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14 Days Beijing Xi'an Lhasa Chengdu Shanghai Highlights Tour

From $1500 per person

Tour Style:
By visiting Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, Lhasa and Beijing, you will take in the rich cultural heritages, splendid natural wonders, mysterious religious arts, ancient civilization etc., all of which will make a lifetime experience for you.

Duration: 14 Days, 13 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Beijing Xi'an Lhasa Chengdu Shanghai

Pick-up point:
Beijing International Airport (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Shanghai International Airport (based on your requirement)

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Summary

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Day 2 Beijing: Tian'an men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Place, Acrobatics Show
Day 3 Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Bird'Nest & Water Cube
Day 4 Beijing-Xi'an by Bullet Trian
Day 5 Xi'an: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Day 6 Xi'an: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Muslim Quarter
Day 7 Xi'an - Lhasa by Flight
Day 8 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Day 9 Lhasa: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
Day 10 Lhasa--Chengdu by Flight
Day 11 Chengdu: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Breeding, Wenshu Temple, Jinli Ancient Street
Day 12 Chengdu--Shanghai by flight: Arrive in Shangai, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar,
Day 13 Shanghai: Shanghai Musuem, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Huangpu River Night Cruise
Day 14 Departure Shanghai 

DAY 1

  • Place&Transport: Arrive in Beijing, the international flight is not included
  • Today's Activities: N/A
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: N/A

Welcome to China! Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted by our Beijing local tour guide with a welcome signage "China Private Tour". And escorted to your hotel directly. The rest of the day is free on your own to recover jetlag.

DAY 2

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Tian'an men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Place, Acrobatics Show at Red Theatre
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at appointed time. The first place for Beijing is Tian'an men Square, Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time.

After finished Tiananmen, you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.

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                        Summer Palace

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                           Forbidden City


Have lunch at the local famous Peking Roast Duck restaurant, taste the most famous duck in Beijing and try some local cuisine in Beijing.Roast duck — or Peking Duck, as it's often known — has been served in Beijing for around 600 years, according to Liu. First served by palace chefs during the Ming dynasty, it has royal pedigree.

In the afternoon, you will head to visit Summer Palace, it is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China, serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.

After dinner, enjoy Acrobatics Show at Red Theatre. The Kungfu show was amazing with some acrobat. It is an amazing performance. The show was well-performed, with very high skill levels. It lasts around 1 hour. 

After the show, you will be taken back to your hotel.

DAY 3

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Bird'Nest & Water Cube
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and continue your Beijing tour.

Firstly, drive about 70km (1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu section. "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. Good sightseeing with nature, take photos from different places and angles so you’ll have plenty of memories you can share with your friends when going back home.

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                            Great Wall    

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                             Ming Tombs


After lunch, you will pay a visit for Ming Tombs, it is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way.

Enjoy dinner at a local Chinese restuarant.

On the way back to your hotel, you have a chance to see Bird'Nest & Water Cube and take some photos from outside, both designed as the main stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, they now become the popular landmarks of Beijing.

DAY 4

  • Place&Transport: Beijing to Xi'an by Bullet Trian
  • Today's Activities: Arrive in Xi'an from Beijing by Train
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xi'an
  • Meal: B

Free on your own until our guide and driver drive you to train station and you will take bullet train to Xi'an. It takes around 5 hours for one way. Upon your arrival, our Xi'an local guide will meet you at the exit of train station with a sign" China Private Tour", and you will be taken back to your hotel directly. The rest of the day is free on your own.

DAY 5

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an Ancient City Wall
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xi'an
  • Meal: B, L, D

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and your tour in Xi'an start.

First, you will visit one of the most popular sites in Xi'an, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era. As part of the artistic heritage of Buddhist architectures of the Tang Dynasty, it witness as to how Buddhism was introduced to China and integrated with the culture of Han nationality.

