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Tibet Discovery Tour 11-Days

Tibet Discovery Tour 11-Days
• Tour Code: GGT02
• Starting Price: USD1758 per person
• Departure Dates: Upon at any date
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Shanghai
• Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa & Shanghai
 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
    Meals Included: No meals
     
    Our professional Muslim expert tour guide will pick you up at Beijing capital international airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag. 
     
    Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Bamboo Carbon Store, Salat at Niujie Mosque, Temple of Heaven
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurants
     
    We will start to explore Beijing from Tiananmen Square in the morning. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world and it has great cultural significance as it was the site of many important events in Chinese history such as Chairman Mao's declaration of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on Oct, 01, 1949. Next we will walk to the Forbidden City. As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City was the centre of state power in late feudal China and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over 505 years. After lunch we will visit the Temple of Heaven. This temple, built between 1406 and 1420 by the same emperor who was responsible for building the Forbidden City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as a masterpiece of architectural and landscape design. 
     
     
    Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall of China, Jade Museum, The Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Photo Stop at Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    In the morning, we will visit the Jade Museum and the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defense project of successive Chinese Empires. Today, the wall is still impressive at 3,750 miles in length, stretching from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and Chinese people. After lunch we will visit the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. The Sacred Way is a stone paved path which stretches as long as one kilometer to the north of the main gate of the Ming Tombs. Next we will make a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest (National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics Center)
     
     
    Day 4: Beijing, Summer Palace, Fresh Water Pearl, High Speed Train to Xian
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    This morning we will visit the the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. Using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. After lunch we will take the second class high speed train to Xian (about 5 hours). Xian is the ancient capital city of China and the starting point of Silk Road.  
     
     
    Day 5: Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors & Reproduction Factory, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    After breakfast at hotel we will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Considered one of the foremost archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2,000-year-old Terra Cotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 by local farmers digging a well. The 8,000-plus life-sized figures are arranged in vaults at the entrance to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, a major architect of the Great Wall and unifier of China. After lunch, we will visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square and Xian Muslim Quarter. The area north of the Drum Tower is the Muslim Quarter of Xian which covers several blocks with an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the region. There are about seven ancient mosques in the area, among which the Great Mosque built in 742 is most famous and popular among all. At Xian's Muslim Quarter you will find a seemingly endless labyrinth of street food, restaurants and bustling local life. 
     
     
    Day 6: Fly to Lhasa, Rest at Hotel in the afternoon
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Fly to Lhasa in the morning. Upon arrival at this 1200 feet elevated city, we will be transferred to hotel for rest and adjust our body to high elevation (Lhasa is 3700 meters above sea level). We may feel the effects of high altitude therefore it is strongly recommended that you take an afternoon nap for 2-3 hours to help you acclimatize, and be sure to drink plenty of water during your time in Tibet.
     
     
    Day 7: Lhasa, Tibet Museum, Norbulingka, Potala Palace
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will start to explore Tibet from Tibet Museum to know the history and the development of Tibet. This museum houses a large amount of valuable treasures found in Tibet: ancient religious books written in gold, silver or coral powders, Buddha statues made from diverse materials, colorful Thangkas and many handicrafts with distinctive Tibetan characteristics. Later we will visit the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama: the Norbulingka Park. After lunch we will visit the highest palace in the world, the Potala Palace. Built on the red hill in the center of Lhasa, the Potala Palace boasts more than 1000 rooms including the Red Palace where Dalai Lama once lived.
     
     
     
    Day 8: Lhasa, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will visit the 1300-year-old Jokhang Monastery in the morning, later we will follow local Tibetans for a Kora of Jokhang Monastery, walk around the Barkor Bazaar. Jokhang Monastery, constructed by King Songtsen Gampo in the year AD647 is the most famous Buddhist temple in Lhasa. This monastery has remained the centre of Buddhist pilgrimage for centuries, and over a period of last several centuries, the monastery complex continue to be expanded and now covers an area of around 25,000 sq. meters. We will visit Sera Monastery in the afternoon. Founded in 1419, at its height, Sera monastery was residence to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges, although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence. One of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard. They emphasize their debate points with heavy foot stomping and loud claps of the hands. This highly animated debating method is part of the time-honored monastic educational system.
     
