12 Days Ancient Capital and Tibet Adventure

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12 Days Ancient Capital and Tibet Adventure

From US$2513 per adult

Destination:

Beijing (4 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Lhasa (5 Nights) ,Shigatse

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP21
Theme:Tibet Festival Tours

Summary:

This tour includes some of the oldest most famous historical sites in the world. You can visit Forbidden City, The incredible Entombed Warriors and enjoy the unforgettable sights of Tibet.

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Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
Start Date
End Date
Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
Rooms
US$ 6682

1Highlights & Map

Experience the journey to the Roof of the World Compare ancient civilization and modern progress Visit various and mysterious local Tibetan temples View the pure scenery of pilgrim road

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities:

Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis getting ready to host the 2008 Olympics. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. The guide will give you some tips on local restaurants that we recommend and you can do some shopping in streets nearby. The rest of the day is free to rest to recover from jetlag or to explore by yourself.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way, bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonne (enamelware) workshop is included. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 04Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

After experiencing royal life today there is the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride to the Hutong where we visit a local flea market which is an excellent example of typical architecture of this area. You may find some interesting things and learn how to bargain. You will also visit with a local family and talk to the family members to gain a true understanding of life in this region and to have an experience of this unique form of community. We can guarantee you will have impressive stories to tell your friends after this. Then to the Summer Palace, which is equally famous as the Forbidden City. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 05Beijing, Xi'an

Destinations: Beijing to Xi'an

Activities:

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an. After arrival you will proceed to at one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many Dynasties including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain which have never before been on permanent display.

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 06Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities:

After breakfast in the hotel, you will set off for the incredible 2000 year-old Terracotta warriors. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. The repairs and excavations continue at the site where you can see both repaired and broken warriors in a truly impressive display. In the afternoon we're going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. We will continue to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 07Xi'an, Lhasa

Destinations: Xi'an to Lhasa

Activities:

After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart for the airport in time for the flight to Lhasa, Tibet. After arriving in Lhasa the rest of the day is free to explore the city and to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 08Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities:

Today we explore Lhasa. Your first stop will be The Potala Palace with its 10,000 steps. It is the largest structure in Tibet. Then we visit to the most celebrated temple in Tibet the The Jokhang Temple . The afternoon is a little more relaxed with time to enjoy some leisure time in Barkhor Street to shop and to look at some of the local crafts.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 09Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities:

Today you will go to visit Sera Monastery. It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place. One of the most famous souvenir in Tibet is carpet.Then we will go to The Carpet Factory. By visiting the Factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced. After lunch you will have a chance to visit Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong). Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 10Lhasa, Shigatse

Destinations: Lhasa to Shigatse

Activities:

Drive to Lake Yamdrok - one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. You can choose to enjoy a pinic luch by the lake side. Then drive for about 4 hours to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

Meals: lunch

Day 11Shigatse, Lhasa

Destinations: Shigatse to Lhasa

Activities:

Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is painted in red and white. The buildings in the monastery stand close together in terraced rows offer a great view of the surrounding country side. After having lunch we will drive back to Lhasa. Enjoy the grassland views on the way (about 4 hours).

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 12Lhasa

Destinations: Depart from Lhasa

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the Lhasa airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Allen Grant

(United States/America)

Sep.10, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"..."
I still wonder why people call this trip adventure cuz from the arrangement to the people who deal with us, all the things seemed perfect. We were warmly welcomed by our tour guide and the foods in China are wonderful. If Beijing is the centre of politic and culture of China, then Xi'an must be the centre, or at least one of the centres, we bought tons of the snacks sold along the famous street where the Muslins live. The cakes with the pork in it is the most delicious thing I've tasted in China compared with its price, I guess 50 cent?
would
recommend

Ms. Ms Pattanasetty Raju

(India)

Sep.09, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"..."
What an amazing trip with nicest travel agency I have seen. At first I thought my English accent may be a trouble to them but luckily they understand me quite well. Chinese people are truly the friends of our Indian. The sceneries are splendid, Taj Mahal is also awesome, I know. But the length could not be compared with the Great Wall. And its scale fades away when it is compared with the Tomb of the first Emperor of ancient China. My daughters liked these sceneries. They took a whole lot of pictures to share with their friends back in India. It would be much better if we have FB available.
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Otis Platon

(Greece)

Aug.30, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"..."
China is truly among the 4 earliest civilizations of the whole world just like us. We are proud to find out how popular the spirit of Olympic is in this country. As the other one of the big 4. We Greek introduce the Olympic Games. But it was Beijing who rocked the world in 2008. We went to see the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. Really splendid. I can still hear the shout and laughs from the audience in 2008, from the empty seats. That is why my 8-year-old boy begged me to go to Beijing for so many times and that is also why I am in China right now. We are heading to Tibet tomorrow, since we just finished our tour in Xi'an.

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