14 Days China Fixed Date Group Tour of Lhasa Tibet and Beijing
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shanghai, Suzhou
Duration: 14 Days/ 13 Nights
Tour Code: DIY-CGT-009
Type of Tour: Fixed Departure Group Tour
Price p/p from: $2,477
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Day 05 Xian

In the morning, after you have breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for departure to Xian. When you arrive in Xian, you will have a Visit to the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Then transferred to the Jian Guo Hotel Xian.
Meals:(B+L)
Accommodation:Jian Guo Hotel Xian

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Provincial Museum: The museum occupies an area of 65,000 square meters (16 acres). It is a grand complex of buildings imitating the architecture style of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). A primary pavilion stands in the center, and secondary pavilions of varying heights are distributed orderly around it. With black, white and grey as the predominant colors, the buildings have a solemn and rustic charm. The museum is furnished with central air-conditioning and multi-functional lighting system to ensure the protection of the culture relics. It is a comprehensive museum with more than 370,000 exhibits of different times and kinds. The two-storied primary pavilion is divided into the following three main exhibition halls: Basic Exhibition Hall, Theme Exhibition Hall and East Exhibition Hall.

 

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The temple complex in which the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located is filled with beautiful gardens and stunning architecture. Although destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, the current buildings were built in the style of the Tang Dynasty, the period in which the pagoda was built. The temple complex was constructed along an axis, with matching buildings on either side. The beautiful architecture is constructed of grey brick with glazed roofs. The many gardens hidden amongst the temple’s many courtyards are very lovely and a wonderful place for visitors to take a break and soak in the beauty that surrounds them. The temple complex is filled with ancient artifacts. The Forest of Stupas located hidden on one side of the temple complex is where prominent monks are buried. The stupas, or gravestones, are exquisite and have been placed in the temple grounds over the centuries.

Day 06 Xian

Today has a full day excursion. After breakfast, you will go to visit the Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horse Figurines. The ceramics and pottery workshop visiting en route. Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show is for your night show to offer you a wonderful night.
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Jian Guo Hotel Xian

Terracotta Warriors Museum

Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horse Figurines: Viewing Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s terracotta army guarding his burial site and protecting his entry to the afterlife from the earthen side of a continuing archeological project is certainly one of the most memorable parts of any trip to China. Every figure differs from those around in facial features and expression, clothing, hairstyle, and gestures. The horsemen, the longbow bearers, the archers and the senior officers and generals were positioned in strict accordance with the ancient directives on the Art of War. The site was made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.

 

Tang Dumpling Dinner Show:  Visitors to Xian get a chance to step back in time and relive this fantastic era at the Tang Dynasty Show. Visitors upon entering the theater are taken to their seats for a dinner of Jiaozi (dumplings). The dumplings are as beautiful as they are delicious and the best part is that the dinner is all that you can eat. After eating, the show begins. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. It is a show not to be missed. 

Day 07 Lhasa

After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and flight to Lhasa. Upon your arrival, our dedicated tour guide will pick up at the airport and transfer you to Shambala Hotel. The rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the altitude. Then have dinner at the hotel.
Meals:(B+D)
Accommodation:Shambala Hotel

Lhasa

Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China, also serves as the center for Tibetan politics, economy, culture, and religion and transportation hub of the region as well. Lhasa, which means "Holy Land" in Tibetan language, has been one of the most featured and dreamt-about cities in the world. People like to visit Lhasa not only because of its remoteness and its high altitude at 3,650 meters, but also because of its impressive heritage of over 1300 years of cultural and spiritual history that has helped to create the romantic and mysterious Tibetan region.

Day 08 Lhasa

Today, you will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. We will have Lunch and dinner at local restaurants.
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Shambala Hotel

Potala Palace

Potala Palace: Potala Palace in downtown Lhasa is a 41-hectare complex, which came under construction during Songtsan Gambo’s 7th-century reign. Consisting of White Palace and Red Palace, with nearly 10,000 rooms, it was where the Dalai Lamas lived and handled political affairs. Housed in this castle-like palace is wealth of Buddhist statues, murals, religious scriptures, and treasures. As a precious legacy of Tibetan culture, the Potala Palace is a UNESCO-endorsed world cultural heritage site.
 

