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From China to Tibet: on the roof of the world by train

Tour - Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours - China, Beijing

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This enchanting tour allows you to discover the beauties of China, but also of Tibet. It proposes a perfect mix among spirituality, traditions and beautiful landscapes.

You are going to visit:

  • Beijing, the dynamic capital city, rich in wonderful masterworks;
  • The suggestive city of Xian, with its famous Terracotta Army;
  • The wonders of the city of Xining;
  • The amazing landscapes of Lhasa, among which the holy Yamdrok Lake, and the beautiful Potala Palace;
  • Shigatse, which hosts the home of Panchen Lama;
  • Chengdu, a typical Chinese town.

This tour also offers you the chance to admire memorable and breath-taking landscapes. Moreover, it is possible to get in touch with the deepest traditions and taste a delicious home-made dinner.

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  1. Beijing Tour

    Day 1
    Beijing Tour

    Arrive at Beijing airport and meeting with our guide. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation in the booked rooms.

    Free lunch.

    During the afternoon visit to the famous Tien an Men square and the renowned Forbidden City.

    Dinner at restaurant and overnight.

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  2. Great Wall of China

    Day 2
    Great Wall of China

    Breakfast at hotel.

    The full day is dedicated to the visit of the Great Wall of China, long over 6,000 km and considered one of the wonders of the world, the construction of the Wanli Changcheng started in 220 b.C.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    During the journey back to Beijing, stop to visit the Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way, a big necropolis, which hosts the remains belonging to 13 Ming's Kings. It is preceded by the so called "Spirit Way", a street over 7 km long, studded by statues of militaries, dignitaries and mythological animals.  

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  3. Pechino - Xian

    Day 3
    Pechino - Xian

    After breakfast, visit to the Temple of Heaven, a masterwork of the local architecture and one of the symbols of the city.

    Then, transfer to the Hutong district and lunch offered by a local family.

    During the afternoon departure for Xian by airplane; upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  4. Xian Tour

    Day 4
    Xian Tour

    Breakfast in hotel.

    Full day of tour in Xian with guide. Visit to: Small and Big Wild Goose Pagodas and the famous Terracotta Army of Lingtong.

    After lunch, the tour continues visiting the Mosque and the renowned Wall of the city.

    Free dinner. Back to the hotel and overnight.

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  5. Xian - Xining

    Day 5
    Xian - Xining

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and departure for Xining.

    After lunch, panoramic tour of Xining. Visit to: Great Dongguan Mosque and Northern Buddhist Temple, from which it is possible to enjoy a breath-taking view of the whole city.

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  6. Xining - Lhasa by train

    Day 6
    Xining - Lhasa by train

    After breakfast, visit to the Ta'er Monastery.

    Lunch at restaurant and transfer to the railway station to depart for Lhasa. During the travel, passage through the Qinghai-Tibet upland.

    Overnight on board, accommodation in a 4 seats compartment.

    Free dinner.

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  7. Lhasa Tour

    Day 8
    Lhasa Tour

    Breakfast at hotel.

    The morning is dedicated to the visit of Potala, winter residence of Dalai Lama.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, the tour continues visiting Jokhang Monastery and strolling around Barkor Street, a lively local market.

    Free dinner. Back to the hotel and overnight.

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  8. Lhasa - Gyantse

    Day 9
    Lhasa - Gyantse

    After breakfast, the tour continues to Yamdrok Lake. During the journey it is possible to enjoy the wideness of the Tibetan upland. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and offers breath-taking landscapes. It is located in the area of Lhoka, 4,441 meters over the sea level and it is also the largest lake of the northern Himalayan region.

    Break to take some pictures and enjoy the amazing panorama.

    After lunch in a local restuarant, transfer to Gyantse. Once there, transfer to the hotel, free dinner and overnight.

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  9. Gyantse - Shigatse

    Day 10
    Gyantse - Shigatse

    Breakfast at hotel.

    In the morning, visit to the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which hosts a wonderful octagonal stupa dated back to the 15th century.

    Lunch at restaurant.

    The tour continues to the city of Shigatse, visit to the damous Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1447. It is the home of Panchen Lama, one of the most important religious figure in Tibet.

    Transfer and accommodation in a touristic category hotel.

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  10. Back to Lhasa

    Day 11
    Back to Lhasa

    After breakfast, transfer to Lhasa.

    During the travel, stop at a local restaurant to have lunch.

    Once arrived in Lhasa, visit to Norbulingka. Then, transfer to the hotel and accommodation.

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  11. Lhasa - Chengdu

    Day 12
    Lhasa - Chengdu

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and departure for Chengdu.

    Lunch at restaurant.

    Visit to the Conservation & Research center for the giant panda, where researchers try to safeguard this specie, which faces the extinction risk. The center was founded to defend, protect and nurse this animals. Here, it is possible to admire several giant pandas.

    At the end, back to Chengdu.

    Free dinner. Accommodation in the hotel and overnight.

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  12. Giant Buddha in Leshan

    Day 13
    Giant Buddha in Leshan

    After breakfast, departure for Leshan, where it is possible to admire the beautiful Giant Buddha, 71 meters high and carved in the rock. It is located in a particular location: in the point where two rivers meet each other.

    Lunch at restaurant.

    At the end, back to the hotel.

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  13. Last day

    Day 14
    Last day

    Breakfast at hotel.

    According to your departure time, transfer to the airport.

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