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Tour Package: PKG_12
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Terra cotta Warriors,
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum
Li River at Huangbutan
on the Li River boat
Yulong River, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Victoria Peak, Hong
Tibet Tour Package: Beijing, Lhasa,
Xi'an, Guilin And Hongkong
Tour Code: PKG_12
Availability: Year Round
1. Tour Itinerary
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Take an excursion to the Great
Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the
appearance of the Bird's Nest
(Olympic National Stadium) at
Great Wall: The best preserved
part of the Ming dynasty (1368
- 1644) Great Wall.
Tombs: The mausoleums of 13
emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
The mausoleums have been perfectly
- Lhasa (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple of Heaven.
Transfer to the airport for flight
Pick up from Lhasa airport and
transfer to hotel.
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.
After a leisurely breakfast, we
proceed on a guided tour of the
Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery,
and the Norbulingka.
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
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.
After breakfast, we tour to the
Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery,
the Tibet Museum and visit the
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.
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,
- Xi'an (Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for flight
Pick up from airport then transfer
to hotel. visit the Ancient City
Wall. Optional program in the
evening: Dumpling dinner.
Ancient City Wall: The first
landmark visitors will encounter
in Xi'an is the ancient city wall,
which stretches round the old
city. The northern side runs parallel
to the railway. Xi'an was originally
a walled city, and even today
the wall is considered a landmark
dividing the city into the inner
part and the outer part. The city
wall is massive - tall, long and
thick. The South Gate and North
Gate are the two main entrances
to the inner city. The city itself
is neatly arranged along the city
A traditional and popular food
looks like shoe-shaped gold and
silver ingots so when people eat
it during festivals they really
hope it could bring fortune and
good luck to them, and this, of
course, is their best wishes.
Visit the Terracotta Warriors
Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
and the Forest of Stone Steles
Museum. Optional program in the
evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.
Warriors Museum: The terracotta
warriors were made for Qin Shihuang
(259-210BC),also known as The
First Emperor, and with his mausoleum
lying only 1.5km, (0.9 miles)
away it is assumed the army was
made to accompany him on his journeys
after death. This army of more
than 6,000 life size terracotta
warriors, with horses and chariots
lined up facing east and ready
for battle, is one of the world's
most remarkable archaeological
Wild Goose Pagoda: It was
originally built in 652 of Tang
Dynasty. Between 701 and 704,
the original five-storey pagoda
was reconstructed into a seven-storey,
64-meter-high Buddhist temple.
What visitors can see today is
the one repaired in Ming and Qing
of Stone Steles Museum: Collections
here are also of high value for
exploring Chinese calligraphy
history. Here stand the many tablets
engraved with works of many outstanding
calligraphers through ages.
Dynasty Dinner Show: Tang
dynasty Dinner Show is a performance
of Chang'an music and dances that
was originated in the Tang dynasty
of Chinese history over a thousand
years ago. It is performed by
the Tang dynasty Song & Dance
Troupe, a branch of the Shaanxi
Provincial Song & Dance Troupe.
The musicians present the music
with the Tang-dynasty-style musical
instruments and the dancers wear
a Tang dynasty-style robe with
long white silk sleeves. Accompanied
with dinner, you will enjoy a
national art that reflects the
glory and richness of the Tang
- Guilin (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History
Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer
to the airport for flight to Guilin.
Our guide will meet you at Guilin
airport and transfer to the hotel.
Provincial History Museum:
The museum boasts one of the richest collections of ancient artifacts in all of China - more than 370,000 historical and cultural relics,
Mosque: Originally founded in 742, Xi'an's principal mosque is one of the largest and best-preserved Muslim sanctuaries in China. This is one of four mosques in Xi'an that serve the city's 60,000 Moslem residents.
- Li River Cruise -Yangshuo
Cruise down the Li
River to Yangshuo
which takes 3-4 hours, enjoy the
most beautiful landscape in China,
have lunch on board. Disembark
your ship when arriving Yangshuo,
an ancient small town which famous
for beautiful scenery and vast
collections of China products.
Bicking tour from Yangshuo to
Yulong River and the nearby countryside,
visit a local peasant's home,
explore the breathtaking scenery
in Yangshuo. Or today is free
- Guilin - Hongkong (Breakfast
Drive back to Guilin. Tour to
the Reed Flute Cave, the Seven
Star Park and the Elephant Trunk
Hill. Transfer to the airport
for flight to Hongkong.
Flute Cave: Of the many caves in the Guilin area, Reed Flute in the northwestern suburbs is the most famous. A 500 m. (164 ft.) trail winds past unusual stalactite and stalagmite formations which colored lights cause to resemble coral, agate, amber, and jade.
Star Park: This lovely park in the eastern section of the city is reached via a covered bridge across the Li River. The park has a small zoo, which features a panda, and a bonsai garden.
Trunk Hill: Elephant Trunk
Hill is located between the southeast
of Guilin City and the western
bank of the Li River. It is the
Guilin's best known sight and
owns a charming flavor in sunrise
and sunset arousing your imagination.
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For This Tour
3. Tour Price
4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:
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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
2. Your approximate travel date.
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1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons
sharing one twin or double standard
room with private facilities.
Daily American or Chinese breakfast
at the hotel, Chinese lunch and
dinner in local Chinese restaurant
as specified in the itinerary above.
Private transport between airport
or railway station and hotel and
all the sights by air-conditioned
The economic class air tickets of
the domestic flight or soft berth/seat
train tickets between cities as
specified in the itinerary.
The main entrance tickets for the
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
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty
Insurance. We highly recommend that
you purchase full coverage travel
insurance from you country of origin.
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
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air
/ train charge of arrival and departure.
Should a twin room is needed by
a single guest, supplement of the
twin room will be charged.
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.
Expenses of a personal nature such
as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone
call, optional activities or sightseeing,
overweight baggage charges or meals
not indicated, ect.
Optional programs which are not
specified in the above itinerary.
to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of
your guide and driver, entirely