11 Day China Group tour to Beijing-Xi'an-Lhasa-Shanghai

Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-China-Group-08

Tour Type: Join-in Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Price from $ 2166

Dates & Prices

China is an attractive travel destination with long history, rich and colorful culture, beautiful natural landscape as well as mysterious and unique Tibet culture and scenery. This 11 days China group tour is well-designed for those tourist who visit to China for their 1st time, but all desire to visit Tibet. It combines the most classic triangle cities like Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, where you will have chance to visit the world wonders in China, such as Forbidden City, Great Wall, Qin Terracotta Warrior. You will also not miss Tibet by joining in this group. A group China tour to visit Tibet is helpful to come true your dream with less cost. This 11 days China group tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa and Shanghai is worth to join in. Do not hesitate to send us your tour request.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport with TCT signboard. Then our guide will transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day for you to get over the jet lag.
 
Beijing City View
Beijing City View


Day 2 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

TCT local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time. It will be an exciting day as we will explore the world well-known wonders today. The 1st stop is Temple of Heaven, the existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and a place where the emperors prayed for a year of abundance. In the visit of Temple of Heaven, you will be astonished by the exquisite ancient Chinese architectures. Besides, you will see local seniors doing morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, playing cards, playing chess etc.

Then our group will move to a less commercial Hutong nearby. A short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. A la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant to have a taste of the authentic Chinese food at noon time and have a break at the restaurant.

Then continue this Beijing city treasure city by a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city center square, the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. It is only a walking distance from Tian'anmen Square to Forbidden City, the world's existing largest and most complete ancient wooden structure buildings. You will explore the glorious palace halls and gardens for more than 2 hours in Forbidden City, learning the legendary story of the emperors and how the royal family lived there. You will be stunned by the numerous old art treasures exhibited in halls. Drive back to hotel, we will have a stop at pearl store en route. Please feel free to consult with your local guide about the evening activities in Beijing, such as the night shows of Beijing.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City


Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

It will be an exciting day today. In the early morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Today we will visit the must-visit spot in Beijing--- Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. It takes about 2 hours driving from the downtown of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. (***Cable car and slideway are available at Mutianyu Great Wall. It is optional and excluded from our price***)

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a tea store en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic. The tour finishes by dropping off at your hotel. If you would like to try local specialty tonight, you could ask for some suggestion about Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall


Day 4 Beijing Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel ★★★★

In the morning, check out from hotel and start to visit the last spots in Beijing --- Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake are regarded as the representative of Summer Palace. In the park, you could choose to take a boating trip on the lake, enjoying the beautiful royal garden view. Walk along the Long Corridor--- the longest corridor in the world, admiring the extremely rich and prestigious paintings on the beams of the corridor.

A la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, duration: about 5-5.5 hours) from Beijing to Xi'an. TCT guide will wait at the exit of Xi'an train station with our signboard and transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace


Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel ★★★★

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi'an---Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master's teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an ---the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder --- Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.

Terracotta Warrior
Terracotta Warrior


Day 6 Xi'an Lhasa

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel(or similar)★★★★

In the early morning, our guide will pick you up from hotel and transfer you to airport to meet the morning flight to Lhasa, Tibet. The flight will arrive at Lhasa Airport at around noon time. Our local guide will meet you and show your way to the bus. You may need to wait for other tourists for a while before the driver transfer you to hotel.

Note: The free airport transfer from airport to hotel and fixed departure time: 09:30 a.m., 13:30 p.m., 16:30 p.m.
Good to know: For the first timer to Tibet, either by flight or train, a good rest is a must for quick acclimation to the high altitude in Lhasa. Never rush to tour the street or attractions on your own. Walk slower and do not exert yourself like running or jumping. If you have any discomfort, do tell it to your guide, and he will help you out.

Lhasa City View
Lhasa City View



Day 7 Lhasa
 

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner at local restaurant
Accommodation: The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel(or other similar)★★★★

The experience native tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and then we will start a city exploration tour in Lhasa by visiting the most famous site in Lhasa ---  Potala Palace at first, exploring the grandest of the myriad chapels. The Tibetans proudly claim it to be the prime miracle since the creation of this world.

In the afternoon we will visit the holiest temple in Tibet. That is Jokhang Monastery, which is regarded as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers. Therefore, you will find innumerable pilgrims come for worship every day there. After that, walk around at Barkor Kora, a bustling local market, where you can buy some Tibetan traditional or religious things. Exploring the Barkor Street, you can also see many locals prostrate around the Jokhang Temple for worship. A welcome dinner is arranged at a local restaurant for the group. After tour, you will be transferred back to hotel.

