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Beijing Xian Lanzhou Lhasa Shanghai 14 Day Tour

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Destinations: Beijing Xian Lanzhou Lhasa Shanghai
Duration: 14 Days
Tour Type: Private
Tour Code: CTT-06
Price: from US$1903 p/p
Beijing Xian Lanzhou Lhasa Shanghai Tour
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 01
Arrival in Beijing

Temple of HeavenArrival in Beijing, met and transferred to your hotel ( booked by us ) in Beijing. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. You are at your leisure to take a good rest or explore the city for the remainer of the day.

Meal: No
Day 02
Beijing

Forbidden CityStarting the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the world largest square of this kind. You will be given the details of all the buildings in and around the square including Mao's mausaleum, the National Museum, the Parliament Building. Then go through an underground tunnel to the imperial palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the complex of imperial palace, which was home to the Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties for over 500 years.

Today you have a la carte lunch with an a la carte menu at a nice local Cantonese restaurant, where you could enjoy the authentic Chinese food. After lunch, continue to visit Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. Then visit a Tea market where you can taste the famous Chinese tea and see Chinese tea ceremony in a big Chinese tea market and buy the local Chinese teas.

Tonight you are arranged to see the Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre (middle Seating Area). This is a great show. It tells a story of Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally becoming the Abbott. There are many demonstrations of Kungfu and strength throughout the show. The costumes and the choreography are great. Unfortunately people are not allowed to take photos nor video it. You can however purchase a DVD of the show. The show lasts about one hour and 15 minutes. After the show, transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Hotel breakfast and a la carte lunch
Day 03
Beijing

Mutianyu Great WallAfter breakfast, you are picked up at your hotel around 8:00am. Drive to the Ming Tombs ( Dingling, one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Tombs complex ). From the Yongle Emperor onwards, 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of the Wanli Emperor, which is the only one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs to have been excavated. Visited the Jade Factory where they explained the difference types of jade and how jade can be carved in a great variety of shapes.

After Chinese lunch, head to Mutainyu Great Wall to start your highlight of your Beijing tour, hiking the Great Wall of China, a massive military defense works which was left from the Ming dynasty. It is a very spectacular view. You will take lots of pictures. Back to your hotel.

Meals: Hotel breakfast and Chinese lunch

Day 04
Beijing Xian

Terra-cotta ArmyAfter breakfast, take morning flight for Xian. Met by our English speaking tour guide and visit the Terra-cotta Army - a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old terra-cotta Army of China's First Emperor-Qin Shihuang. The emperor Qin Shi Huang who was the first emperor to unite China in 221 BC started to build his own mausoleum 35 years before his death. His son finished the mausoleum after his death. The Terracotta Army was to protect him after his death. Only a small part of the Terracotta Army has been restored. The museum shows different stages in the slow restoration process. Then, you will take a short visit to the Pottery-making House.

After having the local flavor - Dumpling Dinner, enjoy Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. Transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Chinese lunch and dumpling dinner
Day 05
Xian

Big Goose PagodaAfter breakfast at hotel, your city tour begins with a visit to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - a large modern museum of the national level where you will see the artifacts that have been collected in Shaanxi Province since the upper Cave Man 18,000 years ago. Then move on to Big Goose Pagoda ( Ascending the pagoda is optional). The Pagoda is over 1000 years old and has 6 levels. It was used to store and protect Buddhist writings in the past.

Today you have a la carte lunch with an a la carte menu at a nice local restaurant, where you could enjoy the authentic Chinese food. After lunch, visit the Great Mosque, the biggest and most preserved complete Chinese existent mosque. It was first built at the Tianbao first year (742 years) during Tang Dynasty. Then visit the Xian City Wall, a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xian. The City Wall started to be built in 194 B.C. The wall is 25.7 KM in length and is 12-16 meters in the base. Bicycles can be rented to ride. The wall encloses a city area of 36 square kilometers. Transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Hotel breakfast and A la carte Chinese lunch
Day 06
Xian Lanzhou
Yellow River at LanzhouAfter breakfast, take flight for Lanzhou. Met and transferred to your hotel in Lanzhou. After lunch, visit Lanzhou Gansu Provincial Museum. Then visit the Waterwheel Garden, one of the gems on the green park south of the Yellow River. Back to your hotel in Lanzhou.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch

Day 07
Lanzhou Lhasa

Bingling grottosTake excursion to the Bingling grottos. The site of Binglingsi Grottoes is about 70km to the southwest of Lanzhou. "Bingling" means "ten of thousand Buddhus" in Tibetan language since there are many stone carved buddha sculptures here. Today the cliffs are isolated by the waters of Liujiaxia Reservoir on the Yellow River.

After lunch, take overnight train for Lhasa.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch
Day 08
Lhasa
Arrival in Lhasa in the evening. Met and transferred to your hotel in Lhasa. Rest of the day is free for you to get accustomed to the Tibetan climate and altitude.

Meals: No
Day 09
Lhasa

Today's sightseeing: The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

The Potala Palace- The Potala Palace: Potala Palace is perched on the 130m-high Marpo Ri ( Red Hill ) with 13 storeys and more than 1000roms in the middle of Beijing Road, the heart of Lhasa City. It was once the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. The first recorded use of the site dates back to the 7th century AD when King Songtsen Gampo built a palace here. The present construction began during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama 1645. It takes at least 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels.

