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15 Days Classic China Tour with Tibet

15 Days Classic China Tour with Tibet

(CT002) Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai

Overview

The tour includes the traditional and new wonders of China. Mainland China classic tourist destination and the Qinghai-Tibet Train, which is the new wonders in the roof of the world.

The Qinghai-Tibet Train connects mainland China and the highest plateau in the world - Tibet, it becomes the most popular travel line in recently year. Of course the tour includes traditional Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, and Shanghai. You can easily connect Tibet by railway from near Xian.

This is an impress tour for you to explore China comprehensively.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Beijing, Please go to our reserved hotel by taxi by yourself.

When international flight lands in Beijing, Please take a taxi by yourself to our reserved hotel. The rest of the day free for you to be on your own.

Overnight in Beijing

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

Today is guided tour to Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace which are the traditional must-see places in Beijing. These attractions present to the visitors an image of how the ancient Chinese emperors manage the country, what their family life is, how they spent leisure time, how they sacrifice gods.

Overnight in Beijing

Day 3: Beijing - Day tour to Mutianyu Great Wall

The Great Wall tour proves that China was one of the strongest countries in its history. Stretching thousands of kilometers, the Great Wall protected the ancient Chinese against the invasion of the enemy from its north side for more than 1000 years; the Great Wall was listed as one of the world's eight wonders. Mutianyu Great Wall, featured “graceful”, enjoy the best quality among all Wall sections, 80km north-east of Beijing with 22 ancient watchtowers, about one every kilometer. (Cable car is optional if you do not want to walk)

After the tour, you will be drop off at the train station to board the overnight sleeper train to Xi’an, the reference train number is Z19, which departs from Beijing at 20:40, arrive in Xian at next 08:31 (the Sequence of Day2 & Day3 might be exchanged according to the arrangement of travel agency)

Overnight in the train

Day 4: Xian - Day Tour to Terra-Cotta Warriors, Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum, Banpo Neolithic Village

The tour guide will pick you up from Xian railway station

The day tour in Xian is impressive too. The Emperor’s Terracotta Army is also one of the eight wonders in the world. These terracotta warriors and horses are the size of a real army, and were buried alongside the Emperor in a vast underground palace. 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. Short visit at the Terra-Cotta Replication Factory on the way back to downtown.

Overnight in Xian

Day 5: Train to Xining and transfer the Qinghai-Tibet Train to Lhasa (Or Train from Xian to Lhasa Directly)

The Xining to Lhasa Section of Tibet Train offers a stunning alpine scenery full of snow capped mountains, lakes, vast plateau plains littered with nomads, yaks, Tibetan antelope and many other wild life elements. Tibet Railway is the world’s highest Railway. The 1,956 kilometers rail line expands a vast highland area with an average altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level, the highest being 5,068 meters.

Day 6: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Sightseeing by train, arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon

Today the train will move on Qinghai Tibet Plateau, You will pass by Yuzhufeng, which is the main peak of Kunlun Mountain, World Natural Heritage Kekexili Natural Preserve, Tuotuo River-the resource of Yangtze River, Naqu Grassland and Cuona Lake. In the afternoon (maybe evening, according to the train schedule), the train will arrive in Lhasa. Tour guide will meet you at railway station.

Day 7: Day tour to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts. Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Barkhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

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

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. In the afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Day 9: Fly to Chengdu

You will fly to Chengdu after tour in Lhasa. The tour guide will escort you to Lhasa airport and see you off. There is only 2 hours flying from Lhasa to Chengdu, Tour package does not include transfer from Chengdu airport to reserved hotel in downtown, please take taxi in the airport on your own.

In the afternoon, you could spend your time to explore Chunxi Road, Jinli Street or Kuanzhai Alley in central Chengdu.

Day 10: Chengdu Day Tour - Panda Base and Leshan Giant Budda

In the morning, the guide will pick you up to visit Chengdu Panda Research Center. Morning is pandas' feeding time, you will visit both adult and baby pandas houses and watch them eating fresh bamboo. In the afternoon, drive about 2 hours to Leshan, where you can visit biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. 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. Either watching the Buddha by hiking or by cruise. After the tour, drive back to Chengdu, end the tour at Tianfu Square. Please take taxi to your reserved Hotel

Day 11: Fly to Guilin

You will be picked up from Guilin airport to reserved hotel in downtown. The rest of time is from you to explore the beautiful Guilin city by yourself. Highly recommend Elephant Trunk Hill, and 2-River 4-Lake Park.

Day 12: Guilin - Day tour to Longji Terraced Fields and Yao Minority Village

In the morning, tour guide will pick you up from Hotel to 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. People who plant on the fields are Yao people; they 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. You will visit their Village, Pan-An, where you can experience their custom and life.

Day 13: Guilin - Day tour to Li River Cruise

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. Arrive in Yangshuo, you could spend leisure time by yourself to explore the Xi Street, or do Yulong River Bamboo boat Rafting, or cycling in the countryside.

After the tour finish, you will be pick-up from Yangshuo to Guilin Airport, and fly to Shanghai.Tour package does not include transfer from Shanghai airport to reserved hotel in downtown, please take taxi in the airport on your own.

Day 14: Shanghai day tour

Tour guide will pick you up at hotel in the morning, today, you will explore Classic & Modern Shanghai Full-view Sightseeing. Including Visit Yu Garden, the bund, Shanghai Old Wax Figure Museum and Old French Concession. You will not only see the Asia's most modern skyscrapers but also the modern Chinese culture sites in the most flourishing city in the world.

Overnight in Shanghai

Day 15: Depart from Shanghai

End the tour, please arrange taxi from your hotel to Shanghai airport.

Service Guide

Service Included:

All Cities tours in Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai (Group Tour, Sit-in Coach)

  • Pick up from hotel before the tour
  • Drop off to hotel after the tour finish
  • All Entrance Fees 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 Overnight Train, Sleeper Berth
  • Xian to Xining Bullet Train ticket, second class seat
  • Qinghai Tibet Railway Train tickets from Xining to Lhasa, second class sleeper berth
    (All domestic train will be included and booked by us in advance.)

All Accommodation

  • All Hotels in the tour are included. We choose best value 3 star hotels with good location for you. All hotels include breakfast.

Travel Documents

  • Tibet Travel Permit

Others

  • Train Station/Airport pick up and drop off in Lhasa.
  • Airport pick up and drop off in Guilin.

Service Excluded:

Domestic Flight Tickets

  • Flight ticket Lhasa to Chengdu approx. 200-260 USD/person
  • Flight ticket Chengdu to Guilin approx. 150-180 USD/person
  • Flight ticket Guilin to Shanghai approx. 140-160 USD/person
    (We do not quote the price because the flight tickets changes time to time, and it is easy to book it online by yourself. Sometimes, if you book international air tickets along with domestic air. you can get cheaper price.)

Shuttle Service

  • Price does not include airport/train station pick up or drop off in Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Shanghai, it is easy to arrange a taxi by yourself with minimum cost.

Some Meals

  • Some meals are not included, check the meals plan

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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