The 12-day China Tibet tour takes us first to Beijing, the political center of China. The highlights of Beijing - the Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan), the Forbidden City (Gugong) and the Great Wall are on the program.
Then we take the modern high-speed train to Luoyang, Henan Province on the middle reaches of the Yellow River (Huang He), where it is traditionally considered the cradle of Chinese culture. We'll learn about Luoyang Buddhist cave art and visit the world famous Kungfu hometown – the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng.
By modern high-speed train we drive southwest to Xian, an ancient imperial city. Here we expect a view of the world-famous Terracotta Army and old city wall. From here, we take flight to holy city Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.
In Lhasa you have two days for the attractions: Potala, Jokhang, Norblinka and Sera. And from Parla Lupu Monastery we'll enjoy the magnificent view of Potala Palace. We could circle around the Tibetan holiest Monastery Jokhang with pilgrims, who come from all over Tibet and the Tibetan cultural areas of Kham-Amdo of the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan. Many pious Tibetans measure the way on the Barkhor market with their body length.
By air we reach Chengdu, the capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Here we'll visit the pandas, experience the ancient culture of Sanxingdui, stroll in the Wide Alley and Narrow Alley (Kuan Xiangzi and Zhai Xiangzi), and drink tea at a typical old teahouse in the people's park, which is a leisure lifestyle of Chengdu. And of course, we will discover the spicy Sichuan cuisine and more.
Finally, we arrive in modern harbor city Shanghai in East China. The view of the impressive skyline of Shanghai at the Bund (Waitan) is unforgettable. Of course, we will visit the famous Yu Garden, one of the most beautiful examples of garden art in China.