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EN402 Beijing-Xian-Lhasa-Shanghai 11 Days

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EN402 Beijing-Xi'an-Lhasa-Shanghai 11 Days
Tour Code: EN402
Tour Itinerary:

D1. USA-Beijing
Depart USA to China.

D2. Beijing (L)
Upon arrival in Beijing, you are met by our tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

D3. Beijing (B, L)
Beijing is the capital of China, and the host city for the 2008 Olympics. You embark for a full day tour, beginning at Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world, its monuments and buildings situated around the square's perimeter. Then you visit the Forbidden City and Summer Palace and enjoy a walk along Lake Kunming.

D4. Beijing (B, L)
The Great Wall of China is one of the seven great man-made wonders of the world and definitely the focal point of China . Then you have a visit to the historic Hutong and Alley of Beijing old town, taking in the sights and sounds of the Beijing of olden times. Besidea, you can enjoy the Traditional Chinese Kung-fu Show tonight.

D5. Beijing-Xi'an (B, L)
You visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor prayed for harvest in Ming and Qing dynasty. Later in the day, you board a flight to Xi'an, the starting point of the historic Silk Road. You are drived by the Ancient City Wall, and stop to visit the Bell Tower.

D6. Xi'an (B, L)
Xi'an was the former capital of China and enjoys a 5000 year old history. In 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang unified China and became its first emperor. When he died, an entire Terra Cotta Army was constructed and buried with him. It was uncovered serendipitously in 1974 by farmers, and then became one of the century's great archeological discoveries. You can enjoy the world famous Tang Dynasty Stage Show in the evening.

D7. Xi'an-Lhasa (B, L)
Finishing up our tour in Xi'an with a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you depart Xi'an for Lhasa by air, stop-over at Chengdu may be necessary. Lhasa is called ‘City of Sunshine', elevating over 12000 ft, with very thin air.

D8. Lhasa (B, L)
Built in the 17th century, the Potala Palace took 7,000 workers and 1,500 artists and craftsmen more than 50 years to build the adjoining White and Red Palaces. It is the largest lamasery in the world. Walking along Barkhor Bazaar, you have the opportunity to experience the Tibetan culture and buy colorful ethnic handicrafts.

D9. Lhasa (B, L)
You take a full day tour to the 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple , where you are likely to see Buddhist pilgrims making clockwise circuits on their hands and knees in reverence to one of Tibet 's most sacred sites. Thousands of yak-butter candles flicker inside beneath the enlightened gaze of the golden Jowo Sakyamuni, the 7th-century Buddha statue that the temple was built to house. Sera Monastery features the largest Tsokchen (main assembly hall) in town, and it was built to house precious gifts from the Emperor to one of Je Tsongkhapa's disciples.

D10. Lhasa-Shanghai (B, L)
You depart Lhasa for Shanghai by air, transferring at Chengdu. Upon arrival, you take in the local scenery at bustling shopping district Nanjing Road and travel along the famous Bund, a five-block long riverfront promenade containing many of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses. Then you hop aboard a cruise of the Huangpu River, taking in the magnificent twinkling night scenery of Shanghai.

D11. Shanghai-USA (B)
You are transferred to the airport for the flight back to the States.

Departure Date: January-December
Price: Special Offers on request.

Service Included:
* Entrance fees.
* Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.
* Private Car/Van for transfers & sightseeing and English-speaking Local Guide.
* Hotels deluxe/comfort class (Land category 4-star or 5 star by any possibility, twin share bases with breakfast).
* Trains and Flights as listed in the itinerary and Airport Taxes.

Service not Included:
* Visa Fees and International flight.
* Gratuities, Tips to guides and drivers.
* Personal Expenses.
* Single Room Supplement.

Prices are not valid by High Season and Chinese holiday periods, for e.g.: April 30th - May 3th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in End of January. With high season and main holidays the Price will increase. Price for Superior class hotels will be some higher and for middle class hotels will be some lower.
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