Duration: 12 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour
After breakfast, we will drive to Badaling Great Wall, take a hike there and enjoy yourselves. Then have a traditional Chinese cuisine in the foot of Wall and drive to Ming Tombs. And after visiting Ming Tombs, drive back to downtown. On the way, have a short outside visit of the Olympic Stadiums-Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
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Pick up in the morning, take a visit to Tiananmen Square, the biggest square in the world. Here, you can see the scenic spots(from the outside) includes the Tiananmen gate, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Great Hall of the people, National Museum of China and Monument to the People's Heroes. The flag raising ceremony will be held in Beijing's Tiananmen Square everyday. The national flag will be raised and lowered on the same time the sun rises and sets.
Then visit the Forbidden City, the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history. Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for about 1.5-2 hours. Have a lunch near Forbidden City and begin our today's last destination --the Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Here the Emperors showed their homage to the God and praised the blessings and peace in the next year. In the evening, watch an Acrobatic Show, which is a special gift for you.
Take a morning flight to Xi'an.
The guide will meet and transfer you to the hotel and have a rest. In the afternoon, begin your Xian tour by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. Here you can see the Statue of Xuzang Master. In the front of the Pagoda, there is a Music Fountain, which is said to be the biggest fountain in Asia. In the evening, watch the Tang Dynasty Show in the Tang Furong Garden near the Pagoda. The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital.
After breakfast, first drive to visit Banpo Museum, which was a village relic of prehistoric clan-based community with the history of 6000 years up to now. it belongs to Yangshao Culture in China's Neolithic Age along the Yellow River.
Then visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which is one of the greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
Full day trip to Ancient City Wall. It was build in Tang Dynasty which survived through Chinese long history. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. You can walk or cycle on the ancient wall (bike rental fee is not included). Then go to the Bell and Drum Tower, the emblem of Xi'an city. After visiting the Bell Tower, the Shaanxi History Museum and have a dumpling dinner in the evening.
Take morning flight to Lhasa and local guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. for the special geographic environment, you are advised to have a good rest in the afternoon for your following trip.
Full day city tour of the Potala Palace, the most imposing attraction in Lhasa. One of architectural wonders of the world contains 13 storeys tall and thousands of rooms. We kindly suggest you take taxi to the top of the palace which costs about 10 and then walk down after your visiting. Then to the Jokhang Temple, it is 1300 years old and is one of Tibet\'s holiest shrines. It was built to commemorate the marriage of the the Tang princess Wencheng to King Songtsen Gampo, and houses a pure gold statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni brought to Tibet by the princess. The last stop in this day is Barkhor Street. It is essentially a pilgrim circuit that proceeds clockwise around the periphery of the Jokhang Temple. It is also a hive of market activity, an astounding pilgrim jamboree, and a wonderful introduction to Tibet Overnight in Lhasa
Full day city tour of Sera Monastery, which is about 5km north of Lhasa, Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 by a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Sera, Drepung and Ganden Monasteries functioned as the three "pillars of the Tibetan state". After visiting Sera Monastery, go to Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, and visit The Carpet Factory. Overnight in Lhasa.
Take a morning flight to Shanghai. Meet you at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel in Shanghai.
Full day trip to the Bund, the trace of the past Shanghai, and Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, around which a nice shopping mall for all kinds of light products, specialties and local snacks.and Jade Buddha Temple, and Nanjing Road.
Morning transfer you to the airport and say good bye to China.
|Five-star Hotel||Beijing Prime Hotel or Crown Plaza Wangfujing||Sheraton North City Hotel or Grand Park Xian Hotel||St. Regis Lhasa Resort or Shangri-La Hotel||Shanghai Jinjiang hotel|
|Four-star Hotel||Sunworld Hotel or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel||Ramada Xi’an Bell Tower Hotel or Skytel Hotel||Gang-gyan Hotel or Thangka hotel||The Bund Riverside hotel|
|Three-star Hotel||King Parkview Hotel or Traditional View Hotel||Xian City Hotel or New Henderson Hotel||Yak Hotel||Charms hotel|
|You can choose any hotel you like with our discount rate and inform us, we will customize the package price according to different hotels.|
|Tour price includes:||Tour price excludes:|
|Pick up and drop-off between airport & hotel||Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.|
|Air-conditioned car, van or bus. Click here for vehicle mode.||Visa Fees.|
|Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.||Personal Expenses.|
|English-speaking tour guide.|
|Meals as specified in the itinerary. B = Western Breakfast in hotel.|
|Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary|
|Flight tickets: Beijing-Xian-Lhasa-Shanghai (tax included), economy class.|
Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.