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Tibet Best Value Vacations – Tibet - the rooftop of the world (escorted)
Tour Code: TBV
15 days … Shanghai, Chengdu, Tibet Express (Scenic Train), Xining & Beijing
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Shanghai, the amazing city (3 nights)
Chengdu, the Panda city (2 nights)
Lhasa, the rooftop of the world (5 nights)
Tibet Express, lifetime experience (1 night)
Xi’Ning, gateway to Lhasa (1 night)
Beijing, the Capital & 2008 Olympic city (3 nights)
Tour Features
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 13 breakfast (B), 12 lunches (L), 6 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city’s highlights
  • Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city
  • Fully escorted by professional tour manager (16 or more)
  • Domestic airfare within China
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers in each city
  • Hotel & airport taxes and service fees
  • Optional-Choice of airlines with lowest airfare
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1, Tue: Depart Hometown
Depart hometown via selected air carrier.
Day 2, Wed: Arrive Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai. Meet and transfer to the hotel.
HOTEL: OCEAN or similar
Day 3, Thu: Shanghai – Meals (B,L,D)
Full-day sightseeing: The Bund area, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple Carpet factory & evening Acrobatic show.
Day 4, Fri: Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai – Meals (B,L)
Full-day excursion by coach to Suzhou. Visit the Garden of Net Master, the Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and the local market. Return to Shanghai.
Day 5, Sat: Shanghai/Chengdu – Meals (B,L)
Fly to Chengdu. Afternoon Visit the Wide & Narrow Lanes & Jinli Old Town.
HOTEL: YINHE DYNASTY or similar.
Day 6, Sun: Chengdu – Meals (B,L)
Full-day sightseeing: The Giant Panda Breeding Center & Dujiangyan Irrigation System.
Day 7, Mon: Chengdu/Lhasa/Tsedang – Meals: (B,L,D)
Fly to Lhasa, the Roof Top of the World. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Tsedang by coach. Visit the Mindroling Monastery. Lunch and dinner in hotel.
HOTEL: TSEDANG or similar
Day 8, Tue: Tsedang/Lhasa – Meals: (B,L,D)
Morning sightseeing: Yumbulagang, Tradruk Temple. Return to Lhasa by coach.
HOTEL: SHAMBALA or similar
Day 9, Wed: Lhasa – Meals (B,L,D)
Full-day sightseeing: the Potable Palace, Tibet Traditional Hospital and Anitsamkhum Nunnery.
Day 10, Thu: Lhasa – Meals (B,L,SD)
Full-day sightseeing: the Jokhank (Dazao) Monastery, Norbulinka and the Barskhor street.
Day 11, Fri: Lhasa/Yamdrok Yumtso Lake/Lhasa – Meals: (B,L,D)
Drive to Yumdruleyamtso Lake with a picnic lunch by the lakeside (subject to the weather conditions) and a family visit on the way back.
Day 12, Sat: Depart Lhasa – Meals: (B)
Overnight train leave Lhasa for Xining or Lanzhou. Begin your lifetime journey onboard the SCENIC TIBET EXPRESS. (soft bedded-4 person in one compartment) The Tibet Railway runs 1,956 kilometers from Lhasa to Xining and is the world's longest railroad built atop a plateau. Construction started on June 29th, 2001 and opened to traffic on July 1st, 2006. The Golmud-Lhasa section extends 1,142 kilometers, with the highest elevation being some 5,072 meters above sea level at Tanggula Range, making it the highest railway in the world. Dinner and Breakfast during the train travel are not included.
Day 13, Sun: Arrive Xining or Lanzhou/Beijing (L)
Upon arrival at Xining or Lanzhou, enjoy a local foot massage and rest up before flying to Beijing. Arrival transfer in Beijing to the hotel.
INTERNATIONAL or similar
Day 14, Mon: Beijing – Meals (B,L)
Full-day sightseeing: Full-day sightseeing: Tai Chi and morning exercises, Temple of Heaven, Museum of China Ancient Architecture & History of Beijing (UNESCO), Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (UNESCO), Summer Palace (UNESCO).
Day 15, Tue: Beijing – Meals (B,L)
Full-day sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO) and Changling of Ming Tombs with (Sacred Way or Shaolin Kungfu training school) and the Olympic Sites (the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube) if time permits.
Day 16, Wed: Depart Beijing/Hometown – Meals (B)
Departure transfer to airport for homeward flight.
Suggested PRE or POST-TOUR: 4 days Hong Kong or Tokyo. Additional nights in Beijing or Shanghai (refer to FLEXIBLE CITY MODULES).
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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