17 Days China Tibet Tour

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17-Day:Beijing Xi'an TibetChengduChongqingYichang
Shanghai

Highlights: Potala Palace,Yangtze Three Gorges, Tibetan Family, Great Wall,Terracotta Army, The Bund, Nanjing Road

Tour Code: CTT-4       Interested in this package?

Day 01 - Beijing: Beijing Arrival, Airport Transfer, Check in Hotel, Free Explore Beijing

  • Beijng Arrival

    Beijing Arrival

    We will meet you at Beijing airport.
  • Beijng Airport Transfer

    Beijing Airport Transfer

    Be transfered to downtown Beijing.
  • Beijng Hotel

    Hotel in Beijing

    The hotel is located in downtown Beijing.
  • Wangfujing Shopping Street

    Free Explore Beijinig

    Free explore Beijing on your own.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: None;

Day 02 - Beijing: Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven

  • Tian'anmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square

    A National Symbol of China: The Tiananmen, or Gate of Heavenly Peace, is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is widely used as a national symbol.
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

    For almost 500 years, The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
  • The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 03 - Beijing: Visit Great Wall of China, The Ming Tombs

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.
  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Ming Dynasty Tombs

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing:The Ming and Qing imperial tombs are outstanding testimony to a cultural and architectural tradition that for over 500 years dominated this part of the world. By reason of their integration into the natural environment, they make up a unique ensemble of cultural landscapes.
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Ming Dynasty Tombs

    They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Qing Dynasty. The three tomb complexes, and their numerous edifices, combine traditions inherited from previous dynasties and new features of Manchu civilization.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 04 - Beijing: Visit Summer Palace, Wangfujing Street, Qianmen Street

  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing:The Summer Palace in Beijing is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace (literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three quarters of which is water.
  • wangfujing Pedestrian Street

    Wangfujing Street

    A Famous Shopping Street:Wangfujing, located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, and is one of the Chinese capital's most famous shopping streets. The majority of the main shopping area is pedestrianised and is very popular for shopping for both tourists and residents of the capital.
  • Qianmen Pedestrian street

    Qianmen Pedestrian Street

    Qianmen is the colloquial name for Zhengyangmen, a gate in Beijing's historic city wall. The gate is situated to the south of Tiananmen Square and once guarded the southern entry into the Inner City. Although much of Beijing's city walls were demolished, Qianmen remains an important geographical marker of the city.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 05 - Beijing-Xi'an Fly to Xi'an, Visit Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an Ancient City Wall

  • Fly to Shanghai

    Fly to Xi'an

    We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Xi'an.
  • Xi'an Ancient City Wall

    The Fortifications of Xi'an

    The Fortifications of Xi'an is an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Construction of the first city wall of Chang'an began in 194 BCE and lasted for four years. That wall measured 25.7 kilometres (16.0 mi) in length, 12-16 metres (39-52 ft) in thickness at the base.
  • Xi'an Ancient City Wall

    Xi'an Ancient City Wall

    The area within the wall was 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi). The existing wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. It encircles a much smaller city of 14 square kilometres (5.4 sq mi). The wall measures 13.7 kilometres (8.5 mi) in circumference, 12 metres (39 ft) in height, and 15-18 metres (49-59 ft) in thickness at the base.
  • Shaanxi History Museum

    Shaanxi History Museum

    Shaanxi History Museum is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 300,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 06 - Xi'an: Visit Terracotta Army, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Walking in Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Square

  • Terracotta Army

    Terracotta Army

    The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210-209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
  • Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

    Terra Cotta Warriors

    A World Heritage Site: No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyan. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.
  • Wild Goose Pagoda Square

    Wild Goose Pagoda Square

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 07 - Xi'an-Lhasa: Fly to Tibet, Airport Transfer, Check in Hotel, Free Explore Lhasa

  • Lhasa Arrival

    Fly to Lhasa

    Today we will arrange you fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
  • Lhasa Airport Transfer

    Lhasa Airport Transfer

    Be transfered to downtown Lhasa.
  • Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Lhasa is the administrative capital and a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The city contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.
  • Lhasa

    Free Explore Lhasa

    Free explore Lhasa on your own.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: breakfast, Lunch

Day 08 - Lhasa: Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka

  • Norbulingka

    Norbulingka

    A World Heritage Site: Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre. It is a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture.
  • Drepung Monastery

    Drepung Monastery

    A World Heritage Site: Drepung Monastery located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera. Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and is located on the Gambo Utse mountain, five kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa.
  • Sera Monastery

    Sera Monastery

    Sera Monastery is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa. The other two are Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery. The origin of the name 'Sera' is attributed to a fact that the site where the monastery was built was surrounded by wild roses (se ra in Tibetan language) in bloom.
  • Monks Debating in Sera Monastery

    Monks Debating

    Monks Debating in Sera Monastery
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 09 - Lhasa: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

  • Potala Palace

    Potala Palace

    Tibet Landmark & World Heritage Site: Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising.
  • Potala Palace

