Classic Tibet and China Tour (12 days 11 nights)

Tibet

Tour Code: CTC     Escorted Tour
Air-conditioned transportation and an English speaking guide are provided
Starting from $3,260 per passenger
Visiting Beijing for 2 nights, Lhasa for 5 nights, Xian for 1 night, Suzhou for 1 night, and Shanghai for 2 nights
Staying in comfortable 5 star hotels.

Day 1.  Beijing (D)
Your international flight will land at Beijing airport today. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel. If time allows, we’ll visit the Yonghegong Lamasery and Temple of Heaven.

Day 2.  Beijing (AB, L, D)
Today we will visit Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. After lunch, we will visit the Great Wall of China. We will receive our Tibet visa today.

Day 3.  Beijing-Lhasa (AB, L, D)
Today we board an early flight to Tibet, “The Roof of the World.” Take in the breathtaking countryside as we travel from the remote airport into the city of Lhasa. The remainder of the day will be free and adapt to the altitude.

Day 4.  Lhasa (AB, L, D)
Today we visit the 7th century Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery. Afterwards, we visit Barkhor Street to shop for traditional Tibetan arts and crafts.

Day 5. Lhasa (AB, L, D)
Our first stop will be the Potala Palace, the most sacred location of Tibetan Buddhism. We then visit the Summer Palace of Norbu Lingka, former residence of the Dalai Lama. Later we see the Tibetan History Museum. Enjoy Tibetan singing and dancing performance in the evening.

Day 6. Lhasa-Yamdrok Yumtso Lake (AB, L, D)
Today we will drive to one of the Holy lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. Afterwards, return back to Lhasa.

Day 7. Lhasa (AB)
Today is a free day. Take your time to go shopping. Make sure to taste some regional cuisine while in Lhasa.

Day 8. Lhasa-Xian (AB, L, SD)
Take a morning flight to Xian. In the afternoon, we will visit the Big Goose pagoda and Ancient City Wall. Enjoy Dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.

Day 9. Xian-Shanghai – Suzhou (AB, L, D)
After breakfast, we will drive to the site of Terracotta Worries to witness the 8th wonder of the world. Take a late afternoon flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at Shanghai airport, we will drive to the beautiful garden city of Suzhou

Day 10. Suzhou-Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Visit Tiger Hill, Linger-in Garden and Silk Factory No.1 before returning to Shanghai. An optional Shanghai harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show completes the evening.

Day 11.  Shanghai (AB, L)
Today we will visit Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District, Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road and Bund.

Day 12. Depart Shanghai (AB)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your home flight.
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AB: American breakfast    L: Lunch    D: Dinner   SD: Specialty dinner

Start (Sat) End (Wen) Land Only
4/8/2017 4/19/2017 $3,260
4/22/2017 5/3/2017 $3,260
5/13/2017 5/24/2017 $3,260
5/27/2017 6/7/2017 $3,260
6/10/2017 6/21/2017 $3,360
6/24/2017 7/5/2017 $3,360
7/8/2017 7/19/2017 $3,360
7/22/2017 8/2/2017 $3,360
8/5/2017 8/16/2017 $3,360
8/19/2017 8/30/2017 $3,360
9/2/2017 9/13/2017 $3,360
9/16/2017 9/27/2017 $3,060 (with discount)
10/7/2017 10/18/2016 $3,360
10/14/2017 10/25/2016 $3,360
10/28/2017 11/8/2017 $3,360
11/4/2017 11/15/2017 $3,360
11/11/2017 11/22/2017 $3,360
11/18/2017 11/29/2017 $3,360
1/14/2017 1/25/2017 $3,260
1/20/2018 2/2/2018 $3,260
2/3/2018 2/14/2018 $3,260

Single Supplement: $820

Services include:
– All China and Tibet domestic flights
– All 5 star hotel accommodations
– Sightseeing and meals as specified
– Round trip transfers
– English speaking guide
– Tibet Visa
– National Tour guide from USA (for 20 passengers and more)

Services exclude:
– International flights
– China Visa ($185)
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expense
-Tips: $ 8 per traveler per day

Unique experiences:
Visit Potala Palace
Buddhism debate in Sera Monastery
Tibetan art and traditional work on Barkor Street

Accommodations:  
5 star hotels only

Flights:
International flights available upon requests.

Tour operation:
English speaking tour guide escorted
Air-conditioned transportation and driver provided
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Hotels check in and checkout assistance
Flight check in assistance
Optional programs available

Highlights for this itinerary:
Beijing ( 2 nights): The Great Wall and Fodidden City
Lhasa (5 nights): Jokang Temple, Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Sera Monastery, Tibet Museum
Xian (1 night): Terracotta Warriors, Big Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall, Banpo and History Museum
Suzhou (1 night): Linger-In Garden, Tiger Hills
Shanghai (2 nights): Pearl TV Tower Ride, Yu Yuan Gardens, Old Shanghai District, Bund and Pudong District

Meals:
All breakfasts will be served at our hotels.
Lunches and dinners will be served at local decent Chinese and Tibetan restaurants.

Features:
Flexible, smooth, comfortable, escorted

Location Hotel Name Star Status Website
Beijing Park Plaza Beijing West 5 Star www.parkplaza.com/beijing
Lhasa Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 5 Star http://www.tibethotel.cn/
Xian Golden Flower by Hilton 5 Star www.shangri-la.com/cn/xian
Shanghai Renaissance Shanghai 5 Star www.renaissance.com