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Tour Package: PKG_10
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
the Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Hutong tour
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Lhasa Potala Palace in Tibet China
Potala Palace
Sera Monastery in Tibet China
Sera Monastery
Norbulingka in Tibet China
Lhasa Jokhang Temple in Tibet
Jokhang Temple
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery
Barkhor Street in Tibet
Barkhor Street
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai

9-Day China Tibet Tour: Beijing, Lhasa And Shanghai

Destinations: Beijing, Lhasa, Shanghai
Tour Code: PKG_10
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your Hotel. Our guide will greet you at the airport outside the luggage claim area, holding a sign with your name on it.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Optional program in the evening: Beijing Duck Dinner and the Peking Opera.

Tiananmen Square: Covering an area of 440,000 square meters, it is the "heart" of Beijing and even China, with many other solemn and important architectures of China around it. The name of the square comes from the Tian'anmen Gate (means the Gate of Heaven Peace in Chinese), which is found on the north side of the square. The emperors used Tian'anmen as the place for issuing royal edicts or for important celebration activities.
Forbidden City: It was once served as the royal palace of 24 Emperors from Ming (1368-1644) to Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. With a rich cultural past and numerous rare treasures, it is the must-see for Beijing tours. The Forbidden City is located in the center of the city, near to Tian'anmen Square. It has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
Summer Palace: Covering an area of 2.9 square kilometers, it is the largest and best-preserved royal garden existing in China, 3/4 of the garden is covered by water. The Summer Palace came into existence early in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it is a large landscape garden. Inside the Summer Palace there are exquisite buildings: bridges, pavilions, halls, palaces and temples. In 1998, it was listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
Beijing Roasted Duck: A famous must-try gourmet cuisine of Beijing. The roasted duck is prized for its tempting shining color, crispy skin and tender meat.
Peking Opera: A popular traditional Chinese opera with a history of about 200 years. It represents the finest combination of literature, music, dance, martial arts, fine arts, acrobatics and many other arts available.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Badaling Great Wall: The best preserved part of the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644) Great Wall.
Ming Tombs: The mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved.
Day 04 Beijing - Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa. Pick up from Lhasa airport and transfer to hotel.

Temple of Heaven: Completed in 1420, it was the most sacred space in which the emperor performed the most important sacrifices and rites. Occupying an area of 273 hectares, it has been regarded as a Taoist temple, its layout layout reflects the Confucian worldview. The principle buildings include the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Circular Mound Altar.
Day 05 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
After a leisurely breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka.

Potala Palace: The symbol of Lhasa and even Tibet, it stands on the Red Hill overlooking the city of Lhasa. Potala Palace was first built in 7 century by Tibetan king Songtsan Gampo as a gift to his wife Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty. It covers an area of 36 thousand square meters, and was listed into the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.

Sera Monastery: A representative of the Yellow Sect monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, it was founded in 1419. Located 3 kilometers in the northern suburb of Lhasa, the monastery covers an area of 115,000 square meters. Wonderful murals, scriptures written in gold powder, statues, and scent cloth can be found in the halls of its main buildings.
Norbulingka: Built in 18th century, it was Dalai Lama's summer palace from 1751 to 1959. Norbulingka covers an area of 360,000 square meters, with 374 rooms. It is situated in the west of Lhasa, meaning Jewel Park in Tibetan. It is the largest man-made garden in Tibet, there are some fabulous murals fusing Tibetan history and myth in the palace.
Day 06 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, we tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.

Jokhang Temple: Situated in the center of Lhasa, it is the most ancient monastery in Tibet and the ultimate destination for Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. The Jokhang Temple was built in the 7th century and was the first temple built by Songtsen Campo to commemorate the arrival of Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty 1,300 years ago. Famous for its exquisite architecture and vivid mural paintings, the temple is included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000.
Drepung Monastery: The monastery covers an area of 250,000 square meters; it is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries, and is also the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1416, the Drepung Monastery used to be the palace of the Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of the Potala palace.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet. With a nice soothing music and lighting throughout, the museum is home for a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues, Thangka pictures, gold albums, imperial jade seals, Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, music and ritual instruments.

Barkhor Street: The oldest street in Lhasa. It is a circular street with a history of over 1,300 years, where you can see best-preserved traditional residential styles and Tibet customs. The street is a must-see for tourists to Lhasa,
Day 07 Lhasa - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai via Chengdu. You will connect the flight at Chengdu airport by yourselves. Our guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Bund that is a great street for a stroll.

The Bund: Zhongshan Road is a wide, tree-lined avenue along the Huangpu River. The parklike promenade between the Wusong River and the Old Town is the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. The tall buildings that line the west side of the Bund were once the exclusive domain of the Western powers, most of these buildings were erected before 1937.
Day 08 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Optional program in the evening: Portman Acrobatic Show.

Shanghai Museum: Shanghai Museum is a treasure house of Chinese cultural essence with a rich collection of 120,000 valuable antique items. Shanghai Museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes (bells, knives, axeheads, chariot ornaments), ceramics, Chinese calligraphy and traditional paintings.
Yu Yuan Garden: A marvelous garden built in 1577 by a city official. Hidden behind high carved-brick walls decorated with huge stone dragons is a small lake spanned by a magnificent zigzag bridge and surrounded by teahouses, pavilions, rockeries, goldfish ponds, and hills.
Former French Concession: The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Today, the area's central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East".
Day 09 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing JiangXi Grand Hotel
People's Palace Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Lhasa Xin Ding Hotel
Yuanfeng Hotel
Xiangbala Hotel
Shanghai New Century Hotel
Jinhui Hotel
Classical Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company if your tour include Yangtze River cruise.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.

5. Service Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

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