10 Days Beijing Lhasa Shanghai Essence Tour

10 Days Beijing Lhasa Shanghai Essence Tour

Price per person from $2026

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
10 days & 9 nights
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Features:
A perfect private tour to explore the three most attractive cities of China: Beijing, Lhasa and Shanghai. You'll experience some totally different lifestyles and landscapes in mordern cities and isolated areas, which may provoke deep thought.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van to your hotel downtown. The rest of the day is your own time.

Day 2 Beijing ( B, L )

Today you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tian'anmen Square; then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside; subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China; and later proceed to the impressive Temple of Heaven. After the sightseeing tour driven back to your hotel.

lion in the Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing ( B, L, D )

After breakfast, drive to the Badaling Great Wall (about 80 km, 1.5hours) where you will experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. For lunch you are arranged in a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Way and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs; on the way back to your hotel, you might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside; Feel a little bit tired? Not to worry! We will arrange a foot massage (free of charge) for you, just relax and enjoy it!  With a Peking Roast Duck dinner you will complete today's tour!

Beijing Roast Duck-1

Day 4 Flight to Lhasa from Beijing ( B )

Take a morning flight to Lhasa, then met and transferred to your hotel in Lhasa. Free for the rest of the day to acclimate yourself to the high altitude and local climate.

Tibetan People

Day 5 Lhasa ( B, L )

Today will visit Lhasa's cardinal landmark Potala Palace, the spiritual center of Tibet, and the Jokhang Temple. Then stroll around at the famous Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace is known as the highest palace in the world, well worth visiting for its artistic value, historic purposes, and cultural awareness, has been regarded as the No. 1 must-see attraction in Tibet.

Jokhang Temple (or Jokhang Monastery), situated at the heart of the old town of Lhasa, is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims, as well as a prime seat of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism.

Potala Palace 1

Day 6 Lhasa ( B, L )

Explore the Drepung Monastery up on the hillside, experience wonderful views of the whole of Lhasa city on the roof of the hillside, visit Norbulingka - the summer palace of Dalai Lamas, and enjoy interesting "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" at the Sera Monastery.

Norbulingka

Day 7 Flight to Shanghai from Lhasa ( B )

Enjoy your free time till being transferred to the airport for Shanghai. Met and picked up to your hotel in Shanghai. Free for the rest of the day.

Day 8 Shanghai ( B, L )

Today you will first visit the the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, you can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Take a shopping bummel in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

The Bund4

Day 9 Shanghai ( B )

Free Day in Shanghai.

Day 10 Shanghai Departure ( B )

Today will be free for you to explore this metropolis on your own. Later in the day, you'll be escorted to the airport to your next destination or return home.

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Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. Domestic economy class flights from Beijing-Lhasa & Lhasa-Shanghai with taxes and fees
  3. 9 Nights hotel accommodation based on twin-sharing bed with breakfast;
  4. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  5. Personal local English-speaking tour guide;
  6. Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  7. Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operational and communication.
  8. Tibet entry permit.

Price Exclusions:

  1. International flight in/out China;
  2. China Visa Service;
  3. Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  4. Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  5. Personal expenses;

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