Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Shanghai, Lhasa, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing, these cities present China's most impressive sites: historical, cultural and natural. Tibet's mystery will be unfolded.

Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :All seasons

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary


Shanghai Arrival (International Flight not Included)

Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer


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.


Shanghai Travel

Activities: Shanghai Museum(Audio Guide included), French Concession Region, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Tianzi Fang


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


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

Activities: Hotel to Train Station Transfer


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.


Chengdu Travel

Activities: Half Day Tour to Panda Breeding Reserve


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.


Chengdu to Lhasa, Flights No.TBA

Activities: Hotel to Airport transfer


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.


Lhasa Travel

Activities: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery


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.


Lhasa Travel

Activities: Norbulingka, Potala Palace


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


Lhasa to Xi'an, Flight No.TBA

Activities: Hotel to Airport transfer


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


Xian Travel

Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall


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


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

Activities: Muslim Quarters, Shaanxi History Museum


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


Bejing Travel

Activities: Train station to hotel transfer, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City


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.



Bejing Travel

Activities: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)


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.


Beijing Departure (Flight not Included)

Activities: Hotel to Airport transfer


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!

Terms & Conditions

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Special Terms

  • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
  • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
  • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
  • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
  • For Cancellation Refunds, please click here .

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