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Soul of China and Tibet Tour
Soul of China and Tibet Tour
Tour Benefits
• A private tour ( without other tourists joining you).
• Highlight attractions in Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Shigatse, Shangri-la, Lijiang, Chengdu, Shanghai
• All transfer and city transportation
• star hotels in Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Shigatse, Shangri-la, Lijiang, Chengdu, Shanghai
• Peking Opera and Tang Dynasty show
• Personal tour guide and driver for your own use
• Daily available
Visual Tour
Beijing:   
Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square

Xian:   
Terra-Cotta Army
Drum Tower

Lhasa   
Jokhang Monastery
Potala Palace

Shanghai:   
The Bund
Yuyuan Garden

Day by day itinerary: Tour Code: CTH-006

Day 01: Arrival Beijing
Arrival in Beijing. Met and transferred to your hotel. Free for rest of the day.

Day 02: Beijing ( B L )
Visit Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world and Forbidden City which was once home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch, move on to Forbidden City which was once home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Then proceed to visit Temple of Heaven. It is one of Beijing’s most impressive parks in terms of architecture, color and significance.

Day 03: Beijing ( B L D )
Excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall. The Great Wall is the landmark of China. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful environment - dense trees and rich grass with the natural colors changing with the seasons of each year. Peking Duck Dinner & Peking Opera in the evening.

Day 04: Beijing - Xian by air ( B L )
Take a half day hutong tour. Visit Drum Tower dating from 1420, ascending the big drum tower and having bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan. Move on to a 300-year old courtyard a private residence of the Qi family, one of the most complete existing quadrangles in Beijing. Then, take a pedicap to visit Da Jinsi Hutong Tao, the most famous hutongs keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. After lunch, take flight to Xian.

Day 05: Xian ( B L )
Beginning the day with a once-in-a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old Terra-cotta Army of China’s First Emperor-Qin Shihuang. Three exhibition halls house the continuing excavation of am army of 7,000 terracotta soldiers and horses that guard the tomb of the First Emperor. After lunch, continue to visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum, the largest and earliest stele forest in China, now it has become Shanxi Provincial Museum. Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.

Day 06: Xian ( B L )
After breakfast, visit Then visit Xian City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then move on to Shaanxi Museum, which considers it an obligation to be a showcase of ancient civilizations. After lunch, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the oldest structures in China. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the Xian city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today.

Day 07: Xian - Xining by air ( B L )
After breakfast, visit Great Mosque. Xian Great Mosque is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosque in China. After lunch, take flight to Xining.

Day 08: Xining - Lhasa by overnight train ( B L )
Cruise on Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake is the largest inland salt water lake in China and at 3200 meters above sea level. The lake’s scenery is most beautiful during summer and autumn. Take overnight train to Lhasa.

Day 09: Overnight train - Lhasa
Take overnight train to Lhasa.

Day 10: Lhasa ( B L )
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace: Potala Palace is the architectural and religious wonders, former winter home of the Dalai Lama.
Jokhang Monastery: A 1,300 years old golden-roofted shrine, smaller and more manageable than the Potala.
Barkhor area: An outdoor market, lined with the stalls, selling all kinds of goods.

Day 11: Lhasa ( B L )
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Sera Monastery, located a few miles to the north of Lhasa. Enjoy a Tibetan Song & Dance Performance after dinner. Then we will pay a visit to the Nobulingka, means “Jeweled Garden”, was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, come to the western suburb of Lhasa to visit the extraordinary Drepung Monastery founded in 1416.

Day 12: Lhasa - Shigatse ( B L )
Drive to Shigatse. Get off at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and transfer to your loacal hotel. First visit the Gyangtse Old Street. Then move on to Palkhor Monastery. Built as a Tibetan monastery, it is very different from other monasteries, reputed as the lord of Tibetan monastery.

Day 13: Shigatse - Lhasa ( B L )
Visit Tashilunpo Monastery, represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the last Tibetan spirit, attracts thousands of tourists and Buddhists to worship and travel every year. Drive back to Lhasa.

Day 14: Lhasa - Shangri-La( Zhongdian ) by air ( B L )
Take flight from Lhasa to Zhongdian. After arrival in Zhongdian(Shangri-La), visit Bita Lake and Shudu Lake. Bita Lake and Shudu Lake are the composed part of the Pudacuo National Park, the first national park in Mainland China. There are many rare birds and animals, fish biologists have been called "re-Bita fish lips" is the Quaternary Period glaciers left over from paleontology.

