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9 Days Shanghai Chengdu and Lhasa Essence Highlight Tour by Flight

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This 9 Days Shanghai Chengdu and Lhasa Essence Highlight Tour By Flight will give you an unforgettable experience during your stay in this 9 days in china. Covering most of essence highlight attractions in Shanghai Chengdu and Lhasa.

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Shanghai, Chengdu, Lhasa

Pick-up point:
Shanghai International Airport

Finishing point:
Lhasa Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Alipay, Wechat

Available: Daily

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Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

  • Place&Transport: Arrive in Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Transfer to your hotel in Shanghai downtown
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai downtown
  • Meal: No Meal

Upon your arrival at Shanghai, your personal guide will greet you at the airport holding the board with "Shanghai Private Tour" on it and escort you to your hotel.

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Our Shanghai Pick up Sign" Shanghai Private Tour"

Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the air-condition car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Shanghai and provide information you need. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Day 2 Shanghai Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden&Bazaar,Shanghai Museum,Nanjing Road,Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC)
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai downtown
  • Meal: B,L

In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and start your Shanghai day tour.

First drive you to visit Yuyuan GardenThe largest one of Shanghai ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. 

Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It has a total area of 20,000 square meters. Although the Garden occupies less than five acres, demonstrates perfectly the sophisticated art of combining several different elements to create a world in miniature - ingeniously mingling pavilions and corridors, small hills and carefully selected and well-placed rocks, lotus ponds, bridges, winding paths, and trees and shrubs.

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Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar, originally there was just a temple (The City God Temple) that was built in the 15th Century. Today the area is also home to a lively market that specializes in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. You can pick some antiques, silk fans, bamboo articles, shell carvings, paintings, or you try some Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings), vegetarian buns, chicken soup to experience a little of the Shanghai culture. 

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

After lunch, continue the tour to Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. The museum was founded in 1952 and was first open to the public in the former Shanghai Racecourse club house, now at 325 West Nanjing Road,rebuilt at its current location in 1996, it is considered one of China's first world-class modern museums. The museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art.

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In the afternoon, visit the Nanjing RoadWhen people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.

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Your last stop is “The Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). Stepping into Shanghai World Financial Center, your journey to the sky starts from the Sky Gate. You’ll enjoy a visual feast which shows you the rapid changes of Shanghai and the history of Huangpu River through high multi-media technology displays and the world’s most realistic miniature city model.

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Drive you back to your hotel.

Day 3 Shanghai Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Jade Buddha Temple, Jewish Refugees Museum, The Bund, Boat Cruise on Huangpu River
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai downtown
  • Meal: B,L

Today, your will first visit the Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.

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Then drive to the Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto, visit the Jewish Refugees Museum, the museum, located at 62 Changyang Road, Hongkou District, consists of three parts: the former site of Ohel Moshe Synagogue and two exhibition halls. It is an important component of the “Tilanqiao Historic Area” and serves as a witness commemorating the phase of history when the Jewish refugees lived in Shanghai.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

In the afternoon, drive to The Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.) and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.

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Before back to your hotel, you will take a Boat cruise on the Huangpu RiverSailing down the river, along the way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides including such sights as the Yangpu Bridge, the Nanpu Bridge, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. In addition, the varied western architecture on the west bank of the Huangpu River and the towering modern buildings on the east bank present a spectacular contrast, increasing the beauty and magnificence of the river.

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Drive back to your hotel.

Day 4 Shanghai-Chengdu

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Transfer to Shanghai airport, pick up at Chengdu Shuangliu airport
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Chengdu downtown
  • Meal: B

Our Shanghai driver will escorts you to the Shanghai international airport for your flight to Chengdu (about 10 hours’ flight).

Upon arrival, our Chengdu tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer to your hotel. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Chengdu and provide information you need.

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Optional Activity: Try to enjoy an authentic Sichuan Cuisine dinner at a local restaurant. 

Day 5 Chengdu

  • Place&Transport: Chengdu
  • Today's Activities: Chengdu Panda Base, Wenshu Temple, Jinli Ancient Street, Renmin Park
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Chengdu downtown
  • Meal: B,L,D

Firstly, spend half days to explore the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (or Chengdu Panda Base for short) specializes in baby pandas and their care. It's one of the most popular destinations for foreign travelers. And it's a must-go place when you go to Chengdu. Chengdu Panda Base not only takes care of breeding pandas, but also focuses on providing interactive activities that teach people about pandas and their protection. Besides cute giant pandas, there are also red pandas, black swans, and peacocks in the base.

