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11-Day Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Shanghai

  • Code: SG15-2017
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Our guide will wait for you at the airport according to your international flight schedule. As soon as you fetch your luggage and clear customs, you will see the guide welcoming you at the exit holding a banner with your name. We will transfer you to the 4-star Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel, which is the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing. As it is your first day in our country, we are sure you will have many questions. Please talk with your guide. The best time to get answers is on the way from the airport to your hotel. For the rest of the day, you may either relax at the hotel to recover from the long journey, or explore the city on your own for an exotic touch of a foreign land.

Summer Palace, Beijing

Our group at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Day 02: Beijing
This exciting day’s trip starts with a pre-tour introductory talk at the hotel. You will meet all the other members of your group that come from different countries. Now you are a team. The highlight of this morning is the grandiose Forbidden City. Before that, we will have a short stop at Tiananmen Square for about 30 minutes. It is the world’s largest city center square and also the heart of Beijing. The surrounding buildings that can be the background for pictures are the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the Grand National Theatre. Then we head for the nearby Forbidden City on foot. The Forbidden City is the palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, where once lived 24 emperors. It is now the largest and most complete ancient architectural complex in wood in the world. You will have at least 2 hours to appreciate this incomparable ancient architecture masterpiece. Lunch will be served at a very nice local restaurant rather than a normal tourist restaurant. It is a la carte style and you can order what you want to eat within certain budget limitations. In this way, clients can taste real authentic Chinese food. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. It is the site for emperors to hold the Heaven Worshipping Ceremony. This was a very important event since the Han Dynasty, as all emperors believed they were the sons of Heaven. For the evening, we have prepared the relaxing and lively Chinese Kung Fu Show for you at the Red Theatre. (B+L)
Day 03: Beijing
Have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning to store energy for today’s activity. We drive to Badaling Great Wall which is 75 kilometers away from downtown Beijing. Being the most representative part of the Ming Great Wall, and also the first section open to travelers, Badaling is famous around the world for its magnificent landscape, mature supporting facilities, profound culture and historical connotation. As a Chinese saying goes, “One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero”. Then you will visit a jade factory. The nearby shopping site restaurants offer low quality food, so we do not arrange lunch today. You may take some fast food for your lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the Sacred Way. Walking from the dolmen, you will see 36 stone sculptures along the way: 24 animals like lions, kylin, camel etc and 12 human. This vivid sculptural group has great cultural and artistic value. After your visit, transfer back to the hotel. You will have a stopover at the Bird's Nest to take some pictures from a distance. (B)
Day 04: Beijing - Xian

Visit the Summer Palace, a pearl store and Hutong alleys as the conclusion of your Beijing travel. The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. It was built on the basis of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. You may have a pleasurable time strolling this comely but spectacular garden. Hutongs represent the unique culture of Beijing City. There are thousands of Hutongs in Beijing and you will experience one classic alley by rickshaw. The visit to a quadrangle courtyard is another highlight during the Hutong tour. Lunch is again served at a fancy local restaurant of an a la carte style. Later in the afternoon, our guide will see you off at the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will see the guide in Xian waiting for you warmly outside the baggage claim area. Transfer to the 5-star Sheraton Hotel for a two-night stay. (B+L)

Our travel consultant Linda with her clients

Our travel consultant Linda with her clients

Day 05: Xian

The highlight today is the marvelous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is the most important cultural relic and historic site in Xian and was crowned as the "eighth wonder of the world". It is also the world's largest underground military museum. Then visit a pottery-making factory. Today, you will have an opportunity to have a close contact with Chinese people and see how they live by visiting a local family home. Lunch is also served at the home by the host and we are sure you will be deeply impressed by this. Then we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum. In the evening, enjoy yourself at the Shaanxi Opera Theatre for an extraordinary Dumpling dinner as well as a wonderful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. (B+L+D)

Day 06: Xian - Lhasa

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Our guide in Lhasa will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the 4-star Xinding Hotel. Due to the flight schedule, lunch is not included today. Lhasa is the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has been the Tibetan political, economic, cultural, and religious center for a long time. With the high altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level, we suggest you rest at the hotel for the rest of the day to acclimatize yourself to the altitude. (B)

 Sera Monastery, Lhasa

Our clients at the Sera Monastery, Lhasa
Photo by Bob and Marion Smith

Day 07: Lhasa

Visit Norbulingka Park in the morning. Located in the western suburb of Lhasa, the park is the summer palace for the Dalai Lama in successive dynasties. The elegant garden was built in the 18th century. It was also the place where the Dalai Lama would deal with political affairs and hold religious activities. Covering an area of 46 hectares, now it is an ideal place for people to worship, relax and enjoy palace architecture in the Tibetan Style. A set-menu lunch is arranged at a nice local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Sera Monastery, which is a typical shamanism monastery. This monastery has a rich collection of precious culture relics and art works such as Buddhist sutras, figure of Buddha, mafors, gold and silver ware etc. On every weekday afternoon, the monks debate ardently in the yard. It is a kind of discussion or sharing of Buddhist knowledge. Then we pay a visit to a local Tibetan family. (B+L)

