Tour Package: Tibet_11
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi history Museum
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
11 Days China Tibet
Tour: Beijing, Lhasa, Xi'an And Shanghai
Tour Code: Tibet_11
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive at Beijing airport or railway
station. Our English-speaking tour guide
will meet and welcome you at the arrival
hall, and then you will be transferred
to your hotel for checking in. Remaining
day is free at your own leisure.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden
City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer
Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Roasted Duck
Dinner. Optional program in the evening:
Peking Opera, Kungfu show or Chinese
Square: Tiananmen was the front
gate of Forbidden City - the imperial
palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Measuring 880 meters in length and 500
meters in width, Tian'anmen Square is
located in the center of Beijing; military
parade takes place here on China's National
City: Also known as the Imperial
Palace, it was the ruling center and
living residence of 24 emperors in Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
The Forbidden City is situated right
in the center of Beijing, covers an
area of 740,000 square meters, and has
Palace: The largest and most famous
imperial garden in China which is located
in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing.
The Summer Palace was first built in
1750 as a summer resort for the emperors
in the Qing Dynasty. It was built in
order to celebrated Emperor Qianlong's
mother's 60th birthday, and survived
from several major damages a couple
of times in late Qing Dynasty. The most
attractive sight in Summer Palace is
the Kunming lake. You can take a boat
to cruise it in the summer and enjoy
skiing on the frozen lake in the winter.
Duck Dinner: Beijing Roasted Duck
is renowned as the most delicious food
of Beijing. The duck is hung in the
oven and roasted by flame burning from
fruit-wood. The finished duck is characteristic
with crispy skin, tender meat and the
fragrance from the fruit-wood.
Opera: China's national opera and
it is also China¡¯s traditional
art. It combines music, vocal performance,
mime, dance, and acrobatics. It arose
in the late 18th century and became
fully developed and recognized by the
mid-19th century. Traditional opera
is very popular among Chinese people,
especially seniors. Nowadays, appreciting
an authentic Beijing Opera Show in famous
Liyuan Theater is a must-do when you
are traveling in Beijing.
Take an excursion to the Great Wall
and the Ming Tombs.
Great Wall: Ancient military defence
work. Construction of the Great Wall
began during the Spring and Autumn Period
to the Warring States Period (770BC-221BC),
Badaling is the most famous and most-visited
section of the Great Wall in China.
Most travelers visit this section when
they travel Beijing. This is largely
because it is well maintained and provides
smooth walking, while Mutianyu, Jinshanling,
and the vertiginous Simatai require
a full day's outing. A grand view can
be enjoyed on top of the fortresses.
Look into the distance; there is a sea
of lofty mountains and ridges where
the Great Wall arises from the clouds
and rapidly runs out of sight into the
Tombs: The Ming Tombs lie in a broad
valley to the south of Tianshou Mountain
in Changping County, about 50 kilometers
northwest of Beijing proper. They are
known as the 13 Ming tombs, as 13 out
of the 16 Ming emperors were buried
there. Construction of the tombs started
in 1409 and ended with the fall of the
Ming Dynasty in 1644. In over 200 years,
tombs were built over an area of 40
square kilometers, which is surrounded
by walls totaling 40 kilometers. The
Ming Tombs are characterized by its
large size, complete system, and intact
- Lhasa (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Transfer
to the airport for flight to Lhasa.
Pick up from Lhasa airport and transfer
of Heaven: An example of China's
ancient architectural art and the architectural
structure for worshipping the heaven.
Covering an area of 2,700,000 square
meters, it is located in the southeastern
part of central Beijing. The temple
of Heaven was built in 1420 AD Ming
Dynasty and then expanded and reconstructed.
It was for emperors of the two dynasties
to worship heaven and pray for rich
harvest. Now, it has been a famous tourist
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera
Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit
a Tibetan family.
Palace: The chief residence and winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This immense religious and administrative complex is situated atop the Red Mountain, 130 meters above the Lhasa River valley. Potala Palace is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters; its 13 stories of buildings have more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.
Monastery: Founded in 1419, it is one of three famous monasteries in Tibet. As a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, Sera is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism, sometime in the history it housed about 6000 monks from all over Tibet.
Norbulingka: The traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s until the late 1950s. Norbulingka means "treasure park" in the Tibetan, it measures about 430,000 square yards, with 374 rooms inside. As a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture, Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung
Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit
the Barkhor Street.
Temple: The most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Built in 647 during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple was built for the king's bride Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, to house the Buddhist statues and images she has brought to Tibet.
Drepung Monastery: Established in 1416, it is one of the Three Great Monasteries in Tibet. Covering an area of 250,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is known as the biggest monastery in the world with many cultural relics. At its peak, more than 10,000 people lived in the monastery.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet with a rich collection of cultural relics including Buddha statues, Tibetan scriptures, jade seals, gold albums, tangkas and folk arts.