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                     Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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                           Ancient City Wall           


Afterwards, you will head to Shaanxi History Museum, where you can take in the glory and ancient history of China. The museum holds artifacts that date back as far as the Paleolithic era, up to the more recent Qing Dynasty. The museum is packed with thousands of exhibits from all periods of history, and is a busy, popular attraction.

Next, you will head over to the Xi'an Ancient City Wall for a leisure bicycle tour. As one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Site, Xi'an Ancient City Wall was built in the 14th century, under the regime of Emperor Zhuyuanzhang in Ming dynasty, had the function of protecting the cities or towns as military defense systems in ancient China. Xi'an Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls.

After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.

DAY 6

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Muslim Quarter
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xi'an
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, drive you to Terra-cotta Warriors, it takes around 50 minutes for one way. Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, noted as one of eight wonders in the world, a must-see in Xi'an. Terracotta Warriors 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 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum.

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                      Terra-cotta Warriors 

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                         Terra-cotta Warriors  


Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese resturant nearby Terra-cotta Warriors.

Then you will be taken back to Xi'an downtown and continue your tour to Muslim Quarter, is the most famous food street in Xi'an. It consists of Islamic food area, ethnic group shopping center, Great mosque and living area of Hui people. It is a place distinct for its delicious food and Islamic culture, with a history of more than 1000 years. The streets are paved by gray flagstone and the buildings are of Ming style. About 2000 years ago in the Han Dynasty after the opening of Silk Road, Changan welcomed the first Muslims: Muslim businessmen, envoys, and students.

After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel in Xi'an.

DAY 7

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an to Lhasa by Flight
  • Today's Activities: Arrive in Lhasa
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Lhasa
  • Meal: B

Free on your own until our driver transfer you to the airport and you'll take flight to Tibet. Once arrived in Lhasa, our local tour guide will pick you up at the exit of airport with a welcome signage "China Private Tour" and drive you to you hotel directly. Make the most of the rest of the day to relax and recover or adapt yourself to the  (The best way acclimatize to the increased elevation, to prevent altitude sickness is rest in the hotel and minimizing any physical exertion for the first-time traveller.)

DAY 8

  • Place&Transport: Lhasa
  • Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Lhasa
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Today, you'll pay a visit to the famous Potala Palace, the world cultural heritage, also the landmark of Lhasa. You can explore its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and a tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc.

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                           Potala Palace   

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                             Jokhang Temple                


You will have a lunch at local Chinese restaurant with authentic Tibetan Food.

Then tourists will head to the holiest temple in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, built during Songtsen Gampo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. Here you can observe sincere pilgrims making prostration in front of Jokhang Temple. While entering the temple, you can see the holiest statue of Buddha. 

Next you will walk around the famous Barkor Street, which close to monastery and where you can do the kora with pilgrims and locals. We'll go to explore the old market and you may have the chance to see the traditional jewelry trading between people from different part of Tibet.

Finally, you'll taste Tibetan tea with locals in the tea house and enjoy a welcome dinner at night. After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.

DAY 9

  • Place&Transport: Lhasa
  • Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Lhasa
  • Meal: B, L, D

Today, our guide will take you to visit these two prestigious Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet. Situated at the foot of Gambo Utse Mountain, Drepung was once home to more than 10000 monks. 

Here you can see the biggest monastery kitchen inside and then pay a visit to the Buddhist Sculpture Carving near Drepung.

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                       Sera Monastery

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                         Drepung Monastery                   


After having lunch, you'll continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The highlight is the monk debate held in the courtyard at around 3-5 in the afternoon. Besides, you can also see the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha and the three sand Mandalas and then visit the Tibetan scripture printing house.

After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.

DAY 10

  • Place&Transport: Lhasa--Chengdu by Flight
  • Today's Activities: N/A
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Chengdu
  • Meal: B

Today free on your own until our guide and driver transfer you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. It takes around 2 hours for one way. Upon arrived, our Chengdu local tour guide will meet you at the exit of the airport with a welcome sign "China Private Tour". And then drive you to your hotel directly, the rest day is free on your own to explore the city and have rest at your hotel. 

