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15 Days Expedition to Everest the Highest

Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Lhasa-Shigatse-Tingri-Mt. Everest-Lhasa-Shanghai
Duration: 15 Days
Tour Code: TBT-CH-Tibet-08
Tour Type: Independent Private
Price from: US$ 2052
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  • Tour Map

    Tour Map

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Badaling Great Wall

    Beijing Badaling Great Wall

  • Beijing Hutong Tour by rickshaw

    Beijing Hutong Tour by rickshaw

  • Xian Qin Terracotta Army

    Xian Qin Terracotta Army

  • Our Clients visit Lhasa Potala Palace

    Our Clients visit Lhasa Potala Palace

  • Local Tibetan Family Visiting

    Local Tibetan Family Visiting

  • Yamdrok Lake

    Yamdrok Lake

  • Shigatse Tashilumpu Monastery

    Shigatse Tashilumpu Monastery

  • Mt. Everest

    Mt. Everest

  • Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  • Shanghai City Night View

    Shanghai City Night View

Summary:

Mt. Everest, the ultimate target for every mountain lover or adventurer. Wanna touch its magical power? Come with us, in this 15 days tour, you will not only have chance to appreciate its mighty, you can expect more! We have spectacular Great Wall in Beijing, dignified Qin Terracotta Army of Xian, grand Potala Palace of Lhasa, solemn Tashilumpu Monastery in Shigatse…You will travel from the heart city of China, to the vast holy land in the west, then to the eastern coastal city Shanghai. It will be a long journey, but, an amazing one! Come and join us, to discover and appreciate the great beauty of China.

Day 1

Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and then the Forbidden City, the masterpiece of ancient architecture. It is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing


Day 3

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section) first, and then go to the Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, for a short visit. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian


Day 5

Xian
Today enjoy your full day visit to the Qin Terracotta Army, one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. And then, you will visit another great man-kind military construction - the massive Xian City Wall, which has a history over 600 years, is the largest and the best preserved ancient wall in China. In the evening, if you are interested, you can choose Either Dumpling (Jiaozi) Banquet or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner as your optional meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
 

Day 6

Xian    Lhasa
Enjoy your own free time and get ready for your Lhasa tour. You will be then transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Lhasa, capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa
 

Day 7

Lhasa
Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must. It’s the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama, and, is the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa
 

Day 8

Lhasa
Today, you will start your one day city tour with a visit to Tibet Museum, then be introduced to a Tibetan Family and enjoy the traditional local lunch with the members. In the afternoon, continue your tour to Sera Monastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa
 

Day 9

Lhasa    Gyangtse    Shigatse
Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning via Gyangtse. On the way, take a view for the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, and visit Palkhor Monastery. Stay overnight at Shigatse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shigatse
 

Day 10

Shigatse    Tingri
In the morning, you will enjoy a visiting to famous Tashilumpu Monastery, and then, continue your driving to Tingri. Stay overnight at Tingri. Even though the hotel is simple, the people are very friendly.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Tingri


Day 11

Tingri    Mt. Everest Base Camp    Shigatse
Drive to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest in the morning. Here we are, to face the highest mountain of the world - Mt. Everest, which in Tibet, been called “Qomolangma” means “mother of the earth” or “the third Goddess”, holy and respectable, gift from the heaven… After that, you will drive back to Shigatse for overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shigatse


Day 12

Shigatse    Lhasa
After one night rest, be transferred back to Lhasa in the morning. But this time, you will go another way that driving along Yurlong Tsangpu River. So you'll have the chance to enjoy the different view out of the window. Lunch will be served on the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa


Day 13

Lhasa    Shanghai
Enjoy your own free time, then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, you will be met at the airport and be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 14

Shanghai
A full day of sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to Shanghai’s new landmark- World Financial Center. After that, you can take a relaxing stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and acrobatics show are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai


Day 15

Departure Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Day 1

Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and then the Forbidden City, the masterpiece of ancient architecture. It is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Forbidden CityAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tian’anmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you’ll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

In the evening, we offer you an opportunity to enjoy Peking Opera. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment. 
 

Day 3

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Great Wall (Badaling Section) first, and then go to the Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, for a short visit. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Badaling Great WallJust 75km North-west of Beijing, along a smooth and comfortable highway is the Badaling Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved and most accessible sections. The Great Wall is an internationally admired structure, symbolic of the cruelty of the ancient rulers, and the stoicism and determination of the Chinese people. The construction of the Great Wall began in the 5th century BC. The wall has a total length of 6,700 km, for much of its length following extremely rugged and mountainous terrain, clinging to incredibly precipitous mountainsides; it is truly an engineering masterpiece by any standard, ancient or modern. It has been claimed that the Great Wall is the only man-made structure which is visible from the moon.

