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China Discovery plus Misterious Tibet Tour

 
Tour Code: LCTP002   Map of China Discovery plus Misterious Tibet Tour
Trip Duration: 16 Days & 15 Nights  
Departure Day: Daily    
Visiting:Beijing,Xian, Lhasa, Shigatse, Chengdu,Shanghai  
Summary: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Different Buddhism Culture in Tibet, Giant Panda in Chengdu, Li river boat cruise in Guilin, Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai  
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Beijing(-/-/-)

Beijing Forbidden CityTransfer via: International Flight arranged by you

Welcome to Beijing, where the capital, political, and cultural center of China lies. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/-)

After breakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the " Forbidden City", the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)

Today's highlight is the visit of the Great Wall (Mutianyu Section), one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and a symbol of Chinese civilization. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your full day activities.

Day 4 Beijing / Xian (B/L/-)

Xian TourTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will take a ride in rickshaw through some old "Hutongs", lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where you will visit some family. Take a flight to Xi'an, visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings and sculptures are kept.

Day 5 Xian (B/L/-)

Begin the day's activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet local residents. After lunch, you will visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.

Day 6 Xian (B/L/-)

After breakfast, visit Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. This roomy, modern museum contains over 370,000 relics chronicling Shaanxi civilization and culture from as far as prehistoric times. The collection is strong in ceramics, bronzes, jade pieces, gold and silver items, ancient coins, and calligraphy mainly from the pre-Ming periods. After lunch, you rill visit Xian ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and Great Mosque.

Day 7Xian/ Lhasa (B/-/-)

Potala Palace, Lhasa TourTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Take a morning flight to Lhasa, which means holy land of Buddha's land in Tibetan, is the political religious economical and cultural centre of Tibet. Free at leisure to acclimatize yourself to the high latitude for the rest of the day.

Day 8 Lhasa (B/L/D)

Today's highlight is Potala Palace, which is the former winter home of the Dalai Lama and the greatest monumental structure in Tibet. then visit Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble.

Day 9 Lhasa (B/L/D)

Today, you will visit the Sera Monastery - one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet and one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, Norbulingka, which means 'Jeweled Garden'. It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration. Then visit the Carpet Factory.

Day 10 Lhasa / Shigatse (B/L/D)

Tashilunpo Monastery, Travel to ShigatseTransfer via: Van arranged by us

Today you will drive to Shigatse, cross over the Gangbala pass(4800m), view the pretty Yomdrok Lake,which is the second biggest holy lake in Tibet(water level:4441m) and is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet.

Day 11 Shigatse / Lhasa (B/L/D)

Before driving back to Lhasa city, visit Tashilunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup , the first Dalai Lama , is a historic and culturally important monastery next to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

Day 12 Lhasa / Chengdu (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Take a morning flight to Chengdu, which is he capital of Sichuan Province. After lunch, visit Wuhou Temple, which is a famous historical site dedicated to the memory of Zhuge Liang (181-234 A.D), Prime Minister of the Kingdom Shu during the Three Kingdoms period (AD220-280).

Day 13 Chengdu (B/L/-)

Chengdu Panda Sanctuaries, Travel to ChengduToday's highlights is Chengdu Giant Pandas Breeding Base, which is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. Endangered species such as giant pandas, red pandas, and black-necked cranes reproduce well at the Base. Also located at the Base is the Giant Panda Museum which provides interesting educational information about a variety of species native to China.

Day 14 Chengdu / Shanghai (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

In the morning, fly to Shanghai, the bustling commercial heart of China, known as "Paris of the East". Visit the Bund, at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower can be seen on the opposite side. The splendid row of early 20th century Europe buildings remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. Visit fascinating Yuyuan Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through the Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. A fabulous Acrobatic Show concludes your first day in Shanghai.

Day 15 Shanghai (B/L/-)

Shanghai, China's most modern metropolisThis morning you will visit marvelous Shanghai Museum, a leading attraction of the city since it opened in 1994, containing some priceless collections of paintings, porcelains and bronzes. Move on to check out the St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui Cathedral) built in 1846. Wander around the former French Concession represented by the leafy Fuxing Park and the architecture in the area. Then pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. You will have some free time in the afternoon to explore the city.

Day 16 Shanghai / Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer via: International / Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

 

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Bell Tower Hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Xian
Lhasa Shangbala Hotel Xinding Hotel Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Shigatse Shigatse Hotel N/A N/A
Chengdu Ziwei Hotel Mingshan Hotel Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
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