Street: Encircling Jokhang Temple, it is a famous commercial center in Lhasa. Barkhor Street has a history of more than 1300 years, visitors can find all kinds of fantastic commodities here: bronze Buddhist statues, prayer beads, carpets, thangkas, joss sticks, prayer wheels.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for flight to
Pick up from airport then transfer to
hotel. visit the Ancient City Wall.
Optional program in the evening: Tang
Dynasty Dinner Show.
Ancient City Wall: The first landmark
visitors will encounter in Xi'an is
the ancient city wall, which stretches
round the old city. The northern side
runs parallel to the railway. Xi'an
was originally a walled city, and even
today the wall is considered a landmark
dividing the city into the inner part
and the outer part. The city wall is
massive - tall, long and thick. The
South Gate and North Gate are the two
main entrances to the inner city. The
city itself is neatly arranged along
the city wall.
A traditional and popular food looks
like shoe-shaped gold and silver ingots
so when people eat it during festivals
they really hope it could bring fortune
and good luck to them, and this, of
course, is their best wishes.
Visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum,
the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Forest
of Stone Steles Museum. Optional program
in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner
Warriors Museum: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum,
with its 40 meters high tumulus, was
built in the third century B.C. for
Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of
the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). In 1974
a huge pit with numerous Qin pottery
figures was discovered to the east of
the mausoleum. The unearthed clay warriors
and horses are huge and life-like and
provide valuable data for the study
of the military weaponry and sculpture
of the time. The excavation of this
incredibly rich find is a continuing
process and visitors can actually see
the archaeologists at work revealing
more and more of these remarkable statues.
Nothing comparable to it has ever been
uncovered in China before.
Wild Goose Pagoda: This pagoda is
on the grounds of the DaCiEn Temple.
It was built in 652 A.D. Xuan Zhuang,
the famous master monk of the Tang Dynasty,
here translated Buddhist texts that
he had brought back from India. The
pagoda, as it stands today has seven
stones and is 64 meters high. Spiraling
staircases lead to the top where one
is rewarded with a good view of Xi'an
and the surrounding area.
of Stone Steles Museum: Collections
here are also of high value for exploring
Chinese calligraphy history. Here stand
the many tablets engraved with works
of many outstanding calligraphers through
Dynasty Dinner Show: Tang dynasty
Dinner Show is a performance of Chang'an
music and dances that was originated
in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history
over a thousand years ago. It is performed
by the Tang dynasty Song & Dance
Troupe, a branch of the Shaanxi Provincial
Song & Dance Troupe. The musicians
present the music with the Tang-dynasty-style
musical instruments and the dancers
wear a Tang dynasty-style robe with
long white silk sleeves. Accompanied
with dinner, you will enjoy a national
art that reflects the glory and richness
of the Tang Dynasty era.
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History
Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer
to the airport for flight to Shanghai.
Our guide will meet you at Shanghai
airport and transfer to the hotel. Visit
the Bund that is a great street for
Provincial History Museum: The museum,
with a floor space of over 4,000 square
meters, was opened in 1952. There are
more than two thousand ancient artifacts
on display. They are divided into three
sections: Forest of Steles (the oldest
and richest collection of such stone
tablets in China), Gallery of Stone
Sculpture, and Historical Relics.
Mosque: The Great Mosque is the
famous Islamic mosque in China-Xian.
It is one of the oldest, largest and
best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.
The design of The Great Mosque is of
mixed architecture - traditional Muslim
and Chinese styles.
Bund: As the architectural symbol
of Shanghai, the Bund is on the west
bank of Huangpu River and winds one
kilometer. The name "the Bund" is derived
from an Anglo-Indian term meaning literally
¡°muddy embankment¡±. To the
west of the Bund, there are 52 magnificent
buildings standing in different styles:
Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance,
Classic and the combination of Eastern
and Western style, most of them were
erected before 1937.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan
Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former
French Concession. Optional program
in the evening: the Portman Acrobatic
Show or Huangpu River cruise.
Museum: Shanghai Museum is a treasure
house of Chinese cultural essence with
a rich collection of 120,000 valuable
antique items. Shanghai Museum is especially
famous for its treasures of bronzes
(bells, knives, axeheads, chariot ornaments),
ceramics, Chinese calligraphy and traditional
Yuan Garden: This small park is
located in the heart of Shanghai's old
Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan
Market. Built in 1559, in the Suzhou
style by a high official in honor of
his father, the garden has maintained
its classic beauty over the centuries.
French Concession: It is once designated
for the French from 1849 to 1946, consisting
of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts.
Interesting architecture built with
French and Belgian venture investments
and showing mixed Chinese-European styles.
Today, the area is characterized by
quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style
villas, interesting boutiques, lively
bars and quaint cafes that are not typical
Transfer to the airport for your departure,
end of service.
2. Hotel Accommodation
3. Tour Price
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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
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