Day 08: Lhasa

Standing solemnly on the Red Mountain of Lhasa, the Potala Palace is a large-scale architectural complex in stone and wood. It is the symbol of Lhasa and is called “the Pearl on the roof of the World”. The sacred Potala Palace has unshakable status among Tibetan people. For those who have entered the Potala Palace, they will regard it as a reward and gift of life. After lunch, visit the Jokhang Temple, a Gyangjian Tangka Art Store and Barkhor Street. The Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. For most Tibetans, its importance is no lower than Potala Palace. The most impressive and touching thing you will see here is the religious pilgrimage of believers prostrating themselves along the street. Walking along Barkhor Street, you may buy some small gifts for your families or friends. Then visit the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital, where you will get a lecture from a professor on some basic knowledge of Tibetan medical science. (B+L)

Day 09: Lhasa - Shanghai
Visit the Tibet Museum in the morning so as to have a better idea of Tibetan history, culture, art, religion and folk-customs. After lunch, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport, transfer you to the 4-star Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya and help you with the check-in procedure. (B+L)

Shanghai Bund

Our clients on the Shanghai Bund
Provided by client Mr. Giulio Carrato

Day 10: Shanghai
The Shanghai Museum is one of the largest ancient art museums in our country. It is renowned at home and abroad for its rich collections of exquisite quality. It is especially famous for exhibits of bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphy and paintings. After visiting the Shanghai Museum, you will continue your visit at Yuyuan Garden, a typical Chinese classical garden. This garden is very quiet and beautiful, while outside the garden is a bustling market where you can find delicious local snacks and exquisite handicrafts. Then drop by a silk shop. A farewell a la carte lunch will be served at a fancy local restaurant with Shanghai cuisine. Then, visit the Bund, Nanjing Road and an ancient street for the rest of the day. Walking on the Bund along the Huangpu River, you will see the landmark buildings like the Oriental TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Transfer back to the hotel and our service ends here. (B+L)
Day 11: Departure from Shanghai
Breakfast is serviced at the hotel. You will check out of the hotel before 12:00 and make your own way to the airport for your departure flight. We hope you had a great time with us and hope to offer you our service again. Should you need an extension trip to other cities or places, please consult with your travel counselor for details. (B)

Dates and Prices (Based on double occupancy, per person)
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04-01-T 4/01-4/11, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
04-06-T 4/06-4/16, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
04-13-T 4/13-4/23, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
04-20-T 4/20-4/30, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
05-04-T 5/04-5/14, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
05-11-T 5/11-5/21, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
05-18-T 5/18-5/28, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
05-25-T 5/25-6/04, 2017 USD2550.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
06-01-T 6/01-6/11, 2017 USD2520.00 USD430.00 Open Tour Enquiry
06-08-T 6/08-6/18, 2017 USD2520.00 USD430.00 Open Tour Enquiry
06-15-T 6/15-6/25, 2017 USD2520.00 USD430.00 Open Tour Enquiry
06-22-T 6/22-7/02, 2017 USD2520.00 USD430.00 Open Tour Enquiry
06-29-T 6/29-7/09, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
07-06-T 7/06-7/16, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
07-13-T 7/13-7/23, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
07-20-T 7/20-7/30, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
07-27-T 7/27-8/06, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
08-03-T 8/03-8/13, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
08-10-T 8/10-8/20, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
08-17-T 8/17-8/27, 2017 USD2580.00 USD470.00 Open Tour Enquiry
08-24-T 8/24-9/03, 2017 USD2590.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
08-31-T 8/31-9/10, 2017 USD2600.00 USD530.00 Open Tour Enquiry
09-07-T 9/07-9/17, 2017 USD2600.00 USD530.00 Open Tour Enquiry
09-14-T 9/14-9/24, 2017 USD2600.00 USD530.00 Open Tour Enquiry
09-21-T 9/21-10/01, 2017 USD2600.00 USD530.00 Open Tour Enquiry
10-05-T 10/05-10/15, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
10-12-T 10/12-10/22, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
10-19-T 10/19-10/29, 2017 USD2560.00 USD490.00 Open Tour Enquiry
10-26-T 10/26-11/05, 2017 USD2540.00 USD460.00 Open Tour Enquiry
11-02-T 11/02-11/12, 2017 USD2450.00 USD420.00 Open Tour Enquiry
11-09-T 11/09-11/19, 2017 USD2450.00 USD420.00 Open Tour Enquiry
11-16-T 11/16-11/26, 2017 USD2430.00 USD400.00 Open Tour Enquiry

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