11 Days Beijing Xian Tibet Shanghai Small Group Tour
• Climb the Great Wall of China
• Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian
• Discover Tibet and see the monasteries, palaces and bustling streets
• Explore the metropolis of Shanghai
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
On arrival in Beijing, meet our driver and enjoy a private transfer to our city centre located hotel.
Explore the city on your own.
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel or similar
Day 2 Beijing City Tour
Pick up from your Beijing hotel around 6:30am. Visit the largest square of the world, Tiananmen Square. Followed with the largest Imperial Palace in the world-Forbidden City (UNESCO) where 24 emperors of Ming & Qing dynasty lived and controlled China from there for several hundred years.
After typical Chinese lunch at local restaurant, head to the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO) which was built in 1420, once was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvest for the coming new year.
The next stop is the Summer Palace (UNESCO). Known as the largest and best-preserved imperial gardens of the world, the Summer Palace inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1998.
Transfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Optional: Enjoy Acrobatic Show at only US$37 per person.
Our Beijing night tou starts from pick up from your downtown hotel in Beijing around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing the theatre.
Arrival at theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
Acrobatic show in China boasts a rich history of more than 1,000 of years. “Splendid!” represents the unremitting pursuit of China National Acrobatic Troupe for the traditional Chinese culture and top level of acrobatic arts. The show grants the traditional acrobatic arts with brand new elements by implementing modern techniques. Through this soul touching experience, the concept of “Great acrobatics with vigorous artistic life” has been fully interpreted.
Transfer back to your hotel around 21:00 pm.
Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch
Day 3 Badaling Great Wall
Pick up from your hotel around 0650am . Take a 2 hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall, the symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and the landmark of China. Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO): It is the most famous section of Great Wall in Beijing which built more than 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. This section is some 70km away to downtown Beijing by superhighway and it is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing which can be visited in a half day. Badadling Great Wall was completely restored after 1957. Hiking the Great Wall (cable car is optional) for 1.5 hrs and head to the largest restaurant to enjoy a typical Chinese style lunch.
Take a 45 minutes drive to the Changling Mausoleum (UNESCO), the largest of the 13 Ming Tombs. The 13 Ming Tombs are the cemeteries of the 13 Ming emperors after the Ming Dynasty moved the capital to Beijing. The imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are four groups of tombs in four provinces of eastern China. The tombs, designed in keeping with the Chinese principles of geomancy (fengshui), provide outstanding evidence of Chinese beliefs and traditional from the 14th century onwards and are significant examples of architecture and applied arts from that period.
Pass by Olympic Green, the "Bird's Nest" & "Water Cube".
Badaling Great Wall tour ends and transfer back to your hotel Beijing in the late afternoon.
Optional: Enjoy Kungfu Show at only US$37 per person.
Our Beijing show tour starts from pick up serivce from your Beijing hotel around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing Red Theatre which located at No. 44, Xing fu Da Jie, Chongwen District Beijing.
Arrival at Red Theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
Meet our guide and transfer back to your hotel Beijing around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Kung fu Show tour.
Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch
Day 4 Beijing Xian by high speed train
Check out hotel after breakfast and transfer to railway station to board high speed train (5h41m ride) to Xian.
On arrival, greeted by our guide at exit of Xian Railway Station and then visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda including Xian Museum, which is one of the most important surviving marks of the ancient capital Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty.
Afterwards, check in hotel.
Hotel: Jianguo Hotel Xian or similar
Day 5 Terracotta Museum
Our sightseeing this morning features the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses Museum. It is not only reputed as the world's Largest Military Museum but also the Eighth Wonder of the world. Found in 1974, it covers the three going hand in hand with pits of the first head of Qin's mausoleum. Everybody who visits here will be overpowered by its fabulous scale, exciting scenes, elevated expectation of science and workmanship in the antiquated times. Terracotta Warriors tour lasts about 3hrs.
The Qin Shi Huang Tomb is the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221BC-207BC) and also of China. Covering 2.13 square kilometers, the four-layered mausoleum, like a well-structured city, includes an underground palace, which is the center of the mausoleum, an inner city, outer city and grounds. Terracotta Warriors tour lasts about 3 hours.
Afterwards, pay a visit to the Muslim Street. Enjoy an exterior tour to Bell Tower or Drum Tower.