     
    Day 9: Fly to Shanghai, The Bund & Nanjing Road
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Halal restaurant
     
    Fl to Shanghai in the morning. Upon arrival in Shanghai we will stroll along the Bund and nearby Nanjing Road. The Bund refers to Shanghai's famous waterfront stretching for 1.6km along the west shore of the Huangpu River. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world. 
     
     
    Day 10: Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Market, Silk Store, People's Square, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will visit Yuyuan Garden in the morning. This garden is a maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges, and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall. We will then spend some time shopping at the Chenghuangmiao market located outside the garden. After lunch and Salat at Xiaotaoyuan Mosque we will then visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum. The rich and high-quality collection of Shanghai Museum's 120,000 precious works of art including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. The museum is a distinguished architectural combination of traditional culture and modern spirit, making it unique among many museums in the world. Afterwards we will visit Xintiandi. Located near the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xintiandi is a newly developed recreation area in Shanghai with old styled Shikumen buildings.
     
     
    Day 11: Departure from Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
     

     

  • Deluxe Prices (5-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD3038

    USD2798

    USD2568

    USD2318

    Single Room Supplement

    USD690

    USD690

    USD690

    USD590

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2878

    USD2648

    USD2418

    USD2128

    Single Room Supplement

    USD550

    USD550

    USD550

    USD460


    Standard Prices (4-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2828

    USD2588

    USD2348

    USD2118

    Single Room Supplement

    USD500

    USD500

    USD500

    USD420

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2668

    USD2438

    USD2208

    USD1938

    Single Room Supplement

    USD360

    USD360

    USD360

    USD270


    Budget Prices (3-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2418

    USD2238

    USD2068

    USD1888

    Single Room Supplement

    USD280

    USD280

    USD280

    USD230

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2278

    USD2108

    USD1938

    USD1758

    Single Room Supplement

    USD250

    USD250

    USD250

    USD200


    Pricing Policy
    Prices are based on per person with double/triple occupancy
    If staying at a single room, Single Room Supplement will be charged
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free
    Child (2-12 years of age) sharing a bed: 85% of the adult price
    Child (2-12 years of age) sharing no bed: 65% of the adult price
     
    Booking Notice
    Departure dates upon request at your time of convenience
    Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
    This is an exclusive private tour (with private guide and private vehicle)
    If you prefer to book your own hotels, we are glad to deduct the room rates for you
    What's Included
    Tibet Travel Permit
    Second class high speed train ticket
    Halal meals as specified in the itinerary
    Domestic flight airfares with tax included
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast
    Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
    Experienced private English language speaking tour guide
    All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    All government taxes
    What's Not Included
    International airfares
    Optional tour & insurance
    Gratuities or tips to guides and drivers
    Excursions & activities not included in itinerary
    Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    Reservation
    For reservation, simply send an email to info@islamiChina.com. Please inform us: the tour code; the series you choose (deluxe, standard or budget); the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight numbers. For information on reservation, payment and cancellation please read our Terms & Conditions.
     

     

  • Classic Tibet Discovery Tour 9 Days Optional Tours
     
    Day 1: Changing Faces Opera with Backstage Visit, USD60 per person
    On this optional tour, we'll experience the Changing Faces opera. Face changing (bian lian) is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the more general Sichuan opera. Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music. They also wear vividly colored masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, which they change from one face to another almost instantaneously with the swipe of a fan, a movement of the head, or wave of the hand. Before the performance, we'll meet the performers backstage and try another Chinese art: hand shadow play done with a sophistication you have probably never witnessed.
     