DAY 11

  • Place&Transport: Chengdu
  • Today's Activities: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Breeding, Wenshu Temple, Jinli Ancient Street
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Chengdu
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Today, you will visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Breeding, Chengdu is the hometown of giant pandas, where you will catch pandas' feeding time. They are at their most active, both Adults and Babies. There's a wealth of information and a panda museum in this 230-hectare park 10 km (6 miles) north of Chengdu. It takes about 2.5 hours to visit this site.

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                          Panda Base       

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                            Jinli Street    


You will have lunch after Panda Base in a local Chinese reastaurant to eat authentic Sichuan Cuisine.

After lunch, you will visit Wenshu Temple. Wenshu Monastery is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu, serving as the home of Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province now. Wenshu Temple is famous for its exquisite gardens and halls. 

Next, you will visit Jinli Ancient Street, one of the most well known and trafficked tourist areas in Chengdu, Jinli is an “ancient” pedestrian street housing dozens of food and gift vendors along an ever-expanding network of alleys.Jinli is particularly famous for its traditional Sichuanese snacks. There is an area dedicated just to snacks, where you will see dozens of vendors preparing and displaying an impressive variety of noodles and finger food to snack on. Shadow puppet performance and other traditional Chinese arts also make an appearance, and this tends to be an excellent places to procure local gifts.

After dinner, you will be taken back to our hotel in Chengdu.

DAY 12

  • Place&Transport: Chengdu--Shanghai by flight
  • Today's Activities: Arrive in Shangai, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: B, D

After breakfast, transfer you to the airport and you'll take flight to Shanghai, the international metropolis. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, our guide will meet you at Shanghai airport with a welcome signage "China Private Tour". And start your tour directly.

Firstly you will visit Yuyuan Garden, it not only regarded as best private garden in Shanghai but also the best in southeast China.The garden enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan Yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives.

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                          Yuyuan Garden    

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                           Yuyuan Bazaar


And then walking to nearby to Yuyuan Bazaar, there are many small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people. It is an ideal place for you to find some specialists.

Your dinner will be arranged at Nanxiang Dumpling House to try the most famous Shanghai Xiaolongbao(soup dumpling). A favorite of dim sum eaters around the globe, are considered to be a Shanghai specialty, rumored to have originated here in the 19th century. Legend has it that this world-renowned snack started out as an experiment by a cake shop owner in Nanxiang who decided to try out a riff on his popular steamed bread. 

After dinner, drive you to your hotel in Shanghai, our tour guide will help you check-in.

DAY 13

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Musuem, Old French Concession Shanghai, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Huangpu River Night Cruise
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel. The first stop for the tour is Shanghai Museum. It houses a comprehensive collection that perfectly showcases the Middle Kingdom’s millennia old history. Spread over five floors, covers most of the major categories of Chinese art with a collection of 12, 300 pieces in 21 categories of valuable cultural relics.

Then, visit Old French Concession Shanghai. Shanghai is popular for many places and reasons, but the French Concession is somewhere on top of that list. Hugely popular and sought after as the preferred residential address among expats, the Former French Concession has a lot of history and beauty to its credit. 

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                             Bund

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                        Shanghai Museum


After lunch, drive you to the Bund area. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai.When you come here, you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.

Walking with your guide to Nanjing Road, another popular landmark of Shanghai. It is a shopping paradise as well as a ideal place tootake a wonderful walk to explore the modern atmosphere of the city.

The last thing for today is Night cruise along the Huangpu River. When traveling in Shanghai, you should not miss a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. It is the best way to admire Shanghai's classic skyline views of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers along the river.

After the cruise, you will be taken back to your hotel in Shanghai.

DAY 14

  • Place&Transport: Departure Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Departure Shanghai
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B

Free on your own until our driver transfer you to the airport and you fly back home. You 14 days China tour come to the ends. Have a pleasant trip!

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All  transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharing one standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels, Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered
6. Admission Fee: All first admission/entrance fee     s in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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