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Then, move on to the Wenshu Temple. The large Buddhist Wen Shu Monastery in the north of town has become a major tourist attraction in Chengdu and the surrounding neighborhood has undergone extensive renovations. The temple itself is clean and relatively quiet. There are small ponds and underused buildings in corners of the complex where you can sit and relax. Every now and then a preoccupied monk scurries past, but the grounds are mostly filled with strolling visitors.

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Your lunch will be arrange at a Vegetarian Restaurant in Wenshu Temple. All the food made by vegetable.

After lunch, lead you around the temple and head to the Wangjianglou Park, Wangjiang Lou (Wangjiang Pavilion or the Pavilion to Watch the River translated into Chinese), together with the Wuhou Memorial Temple (Wuhou Ci), and Dufu's Thatched Cottage are the top three attractions in Chengdu city.  

The Wangjiang Pavilion in the park is one of the featured historical buildings; it was built to memorize the great poetess - Xue tao (薛涛). The main attractions in the park includes the Well of Xue tao, Zhuojin Pavilion (濯锦楼), Pavilion for reciting poems (吟诗楼) , Pavilion for washing bamboo slips and Pavilion of the five immortals in the sky (五云仙), etc. The Wangjiang Pavilion is of a height of 39 meters and is also called Chongli Pavilion.

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In the late afternoon, lead to the locals Hot-Pot Restaurant. The hot pot is one of Sichuan's oldest methods of cooking and is still a popular choice for a night out in Chengdu. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. Vegetables, fish, and meat should be fresh. The hot pot in Chengdu can be very spicy because almost everyone lives here loves spicy. But there is also a choice of non-spicy hot pot.

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At last, drive you back to your hotel in Chengdu downtown.

Day 6 Chengdu-Lhasa by Flight

  • Place&Transport: Chengdu
  • Today's Activities: Transfer to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Pick up at Lhasa Airport
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Lhasa downtown
  • Meal: B

Today, you will be free until your Chengdu tour guide and driver escorts you to the Shuangliu international airport for your flight to Lhasa (about 2 hours’ flight).

Upon arrival, our Lhasa tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

Day 7 Lhasa

  • Place&Transport: Lhasa
  • Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Lhasa downtown
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, our local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Today you will visit Lhasa’a cardinal landmark Potala Palace; the highest palace in the world. It well worths visiting for its artistic value, historic purposes, and cultural awareness, has been regarded as the No. 1 must-see attraction in Tibet. It is one of the world culture heritages. You can explore its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local with authentic Tibetan food Restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

Next, head to the holiest temple in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, built during Songtsen Gampo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. Here you can observe sincere pilgrims making prostration in front of Jokhang Temple. While entering inside the temple, you can see the holiest statue of Buddha. 

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And then walk along the famous street in Barkhor Street, where you can do the kora with pilgrims and locals. And then we’ll go to explore the old market and you may have chance to see the traditional jewelry trading between people from different part of Tibet.

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Finally, you’ll taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house and enjoy a welcome dinner at night.

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Drive back to your hotel with private vehicle.

Day 8 Lhasa

  • Place&Transport: Lhasa
  • Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
  • Accommondation: Three, Four or Five stars hotel (Can be customized) in Lhasa downtown
  • Meal: B,L,D

The activities for today is Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Our guide will take you to visit these two prestigious Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa. Founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet. Situated at the foot of Gambo Utse Mountain, Drepung was once home to more than 10000 monks. Here you can see the biggest monastery kitchen inside and then pay a visit to the Buddhist Sculpture Carving near Drepung.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local with authentic Tibetan food Restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

After lunch, you’ll continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The highlight is the monk debate held in the courtyard at around 3-5 in the afternoon. Besides, you can also see the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha and the three sand Mandalas and then visit the Tibetan scripture printing house.

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You will have a dinner at a suitable time. After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 9 Lhasa Departure

  • Place&Transport: Lhasa
  • Today's Activities: Transfer to Lhasa Airport
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B

You will be free until your tour guide and driver transfer you to the Lhasa Airport. Our service ends.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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