17 Day Amazing China with Tibet

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3 Beijing, 2 Xian, 2 Chengdu, 3 Lhasa (Tibet), 3 Cruise, 2 Shanghai
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed Flights Los Angeles-Beijing, Shanghai-Los Angeles Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges All intra-flights: Beijing-Xian, Chengdu-Lhasa, Lhasa-Chongqing & Yichang-Shanghai 15 nights First Class accommodations

What's this trip about?

    3 Beijing, 2 Xian, 2 Chengdu, 3 Lhasa (Tibet), 3 Cruise, 2 Shanghai

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
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Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Asia

Attractions

  • Beijing
  • Chengdu
  • Chongqing
  • Lhasa
  • Shanghai
  • Three Gorges
  • Tibet
  • Xian
  • Yangtze River

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for China Depart for China

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the time change Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Friday - Forbidden City, Home Hosted Lunch in Hutong
After breakfast, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for an orientation meeting about the extraordinary journey that lies ahead in China and Tibet. Your exploration begins at huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world, built at the height of th...
DAY 4, Saturday - The Great Wall & Ming Tombs
An amazing day! Travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Arrive at the Badaling section, the best-preserved and most complete section...
DAY 5, Sunday - Flight to Xian, Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Market Visit
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Arrive in Xian, the ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove. You're invited to a home hosted lunch with local community members, during which you will learn about life for the...
DAY 6, Monday - Xian Antiquities with Terracotta Army
Morning visit to Xingqing Park, a hub of activity - join the residents of Xian in their morning exercise. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to hear more about this delicate technique. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, a truly unforgettable experience! Ar...
DAY 7, Tuesday - Xian City Wall, High-Speed Train to Chengdu
Begin the day with a visit to the ancient Xian city wall, which was started in 194 B.C. This is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well as being one of the largest ancient military defense systems in the world. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Afte...
DAY 8, Wednesday - View Giant Pandas, Visit Mahjong Parlor
This morning you'll get to visit some of Chengdu's most relaxed local celebrities - giant panda bears. You'll travel to the Chengdu Panda Research Center which houses more than 80 giant pandas. The center is one of the largest panda breeding facilities in the world. Thei...
DAY 9, Thursday - Flight to Lhasa
Early morning flight from Chengdu to Lhasa*, storied capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China, located at 11,500 feet above sea level on the northern slopes of the Himalayas. Arrive at your hotel with time to rest and adjust to the high altitude. Lunch is at a loc...
DAY 10, Friday - Potala Palace, Barkhor Street Bazaar
Today you'll see the astonishing Potala Palace, one of the grandest monuments in all of Asia. Built in the 17th century atop the original 7th-century site, the palace boasts more than 1,000 rooms, including the Red Palace (where the Dalai Lama once lived), 10,000 chapels...
DAY 11, Saturday - Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery
Arrive this morning at the Jokhang Temple where you may observe the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and hear the musical sounds of chanting sutras and the spinning of prayer wheels. Inside the Jokhang Temple, thousands of yak-butter candles flicker inside beneath the enli...
DAY 12, Sunday - Flight to Chongqing, Cruise Embarkation
Depart Lhasa by flight to Chongqing, gateway to the Yangtze River. Continue to Eling Park, located on a hill near the heart of the city. The park was established at the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1909 by a wealthy businessman. Discover hundreds of plant species during a ...
DAY 13, Monday - Cruise to Fengdu
The ship arrives this morning at Fengdu, with its 1,900 years of history. Today's shore excursion will visit the Jade Emperor Scenic Area. The sacred site lies on the northern side of the Yangtze River and west of Mingshan Mountain. It features a 100-foot-tall statue dep...
DAY 14, Tuesday - Qutang and Wuxia Gorges
Wondrous views await you today. Sail through Qutang Gorge, the smallest of the three Yangtze Gorges followed by spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail through the 25-mile long Wuxia (Witches) Gorge, famous for its fabled Twelve Peaks. According ...
DAY 15, Wednesday - Three Gorges Dam & Cruise Disembarkation
After breakfast, this morning's excursion provides you with impressive panoramic views of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest and most ambitious hydroelectric project ever undertaken by man, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. This project has forever chan...
DAY 16, Thursday - Yu Yuan Gardens & Caoyang Community
Stroll this morning along the famous Bund walkway, with its gorgeous vistas of old and new Shanghai. Stop at a local silk carpet & embroidery shop and see how the fabric is woven into stunning designs by local craftspeople. Afterward, visit the classical Yu Yuan Gard...
DAY 17, Friday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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    • Not Included:Yangtze River Cruise gratuity charge of RMB 150 (approx. US$25) per adult per cruise (charged directly to your account upon embarkation), optional tours and gratuities.
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Optional Activities
Sichuan Opera Show Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances. Traditional performances include theatrical dance pieces, opera solos, a :"rolling oil lamp" sequence, hand-shadow play, stick puppets, and the famous Bian Lian (face changing performance) where actors can imperceptibly swap vividly colored masks in the quick swipe of a fan. Transfers to and from your hotel are included. Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $45 Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included. Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $59
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Additional Information: Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers, but do include flights Beijing-Xian, Chengdu-Lhasa, Lhasa-Chongqing & Yichang-Shanghai.

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