Then, you will have chance to visit the The Ming Tombs which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You’ll visit the Changling Tomb, burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. The Lingsi Palace in Changling Tomb's second yard really deserves a visit. This is unique, a magnificent palace made of camphor wood. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor is decorated with gold bricks.

For today’s optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You’ll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Our Clients taking Hutong Tour by rickshaw If exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China’s ancient Imperial Court, then this half-day Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You’ll take a pedicab tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today’s Beijing.

Wonderful time always passes so quickly, in the afternoon, you have to take a flight to Xian, the city that steeped in history and still giving up secrets, is your gateway to ancient Chinese civilization. In its 3,100 recorded years of evolution, it has been home to 13 dynasties.  Xi'an was also the end of civilization for those setting out on the famous Silk Road. Today's Xi'an is a vibrant, modern city, but surrounded by history, even underfoot! So there can be no underground railways due to the obligation to preserve the wealth of ancient treasure still awaiting discovery.
 

Day 5

Xian
Today enjoy your full day visit to the Qin Terracotta Army, one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. And then, you will visit another great man-kind military construction - the massive Xian City Wall, which has a history over 600 years, is the largest and the best preserved ancient wall in China. In the evening, if you are interested, you can choose Either Dumpling (Jiaozi) Banquet or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner as your optional meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Xian City WallAs an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Qin Terracotta Army, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants who’d labored under the whip to build it.  Then, over two thousand years later, this “Eighth Wonder of the World” was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion.  You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.

The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient city wall, which stretches round the old city. Xian was always a walled city, and today’s wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.  The first city wall of Chang'an was begun in 194 BCE.  The existing wall was started during the Ming Dynasty in 1370; it is massive, measuring 13.7 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15–18 m in thickness at the base. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall.  This impressive structure is just a precursor to the remarkable discoveries awaiting visitors to Xian. 

This evening you could choose Dumpling Banquet as a local flavor experience. It includes over 10 kinds of Jiaozi, whose shapes and flavours vary, such as rabbit, duck, shrimp, peanuts and so on.

Or if you more interested in dancing show, choose a Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner would be a good idea. You'll enjoy the sumptuous dinner while watching a fabulous dancing and singing performance of the Tang Dynasty. This is not only a performance of Chinese traditional dancing and singing, but a re-enactment of Chinese ancient ceremony and culture.
 

Day 6

Xian    Lhasa
Enjoy your own free time and get ready for your Lhasa tour. You will be then transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Lhasa, capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa’s altitude is 3,490 m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.
 

Day 7

Lhasa
Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must. It’s the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama, and, is the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Barkhor StreetTips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.

The Red Palace contains various chapels and mausoleums for previous Dalai Lamas. The White Palace contains the living quarters of successive Dalai Lamas and their tutors. The offices of the old Tibetan government and their assembly halls are also located here. The Potala is full of elaborate artwork and frescos that tell many stories. They portray religious subjects as well as the customs and traditions of Tibet.

Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here. 

Then explore Barkhor Street. It is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.
 

Day 8

Lhasa
Today, you will start your one day city tour with a visit to Tibet Museum, then be introduced to a Tibetan Family and enjoy the traditional local lunch with the members. In the afternoon, continue your tour to Sera Monastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa
 
Collections of Tibet MuseumThe Tibet Museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colourful tangkas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. Visitors can also see variety of folk art such as unique Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, and adornments made of gold, silver, and jade, as well as fine Chinese pottery.

In the afternoon, the Sera Monastery will be a good choice as well. It is the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries built in Lhasa. The setting itself is very beautiful with cobbled alleyways, temples and colleges. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.

Tips:
During the family visiting, if you will take a seat, please cross your legs, do not stretch your legs forward and face your sole to others.
When you are offered a cup of wine by the host, please use your ring finger to dip a little of it. Then flick it in the air to express respects to the heaven, the earth and the ancestors before sipping the wine. The host will fill the cup, and you take a sip of the wine again. After the host fills your cup for the forth time, you have to bottom it up.
 

Day 9

Lhasa    Gyangtse    Shigatse
Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning via Gyangtse. On the way, take a view for the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, and visit Palkhor Monastery. Stay overnight at Shigatse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shigatse

Palkhor Monastery Located 250 km southwest of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,840 metres, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, with a population of 80,000. It used to be the traditional capital of the area known as Hou-tsang on the Nepal border.

Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. It is located 100 km southwest of Lhasa and surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Mt. Nyinchenkhasa, Mt. Chetungsu and Mt. Changsamlhamo. The holy lake is a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Every summer, groups of pilgrims trek there to pray and receive blessings. Befitting its religious importance, the turquoise blue lake has indescribable scenic beauty, prompting the Tibetans to compare it with a fairyland in Heaven.

Located 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery is a monastery with the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. According to Tibetan calendar, Saka Dawa Festival will be held on April 15th to commemorate Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. During the festival, about 500 Lamas chant sutras and the loyal pilgrims gather in the monastery to commemorate Sakyamuni.

Palkhor also features its Kumbum in Tibet. Deemed as the symbol of the monastery, the spectacular ‘stupa' consists of hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thsoud images of various icons, in total there are about 33,000 statues.
 

Day 10

Shigatse    Tingri
Tashilumpu MonasteryIn the morning, you will enjoy a visiting to famous Tashilumpu Monastery, and then, continue your driving to Tingri. Stay overnight at Tingri. Even though the hotel is simple, the people are very friendly.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Tingri

Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilumpu Monastery is one of the six big monasteries in Tibet. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second ranking person in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama. The monastery houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas and a 22.4-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha. Tanshilumpu remains popular among the Tibetans, as they carry on coming here on pilgrimage.
 

Day 11

Tingri    Mt. Everest Base Camp    Shigatse
Drive to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest in the morning. Here we are, to face the highest mountain of the world - Mt. Everest, which in Tibet, been called “Qomolangma” means “mother of the earth” or “the third Goddess”, holy and respectable, gift from the heaven… After that, you will drive back to Shigatse for overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shigatse

Mt. EverestTips: The road condition to the camp is bumpy and dusty, and it will take about 5 hours back and forth.

The Base Camp is a small flat piece of land in front of the north face of Mt. Everest. It is at an altitude of 5200m and many people might experience difficulties with the high altitude. Located at the border between China and Nepal, Mt. Everest (also known as the Mt. Everest) with its north slope belongs to China and the south one to Nepal. The peak has been a dreaming attraction for world’s mountaineers. Recently more and more mountaineers start off from the Base Camp trying to conquer the world's highest peak while travelers trek to the foot of the peak to enjoy its beauty through their own eyes. Around Mt. Qomolangma, there are four peaks above 8,000 meters high, including Mt. Makarluh, Gosanthain, Zhuoyo, Shishabanma and other 14 peaks above 7,000 meters, which form a soul-stirring picture of Mt. Qomolangma natural scenery area.

After visiting, continue to drive another 250km back to Shigatse.
 

Day 12

Shigatse    Lhasa
After one night rest, be transferred back to Lhasa in the morning. But this time, you will go another way that driving along Yurlong Tsangpu River. So you'll have the chance to enjoy the different view out of the window. Lunch will be served on the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa


Day 13

Lhasa    Shanghai
Enjoy your own free time, then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, you will be met at the airport and be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.
 

Day 14

Shanghai
A full day of sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to Shanghai’s new landmark- World Financial Center. After that, you can take a relaxing stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and acrobatics show are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Yuyuan GardenToday you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.

Yuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.

Shanghai World Financial Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the 3rd tallest building in the world; as well as the tallest structure on mainland China, including Hong Kong. 

Then it comes to the Bund, the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city. 

Shanghai offers colorful recreations with rich contents and creative form. Your night may be filled with an interactive old form of art known as the Acrobatics. Those professional performers have been trained of as early as age six or seven so that they can play so well and excellent. It definitely will be an unforgettable night in your memory.
 

Day 15

Departure Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   5154   5459   5845
2-5 persons 3154 3610 3306 3915 3499 4301
6-9 persons 2348 2804 2500 3108 2693 3494
10 persons & above 2052 2470 2207 2780 2398 3162
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   5457   5927   6477
2-5 persons 3356 3913 3591 4383 3866 4933
6-9 persons 2549 3106 2784 3576 3060 4127
10 persons & above 2182 2706 2421 3183 2679 3700
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   5573   6128   6723
2-5 persons 3414 4029 3691 4584 3989 5179
6-9 persons 2608 3223 2885 3778 3182 4372
10 persons & above 2334 2908 2586 3413 2903 4047

Remarks:
1.The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4.The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5.Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
6.ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travelers with above average levels of fitness and mobility. Prepare for some long road journeys, plenty of walking and climbing stairs, and coping with the effects of high altitude.
 
Price includes:
1.Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2.Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3.Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4.Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5.All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6.Travel insurance.
7.Government taxes.
8.Tibet Permit fees and all necessary governmental fees during the tour.
 
Price excludes:
1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
6.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Any items not specified in the plan.

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