Beijing Xian Lhasa Shanghai Tour
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Beijing||Temple of Heaven||/|
|Day 2||Beijing||Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Summer Palace||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 3||Beijing||Mutianyu Great Wall,Ming Tombs||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 4||Beijing - Xian||Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Big Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque, Dumpling Dinner, Tang Dynasty Show||Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner|
|Day 5||Xian||Terracotta Warriors, City Wall||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 6||Xian - Lhasa||Xian - Lhasa by air||Breakfast,Dinner|
|Day 7||Lhasa||The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 8||Lhasa||Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, The Carpet Factory, Sera Monastery||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 9||Lhasa - Shanghai||Lhasa - Shanghai by air||Breakfast|
|Day 10||Shanghai||Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Pedestrian Road,The Bund,Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River||Breakfast,Lunch|
|Day 12||Shanghai||Exit From Shanghai||Breakfast|
Place & Transport:Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities: Temple of Heaven
Arriving in Beijing,you will be met and transferred to your hotel ( booked by us ). In the afternoon, we will visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. You are at your leisure to take a good rest or explore the city for the rest of the day.
Temple of Heaven :It is the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.Day 2
Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Summer Palace
Starting the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the world largest square of this kind. Then move on to the imperial palace, also known as the Forbidden City.
After lunch, continue to visit Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. Back to hotel.
Tiananmen Square:It is the largest public square in the world.
Forbidden City:It is the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.
Summer Palace :It is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China.
Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:Mutianyu Great Wall,Ming Tombs
After breakfast, you are picked up at your hotel around 8:00am. First head to Mutianyu Great Wall to start your Beijing tour. Hiking the Great Wall of China, a massive military defense works which was left from the Ming dynasty,will be an unforgettable experience.
After lunch, drive to the Ming Tombs ( Dingling, one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Tombs complex ).Back to your hotel.
Mutianyu Great Wall:It is the most beautiful section of the all 5 sections of the Great Wall in Beijing. The hike takes about 2-3 hours.
Changling tomb: Fifty kilometers (31 miles) away from Beijing lies Changling Tomb, the tomb of the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Zhu Di and Empress Xu.
Place & Transport:Beijing - Xian
Today's Activities: Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Big Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque, Dumpling Dinner, Tang Dynasty Show
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, take morning flight for Xian. Met by our English speaking tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Xian. After lunch, your city tour begins with a visit to The Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - a large modern museum of the national level. Then move on to Big Goose Pagoda .
Continue to visit the Great Mosque, the biggest and most preserved complete Chinese existent mosque. After having the local flavor - Dumpling Dinner, enjoy Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. Transferred back to your hotel.
Shaanxi History Museum: Shaanxi History Museum, a large State-grade Museum, which consists of a group of magnificent Tang-style palaces. It is an ideal place for learning about the origins and development of ancient Chinese history.
Wild Goose Pagoda: Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. First built in 589A.D.in the Sui Dynasty. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all. Unfortunately it was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today. The Big Goose Pagoda is situated in the Da Ci'en Temple, four kilometers south away from the center of the city. It is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today.
Great Mosque: The Great Mosque of Xian is the biggest and most well-preserved complete Chinese existent mosque.
Tang Dynasty Show: The visitors can enjoy a traditional Chinese dinner such as the famous dumplings together with the show. It has been recreated in accordance with various historical records and ancient arts and relics discovered in Xi'an, and show the story of Chang'an prosperous era during the Tang Dynasty. More than a show, this is a perfect chance to feel and taste the history and culture of Xi'an's brilliant past, especially during the Tang Dynasty.
Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities:Terracotta Warriors, City Wall
After breakfast at hotel, have an excursion to the Terracotta Warriors - a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old terra-cotta Army of China's First Emperor-Qin Shihuang.
