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SG20: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shanghai

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
After arriving, the local guide will welcome you at the arrival hall of the airport and lead you to the driver, who will then transfer you to the hotel. The remaining time of the day will be your free time. You can have a rest to prepare for the following days’ China and Tibet tours.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing
After a tour briefing, the guide will escort you to the Tiananmen Square. Then go on to the Forbidden City where 24 emperors used to live in history. So as the symbol of the emperor, the ornamentations of dragon can be seen everywhere.

After an la carte lunch, we will head to the Temple of Heaven where the Heaven Worship Ceremony was held, but is now a park to visit. After it, you will be invited to a Chinese Kung Fu Show performed by masters of the art at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Shenwu Gate
    Shenwu Gate, the North Gate of Forbidden City
Day 3: Beijing
Today we are going to visit Mutianyu Great Wall. Before setting out, we recommend you have a big breakfast or take some food for yourself to eat later. This visit will be an unforgettable experience in our China Tibet tours. Compared with Badaling Great Wall, it is less crowded and less commercialized thus attracting most foreign tourists. To save energy, we will take a round-trip cable car. What’s more, everyone will be provided a glass of red wine to propose a toast. Just take your time appreciating the scenery of the wall since we will spend most of the day here.

On our way back, we will go to a local market and leave you some free time to explore.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation:  The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing
    Winding Mutianyu Great Wall Section
Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Today’s first stop will be the Summer Palace which owns the magnificent front area with various architectures and the quiet rear area with luxuriant vegetation. After it, the guide will introduce the Olympic Bird’s Nest to you, the place we will stop for some time for you to take photos. After an a la carte lunch, we will go on to experience the life of old Beijingers, we will take a rickshaw running through the Hutong. Also, learn the art of Paper Cutting from a master there. Then our guide will send you to the flight to Xi’an. After arriving at Xi’an, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel by the Xi’an guide.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 5: Xi'an
Our China and Tibet tours in Xi’an will start from Terracotta Army which consists of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Park. While visiting, you will be amazed by the exquisite skills of the ancient workers.

The lunch today will be special because we will taste a home-cooked lunch in a local family. You can also learn to cook some dishes from the host.

In the afternoon, we continue our trip to Xi’an Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda which is an exquisite Buddhist architectural art heritage of Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). After the Dumpling Dinner you will enjoy an excellent Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Friendly Tips:
As the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours during the periods. Guests will enjoy free time to relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Accommodation:  Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Terracotta Amy
    Historic Terracotta Warriors
  • Xi'an family visit
    Enjoying meals at Xi'an local's home
Day 6: Xi'an - Lhasa
This morning, the guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, the Tibetan guide will transfer you to the hotel. The rest time will be free. It is a good time to acclimatize to the high altitude. This is very important for your tour in Tibet.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel (4 stars)

Day 7: Lhasa
Today, we will enjoy a leisure time at the Norbulingka Park first, which is known as the Summer Palace in Lhasa. It is the largest artificial garden in Tibet with the most cultural relics and most beautiful landscape. Then we will tour the Sera Monastery, one of the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. It is the place where the eminent monks preach the Buddhist Scriptures since ancient time. Then come to the Viewing Platform of Yaowang Hill, where you can take the best photos of the Potala Palace.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel (4 stars)

  • Norbulingka
    Norbulingka, a Tibetan style garden
  • Sera Monastery
    Lamas debating at Sera Monastery
Day 8: Lhasa
The most famous scenic spot in Tibet, and the highlight of the China and Tibet tours, is the Potala Palace. It is a magnificent architectural complex of palace, castle and monastery. And of the renowned architectural structures in the world it is located at the highest altitude.

After lunch, we will head to a Tibetan Buddhist monastery - Jokhang Temple with the history of more than 1,300 years. It has a supreme status in the Tibet Buddhism. Go on to Barkhor Street which preserves the traditional outlook of the ancient city well. Also, it is a famous business center now. Finally, we will visit a Nunnery to see the life of nuns.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel (4 stars)

  • Potala Palace
    Potala Palace, the most famous scenic spot in Tibet
Day 9: Lhasa - Shanghai
Today, our guide will send you to the morning flight to Shanghai. After arrival, the Shanghai guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest day will be free time. You can choose to have a rest to recover the strength or stroll in the surrounding area.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 10: Shanghai
To know the history of a city, you can’t miss the museum there. Shanghai Museum has 31 types of cultural relics and tries to display every piece of relic from all historical periods, such as bronze ware, ceramics and calligraphy. Then follow the guide to Yu Garden, a small garden more than 400 years. After, to taste the local food or buy souvenirs at the traditional bazaar nearby.

We will have an la carte farewell lunch, before we proceed to the Former French Concession which is of European style. Next we will tour the well-known landmark in Shanghai – the Bund, and take a cruise along Huangpu River, during which you can see the most wonderful landscape of the city, such as the Yangpu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge and the Oriental Pearl Tower. At the end of the cruise you will be escorted to the hotel where your China Tibet tours draw to an end.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Buildings in Shanghai Bund
    Buildings in Shanghai Bund Area
  • Bund of Shanghai
    Cruising on Huangpu River
Day 11: Departure from Shanghai
Please finish the check-out before 12:00 and set out to the airport on your own according to your flight schedule. Our suggestion is to take a taxi which saves time and energy. Hope you a smooth journey home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
11(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
18(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
25(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
Apr
22(Fri)
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02(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
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06(Fri)
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16(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
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13(Fri)
May
23(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
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20(Fri)
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30(Mon)
$3119
$2807
$669
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27(Fri)
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06(Mon)
$3109
$2798
$649
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13(Mon)
$3109
$2798
$639
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20(Mon)
$3109
$2798
$639
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17(Fri)
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27(Mon)
$3109
$2798
$639
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24(Fri)
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04(Mon)
$3129
$2816
$659
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01(Fri)
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11(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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08(Fri)
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18(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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15(Fri)
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25(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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22(Fri)
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01(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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29(Fri)
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08(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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15(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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22(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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29(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$679
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05(Mon)
$3179
$2861
$689
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12(Mon)
$3169
$2852
$719
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19(Mon)
$3169
$2852
$719
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16(Fri)
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26(Mon)
$3169
$2852
$719
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23(Fri)
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03(Mon)
$3169
$2852
$709
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07(Fri)
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17(Mon)
$3149
$2834
$709
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14(Fri)
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24(Mon)
$3149
$2834
$709
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21(Fri)
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31(Mon)
$3149
$2834
$709
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28(Fri)
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07(Mon)
$3059
$2753
$669
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04(Fri)
Nov
14(Mon)
$3059
$2753
$669
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
21(Mon)
$3049
$2744
$659
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
What's Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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