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12 Days Tibet Tour: Beijing, Lhasa, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong

Destinations: Beijing, Lhasa , Xi'an, Guilin, Hongkong
Tour Code: Tibet_12
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
On arrival in Beijing airport or railway station, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel by a private car and driver. Free for the remaining of the day. You could have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner. Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera, Kungfu show or Chinese acrobatics.

Tiananmen Square: Spreading 880 meters from north to south and 500 meters from east to west, Tiananmen Square is a place to hold national ceremonies and to greet foreign leaders. The square is seated at the very heart of Beijing in the traditional center axis. To the north of the square is the Forbidden City - the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Forbidden City: The largest and best-preserved wooden architecture complex in the world. Located in the Beijing city center behind Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City is encircled by a 52-metre-wide moat along the 12-meter-high wall. It served as the imperial palace for the 24 emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1911.
Summer Palace: The Summer Palace is virtually a museum of classical Chinese garden architecture. Covering an area of 290 hectares with water making three quarters of it, the Summer Palace consists of three functional areas: Court Area, Longevity Hill Area and Kunming Lake Area. Kunming Lake is most beautiful, and the best time to enjoy it is in the summer to take a cruise by boat and have skiing in the winter. In 1998, it was designated as a World Heritage Site and in 2007 it was officially authorized as a National 5A-leveled Tourist Attraction.
Beijing Duck Dinner: The most delicious food Beijing has to offer.
Peking Opera: China boasts of more than 300 local operas, Beijing Opera is the largest one among Chinese traditional opera types, which gradually came into being after 1790. Full of Chinese cultural facts, Beijing Opera presents the audience with an encyclopedia of traditional culture, as well as unfolding stories, exquisite costumes, beautiful paintings, graceful gestures and martial arts.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Badaling Great Wall: The Great Wall is ancient military defence work which extends to more than 5,000 kilometers. The Badaling section is not only the best preserved but also the most impressive and representative section of the Great Wall. It is located roughly 70 kilometers northwest from the center of Beijing. It is a defensive outpost of the Great Wall occupying a commanding strategic position. The wall was made wide enough for five or six horses to be ridden abreast on its top. In peacetime, the Wall has proved useful as a highway, transporting people and supplies over large distances. Because of its magnificence and beauty of its scenery, Badaling gained the worldwide reputation by being enlisted in the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1988.
Ming Tombs: Located at 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper, the Ming Tombs are Mausoleums of 13 emperors from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Each tomb complex starts with a stone bridge, followed by a front gate, a stele pavilion, the Gate of Eminent Favor, the Hall of Eminent Favor, a watchtower and then the Precious Hall. Zhu Di, the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, built his Changling Tomb, this is the best preserved tomb area. The underground palace at Dingling Tomb consists of an antechamber, a central chamber and a rear chamber plus the left and right annexes.
Day 04 Beijing - Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa. Pick up from Lhasa airport and transfer to hotel.

Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, was an altar where emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties offered sacrifices to heaven and prayed for a good harvest. Enjoying high reputation in the world for its special architecture and delicate decorations, it is listed by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site.
Day 05 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit a Tibetan family.

Potala Palace: An architecture group situated on the top of the Red Hill in Lhasa, it consists of temples, palaces, and dormitories. Covering an area of over 130,000 square meters, Potala Palace originally hosted the meditation retreat of Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, who built the first palace there in 637. It used to be the residence of Dalai Lamas and the political center of Tibet from 1649 until 1959.

Sera Monastery: Built in 1419, it is one of the six main monasteries of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is famous for the daily spiritual debates of the monks. Covering an area of 114,946 square meters, Sera Monastery has many Buddha statues and beautiful murals in the halls.
Norbulingka: Built by the 7th Dalai Lama in 1755, it was the former summer residence of the 8th Dalai Lama. Norbulingka means Jewel Garden in Tibetan, it has an abundance of chapels, gardens, fountains, and pools as well as a variety of beautiful flowers and trees.
Day 06 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.

Jokhang Temple: Located in the center of old Lhasa city, the monastery was first built in 647AD by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. It is a prime seat of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism with many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here. In 2000, Jokhang Temple was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Drepung Monastery: Known for its high standards in academic study, it was called the Nalanda of Tibet. Drepung Monastery was built in 1416, it currently covers an area of 250,000 square meters. In its heyday, it held as many as 7,700 monks. One of the monastery's highlights is the thangka unveiling at the Shoton Festival in August.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it demonstrates a traditional Tibetan architectural style. Starting with the prehistory of Tibet, the multiple halls cover a variety of interesting exhibits: Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, weapons and musical instruments.

Barkhor Street: With a history of more than 1300 years, it is the oldest street in Lhasa. Barkhor Street is the window of Tibet, it exhibits articles showing typical Tibetan life. All kinds of interesting commodities show all aspects of Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts.
Day 07 Lhasa - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel. visit the Ancient City Wall.

