13 Days China Discovery Tours
with Tibet, Qinghai - Tibet Railway, Beijing, xian, Shanghai

china map Tour Code: CCT-8
Tour Price: USD 2500 Up
Tour Destinations:Beijing - Xian - Qinghai - Tibet Railway - Tibet - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private package, private English guide, driver, vehicle
Tour Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Tour Highlights:Visit the Great Wall - Badaling, The Forbidden City Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum Xian, Potala Palace Lhasa, Jokhang Temple Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, the the bund Shanghai, Yu Garden and Market Shanghai


Day 1
Destination: Arrival in Beijing
Meals: Chinese Lunch
Itinerary Details: Be met by English speaking tour guide at airport and take the private vehicle to the hotel in the morning. After a short rest in hotel, visit Temple of Heaven - the best preserved and largest sacrificial building.complex in the world.
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Crowne Plaza Beijing - 5 star / Stardard tour: Capital Hotel Beijing - 4 star

Day 2
Destination: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, have a Peking Duck Dinner in Quanjude Restaurant.
Detailed Itinerary: Visit Tiananmen Square -the biggest downtown Square of the world, the Forbidden City - the world's largest palace complex. Then we will drive to Summer palace - 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing. Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty. In the Evening, have a Peking Duck Dinner in Quanjude Restaurant and enjoy Beijing opera in theatre. Beijing opera is deemed the national opera of China.
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Crowne Plaza Beijing - 5 star / Stardard tour: Capital Hotel Beijing - 4 star

Day 3
Destination: Beijing - Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chiners Dinner
Itinerary Details: About 8:30 am, drive one and half hours to the famous Badaling Great Wall - the most famous section of Great Wall. Take sightseeing on Badaling Great Wall for about 2 hours. Drive 20minutes to Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs consist of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors. Changling is the most famous one. After have a dinner, dirve to Beijing Aiport, flight to Xian, Be met by English speaking tour guide at Xian airport and take the private vehicle to the hotel
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Hyatt Regency Xian - 5 star / Stardard tour: Bell Tower Hotel Xian / 4 star

Day 4
Destination: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Xian Dumpling / Jiaozi Dinner
Itinerary Details: Visit the the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum - the Eighth Wonder of the World. More than 6,000 different looking pottery figures depict the history of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC-206 BC. After lunch, visit the Forest of Stone Stelae Museum -a classical courtyard styled structure with the oldest and richest collection of steles in China, And visit the Old City Wall, it is built during the 14th century on Tang dynasty foundations, date to the Ming dynasty. Have a local Dumpling / Jiaozi Dinner - Jiaozi is the most traditional food in China. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show -performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty over a thousand years ago
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Hyatt Regency Xian - 5 star / Stardard tour: Bell Tower Hotel Xian / 4 star

Day 5
Destination: Xian - Qinghai / Tibet Railway
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Itinerary Details: Visit the Great Mosque -the largest and best preserved mosques of China. Visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda: regarded by many as a symbol of the city Xian, the pagoda was built in 652 A.D. in Tang Dynasty to house the sutras brought back from India by the famous monk Xuan-zang. and Visit the Provincial Museum -a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. the museum exhibits over 3,000 unearthed historical relics, a small fraction of their collection.After have a dinnier, dirve to Xian Railway Station, take train to Lhasa Tibet by Qing - Tibet Railway
Hotel: In train

Day 6
Destination: Arrival at Lhasa
Meals: Chinese Dinner
Detailed Itinerary: Sightseeing of the Qing - Tibet Railway. The 1,956-kilometer-long Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world's highest and longest plateau railroad and also the first railway connecting the Tibet Autonomous Region with other parts of China. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is a "road to heaven". About at 20:30, the train arrival at Lhasa Railway Station. Be met by English speaking tour guide and take the private vehicle to the hotel.
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa / Stardard tour: Rainbow Bridge Hotel Lhasa 3 star

