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12 Day Classic China & Tibet Highland (2013)


Trip Highlights

 
Travel to the "Roof of the World" and discover the imperial treasures of China

  • Travel to the Roof of the World and discover the imperial treasures of ChinaImperial Beijing: where your exciting tour starts, to discover China's proud capital and its countless imperial treasures such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the legendary Great Wall.
  • Xian – dynastic capital: At the historic heartland of China, Xian is the home of the buried Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.
  • Chengdu (Panda Base): Rich in cultural legacy and historical sites, Chengdu is commonly considered as China's most laid back city. Visit Giant Panda Breeding Center for an opportunity to hug a baby panda; unwinding in a neighborhood teahouse; savor the authentic Sichuan spicy food in China's culinary capital—Chengdu gives you a taste of "Real China"
  • Lhasa – the heart and soul of Tibet: The rooftop of the world. The mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Tibet is, without doubt, one of the world's most remarkable places. Gaze up the impressive Potala Palace; seek spiritual enlightenment at Jokhang Monastery or take a close-up look at local Tibet family homes. It's trip of a life time.
 
Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events

  • Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events  Peking Duck Dinner: delight in the succulent, crispy and aromatic Peking Duck dinner at one of Beijing's most celebrated restaurants
  • Xian Dumpling Banquet: Enjoy a 17-course dumpling dinner, each with distinctive shapes and aroma.
  • Enjoy the mixed Tibetan and Chinese food at Lhasa.
 
Experience the real Tibet & China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program

  • Experience the real Tibet & China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite ProgramUp-close contact with Tibetan culture with a visit to a local Tibetan family home. Meet the friendly, welcoming people and enjoy their home-made yak-butter tea
  • Hutong tour in Beijing: explore the alleyways and courtyard homes of old Beijing riding rickshaws, and conclude the tour with a home-hosted lunch at local family home
 
Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites on your trip to China and Tibet

  • Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites on your trip to China and TibetThe Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Terra-cotta Warriors and Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xian
  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet