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Day 1 - Arrive in Beijing

Today you will fly to Beijing. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 2 - Beijing's Historic Treasures | Tian'anmen, Forbidden City, and Hutong Delights

Begin your adventure at the iconic Tian'anmen Square, where you'll stand in awe of its grandeur and significance in Chinese history. Then, step into the majestic Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, where our expert guides will regale you with captivating royal stories, bringing the ancient palace to life before your eyes.

Ascend to the scenic Jingshan Park for a panoramic view of the Forbidden City, offering a breathtaking perspective of its sprawling grandeur against the backdrop of Beijing's skyline.

Next, immerse yourselves in the charm of Beijing's traditional way of life as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old Hutongs, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life.

Experience the captivating artistry of Beijing Opera Facial Makeup, as skilled performers demonstrate the intricate techniques behind this centuries-old art form.

Finally, indulge in a culinary delight with a sumptuous feast of Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude, a culinary institution renowned for its exquisite flavors and culinary mastery.


Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Hutong
Hutong
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 3 - Great Wall Marvels and Temple Serenity | Mutianyu Adventure & Temple of Heaven Exploration

Venture to the magnificent Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, where you and your loved ones will ascend ancient stone steps and traverse winding pathways, marveling at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore watchtowers, guard stations, and historic landmarks, all while immersing yourselves in the rich history and legend of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, delve into the spiritual realm with a visit to the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming dynasty architecture and a symbol of ancient Chinese cosmology. Engage in a Tai Chi experience amidst the serene surroundings of the temple grounds, guided by experienced instructors who will teach you the graceful movements and philosophy behind this ancient martial art.


Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 4 - Palatial Splendor and Spiritual Tranquility | Summer Palace and Yonghe Temple Discovery

Embark on your journey at the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the East Gate's Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Long corridor, the marble boat, and more. As you travel back through the middle, visit the serene Yonghe Temple with its unique blend of Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture. Continue to the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, admire the Tower of Buddhist Incense, and conclude your tour at the north gate of the Summer Palace. This adventure seamlessly weaves historical richness with spiritual beauty.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Then you will arrive in XIan by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The Lhama Monastery
The Lhama Monastery
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 5 - Discover Xi'an's Ancient Marvels | Terracotta Army, Bell & Drum Towers, and Muslim Quarter Delights

Embark on a journey through time as you explore the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, where you and your little ones can marvel at the intricately crafted soldiers and horses. Delve deeper into history with a visit to the fascinating exhibit showcasing Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses, offering a unique perspective on the craftsmanship and dedication of ancient artisans.

But the adventure doesn't end there! Experience the thrill of cycling atop the majestic Ancient City Wall, an iconic symbol of Xi'an's rich heritage. As you pedal along the ancient ramparts, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city skyline and surrounding landscapes, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.


Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 6 - Exploring Ancient Wonders | Shaanxi Museum to Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Begin your adventure with a visit to the Xi'an Museum, where ancient artifacts and treasures await, offering a glimpse into the city's illustrious past. Delve into centuries of history as you wander through captivating exhibits, learning about Xi'an's pivotal role as an ancient capital along the Silk Road.

Next, marvel at the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a revered Buddhist landmark towering over the cityscape. Explore the sacred grounds, adorned with ornate sculptures and intricate architecture, while our expert guides share fascinating tales of devotion and enlightenment.

Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of traditional Chinese culture with a mesmerizing Shadow Play performance, where intricately crafted puppets come to life against a backdrop of light and shadow. Then, unleash your creativity with a hands-on Paper Cutting workshop in the serene ambiance of Gaojia Courtyard, where skilled artisans will teach you the time-honored art of crafting delicate paper designs.

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Then you will fly to Lhasa. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 7 - Immersing in Sacred Serenity | Drepung and Sera Monasteries of Lhasa

Begin your day by delving into the ancient halls and sprawling courtyards of Drepung Monastery, once the largest and most influential monastic institution in Tibet.  Nestled amidst the scenic backdrop of the Lhasa Valley, this iconic landmark echoes with the chants of monks and the whispers of centuries-old wisdom.  Explore the labyrinthine corridors adorned with intricate murals, visit the sacred assembly halls, and witness the daily rituals of prayer and contemplation that perpetuate the spiritual legacy of this revered site.

Next, journey to the tranquil environs of Sera Monastery, renowned for its unique blend of scholarly pursuits and religious devotion.  Marvel at the distinctive architecture of the monastery's buildings, adorned with ornate carvings and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.  Experience the renowned Sera Debate, where monks engage in spirited philosophical discussions, showcasing the intellectual vitality and depth of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.


Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 8 - Discovering Lhasa's Spiritual Heart | Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street

Begin your day by stepping into the majestic realm of the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an architectural marvel that crowns the Lhasa skyline. Marvel at the intricate artwork, sacred relics, and panoramic views from the highest ancient palace in the world, as you delve into the centuries-old history of Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama.

Next, venture to the revered Jokhang Temple, a spiritual sanctuary that stands as the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. Admire the ornate Tibetan architecture adorned with vibrant murals, prayer wheels, and devout pilgrims, as you soak in the atmosphere of reverence and devotion that permeates this sacred space.

Continue your journey through the bustling lanes of Barkhor Street, a vibrant marketplace and pilgrimage circuit that pulses with the energy of Lhasa's cultural heritage. Lose yourself in the maze of traditional Tibetan homes, souvenir shops, and lively street vendors, as you encounter the authentic flavors, sights, and sounds of local life.


The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
The Jokhang Temple
The Jokhang Temple
The Barkhor Street
The Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 9 - Fly to Chengdu

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Then you will fly to Chengdu. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Day 10 - Chengdu's Charm | Pandas, Temples, and Old Street Delights

Witnessing the World's Largest Buddha Statue:Behold the world's largest Buddha statue in Leshan, a monumental marvel towering majestically over the landscape. Witness history and spirituality converge in awe-inspiring grandeur at this iconic site.

