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November 2017 (12-day China Immersion Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai)

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Heritage Tour in China and TibetTour Name:         Heritage Tour in China and Tibet
Tour Code:          M13D206
Duration:            14 Days & 13 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Dunhuang, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Shanghai, Suzhou
Features:            This tour brings you China and Tibet. You will visit the most popular heritage sites in Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou and Shanghai. A stopover in Chengdu allows you to visit lovely giant pandas and sightseeing in Tibet will leave you long lasting memories.
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

 Destinations

 Tours & Services

Meals

 Accommodation

Day01

 Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day02

 Beijing 

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven. B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day03

 Beijing 

One day tour of Great Wall of China at Badaling, Ming Tombs, The Sacred Way. On the way back to hotel, you will visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube), feel free to take some photos of the stadiums. B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

  Day04

 Beijing / Dunhuang

In the morning visit Summer Palace, Then be transferred to airport for flight to Dunhuang, arrive in Dunhuang, be met and transferred to hotel. B, L Silk Road Hotel
  Day05

 Dunhuang

Full day tour in Dunhuang to visit Mogao Grottoes, Riding on a Camel, explore Echoing Sand Mountains and Crescent Spring. B, L Silk Road Hotel

 Day06

Dunhuang / Xian

Morning visit to Yumenguan Pass, Desert Discovery at Yadan Landform Park, The Great Wall of the Han Dynasty. Take flight to Xian later of the day. B, L

Grand New World Hotel

  Day07

Xian

 Full day visit The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda & the Ancient City Wall.  B, L Grand New World Hotel

 Day08

Xian / Lhasa

Take a morning flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, met with and transferred to your hotel. Free time to acclimatize altitude. B, L

Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day09

Lhasa

Full day tour in Lhasa to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and walking on Barkhor Circuit. B, L

Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day10

Lhasa

Tour in Lhasa includes Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park and Sera Monastery. B, L

Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day11

Lhasa

A day excursion outside Lhasa to visit holy lake Yamdrok, visit a local Tibetan family and children at Lhasa Orphanage, enjoy a Tibetan culture show whilst having dinner. B, L, D

Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

  Day12

 Lhasa / Shanghai

Transfer to airport and fly to Chengdu. Arrival Chengdu visit Giant Panda at Chengdu Breeding Base, later of the day transferred to airport and fly to Shanghai. B, L The Bund Hotel
  Day13

 Shanghai

 Full day tour of Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Garden. B, L The Bund Hotel

Day14

 Shanghai

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L)Temple of Heaven Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. 


Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. The lunch today will be arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. In the afternoon you will pass through the Sacred Way to visit the Ming Tomb. Composed of memorial archway, ornamental pillar, and stele pavilion ornamental etc, the Sacred Way is a long path that leads you to the Ming Tomb. It was thought to have leaded the emperors' souls to enter heaven. The Ming Tomb is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Being the last resting place of 13 emperors, it is also called as Thirteen Tombs by Chinese. On the way back to your hotel, you will visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) and National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube), feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.


Day04 Beijing / Dunhuang (B, L)Summer Palace Beijing
This morning you will visit the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. Then take your flight for Dunhuang. Upon arrival Dunhuang, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our local guide.


Day05 Dunhuang (B, L)Dunhuang Grottoes
A full day guided tour in Dunhuang to visit Mogao Caves, also known as the "Dunhuang Grottoes" or the "Thousand Buddha Grottoes", is located on the western cliffs of the Echoing Sands Mountains. It is one of the most complete collections of Buddhist frescoes and sculpture from a period ranging over ten dynasties. Their construction started in 366 AD. The existing 492 grottoes contain 45,000 square meters of murals and more than 2415 painted sculptures, which spanned 10 consecutive dynasties in more than 1,000 years. Then you will visit Crescent Spring (Yueya Quan) is in the Echoing Sand Mountains (Mingsha Shan), 6 km (4 mi) south of Dunhuang. It is an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent-shaped lake formed by the spring water between two huge sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect. Afterwards you will enjoy an experience of riding the camel. Riding a camel on the desert of the Echoing Sand Mountains is a great experience. You can enjoy the beautiful wavy shapes of the smooth yellow dunes against the deep blue sky, and imagine you are traveling the ancient Silk Road. Step off the camel and listen for the singing of the sand.


