Trip Highlights: Tour Destination: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shanghai. This 11-Day Mysterious Tibet Tour creats a gold route throughout the country allowing you to experience a typical China from every aspect of her charm. You will be attracted by Beijing's imperial splendors of her legendary past and stunned by the ancient atmosphere in Xian. After strolling the ancient capital cities, cross the massive land into the "roof of the world". Lhasa is no doubt the highlight of this tour, there you will be inspired by the heavenly pureness and holiness. You will have the opportunity to reveal the mysterious veil of Tibet in person. The big contrast will appear upon your encountering China's most modern metropolis Shanghai. Its staring skyline and prosperity are just the great proof of the economic miracle.
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Itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
When you arrive in Beijing, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel where you will have time to relax and settle down.
Day 02: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today's tour will first bring you to Tiananmen Square and then to the Forbidden City, the largest and most intact group of ancient structures in the Imperial Palace. After a few hours at the Forbidden City, you will eat lunch and then head to the Summer Palace, the resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. For dinner, you will eat Beijing's famous Peking duck and then head back to your hotel.
Day 03: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today's trip will be the amazing Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. After hiking for a few hours, you will have lunch and then visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site for 13 of the Ming emperors. At night you will watch an acrobatic show and then return to your hotel.
Day 04: Beijing / Xian (B/L/D)
Today you will fly to Xian, the ancient capital city of China. When you first arrive in Xian you will visit the ancient City Wall followed by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight's dinner will consist of an imperial dumpling banquet followed by a show of dancing and music from the Tang Dynasty.
Day 05: Xian (B/L/D)
After eating breakfast, you will visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, widely regarded as the eighth wonder of the world and then visit the Tomb of Emperor Qin.
Day 06: Xian / Lhasa (B/L/D)
Today you will leave Xian for Lhasa, Tibet. When you arrive in Lhasa you will be met by your guide and drive to the hotel to check-in. The first day in Lhasa there will be hardly any activities planned due to the change in oxygen levels. You are suggested to do as little as possible to give your bodies' time to adjust to the thin air. Dinner will be held at the local restaurant in the city.
Day 07: Lhasa (B/L/D)
The day begins with a tour of the Dalai Lamas' Summer Palace, Norbulingka and the exciting sutra-debating in the Sera Monastery. Next you will visit the world famous Potala Palace. Dinner will be served for you at the hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa (B/L/D)
Today you will visit the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred place for Tibetan Pilgrims. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, a place where you can bargain for souvenirs. After lunch, you will go to The Tibetan Museum. If you would like, we can also arrange a tour to the workshop of the Lhasa Carpet Factory for a visit of making traditional Tibetan carpets and also The Tibetan Traditional Hospital. Tonight's dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 09: Lhasa / Shanghai (B/L/D)
Your final excursion in Tibet will be a visit to a Tibetan family for breakfast in the morning. Afterwards, you will be brought to the airport and board your plane for Shanghai. Upon landing in Shanghai, you will be picked up by your guide and brought to your hotel.
Day 10: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today you will take a tour of China's largest city, which is also China's principal port located on The Yangtze River Delta. You'll visit the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, and the well-known Temple of City Patron. After that you will be brought back to your hotel for rest.
Day 11: Depart from Shanghai (B)
This morning you will be driven to the airport to leave China and return home.
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