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China Highlight and Tibet Train Tour

Duration: 18

Destination: Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Chengdu, Shanghai

Highlights: Rickshaw Hutong, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Kokonor Lake, Potala Palace, Panda

Tour Code: CCET-CC-25

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the hotel. After a short break in the hotel, you will take rickshaws through Beijing's Hutong, experiencing the lifestyle of the Beijing locals.

 

Day 2 Beijing

Day tour starts from Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed annual rituals of sacrifice to ensure prosperity for future generations. And then we will visit the Forbidden City, in scripted as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987.Built between 1406-1420, it is the largest palace of the world complex covering 74 hectares. It has 9999 halls and rooms in which emperors lived for over 500 hundred years in Ming and Qing dynasties. And then we will take a leisure walk around Tian An Men Square to admire the grandeur of the largest public squares in the world.

 

Day 3 Beijing

After breakfast, we will visit the Great Wall, one of the eight ancient wonders of between 6000 - 6500km long built over several centuries to keep out the invading northern tribes. After a hike along a portion of the Wall, we visit the Ming Tombs, a secluded valley housing 14 imperial burial mounds.

 

Day 4 Beijing

In the morning, we visit the Summer Palace which was built 800 years ago. It is the second largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, with 294 hectares including the beautiful and serene Kunming Lake. After lunch, we will visit Lama Temple, the only Beijing city temple that survived the Cultural Revolution. It is the largest Lama Temple outside Tibet. It was built in 1694 and the architecture and ornamentation of the buildings show the influence of Han, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan styles. And ten we visit 798 Factory.

 

Day 5 Beijing - Xi’an

After breakfast, we will take flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, we will visit Terracotta Warriors. It is the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. The museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively.

 

Day 6 Xi’an

After breakfast we will visit the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Then visit Ancient City Wall. It's the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. And then we will walk around at Muslim Square.

 

Day 7 Xi’an

Today we will pay a visit to Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. The museum's permanent exhibition primarily displays Shaanxi's ancient history. The collection from the Han through the Tang (618 A.D.-907 A.D.) and Song (960 A.D.-1279 A.D.) dynasties shows the changes of art and craftsmanship. After lunch, you will visit the famous Shuyuanmen Culture Street to appreciate the delicate traditional art crafts. The rest time is at your own leisure.

 

Day 8 Xi’an - Xining

After breakfast, you will take flight to Xining. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel. The rest time is free for you.

 

Day 9 Xining - Lhasa

Today we have a full day tour to Qinghai Lake (Kokonor Lake) and Qinghai Provincial Historical Museum. In the evening you will board the overnight train for your journey to Lhasa.

 

Day 10 Lhasa Arrival

Today you traverse the highest train pass in the world at over 5000 m. Enjoy the scenery of jagged mountain peaks caped in ice and the permanently frozen Tibetan Plateau. Arrive late in Lhasa, and you will transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 11 Lhasa

Free day in the holy city of Lhasa situated 3700m above sea level. Today is a chance to acclimatize to the high altitude in preparation for your sightseeing. Explore the streets and markets and get a feel for the unique Tibetan culture at your own pace.

 

Day 12 Lhasa

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace (3700 m )built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. After that we will wander in Barkhore Street.

 

Day 13 Lhasa one day tour 

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery which is the largest of the monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment.

 

Day 14 Lhasa - Chengdu

After breakfast, you will take flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, we will visit Wide and Narrow Folk Street.

 

Day 15 Chengdu - Shanghai

In the morning, we will visit Giant Panda Breeding Centre to see this beautiful and lovely creature. After lunch, you will take flight to Shanghai.

 

Day 16 Shanghai

After breakfast we will visit Shanghai Museum, mainly the exhibitions of painting, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, jade, Ming & Qing Dynasty furniture, coins, seals, and ethnic artwork. And then we will stroll along the lovely paths and pavilions of Yu Garden in Shanghai Old City and at the same time experience Shanghai recently gained modernity. In the evening we will take Huangpu River cruise along the riverfront Bund and admire the night lights on both sides of the harbor.

 

Day 17 Shanghai

Today is free at your own leisure.

 

Day 18 Departure

Your 18 days China Highlight and Tibet Train Tour is near the end. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.