Day 7
Destination: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Detailed Itinerary: About 8:00am, you will be Pick up by our tour guide to visit the Potala Palace - the architectural wonder in the center of Lhasa, is the symbol of that sacred land. When the thirty-third King of Tibet, Soongtsan Gampo, was married in 641 to Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang Dynasty, it has 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill for his bride, as well as the red building at the top of the hill.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Jokhang Temple. This temple is one of the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is always a procession of devout Tibetan Buddhist within the premises. And then, we talk a walk through Barkhor Street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. Back to you Hotel.
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa / Stardard tour: Rainbow Bridge Hotel Lhasa 3 star

Day 8
Destination: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Detailed Itinerary: About 8:00am, you will be Pick up by our tour guide to visit Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, two kilometers west of the Potala Palace, located at the bank of the Kyichu River. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters, with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made gardens in Tibet Autonomous Region. Then we visit the Drepung Monastery, which was established near Lhasa, Tibet in 1416 by Chojey Tashi Palden. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions
At the last, we will visit Sera Monastery, founded in 1419, at its height, Sera monastery was residence to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.
Hotel:Hotel: Luxury Tour: Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa / Stardard tour: Rainbow Bridge Hotel Lhasa 3 star

Day 9
Destination: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Detailed Itinerary: About 8:00am, you will be pick up by our tour guide and take 3 hour driving to Yamdrok Lake. The lake lies to the Shannan Region in Tibet, one of the threebiggest lakes in Tibet. Its altitude 4441 meters (about 14,570 feet) . This turquoise green and freshwater lake is a countless depth and is spread in 624 square kilometers making about ten independent hilly islands inside. And then we will visit the Pelkhor Choede, which is a typical Tibetan Buddhist style monastery, lying about 230 kilometers (143 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Shigatse. Pelkhor Choede enjoys a high status in Tibetan Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together.

About 04:00pm, we will arrival in Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet is situated at the altitude of 12,600 ft. It is the famous city for its great Tashilhunpo Monastery - the seat of the Panchen Lama, who is regarded as the reincarnation of the Buddha of Endless Enlightenment.
Hotel:Hotel: Shigatse Hotel

Day 10
Destination: Shigatse - Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Detailed Itinerary: About 8:00am, you will be pick up by our tour guide and visit Tashilunpo Monastery, which is is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters (3,229,279 sq. ft.). The main structures found in the Tashilhunpo Monastery are The Maitreya Chapel, The Panchen Lama's Palace and The Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas. In the afternoon,back to Lhasa
Hotel:Hotel: Luxury Tour: Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa / Stardard tour: Rainbow Bridge Hotel Lhasa 3 star

Day 11
Destination: Lhasa - Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Detailed Itinerary: Flight from Lhasa to Shanghai, Be met by English speaking tour guide at Shanghai airport and take the private vehicle to the hotel. Visit the bund - located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign building, and Nanjing Road East- the most famous shopping area,
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Radisson Hotel New World Shanghai - 5star / Stardard tour: The Panorama Hotel Shanghai - 4 star

Day 12
Destination: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Detailed Itinerary: Visit the Yu Yuan Garden and Yu Yuan Market, Yu Yuan is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty.Then we will visit Shanghai Museum - known as the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, where you will find more than 120,000 precious and rare works of art, located at the People’s Square. In the after noon, Visit a famous Buddhist temple - the Jade Buddha Temple, In the evening enjoy Acrobatic Show.
Hotel: Luxury Tour: Radisson Hotel New World Shanghai - 5star / Stardard tour: The Panorama Hotel Shanghai - 4 star

Day 13
Destination: Shanghai Exit
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Detailed Itinerary: Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower -the world's third tallest TV and radio tower, which combines ancient concepts with 21st Century technology. Get a bird-eye-view of whole Shanghai city from the Tower. In the afternoon. we dirve to the Aiport in for departure.

Tour Price / per person Price Details
 
1 traveler
2-5 travelers
6- 9 travelers
10 travelers up
Single room supplement
Luxury Tour
USD5000
USD3100
USD2900
USD 2300
USD1100
Superior Tour
USD4500
USD2700
USD2500
USD 2000
USD1000