Jokhang Temple:Jokhong Monastery, built in 647 as the earliest wood-masonry structure in Tibet, is dedicated to a statue of Sakyamuni. It is also in the possession of a collection of cultural relics dating back to the Tang, which include statues of Songtsan Gambo and Princess Wencheng. Tang architectural elements are palpable in this monastery, a splendid four-floor building facing west under a gilded rooftop.
 

Barkhor Street: The markets in Lhasa are on a scale quite unlike anything else you have seen. You can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. When walking along the Barkhor Street , you need to follow the clockwise direction. You see many Tibetan pilgrims in town taking part in the various koras (pilgrimage circuits): the Nangkor, Barkor, Lingkor and Potala. Maybe there are even others associated with various monasteries. They are devout Buddhists who perform these koras as a part of their lives and a means of gathering merit. They are from different parts of Tibet but still have a distinctive look - heavy, colorful clothes, dark-haired, hair plaited and braided with beads. They travel in family groups with a prayer wheel in constant motion. Among these various koras you see many prostrating themselves, some doing this repeatedly on the spot and others prostrating every 3 paces until they have circumambulated the route.

Day 09 Lhasa

Today you will visit the Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park and Nun Monastery. Then, we will visit a local family to feel the way of their life.
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Shambala Hotel

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery: The Sera Monastery at the foot of Tatipu Hill is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. It is one of three famous monasteries in Lhasa along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. The Sera Monastery is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsong Khapa. Jamchen Chojey, one of Tsong Khapa’s disciples built the monastery in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built.The monastery is magnificent and covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). Scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals can be found in these halls. Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here and these employ a style distinctive from those at Lhasa’s other famous monasteries.
 

Norbulingka Park: Lingka in Tibetan means a beautiful place with trees and lawns, and Norbu means treasure. In addition to its beautiful environment, Norbulingka boasts many palaces, pavilions, various kinds of flowers as well as a lake and a zoo. Norbulingka, meaning ’Treasure Park’ in Tibetan, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, at the bank of the Kyichu River, about one km (about 0.6 mile) southwest of Potala Palace. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters (about 430,000 square yards), with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region. Construction began in the 1740s. The area used to be wasteland with wild animals, weeds and scrub which the Seventh Dalai Lama liked and often visited, and, as a result, the Qing magistrate had a palace built. Years later, Kelsang Potrang was built by order of the Seventh Dalai Lama. Later it was used as the Summer Palace for successive Lamas, where they solved the political problems and held festive celebrations. After a series of expansions and renovations, the appearance was improved with potrangs, pavilions, gardens and woods. It has now been turned into a park open to the public.

Day 10 Shanghai

After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our dedicated tour guide will pick up at the airport and transfer you to Ocean Hotel Shanghai. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and wander around the city.
Meals:(B)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in China, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with over 20 million people. Located on China’s central eastern coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city is administered as a municipality of the People’s Republic of China with province-level status. 

Day 11 Shanghai

Your today's activities are to visit the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Tianzifang Artist Area and the Bund. The famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show is for your night show to offer you a wonderful night
Meals:(B+L+D)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Yu Garden

Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.

 

Shanghai Museum is to the south of the People's Square in the downtown area.As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.


Tianzifang is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. It comprises a neighborhood of labyrinthine alleyways off Taikang Road and is therefore also referred to as Taikang Road or Taikang Lu. Tianzifang is known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture, with some similarities to Xintiandi.

 

The Bund is an area of Huangpu District in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. The Bund is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.


Shanghai Acrobatic Show is a must-see performance in shanghai, you can learn the profound history and miracle of China during the show time. And you’ll have a wonderful time there! 

