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China and Asia Package Tours
Tibet Connect Tour
15-day tour of Beijing / Xian / Lhasa / Chengdu / Guilin / Shanghai
TOUR CODE: TCT
Day 1 - USA/Beijing
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.

Day 2 - Beijing
You are welcomed on arrival in Beijing, the capital of China with an incredible mix of historic and modern landmarks. You are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - Beijing (B/L)
Explore the landmarks of imperial Beijing: the famous Tiananmen Square; the imposing Forbidden City, a treasure trove of art and heirlooms; the Temple of Heaven's exuberant interior and delightful park setting; and the breezy landscapes of the Summer Palace, still much as they were during the court of Empress Dowager.

Day 4 - Beijing (B/L/SD)
With its various segments stretching nearly 4,000 miles across the rugged terrain of northern China, the Great Wall is truly a world wonder. Today's visit will allow ample time to linger at the site, photograph it from dramatic perspectives, and contemplate the resilience of the ancient people who toiled under the harshest conditions to erect the wall entirely by hand. Continue to the Ming Tombs, burial site of the Ming Dynasty's royalty before returning to the city for a delicious Peking duck dinner.

Day 5 - Beijing/Xian (B/L)
Your journey continues with a short flight to the ancient city of Xian.

Day 6 - Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian was the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization dating back to 4,000 BC, and the capital city for eleven dynasties up to the 9th century. Tour the highlights of the city and outskirts today, none more spectacular than the army of Terra Cotta Soldiers buried around the tomb of Emperor Qin for 22 centuries, but hidden beneath the earth until their discovery in 1974. Also explore the Provincial Museum, the landmark Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Ming-era City Gate. This evening, enjoy a dazzling dinner banquet and stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.

Day 7 - Xian/Lhasa (B/L/D)
Fly today to Lhasa, Tibet, viewing the spectacular 22,000-foot Himalayan peaks en route, if the weather is clear. Arriving in Lhasa, the rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the 12,000- foot altitude.

Day 8 - Lhasa (B/L/D)
You'll not soon forget the spectacular architecture at the Potala Palace, former living quarters of the Dalai Lama, its massive 1,000- room structure towers over this mountain city. Later, visit the famous Barkhor Market, where you can shop for rare Tibetan items.

Day 9 - Lhasa (B/L/D)
An extraordinary day of sightseeing will reveal one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Temple, where pilgrims come to prostrate themselves before the statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in silver and gold. Visit the cliff-top Drepung Monastery, tiered against a mountain in traditional Tibetan style, which once housed more than 1,000 lamas.

Day 10 - Lhasa/Chengdu (B/L)
Fly to Chengdu. If time permits, tour the city sights including Hermitage of celebrated Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu, 1000-year-old Diving Light Monastery.

Day 11 - Chengdu/Guilin (B/L)
Fly to Guilin, China's most scenic city that best known for its immortal stone mountains and fantastic caves. If time permits, enjoy an afternoon outing to the city and the Reed Flute Cave, full of historic treasures.

Day 12 - Guilin (B/L/SD)
Board a riverboat for a full-day Li River cruise. The cruise meanders down streams and through lush green valleys, bamboo groves, and hundreds of fairy-like rock formations. Along the way, you are rewarded with scenes of a multitude of waterfront and farming activities, and the fascinating sight of fishermen using cormorant birds to catch fish. Conclude the day with a dinner and a show highlighting Guilin's ethnic cultures.

Day 13 - Guilin/Shanghai (B/L)
Fly to Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city and once known as the "Paris of the East".

Day 14 - Shanghai (B/L/D)
Immerse in the culture and sophistication of Shanghai on a full day tour of the city's premier sights. Wander the lovely paths and pavilions of the 500-year-old Yu Garden; stroll the riverfront Bund; and view all manners of Chinese arts displayed in the astounding galleries of the new Shanghai Museum. Return to the hotel at day's end to prepare for a thrilling show of the Shanghai Acrobats.

Day 15 - Shanghai/USA (B)
Bid farewell to China as you fly aboard your selected airline home.

 

Guaranteed Departure:
Thursday

Air & Land

Land Only

Single Supplement

LAX / SFO

NYC / IAD

      2003
Apr 03 $3,750 $3,885 $3,050 $750
May 08, 22 $3,750 $3,885 $3,050 $750
Jun 05, 19 $3,750 $3,880 $2,990 $750
Jul 03, 17 $3,750 $3,880 $2,990 $750
Aug 07,  21 $3,750 $3,880 $2,990 $750
Sep 11, 25 $3,915 $4,050 $3,225 $820
Oct 09, 16 $3,915 $4,050 $3,225 $820
Hotel Accomodations
Beijing New Otani Hotel
Xian Hyatt Hotel
Lhasa Lhasa Hotel
Chengdu Holiday Inn Hotel
Shanghai Central Hotel  
Above AIRFARES are based economy class for your reference only. Please call us for detail informations
Asia Connect Tours reserves the right to change hotels within the same category.

 

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