When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide at the Beijing Capital Airport and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure, and you can choose other scenic spots to visit at your own expenses.
Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar
After hotel breakfast, begin tour by visiting Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square. Lastly, Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.
Then, visit the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, explore the hutong neighbourhoods, nearby the Forbidden City, for insight into an historic area of Beijing that is fading fast. Over the years many of these age-old hutongs have been replaced by modern development, but much remains and a pedicab ride and walking tour will show you the most notable spots. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab with your guide.
Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest &Water Cube.
Optional tour :
Amazing Kungfu Show: USD$ 45 per person
Beijing duck dinner: USD$ 35 per person.
This morning you will take high speed train to Xian, the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties in Chinese history. Upon arrival, proceed to visit Shaanxi History Museum, which has been regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures”. Then take an outside view of the Ancient City Wall.
Hotel: Wyndham Hotel Xian or similar
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors& Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century & pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. Then tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum & visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
Optional tour :
Tang Dynasty Dancing Show & Dumpling Banquet: USD$55 per person
After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest and get adjusted to the elevation.
Hotel: Jardin Secret Hotel or similar
Start our wonderful Lhasa city tour today by visiting the famous Potala Palace, which is the highest ancient palace in the world. For more than 300 years, Potala Palace has treasured many culture relics such as murals, stupas, statues, thangkas, and rare sutras. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Sera Monastery. It is one of three famous monasteries in Lhasa.
We will visit Jokhang Temple in the morning. This temple brought Buddhism into Tibet and became an inseparable part of Tibetan history and culture. Surrounding Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street located in the old area of Lhasa City. Afterwards, visit Norbulingka, meaning ‘Treasure Park’ in Tibetan. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region.
After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Chengdu, which is known as the “Heavenly State”. Upon arrival, visit the Wild & Narrow Alleys in Chengdu, Jinli Ancient Street and mingle with local people.
Hotel: Essen International Hotel Chengdu or similar
Pay a morning visit Giant Panda Natural Reserve, where we could have a look at the lovely giant pandas and picture with them. Afterwards, take a flight to Shanghai. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel for rest.
Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Hongkou Shanghai or similar
After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful half-day city tour by visiting Yu Garden, the Bund, Nanjing Road, Xintiandi Old French Concession. Enjoy rest of the day as free time to explore this renowned international metropolis. Take own arrangement back to hotel.
Transfer to airport after breakfast for the homebound flight. Tour ends.