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Imperial China and Tibet
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Overview:Beijing,Xi'an,Lhasa,Chengdu,Chongqing,Yichang,Shanghai
Tour Duration:15days
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  • DAY 1Beijing
    Arrive into Beijing and transfer to your hotel.Remainder of the day at leisure.
  • DAY 2Beijing
    Drive to the Great WallIt is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. in the early morning, hike along the most magnificent ancient fortification project in the world and then come back to hotel in the afternoon.
  • DAY 3Beijing
    Today is a big day. Start by joining the morning exercise crowds at the Temple of HeavenA place the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties held annual ceremonies and prayed for a bountiful harvest., where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties held an annual ceremony and prayed for bounty harvest. Have lunch with the local family of HutongHutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods. in the back alleys in old Beijing. In the afternoon we visit the Forbidden CityThe Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. and Tian’anmen SquareLocated in the center of Beijing,Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world.It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. which is regarded as a symbol for New China.
  • DAY 4Beijing/Xi'an
    Transfer to Beijing West Railway Station for fast train to Xi’an.Meet your Xi’an local guide,and transfer to the hotel.
  • DAY 5Xi'an
    Go to Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum in the morning and visit the Muslim QuarterThis only 500-meter-long cobbled street was renovated in Tang Dynasty architecture style and on both sides is full of snack or souvenir stalls with bright-colored signs. in the afternoon.
  • DAY 6Xi'an/Lhasa
    Fly to Lhasa.You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport ,and around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.
  • DAY 7Lhasa
    Visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace.Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet locals people and visit their markets. Overnight at Lhasa.
  • DAY 8Lhasa
    Today, you will visit two monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera,including a highlight,monks'sutra debating in the courtyard.
  • DAY 9Lhasa/Chengdu
    Fly to Chengdu in the morning,and transfer to your hotel in downtown.This afternoon, your guide will show you around the park, the tea house, the hot and spicy food restaurants which are all highlights of the most leisurely city in China.
  • DAY 10Chengdu/Chongqing
    In the morning, our private transfer will drive you to Panda Breeding and Research Centre, which provides us with a rare chance to glimpse this cute and cuddly icon - a real highlight. In the afternoon, catch high speed train go to Chongqqing. Meet your transfer guide in Chongqing North Railway Station, and embark on our cruise for our four-day journey winding along the YangtzeThe Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze drains one-fifth of the land area of the People's Republic of China and its river basin is home to one-third of , the most popular inland view river cruise in the world.
  • DAY 11On boat (B,L,D)
    A half-day shore excursion to the Ghost CityThe city has numerous buildings, structures, dioramas, and statues related to the Hell, the concept of the underworld and hell (or Naraka) in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It is a place that every Chinese has to go afer death. will make sure that you get the best knowledge of China’s Yangtze culture, and we also have the opportunity to join the welcome party held by the captain.
  • DAY 12On boat (B,L,D)
    Take a sampan to go deep into the beautiful narrow gorges of Shennong Stream, the once torpidly flowing water that is now tamed and ideal for a sampan-pulling performance.
  • DAY 13Yichang/Shanghai
    Visit the magnificent Three Gorges DamIt is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yichang. It is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually. and develop an understanding of the world’s largest hydro-electric project. We disembark from the boat in the afternoon and go on to Yichang Airport to fly to Shanghai. A private transfer takes us directly to our hotel downtown.
  • DAY 14Shanghai
    Today we will first visit the Yuyuan GardenThe biggest private Garden of Suzhou style in Shanghai. Bazaar in the morning, which will give you enough time to pick up your souvenirs in the market. After lunch, soak in the splendid view over the city at Jinmao Mansion. Then we go to Shanghai's trademark landmark - the BundA waterfront area in central Shanghai within the former Shanghai International Settlement.It has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the West., which still retains its incredible charm even as the skyscrapers increase in size around it.
  • DAY 15Shanghai
    Your exciting tour concludes with a private transfer to the airport. Thank you for travelling with RealChina, and we look forward to serving you again next time.
Service included
  • 1.Airport/Station transfer on your arrival and departure
  • 2.Transport with the trip,e.g.private bus,fast train,3 domestic flights.
  • 3. Excellent English-speaking local guide in each of the cities for private service.
  • 4. Entrance tickets and meals indicated above.
  • 5. Twin-share room of 3 star hotels or the one with the same standard.
  • 6. Cost of Tibet permit.
  • 7. China travel insurance during the trip.
Service excluded
  • 1.Visa and travel insurance you purchase before arrival.
  • 2.All flights not mentioned above.
  • 3.Tips for the guide and the driver.
  • 4. Personal expenses, such as shopping, laundry, phone calls, entertainment, meals not mentioned above, etc.
People Price Single supplement
  • Q:1.How strenuous is this trip?
    A:This is a normal physical demand journey that passes through Tibet, however, the highest place is 4000 meters above sea level which may cause some sickness. People respond to an increase in altitude differently, with responses including general discomfort, breathlessness, poor sleeping patterns or limited capacity for physical exertion. Please consult with your local travel clinic or physician for specifics about altitude sickness and your personal health.
  • Q:2.What's Tibet Travel Permit?
    A:A Tibet Travel Permit is required to enter Tibet in addition to a China Visa. The Tibet Tourism Administration has recently indicated that they will tighten the regulations which control the issuance of Tibet Travel Permits. Besides now having to enter Tibet in a group of five people or more of the same nationality, the permit will be issued just 4-5 days before arriving in Lhasa. This means that we are unable to guarantee that a permit to travel will be approved. Also the permit will need to be sent to the place of departure in China for Lhasa by express courier. The additional cost will be 300–400 CNY. Your travel advisor will provide additional information. We apologize for this extra cost. However, it is out of our control.
  • Q:3.What kind of hotels are we staying in?
    A:We selects comfortable and well located hotels in each place, which makes your stay pleasant and easy.
  • Q:4.What kind of guide service do you offer?
    A:RealChina believes that the local guides understand their culture and nature best, and these passionate guides are pleased and proud to share their wealth of local knowledge with our travelers. In this trip, we use 4 or 5 guides in total across different areas for our guiding service.
  • Q:5.What do we need to carry ourselves?
    A:uring the day, we recommend guests bring a small daypack to carry one bottle of water, some snacks and personal items, especially sun cream, a hat and sunglasses as the sun is strong in this region. It is recommended to bring some over-the-counter medicine for altitude sickness. This is especially necessary if you have never traveled to high-altitude areas before.
  • Q:6.What’s the guide line for tipping?
    A:If you are happy with the services provided, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many our destinations. As a guideline, at least 5 USD per day per person would be usual for the guide and 3USD to a driver, given separately to each person is preferable. Remember tipping is at your discretion.
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