Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour

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This China Tibet Tour is prepared for you who is keen to experience Chinese ancient civilization as well as Tibetan religious culture. Your journey will start at the popular star of China, Shanghai. In this energetic city, you are able to walk along the Bund, visit the elegant Yu Garden, and enshrine two stunning Buddha statues presented by Burma in the Jade Buddha Temple. After the two-day sightseeing in Shanghai, you will depart by plane to Xi'an. In this archaeological treasure trove, you are going to visit the Muslim district of Xi’an and have a taste of local foods. During the next day, you will have a visit to the must-see spot, Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of more than 7,000 vivid life-sized soldiers, horses and chariots in the tomb of China's first Emperor. Then, you should prepare yourself for the dreaming destination, “the roof of the world”, Tibet. On the sacred plateau, you will pay a visit to the splendid Potala Palace, the busy Barkhor Street, the Jokhang Temple and the Sera Monastery. After your journey on the holy land, your flight will transport you to Beijing, the majestic capital of China. In the centuries-old city, you will have the opportunity to hike the Great Wall, explore the largest public plaza in the world - Tiananmen Square, enter the glorious residence of Chinese Emperors - Forbidden City, and end the remarkable journey with a glimpse outside the elegant Summer Palace.

1 Arrive in Shanghai
2 Shanghai sightseeing
3 Shanghai – Zhujiajiao – Shanghai
4 Arrive in Xian, an Archaeological Treasure Trove
5 Xi'an Sightseeing
6 Arrival in Lhasa
7 Lhasa City
8 Lhasa Suburb
9 Travel to Beijing
10 Beijing Sightseeing
11 Beijing Sightseeing
12 Depart China
Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai

When you arrive at the airports or railway stations in Shanghai, our clients will drive you to the hotel you have already booked as soon as possible.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Day 2 Shanghai sightseeing

Your guide and driver will wait for you at the hotel in the morning. After having breakfast, you will start touring Shanghai.

Visit the Yu Garden-----It is a typical private garden in China with nearly 500 years history, located in Shanghai old town.

Continue to the bund-----The Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. It used to be British concession. Now it is called as an exhibition of international architectures.

Lunch at the local restaurant

In the afternoon, you can wander at Nanjing Road, a must-see metropolitan destination where attracts thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.

Then visit Jade Buddha Temple, of which the highlights are two precious jade statues of Sakyamuni.

Yuyuan Garden
The Bund
Day 3 Shanghai – Zhujiajiao – Shanghai

Today you are going to Zhujiajiao water town, which is a well-known tourist attraction in China.

Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao (Zhu Family Settlement) is an ancient water town with history more than 1700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. The village prospered through clothing and rice businesses. There are many ancient shops here, like rice shops, banks, spice stores, etc. You can even see a Qing dynasty post office, which could bring you back to the old times to feel the unique charm of China culture.

After having lunch at the local restaurant, we will drive back to Shanghai.

  • Zhujiajiao Water Town
Day 4 Arrive in Xian, an Archaeological Treasure Trove
Leave for Xian by plane, the ancient capital of eleven dynasties dotted with archaeological sites. Transfer to your hotel, relax yourself before visit the Muslim district of Xian in the late afternoon. You’ll watch Chinese Muslims prepare local cuisine and learn more about them. We’ve prepared unique dumpling banquet for this evening, which features over 20 varieties of dumplings with rice wine and hot pot soup. Enjoy the feast and this evening!
Day 5 Xi'an Sightseeing

In the morning, we will drive to the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses which is considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is a great chance for you to experience the profound and amazing history of Qin Dynasty, the first United Dynasty in ancient China. It may give you an impressive image of the Period of Warring States in ancient China. Here you can see the life-sized warrior figures and horses with distinct facial expressions and positions. You may be surprised by the various kinds of ancient weapons which reflect the highly advanced technology in weapon-making 2,200 years ago.

terra-cotta warriors
Day 6 Arrival in Lhasa

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 7 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
Day 8 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Drepung Monastery is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
Day 9 Travel to Beijing
Your flight will transport you to Beijing, the majestic capital of China. You’ll immediately see the astonishing contrasts of architectures and affected by the long history. Dinner together at a local restaurant with your fellow travelers.
Day 10 Beijing Sightseeing
In the morning, we will set out to see the mysterious Forbidden City which is the world's largest imperial palace. Built in Ming Dynasty, The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors (from 1420 to 1911 AD) which is said to have 9,999½ forbidden imperial chambers. After that, you are moving to Tian'anmen Square with a great cultural significance which has been the site of several key events in Chinese history. Later, you can take a rickshaw going through a maze of hutongs to explore old Beijing neighborhoods, discover the courtyard house of traditional Chinese characters.
Tiananmen Square
The Forbidden City
Day 11 Beijing Sightseeing

You will have many interesting things to do in today. In the morning you are suggested to do Morning Exercises at the Temple of Heaven which was founded in the first half of the 15th century. Known as the Imperial Sacrificial Altar, Temple of Heaven always attracted numerous tourist. Therefore in order to avoid crowds and enjoy local people's morning exercises, we are going to this place in the morning. After the morning exercise in Temple of Heaven, we are driving about 2.5 hours to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall where you will go through the watchtowers, enjoy breath-taking views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.

Stay Overnight in Beijing.

You will be shocked by the wisdom and power of the ancient people when you get to Mutianyu Great Wall.
The Mutianyu Great Wall is the most popular section of Great Wall among foreign travelers.
Day 12 Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Hello, I would be interested in Shanghai, Xi'an Lhasa China/Tibet Tour starting in Shanghai. Do you have similar options as a group tour, since I am travelling solo and I don't want to take such a tour on my own ? And I would like to know if it would be possible to get a train option between Xi'an and Lhasa instead of taking the plane? And is it possible to skip Bejing, ending the tour in Lhasa with a flight to Kathmandu? Are the accomodations private rooms or dorm rooms? What are the prices for 2019 between beginning of March and end of May for a single person. Thanks, I am looking forward to hear from you. :) Best wishes Ramona Schmidt



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do a Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Tour. We can book the train ticket from Xian to Lhasa for you. We provide a private transfer from the airport to hotel and hotel to the airport in Shanghai &Xian. You will do the tours in a group. 



Hi I would like to know how much is 12 Days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour and what would be available dates Regards Ivan Maric



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to do the 12 Days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour which is a private tour. Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour for only two travelers would be a little bit expensive. For people less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. When would you like to do this tour?



To departs first week of August on the trip



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 12 days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour, which is a private tour. Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour for solo traveler would be a little bit expensive. For people less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. So how about having our 8 days Beijing Lhasa group tour? here is the brief itinerary, 



The price of the 12 Days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour in 2019



In your inquiry, you mentioned three of you would like to do the 12 Days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour which is a private tour. We haven't released the price for 2019.



We want to join the 12 day Shanghai Tibet, Xian and Beijing tour. How much is this tour? we have two people, are there any group tour for this itinerary?



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 12 days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour, which is a private tour. We have 4 days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour in Tibet to meet your requirement, in Shanghai and Xi’an, we don’t have group tour. So, how about we divide this tour into three parts? Tibet (group tour), Shanghai (private tour) and Xi’an (private tour).

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