- The Jokhang Temple: The 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple is now the spiritual center of Tibet. From earliest dawn to last light, daily worshippers and once-in-a-lifetime pilgrims make the inner circumambulation (kora) of the Jokhang to earn religious merit. Some of them prostrate outside circuiting the temple. The Jokhang Temple is best visited in the early morning. It now houses the life-sized statue of the twelve year-old Sakyamuni brought by Songtsan Gampo's Chinese wife - Princess Wencheng.

- Barkhor Street: The Barkhor is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled. Walking around the Jokhang Temple is said that it can bring prosperity and peace to one's whole life. The street is lined with huge numbers of shops selling various kinds of tourist stuff with Tibetan style - skybeads and much more.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Lhasa

Today's Sightseeing: Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, The Carpet Factory, Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery- Norbulingka: It is located in the western suburbs of Lhasa city. "Norbu" in Tibetan language means " treasure". "Lingka" means a park with beautiful trees and flowers. It once served as the summer palace for dalai lamas from 7th Dalai Lama who first built the palace. Then come out to visit the 14th Dalai Lama's palace through another gate. The 14th Dalai Lama went to India in 1959. People visit the rooms in the palace one by one. When he left Tibet in 1959, he was only 25 years old. From the picture hanging on the wall of the assembly room, he was once a handsome man.

- Tibet Museum: It is located to the south-east of Norbulingka. It is a Tibetan structure museum. It has three exhibition floors. It has abundant historical relics and treasures including prehistoric culture, united culture, culture and art, customs. They offer the audio guide service. You can use the audio to get a better understanding of the some important history and relics. It is a must for those who is interested in Tibetan history.

- Sera Monastery: Located 5km north of Lhasa, this monastery was the first Gelugpa monastery in Lhasa and has remained the main seat of this major Buddhist order ever since. About 600 monks are now in residence here. Debating takes place from 3:30pm to 5pm in a garden next to the assembly hall in the center of the monastery. There is a fine kora path around the monastery.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Lhasa Shanghai

You are free till transfer to the Lhasa airport for Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shangha. Free for rest of the day.

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Day 12
Shanghai

Shanghai PudongAfter breakfast, Pick up from your hotel in Shanghai. First come to People's Square in the city center, covering 140,000 square meters, surrounded by the municipal government office building, the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Hall and the Grand Theatre. Then walk to the Nanjing Pedestrian Road. It is regarded as the first commercial street in Shanghai. It was first built in 1851. Now Nanjing Road has turned into the number one site for shopping in the city. Then move on to the Bund, one of the most noted waterfront and architectural symbols of Shanghai.

After lunch, go to Shanghai's new zone - Pudong ( east of Huangpu River) and ascend Jinmao Tower to have an eye-bird's view of Shanghai city. Then move to Yu Garden, a classical Qing Dynasty garden with over 30 pavilions linked by a maze of corridors and bridges over ponds, Yu Market. Finally take one hour cruising on Huang Pu River. Back to your hotel.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch
Day 13
Shanghai Suzhou (Zhouzhuang) Shanghai

Pick up from your hotel in Shanghai around 8:00am. Drive about 1.5 hour and get to Suzhou - a well-known historical and cultural city. The city is often dubbed as "The Venice of the East." Its famous private gardens are listed as World Culture Heritage.

Zhouzhuang Water TownFirst visit Net Master Garden,the best and most celebrated as a model Ming Dynasty Garden in all of Suzhou. The Garden of the Master of the Nets is really a masterpiece. The good use of space is the most effective thing about this garden. Rock arrangements and beautiful fish pools match each other as do the house and garden parts. The garden also holds many structures of using lattice windows to frame views of flowers or bamboo.

Then move on to Pingjiang Road for a walk. This 800-year old street is the best preserved ancient "water lane" ( in contrast with “water town”) in Suzhou. You cannot find a better place in China in which modernity and tradition match hand in hand. Then have a short tour of a silk spinning factory to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century.

After lunch, visit the water town of Zhouzhuang. Zhouzhuang is known as the No.01 Watertown in China. This over-900 year old watertown has become a trove of oriental culture with its simple and pristine custom, unique folklore, the well preserved ancient residential houses and mesmerising watertown views. You will board a Chinese style gondala to cruise the watetown. After the tour in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, transferred back to your midtown hotel in Shanghai.

Meals: Hotel breakfast, lunch
Day 14
Shanghai Exit

Transfer to airport for departure or free on your own and end your pleasant China trip.

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Price List for this tour (Price per person in US dollars)
Travelling Party Luxury Class Standard Class comfortable Class
2 Persons $2980 $2590 $2475
3-5 persons $2760 $2370 $2255
6-9 persons $2550 $2160 $2045
10 persons up $2408 $2018 $1903
Single room Supplement $817 $423 $308
Remark: The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement


Featured Hotels for this tour:
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Beijing Crowne Plaza Wangfujiang
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Sunworld Hotel Beijing
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Holiday Inn Express
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Xian Sheraton Xian Hotel
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Tangcheng Hotel
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Xian Melody Hotel
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Lanzhou Sunshine Plaza Jinjiang Sunny Hotel
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Lanzhou Dongfang Hotel
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Lhasa Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Tangka Hotel or same class Kailash Hotel or same class
Shanghai Crowne Plaza Hotel
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Golden River View Hotel
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Holiday Inn Express Zhabei
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