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from Shanghai Bund to Potala Palace

Shanghai-Tibet Impression Tour

Experience the best of China, both old and new!

Highlights:

• Visit the “rooftop of the world”, and experience why Tibet has captured the hearts and minds of explorers and adventurers for centuries
• Discover Shanghai and attend the World Expo, the year’s must-see event
• Tour the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, among other sights, in Beijing, China’s cultural and political center
• See one of the world’s great wonders in the Terracotta warriors, in Xi’an, China’s ancient capital

B=(Breakfast) L=(lunch) D=(dinner)  DEPARTURE: Daily

Package Price

Price is based on the time of travel and number of customers. Please inquire through the form on the left side of the page, we'll quote the best price we can get. As this tour package involves domestic transfers, the package price will vary from time to time because of the changing airfares and hotel rates.


 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
EXSHTIBET
Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai

You will leave from your local home airport and fly to Shanghai Pudong Airport. Upon arrival at the airport in Shanghai, you will be met by your English-speaking guide, who will take you to your hotel in downtown Shanghai. Dinner and the rest of the evening is up to you.

Day 2
 Shanghai (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will start our Shanghai sightseeing at the Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is a famed classical garden. The garden may be small, but it contains pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters, and all have unique characteristics. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders.

Then it is off to Shanghai Old Street. Shanghai Old Street is an ideal place to discover what Shanghai was like in the old days. Fangbin Road, aka. "Shanghai Old Street" is adjacent to Yuyuan Garden. It runs in an east-west direction from Zhonghua Road to Henan South Road, with both ends marked by decorated archways. On the street you will find hundred-year-old stores: Tonghanchun, Laotongsheng, Wuliangcai, Wanyouquan, Qiu Tianbao, Old Shanghai Tea House, Deshun Western Food Restaurant, Chunfeng Deyi Restaurant, Xishi Soya Beancurd Store, Dingniangzi Cloth Store, Rongshun Restaurant and Baoyintang. There is also a newly opened Danfeng Tea House, a Clinic of renowned traditional Chinese medical doctors and other new shops with traditional characteristics.

Then we will walk along the Bund, which is Shanghai’s most famed site. The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It affords marvelous views across the river of the Pudong district and its numerous towers. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

After lunch we’ll go to the Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land. The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities. The museum is a wonderful primer on ancient Chinese culture, and is a must-see when coming to Shanghai.

For the night, you are free to explore this bustling metropolis on your own, and we will also have a special dinner of shanghai cuisine.


Day 3 Shanghai-Lhasa (B, L, D)

You will then be taken to the airport where you will take an early afternoon flight to Gonggar Airport at Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Your local Tibetan guide (he/she can speak English), will take you to your hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton where you will have a chance to adjust to the altitude change. You are now on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Lhasa’s elevation is 3,650 meters (about 12,000 feet) above sea level. It takes some time for most people to adjust to the thin and dry air, so be sure to slow down, drink plenty of water, and avoid exertion.

Day 4 Lhasa (B, L, D)

We will begin our tour of the Rooftop of the World at the Jokhang Temple. Located in the center of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was originally built in 647 AD. It is said the site was chosen personally by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng. The princess perceived Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a “devil’s heart”, a source of evil, and had it filled in and the temple built on the site to counteract evil forces. It was built by craftsmen from Tibet, China and Nepal and thus features different architectural styles. Jokhang means "House of Buddha".
Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.

A short walk from the Jokhang Temple is Barkhor Street. The Barkhor (pilgrims’ circuit) is found in the heart of Lhasa encircling the Jokhang Temple. It is the earliest remaining street in Lhasa. It bustles with activity and is always jam-packed with traders and hawkers. It is a "must" for souvenir-hunting tourists. Many people call the Barkhor "the window of Tibet" as it exhibits a typical Tibetan life. The old circumambulation circuit is always crowded with pilgrims from everywhere. Some are monks, and some are businessmen from Kham, a region encompassing East Tibet and part of Sichuan Province. Here you will find people from all over Tibet. You can experience different styles of dress and languages. Even the similar-looking clothes of the monks vary depending on the different branches of Buddhism they practice.

Then we will tour the Sera Monastery, Sera was the last of the three principal Gelupka, or Yellow Hat, Buddhist monasteries to be built in Lhasa. Sera has been listed as one of the China's National Cultural Relics since 1982. Sera comprises a great sutra chanting hall, a college and 32 sections. It once housed nearly 10,000 monks, and is proud of its glorious history during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Sera means hailstone in Tibetan, and legend tells that it hailed during the foundation of this famous monastery.

After dinner, you will be able to enjoy an authentic Tibetan song and dance performance. The rest of your night can be spent at your leisure.

Day 5 Lhasa (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will visit the most famed landmark of Lhasa, the Potala Palace. The world famous Potala Palace is located on Moburi (Red) Mountain, to the west of old Lhasa. It is a huge treasure house of materials and articles from Tibetan history, religion, culture and art. The palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scriptures, Buddha statues, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry housed within. They are of great cultural and artistic value. In 1994, the Potala Palace was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It was originally built in the 640s, during the reign of King Songtsan Gampo of Tibet. The Potala has been a sacred place for hundreds of years. Thousands of pilgrims from Tibet, other parts of China and abroad come every year to pay homage. Their devotion is shown by the difficult journeys they have to make to reach “the City of the Gods".

In the afternoon, we will make an exciting outing to the Drepung Monastery. Built in 1416, Drepung Monastery is the first of the three principle monasteries of the Gelugpa School of Buddhism. Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat, Buddhism is the branch followed by most Tibetans, and the most influential figure in this faith is the Dalai Lama. Drepung Monastery used to be the living quarters of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of the Potala Palace by the Fifth Dalai Lama between 1645 and 1694. Drepung was listed as a national cultural relic in 1982.

We will then return to the hotel for dinner, and you are free to explore the city and this winding streets and markets for the night. The most famous night market in Lhasa, is Tianhai Night Market on the west suburb of city. The market features many stalls of snacks, fruits, and handicrafts lining the street. Each night, the street is crowded and illuminated. Tianhai Night Market is known for its great variety of goods and for being cheaper than the market on the Barkhor Street.

Day 6 Back to Shanghai (B)

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport, and you will go back to Shanghai or go on to your next destination, ending your tour with us.


Tour Inclusions

1. Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
2. Meals in accordance with that listed on the itinerary.
3. professional local guide & driver;
4. Private air-conditioned car or van for transportation;
5. Admission of the first gate.
6.Two bottles of mineral water per day.

Tour  exclusions

1. Tip of the guide
2. Personal costs

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