Itinerary

DAY 1 US – Beijing

Board your flight to Beijing and you prepare to discover the mysteries and wonders of China's Tibetan Highlands.

DAY 2 Beijing

Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is then free for you to relax or get acquainted with China’s exciting capital.

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

DAY 3 Beijing

Beijing delights and fascinates with its glittering skyscrapers, bicycle-filled streets, stark Mao-commissioned public buildings and glorious imperial palaces. Take in the astonishingly large Tiananmen Square, the world’s biggest public square, and visit the mysterious, walled Forbidden City, the vast ensemble of palaces and chambers that was home to 24 of China’s emperors over the course of 500 years. Other highlights include the enchanting Summer Palace, whose sublime, 300-acre gardens and pools provided imperial families with cool summer refuge from the city’s heat.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

DAY 4 Beijing

Today brings a highlight of your tour: a visit to the Great Wall of China, probably the world’s greatest man-made wonder. Built over 2,600 years ago, this 5,500-mile edifice traces China’s northern borders and makes a breathtaking sight. Walk along the ramparts and absorb the far-reaching views of northern China’s mountains as you hear about the wall’s incredible history. After lunch, continue to the Sacred Way, a road believed to have provided China’s emperors with a route to heaven after death. Admire the marble statues of animals and humans that line the path, known as the ‘Divine Way’. Finish your explorations with photo stops at Beijing’s iconic 2008 Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium and Water Cube Aquatics Centre.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

DAY 5 Beijing - Xian

This morning, enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Heaven, a large religious complex of temples, pavilions and halls where China’s emperors would pray and make sacrifices to ensure fruitful harvests. Afterward, fly to Xian, sometimes known as the ‘Eternal City’ and a cradle of ancient Chinese civilization.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar

DAY 6 Xian

China’s former capital of Xian stands at the start point of the ancient Silk Road and is famed for its magnificent Terracotta Warriors. Consisting of 6,000 life-size statues of soldiers and horses, this staggering life-size clay army has to be seen to be believed. Later, visit Xian’s City Wall and towering Big Wild Goose Pagoda before sitting down to dinner and an exciting Tang Dynasty show this evening.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar

DAY 7 Xian - Lhasa

Today, catch a flight to Lhasa or ‘Holy City’, the remote capital of Tibet. Sitting 13,000 feet above sea level, this mountain-framed city is a captivating blend of narrow backstreets, temples and monasteries. Check in at your hotel for three nights and enjoy the rest of the day to relax and acclimatize.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Special Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton or Similar

DAY 8 Lhasa

Today is dedicated to this deeply spiritual city, whose crowning glory is the remarkable Potala Palace. Dominating the slopes of Red Mountain, this immense 1,300-year-old building was home to the Dalai Lama and is an architectural wonder. Afterward, visit vibrant Barkhor Street and the pilgrims’ mecca of Jokhang Monastery, Tibet’s ‘House of the Lord’.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton or Similar

DAY 9 Lhasa

After breakfast, travel to beautiful Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holy lakes, for a memorably scenic picnic lunch. Savor your picnic as you absorb the epic mountainscapes and turquoise waters around you, before returning to Lhasa and enjoy time at leisure.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton or Similar

DAY 10 Lhasa - Chengdu

Today, catch your flight to Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Check into your hotel in this relaxed city for your two-night stay, and enjoy dinner here tonight.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ Crowne Plaza

DAY 11 Chengdu

The capital of Eastern Sichuan, Chengdu combines 21st-century architecture with quintessentially Chinese teahouses and colorful shops. Today, visit the city’s major claim-to-fame — the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre. View these wonderful animals in the sprawling, leafy complex and discover the steps being taken to secure their survival. Later, explore Chengdu’s Wide and Narrow Alley, ancient passageways lined with restored old buildings now occupied by handicraft shops, teahouses and restaurants. This evening, enjoy dinner followed by a magical Sichuan Opera show that includes the art of “face changing”, where performers change vividly colored face masks at lightning speed.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ Crowne Plaza

DAY 12 Chengdu - Shanghai

Depart Chengdu today on your flight to Shanghai, the epicenter of China’s 21st-century economic and commercial revolution. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in the city and relax over dinner this evening

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

DAY 13 Shanghai

Big, brash and vibrant, China’s largest city never fails to sweep visitors off their feet with its mix of shimmering skyscrapers, medieval teahouses and elegant art deco buildings, all ranged along the Huangpu River. Enjoy a visit to fascinating Shanghai Museum to admire its vast collection of ancient Chinese artefacts, and see the city’s standout landmarks, from the colonial-era buildings of the Bund waterfront to the City God Temple Bazaar and busy shopping neighborhood of the Nanjing Road. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a brilliant Chinese Acrobatics show.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner and show

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

DAY 14 Shanghai – US

Today, transfer to Shanghai airport for your return flight or extend your trip with three days in Hong Kong.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

DATE & PRICES

All prices are listed per person (based on double occupancy).

START - END LAND ONLY Op2Land(2) Op2Land(3-5) Op2Land(6-9) LAND & AIR
Apr 16, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021 $3100
$2800
$3600
$3300
$3500
$3200
$3400
$3100
$3500
May 14, 2021 - May 27, 2021 $3300
$3000
$3800
$3500
$3700
$3400
$3600
$3300
$3700
Jun 18, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021 $3500
$3200
$4000
$3700
$3900
$3600
$3800
$3500
$3900
Jul 23, 2021 - Aug 5, 2021 $3500
$3200
$4000
$3700
$3900
$3600
$3800
$3500
$3900
Aug 13, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021 $3300
$3000
$3800
$3500
$3700
$3400
$3600
$3300
$3850
Sep 3, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 $3300
$3000
$3800
$3500
$3700
$3400
$3600
$3300
$3700
Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 21, 2021 $3300
$3000
$3800
$3500
$3700
$3400
$3600
$3300
$3700

Notes about tour prices:

* Advertised land portion prices are per person in double occupancy, including applicable China domestic flight tickets (Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Shanghai) as per itinerary.

* International airfare included in the Land + Air package prices are based on Air China (CA ) from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Washington Dulles (IAD) .

* For departures from New York (JFK) please add $100 to the airfare. For departures from other gateway cities, please call us at 1-888-345-7489 for appropriate US domestic add-on fares.

* For child rate please see “CHARGE FOR CHILDREN” in "Terms & Conditions"

* Listing airfares are only valid if booked in conjunction with RDT tour, outside of 60 days prior to departure . Rates are based on  Air China  and are guaranteed once full payment is received.

* Round trip flights upgrade to business class on Air China (CA) transpacific segments are at additional cost: $2300 per person from LAX/SFO, $2900 per person from JFK/IAD , and subject to availability

* Above airfares include all government-imposed taxes and fees. Seat assignment fee or Additional baggage charges may apply. For a general list of all airline baggage information,  click here