     
  • Deluxe Hotels for Tibet Discovery Tour 11 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand Metroplark Hotel Xian or similar

    Lhasa

    Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Lhasa or similar

    Shanghai

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Standard Hotels for Tibet Discovery Tour 11 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand New World Hotel Xian or similar

    Lhasa

    Xinding Hotel Lhasa or similar

    Shanghai

    Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Budget Hotels for Tibet Discovery Tour 11 Days

    Beijing

    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar

    Xian

    City Hotel Xian or similar

    Lhasa

    Tibet Kailash Hotel Lhasa or similar

    Shanghai

    Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai or similar

    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing
    Add: 50 Wangfujing Avenue. Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168888
     
    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is located in Wangfujing Avenue within walking distance to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The property features 395 luxurious guestrooms equipped with modern amenities suitable for business and leisure travelers. If you are here for business, the hotel provides conference and function rooms for meetings and special events. Savor Asian and European cuisine at Dynasty Plaza or Cantonese and Northern Chinese specialties at Royal Restaurant. Spend your day with the recreational facilities including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and spa. Whatever the reason for your visit, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is a must for your stay.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Metropark Hotel Xian
    Add: No.158 Dong Da Jie, Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87691234
     
    Nestled in the heart of City Center, Grand Metropark Hotel Xian is an ideal spot from which to discover Xian. Situated only 2 KM from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Xian Huayi Hospital, Changle Men Gate, Minsheng Department Store. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Xian hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, giftsouvenir shop, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests can be enjoyed at the hotel. Grand Metropark Hotel Xian is home to 315 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCDplasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service, desk. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Grand Metropark Hotel Xian.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Lhasa 
    Add: No. 10, Bo Linka Road, Chengguan, Lhasa
    Tel: +86-891-6348888
     
    Designed for both business and leisure travel, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel is ideally situated in Chengguan; one of the city's most popular locales. The excitement of the city center is only 1.5 Km away. For those of you who want to venture out, Tibet Museum, Kunde Ling, Gesar Ling are just some of the attractions available to visitors. Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas. Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, umbrella, internet access – wireless, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the indoor pool, spa, massage. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel
    Add: No. 400 Pan Yu Road, Changning District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61458888
     
    If you have stayed at one of the many Crown Plazas around the globe, you are already familiar with the quality of service they represent. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel prides themselves on providing a full array of hospitality geared for business. That means you can expect a lot of amenities all under one roof. An excellent business center can be found on-site with meeting facilities and ballrooms that can accommodate corporate or private events. But it's not all business all the time. Guests can relax with the dining options, work out in the well-equipped fitness center, or take advantage of the Olympic-sized indoor pool. A sauna and massage treatments further the chances to get truly relaxed. With all these options and a worldwide track record of good service, you are in good hands during your stay at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Sunworld Hotel Beijing 
    Add: 88 Dengshikou, Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168999
     
    Strategically placed in the heart of downtown Beijing, this 4-star luxury offers a full list of comfortable room accommodations along with professional services. Each spacious guestroom is equipped with the necessary modern amenities. Guests may savor Chinese dishes from the in-house Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant or enjoy exotic Thai cuisine at the Sawasdee Restaurant, once awarded as Beijing’s best Thai restaurant. International fare is also offered at the Song He Cafe. Guests may unwind at the Lobby Lounge with their favorite cocktails and drinks. Business travelers may utilize the fully-equipped function rooms equipped with meeting and banquet facilities. Sunworld Hotel also offers several recreational facilities, ensuring an enhancement to your trip to Beijing.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand New World Hotel 
    Add: No. 172 Lian Hu Lu, Lianhu District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87216868
     
    Located next to the city wall, the friendly staff at this location can make any stay in Xian effortless and memorable. With 480 rooms, Grand New World Hotel can accommodate a large amount of people, and they usually do because of their popularity and reputation for excellence. The staff realizes that it is difficult to travel in a city where most visitors don’t speak the language, and as a consequence, they make visiting the major tourist sites in the area effortless and efficient. Be sure to check out the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and the Temple of the Eight Immortals is certainly worth a look as well. Considered by many to be the best place to stay in Xian, the Grand New World Hotel will not disappoint, and it is definitely worth a look. Grand New World Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Xinding Hotel Lhasa
    Add: No. 12 Central Avenue, Zhonghe International City, Chengguan, Lhasa
    Tel: +86-891-6808555
     
    This modern, business hotel boasts a perfect location in Lhasa, with easy access to historical landmarks and efficient public transportation. Conveniently surrounding the area are numerous supermarkets and banks. The world heritage, Potala Palace, Ramoche Temple, Jokhang Temple and the leisure commercial street are at a walkable distance. Furthermore, it's just a short taxi ride to the railway station. The hotel provides a variety of excellent room facilities to cater to both business and leisure guests.
     
