Tour Package: PKG_15
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
on the Yangtze boat
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
11-Day China Tibet
Tour: Beijing, Lhasa, Yangtze River
Cruise And Shanghai
Lhasa, Yangtze River, Shanghai
Tour Code: PKG_15
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
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.
- Chongqing (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, tour to the Jokhang
Temple, the Drepung Monastery,
the Tibet Museum and visit the
Barkhor Street. Transfer to the
airport for flight to Chongqing,
Our local guide will pick you
up and send you to the port for
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
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
River Cruise (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
on the Yangtze River. Enjoy the
marvelous scenery along the river
and go shore excursion to Fengdu
Ghost City to explore a fabulous
Free activities including
welcoming banquet, dancing shows
on the cruise. (Different cruise
will have different activities,
e.g. Taichi Learning, Fashion
Show, Music Salon, etc.)
River Cruise (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Go on cruising
along the Yangtze River, passing
through the breathtaking gorges.
You will also tour past Shennong
Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges.
River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai(Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Today is the
last day on the cruise boat, pass
the Three Gorges Dam - the largest
hydroelectric power project in
Arrive at Yichang
Port, transfer to the airport
for your flight to Shanghai.
Local tour guide will pick you
up and help you check-in the
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the
Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street
and former French Concession.
Visit the Bund that is a great
street for a stroll. Optional
program in the evening: Portman
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.
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
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".
Transfer to the airport for your
departure, end of service.
2. Hotel Accommodation
For This Tour
3. Tour Price
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1. The number of adults and the
number of children in your party.
If there are children under 12 years,
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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