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8 Days Beijing and Tibet Odyssey Tour

Beijing and Tibet essence Tour

During this Beijing to Tibet tour, you will witness the devotion of Buddhist pilgrims, monasteries, intricate patterns of colorful Tibetan art, ancient architectural wonders which are all in Tibet! The combination of Beijing Highlight Tour with Lhasa tour excellently shows the diversity of China.
Tour Code:BJ-LS-03
Destination:Beijing ,Lhasa
Tour Days:8 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
Reasons of choosing this China City Tour
  • Explore the mysterious Tibet.
  • Enjoying the excitement of seeing its blue sky, crystal clear river and freshing air.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Airport Transfer (Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Li Heng Tang Pearl Store Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Day 3 Beijing The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Day 4 Beijing Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, 798 Art District, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube) Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Day 5 Beijing,Lhasa Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Lhasa) Breakfast
Day 6 Lhasa Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Potala Palace Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Day 7 Lhasa Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Day 8 Depart Lhasa Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Beijing) /

Itinerary of this China City Tour

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)


Day 2

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Li Heng Tang Pearl Store
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

 tours from Beijing:Forbidden City Forbidden City
 tours from Beijing:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square
 tours from Beijing:Hutong Hutong

- The Forbidden City :Also called as the Palace Museum, it is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world. Forbidden City houses numerous rare treasures; it’s splendid painted decoration, royal architectural wonder, the grand and deluxe halls will certainly satisfy one’s curiosity. In 1987, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
- Tiananmen Square :Located in the heart of Beijing, it is the largest one of its kind in the world. In the morning, the grand flag-raising ceremony is held, and the nightfall, the flag lowering ceremony is conducted. The flag-raising ceremony has become the most attractive and sacred ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. This immense courtyard is also the site of various historical events. It is surrounded by significant edifices such as the Chinese Revolution History Museum, the Mao Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, and the Heavenly Peace Gate.
- Hutong Tour in Xicheng District : Hutong is an ancient urban alley peculiar to Beijing. Arrive at the old courtyard and begin the one hour visit inside. With the help of your English speaking tour guide of the courtyard, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditiona Chinese culture involved.
- Li Heng Tang Pearl Store: Lihengtang Pearl Store is a state-run enterprise that cultivates processes, manufactures and sells all type of fresh water and sea pearls. China is the largest fresh water pearl producer in the world with the main base being in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Famous varieties of seawater pearls include: The Tahitian Black Pearl and Nanyang Golden pearl. The Lihengtang Pearl Store offer pearls of all types and quality pearls and caters to all price ranges.



Day 3

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

tours from Beijing:Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven
tours from Beijing:Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall

- The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) :Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing. the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs for generations. Besides, it is also famous for the breathtaking beautiful scenery, such as woodland and streams.
- Temple of Heaven :Located in the southeast of Beijing City proper, the Temple of Heaven was first constructed in 1420. The temple was built specifically as a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Main buildings in the temple take blue as the basic color, symbolizing the color of heaven. In 1998, it was included in the Worl Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO.
- Cloisonne Factory: Producing cloisonne is an intricate and detailed process, which dated back to 700 years ago. The process involves producing fine enamel on a copper base. You can watch the workers at all stages of the process to see how these beautiful objects are produced. There's a showroom attached for those who would like a souvenir of the visit, big or small, and all objects are guaranteed. This is a popular place for those looking for special, quality souvenirs.


Day 4

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, 798 Art District, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

 tours from Beijing:Summer Palace Summer Palace
tours from Beijing:Bird Nest Bird Nest
tours from Beijing:798 Art District 798 Art District

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony : It is the best-preserved and largest imperial garden in China adn a classical park in the world. It covers an area of 2.9 million square meters, of which three fourths are taken up by water. Its main features are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had become a luxurious royal garden providing riyal families with rest and entertainment. The Summer Palace also holds tens of thousands of precious cultural relics.
- 798 Art District :The 798 Art District is in northeastern Beijing. This place provides creative people with an opportunity and an outlet to enthusiastically pursue their artistic ideals. It has also given them a unique, spiritual homeland.
- Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube) :The National Stadium( bird's nest)hosted the main track and field Football, and final competitions for the 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. The twig-like structure and the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project.. (the Water Cube) is just next to the Bird Nest. The National Swimming Center is the only important Olympic venue that is built by donations from compatriots from Hong Kong and Macao.


Day 5

Place & Transport:Beijing to Lhasa, Air China CA4112 (Beijing Capital Airport - Lhasa Gonggar Airport) Dep 09:00 - Arr 15:00.
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)


Day 6

Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Potala Palace
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

tours from Beijing:Potala Palace Potala Palace
tours from Beijing:Barkhor Street Barkhor Street
tours from Beijing:Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple

- Potala Palace :It has become the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet. The 13th Dalai Lama extended Potala Palace to the present size-117 meters in height and 360 meters in width, covering an area of more than 130,000 square meters. Mainly comprised by the White Palace, the administrative building, and the Red Palace, religious building, Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.
- Barkhor Street :It is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.
- Jokhang Temple :Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here. The temple was called the Tsulag Khang or 'House of Wisdom' but it is now known as the Jokhang which means the 'House of the Lord'


Day 7

Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

tours from Beijing:Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery
tours from Beijing:Sera Monastery Sera Monastery
tours from Beijing:Norbulingka Norbulingka

- Drepung Monastery :Drepung Monastery was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India. Chapman reported that in the late 1930's Drepung was divided into four colleges, each housing monks from a different locality.
- Sera Monastery : The highlight of visiting in Sera Monastery will be watching a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.
Tips: Every day (except Mondays) at 15:00, there is a debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks at Sera Monastery. The debating is held in the grounds and is a necessary way of learning sutras and scriptures. Visitors can watch the debate, but it is advised to keep quiet.
- Norbulingka :It means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.


Day 8

Place & Transport:Lhasa to Beijing, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Beijing)

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $2694 $2464 $2379 -
2-5 persons $1793 $1674 $1631 $482/$337/$289/
6-9 persons $1614 $1478 $1444 $482/$337/$289/
10 persons Up $1604 $1468 $1434 $482/$337/$289/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $3059 $2787 $2515 -
2-5 persons $1980 $1852 $1716 $676/$519/$364/
6-9 persons $1801 $1674 $1538 $676/$519/$364/
10 persons Up $1791 $1664 $1528 $676/$519/$364/
Booking Notes:
1.Price are for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.

Hotels Arranged in this China City Tour

City Superior Deluxe Economy
Beijing Crowne Plaza Beijing or same class Sunworld Hotel or same class Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing or same class
Lhasa Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Xinding Hotel ShangBaLa Hotel

Price Inclusions and Exclusions of this Tibet Tour from Beijing

Price Inclusions:
  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Between airports and hotels Luggage Transfers
  • Arrangements
Price Exclusion:
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Remark for this Tibet Tour from Beijing

1.Wear casually with comfortable sport shoes and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.

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