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Beautiful China and Holy Tibet

13-day Private Tour: Beijing–Xi'an–Lhasa-Shanghai
Day 1–3 Beijing
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall Hiking
6 hrs
Day 4-6 Xi'an
  • Terracotta Army
  • Make a mini warrior
3 hrs
Day 7-10 Lhasa
  • Potala Palace
  • Yamdrok Lake
5 hrs
Day 11-13 Shanghai
  • The Bund Skyline
  • Ancient Garden


  • Find the hidden hall and hidden stories in the Forbidden City.
  • Walk on the best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
  • Meet the Terracotta Army and make a mini warrior with a local family.
  • Pay your respects at the pilgrim's holy palace, the Potala.
  • Enjoy a picnic at the lakeside of one of the largest sacred lakes in Tibet.
  • Experience modernity and tradition in the most dynamic city, Shanghai.
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Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US $3,199 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

The sample itinerary below is only one version of the possibilities. Get involved and share your thoughts to make this journey unique.

You can read our tips for tailor-making your tour to help you start, and talk to your 1-1 travel advisor to personalize your journey.

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Day 1Beijing | Arrival

Landing in Beijing, you will be met by your private guide and driver who will transfer you to your hotel.

Your guide will assist you with your luggage and help you to check in at your hotel for a worry-free start to your stay.

Tips to Tailor-Make Your Tour

Worried about jet lag? You may start the tour with a relaxing free day to adjust.

Too excited to stay in? Please feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for dining or places to see.

Hotel options:
Novotel Beijing Peace
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

Day 2Beijing | Historical Marvels and Local Life
Day 3Beijing | The Great Wall
Day 4Beijing to Xi'an | The Summer Palace and High-Speed Train
Day 5Xi'an | The Ancient City Wall and Terracotta Army
Day 6Xi'an | Ancient Pagoda and Dumpling Making
Day 7Xi'an to Lhasa| Fly and Rest
Day 8Lhasa | Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, and Sera Monastery
Day 9Lhasa | The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Day 10Gyantze | Yamdrok Lake
Day 11Lhasa to Shanghai | Fly and Rest
Day 12Shanghai | Shanghai Highlights and Bund Discovery
Day 13Shanghai | Departure

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
  • Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
  • Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
  • Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
  • Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
  • The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

Trip Notes

Every element of the tour above can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.

1. Extend the Tour

  • Suzhou and/or Hangzhou: add 1–4 days — water towns, gardens, the Grand Canal, and West Lake
  • Chengdu: add 2–3 days — a panda keeper program, have your photo taken next to a panda, and the Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Hong Kong: add 2–3 days — Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, and a day-tour of Macau
  • Free days: Yangshuo and Shanghai are popular destinations to add one or more free days to explore on one's own.
  • More destinations: Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, and Tibet... Inform us of your interests and we will offer you some recommendations.
Beautiful China and Holy Tibet tour extensions

2. Accommodation

Various types of accommodation are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region. Whatever your accommodation preferences are, our travel experts will seek out and find the perfect one for you.

Most hotels in China allow at most three people in one room. If there are more than three people in your group, we will check if there is family room available or do our best to arrange interconnecting rooms or adjoin rooms.

3. Transportation

China is a huge country, so to make your travel experience more efficient, we usually arrange flights to connect your destinations.

China's high-speed rail network is a fast-paced way to travel. We recommend taking high-speed trains for journeys of less than 6 hours to interested customers — please tell us if you are one of them.

4. Meals

Lunches at popular local restaurants are included for you so you can taste authentic Chinese food. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.

Vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free — all your dietary requirements can be taken care of by our experienced private guides. Let us know if you have any of these dietary requirements during your booking.

5. Tibet Travel Permit

You will need a Tibet Entry Permit. Its cost is included in the tour quotation. Send your passport and China visa copies to us 20 days in advance, and we will apply for your permit once you book a Tibetan tour with us.