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Tour Code: DY081202
12 Day Tibet Escapade

ItineraryTerms and Conditions
Itinerary
Day 1 • Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to your hotel.
Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing
  
Day 2 • Beijing 
This morning visit the Temple of Heaven and see local morning exercise while you enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Imperial Ceiling of Heaven with its Echo Wall and the Nine-Dragon Cypress, more than 500 years old. Tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City's treasure-filled Imperial Palace with a tour of the living quarters, museum and jewelry sections. Tonight, you are invited to a Peking Duck dinner party at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party 
  
 Day 3 • Beijing 
 A daylong excursion takes you to the legendary Great Wall, where you walk atop the ancient ramparts. After lunch, visit a cloisonné factory. Then stroll along the statue-lined Sacred Way to the medieval Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall. After dinner enjoy the remarkable “The Legend of Kung Fu” performance.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
  
Day 4• Beijing/Xi'an 
This morning fly to Xi'an, former capital of China and site of archeological wonders. Tour the city wall and Small Goose Pagoda. Check in to your hotel.
West Capital International Hotel Xian
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel 
  
 Day 5 • Xi'an 
 A thrilling day as you view the famous 2200-year-old life-sized terra-cotta warriors discovered in the first emperor's tomb, the Circle Vision Movie, the Bronze Chariot and renowned Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. Lunch includes a noodle-making demonstration. Tonight, you are our guest at the Tang Dynasty Theatre's celebrated dinner show.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Show 

Day 6• 7 Xi'an/Lhasa

Today take a train in soft sleeper berth bound for Lhasa. Enjoy the beautifull landscape passing by. Arrive Lhasa in the late afternoon. Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to adjust to the altitude of one of the world's highest plateaus–approximately 12,000 ft. above sea level.
Lhasa Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch in Hotel, Dinner in Hotel
  
Day 8 • Lhasa
An extraordinary day of sightseeing shows Norbulingkha, Summer Palace, built by the seventh Dalai Lama in the 18th century. Then visit Drepung Monastery, tiered against a mountain in traditional Tibetan style, once home to more than 10,000 Lamas.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel 
    
Day 9• Lhasa
You will not soon forget the spectacular architecture at the world-famous Potala Palace. Former living quarters of the Dalai Lama, its massive 1,000 room structure towers over this mountain city. Continue on to visit the famous Barkhor Market where you may shop for Tibetan items. See one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Temple, where pilgrims come to worship before the statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in gold. This evening, enjoy a memorable Tibetan dinner and show where you will be welcomed with a traditional Yak Dance.*
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Show
   
Day 10• Lhasa/Shanghai 
 Fly on to Shanghai. The rest of day is at leisure.
Shanghai Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner 
  
 Day 11 • Shanghai 
Sightsee Shanghai: the rich collections of the Shanghai Museum, Nanjing or Huai Hai Road's shops, The Bund, the Children's Palace, and visit a carpet factory. Tonight, you will see an astonishing acrobatic show.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
       
Day 12 • Depart Shanghai
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Note:The private guided tour is tailored for your group, your friends or your family exclusively. No other guest will be in your group.