On this Group Tour you travel from Beijing to Shanghai visiting all the cultural highlights on offer. Including a visit to Sera Monastery in Tibet and the Potala Palace in Lhasa.
You will spend 14 full days of exploring the cultural side of China with some amazing highlights including Lhasa & Tibet, with a mix of other like minded travellers. An acrobat show in Shanghai will be a thrill, and Dumpling dinner with A Tang Dynasty show a treat, not to forget a mouth watering traditional Peking Duck Dinner in Beijing will give you a taste of local delicacies.
Departures: Wednesdays on select tour dates throughout the year
Group Tour includes:
13 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast daily, additional meals as per itinerary including Peking Duck dinner & cultural show, dumpling dinner & Tang dynasty show . Professional English speaking tour guide in each city,airport transfers, airfares Beiging/ Xian, Xian/ Lhasa, Lhasa/Shanghai and entry into Tibet.
On arrival in Beijing you will be met by a local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel.
Today we will visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
This morning after breakfast travel to the Great Wall (Badaling section) The world renowned Great Wall, a symbol of ancient Chinese civilizations, has stood for more than 2000 years. With a visit to a Jade Stone factory and a photo stop at the Beijing Olympic Centre.
This morning start the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, the renowned imperial site where the ancient Chinese Emperors made sacrifices to Heaven for bountiful harvests. With a visit to the Hutong by traditional pedicab and home visit.
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Xi’an. On arrival visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum housing precious art treasures, stone carvings and relics of the Han & Tang Dynasties. Afternoon visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda regarded as the landmark of Xian.
A full day tour to the 2000 year old UNESCO site of the Army of Qin Terracotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots which remains stunningly well preserved. Stopping at a Ceramics & Pottery Centre on our way back. Tonight enjoy a Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Transfer to hotel on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the high altitude before dinner at your hotel.
A visit to the Potala Palace, a palace with the highest elevation in the world, built in the 7th century. Headquarters to the Dalai Lamas. Continuing on to the Jokhang Temple erected in the 7th century and is the oldest wooden and stone structure in Tibet.
Visit the Sera Monastery, 5km north of central Lhasa, one of the two largest monasteries of the Gelugpa branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Then continue to Norbulingka another UNESCO site followed by a visit to the Nun Monastery and a local Tibetan family.
Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Shanghai. Transfer to hotel on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure.
Full day tour starts with a visit to Old Downtown and the classical Yu Gardens. Later visiting Shanghai museum, the Bund and Xintiandi and Pudong area. Then in the evening enjoy an Acrobatic Show with dinner.
A full day excursion to the water town of Suzhou situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake. A visit to the Garden of Master of Nets and Lingering Garden one of four most famous in China
Free day in Shanghai to explore on your own – or shop!
At leisure until a transfer to airport for your departure flight.
14 days ex Beijing/ Shanghai
Group Tour – departs Wednesday
Locally guided Group Tour (local guide in each city), 13 night’s accommodation in 4 star hotels with buffet breakfast, additional meals as per itinerary including Peking Duck Dinner & cultural show in Beijing and Dumpling dinner & Tang Dynasty Show in Xian. Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city, airport/hotel transfers in each city, Airfare Beijing/Xian, Xi’an/Lhasa and Lhasa/Shanghai and Tibet Entry Permit.
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