Day06 Dunhuang / Xian (B, L)Dunhuang
You will have a half day tour in Dunhuang. Visit Yumenguan Pass and the desert at Yadan Landform Park. Yumenguan Pass is one of the west gates out of the country of the Han Dynasty (206 B. C. - 220 A. D.), it is quite ruined by the shifting sands but still shows the ever splendor. The Evil City in the Yadan Landform Park locates the south to the Wubao town in Hami and 20kms far from Wubao while 100kms far from Hami city. The Evil city is famous for its night sound and vivid rocks in various shapes those look like animals or other world famous attractions in the world. In the afternoon you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Xian. On arrival Xian, be met and escorted to your hotel.


Day07 Xian (B, L)Terra Cotta Warriors Xian
Your Xian tour begins with the mighty Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Discovered in 1974, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Site is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century. In a vault of approximately 12,000m2 and 5m underground lay some 8,000 terracotta infantry soldiers, archers, cavalrymen and chariots arranged in battle formation, ready to defend their emperor's immortal soul. After the visit you will have a very good local lunch at a graceful restaurant. Then you will head back town and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated inside Ci'en Temple (4 kilometers south of Xian City), it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. Sponsored by Tang Emperor Gaozong (628-683, reigned 650-683), the temple was first built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty as a symbol of thanksgiving to his mother for her kindness who had suffered an early death. Later of the day your guide will take you to the city center to visit the Ancient City Wall of Xian. Built 600 years ago (1374 - 1378) in the Ming Dynasty, the Wall was added on the Tang Dynasty walls. Being the most prominent walls built after medieval time, it is also the best-kept and biggest city walls in Xian.


Day08 Xian/ Lhasa (B, L)Lhasa,Tibet
Transfer to airport and fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Upon arrival, met with and transferred to your hotel in town. On the way you will enjoy the spectacular scenery along the mighty Yalung Tsangpo River. Free at own leisure for altitude acclimation.


Day09 Lhasa (B, L)Potala Palace,Lhasa
Today you will have a full day guided tour in Lhasa. You will first of all visit Potala Palace, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. Then you will admire Jokhang Temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. Walk on the holy Barkhor Circuit and do some shopping if desired. 


Day10 Lhasa (B, L)Sera Monastery,Lhasa
Visit Drepung Monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect, which was established in 1416AD and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. After that you will be transferred to Norbulingka Park, the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. Additionally you will be transferred to visit Sera Monastery, which was created in AD1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. Here in Sera, you have chance to see the grand occasion of the Buddhist monk debating at one big courtyard. Lunch served at a good local restaurant and dinner will be arranged at your hotel.


Day11 Lhasa (B, L, D)yamdrok_lake Lhasa
Today you will first of all drive outside for holy Lake Yamdrok (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. The excursion to Yanmdrok takes up to five hours. On your way back to Lhasa you will visit a local Tibetan family and upon arrival Lhasa you will visit children at Lhasa Orphanage. Dinner will be arranged at a fine local restaurant that offers a good Tibetan Culture Show. Have sweet dreams in Lhasa.


Day12 Lhasa  / Chengdu / Shanghai ( B, L )Giant Panda in Chengdu Base
Transferred to airport and fly out to Chengdu. On arrival, met with and drive to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you can find the cute giant pandas and learn more about their daily life. Then you will be transferred to airport and take flight to Shanghai. Transfer to your hotel on arrival Shanghai.


Day13 Shanghai ( B, L )The Bund Shanghai
You have a day guided trip to explore the city of Shanghai. You will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. As Shanghai's most popular temple with visitors, the Jade Buddha complex has an exceedingly short history, having been completed in 1918, but it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. After that you will proceed to the Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum contains more than 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, including bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings etc. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.


Day14 Depart Shanghai (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China holiday.




Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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