     
    Standard Hotel:4-star Shanghai Ambassador Hotel 
    Add: No.818 Wanhngdu Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-63357509
     
    This luxury class hotel situated in the CaoJiaDu Commercial Zone, is located near West NanJing Road. Guests will enjoy easy access to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the commercial zones of ZhongShan Park, and the JingAn Temple. The hotel is also surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, shopping areas, and local markets. The hotel boasts 308 rooms furnished with elegant amenities that promote comfort and offer a special Japanese floor. Additionally, guests can enjoy fine dining and drinks at the Clivia Coffee Shop, the Grand Palace Restaurant, and the Yawara Teppanyaki Restaurant. The Ambassador Hotel is one of the leading international luxury hotels in Shanghai, perfect for guests that want luxury and refinement.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Inn Happy Valley Hotel Beijing 
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions nearby such as Beijing National Stadium, the Summer Palace. The hotel boasts excellent accommodation among Beijing hotels, good service and well appointed facility. In the hotel there are 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Hotel Xian
    Add: No.70 Nan Da Jie, Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87219988
     
    This modern 3-star hotel is centrally located in the ancient city of Xi'an, a bustling commercial center with well-known establishments such as the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, and Ancient City Wall. With a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms, each room at the City Hotel offers a comfortable living space, equipped with central air conditioning, cable TV, and a mini bar. As for business travelers, the meeting room and multi-function hall on the third floor comes well-prepared with the latest in audio and video equipment. Other services include a gymnasium, tea room, and a lounge where guests can relax at the end of the day. For dining options, a variety of dishes can be enjoyed at the Ming Palace Restaurant and La Pinata Restaurant on the second floor.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Tibet Kailash Hotel, Lhasa
    Add: No.143, Beijing East Road, Lhasa
    Tel: +86-891-6306999
     
    The Lhasa Kailash Hotel (Lasa Kailasi Jiudian) is a short walk from Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple and the Potala Palace. From this Lhasa hotel, guests can overlook the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple and snow-capped mountain afar. A great breadth of culinary options means food fans have plenty to choose from including Chinese and Western cuisines, especially Tibetan dishes. Those requiring meeting arrangements can book a fully-equipped conference room or use the commercial center.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel
    Add: No. 843 Guang fuxi Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61421818
     
    Well-managed and conveniently situated on Guang Fu Xi Road, in the heart of downtown, Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel is a great choice for travelers. It's an easy drive to the city center and a short distance of nine kilometers to Hongqiao International Airport. The railway station is also easily accessible along with many scenic destinations such as Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple, Zhong Shan Park and the Su Zhou River where guests can enjoy the stunning riverside and garden view. Shanghai's prime shopping center is also within close proximity. The seven-story hotel boasts 237 well-appointed guest rooms that come with a modern and simplistic style. All room are non-smoking, featuring satellite TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Catering to the discerning business travelers, the 48 square meters meeting room is ideal and fully-equipped with an array of meeting facilities such as an LCD projector and a DVD player.
     
     
     

     

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We have returned safe, sound and very pleased. This is just a brief note to thank you for your hospitality, care and attention for details. We were a bit anxious before starting this tour but thanks to your organizing skills we have returned with great bundles of very happy memories. Your guides are all wonderfully dedicated individuals. They made our stay and movements easy, enjoyable and educational.

A small group from Toronto is soon departing for a 20 day tour with you. I have no doubt they would benefit from your expertise just as much as we did, or more. We have already talked about your organization and its people to a number of our friends. We will be happy to talk to any one else at your suggestion.

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April, 2007
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