Beijing and Lhasa - 11 days / 10 nights

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Trip highlights and features: • Beijing sightseeing: the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City • Xian sightseeing: the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, Drum and Bell Towers and Big Wild Goose Pagoda • Train to Lhasa the ‘ Roof of the World’ at 1,149 km • 5 nights onboard the train, 4 nights in deluxe hotels • Most Breakfasts, lunches and dinners • Cities visited: Beijing, Luoyang, Xian, Lanzhou, Gomud, Lhasa

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Southbound Tour Beijing to Lhasa
Day 1: Beijing
Passengers are met upon arrival in Beijing and transferred to the five-star Peninsula Palace Hotel, or similar, for a two-night stay. Afternoon sightseeing program includes the Great Wall and an evening visit to Tiananmen Square. Dinner at a restaurant in the Square.  
Day 2: Beijing
After breakfast, we visit the famous Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City. Lunch is in the city. Afternoon free time to explore the weekend market (open every day).  
Day 3: Beijing
Morning departure of China’s most prestigious private train, our awaiting Shangri-La Express. Settle into your comfortable cabin and have a drink in the bar car before dinner on board as we head for Luoyang.
Day 4: Luoyang
Luoyang, in the middle reaches of the Yellow River Valley, has an interesting museum containing many relics from Luoyang’s days of glory, including historical maps of the city, and artifacts recovered from tombs, such as sculpted horses and camels. The day is spent touring this ancient city including a visit to the museum.
Day 5: Xian
Arrival into the ancient city of Xian; we tour the city this morning with the highlights being the Great Mosque, the 14-km city walls, Drum and Bell Towers and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The afternoon is dedicated to visiting the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, discovered by peasants barely 30 years ago. The 6,000 Terracotta figures, arranged in row after row of warriors and horses, are one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century and considered one of the wonders of the modern world.
Day 6: Lanzhou
Upon our arrival into Lanzhou, situated on the Yellow River, we take a trip down the river during our afternoon stop here as well as visiting the Gansu Provincial Museum.
Day 7: Arrive Gomud
Afternoon arrival into Golmud, which is the starting point for the new 1,149km ‘Roof of the World’ railway line to Lhasa.
Day 8: Lhasa
On arrival into Lhasa, passengers are transferred to the Lhasa Holiday Inn, where we stay for three nights. Once known as one of the most difficult cities on earth to get to, our first day here is spent at the hotel for acclimatization purposes.
Day 9: Lhasa
On the second day, we visit the 13th century Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s holiest shrine and the adjacent Barkhor market. Lunch features a concert with traditional folk music. In the afternoon, we visit the 17th century Potala Palace, former seat of the Tibetan Government and the Dalai Lama’s winter residence. Containing thousands of rooms, its outline dominates the city and is considered one of the architectural wonders of the world.
Day 10: Lhasa
Morning visit to Norbu Lingka, the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace. Free time in the afternoon to explore Lhasa.
Day 11: Lhasa
Transfers provided for international flight departures.
Schedule and Fares – prices are per person
From Beijing
"Heritage Class" >>> only
Twin Share – EUR 5150
Single – EUR 7100
Note: Prices are per person in EUR and include all taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please reconfirm at the time of booking. We suggest adding trip insurance >>> to any and all bookings.
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