Good to know: Taking photos is forbidden in the monastery. If you want to take photos of Tibetan pilgrims, a gentle ask for permission would be appreciated. Swimming and fishing are not allowed in holy lakes in Tibet; Do not talk about sensitive topics like politics; International tourists are not allowed to travel alone in Tibet according to the policy; Walk clockwise around Barkhor Street; Never venture into the unknown trails. If you are uncertain about something, it's advisable to ask your guide before you do it at will.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace



Day 8 Lhasa

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel(or other similar)★★★★

Today, we will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa. The first stop in the morning is the Drepung Monastery, one of the ‘Greatest Three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet and it is found in 1416. The Ganden palace in Drepung Monastery is used as Dalai Lama’s palace before moving to the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon, we will drive to the edge of the town to explore Sera Monastery, another one of the ‘Great Three’ Gelug monasteries in Tibet. If we are very lucky, we may come across Sera Monastery's Monks debating which was held in the courtyard at around 3:00-5:30 in the afternoon. The famous debate sessions of the monks in Sera monastery was created in 1419 and has been an important Buddhist seminary. After tour, you will be dropped off at hotel.

Sera Monastery
Monks debating at Sera Monastery



Day 9 Lhasa Shanghai
 

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel ★★★★

Your tour guide and driver will help to drop you at the Lhasa airport. Your Lhasa experience tour ends by group transferring to airport or railway station for departure. Then you will take a flight from Lhasa to Shanghai. It will takes about several hours on the flight. When you arrive at Shanghai airport, the local guide is waiting at the exit of airport by holding a TCT sign board.
Note: The free airport drop time in Lhasa is as follows on the day the itinerary closes: (From Hotel to Airport, Fixed departure)Pick up tourists at around: 06:30 a.m. , 08:30 a.m. , 12:30p.m.

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View



Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel ★★★★

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by walking into Nong Tang, the alleys in Shikumen, where you could witness the locals' relaxing and plain life. You will also find the unique architectural feature of Shanghai.

Then continue the day trip to Yuyuan Garden which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then continue to explore the Yuyuan Bazaar (Chenghuangmiao Old Street) nearby.

After a la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant, we continue our trip to Shanghai Silk Museum before moving to the foot of The Oriental Pearl TV Tower to visit Shanghai City History Museum(The Former Shanghai Wax Museum), where you will know more about the history and development of Shanghai. Then take the elevator up to the 2nd ball of the TV tower, from which you will have a bird-eye view of Shanghai. Go on driving through Lujiazui, the finance & trade zone in Pudong of Shanghai, where you will find many skyscrapers. We will have a view of the modern skyline of Shanghai.

Then back to the Bund, admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings, just on the opposite of Huangpu River.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Bund


Day 11 Departure, Shanghai

Your China Experience is over all too soon as you transfer to the airport and board the homebound international flight, bidding a fond farewell to this ancient land.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Please note: We generally arrange the free hotel-airport transfer together according to all the travelers' departure flights. If your flight is postponed, you probably need to wait at the airport for a long time. If separate transfer is required, extra fee will be caused. Please check with us in advance. If independent travel to airport is preferred, you could also let us know in advance.

Dates & Prices (per person in US$)

Arrival Date Departure Date Price Based on Above Listed Hotels Enquire
Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy
2018-09-04 2018-09-14 2209 2634 Enquire
2018-09-10 2018-09-20 2209 2634 Enquire
2018-10-09 2018-10-19 2209 2634 Enquire
2018-10-16 2018-10-26 2209 2634 Enquire
2018-11-10 2018-11-20 2166 2581 Enquire
2019-04-16 2019-04-26 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-05-08 2019-05-18 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-05-15 2019-05-25 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-06-12 2019-06-22 2166 2581 Enquire
2019-07-10 2019-07-20 2166 2581 Enquire
2019-08-03 2019-08-13 2166 2581 Enquire
2019-09-04 2019-09-14 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-09-10 2019-09-20 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-10-09 2019-10-19 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-10-16 2019-10-26 2234 2691 Enquire
2019-11-06 2019-11-16 2166 2581 Enquire
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Price includes:
  Sharing transfers for group tours
  Domestic flight or train tickets based on economy class
  Accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis
  Driver and English-speaking guide service during tour.
  Entrance fee to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  Government taxes and service charge.
  Insurance fees (China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance)
  Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.

Price excludes:
  International airfare or train fare for entry or leaving China
  China entry visa fee
  Any meals, tours and activities not specified in the itinerary.
  Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
  Personal expenses
  Single Room Supplement
  Personal travel insurance

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Nov 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control


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