Optional Tour: Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show plus Dumpling Dinner US$60 p.p
Pick up from your downtown hotel in Xian and head to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00pm. Our guide tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling dinner at the Opera House. Xian is famous for the dumpling feasts. The dumpling dinner features a selection of dumplings differ in shape and filling.There you can not only experience dumplings' various flavors; the dinner is also a feast for the eyes both in color and in variety. Enjoy the dumpling dinner before and over the Tang Dynasty Show.
The Tang Dynasty Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. Drop off at your hotel after the show.
Day 6 Xian Lhasa
Arrive at Lhasa airport, meet your guide and driver, and then transfer to Lhasa city. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yearlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet with highest elevation in the world).
After check in our Lhasa hotel, the rest time is free for relax and Acclimatize to the High Altitude.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Hotel: 4 star Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or similar
Day 7 Lhasa City Tour
Today's highlights are Potala Palace, Sera Monastery .
Potala Palace:This ancient architectural complex is considered a model of Tibetan architecture. Located on the Red Hill in Lhasa. The stone-and-wood-structured Potala Palace consists of the White Palace and Red Palace. The White Palace, comprising halls, temples and courtyards, serves as the living quarters of the Dalai Lama. The Red Palace includes various chambers for worshipping Buddha and chambers housing the eight stupa that contain the remains of fifth through thirteenth Dalai Lama. All the stupas are covered with gold foil. The most magnificent stupa belongs to the fifth Dalai Lama. It is 14.85 meters tall and inlaid with pearl and jade. The palace also collected a large number of sculptures, murals, scripture and other valuable cultural relics.
Sera Monastery:it is at the foot of Tatipu Hill, located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. It is one of three famous monasteries in Lhasa along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. The Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism studies Buddhist doctrines using a step-by-step process. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. Debates are conducted by the lamas in the monastery every day beginning at 3.a.m. In a battle of words, they supplement their efforts by using a variety of gestures including clapping their hands, pushing their partners for an answer, or plucking their prayer beads to win the virtue of the Buddha. For a clear view of this unique event, an early arrival is recommended.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Day 8 Lhasa City Tour
Today's highlights are Drak Yerpa at country side,Jokhang temple and Barkhor pilgrimage circle. Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.
Jokhang Temple: one of the spiritual center of Tibet,It lies at the center of the old Lhasa, Every Day pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple,Some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple.The temple keeps many invaluable cultural relics. The most famous and valuable one is the Sakyamuni statue aged 12, which is devout Tibetans by thousands of pilgrims day and night.
After then, stroll around the around the temple is the Barkhor Street, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Day 9 Lhasa Shanghai
Check out hotel after breakfast and then transfer to airport and board flight to Shanghai, the largest city of China.
On arrival, greeted by our driver and transfer to our hotel. Explore the city on your own.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Hotel: 4 star Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai or similar
Day 10 Shanghai City Tour (Mon.Wed.Fri.Sun.)
Pick up service by your tour guide and driver at 8:30
Shanghai Old Downtown- Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Chinese classic garden”Yu Garden” - Sightseeing (1 hour)
The Bund (Multinational classic buildings complex) - Sightseeing (1 hour)
View the modern skyscrapers complex in Pudong New Area
(Opinion: Global Financial Center top ascending for bird-view of whole shanghai)
Local Restaurant-Lunch (1 hour)
Short time shopping at Fresh water pearl shop (30 minutes)
Shanghai People Square- Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Shanghai Museum - Sightseeing (1.5 hour)
Old French Concession stroll-Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Drop-off service at your hotel before 17：30.
Meal: Breakfast + Chinese Lunch
Day 11 Depart Shanghai
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 2 persons.
• Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra folding bed / mattress – wherever possible.
• Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate.
• The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room.
• If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost.
• Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2100hrs – 0700hrs.
• Hotel check-in time at 1400hrs & check-out time at 1200hrs. Surcharge applies for early check-in / late check-out.
• Tour rate subject to availability and confirmation.
• Itinerary may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concern.
Arts and crafts in China: Our package includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Silk. The specialty shops offer quality products and international shipping service. If you are not interested in shopping then this time can be used for bathroom breaks, to rest, or just to learn more about China's specialty products, many of which are strongly aligned with Chinese culture.
Package Price Includes:
• Sightseeing with admissions as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned vehicle
• Hand-selected hotels, double occupancy basis
• Meals as specified.If your flight is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by this flight
• High speed train from Beijing to Xian in second class seat
• Internal flights from Xian to Lhasa and Lhasa to Shanghai in economic class
• Tibet travel permit
Package Price does not Include:
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• A la carte meals
• Airport tax
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides
Blackout Date: Chinese New Year (TBA) & National Day Holiday from Oct 1 to Oct 8.