8 Days Lifetime Beijing Lhasa Train Tour Package

8 Days Lifetime Beijing Lhasa Train Tour Package

Price per person from $1055

  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:
8 Days & 7 Nights
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Features:
This is BIG: It is now possible to travel to Tibet by train via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest altitude railway in the world. Though getting to Tibet by train takes much longer than by plane, you will witness thousands of miles of unrivaled charming landscapes that you will never see from a plane window. This is why Tibet Railway has been the first choice for most travelers to Tibet.

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, 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 your Beijing tour!

Badaling Great Wall-1

Day 3 Beijing - Lhasa by Train ( B, L )

Today you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tiananmen 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.

Tonight, tour guide will drive you to the Beijing west railway station, and you take the overnight train No.27 starting at 21:30 for Lhasa.

Train T27 will arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 18:38 on the third day, running almost 47 hours and 28 minutes.

Temple of Heaven1

Day 4 Train Travel

The train will run through the Xian, Lanzhou and Xining area in the daylight, and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes outside of the window. The train sightseeing and experience will delight you at most.

Train Travel

Day 5 Lhasa Arrival

You are in Golmud, Qinghai Province when you are awake, and heading towards to Lhasa, the last part of your train tour. The highest point will reach 5,072 meters above sea level, snow-capped mountain sightseeing all around.

Arrival at Lhasa at around 18:38, and our tour guide and driver transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Free for the rest of the day to acclimate yourself to the high altitude.

Train to Tibet

Day 6 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.

Barkhor Street

Day 7 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 Park1

Day 8 Lhasa Departure ( B )

Enjoy your free time in the morning. Then be transferred to the Gonggar Airport and take flight back to Beijing or to your next destination.

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 2 more days to visit the city with the best scenery under heaven - Guilin

It is worthy of the saying: Guilin's mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven!

Guilin, together with the idyllic Yangshuo town, is always a hot extended tourist destination in China. It is world famous for not only the fascinating karst landscape along the Li River, but also enjoying a high reputation for its serene countryside life and spotless natural beauty. A perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle cities of China.

Gorgeous Guilin Landscape

+ 2 more days to explore the Ancient of Heart - Xian

Xian, a cradle of Chinese Civilization, tops high among China's most important and popular cities.

As the capital of 13 ancient China dynasties, Xian is filled with amazing historic and cultural wonders. The Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Walls, and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, all show you a path back into history.

Terracotta Warriors Tours

+ 2 more days to visit the world famous city everyone knows metropolis - Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the world famous city everyone knows!

This amazing metropolis is a historically and culturally rich city with plenty of tourism resources and your China tour is not complete without a Shanghai visit. Let's rock and roll the China's bustling financial center of Shanghai - the "Paris of the East."

The Bund1

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. Sleeper train tickets from Beijing to Lhasa;
  3. 2 Nights on the train and 5 nights hotel accomodation base on twin-sharing 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;

Price Exclusions:

  1. International Airfare to China and flight or train Tickets to leave Lhasa;
  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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