15-Day Soul of China Tour
Tour Code: BTG-231
Tour Type: Private Tour
Starting Date: Daily
Day 1 Entry Shanghai (L)
Our tour guide will pick you up at airport, holding your name board at the exit, then you will be transferred to hotel. The rest of the day is free time.
Day 2 Shanghai (B,L)
In the morning, tour guide will show you to the Shanghai World Financial Center, the highest building in Shanghai.Later, we will visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, which shows the achievement of Shanghai city planning and construction. After Chinese lunch, take a walk to beautiful Yuyuan Garden, one of the most famous gardens in China, after that soak in the Bund, which is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.
Acrobatics Show is your optional tour in the evening.
Day 3 Shanghai-Zhujiajiao-Chengdu (B,L)
After western breakfast at hotel, we are driving to Zhujiajiao and take Cruise in Zhujiajiao Water Town, an ancient water town beseting in lakes and mountains. After lunch, your tour guide will transfer to airport and fly to Chengdu.
Day 4 Chengdu (B,L)
This morning, we are heading to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and visit panda bears, to enjoy an intimate contact with panda and learn more about this endangered spice. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Wenshu Temple and sit in its special tea house to have a cup of Chinese tea as locals usually do. After, you will take a leisurely stroll along Jinli Old Street.
Day 5 Chengdu-Lhasa
In the morning, You will have free time before departure, then Our tour guide will take you to airport and fly to Lhasa.
Day 6 Lhasa (B,L)
Your tour will start with Potala Palace, as a holy land of Tibetan culture, everyday hundreds of common Tibetans trek miles and months to worship the Palace for their tradtional beliefs and family’s blessing. After Chinese lunch , pay a visit to Jokhang Temple, the cradle of Tibetan Buddhism and the city center of old Lhasa, and then walk the pilgrimage route with local devotees and wheel the holy wheelers at Barkhor Street.
Day 7 Lhasa (B,L)
Today, we will tour Sera Monastery, one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet and is quite famous for its traditional Buddhism scripture debates. Then come to Drepung Monastery, an ancient temple once housed 10,000 monks in its heyday. In the afternoon, soak in Norbulingka, which is known as “the Summer Palace of Tibet.
Day 8 Lhasa-Shigatse (B,L)
Morning, we are driving to Shigatse and pay a visit to the Palgor Chorten, after chinese lunch, touring to Yomdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and regarded as the embodiment of goddess according to the mythology.
Day 9 Shigatse-Lhasa (B,L)
This morning, we are going to visit Tashilunpo Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. After lunch transfer back to Lhasa city.
Day 10 Lhasa-Xian (B,L)
After western breakfast at hotel, you will have free time before departure, then transfer to airport and fly to Xian.
Day 11 Xian (B,L)
In the morning, we are going to visit Terracotta Warriors，which is reputed as the ‘Eighth Wonder’ of human beings. Afternoon we are touring to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of this ancient capital city whose appearance is a square pyramid in the color of brick-red. The tour ends with Shaanxi Provincial Museum.
Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Dances and Music is your optional choice.
Day 12 Xian-Beijing (B,L)
Today, tour guide will transfer to airport and fly to Beijing. After chinese lunch, we will pay a visit to Summer Palace, a fantastic royal garden to admire the peaceful landscape and magnificent architecture.
Peking Opera is your optional choice in the evening.
Day 13 Beijing (B,L)
After breakfast, we are touring to Tiananmen Square, the biggest city center square in the world. Then have a stroll on Forbidden City, the best-preserved imperial palace complex in China. In the afternoon, soak in the Hutong with rickshaw, then Transfer back to hotel.
Day 14 Beijing (B,L)
This morning, we are heading to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the greatest miracles in the world which winds up and down across mountains, grasslands, deserts and plains of China like a huge dragon. After lunch pay a visit to Temple of Heaven, where the emperors offered sacrifice to the heaven in ancient time then transfer back to hotel.
Chinese KungFu Show and Quanjude Roasted Duck dinner is your optional choice in the evening.
Day 15 Depart Beijing (B)
Our private transfer will drive you to the airport and fly back to your hometown, end of our service.
*Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
*Meals as listed in the itinerary.
*China internal flights: Shanghai-Chengdu, Chengdu-Lhasa, Lhasa-Xian, Xian-Beijing.
*Free-bottled mineral water.
*Free visits to handicraft factories.
*Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
*Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
*Service charge & government taxes.
*China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
*Entry or exit China airfare.
*Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
*Discount for children from 2 to 12 years old differs according to your tour size.
*If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please tell us, we could give a very competitive discount.
*If you need to prolong your stay in China, or arrive a few days earlier, please let us know and we’d be happy to extend your hotel bookings, or arrange additional tours for you.
I’m very interested in this 15 day tour. How much does it cost? I may be traveling with people so can I have a cost for all classes (tourist, deluxe and superior)?
We will have 20 people in our group coming from June 9th to June 24th. How much will it cost us?
Hi, we are a senior couple arriving Shanghai 12/04/14 and leaving Beijing on27//004/14. We are interested in a tour like this, or any tour that can fit into our flight scheduler. Thanks
Hello, we arrive on 17 may in Beijing en leave China on 2 june in Shanghai.is it possible to do this trip starting in beijing en finish in Shanghai. if it is possible give me a compleet price in”de luxe class”.