Xi'an Ancient City Wall: The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xi'an is the ancient city wall, which stretches round the old city. The northern side runs parallel to the railway. Xi'an was originally a walled city, and even today the wall is considered a landmark dividing the city into the inner part and the outer part. The city wall is massive - tall, long and thick. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall.

Dumpling: A traditional and popular food looks like shoe-shaped gold and silver ingots so when people eat it during festivals they really hope it could bring fortune and good luck to them, and this, of course, is their best wishes.
Day 08 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Forest of Stone Steles Museum. Optional program in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Terracotta Warriors Museum: The terracotta warriors were made for Qin Shihuang (259-210BC),also known as The First Emperor, and with his mausoleum lying only 1.5km, (0.9 miles) away it is assumed the army was made to accompany him on his journeys after death. This army of more than 6,000 life size terracotta warriors, with horses and chariots lined up facing east and ready for battle, is one of the world's most remarkable archaeological finds.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
Forest of Stone Steles Museum: Collections here are also of high value for exploring Chinese calligraphy history. Here stand the many tablets engraved with works of many outstanding calligraphers through ages.
Tang Dynasty Dinner Show: Tang dynasty Dinner Show is a performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history over a thousand years ago. It is performed by the Tang dynasty Song & Dance Troupe, a branch of the Shaanxi Provincial Song & Dance Troupe. The musicians present the music with the Tang-dynasty-style musical instruments and the dancers wear a Tang dynasty-style robe with long white silk sleeves. Accompanied with dinner, you will enjoy a national art that reflects the glory and richness of the Tang Dynasty era.
Day 09 Xi'an - Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Our guide will meet you at Guilin airport and transfer to the hotel.

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum: Shaanxi Province is the birthplace of the ancient Chinese civilization. Xian City was the capital city in thirteen dynasties which in total lasted over 1100 years. Consequently, the ancient history of Shaanxi is to some degree the ancient history of China. The Shaanxi History Museum considers it an obligation to be a showcase of ancient civilizations.
Great Mosque: The Great Mosque is the famous Islamic mosque in China-Xian. It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. The design of The Great Mosque is of mixed architecture - traditional Muslim and Chinese styles.
Day 10 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Zhujiang Pier for boarding the Li River cruise boat that starts between 09:00-09:30. The 4-hour river trip offers fabulous scenery and truly relaxing to body and soul. Your boat will past a panorama of green karst hills, bamboo groves, quiet villages, lumbering water buffaloes and fishmen fishing with cormorants. A Chinese lunch is served on the ship. After getting to Yangshuo in the afternoon, take a walk along the West Street. Check in your hotel in Yangshuo.

Optional tours are available in Yangshuo, they include: exploring the Silver Cave, cycling to the countryside and visiting a local farmer's home; bamboo rafting on Yulong River and seeing cormerants catching fish, in the evening, the Impression Liusanjie Show is available.
Day 11 Yangshuo (Breakfast + Lunch)
Bicking tour from Yangshuo to Yulong River and the nearby countryside, visit a local peasant's home, explore the breathtaking scenery in Yangshuo. Or today is free for you.
Day 12 Yangshuo - Guilin - Hongkong (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive back to Guilin. Tour to the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Enjoy a leisure walk from the picturesque Fir Lake to the Banyan Lake and the Southern Ancient Gate. Transfer to the airport for flight to Hongkong.

Reed Flute Cave: Reed Flute Cave known as "the Palace of Natural Arts Ħħ is located in the northwest of Guilin City , 5 kilometers away from the center of the city. It is one of the most extraordinary scenic spots in Guilin .
Elephant Trunk Hill: Elephant Trunk Hill is located between the southeast of Guilin City and the western bank of the Li River. It is the Guilin's best known sight and owns a charming flavor in sunrise and sunset arousing your imagination.


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing JiangXi Grand Hotel
People's Palace Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Lhasa Xin Ding Hotel
Yuanfeng Hotel
Xiangbala Hotel
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Guilin Waterfall Hotel
Vienna Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
New Century Hotel
West Street Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the itinerary.
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.



5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. International flight tickets or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

 

6. Terms / Condition

Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

 

7. Pricing Policy

  • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
  • Accommodation
    The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
  • Breakfast
    The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
  • Transfer Service
    We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
  • Flight
    We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
  • Scenic Spots
    Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.

 

Tibet Travel Map
Tour Package: Tibet_12
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
the Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Hutong
Hutong tour
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Lhasa Potala Palace in Tibet China
Potala Palace
Sera Monastery in Tibet China
Sera Monastery
Norbulingka in Tibet China
Norbulingka
Lhasa Jokhang Temple in Tibet
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street in Tibet
Barkhor Street
Terra cotta Warriors
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi history Museum
Shaanxi history Museum
Li River, Huangbutan
Li River at Huangbutan
Li River in Huangbutan
Li River
visitors on the Li River boat on the Li River boat
Yangshuo Yulong River
Yulong River, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
 
 
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