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Grand China & Holy Tibet Tour

 
Tour Code: LCTP018   Map of Grand China & Holy Tibet Tour
Trip Duration: 16 days  
Departure Day: Daily    

Visiting:Beijing, Xian, Tibet, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo,Shanghai

 
Summary: Visit the amazing Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing, close to the thousands of life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, worship the holy Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet, say Hi to the lovely giant panda in Chengdu, cruise on the fantastic Li River surrounded by the most picturesque scenery in the world in Guilin, and feel the modern China in Shanghai. .  
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Itinerary

Day 1   Arrival   / Beijing     (-,-,-)

Transfer via: International/Internal Flight  arranged by you

Welcome to Beijing. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2    Beijing     (B,L)

Great Wall of ChinaAfterbreakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, visit Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved royal gardens, where you can have a walk along the famous Long Corridor.

Day 3    Beijing    (B,L)

Today's highlight is the visit of the Great Wall, one of the "Seven Wonders of theWorld" and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Then visit Longdi Jade Factory. Then move on to visit the Sacred Road, "The road leading to heaven" for the ancient emperors.

Day 4    Beijing   / Xi'an    (B,L)

Transfer via: High Speed Train  arranged by us

Visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest, then taking a ride in rickshaw through some old "Hutongs", lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where you will visit some family. Take the afternoon high speed train to Xian. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the hotel.

Day 5    Xi'an     (B,L)

Xian Tour

Begin the day's activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet local residents. After lunch, you will visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.

Day 6   Xi'an   / Lhasa   (B)

Jokhang Temple of Lhasa

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us 

Welcome to the "Roof of the World". On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel. Plan to taking it slow the rest of today, so you can adjust to the altitude. Remember to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for the long journey ahead.

Day 7    Lhasa   (B,L)

Barkhor Market

Today's highlight is Potala Palace, which is the former winter home of the Dalai Lama and the greatest monumental structure in Tibet. Then visit Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional features. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble.

Day 8    Lhasa    (B,L)

After breakfast visit the Tspung Monastery, painted in red and white, the buildings in the kloster stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view. In the afternoon witness the famous debate sessions by the monks at Sera Monastery.

Day 9    Lhasa / Chengdu   (B,L)

Transfer via:Internal Flight arranged by you

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit teh Wenshu Yuan Temple, founded in the sixth century, lies in the northern part ofthe city, then walk around this area.

Day 10    Chengdu   / Guilin    (B,L)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Chinese Panda

After breakfast, drive to visit the must-see giant pandas in Panda Breeding and Research Center. The best time to visit is in the morning, during feeding time between 8:30 and 10:30. After then, it's likely that the bears will be indulging in their favorite pastime. Sleeping! In the afternoon, pay a visit Kuan Zhai Alley. Being the typical epitome of Chengdu, Kuan Zhai Alley is the combination of history and modern changes. Take the evening flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the airport.

Day 11    Guilin    (B,L)

Yangshuo Li RiverPay a visit Fubo Hill for a panoramic view of Guilin and walk along Banyan Lake and Fir Lake to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city, the city is connected by 4 lakes and 2 rivers, are considered as Venice in the east. Having lunch in the restaurant which near Elephant Trunk Hill, that's the best place to view the Elephant Truck Hill, which resembles a huge elephant standing on the bank of the river, sucking up water with its long trunk. It is regarded as the symbol of Guilin landscape. In the afternoon, visit Reed Flute Cave. Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", it is the largest limestone landform cave in Guilin offering extraordinary scenery of underground limestone landform with lots of stalactites, stalagmites and kinds stones of other figures.

Day 12    Guilin   / Yangshuo    (B,L)

Transfer via: Boat  arranged by us    

Today's highlight is cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Visit local markets. Yangshuo is a charming small town with its main street lined with small hotels, countless souvenir shops and restaurants. Free at leisure to explore the old town after check-in your hotel.

Day 13   Yangshuo   / Guilin   /  Shanghai  (B,L)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us 

In the morning, cycle to see rice paddies, farm house, countryside and green limestone hills.  Transfer to Guilin airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the hotel.

Day 14    Shanghai    (B,L)

Shanghai, China's most modern metropolis

Firstly today you will visit the typical Shanghainese life at Caoyang New Neighborhood and Shikumen. Then pay a visit to south China's classical landscape garden at Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market, a shopper's paradise filled with local arts and crafts. After that you will have a bird's eye view of Shanghai on the sightseeing deck Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Finally, has a walk along the Bund, the financial center of Shanghai known as a" museum of buildings"

Day 15    Shanghai    (B )

Free at leisure today.

Day 16    Shanghai  / Departure    (B)

Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you

Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your sweet home.

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Bell Tower Hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Xian
Lhasa Shangbala Hotel Xinding Hotel Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Chengdu Ziwei Hotel Mingshan Hotel Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
Guilin Hotel Grand 0773 Guilin Bravo Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel
Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel Yangshuo New Century Hotel Green Lotus Hotel
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel The Eton Hotel Shanghai
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