Leon Long

Leon Long

Senior Travel Advisor

Shanghai, Lhasa, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing present the most impressive China: history, culture and nature. What makes this 13-day private tour the most special is to unfold the Tibet's mystery. Your guide, driver and transfer vehicles serve you only to make you enjoy China most. 

There are three styles for you to discover the diversity of the major tourist cities of China:

Feature

Economy

Standard

Luxury

Attraction Visit must-see attractions Explore essential attractions in detail Culturally discover authentic China
Private Service Guided tours everyday Knowledgeable local guides Worry-free service and senior experienced guides
Standard of Hotel 3-star western standard 4-star western standard 5-star western standard
Transport Shanghai Chengdu Lhasa Xi'an Beijing Shanghai Chengdu Lhasa Xi'an Beijing Shanghai Chengdu Lhasa Xi'an Beijing
Restaurant
Local restaurants
Shop Visit 4 top rated Chinese-style shops, no forced shopping No shops and no factories, more time to explore
Price From USD $2,239 USD 2,439 USD $3,399

Highlights

  • Enter the heart of China -- Beijing to explore the splendid history and culture
  • Experience Shanghai's tradition and modern
  • Say hello to cute giant pandas in Chengdu
  • Unfold the mystery of Tibet when visiting key sites
  • Stand face to face with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Daily Itinerary

Day 1>Shanghai Arrival (International Flight not Included)

  • Activities:Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:None

The metropolis Shanghai welcomes you to China! As your international flight lands in the airport, our local tour guide will meet you up and take you to hotel for check-in. Free time at leisure afterwards. No meals included for today.

Good to Know:

  • For your own physical needs, we suggest you stay in and rest from the jetlag. However, if you feel like going out after check-in, we would suggest an easy walk-around on People's Square.
  • This tour doesn't include international flights, however, please contact us if you need help booking the flights.

Day 2>Shanghai Travel

  • Activities:Shanghai Museum(Audio Guide included), French Concession Region, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Tianzi Fang
  • Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hope you slept well last night. Today we will walk on The Bund at first. Later, learn some history about Shanghai at Shanghai Museum. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will get into a Suzhou-style garden: Yuyuan Garden. Later, go on a romantic walk at the Former French Concession, where you will have an interesting insight in the lively Tianzifang. Today we will also visit a silk store.

Good to Know:

  • After a trip in the Former French Concession, you must be hungry, huh? Find Ding Tai Fung Restaurant near Xintiandi for a perfect bite.
  • Book a night show ERA Time Acrobatic Show with us and you are in for a wonder world!

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

Day 3>Shanghai to Chengdu, Train No. D2206 Dep 06:39 - Arr 21:47

  • Activities:Hotel to Train Station Transfer
  • Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Wuhou3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

You will take early train from Shanghai to Chengdu, it's a whole day stay at the train, you are advised buy some food with you.

Day 4>Chengdu Travel

  • Activities:Half Day Tour to Panda Breeding Reserve
  • Hotel:Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Wuhou 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hometown of the cute pandas, Chengdu draws numerous travelers all over the world. This morning, we will get to the Panda Breeding Center to meet up these cute buddies.

Good to Know:

  • You will get to Lhasa tomorrow, there's a suggested list of things to bring: sun block, shades, hats, simple medicine like aspirin and some enegry bars or chocolate.
  • You will get your Tibet Travel Permit from our Chengdu local guide ahead of time, which you will need for boarding the flight so please be sure it's with you.

Day 5>Chengdu to Lhasa, Flights No.TBA

  • Activities:Hotel to Airport transfer
  • Hotel:Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Have some free time in Chengdu before the noon flight to Lhasa.You will arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon. Check in and take some time for your body to adjust to the altitude.

Good to Know:

  • Can't wait to explore Lhasa? While going too far away without a tour guide is not allowed, you can explore the nearby backstreets and markets. Delve into the street and find Canggu Nunnery at tea time, a cup of sweet tea makes a pleasant afternoon.

Day 6>Lhasa Travel

  • Activities:Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery
  • Hotel:Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Have some free time in Chengdu before the noon flight to Lhasa.You will arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon. Check in and take some time for your body to adjust to the altitude.

