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11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shanghai, No Shops

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Beijing

    Upon your arrival, your guide will meet you at Beijing Airport and then transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the rest of the day.

    Day 2: Beijing (B+L)

    Full day tour to Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and a Chinese Kung Fu Show. A la carte lunch with Peking duck is served.

    Day 3: Beijing (B)

    Visit Mutianyu Great Wall. Round trip cable car is included. Take photo of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way back to downtown. To leave you more time on the Great Wall, lunch is not included. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast at the hotel, and a light lunch on your own. At last, visit a local market. 

    Overnight in Beijing: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5-star) - the former Sheraton

    Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an (B+L)

    Visit the Summer Palace and your guide to trace the old Beijing culture by walking through the original Hutong alleys. Chinese Paper Cutting is included. You will serve you an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant. Then take a flight to Xi'an and check in at the hotel.

    Day 5: Xi'an (B+L+D)

    Full day tour to the amazing Terracotta Army Museum, A special home cooked lunch at a local family, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the famous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show with the Dumpling Dinner.  

    Overnight in Xi'an: Sheraton Hotel Xi'an (5-star)

    Day 6: Xi'an - Lhasa (B)

    Take a morning flight to Lhasa and then transfer to the finest local hotel for a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude of 3,650 meters above the sea level.

    Day 7: Lhasa (B+L)

    Visit the Norbulingka Park, the Sera Monastery and then the Viewing Platform of Yaowang Hill located on the opposite side of the Potala Palace.

    Day 8: Lhasa (B+L)

    Visit the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor Street, as well as a Nunnery.

    Overnight in Lhasa: Xinding Hotel (4-star)

    Day 9: Lhasa - Shanghai (B+L)

    Visit Tibet Museum in the morning. Board an afternoon flight to Shanghai. Your guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the reserved hotel for checking in.

    Day 10: Shanghai (B+L)

    Full day visit to Shanghai Museum, the Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar, the former French Concession, the Bund, where you will also have a cruise tour along the Huangpu River. A la carte farewell lunch is served.

    Overnight in Shanghai: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5-star) or Similar

    Day 11: Shanghai (B)

    Airport drop-off is not included today. Please find your own way to the airport according to your flight schedule.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our guide and driver will pick you up at the Beijing Airport based on your flight schedule.


    • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    11 days
    Return Details
    • 10 nights accommodation
    • One way Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Lhasa and Lhasa to Shanghai.
    • Tibet Travel Permit
    • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • Two bottled water per person per day
    • Professional guide & experienced driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • China visa fees
    • International airfare
    • Airport drop-off service in Shanghai on Day 11
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid tourist visa and passport copies are required upon confirmation
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is available from Apr to Nov.)
    • Shanghai Crowne Plaza Century Park Hotel has changed its name to "Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai".
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Two of us did a Grand Tour of China over 27 days and loved it all. We were able to chose a number of extra towns such as the Hanging Monastery and Yungang Buddhist Grottos out of Datong, the old city of Pingyao, a generous itinerary with evening show in Xian, Tibet over 7 days,
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    Response from Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shanghai, No Shops
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear JenniferNel, Nice to see you on Tripadvisor again! We appreciate your valuable time to write the review of your 27 days China tour which is organized by TravelChinaGuide. From your words, we are happy to know that all we did for your itinerary met your expectation, especially our professional and experienced tour guides in each city. We are proud of having so many excellent staff who always make their great efforts to provide high-quality service. Thanks for your recognition on our tour service and we sincerely hope that you can use our service again should you come back in the future. Best wishes!
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    Response from Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shanghai, No Shops
    Responded 11 Aug 2019
    Dear Bfrags44, How kind of you to post this lovely review on Tripadvisor! Thank you for your support on our tour service as well as our Beijing guide Candy. We feel more than excited that Candy has made your Beijing tour smooth. Thanks again for your kind recommendation and have a good day!
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    Response from EmmaZhou, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shanghai, No Shops
    Responded 6 Aug 2019
    Dear ceccasimon2019, Thank you for posting your review of your recent Beijing tour here. We feel happy that you had a great experience with our guide John and think your tour interesting. We are thankful for your recommendation and looking forward to serving you again. Thanks.
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