Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Our tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the exit of Beijing airport, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel where we have booked for you and check in . In the rest of the day, take the time to relax yourself or explore the city
Day 2 Beijing
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show (Breakfast+ Lunch)
After the breakfast, our guide will pick up you at 9:00am in your hotel hall. We will begin our today’s trip from the Tiananmen Square, which is known as the world’s largest urban center square. The Square has an area of 44 hectares (109 acres) that can accommodate as many as one million people for public gatherings. It has witnessed may historical events in China’s modern history and is a place for celebrations on such festive days as international Labor Day on May 1st and national Day on October 1st. Next we come to the largest as well as best-preserved imperial palace complex, Forbidden City, located in the center of China’s capital, Beijing. It displays an extraordinarily harmonious balance between buildings and open space within a more or less symmetrical layout. After the included lunch, we will continue our tour to the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Finishing the day tour, you will appreciate a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at night. Different from traditional Kung Fu Show, this show is featured with a story of dramatic interest, which makes it more interesting and attractive. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Attractions: Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Bird’s Nest (Breakfast+ Lunch)
After breakfast, first you will visit the Great Wall at Badaling. As one of the greatest wonders of mankind, the majestic Great Wall is always a must-see attraction for many visitors to Beijing. Nowadays, the Great Wall of China has become the symbol of the Chinese nation and its culture.After the included lunch, we will come to the Ming Tomb. On the way to the Ming Tomb, you will pass through the Sacred Way. The Ming Tomb is the place where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried. On the way back to downtown center, last we will visit the Bird’s Nest (Olympic National Stadium), which is the main assembly hall of the 29th Olympic sports games in Beijing at the year of 2008. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing-Lhasa
After the breakfast, we will take a morning flight to Lhasa. Our guide will pick you up from the Lhasa airport and then transfer you to the hotel we have booked for you. It is suggested that you have a good rest at the hotel to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude of the city.
Day 5 Lhasa
Attractions: Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery (Breakfast+Lunch)
After the breakfast in morning, you will visit the Tibet Museum. The Museum is designed to resemble a small Himalayan mountain monastery and in 2009, the buildings were listed on both the New York State Register and the National Register of Historic Places. After the included lunch, you will go to the Sera Monastery which is well-known for its almost daily ‘monk debates’ which are popular with visitors. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 6 Lhasa
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street(Breakfast+Lunch)
Today’s highlight is the Potala Palace. The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. After included lunch, the guide will take you to the Jokhang Temple and the Gyangjian Tangka Art Gallery. Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Around the Jokhang Temple, there is the ancient Barkhor Street. With the establishment of Jokhang Temple, this street became a prosperous one which is not only a long circumambulation path but also a walking street with many shops and stores. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 7 Lhasa-Xian
Attractions: Local Family Visit (Breakfast+Lunch)
Today we will visit a Tibetan family. You can have a chance to see a real daily life of the local people. Afterwards, you will take a flight to Xian, where our local guide is waiting for you with holding your name at the Xian airport and transfer you the downtown hotel.
Day 8 Xian
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Dance Show and Dumpling Dinner (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
After the breakfast, we will first visit the ‘Eighth Wonder’ of the world, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. 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. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China. After the included lunch, visit one of the landmarks of Xian, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Standing in the Da Ci’en Temple complex, it attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion, its simple but appealing style of construction, and its new square in front of the temple. Finishing the day tour, you will have a Dumpling Dinner and enjoy a marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. The show will bring you back to 1400 years ago – the dreamy and glorious Tang Dynasty. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 9 Xian
Attractions: Ancient City Wall, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter (Breakfast+Lunch)
After the breakfast, we will pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall in the morning, which is known as the most complete and the best preserved city wall in china. The city wall of Xi’an is an extension of the prior Tang dynasty structure. The construction was started in 1370 and finished in 1378 and htook a rectangular –shaped construction.
After the included lunch, will continue to visit the Great Mosque, a place where the local Muslims attend worship ceremony. You may have a glimpse of Muslims’ life here. Out of the Grand Mosque, you can have a free explore at the Muslim Quarter. It is a famous Moslem street with various stories and restaurants. You can see many local special stuffs and taste local snacks. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 10 Xian – Shanghai
Today our driver and tour guide will pick up from your hotel and we will take a morning flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai airport, our local guide will be waiting for you with holding your name and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this city by yourself.
Day 11 Shanghai
Attractions: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund area (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning, visit Shanghai Museum. It is a large museum exhibiting the ancient art while featuring bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphy and painting. Then, proceed to the Yuyuan Garden. It is one of the most famous southern China gardens, where you can appreciate the typical architecture of Chinese gardens. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River where you will see totally different scenes about Shanghai along the banks of Huangpu River. Disembarked at the Bund area, you will have some free time to walk around.
Day 12 Shanghai Departure
Our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and send you to the airport for your flight back home after this pleasant journey.