Mountain & Culture Tour

Beijing - ChengDu - Lhasa - ChengDu - Beijing  (11 Days)

(B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
If a specific hotel listed here is unavailable,
you will stay at a comparable hotel
with the same level of service

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transported to your hotel. After your overseas flight, your can relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening. For dinner, you may eat in the hotel or explore local restaurants.
(4-star: Tianlun Dynasty Hotel ; 5-star: Beijing New Century Hotel)

People's Hall, Tian'anmen Square

Day 02: Beijing

Your first day of touring in our capital city will begin with strolling across the Tiananmen Square - the largest and most imposing public square in the world. Through the Meridian Gate on the north side of the square, you will enter the fabled Forbidden City to appreciate its majesty and magnificence. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor, twice each year, would visit to thank the Gods for a good harvest and pray for the new one. To complement a memorable start to your tour, you will have Beijing Duck Dinner at the famous century-old Quan Ju De restaurant followed by a fascinating Peking Opera performance. (B, L, D)

Forbidden City

Day 03: Beijing

You will follow the Chinese saying "you are not a real human being until you climb up on the great wall” at the Badaling Great Wall of China, more than 2, 500 years old. The wall was constructed to protect China from the savage Northern tribes. The wall construction was initiated in 200 B.C. during the Qin Dynasty and was finished around the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty, which lasted for 10 dynasties.   After the Great Wall, you will visit Dingling, one of the Ming Tombs – the burial site of royalty during the Ming Dynasty.   It took 10 years from Dingling's discovery develop the site. Entrance to this sacred burial ground is via the Sacred Way, an avenue where large animal statues stand guard.  (B, L, D)

Great Wall of China

Day 04: Beijing - ChengDu

You will be transported to the airport for your flight to ChengDu, Capital of SiChuan Province, home of the famous giant pandas and the fabled gateway to Tibet. Upon your arrival, you will be transported to your hotel where you can relax.
(B, L) (4-star: Minshan Hotel ChengDu; 5-star: Jinjiang Hotel ChengDu)

Panda bears

Day 05: ChengDu

You will be sightseeing. Highlights include Dufu Cottage and Baoguangsi Monastery (B, L, D)

Day 06: ChengDu - Lhasa

You will fly to Lhasa, capital of Tibet and center of mystical Tibetan Buddhism. You'll be free this afternoon at the hotel to relax and adjust to the altitude.
(B, L) (4-star: Holiday Inn Lhasa Hotel)

Day 07: Lhasa

A full day of sightseeing includes the Jokhang Temple, local bazaar and Lhasa Summer Palace(B, L, D)

Tibet lake

Day 08: Lhasa

Highlight of your visit to Lhasa will be your morning tour of the Potala Palace, the 1000-room former home of the Dalai Lama. Visit a typical Tibetan monastery this afternoon.  (B, L, D)

Portola Palace

Day 09: Lhasa - ChengDu

Return via air to Chengdu, where you'll enjoy more sightseeing in this fascinating city as time allows.
(B, L, D) (4-star: Minshan Hotel ChengDu; 5-star: Jinjiang Hotel ChengDu)

Day 10: ChengDu – Beijing

You will be transported to the airport and fly back to Beijing. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transported to your hotel. You will relax for the remainder of the afternoon and evening and explore at your leisure.  (4-star: Tianlun Dynasty Hotel ; 5-star: Beijing New Century Hotel)

Day 11: Departure from Beijing

Having completed your memorable China tour, today you will be transported to the airport for your flight home. (B)

 


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