Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour

Duration:
12 Days
Destination:
Shanghai-Xi'an-Tibet-Beijing
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private 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.

DayRoute
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 (3680m)
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 (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wonder around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

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 is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
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 has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the 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.

Our private customized Tibet tours are ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to Tibet. Price varies with size, season, hotel rate. etc. Please fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Raul***

2019-04-05

I'm interested in this trip - https://www.greattibettour.com/tibet-tour/shanghai-xi-an-tibet-beijing-tour-1645 - for September or October, please let me know if it takes place in that period and what would be the price. I am living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Looking forward for your answer!

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beatrice

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to visit Shanghai, Xián, Tibet, and Beijing in one tour package. Usually, for travelers less than 5, we suggest they join our group tours to keep their cost down. Considering it's our Sweeping Festival(April 5 ~7), I can't find some local agents to quote right now. Before I quote you, could you please let me know which hotel class you prefer?

Sigr***

2019-03-13

we are also interested in s Shanghai, Tibet, Beijing Tour, Prices for 2 and for 1 Person in autumn

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you also would like to have the 12 Days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour which is a private tour. To be honest, it is a little expensive for two travelers to have this private tour. 

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel. 

Matt***

2019-02-25

We are two adults, we would travel around the last week of June and the first two weeks of July 2019. If you could please let me know what might be the price, and if flights from Italy, health insurance and tourists visas are included or they can be arranged with your help. Thank you

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have the 12 Days Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour or 14 Days Beijing Tibet Chengdu Train Tour. The two tour packages are both private tours. 

You need to apply for the China Tourist Visa in advance in your home country. We will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you after you book the tour with us. 

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel. 
 

Ramo***

2018-09-05

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

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Cherry

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. 

Ivan***

2018-07-23

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

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Cherry

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?

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