16 Days China Discovery Tour with Tibet (CTM-CT-16)
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.
Day 2 Beijing
On this day you will first visit Tiananmen Square followed by the magnificent Forbidden City. In the afternoon you will explore Beijing’s Hutongs by pedicab and walk along the Houhai (back sea) bar street.
Day 3 Beijing
You will visit to the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section), Jade Gallery and Sacred Road.
Scared Road of Ming Tombs
Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing / Xian
After breakfast, you will visit Beijing's spectacular Temple of Heaven and enjoy watching the locals doing their morning exercises before being escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to discover what this amazing city has to offer.
Day 5 Xian
You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and Xian Art Ceramics Factory in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Ancient City Walls and the Forest of Steles Museum.
Ancient City Wall
Day 6 Xian / Lhasa
fter breakfast, you will tour Big Wild Goose Pagoda before your guide escorts you to the airport your flight to your next destination-Lhasa. Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel in Lhasa city (2-hour drive), you will view the Stone Giant Buddha engraved in the mountain face en route. After checking in the hotel, rest in the afternoon to get adapted to the high altitude.
Day 7 Lhasa
Your sightseeing today will include the Lhasa's cardinal landmark -- Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and flourishing Barkhor Street.
Jokhang Temple Prayer Wheel Spinning
Barkhor Street of Tibet
Day 8 Lhasa
Today we will bring you to the Norbulingka Park, the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery.
Day 9 Lhasa / Chengdu
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination--Chengdu. Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel for a rest.
Day 10 Chengdu
On this day, you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu and Jili Old Street.
Day 11 Chengdu / Guilin
You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination-Guilin. Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this dynamic city for a little adventure on your own
Day 12 Guilin / Longsheng / Guilin
Today's excursion will bring you to Longsheng Autonomous County. After your tour of this breathtaking area, you will be driven back to Guilin (2-hour drive).
Day 13 Guilin / Yangshuo
After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel, you will take a bike tour along Jima Road.
Buffalo around Li River
Yangshuo West Street
Day 14 Guilin / Shanghai
Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill, the Reed Flute Cave and the South China Sea Water Pearl Museum before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination-Shanghai. Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this amazing city for an adventure on your own.
Day 15 Shanghai
On this day you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which chronicles Shanghai’s past, present and future, then take a stroll through the Yu Garden. After, you can observe local people’s life at the Yuyuan Market and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the Jade Buddha Temple. Visit the Jiangnan Silk Workshop during the tour.
Day 16 Shanghai / Final departure
After breakfast, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit Nanjing Road, and then get a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower. Be transferred to the Pudong international airport by Maglev Train. You will be amazed at the speed of its 430 km per hour speed. (Note: the driver will transfer your large luggage to the airport separately.)