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19 Days Ancient Cities & Tibet Tour

Price From: US$ 3,643

Departure: Daily
Duration: 19 days
Accommodation: 18 nights in well selected hotel (2 persons share one room with daily breakfasts).
Destination: Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Shigatse - Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Shanghai
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide is available, if need, please contact us!  

Itinerary of: 19 Days Ancient Cities & Tibet Tour

Day 1
Arrive in Beijing

Pick you up from the Beijing Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2
Beijing (B, L)
Mutianyu Great Wall

Pick you up from the hotel and visit Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory.
- Temple of Heaven: The perimeter of the Temple of Heaven is 6,369 meters with 6 meters high. The temple was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests.
- Mutianyu Great Wall: Mutianyu section of the Great Wall was originally built during the Northern Qi Dynasty in the mid-sixth century, used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs during the Ming Dynasty.

Day 3
Beijing (B, L)
Beijing Hutong

Pick you up from the hotel and visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store.
- Tiananmen Square: the largest public square in the world. It is 880 meters from north to south, and 500 meters from east to west, with a total area of 440,000 square meters and can hold one million people.
- Forbidden City: the largest ancient imperial palaces where 24 emperors, 14 of the Ming and 10 of the Qing, ruled the country from here over a span of nearly 500 years.
- Hutong: Small streets in Beijing called hutong. Hutong was the memory of the traditional life and culture in Beijing.

Day 4
Beijing - Xian (B, L)
Summer Palace

Visit Summer Palace, after lunch transfer to the airport. When you arrival at Xian, pick up and transfer to your hotel.
- Summer Palace: the largest and best preserved imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty extant in Beijing, as well as a famous classical imperial garden.

Day 5
Xian (B, L)
Xian Ancient City Wall

Pick you up from the hotel and visit Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Street, Great Mosque, Xian Imperial Fine Arts center.
- The Provincial Museum: Opened in 1991, the museum is a giant architectural in the Tang-dynasty style and it successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture.
- Xian Ancient City Wall: the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
- Great Mosque: is one of the oldest and best preserved as well as most renowned mosques in the country. It is northwest of the Drum Tower on 30 Huajue Lane.
 

Day 6
Xian (B, L)
Terracotta Worriors

Pick you up from the hotel and visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
- Terra Cotta Warriors: It is a part of the Qin emperor's tomb complex, the Terra Cotta Warriors is the greatest findings in the archeology world.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda: the symbol of the long history of Xian, and a well-preserved ancient building and holy worshipping shrine for Buddhists.

Day 7
Xian - Lhasa (B)

Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Lhasa. When you arrival at Lhasa, pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 8
Lhasa (B, L)
Barkhor Street

Pick you up from the hotel and visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.
- Potala Palace: A UNESCO endorsed world cultural heritage site. It was where Dalai Lama lived. The palace consists of White Palace and Red Palace, with nearly 10,000 rooms.
- Jokhang Temple: built in 647 as the earliest wood-masonry structure in Tibet. It is dedicated to a statue of Sakyamni. It has a collection of cultural relics dating back to the Tang, which includes statues of Songtsan Gambo and Princess Wencheng.
- Barkhor Street: Also called Bajiao Street - an ancient circular street with strong Tibetan flavor. It's a route where pilgrims holding prayer wheel walk clockwise. And now a famous commercial street.

Day 9
Lhasa (B, L)
Drepung Monastery

Pick you up from the hotel and visit Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery.
- Sera Monastery: It is dedicated to the Gelugpa Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism and is famous for debates on Buddhist doctrines. Almost 10,000 Buddhist statues are preserved here.
- Norbulingka Park: The biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It consists of palaces such as Kelsang Potrang, Golden Potrang and Takten Migyur Potrang, with totally 374 rooms.
- Drepung Monastery: It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery).

Day 10
Lhasa - Shigatse (B, L)
Numtso Lake

Drive to Shigatse and visit Yomdrok Lake, The Palgor Chorten.
- Yamdrok Yumtso Lake: One of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, lies at Nhagartse. In the lake are more than 20 islets, where are inhabited by various species of water birds.

Day 11
Shigatse - Lhasa (B, L)
Tashilunpo

Visit Tashilunpo Monastery and drive back to Lhasa.
- Tashilunpo Monastery: One of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

Day 12
Lhasa - Chengdu (B)

Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Chengdu. When you arrival Chengdu, pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 13
Chengdu (B, L)
Jinli Street

Visit Wu Hou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Panda Breeding and Research Center.
- Wuhou (Martial Marquis) Memorial Temple: it was built by the-king of the Cheng empire in the last years of the westem Jin period(AD 265-316), and named after the Three Kingdoms military strategist Zhuge Liang, the Martial Marquis of Shu.
- Jingli Street: the oldest commercial streets besides Wuhou Memorial Temple, an old streets with western style building houses.
- Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center: was one of the earliest research bases established in the early 1980s by the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Day 14
Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou (B, L)
Huanglong

Transfer to the airport and take flight to Jiuzhaigou and visit Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, and then transfer to the hotel.
- Huanglong Valley: Designated a national park in 1983, Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Valley is studded with waterfalls and terraced, coloured limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green.

