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From East to West

15 Days From US$2,640 p/p

From East to West-01

Tour highlights

  • Touch city pulses and discover the vicissitudes in Mega Metropolis of Shanghai
  • Admire glorious history in the Imperial Palace & the Great Wall of  Beijing
  • Discover mysterious and picturesque Tibet in World Heritages:Jokhang Temple & Potala Palace
  • Adore World Heritage Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an

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Itinerary Details

A trip to Tibet is nowadays not just hailed as a special experience, but a fantastic highlight that this special China Tour provides. The tour starts with the Ultra-modern metropolis of Shanghai and comes to a near end with more exciting and interesting days in Tibet. Visitors are more often than not overwhelmed by its fabulous landscape, mysterious monasteries and the profound religiousness of its people. Traveling from Lhasa to Xian by train is no doubt another highlight of this tour because the landscape en route is so rare and unique that it is hard to come by. By the way, your thrilling trip is far from over yet and you have much more awaiting your exploration. They are of course the ancient capital city of Xian and today's capital city of Beijing.

Arrive in Shanghai, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Accommodation option:

  • Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast

Arrive in Shanghai, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Accommodation option:

  • Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Shanghai

Shanghai

breakfast and lunch

Today, enjoy your full day city tour that start with the visit to the Bund which is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai.

Then continue to visit the Yu Garden and the old town. It is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters.

Aftern lunch, you will visit Shanghai Tower. It is located at the heart of the Lujiazui Finance & Trade Zone. While the building’s operable floors will reach up to 580 meters, the buildings total height will be 632 meters.
After dinner, you will enjoy an Acrobatic Show at night. Then transfer to the hotel and rest.

Accommodation option:

  • Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
The Bund

The Bund

breakfast

Transfer to take a flight and meet your local guide in Lhasa whose name means ‘the Land of Gods’ in Tibetan, is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day to get used to the high altitude.

Accommodation option:

  • Thangka Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Lhasa

Lhasa

breakfast and lunch

Today your tour begins with the awe-inspiring Potala Palace. It perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The whole Palace is consist of Red and White Palace. The white Palace was for secular use and the Red Palace was for religious use. This traditional Tibetan architecture with 13 floors was used for the former residence of the Dalai Lama.

Continue your tour to Norbulingka Park - a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama.

Take a stroll down Barkhor Street. It is the oldest and traditional street in Tibet. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. You can see old buildings that have been built to the regional architecture. Tibetan handicrafts are offered in the shops.

Accommodation option:

  • Thangka Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Potala Palace

Potala Palace

breakfast and lunch

There are several highlights on the program today. In the Morning, visit the Jokhang Temple - the spiritual center of Tibet which is visited by countless pilgrims. The mysterious facility will be you too impress.

Then visit to Drepung Monastery - was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India.

At last, pay a visit to Sera Monastery, one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' of the Gelug Order. Today about 750 monks live and study here. When you arrive at the debating court at the right time, you will see groups of monks excitedly debating in a living atmosphere.

Accommodation option:

  • Thangka Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Sere Monastery

Sere Monastery

breakfast and lunch

Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning.

On the way, you can take a short stop at the pure blue Yamdrok Lake - one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.

On the way you will see the Kharola glacier. Take a walk around the lake prior and continue to drive to Gyangtse Pelkor Chode Monastery (4000m) - with its unique structure at the foot of Dzong Hill. Then continue your driving to Shigatse (3836m). When arrival Shigatse downtown, have rest of this day in your hotel.

Accommodation option:

  • Shigatse Tashi Choeta Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok Lake

breakfast and lunch

In the morning, you will enjoy a visiting to the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery - one of the six big monasteries in Tibet which is the seat of the Panchen Lama. A visit to this monastery is a must for every visitors to Shigatse,and certainly deserves its name as the greatest monastery of the Yellow Sects monastery in the Tsang region. Take your time and wander around a local market. Return to Lhasa by coach in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Accommodation option:

  • Thangka Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery

breakfast

Transfer to the train station and take an overnight train to Xi’an. You can enjoy the landscape along the way.

Accommodation option:

  • Overnight on the train

Arrive in Xi'an, a famous historic and cultural city, a treasure house of relics and sites, you can breathe the historical air from all the must-see spots. You will be greeted at the train station and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

Accommodation option:

  • Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an
  • (4 Ratings)
Xi'an

Xi'an

breakfast and lunch

Today you'll journey out in to the countryside surrounding Xi'an and visit what is undoubtedly one of the man-made wonders of the world – the Terracotta Warriors. These clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions – stand in battle formation.

