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[ GW-CT-005 ] Beijing-Lhasa-Shanghai (11 Day)
s Day 1 Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. (D)

s Day 2 Beijing

Begin the days activity with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to visit the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day activities in China. (B-L-D)

s Day 3 Beijing Great WallTodays highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains. The Ming Tombs area is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Visit the Chang Ling Tomb. (B-L-D)


s Day 4 Beijing-Lhasa
Qinghai-Tibet Railway Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of Chinas largest and best-preserved royal gardens, where you can have a walk along the famous Long Corridor. In the afternoon, you will visit the Yonghe Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing, and the most renowned in China (outside Tibet itself). Take the train T27(21:3020:58+2) to Lhasa with soft sleeper. The train will drive 47 hour 28 minutes. (B-L-D)
s Day 5 On the train

Whole day on the train. Meals by yourselves.

s Day 6 on the train-arrive in Lhasa

Today is also on the train. The train will lead you to traverse the one of the biggest basins C Chaidamu Basin, the oasis in the desert C Golmud, zigzag through the Kunlun Mountain which is known as the forefather of all mountains; then, enter into the China biggest desolate area - Hol Xil (Kekexili); cross the Tuotuo River Bridge which is famous as the first bridge of Yangtze River Headwaters; cross over the Tanggula Mountain Pass C the highest mountain on the way; pass by Damxung Grassland, the cenotaph of Gesar Kings Soldiers, Qiangtang Grassland, Holy Mt. Nyainqentang Iha. You will arrive in Lhasa at 20:58. Have your welcome dinner in Lhasa . Be transferred to the hotel for rest. (D)

s Day 7 Lhasa LhasaThe first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasas cardinal landmark- Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels. Some 2km to the east of the Potala is the most revered religious structure and the holiest temple in Tibet C Jokhang Tempel(. Bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor Market C Lhasas most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans. Stay overnight in Lhasa. (B-L-D)
s Day 8 Lhasa

Sightseeing the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka in Lhasa. Drepung Monastery, the largest and richest monastery in Tibet, was founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of a noble family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Nowadays it stands as Tibets most important and largest monastic university in Tibet. Norbulingka Park (Treasure Garden) was built in the 1740s during the reign of the seventh Dalai Lama. Later it was renovated and enlarged and became the Dalai Lamas Summer Palace. Sera Monastery is located a few miles to the north of Lhasa, is one of the three largest monasteries. Stay overnight in Lhasa. (B-L-D)

s Day 9 Lhasa-Chengdu-Shanghai Take the flight to Shanghai. Stop in Chengdu. Shanghai, the bustling commercial heart of China, known as Paris of the East. Visit the Bund, at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower can be seen on the opposite side. The splendid row of early 20th century Europe buildings remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. (B-D)
s Day 10 Shanghai

Visit fascinating Yuyuan Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through theShanghai Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. Then, move on to check out the St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui Cathedral) built in 1846. Wander around the former French Concession represented by the leafy Fuxing Park and the architecture in the area. Then pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. You will have some free time in the afternoon to explore the city. A fabulous Acrobatic Show concludes todays activities in Shanghai. (B-L-D)

kite Day 11 Return from Shanghai Be transferred to the airport, and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
 
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 
Hotel: (or the same standard)
Standard A
Beijing: xxxxGuang Xi Hotel Lhasa: xxx Hotel Kychu
Shanghai: xxxxShanghai Hotel  
Standard B
Beijing: xxxBullion Hyatt Hotel Beijing Lhasa: xxxx Hotel Kychu
Shanghai: xxxZhong Ya Hotel  
 
Price in 1/2 double room: USD,pp
The following quotation is based on 1 USD = 8 RMB, if the Chinese currency appreciates, we keep the right to requite the price.
Hotel Standard A USD ,--pp in 1/2 DR
 
≥10pax
Single Supplement
6-9pax
Single Supplement
2-5pax
Single Supplement
High Season
1137
250
1337
292
1509
292
Shoulder Season
1103
216
1314
268
1486
268
Low Season
1075
188
1295
249
1467
249
Note:

1) We will arrange a national guide for the group over 10 pax, the cost is USD 1100.

2) If the group is over 16 pax, the cost of the 16th pax is USD 930.

 
Hotel Standard B USD ,--pp in 1/2 DR
 
≥10pax
Single Supplement
6-9pax
Single Supplement
2-5pax
Single Supplement
High Season
1068
181
1181
211
1428
211
Shoulder Season
1064
177
1181
211
1428
211
Low Season
1058
171
1181
211
1428
211
Note:

1) We will arrange a national guide for the group over 10 pax, the cost is USD 1100.

2) If the group is over 16 pax, the cost of the 16th pax is USD 930.

g High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov.
g Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov.
g Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb.
 

g For the air ticket booking and Travel Permit for Tibet , we need following info: Name (on the passport), Sex, Nationality, Passport No., Birthday of all passengers.

 

g We preserve the right to make reasonable adjustments of the itinerary and quotation according to the particular circumstances.

g For the group during 1.Mai, 1 Oct and Chinese Spring Festival, F1 Period in Shanghai ( 05---07 Oct. 2007 ), we keep the right to change the price.

 
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