Captivating China & Tibet

Captivating China & Tibet

Captivating China & Tibet

Includes the beautiful Tibetan city of Lhasa

Ancient terracotta warriors, mighty palaces and fascinating Buddhist Temples are just some of the amazing sights you will see on this wonderful 13-day escorted holiday to China & Tibet

 


Day 1 –  Dublin to Beijing 
Itinerary

Depart Dublin for Beijing via Abu Dhabi. Overnight on the flight.

Day 2 – Beijing 

Arrive at Beijing Airport & meet your local guide for transfer to your hotel for check-in. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 – Beijing; Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City 

Breakfast at your hotel followed by a visit to the famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After lunch you will take a rickshaw ride through traditional Chinese living quarters and the maze of old town lanes of Beijing. In the evening you will enjoy an energetic Kungfu show in a local theatre. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 – The Great Wall of China  

After breakfast you will travel to the Badaling area to climb the impressive Great Wall and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. You will also visit one of Ming dynasty tombs – Changling and a Jade Gallery, showcasing China’s precious stone. That evening you will enjoy Beijing Duck for dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 – Beijing to Xi’an by Bullet Train   

Breakfast at your hotel. A visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing. Afternoon by Bullet Train to Xi’an & transfer to your hotel for check-in. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 – Terra Cotta Warriors

After breakfast in the hotel you will depart for Lintong County to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Chariots Museum where you will be blown away by amazing life-sized warrior figures and the horses that guard the ancient tomb of the first Emperor of China. In the evening enjoy the famous Tang Dynasty show in a local theatre. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7 – Xi’an    

After breakfast in your hotel you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the local city Wall, the best preserved city wall in China. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 8 – Xi’an to Lhasa & Norbulinka 

Morning flight to Lhasa and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Some time to rest before an afternoon tour to beautiful Norbulinka, the Summer Palace of the religious leaders of Tibet. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 9 – Lhasa; Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street

After breakfast depart for your trip to Potala Palace, originally built in the 7th century and continues to be the has the political, religious, economic and cultural centre of Tibet. After lunch travel to the Jokhang Temple boasting the best architectural combination of Tibetan, Han, Napel and Indian styles. You will also get the chance to walk along the lively Barkhor Street, where many pilgrims, travellers and businessmen meet. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 10 – Lhasa; Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to the Drepung Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhism Temple, located in the west of the city and in the afternoon visit Sera Monastery known as the place where Lamas debate the Buddhist doctrines. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 11 – Lhasa to Shanghai  

Flight to Shanghai and transfer to the city to visit the newly developed Pudong area. Check-in to your hotel. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 12 – Shanghai

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit the Yu Garden and the central commercial area to see some traditional Chinese architecture. You will also visit a traditional Carpet Mill, the Bund waterfront area and the Xintiandi bar area. Transfer to Shanghai airport.

Day 13 – Fly Home

 

Availability

Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Date

  • 12 Sep 2017 – 24 Sep 2017 € 2999 per person

Contact

Telephone 021 4226114   or email maria@leetravel.ie

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