Tibet Highland

Tibet Highland

  • 14 Days / 12 Nights
  • CODE: RDT
  • From: $3300

Experience dazzling scenery and contrasting cultures on this memorable 14-day tour around China and Tibet. Discover China’s sprawling capital of Beijing and ancient Great Wall, marvel at the life-size clay soldiers of the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, and then journey to Tibet, known as the ‘roof of the world,’ to experience its mystical capital of Lhasa. Finish with time in China’s buzzing city of Chengdu to see its prized Giant Pandas, and a stay in Shanghai, where ancient, modern, and futuristic combine in a whirl of soaring towers, Art Deco colonial buildings, and traditional teahouses.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
US – Beijing
DAY 2
Beijing
DAY 3
Beijing
DAY 4
Beijing
DAY 5
Beijing - Xian
DAY 6
Xian
DAY 7
Xian - Lhasa
DAY 8
Lhasa
DAY 9
Lhasa
DAY 10
Lhasa - Chengdu
DAY 11
Chengdu
DAY 12
Chengdu - Shanghai
DAY 13
Shanghai
DAY 14
Shanghai – US

Make this trip a private tour

From $3600 a person - Your customized trip will draw on the expertise of our travel consultants, each of whom has a deep knowledge of the places you wish to explore.

Beijing (3 nts) Xian (2 nts) Lhasa (3 nts) Chengdu (2 nts) Shanghai (2 nts)
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.


accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

accomodation:

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

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What's included

Beijing - New Otani Hotel (5*)

Xian - Sheraton Xian North City (5*)

Lhasa - Four Points by Sheraton (4*)

Chengdu - Crowne Plaza City Center (5*)

Shanghai - The Kunlun Jing'an Hotel (5*)

12 hotel buffet breakfasts, 5 restaurant lunches, 10 hotel or restaurant Chinese or Western dinners

All international and China domestic flights (if applicable)

Comprehensive sightseeing tours including entrance fees as per itinerary

Services of an expert tour manager throughout China (for groups of 10 or more)

Specialist English-speaking local guides

Airport transfers on arrival and departure in China with purchase of Land+Air Package

Deluxe air-conditioned coach touring

Xian - Tang Dynasty Dinner Show 

Chengdu - Sichuan Opera

Shanghai - Chinese Acrobatics Show 

Beijing: New Otani Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, a five-star international hotel with a distinctive exterior, is located in the heart of Beijing, China. A long history of exceptional service assured by the New Otani Hotel Management of Japan, your Beijing experience begins at the moment you enter the oriental garden designed courtyard adjacent to the lobby.

Xian: Xian Sheraton North City Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Step into one of our 491 inviting guest rooms and suites, and escape the stresses of the day. Special, updated touches such as an ergonomic chair, generous work area and High Speed Internet Access—as well as our signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper? Bed—will make you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Lhasa: Four Points by Sheraton or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Located in the center of Lhasa City, 15 minutes away from the railway station and 60 minutes away from Gongga Airport. Find attractions within a ten minute walk: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Potala Palace, and shopping district. 

Chengdu: Crowne Plaza

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Crowne Plaza Chengdu is “The Place to Meet” in Sichuan Province. It featuring 402 guest rooms, supported with extensive conference, meeting and banquet facilities and is enhanced with a collection of exciting dining and entertainment venue. The superb, convenient location in the heart of the Central Business District, adjacent to the “Chun Xi Lu” shopping and dining area, makes the Crowne Plaza Chengdu the ideal choice for business and leisure. Highly praised by the guests and authorities, the Crowne Plaza Chengdu was nationally and internationally awarded “China Top 100 Hotels”, “The most Creative Convention Hotel in China” and “The Best Employer of China Hospitality Industry”. Earning the reputation as one of the region s finest hotels, the Crowne Plaza is the hotel of choice in Chengdu.

Shanghai: The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Located in the heart of the former French Concession, the Kunlun Jing An hotel is within walking distance of many popular shanghai attractions and offers 714 well-appointed rooms and suites with magnificent sweeping views of the city. Choose from one of the 18 meeting rooms to host your Shanghai conference, meeting or wedding reception. Shanghai airports and train stations are easily accessible from the hotel. In Shanghai's business, entertainment districts.

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Tibet Highland (RDT)

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