13 Days Tibet Exploration

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13 Days Tibet Exploration

Destination:

Beijing (4 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Lhasa (3 Nights) ,Shanghai (3 Nights)

Duration: 13 Days & 12 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP22
Theme:Tibet Cultural 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, the modern China in Shanghai and enjoy the unforgettable sights of Tibet.

1Highlights & Map

Experience the journey to the Roof of the World View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Visit various and mysterious local Tibetan Palaces and temples View the pure scenery of pilgrim road and meet devout believers

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities: You'll be met on arrival at Beijing airport. Free time rest of the day to explore the nearby streets, or rest to catch up on your jetlag. Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts – an ancient capital with incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis hosted the 2008 Olympics.

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: 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.

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: 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 04Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After experiencing royal life today there is the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride to the Hutong 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 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 visit 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 been on permanent display before.

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. The Warriors are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. Many of the figures - soldiers, archers, horses and chariots have been restored. In the afternoon we're going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's-eye 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 the most celebrated temple in Tibet the The Jokhang Temple . The afternoon is a little more relaxed with 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, Shanghai

Destinations: Lhasa to Shanghai

Activities: Stroll around Lhasa city on your own, until be transferred to the airport in the afternoon.

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 11Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Morning sightseeing begins at Jade Buddha Temple and the Yuyuan Garden in the old town of Shanghai, which is based on the original walled city established in the 11th century. Afternoon to the Bund, the waterfront which shows Shanghai in early 1930s and then you can stroll or shop in the Nanjing Road. The Bund,the old colonial sector, which is home to a myriad of European-styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. It is a must-see when visiting Shanghai. Architectural styles include gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and renaissance.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 12Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: We start the day by visiting Shanghai Museum which is The biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Then we head to the famous Oriental TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape). The second highest viewing platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River, and those with a good head for heights can choose to buy a ticket to continue on to the very top. In the afternoon, we take a relaxing walk to the Old French concession region. This downtown area is banded by Ju Lu Lu in the north and Zhao Jia Bang Lu to the south and is well known for beautiful old homes and gardens. The area, which dates from the French Colonial period, is home to many of the city's best restaurants. It is a great area for weekend strolling or to find a delicious food in the heart of downtown.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 13Shanghai

Destinations: Depart from Shanghai

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the 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. Ms Leia

(Romania)

Dec.06, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
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Splendid! I have no other words to describe this tour but “splendid”! So many beautiful places to visit and so much history to know. I saw an ancient China as well as a modern China, presenting to me alternately. This tour quite exceeded our expectation. Your guides were very professional to make us feel as comfortable as possible. The food were very tasty, quite different from ours. Thank you so much for making us a fabulous trip in china. We will surely use your service next time.
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Nym

(Italy)

Dec.05, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
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It was an unforgettable experience traveling in China with China Travel Depot. We visited several famous cities, including Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa and Shanghai. In fact, 13 days passed like flying birds, we didn’t want to leave China when time came to say goodbye. There were a lot to experience and dig in a country with such long history of thousands years. I have set my mind on another trip to go to China with you next holiday, so just wait for me, friends in China.
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Mawhonic

(Iraq)

Dec.03, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
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I would like to present my sincere thank to China travel depot. Your company had offered us a terrific organization for our trip. The itinerary was full of interest and surprises. The hotels were cozy and convenient. The food you suggested was nice and special. You guides were more than a guide, more like friends. We had a great time in China, exploring so many cities or sites with long history and lots of stories. We appreciate your service and attitude towards you customers. Recommend your company.

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