The private tour covers 4 cities and the most participated cruise: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa and Shanghai and Yangtze River Cruise. The tour can be tailor-made according to your special requirement. And tour arrange in some cities can be arranged as bus tour to control cost.
Day 1Beijing Arrival
Day 2Beijing: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong
Day 3Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling Tomb
Day 4Beijing - Xian: Summer palace, Bird Nest, Water Cube, 798 Art Zone. Beijing airport drop off, Xian airport pickup
Day 5Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall
Day 6Xian: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Grand Mosque
Day 7Xian - Lhasa: Xian airport drop off, Lhasa airport pickup
Day 8Lhasa: Norblingka Park, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery
Day 9Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 10Lhasa - Chongqing: Lhasa airport drop off, Chongqing airport pickup, board the Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Day 11On Cruise Ship: Shibaozhai
Day 12On Cruise Ship: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream
Day 13Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai: Yichang airport drop off, Shanghai airport pickup
Day 14Shanghai: Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Bund 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). Forbidden City is one of the largest, best protected, and most comprehensive wooden structure architecture complex. After then you will visit Hutongs by rickshaw to see the daily life of local people. You will have chance to visit a local family and talk with the family members.
Day 3 Beijing Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: On the Train
After breakfast meet your guide in hotel and pay a visit to Temple of Heaven where emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties performed prayer for good harvest. Then 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 the tour, drive back to hotel in Beijing.
Day 4 Beijing – Xian Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
In the morning you will come to Summer palace, the largest existed imperial park from the Qing Dynasty in the Qing Dynasty (1636AD-1911AD). Then we will drive to Bird Nest and Water Cube to pay an outer visit of the two most famous Olympics sites in Beijing. After then pay a visit to 798 Art Zone to appreciate modern art created on base of old factories.
At last transfer to airport to catch the evening flight to Xian. Sweet meet by Xian driver and transfer to your hotel in Xian.
Day 5 Xian Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
In the morning meet our guide in hotel and drive to the 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 lunch, drive back to city area you will visit Xian City Wall. This city wall has a history of over 600 years old. It is the largest and best preserved city wall in China. It is 12m high and 12-14m wide on top. The whole length of the City Wall is nearly 14km. Tourists could optionally ride a bike or take the battery cart to visit the City Wall.
Day 6 Xian Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
In the morning meet our guide in your hotel. The first stop is Shaanxi History Museum, the huge collection of cultural and historical relics will help you learn about history of China. Next move to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda survived from the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD) was built to keep Buddhist Sutra brought from India by Master Xuanzang.
After lunch we will visit Muslim Quarter, the best known food street in Xian. Beside the various authentic Xian food, you will also meet lots of interest little objects. Back to hotel. End Xian tour with Grand Mosque, the largest public Muslim prayer place in Xian. You will witness the perfect mix of Chinese architectural culture and Muslim religious culture here.
Day 7 Xian – Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Meet our driver and drive to airport to take the flight to Lhasa. Sweet meet with your local driver at airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Please enjoy your free time in rest of the day. Day 8 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
In the morning meet your guide and drive to 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, which located at the north top of Lhasa city. Public debate on Buddhist classics among monks is a highlight attraction of the monastery. After ward pay a visit to Drepung Monastery. Located 11km away from Lhasa city, that 700 years old monastery is one of three greatest monasteries of Gulug (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 9 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 10 Lhasa – Chongqing Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Yangtze River Cruise Ship
In the morning take the flight to Chongqing. Reaching Chongqing you will enjoy your free time. In the evening at about 18:30 – 21:00 you will board the luxury cruise ship. Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Accommodation: Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Please enjoy your day on cruise ship. In the morning the cruise staff will give a simple lesson of Tai Chi for free. And you are welcomed to take the lesson if have interest. Today you will do a shore cruise to Shibaozhai which was originally built in the Ming Dynasty as a temple. The 56 meters building has 12 layers. And no one iron nail was used in the whole building. In the evening you will be invited to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Please enjoy the dinner and party time!
Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Accommodation: Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Please continue enjoy the natural scenery of Yangtze River on cruise ship. Today we will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. On the of three famous gorges of Yangtze River. And the 3rd highlight of today would be Shennong Stream. The picturesque scenery made by the crystal clear water, sheer cliffs, gorges, spring, relics of ancient paths, and Karst landscape would definitely a feast to eye. In the evening you will be invited to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Day 13 Yangtze River Cruise – Shanghai Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
Today we will visit the famous Three Gorges Dam and at about 12:30 the cruise ship will stop at Yichang. From where our local driver will meet you and transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai. Sweet meet with your local driver at airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Shanghai. Please enjoy your free time in rest of the day.
Day 14 Shanghai Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
After breakfast meet your guide in hotel and start Shanghai city tour. First you will visit Shikumen, the represent of old Shanghai. In many old dwelling districts there are Shikumens. In Yuyuan Garden you will appreciate on of the most delicate ancient style garden in southern China. Then board the sightseeing floor of Oriental Pearl TV Tower you will have a birds’ eye view of modern Shanghai. Afterward pay a visit to the Bund Area to see the building complex in foreign style which was left from early 1900s.
Day 15 Shanghai Departure Meal: Breakfast
Say goodbye to Shanghai, transfers to airport or train station for your next destination.
*Economy flight of Beijing-Xian-Lhasa-Chongqing, and Yichang-Shanghai
*Tibet travel permit
*Entrance tickets to sites listed
*Private English speaking guide
*Licensed driver and tourist car in good condition
*All transfer and airport pickup/drop off
*Hotel listed with breakfast
*Flight or train arriving/departing Lhasa
*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
*You are suggested to do a health check before the tour booking to decide if you are ok with the altitude of Tibet.
*We are happy to leave hotel booking to your own interest if you like. If you book the hotel on your own, the tour cost would be much lower.
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