Iconic China, mysterious Tibet & panoramic train journey

Beijing: 4 nights - Xi'an: 3 nights - Lhasa: 3 nights - Shigatse: 2 nights - Lhasa: 1 night - Lhasa-Xining train: 1 night - Xining: 1 night - Beijing: 1 night

Tour Highlights

  • Journey through China's dynastic past and understand its modern society in Beijing
  • Explore the mighty Forbidden City and walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Come face-to-face with the Terracotta Army and tour ancient Xi'an
  • Visit the former residences of the Dali Lama in the Holy City of Lhasa
  • Venture further into Tibet to Shigatse, passing breathtaking scenery
  • Discover Buddhist monasteries and palaces, full of fascinating tales of the past
  • Choose to extend your trip with a once in a lifetime encounter with Mount Everest
  • Ride the overnight train from Lhasa to Xining, marvelling at sumptuous landscapes

Route Map

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Day breakdown of the Tibetan Discovery
Tour Itinerary

Day by day Summary

Day by Day Summary

Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

Day 7 - Terracotta Army

Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

Day 11 - Yamdrock Lake & Gyantse

Day 12 - Tour of Shigatse Monastery & Palace

Day 13 - Return to Lhasa by road

Day 14 - Overnight scenic train to Xining

Day 15 - Xining & Qinghai Lake

Day 16 - Transfer to Beijing

Day 17 - Return flight to UK


Extend your trip

Two night extension to Mount Everest Base Camp


Beijing & Forbidden City

Day 1 - 2

Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs

Day 3

Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

" Beijing Summer Palace " by Jakub Hałun - licensed under CC BY

Beijing Summer Palace

Day 4

Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

" Terracotta Army " by Colin Capelle - licensed under CC BY

Xi'an & Terracotta Army

Day 5 - 7

Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

Day 7 - Terracotta Army

" Potala Palace " by Will De Freitas - licensed under CC BY

Lhasa

Day 8 - 10

Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

" Shigatse Dzong " by Antoine Taveneaux - licensed under CC BY

Tibetan Heartland

Days 11 - 13

Day 11 - Yamdrock Lake & Gyantse

Day 12 - Tour of Shigatse Monastery & Palace

Day 13 - Return to Lhasa by road

" namtso lake and snow-capped mountain " by yuen yan - licensed under CC BY

Scenic train to Xining

Day 14 - 17

Day 14 - Overnight scenic train to Xining

Day 15 - Xining & Qinghai Lake

Day 16 - Transfer to Beijing

Day 17 - Return flight to UK

" Tibet - Mount Everest " by Göran Höglund - licensed under CC BY

Mount Everest Base Camp

Extend Your Trip

Two night extension to Mount Everest Base Camp

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Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates April May - November
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - £5,191 £5,700 - £5,398 £5,734
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Extention - Mount Everest Base Camp - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - €5,329 €5,940 - €6,017 €6,454
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Extention - Mount Everest Base Camp - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - $5,748 $6,410 - $6,017 $5,734
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Extention - Mount Everest Base Camp - - - - - -

What's Included

  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • 2nd class seat on Beijing to Xi'an Bullet train (1st class for Deluxe)
  • Soft sleeper bed on Lhasa to Xining train
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a room
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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