Day 15
Jiuzhaigou (B, L)
Jiuzhaigou

Vist Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley, Shuzheng Valley, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Zechawa Valley.
- Jiuzhaigou scenic spot: it is dominated by three drainages, Rize and Zechawa streams which flow from south to north, meeting at the centre of the site to form the Shuzheng which drops 1,000m to the north end of the reserve. There it meets the Zharu stream flowing north-west from the eastern boundary to form the Jiuzhaigou river, one of the sources of the Jialing river, part of the Yangtze River system. There are 114 lakes, 47 springs,17 groups of waterfalls, 11 rapids and 5 tufa shoals within the reserve.

Day 16
Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu (B)

Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Chengdu. When you arrival at Chengdu, pick up and transfer to the hotel.
 

Day 17
Chengdu - Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Shanghai. When you arrival at Shanghai, pick up and transfer to the hotel.
 

Day 18
Shanghai (B, L)
Yuyuan Garden

Visit Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center.
- Yuyuan Garden: is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.

Day 19
Depart Shanghai (B)

Transfer to the airport and see off. Tour end.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
Ancient Cities & Tibet Tour - Hotel in Use
City
Luxury Class (5-star)
Standard Class (4-star)
Budget Class (3-star)
Beijing
Xian
Lhasa
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Xinding Hotel
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Shigatse
Shigatse Hotel
Shigatse Hotel
Shigatse Hotel
Chengdu
Sheraton Chengdu Lido
Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
Lhasa Grand Hotel
Jiuzhaigou
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort
Jiuzhaigou Gesang Hotel
The Zhonglv Hotel
Shanghai
Price List for 19 Days Ancient Cities & Tibet Tour - price for per person
Tour Type
1 person
2~5 persons
6~9 persons
Luxury Class  (5 Star Hotel)
US$ 9,176
US$ 5,516
US$ 4,590
Standard Class (4 Star Hotel)
US$ 7,739
US$ 4,798
US$3,875
Budget Class  (3 Star Hotel)
US$ 7,277
US$ 4,562
  US$ 3,643

Price including:  
1. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or airport;
2. Entrance fees for sightseeing;
3. Meals as listed in itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
4. Personal English-speaking tour Guide & Driver;
5. Private air-conditioned car or van;
6. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary;
7. Air tickets as listed including airfares. Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.

Price excluding:
1. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
2. Visa Fees;
3. Personal Expenses;
4. Single Room Supplement;
5. Tips to the guide and the driver.

 

Please Note:
1. Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Chengdu after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
2. Children taller than 1.1 meter should be charged as full price, children shorter than 1.1 meter should be charged only half of the price.

For Private Tour:
- Private tour is suitable for those individual or family travelers who is not willing to join the tour group, it may not feel very free when following the group. A designated car and private guide will follow you to go to the place you like, this package cost higher than coach tour.
- Vehicle mode: private luxury car or MPV van.

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Traveller Reviews of: 19 Days Ancient Cities & Tibet Tour
Written by: YAMANY NAZER ★★★★★ Added: 2011-12-06

I love this vocation in Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Beijing and Shanghai are two modern cities. But there are still preserved traditional buildings. Xian is an ancient city. The resorts in Xian make me impressive. Chinese people is great and wisdom. I had good time in China.

Written by: MAURIZIO Lanteigne ★★★★★ Added: 2011-12-04

We loved this vocation in Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, chengdu and shanghai. All of them, I like Lhasa most. The blue sky and the magnificent building, such as Potala Palace let me unforgettable. Our tour guide is also nice and helpful.

Written by: Kent Perez ★★★★★ Added: 2011-10-02

Beautiful Lhasa is still my dream. I eventually visit Lhasa and other ancient cities during my summer holidays. From the Forbidden City in Beijing to Xian, I also visit Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Shanghai. I experience really the great China.

Written by: MARIALUISA MERLO ★★★★★ Added: 2011-06-29

My 19 days in ancient cities and Tibet are wonderful. The tour guide has selected the perfect historical sites for us. Among the 7 cities, Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shigatse, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Shanghai, I can’t tell which I like better, because the cities we visited have distinctive different features that really impressed me. Anyway, this Ancient Cities & Tibet Tour is so fantastic.

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