11 Days Beijing – Xian – Lhasa – Shanghai Small Group Tour by Flight
The 11 days tour of Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, and Shanghai is one of the most welcomed group tour itinerary. All highlight attractions are covered in the itinerary and the flight allows one more time for sightseeing.
Day 1Beijing Arrival
Day 2Beijing: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Day 3Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling Tomb
Day 4Beijing - Xian: Hutong, Yonghe Palace, Beijing Zoo, Bird Nest, Water Cube. Beijing airport drop off, Xian airport pickup
Day 5Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall, Tang Dynasty Show
Day 6Xian - Lhasa: Xian airport drop off, Lhasa airport pickup
Day 7Lhasa: Norblingka Park, Sera Monastery, Tibetan Family
Day 8Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 9Lhasa - Shanghai: Tibetan Museum. Lhasa airport drop off, Shanghai airport pickup
Day 10Shanghai: Buddha Temple, People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Bund Area, Xintiandi Area
Day 1 Beijing Arrival Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
Sweet meet with your local driver at either train station or airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Beijing. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Day 2 Beijing Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
Meet your guide in hotel and we will head to visit Tian’anmen Square. The square is the world largest city square and also the heart of Beijing City. Next to the Forbidden City you will visit the imperial palace of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties (1368AD-1911AD). After then pay a visit to Temple of Heaven where emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties performed prayer for good harvest. At last you will come to Summer palace, the largest existed imperial park from the Qing Dynasty in the Qing Dynasty (1636AD-1911AD).
Today you will also pay a short visit to Chinese herb medicine market and pearl market.
Day 3 Beijing Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
After breakfast meet your guide in hotel and we will drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best preserved and most beautiful part of Great Wall. If hiking up and down the Great Wall is too much, you could optionally take cable car up/down. After lunch, you will visit Dingling Tomb. It is one of the most visited Ming Tomb in Beijing. After the tour, drive back to hotel in Beijing.
Today you will also pay a short visit to Jade Art Factory and Tea Market
Day 4 Beijing – Xian Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
In the morning meet your guide and then you will visit Hutong by rickshaw to see daily life of local people. Then you will visit Yonghe Palace, the birthplace of two emperors in the Qing Dynasty and now it is a famous Lama Temple. Then in Beijing Zoo you will witness the lovely giant pandas. Finally you will pay an outer visit of Bird Nest and Water Cube. After the tour our driver will drive you to airport for evening flight to Xian.
Sweet meet with your local driver at airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Xian.
Day 5 Xian Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dumpling Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
In the morning meet our guide in your hotel lobby and drive to world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The comprehensive life-sized soldiers and horses was buried as mortuary objects of the First Qin Emperor in over 2000 years ago. After Chinese style lunch, you will be escorted to visit City Wall. Xian city wall has a history of over 600 years old. Tourists could optionally ride a bike or take the battery cart to visit the City Wall.
In the evening you will enjoy the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show in downtown theater. After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel before 22:00.
Day 6 Xian – Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Please enjoy your free time till our driver pick you up from hotel. Say goodbye to Xian, transfers to airport for flight to Lhasa. Sweet meet with your local driver at airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Or take a rest and get use to the high altitude. Day 7 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast you will visit Norbulingka Park which used to be the summer palace of Dalai Lama, the governor of Tibet in the past. And now it is transformed into a public park. After then we will visit the Sera Monastery. Public debate on Buddhist classics among monks is a highlight attraction of the monastery. At last you will visit a local Tibetan Family to the current life of Lhasa citizens. Transfer back to your hotel when tour finished.
Day 8 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After Breakfast, we will head to see the World Cultural Heritage Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the sovrans of Tibetan area in ancient time. After Lunch, move to another World Heritage Jokhang Temple. That 1400 years old temple is the most sacred temple Tibetan Buddhists’ mind. And then on the Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple you will have some free time to have a glimpse and feel daily life of nowadays Tibetan people. The devout people doing Kora (a special way of pilgrims by circle around a building or mountain) have impressed lots of visitors.
Day 9 Lhasa -Shanghai Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
Before depart Lhasa you will pay a visit to Tibetan Museum where you will have a glimpse of Tibetan history and Tibetan folk culture relics. Then say goodbye to Lhasa, transfers to airport to Shanghai.
Sweet meet with your local driver at airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Lhasa.
Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.
Day 10 Shanghai Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
After breakfast meet your guide in hotel and start Shanghai city tour. First you will visit Jade Buddha Temple which was built in the late Qing Dynasty (1875AD-1911AD). Beside the thick Buddhist culture the temple also features on the huge collection of various Buddhist figures. After then take a walk on People’s Square, a welcomed public amusement place for Shanghai citizens. Then head for Shanghai Museum to have a glimpse of the past of Shanghai City. In Yuyuan Garden you will appreciate on of the most delicate ancient style garden in southern China. And in Shanghai Old Streetyou will see shadows of old Shanghai. Afterward pay a visit to the Bund area to see the building complex in foreign style which was left from early 1900s. At last wander in Xintiandi Area the best-known entertainment place in Shanghai. It is also an ideal place to see modern Shanghai.
Today you will also pay a short visit to Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and a Silk Factory.
Day 11 Shanghai Departure Meal: Breakfast
Say goodbye to Shanghai, transfers to airport or train station for your next destination.
Economy flight of Beijing-Xian-Tibet-Shanghai
Hotel in each city with breakfast
Tibet travel permit
Entrance tickets to sites listed
Professional English speaking guide
Licensed driver and tourist van in good condition
All transfer listed
One shared oxygen tank each van in Tibet
Meal not listed (Average meal cost USD 3-15 per person per meal )
Gratuities to guide and driver
Single room supplement
Optional activities and personal expense
Please contact us to check availability.
If you travel alone, you may share one room with other tourists. If you prefer to have your own room, please inform us. We will arrange with single room supplement.
You are suggested to do a health check before the tour booking to decide if you are ok with the altitude of Tibet.
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