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7-Day Historical Beijing and Mysterious Lhasa


Tour Code: BT-Lbj08



Daily Itinerary Summary

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Great Wall of China

Day 01: Entry Beijing
When your flight touch in Beijing Capital Airport after the long hour flight, your passional tour guide will hold a welcome sign with your name to meet you. On the way to the hotel, a brief introduction will be presented to help you have a general idea about your Beijing schedule. Beijing shows its vibrant visage to the whole world once again when it successfully held the 2008 Olympic Games. The balance day is free.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza

Day 02: Beijing
This morning, your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and transfer you to the visit the famous Tiananmen Square, the geographical center of Beijing City. With the towering Monument to the People's Heroes at the center, Tiananmen Square has the magnificent Tiananmen Tower in the north, the solemn Mao Zedong Memorial Hall in the south, the National Museum of China in the east and the Great Hall of the People in the west. Surrounded by these lofty buildings, the Square looks most splendid and majestic and attracts many tourists every day.

Walk to the north end of the Square, you will reach the Forbidden City, the second stop of your whole day tour. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420. In the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it was the imperial palace where twenty-four emperors ascended the throne and exercised their strong power to the nation. Times have changed over the years, but we're lucky to have chance to show you the precious possessions abound in our country.

After a rich a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant, visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon which is the grandest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times. This evening, you will be rewarded by the vivid Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza
Meals : B, L

Day 03: Beijing
Today, you will have a chance to conquer the imposing Badaling Great Wall. Like a gigantic dragon, this imposing wall meanders across mountains, spans vast plains and trudges through the barren deserts of China's northern interior. It is such a spectacular and formidable architectural feat that anyone who comes to China should not miss it under any circumstances. Lunch is served at a famous restaurant with Sichuan Flavor (hot).

In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace featuring hundreds of architecturally distinct buildings, halls, pavilions, pagodas, bridges and corridors dispersed among magnificent and elegant gardens. It needs about 2 hours to go around the entire park and unexpected thing awaits you during the sightseeing. On the way back, you will have a glance at the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) afar and take some photos before the Stadium if time permitting.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza
Meals : B, L

 
Potala Palace, Tibet

Day 04: Beijing - Lhasa
Beijing guide will see you off at the airport for your morning flight to Lhasa. Lunch is on your own and the flight will land at terminal stop around 13:30. Another local guide will pick you up at the exit outside the Lhasa airport. Feeling hard to breath is the natural phenomena for the people who reach such a high altitude area for the first time. Please indicate the guide for some oxygen if you feel uncomfortable. We make no plan during the balance day and all the rest time will be left for your adaptation.

 Hotel : Four Points By Sheraton Hotel
 Meals : B

Day 05: Lhasa
Have you already longed for discover in this mystical land and ready to go? After breakfast, you together with your tour guide will set out to the Tibet Museum to get systemic introduction of Tibet culture and its rapid development in the past years. Then have a short visit at the Carpet Factory.

After lunch, continue the tour to the Sera Monastery. Sera keep a collection of murals in perfect, original condition. Its statues of Maitreya, Bodhisattvas, and Arhats are very noteworthy. Scriptures written in gold powder, scroll paintings, tapestry portrait of Jamchen Chojey, thangkas are characteristics of Sera. Then have some relaxing time in the Norbulingka Park. Khamsum Zilnon inside is a very eye-catching building behind the main gate and many splendid murals painted by a Fourteenth Dalai Lama's painter will be also collected there.

 Hotel : Four Points By Sheraton Hotel
 Meals : B, L

Day 06: Lhasa
Holy Lhasa tour continues today. In the morning, visit the splendid Potala Palace. This grand palace on Red Hill, on the northwest outskirts of Lhasa, silently overlooks the hustle and bustle life of ordinary people. It is composed of White Palace and Red palace. The former is for secular use while the later is for religious. It also serves the religious and political center of old Tibet and the winter palace of Dalai Lamas. Taking photos inside is strongly prohibited.

Afterwards, visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of the Tibet. Every day, it attracts many pilgrims everywhere coming to pray and some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival will be held in the Temple. The rites of Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas' initiation into lamahood are also held in the monastery. Follow the way to the end of the road and you will have some leisure time to look around near bazaar of the Barkhor Street. It keeps traditional style and is the best place to display Tibet culture and religion.

In the afternoon, a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital add more joy to your trip.

Hotel : Four Points By Sheraton Hotel
 
Meals : B, L

Day 07: Lhasa Exit
Bid farewell to this land this morning and our guide will see you off at the Lhasa airport. Hope you spend a pleasant trip under our service and expect you travel to China once again.

Meals : B

2017 Tour Prices
( Based on per person and shown in US dollars. )
Group size
Season
2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers 10 travelers & above
High season Double Occupancy $1712.00 $1512.00 $1412.00
Sole Occupancy $2302.00 $2102.00 $2002.00
Low season Double Occupancy $1432.00 $1222.00 $1092.00
Sole Occupancy $1742.00 $1532.00 $1362.00

The above private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others on our land services.


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