyday scenes of people living in Shanghai.

Old French Concession, a lovely chance to take a trip back in time to what the old colonial French quarter was like.

Stay overnight in Shanghai

Day 15: Depart from Shangshai(B)

The guide will transfer tourists to airport for onward flight to home. The entire tour ends. 

Service Guide

Service Included:

All Cities Tours in Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai

  • Pick up from hotel before the tour
  • Drop off to hotel after the tour finish
  • All Entrance Fee of tourist attractions listed in the itineary
  • Lunches included in Beijing,Xian,Shanghai city tour
  • One Dinner included in Lhasa
  • Local English Speaking Tour guide
  • AC comfortable tourist Vehicle

Train Tickets in China

  • Beijing to Xian Train ticket
  • Xian to Xining Bullet Train ticket
  • Qinghai Tibet Railway Train tickets
    (As buying Train tickets is not as easy as buying air tickets, all domestic train will be included and booked by us in advance.)

All Accommodation

  • All Hotels in the tour are included. We choosed best value 3 to 4 star hotels with good location for you. All hotels include breakfast.
    (You may book accommodation by yourself, the price can be deducted from the quotation)

Travel Documents

  • Tibet Travel Permit, Chinese Visa Invitaton letter if required

Others

  • Shuttle Service in Lhasa. Shuttle bus to and from Lhasa Airport

Service Excluded:

Domestic Flight Tickets

  • Flight ticket Lhasa to Chengdu
  • Flight ticket Chengdu to Guilin
  • Flight ticket Guilin to Shanghai
    (Sometimes, if you book international air tickets along with domestic air with same airline, you can get cheaper price; we can also book it for you if required)

Shuttle Service

  • There is no airport/train station pick up or drop off service included, please arrange the taxi by yourself. It is easy to do it in China.
    (Lhasa airport shuttle service is included as the local government requires travel agency to escort the guests)

Some Meals

  • Besides the breakfast included in hotel, and some meals listed in the day tours, meals are not included in price quotation.

Others

  • Some options might to be recommended to guests like Kongfu Show in Beijing, those opion are choosen by your wish and pay extra on sites.
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Gratuities to tour guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses

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