Good to Know:

  • The first stop for today is Jokhang Temple. The famous temple is the shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, the spiritual heart of Lhasa ever since the 7th century. Later, get to Barkhor Street for a free stroll. Our Lhasa tour guide might lead you to a Thangka store to observe the artist at work.

    After lunch, we will visit Sera Monastery. There will be scripture debates in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. Free at leisure after today's visit.

    Good to Know:

    • Tonight you can check out Tianhai Night Market to see where the locals hang out for night.

Day 7>Lhasa Travel

  • Activities:Norbulingka, Potala Palace
  • Hotel:Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

The majesticPotala Palaceis without a doubt the icon of Tibet. Thousands of travelers pour into this wonder everyday and today we will spend a couple of hours learning and appreciating the beauty of it.

In the afternoon, you will get to Tibet's Summer Palace: Norbulingka.

Good to Know:

  • What to bring home after a Tibet trip? Our suggestion is Tibetan carpets, knives, Buddha figures, Thangka, Hadda, Dharma wheels, colored masks, sheepskin paintings and joss sticks, which are all easy to find at Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace

Potala Palace

Day 8>Lhasa to Xi'an, Flight No.TBA

  • Activities:Hotel to Airport transfer
  • Hotel:Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast

Have a free morning in Lhasa. At noon, take a flight to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

Day 9>Xian Travel

  • Activities:The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall
  • Hotel:Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, we will drive for one hour to the impressive site of Terracotta Army. Afterwards, we will stop by an art center to admire some masterpiece before lunch.

Get back to Xi'an downtown in the afternoon, waiting for us is the Ancient City Wall.

Good to Know:

  • What to bring home after a Tibet trip? Our suggestion is Tibetan carpets, knives, Buddha figures, Thangka, Hadda, Dharma wheels, colored masks, sheepskin paintings and joss sticks, which are all easy to find at Barkhor Street.

Xi\'an Ancient City Wall

Xi\'an Ancient City Wall

Day 10>Xian to Beijing Train No. T232 Dep 17:44 - Arr 06:08

  • Activities:Muslim Quarters, Shaanxi History Museum
  • Hotel:Overnight on train
  • Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Visit Shanxi History Museum get know about history of China. The Museum colloected vast and impressive treatures. And then, Walk along Muslim Quarters which are dotted with unique stall, souvenir shop and snacks.

Good to Know:

  • Overnight stay on the train, please take some food with you and dinner is excluded.

Muslim Quater

Muslim Quater

Day 11>Bejing Travel

  • Activities:Train station to hotel transfer, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City
  • Hotel:Beijing Huayu Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Chinese Lunch

After have a rest in hotel, we will visit Tian'anmen Square . Getting in target="_blank" href="/beijing-attraction/forbidden-city/">Forbidden City, you are standing in a close distance of China's royal court.

Good to Know:

  • Try out Peking Duck at Hua's Restaurant, which enjoys a lot of good reviews on Trip Advisor. Find its info on our tag.
  • Night stroll in some characteristic Hutongs can be fun.Nanluogu Xiangwould be an excellent choice. Address: Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng Distric, get there by Subway Route 1, 5 or Bus 118, 623, 694.

Tian\'anmen

Tian\'anmen

Day 12>Bejing Travel

  • Activities:Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)
  • Hotel:Beijing Huayu Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals:Breakfast

In the morning, we will drive out of town to the Great Wall at Badaling Section. A round-way cable car ride will enable you to take in superb views at this great wonder. Have lunch and stop by a cloisonne factory to learn about the manufacture process.

Get back to downtown Beijing and visit the Temple of Heaven, an exclusive altar for the royal family.

Good to Know:

  • A way to pamper yourself: try a traditional Chinese massage or water treatment at the last day of your China tour. We'd recommened ISpa and your Beijing tour guide sure has some great ideas, too.

Day 13>Beijing Departure (Flight not Included)

  • Activities:Hotel to Airport transfer
  • Meals:Breakfast

Have some free time in Beijing before your departure flight. Our Beijing tour guide will help you check out and take you to the airport. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Price Inclusion and Exclusion

Price Inclusion

  • Private English-speaking guide service fee
  • Private transfer service with air-conditioned vehichle
  • All entrance tickets, hotels and meals listed above
  • Service charge and tax
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Luggage transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International airfare or train tickets in or out China
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Single room supplement
  • China entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges

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