Begin your day with a visit to the renowned Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and research of China's beloved national treasure. Marvel at the adorable pandas as they frolic and feed in their natural habitat, and gain insight into the efforts to protect these endangered species. From playful cubs to majestic adults, witness the enchanting beauty of these gentle giants up close.

Next, delve into the serene ambiance of Wenshu Temple, a sacred Buddhist site steeped in centuries of history and spirituality. Explore the intricately carved halls, tranquil courtyards, and lush gardens adorned with pagodas and ancient relics. Take a moment for quiet reflection amidst the fragrance of burning incense and the rhythmic chants of monks, experiencing the timeless essence of Buddhist practice.

Continue your journey through the bustling streets of Jinli Old Street, a lively thoroughfare brimming with traditional Sichuanese architecture, local crafts, and delectable street food. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you browse through the quaint shops, sample authentic snacks, and marvel at the colorful displays of folk art and cultural performances.

Conclude your day with a stroll along the charming lanes of Kuanzhai Alley, where ancient charm meets modern elegance in the heart of Chengdu. Admire the well-preserved Qing Dynasty architecture, stylish boutiques, and trendy cafes lining the alleyways, offering a delightful blend of old-world charm and contemporary chic.

Witnessing the World's Largest Buddha Statue
Witnessing the World's Largest Buddha Statue
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Wenshu Temple
Wenshu Temple
Jinli Old Street
Jinli Old Street
Kuanzhai Alley
Kuanzhai Alley
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Day 11 - Fly to Shanghai

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Then you will fly to Shanghai. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

Day 12 - Exploring Shanghai's Essence | French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, and Nongtang Life

Your Shanghai city tour include a visit to the ritzy French Concession enclave, a former French colonial settlement. It returned to China in 1946. Despite redevelopment over recent decades, the area has retained its distinct character as a premier residential and retail district in Shanghai. You will also visit the traditional ancient oriental garden – Yuyuan Garden, a classical landscape garden and explore the Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple) next to the Yuyuan Garden.

If you want to discover the vanishing life of Shanghai, pay a visit to Shanghai old street and Nongtang is a must. Nongtang constitutes the most important architectural feature of contemporary Shanghai. It forms the most common living space for ordinary Shanghainese and an important part of local culture. It can be said that if there were no Nongtang, there would be no Shanghai and no Shanghai people.

End of the day, you can visit Xintiandi Style Shopping Center and busy Bund. You will pass through back to the golden age in 1920s. Enter some old buildings to have find the luxury of the past. 


Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden
Night walking along the Bund
Night walking along the Bund
Xintiandi
Xintiandi
French Concession
French Concession
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Nongtang
Nongtang
Accommodation: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

Day 13 - Departure

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Beijing
  • 2 Nights in Xi'an
  • 3 Nights in Lhasa
  • 2 Nights in Chengdu
  • 2 Nights in Shanghai
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Crowne Plaza offers a fitness centre and a 24-hour lounge. Located next to Beijing U Town, which houses a lot of shops and restaurants, it is a 5-minute stroll from Chaoyangmen Subway Station (Line 2), and features spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service.

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District, Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town is a 2-minute walk from Foreign Ministry of China, a 15-minute drive from Worker's Stadium and Sanlitun Bar Street. Beijing Capital International Airport is 24 km away.

Modern rooms at Crowne Plaza Beijing feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath and shower facilities. A minibar and an ergonomic writing desk is included.

Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk or rent a car to explore the surrounding area. Those who drive can park on the premises for free.

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed at Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang’s signature Hopfenstube German Restaurant. C6 Coffee serves daily buffet spreads. Alternatively, the lobby lounge offers cocktails round-the-clock.

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Executive Double or Twin Room
Why this Hotel:

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel features a fitness center, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Xi'an. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The property provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The daily breakfast offers continental, American or Asian options.

Daming Palace is 4.8 miles from the hotel, while Xi'an City Wall is 5.5 miles away. The nearest airport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, 18 miles from InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel.

Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Room Type:Deluxe Room
Why this Hotel:

The Shangri-La Lhasa is a luxury resort hotel located a short walking distance from some of the most famous attractions in Lhasa, Potala Palace and adjacent to Norbulingka Summer Palace and Tibet Museum.

Diners may enjoy authentic Cantonese and spicy Sichuan foods at Shang Palace, or head to Altitude All-day-dining restaurant, where international and local dishes are served. The tapas bar and lounge Shambala and Lodger’s Lounge, specializes in Tibetan dishes and drinks.

Chi, the Spa at this Lhasa Shangri-La hotel, is the choice for guests to get pampered after a day of travelling. In addition, guests may pay a visit to the Health Club where fitness facilities, a swimming pool and a 24-hours oxygen lounge are available for guests to relax. Hotel is also equipped with 24-hours clinic.

This Lhasa hotel offers a parking lot as well as Wi-Fi access in the public areas.

Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Standard Room
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Room Type:Superior Room(25㎡)
Why this Hotel:

Located in commercial, entertainment and shopping centers, close to Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Huaihai Road and People's Square; The Shanghai Museum, Grand Theatre and Concert Hall are just a few steps away, and the People's Square subway station is only 5 minutes away. The hotel has a variety of exquisite and comfortable rooms, unique design, fully humanized. Rooms are equipped with wireless network, computer and TV integrated equipment, to provide perfect business support.

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Day4-5 InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Day6-8 Shangri-La Lhasa
Day9-10 Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Day11-12 Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

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SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

service

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Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

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Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

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Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.