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18 Days Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Lhasa, Shanghai Tours

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Tour Code: CTT-02
Destination: Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Lhasa, Shanghai
Departs: Anytime
Tour Price: From Only 2810 USD / Per adult
Attractions: Forbidden City, Peking Opera, Great Wall, Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Mogao Grottoes, Terrecotta Warriors Museum, Potala Palace, Norbulingka Park, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Panchen New Palace, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic Show
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Dates & Prices

  2-5 Travelers 6-9 Travelers 10 Travelers & Above Inquiry
Apr.1 - Oct.31 $4105.00 $3435.00 $3115.00
Nov.1 - Mar. 31 $3710.00 $3130.00 $2810.00
Special Notes: 1. Save up to 5% if you book 3 months before your travel date.
2. We convert Chinese currency to US Dollars at a rate of CNY 6.15 = US$1 for our quotations.
3. Many factors which will influence the price, please send enquiry and get exact quote from our trip consultants.

Price Includes:

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. 3-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. Airfare of Beijing-Urumqi, Dunhuang-Xian, Xian-Lhasa, Lhasa-Shanghai. Train ticket of Turpan-Dunhuang.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

Day1Arrive in Beijing
  • After you arrive in Beijing, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

  • Accommodation:
    Jinqiao International Apartment Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • No meal
Day2Beijing
  • In the morning, you will be picked up in your hotel.

    Firstly, our guide will guide you to Beijing to get familiar with the historical culture.

    First visit the Tiananmen Square including Tiananmen Rostrum, the symbolic landmark of Beijing and China and other main buildings such as National Museum of China, Great Hall of the People, parliament building of China, etc. (30 minutes)

    Afterwards, visit the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace complex in the world. (2 hours)

    After lunch, you will visit Summer Palace, the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden in the world. (1.5 hours)

    You will have the well-known Peking Roast Duck as the dinner.

    Enjoy the Peking Opera as a night show.

    When tour is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel by tour guide and driver, free on your own at the rest of the day.

  • Accommodation:
    Jinqiao International Apartment Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Day3Beijing
  • Pick up service by your tour guide and driver in the morning.

    First visit Badaling Great Wall, which is the best preserved section of the Great Wall. Climb up the Great Wall, well-known for the longest defense wall in the world. What a great experience! You will become “a true man, heroes and heroines on the Great Wall” as the old Chinese saying goes. (Cable Car is included). (2 hours)

    After lunch, visit Ming Tombs – Changling, the mausoleum of Emperor Yongle who was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty.  He was the most famous historical figure among the Ming Emperors. (1 hour)

    Then you will be driven back to your hotel.  On the way, you will see the Bird’s Nest from the exterior.

  • Accommodation:
    Jinqiao International Apartment Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day4Beijing-Urumqi
  • Pick up service by your tour guide and driver in the morning.

    Early travel to Temple of Heaven,the largest building complex for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world.  You may see the Taichi exercises(1.5 hours).

    Then experience the Hutong by rickshaw. Sitting in a rickshaw, the means of transport in the Qing Dynasty, you can see the ancient Beijing lanes and quadrangle houses that have been preserved for 700 years. (1.5 hours)

    Driven to the airport to take a flight to Urumqi to have your Silk Road travel.

    Arrive in Urumqi, your guide will welcome you at the airport and help you check in the hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Hotel World Plaza
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day5Urumqi-Turpan
  • After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Turpan.

    In the morning, visit Jiaohe Ruins, lies ten kilometers to the west of Turpan, situated on an island in the middle of river waters flowing throug the Yarnaz Valley—the name itself means "at the confluence of two rivers."

    Next proceed to the famous Karez Well. Some people hold the view that Karez Wells of Xinjiang, the Great Wall and Canal constitute three Ancient Chinese Works.

    After that, you'll have a visit to the Sugong Pagoda. The pagoda displays the typical features of Uygur architecture.

    Then you will be transfered to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Huozhou Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day6Turpan-Dunhuang
  • In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel.

    Fiestly you will visit the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves, which were carved over a 900 year-long period of time between about 400 and 1,300 AD. In these grottoes, people created artwork depicting daily life and their religion.

    Then you will visit the Gaochang Ruins and the Flaming Hill.

    Afterwards, take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.

  • Accommodation:
    On the train
    ( Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day7Dunhuang
  • Your guide will pick you up from the train station in the morning, and help you check in the hotel.