The next stop of your journey is the Great Mosque. It is the largest and best-preserved mosque in Xi'an. It assumes the striking features of Chinese pavilions, with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. You will be amazed by the not so typical construction of this mosque.

Accommodation option:

  • Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an
  • (4 Ratings)
Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors

breakfast and lunch

In the morning, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - a landmark building of Xi'an. It is a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years.

Then, the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city is one of the most famous attractions in Xi'an. Today, this wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Beijing. You will be greeted there by your local guide and drive to hotel.

Accommodation option:

  • Penta Hotel Beijing
  • (4 Ratings)
Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall

breakfast and lunch and dinner

You will reach the Tian'anmen Square in the morning. It is the largest public square in the world . Then visit today's highlight - the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. In its 500 years of history, there were 24 emperors living here. Experiencing several times renovation and expansion during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City is still remaining its original layout.

After lunch, you'll visit the Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Summer Palace became the most important political and diplomatic activity center outside the Forbidden City for the supreme ruler in late Qing Dynasty. It is an important witness of the modern history of China and it is also the locality of many major historical events.

Enjoy the famous Peking Roast Duck dinner at night.

Accommodation option:

  • Penta Hotel Beijing
  • (4 Ratings)
Forbidden City

Forbidden City

breakfast and lunch

The start of your trip will be the visit of the Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It's China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. This Chinese monument is built entirely in wood, without using a single nail, which has become the symbol of Beijing. For the Chinese the ground is sacred, so the emperor used to celebrate the main rites here.

No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall. You'll visit one of the best-preserved areas - the Mutianyu Great Wall. It used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs, and features guard towers dating back to the Ming dynasty. Take your time strolling along the wall, which snakes through the hills and seemingly endlessly into the distance. Being perched on this incredible engineering feat and surveying the spectacular surrounding countryside is an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation option:

  • Penta Hotel Beijing
  • (4 Ratings)
Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

breakfast

Say goodbye to China and transfer to airport. Connect with your departure flight.

Our service includes:
  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Knowledgeable and helpful local guides
  • Private and comfortable van
  • All accommodations
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • In-destination transfers
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling
Trip Notes

This tour is intended to give you an idea for what's possible when you travel with us. Treat them simply as inspiration, because every element of the tour can be customized individually. Please feel free to tell us your ideas and we will create a tour to match your tastes and budget.

Recommended hotels

Go Find Orient choose your accommodation based on easy accessibility to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood with the consideration of typical traditional style and modern comfort.

 ShangHai  Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel

  • Located in the heart of Shanghai, 5 minutes drive from Longde Road subway station & Xintiandi.
  • It houses a fitness centre, 3 dining options and accommodation with free internet access.
  • The air-conditioned guest rooms feature warm lighting and modern interiors with full equipment.
  • Restaurants serve a fine selection of local, Japanese and international dishes.

 Lhasa  Thangka Hotel

  • Superior location in city center, near the Ramoche Temple and Barkhor Street.
  • 170 rooms and suites feature for Tibetan-style decoration with air conditioning.
  • The full views of the famous Potala Palace can be seen when you lie in bed.
  • The delicous Tibetan, Chinese and western meals are served in restaurant.

 Shigatse  Shigatse Tashi Choeta Hotel

  • A very traditional hotel with Tibetian decor in Shigatse city.
  • 5-minute walk from the old market and a 10-minute walk from Tashilhunpo Monastery.
  • The traditional Tibetan-style hotel offers elegantly furnished guestrooms.
  • Each rooms has flat-screen cable TV, sofa, kettle and free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
  • On-site restaurant serving mouthwatering authentic Tibetan taste.

 Xi'an  Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an

  • Located in the central of Xi'an, 7-minute walk from Bell & Drum Tower and Muslim Food Street.
  • It features 6 dining options, a spa and wellness center.
  • Guestrooms offer iPod, MP3 stations and free WiFi access in all areas.
  • Restaurant offers barbecue dishes, Asian and Western dishes is available at Yummy Café.

 Beijing  Penta Hotel Beijing

  • Occupying a central location in Beijing, 10-minute drive from Temple of Heaven & Wangfujing Street.
  • 307 air-conditioned rooms offer the comfort of over-sized windows, a sofa and carpeted floors.
  • Bicycle rentals are available for guests to explore around the city.
  • The Lobby Lounge provides a cozy environment for light snacks and cocktails.