    Jokhang Temple

    A World Heritage Site: The Jokhang also called the Qokang Monastery is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design.
  • Barkhor Street

    Barkhor Street

    Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
  • Lhasa

    Monks in Lhasa

    Monks before the Potala Palace
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 - Lhasa- Chengdu: Visit Tibet Museum, Tibetan Family, Fly to Chengdu

  • Tibet Museum

    Tibet Museum

    The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa. Inaugurated on October 5, 1999, it is the first large-sized modern museum in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has a permanent collection related to the cultural history of Tibet. The museum has a collection of around 1000 artefacts, from examples of Tibetan art to architectural design throughout history such as Tibetan doors and beams.
  • Potala Palace

    Tibet Museum

    The area for the exhibition department of Tibet Museum covers 10,451 square meters. The History of Tibetan Culture Exhibition is divided into pre-history culture, indivisible history, culture and arts, and people's customs, exploring several thousand years of Tibetan history, politics, religion, cultural arts, and customs.
  • Tibetan Family

    Tibetan Family

    Visit local Tibetan family.
  • Lhasa Departure

    Fly to Chengdu

    You will be transferred to the airport for Chengdu.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 - Chengdu: Visit Chengdu Panda Base, Jinli Ancient Street, Drink tea in local teahouse;

  • The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Chengdu Panda Base

    Chengdu Panda Base (The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding) is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism.
  • The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Giant Panda

    The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987, with six giant pandas rescued from the wild. Today (2012) our captive population has increased to 110 individuals from that founding population of only six. Genetic diversity in the population is sustained by the exchange of preserved genetic material with other facilities. We are very proud that we have not taken any giant pandas from the wild for 24 years. This demonstrates our unique and uncompromising commitment to the conservation of the wild ( in situ ) population and the healthy growth of the captive ( ex situ ) population.
  • Jinli Ancient Street

    Jinli Ancient Street

    Being one of the oldest commercial streets in China, Jinli Ancient Street is not only a wonderful reminder China's past, but also a great place for people to fully appreciate Sichuan's customs, and folk arts. Visitors can try the indigenous foods and snacks, while shopping for the showcased handicrafts that Sichuan Province is famous for: paper-cutting, clay figurines, and Shu embroidery.
  • Li River

    Chengdu Teahouse

    Visitors to Chengdu will find there are a lot of teahouses scattered throughout the city. Drinking tea has become quintessential part of Chengdu people's daily life. Because of this, Chengdu has formed a special tea culture all its own which attracts visitors from across China, and around the globe.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 12 - Chengdu-Chongqing: Visit Wuhou Temple, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Take a train to Chngqing, Board the Yangtze Cruise

  • Wuhou Memorial Temple

    Wuhou Memorial Temple

    Wuhou Memorial Temple is dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Martial Marquis of Shu in the Three Kingdoms. Zhuge Liang was the personification of noble character and intelligence. Memorial temples erected in many places after his death include a famous one in Chendu.
  • Du Fu Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu's Thatched Cottage is an idyllic 24-acre park and museum in honour of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu at the western outskirts of Chengdu, adjacent to the Huanhua Xi, (Flower Rinsing Creek). In 1961 the Chinese government established Du Fu Cao Tang as a National Heritage site.
  • Du Fu Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu

    Du Fu was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. Along with Li Bai (Li Bo), he is frequently called the greatest of the Chinese poets. His greatest ambition was to serve his country as a successful civil servant, but he proved unable to make the necessary accommodations. His life, like the whole country, was devastated by the An Lushan Rebellion of 755, and his last 15 years were a time of almost constant unrest.
  • Yangtze Cruise

    Boarding Yangtze Cruise

    Boarding Yangtze Cruise before 8:00 PM.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 13 - Yangtze River: Learn Tai Chi, Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost Town or Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Dinner;

  • Yangtze River

    Depart Chongqing

    Depart Chongqing
  • Fengdu Ghost Town

    Fengdu Ghost Town

    The Fengdu Ghost Town is a tourist attraction in Fengdu County, Chongqing municipality, China. It is situated about 170 kilometres (110 mi) downstream from Chongqing on the north bank of the Yangtze River. It is an attraction of a cruise tour along the Yangtze River. The town has numerous buildings, structures, dioramas, and statues related to Diyu, the concept of the underworld and hell (or Naraka) in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It is modelled to resemble Youdu, the capital of Diyu.
  • Shibaozhai

    Shibaozhai

    Shibaozhai, literally "Precious Stone Fortress") is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Zhong County, Chongqing, China. This rocky and craggy hill has extremely steep sides and is about 200 meters (700 feet) tall. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion of nine floors which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. A yellow entrance at the base of the pavilion provides an entrance.
  • Captain's Welcome Party

    Captain's Welcome Party

    In the dinner, the Captain and crews will welcome guests with a party. The crew members will perform folk dances and traditional music for the guests. At the end of the party the Captain will toast the guests and all will be welcomed onboard. Visitors can have photo with captain after the dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;

Day 14 - Yangtze River: Visit Qutang, Wu Gorge, Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream;

