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S-501: 11 Days Standard Beijing Lhasa  Xian Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Summer Palace. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Bird's Nest (drive by), Temple of Heaven. (B)
Day04 Beijing - Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Day05 Lhasa
Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park. (B+L)
Day06 Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital. (B+L)
Day07 Lhasa - Xian
A Tibetan Family. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Day08 Xian
Terracotta Army, Provincial History Museum, City Wall. (B)
Day09 Xian - Shanghai
Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Day10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and an ancient cultural street. (B+L)
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival today, our excellent English-speaking guide will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall of the airport after you finish the check-out procedures. A comfortable private transfer will take you to the hotel in downtown area. For the remaining time of the day, we intend to keep it free for you.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day02 Beijing
Toasting on the Badaling Great Wall
After breakfast, you will pay a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest central city square in the world with an area of 440,000 square meters (108 acres), which can hold one million people for meeting at one time. The solemn flag ceremony is performed everyday at sunrise and sunset on the square drawing the attention of people who are passing there. Besides, Tiananmen Gate on the north of Chang'an Street across the square is the entrance to your next stop, the Forbidden City, which is an imperial palace complex of the Ming and the Qing dynasties and also a big museum. It tells people about the changes of the royal courts for about 600 years and the several thousand years' history of Chinese civilization. 

At noon, we will offer an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) for you to sample the pure Chinese delicacies. We will then transfer you to visit the Summer Palace, a fantastic resort for visitors to admire the peaceful landscape and magnificent architecture of the royal garden. Visitors may go to the Front Hill Area where most ancient constructions are located. The first construction you visit may be the Hall of Dispelling Clouds (Paiyundian). It is regarded as the most spectacular architectural complex of the Summer Palace. The Empress Dowager Cixi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) used to celebrate her birthday here every year. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day03 Beijing
Tiananmen Square
This morning you will journey to climb the famous Badaling Great Wall. Although it is a little tiring, the magnificent wall and the astonishing views are worth of your visit. The Great Wall, with a length of about 6,300 kilometers (3,915 miles), is one of the greatest miracles in the world. Like a huge dragon, it winds up and down across mountains, grasslands, deserts and plains, stretching from the Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu in the west to the Shanhaiguan Pass near the eastern seaside of our country. The one we arrange for you - Badaling - is the most excellent section on the "neck of the huge dragon". 

Lunch is not included. On returning to the downtown, we will stop over at the Bird's Nest so that you can take some pictures outside. The next spot you will view is the Temple of Heaven, a delicate ancient architecture complex where the emperors offered sacrifices to the God of Heaven.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Lhasa
A Tibetan prayer
It's time to say goodbye to our capital and fly to your onward destination - Lhasa this morning. You will be greeted by the local guide at the airport on time. In addition to a brief introduction of the city, the guide will also give you some useful tips on obviating high altitude reaction when the car is driving to the downtown area. Later what you need to do is have a good rest in your hotel to adapt yourself to the environment. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day05 Lhasa
Being reputed as 'City of Sunlight', this 1300-year-old city has long been the political, economic, cultural and religious centre of Tibet, as well as a heart home for many devout followers of the faith. The first spot you will visit is the Tibet Museum, which well describes the peculiar Tibetan culture and history via plenty of collections, including various artifacts, Buddha figures, handwritten ancient books, artistic Thangka paintings, ethnic handicrafts etc. After having lunch at a fancy local restaurant, you will get to the Sera Monastery, one of the greatest monasteries for Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and then the Norbulingka Park, the once summer house for generations of living Buddha and the nowadays local largest created garden.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day06 Lhasa
Lama's sutra-debating at the Sera Monastery
Another thrilling day starts with a visit to the Potala Palace. Highest in elevation, this palace, the city's landmark, is world-famed for its unique layout, civil engineering, metal smelting, painting, sculptures and so on. Next we will take you to discover the essence of this ancient city by visiting the Jokhang Temple and thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street. You can learn about the Jokhang Temple's profound position after viewing its characteristic architectural style, as well as the thousands of never - extinguished butter - oil lamps. Afterwards, you will be guided to the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital, which also conveys an important aspect of local culture.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day07 Lhasa - Xian
Before leaving for the airport, you will visit a typical Tibetan Family, which will give you a special experience and view of the local people's lifestyle. Take an afternoon flight to Xian. Our local guide will expect you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and escort you to check in the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day08 Xian
Bicycle riding at sunset on Xian City Wall
This morning, you will visit the Terracotta Army, which is the largest underground military museum in the world. The lifelike soldiers and horses were orderly arranged in battle formations with distinct expressions on each face. Besides, the delicate Bronze Chariots and Horses and weapons are very impressive. 

Move to the Provincial History Museum, one of the most renowned history museums with abundant cultural relics. Then you will mount the well-preserved City Wall to explore the city's history from every of its bricks and titles. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day09 Xian - Shanghai
Our guests learning to make dumplings in a Chinese family home
This morning we will show you the most-visited Xian Museum including the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. This museum perfectly brings together the Buddhist architecture heritage of the Tang Dynasty, exhibition of various cultural treasures and pleasant scenic garden. 

Our hospitable local people welcome you to their home. It is also a good chance for you to have a nice break. With the guide's help, you can talk with the hosts on local people's life styles and visit their home. In addition, the hosts are very happy to invite you to have lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) together at their home. They will prepare abundant home cooked dishes for you. If you are interested in cooking Chinese food, you can also go into the kitchen to learn with them step by step. 

Then we will see you off at the airport. You will fly to Shanghai. Our local guide will expect you at the airport and escort you to check in the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day10 Shanghai
Shanghai Bund
An private elite sightseeing is arranged for you today. In the morning, you will go to see plenty of rare historical collections displayed in Shanghai Museum firstly. Covering an exhibition area of 12,000 square meters, it is one of the four best museums in our country and mainly features the bronze vessels, potteries, handwritings and paintings. The next stop is to the famous and elegant Yuyuan Garden. As one of the masterpieces of the classical gardens in southern region, it is marked by the ingenious design, delicate layout and elegant landscape. 

After that you will enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a noted local restaurant where you will taste authentic Shanghai cuisine. Traditionally called Benbang cuisine and formed by a complex flavor structure, cooking style and technique norms, the cuisine stresses the use of condiments while retaining the original flavors of the ingredients and has features of being fresh, smooth and crispy. 

In the afternoon, you will take a cruise on the Huangpu River and stroll along the Bund area to appreciate the various European buildings on the west side of Huangpu River and the modern skyscrapers on the opposite Pudong side. Finally our guide will take you to an old street, where you may find fun and relaxation.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Today we will see you off on your international flight back home. Hope our dedicated services bring you a memorable, interesting and enjoyable private vacation. If you have enough time and want to visit further of other fantastic cities, please consult your travel counselor for an extension stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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1. Prices in red reflect the 10% discount.
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