    You will visit the Echoing-Sand Dune.  Seen from afar, the dune is just like a golden dragon winding its way over the horizon. As you approach you become aware that the sand has many colors ranging from red to yellow, green, black and white.

    Then you will visit Crescent Lake. Having been lying among these sand dunes for thousands of years, although given many surprise attacks by sandstorms, Crescent Spring still gurgles clear, and still remains worthy as the first spring in the desert.

    You may have a short camel riding.

    After today's activities, you wll be transfered to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day8Dunhuang-Xian
  • In the morning, you will be pciked up from your hotel by our guide and driver.

    Firstly you will visit the Mogao Grottoes, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, 25 km (15.5miles) from downtown Dunhuang on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Mount Echoing Sand).

    Afterwards, take a flight to Xian. Your guide will pick you up at the airport. Check in the hotel to have a good rest.

  • Accommodation:
    Meihua Goldentang Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day9Xian
  • In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel.

    Today you will go to take a Terrecotta Warriors and Horses travel, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century (2 hours); and Qin Tomb, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (1 hour).

    Then head to the Big Wild Googse Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China (1 hour).

    After that, go ahead to visit a complex and well-organized system of defense for the city - Ancient City Wall (1 hour).

    At night, you will enjoy Dumpling Dinner (1 hour) and Tang Dynasty Dance Show (1 hour).

    When today's tour ends, you will be transfered to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Meihua Goldentang Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Day10Xian-Lhasa
  • After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport to take a flight to Lhasa. Arrive in Lhasa and check in the hotel. Your Tibet tour begins.

  • Accommodation:
    Shangbala Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast
Day11Lhasa
  • After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel.

    Firstly visit the Tibet Museum, the exhibition center of Tibetan traditional handicrafts. (1 hour)and the Carpet Factory.

    After lunch, visit the Sera Monastery,which is famous for its Buddhism scriptures debating in the afternoon. (3 hours)

    Then you will visit the Norbulingka Park- the Summer Palace for Dailai Lama. The farewell dinner will be arranged at the Typical Tibetan restaurant to enjoy the local food with Tibetan dance and song show. Then you will return to your hotel. (2.5 hours)

    After today's tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Shangbala Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day12Lhasa
  • After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel.

     Then the guide will accompany you to visit the grand wonder of the world Potala Palace(1 hour).

    Then you will visit the Jokhang Temple-the most famous and oldest building in Lhasa. (2 hours)

    Next stop is the Bazaar of the Barkhor Street,  the business center of Lhasa. After today's activity, you will return to your hotel. (2 hours)

    At last, you will visit the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital(1 hour).

    After today's tour, you will be transfered to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Shangbala Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day13Lhasa-Gyangtse
  • In the morning, you will be driven to Gyangtse and transfer to the hotel.

    Stop off at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake,renowned as the holy lake to Tibetans (2 hours).

    Visit the Palkhor Monastery (1.5 hours) with its unique structural style reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. Proceed to visit the Gyangtse Old Street. (1 hour)

    After the day tour, check in the hotel in Gyantse .

  • Accommodation:
    Gyangtse Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day14Gyangtse-Shigatse
  • In the morning, you will be drive to Shigatse. Check in the hotel.

    Visit the Tashilunpo Monastery. Tashilunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 and is the largest Yellow Hat sect monastery in Tibet. 

    And then you will visit New Palace of Panchen.  It  was built in 1954 as the summer palace for the 10th generation of Panchen.

    After that, you will be transfered to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Shigatse Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day15Shigatse-Lhasa
  • After breakfast, you will be driven back to Lhasa. Check in the hotel to have a good rest.

  • Accommodation:
    Shangbala Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day16Lhasa-Shanghai
  • Today you will take a flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai guide will welcome you at the airport, and help you check in the hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Hengsheng Peninsula International Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day17Shanghai
  • After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel.

    Firstly explore the Jade Buddha Temple. It is a must-see because it provides a great sanctuary from the active city of Shanghai(40 minutes).

    Then have a discovery in the Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden with unique pavilions, halls, rock gardens and ponds(1 hour).

    Next relax yourself in the Bund, a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai(40 minutes).

    At last, enjoy the Acrobatic Show.

    After today's tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel.

  • Accommodation:
    Hengsheng Peninsula International Hotel
    ★★★★(4 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner
Day18Depart Shanghai
  • Today you will be transfered to the airport for your departure flight, tour ends.

  • Accommodation:
    ( Star)
  • Breakfast