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13-Day China Tour with Lhasa

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13-Day China Tour with Lhasa

It’s a journey about mystery and diversity. You will experience an actient, modern, leisure and holy combination of China. Discover a spectacular China on this 13-day tour from imperial capital to mysterious plateau. Covering the golden triangle cities of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, this tour also lead you to the West China to take in laid-back Chengdu and its full-bodied life, see adorable pandas up-close, and to explore the holy city of Lhasa.

DAY 1

Beijing, Arrival

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 jet lag.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 2

Beijing, City Highlights Tour

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 bar street.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 3

Beijing, Great Wall Tour

Today you will have a full day tour to the amazing Great Wall (Mutianyu section), Mutianyu Cable car is included; and then visits the Sacred Road.

Beijing - 3 Nights
DAY 4

Temple of Heaven, Beijing - Xi’an

This day you will visit the Temple of Heaven and Longing Pearl Store. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Upon arriving in Xi’an, your local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.

Xi’an - 2 Nights
DAY 5

Xi’an, Terracotta Warriors

You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and Jade Gallery in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Ancient City Wall and then cycle along the top of Xian’s ancient City Walls.

Xi’an - 2 Nights
DAY 6

Xi’an - Lhasa, Free Day

Today your guide and driver escort you to the airport your flight to your next destination. Upon your arrival at Lhasa, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of time to get adapted to the high altitude.

Lhasa - 3 Nights
DAY 7

Lhasa, Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple

Your sightseeing today will include the Lhasa’s cardinal landmark - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and flourishing Barkhor Street.

Lhasa - 3 Nights
DAY 8

Lhasa, City Temple Tour

The whole day tour will first bring you to the Norbulingka Park, Drepung Monastery, and then the Sera Monastery.

Lhasa - 3 Nights
DAY 9

Lhasa - Chengdu, At Leisure

Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination. Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Chengdu - 2 Nights
DAY 10

Giant Panda and Chengdu City Highlights

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 Jinli Old Street.

Chengdu - 2 Nights
DAY 11

Ancient Town Tour, Chengdu - Shanghai

Today you will visit the Huanglongxi Ancient town before your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival at the Shanghai airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Shanghai - 2 Nights
DAY 12

Yu Garden & Shanghai History Tour

Today you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which chronicles Shanghai’s past, present and future. Later you will take a stroll through Yu Garden, and after get a taste of Shanghai’s local life in the Yuyuan Market and then Jiangnan Silk Workshop. You will later visit the Old French Concession Streets to see the old French style villas located there. Read more

Shanghai - 2 Nights
DAY 13

Shanghai, 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 Shanghai World Financial Center. After, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xi’an
Day 6
Location Lhasa
Day 9
Location Chengdu
Day 11
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xi’an
Day 6
Location Lhasa
Day 9
Location Chengdu
Day 11
Location Shanghai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Beijing
Day 4
Location Xi’an
Day 6
Location Lhasa
Day 9
Location Chengdu
Day 11
Location Shanghai

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Entrance fees, meals, accommodations; and transportation listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

Package excludes

  • Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
  • Optional activities and others not mentioned.

More information

  • Single supplement:
  • Economy accommodations:
  • Low season: US$332 per person
  • High season: US$372 per person
  • Comfortable accommodations:
  • Low season: US$462 per person
  • High season: US$560 per person
  • Luxury accommodations:
  • Low season: US$786 per person
  • High season: US$1093 per person

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Seth Embers, Belgium

I was going to China for two weeks, and as my journey was partly business, partly leisure, I was looking for a company flexible enough to put together a really tailor-made tour. From the start, Odyssey proved to be just what I needed. I filled out the personalized form on the website, and Maggie Yang contacted me less than a day after. She suggested useful tweaks to my planned itinerary. From that moment on, communication was always positive, smooth and efficient.In total, I went from Chongqing to Chengdu and back; from Chongqing to Xi'an; from Xi'an to Shaolin; and from there to Beijing. All of these trips were by train. Now, I had never taken the train in China before, and I had heard some scare stories about how difficult it can be... But Maggie made it a breeze, booking and sending the tickets to me, and explaining in detail how to read them and how Chinese railway stations work. My first guide in Chengdu, Jim Xu, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and particularly welcoming. While he was only to take me to see the famous Sichuan opera, he went "the extra mile", as he also advised me on out-of-town visits (Qingchengshan, Dujiangyan, etc.) and actively helped me to book tickets at the best rate. Thanks to him, I made the most out of my time in Chengdu.A friend joined me in Xi'an, and we opted for seeing the city by ourselves, without a guide. (Another sign of our tour's flexibility here.) Conversely, we chose to visit the Shaolin Temple with a guide chosen by Odyssey Tours, Jerry Ma. He picked us up at the station, greeting us with good humor, much-needed cold bottles of water, and a wealth of information about Luoyang, Dengfeng and the Shaolin Temple. He made sure that we took the most out of our brief visit there. By the way, Dengfeng was the only city where we stayed at a hotel booked by Odyssey and not on our own; and I must say that it was a very good choice. The hotel was well-situated between kung fu schools, and minutes away by car from the dazzling Shaolin Zen Music Ritual show recommended by our guide.Let me add that when I had a problem with a hotel I had booked on my own (i.e. not through Odyssey) in Beijing, I contacted Maggie, who was able to sort it out. I much appreciated the personal attention I received throughout the trip as needed, and the swift response whenever I had a question or issue (24/7 service)!In sum, Odyssey Tours provides highly personal and flexible service, very useful pre-travel advice on practical matters such as local transportation, tip rates, etc., and has extremely clear, professional and friendly communication – by email, by phone, by mobile chat. After this excellent experience, I'll definitely go back to Odyssey for more Asian journeys! :) Read more

Lucia MacQuarrie, Canada

Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides have perfect English and were attentive to everything we needed, ensuring we were happy with our hotel rooms and that we made it onto the trains and planes, and they explained so much about how China operates and what it is like to live in this hugely populated country. I learned so much, and enjoyed every single tour. They gave us choices along the way, and would make extra stops for specific requests. I did not think we needed this much assistance, as I have traveled several times to Asia, but because so few Chinese people speak English, we appreciated dining suggestions and assistance with finding authentic souvenirs. We chose 5 star hotels, even requested a view of the Bund in Shanghai, and we loved every place we stayed. It was a great 4 person tour. Alex was very quick to respond to each and every email. I would recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone. I have never seen such first class service from start to finish. No surprise there are all these amazing reviews. Thank You. Read more

Christine Dwyer Johnson, New Zealand

I had never heard of China Odyssey Tours until I googled them on the internet and with some nervousness made an initial enquiry with them. Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. Thank you Reinself Wei for being our agent. We cannot fault your service. You have given us great service which has been professional, efficient, knowledgeable, prompt and without problems. You have answered all of our questions promptly and given us advice regarding our trip to China. We would definitely book through you and your company again. Thank you very much. Christine and Suzanne Read more

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