Day 12 Suzhou

Today we have a tour to Suzhou from shanghai by bus. We’ll visit the Garden of Net Master, Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and the local market and back to shanghai.
Meals:(B+L)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Garden of Net Master

Garden of Master of Nets is situated on the southeast of Yukuojia Tou Lane in Suzhou ancient city. This exquisite garden was first designed during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) and it was later restored as the residence of a government official from whom the garden got its name. In 1997 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. In 2003 it was listed as the National Tourist Attraction of Grade AAAA.

 

Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Possessing typical Qing style, in 1997, the garden was recorded on the list of the world heritage by UNESCO. Like other famous gardens in Suzhou, the Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. In this garden, domiciles, ancestral temples and private gardens are included. Buildings, trees, and flowers blend harmoniously with their surroundings.


Grand Canal is the oldest and longest man-made waterway in the world. Parts of this canal between Hangzhou and Beijing date back more than 2000 years. Several million workers were required to construct and connect the many sections of the canal. Disuse and disrepair, flooding and silting have made parts of the canal unnavigable, but there are sections still in use and much traffic can still be seen on both the major and minor waterways. Other modes of transportation helped make the need for this form of transportation unnecessary.

 

Silk Factory is located on Nanmen Road near central Suzhou. The Suzhou Dongwu Silk Weaving Mill has a long history dating back to 1919 and enjoys remarkable fame at home and abroad. With the integrated production capacity of weaving, spinning and apparel making, its main products are pure silk, mixed woven silk and chemical filament for exportation. The mill is one of the key large-scale and the only Grade I state enterprise in China's silk industry. It has the ISO 9002 Certificate and has autonomous export and import power. A must for a visitor to Suzhou is Silk Factory Number One where it is possible to view silk production from worm to finished products.

Day 13 Shanghai

Today is a free day for your itinerary. Hangzhou tour by round trip by coach, including the West Lake, Hefang Street, Millionaire Hu’s Former Residence & Tea Plantation, is recommended for your today’s itinerary, which is exclusive in our quotation. Price at USD 110 net per person operated with minimum of 6 passengers. Feel free to contact our travel advisor about the details.
Meals:(B)
Accommodation:Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Hefang Street

West Lake is a like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. Most of the best known tourist sites lie around and within the lake. With a circumference of 15km, the lake area itself is easy for the visitor to negotiate.
 

Former Residence of Hu Xueyan was built in 1872. After hundreds of years, the residence was renewed by 29 million yuan of investment in Hangzhou and on January 20, 2001, it was formally opened. Hu Xueyan’s former home is located in Hangzhou HeFong Street, Dajing Alley historical and cultural protected areas in eastern. It was built in Tongzhi eleven years (1872), having more than 5.8 thousand square meters building area. The furniture and the use of materials in this former residence could be regarded as the best and most beautiful one in late Qing Dynasty China.

 

Hefang Street is part of Qinghefang, which is the old area of Hangzhou city. The street is about 18 kilometers long, showing the view from the late Qing Dynasty (1662-1911), which is by far the most representative street that can show the history and cultural value of Hangzhou.

Day 14 Shanghai

Today you will be transferred to the airport. Your amazing 14 Day China Fixed Date Group Tour of Lhasa Tibet and Beijing is finished.
Meals:(B)
Accommodation:

The Bund

We are sure that 14 Day China Fixed Date Group Tour of Lhasa Tibet and Beijing has leaves you a different and impressive memory. It is a nice chance for you to learn more about Chinese development, especially the progress of Shanghai, this oriental metropolis.

Fixed Departed Date for Group

1. This Tour is from 1st, May, 2013 to 6th, November, 2013.

2. Guaranteed departure based on minimum of 5 passengers.

Year Month Departure Date
(Wed)
Package Rate
(twin or triple share)
Single Room Supplement Availability
2013 May 01, 15 USD 2546 USD 684
2013 May 29 USD 2494 USD 626
2013 Jun 12, 26 USD 2494 USD 626
2013 Aug 07 USD 2494 USD 626
2013 Aug 21 USD 2546 USD 669
2013 Sep 04, 18 USD 2589 USD 732
2013 Oct 09 USD 2589 USD 732
2013 Oct 23 USD 2550 USD 689
2013 Nov 06 USD 2477 USD 608

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