Day 15: Shangri-La( Zhongdian ) - Lijiang by air ( B L )
Visit Lijiang Ancient City and Tiger Leaping Gorge..
Lijiang Ancient City: The ancient city of Lijiang is located at the foot of the snow-capped Yulong Mountain. It is called the “soul of Lijiang” because the city itself is located where the Han, Tibetan, Nanzhan and Naxi cultures converge and has been a caretaker of civilization for over 1,000 years.
Tiger Leaping Gorge: It is the longest, deepest, and narrowest gorge in the world. The Gorge acquired its name because, according to local legend, a tiger once leaped over its torrid rapids.

Day 16: Lijiang - Chengdu by air ( B L )
After breakfast, visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is 5,600 meters in altitude and the best- known massif in the province. Its highest peak is named Shanzidou, has been climbed only once at 1987 by an American expedition. Then take flight to Chengdu.

Day 17: Chengdu ( B L )
Today’s highlight is Panda Breeding and Research Centre.
Panda Breeding and Research Centre: It is home to giant pandas, the endearing red, or less panda, and other endangered species. Visit the nursery to see the successful breeding programmer and view the pandas at rest and play.

Day 18: Chengdu - Shanghai by air ( B L )
After breakfast, visit Wu Hou Temple. Enjoying a history of over 1500 years, Wuhou Temple Museum is a 4-A level Scenic Area and also the country’s most influential ancient ruins in the Three Kindoms Period with the longest history. Go on to visit Jinli Street. Jinli Street was in ancient times one of the busiest of commercial boulevards of the Kingdom of Shu, thus known as the “First Street of the Shu Kingdom.” After lunch, take flight to Shanghai. Shanghai’s highlight is visit to Nanjing Road and The Bund. Nanjing Road is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. Then move on to the Bund. The Bund, also called the Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years.

Day 19: Shanghai ( B L )
Today’s highlight is your visit to Yuyuan Garden. It was fist established in 1559 as a private garden, located in the center of the Old City next to Chenghuangmiao in Shanghai. Continue to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a symbol in shanghai like the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. After lunch, go to visit Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1989, Jade Buddha Temple covers two-and-a-half acres in southwest Houston and consists of the Grand Hall, Kwan-Yin Hall, the Youth Activity Center, a library, a dining hall, several living quarters, and a lotus pond with a statue of Kwan-Yin as its centerpiece

Day 20: Shanghai Exit ( B )
Transfer to airport for departure

B---Breakfast,   L---Lunch,   D---Dinner


Price Details for this tour: Cost: in US$ per person
Traveling Party Super Deluxe Class Deluxe Class Standard Class

1 person

$9725

$8020

$7310

2-5 persons

$5825

$4990

$4625

6-9 persons

$5000

$4100

$3750

10 persons up

$4820

$4000

$3680

Single room supplement

$2020

$1150

$800


Featured Hotels for this tour:
Hotels in Use:
City Super Deluxe Hotel Deluxe Hotel Standard Hotel

Beijing

Crown Plaza Beijing

International Hotel / Grand Metro Park

Oriental Cultural Hotel / Tiantan Hotel

Xian

Sheraton Hotel

Tangcheng Hotel / Jianguo Hotel

Melody Hotel / City Hotel

Xining

Yinlong Hotel or same class

Qinghai Hotel or same class

Xining Hotel or same class

Lhasa

Jardin Secret or same class

Shenhu Hotel or same class

Fuxin Yuan Hotel or same class

Shigatse

Shigatse Hotel or same class

Jiumu Yamei Hotel or same class

Tibetan Hotel or same class

Zhongdian(Shangri-La)

Paradise Hotel or same class

Longfengxiang Hotel or same class

Pacific Rim Hotel or same class

Lijiang

Guanfang Hotel or same

Wangfu Hotel or same class

Sanhe Hotel or same

Chengdu

Crowne Plaza or same class

Green Land Hotel or same class

Lhasa Grand Hotel or same class

Shanghai

Shanghai Salvo Hotel

Golden River Hotel

New Asia Hotel


Price inclusion:
1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Entrance fees
3. Meals listed as B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
4. Local English speaking tour guide
5. Hotels ( two sharing room ) with breakfast
6. Domestic flights
Price exclusion:
1. Tips to the tour guide and driver

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