  • Qutang Gorge

    Qutang Gorge

    The Qutang Gorge is the shortest and most spectacular of China's Three Gorges. Immediately downstream of the ancient village Baidicheng the Yangtze River passes between the Chijia Mountain on the north and the Baiyan Mountain on the south. The point where the river passes between these mountains is called the Kuimen Gate and it is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge - the first of the three Yangtze gorges.
  • Wu Gorge

    Wu Gorge

    Wu Gorge, sometimes called Great Gorge, is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, People's Republic of China. Formed by the Wu River, it stretches 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Wushan to Guandukou, and is located downstream of Qutang Gorge and upstream of Xiling Gorge. The gorge straddles the boundary between Wushan County of Chongqing Municipality (formerly part of Sichuan Province) and Badong County, Hubei Province.
  • Lesser Three Gorges

    Lesser Three Gorges

    The Lesser Three Gorges is one of the exciting and famous stops in the Yangtze Three Gorges. It is often called the "highlight" of the Yanzgte cruise, even the whole China trip. It always refers to the three separate valleys of the Daning River, namely "Dragon-Gate Gorge", "Misty Gorge" and "Dicui (Emerald) Gorge". These three gorges, with an area of 160 hectares of forest, lie on the lower reaches of Daning, extending from the entrance of the Dragon-Gate Gorge in the South to Tujiaba in the North for 50 km.
  • Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream is a left tributary of the Yangtze River, located in the Hubei Province of central China. Fed by tributaries some of which come from the Shennongjia Forestry District, the stream flows south, falling into the Yangtze opposite the city of Badong.
Accommodation: Deluxe Yangtze Cruise;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;

Day 15 - Yichang-Shanghai: Visit Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Captain's Farewell Banquet, Disembark in Yichang, Fly to Shanghai;

  • Three Gorges Dam

    Three Gorges Dam

    The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually.
  • Xiling Gorge

    Xiling Gorge

    The longest among the Yangtze Gorges, Xiling Gorge stretches west to east for 76 kilometers from the mouth of the Xiangxi River at Zigui in Hubei Province to Nanjing Pass near the city of Yichang in Hubei. It is divided into two sections -- the west section consists of the Military Book and Sword Gorge, the Bull's Liver and Horse's Lung Gorge and Kongling Play Gorge, while the east section features the Shadow Play Gorge and the Yellow Cat Gorge, otherwise known as Yichang Gorge.
  • Yichang Pier

    Disembark in Yichang

    Disembark in Yichang after lunch about 1:30 PM.
  • Yichang Departure

    Fly to Shanghai

    Yichang Pier is about 15 kilomteters to downtown and 45 kilometers the airport. If you book private airport transfer with us, your English speaking guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of Yangzte Cruise at 1:30 PM.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 16 - Shanghai: Visit Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Old Street, The Temple of City God, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

  • Yuyuan Garden

    Yuyuan Garden

    Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden in south China , it was once famed as the "top beauty in southeast China". First built during the Ming Dynasty, 400 years ago, by a Sichuan minister of finance named Pan Yunduan, it has been several times renovated by the government since the Liberation and is now one of the key relic sites in the country under state protection.
  • Shanghai Old Street

    Shanghai Old Street

    Shanghai Old Street: The 825-m long Old Street runs from Renmin Rd. to Henan Rd. . It is an important thoroughfare for visiting the Yuyuan commercial area. In old Shanghai here were found the private banks, gold shops, jewelry stores, wine shops, tea houses, theatres, and other firms, usually called the center of all trades in Shanghai. Here, now, we can find some of the traditional trades like a coin store, old-fashioned tea houses, a shop selling mahogany decorative articles, a pawn shop, a wine shop and a private bank.
  • The Bund

    The Bund

    The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exihibition Center

    Urban Planning Center

    Shanghai Urban Planning Exihibition Center is a 6 story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai's urban planning and development. Exhibitions include models of planned and recent developments, as well as Shanghai's history. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a huge scale model of the city of Shanghai, showing all existing and approved buildings. Visitors can view the model at "ground level", or ascend a gallery running around it for views from above.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 17- Shanghai Departure: Nanjing Road, People's Square, Airport Transfer, See off!

  • Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Prior to 1949, the road's English name was rendered "Nanking Road" using the standard romanization of the time.
  • Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway

    Pedestrian Walkway

    Nanjing Road, famed as "No. 1 Street in China", is an epitome of Shanghai's history and culture. The 1,033-m long Pedestrian Walkway lies between the Bund and the People's Square. There are more than 600 shops on both sides of the walkway. There are not only 100-year old ones, famous brand ones but also specialty shops of different trades. At night, the whole walkway is lit up.
  • People's Square

    People's Square

    People's Square is a large public square just off of Nanjing Rd. in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. People's Square is the site of Shanghai's municipal government building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality.
  • Shanghai Departure

    Shanghai Departure

    Your tour guide and driver will help you board your home flight.
Accommodation: None;  Meals: Breakfast;

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