After lunch, drive back to the city center and visit the Xian City Wall, a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xian. Back to your hotel.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses :To visit Army of Terra Cotta Warriors is the main reason why you are here in Xian. You may have already seen its pictures from China travel books or China tour related travel websites. The original site was found by a local farmer drilling a well in 1974. Now it has turned into the most important attraction in Xian - Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum. It is located about 50km east of the Xian City. The museum includes Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. The Pit 1 is the largest of the three. The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world's cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
Ancient City Wall: The main magnet of Xian is the city wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Place & Transport:Xian - Lhasa
Today's Activities:Transferred to your Hotel in Lhasa
Flight from Xian to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, or by air via Chengdu. Upon arrival, transferred to your Hotel in Lhasa. Rest of the day is free for you to get accustomed to the Tibetan climate and altitude. Stay at your hotel in Lhasa.Day 7
Today's sightseeing: The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
The Potala Palace:Being a palace with political and religionary functions in history, Potala is exquisitely decorated with gorgeous paintings and embossment themed on plateau landscapes, historical legends, Buddhist stories, the scene of building Potala, etc.
Jokhang Temple:The large amount of priceless cultural relics of Jokhang include more than 300 figures of Buddhas, more than 2600 square meters painted mural, ancient books, inscriptions, Thangkas, musical instruments, etc.
Barkhor Street: More than 300 shops and booths line there, selling copper Buddha sculptures, sutra-turning tubes, butter lamps, sutra flags, prayer beads, aprons, leather bags, horse gears, barley wine, Thangka, blankets, and many products from India, Nepal, Burma, Kashmir, etc.
Today's Sightseeing: Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, The Carpet Factory, Sera Monastery
Norbulingka:Every summer Dala Lamas moved from the Potala Palace to Norbulingka to handle official business, hence it is also seen as "the Summer Palace of Lhasa".
Tibet Museum: The Tibet Museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colourful tangkas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures.
Sera Monastery: Smaller than Drepung Monastery in size, Sera Monastery had over 8000 monks live there in its heyday. Today many of the treasured gifts from emperors of Ming Dynasty are still well kept at Sera Monastery.
Place & Transport:Lhasa - Shanghai
Today's Activities:Lhasa - Shanghai by air
You are free till transfer to the Lhasa airport for Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shangha. Free for rest of the day.Day 10
Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Pedestrian Road,The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River
First visit Shanghai Museum, the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times. Then proceed to visit the "Pedestrians only" Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a walking bustling street that is always packed with people waching other people. Then move on to The Bund, one of the most noted waterfront and architectural symbols of Shanghai.
After lunch, go to Shanghai's new zone - Pudong ( east of Huangpu River) and ascend Jinmao Tower to have an eye-bird's view of Shanghai city. Then move to Yuyuan Garden, a classical Qing Dynasty garden with over 30 pavilions linked by a maze of corridors and bridges over ponds, Yu Market. Finally take one hour cruising on Huangpu River.
Back to your hotel.
Shanghai Museum : Shanghai Museum is a famous comprehensive museum of Chinese (ancient) arts and hailed as Four Museums in China together with the ones in Beijing, Nanjing and Xi'an. Its style and exhibitions just demonstrate the ancient wisdom and philosophy of Chinese.
Nanjing Road :Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.
The Bund : The Bund is the center of Shanghai. It is the scenery line of Shanghai. It has the Shanghai landmarks Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower in the opposite across the Huangpu River. It is a must-see place while enjoying your Shanghai Tours.
Yuyuan Garden: Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters.
Huangpu River:The most beautiful scene of Huangpu River can be appreciated during the dusk time. When the sun sets, Huangpu River is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks.
Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities: Free
Whole day is free for you to explore the city.Day 12
Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities: Exit From Shanghai
Transfer to airport for departure or free on your own.
|Travelling Party||Luxury Class||Standard Class||Comfortable Class|
|10 persons Up||$2393||$1973||$1863|
|Single room supplement||$767||$391||$288|
|City||Luxury Deluxe Hotel||Standard Hotel||Comfortable Hotel|
|Beijing||Crowne Plaza Beijing or same class||Sunworld Hotel Beijing or same class||Holiday Inn Express Temple of Heaven or same class|
|Lhasa||Brahmaputra Grand Hotel||Tangka Hotel or same class||Kailash Hotel or same class|
|Xian||Sheraton Xian Hotel or same class||Tangcheng Hotel or same class||Citadines Xi'an Central or same class|
|Shanghai||Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai or same class||Golden River-View Hotel Shanghai or same class||Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai or same class|
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