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Captivating China & Tibet


Includes the beautiful Tibetan city of Lhasa

Ancient terracotta warriors, mighty palaces and fascinating Buddhist Temples are just some of the amazing sights you will see on this wonderful 13-day escorted holiday to China & Tibet

From € 2999 pps

Availability

Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Dates

  • 12 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
    € 2999
    22 May 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
    € 2999
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Itinerary

Day 1 -  Dublin to Beijing 

Depart Dublin for Beijing with 1 stop en route. Overnight on the flight.

Day 2 - Beijing 

Arrive at Beijing Airport & meet your local guide for transfer to your hotel for check-in. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 – Beijing; Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City 

Breakfast at your hotel followed by a visit to the famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After lunch you will take a rickshaw ride through traditional Chinese living quarters and the maze of old town lanes of Beijing. In the evening you will enjoy an energetic Kungfu show in a local theatre. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel. 

Day 4 – The Great Wall of China  

After breakfast you will travel to the Badaling area to climb the impressive Great Wall and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. You will also visit one of Ming dynasty tombs – Changling and a Jade Gallery, showcasing China’s precious stone. That evening you will enjoy Beijing Duck for dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel. 

Day 5 – Beijing to Xi’an by Bullet Train   

Breakfast at your hotel. A visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing. Afternoon by Bullet Train to Xi’an & transfer to your hotel for check-in. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 – Terra Cotta Warriors

After breakfast in the hotel you will depart for Lintong County to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Chariots Museum where you will be blown away by amazing life-sized warrior figures and the horses that guard the ancient tomb of the first Emperor of China. In the evening enjoy the famous Tang Dynasty show in a local theatre. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7 – Xi’an    

After breakfast in your hotel you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the local city Wall, the best preserved city wall in China. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 8 – Xi’an to Lhasa & Norbulinka 

Morning flight to Lhasa and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Some time to rest before an afternoon tour to beautiful Norbulinka, the Summer Palace of the religious leaders of Tibet. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 9 – Lhasa; Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street

After breakfast depart for your trip to Potala Palace, originally built in the 7th century and continues to be the has the political, religious, economic and cultural centre of Tibet. After lunch travel to the Jokhang Temple boasting the best architectural combination of Tibetan, Han, Napel and Indian styles. You will also get the chance to walk along the lively Barkhor Street, where many pilgrims, travellers and businessmen meet. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 10 – Lhasa; Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to the Drepung Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhism Temple, located in the west of the city and in the afternoon visit Sera Monastery known as the place where Lamas debate the Buddhist doctrines. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.   

Day 11 – Lhasa to Shanghai  

Flight to Shanghai and transfer to the city to visit the newly developed Pudong area. Check-in to your hotel. Dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 12 - Shanghai

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit the Yu Garden and the central commercial area to see some traditional Chinese architecture. You will also visit a traditional Carpet Mill, the Bund waterfront area and the Xintiandi bar area. Transfer to Shanghai airport.

Day 13 – Fly Home

Depart Shanghai for intermediate airport & onward to Dublin. Arrive home.

 

Captivating China & Tibet

Price Includes

  • Flight from Dublin to Beijing and Shanghai to Dublin including taxes & charges
  • Internal flights from Xi’an to Lhasa and from Lhasa to Shanghai
  • Bullet Train from Beijing to Xi'an
  • Professional English speaking tour manager and executive coach transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 5* Hotel Nikko New Century in Beijing with breakfast included (or similar)
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 4* Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel in Xi’an with breakfast included (or similar)
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 4* Four Points By Sheraton in Lhasa, Tibet, with breakfast included (or similar)
  • 1 night accommodation at the 5* Mingde Grand Hotel Shanghai with breakfast included (or similar)
  • Dinner each day plus 6 lunches
  • Visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City followed by a rickshaw ride through the maze of old town lanes in Beijing and a Kungfu show in a local theatre that evening
  • Trip to The Great Wall, one of the Ming dynasty tombs and a Jade Gallery followed by a Beijing Duck dinner in a local restaurant
  • Visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors and an evening at the famous Tang Dynasty show
  • Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the local city wall of Xi’an
  • Afternoon tour to Norbulinka and the Summer Palace of the Tibetan religious leaders
  • Excursion to include Potala palace, the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
  • Tour to the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery
  • Visit to the Pudong Newly developed area in Shanghai
  • Visit to the Yu Garden and Shanghai’s central commercial area
  • Free time for shopping & sight seeing at your leisure

 

 

Booking Remarks 
  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges
  2. Single room supplement from €499pp. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed
  3. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €350pp required at time of booking
  4. Balance due 10 weeks before departure (2% charge on balance payments made by credit card)
  5. Price includes 1 standard piece of checked-in luggage
  6. Optional insurance available on request covering over 2,000 metres (terms & conditions apply)
  7. Irish Passport holders require a visa for this holiday. A cost applies and details will be sent after booking. Non-Irish passport holders please contact us for further information.
  8. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  9. Flights, hotel, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
  10. Booking terms & conditions apply 

 

Flight Details

2017:

AirlineDateFrom / ToFlt. No.Depart / LandApprox. Flt. Time
Etihad Airways12 Sep 17Dublin / Abu DhabiEY 4209:25 / 20:157h 30m
Etihad Airways12 Sep 17Abu Dhabi / BeijingEY 88821:30 / 08:50*7h 05m
Etihad Airways24 Sep 17Shanghai / Abu Dhabi EY 86700:30 / 06:159h 25m
Etihad Airways24 Sep 17Abu Dhabi / DublinEY 4109:40 / 14:55 7h 30m

 *Next day arrival 

 All flight times are local and subject to change

 

2018 Flights TBA

 

Local Time in Beijing

GMT is never adjusted backwards or forwards. Ireland is on GMT between mid-autumn & the beginning of spring. Daylight saving time (BST) is GMT+1.


GTM+8 

BST+7

 

Weather in Beijing


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