6 Days Shanghai and Lhasa Highlights Tour

6 Days Shanghai and Lhasa Highlights Tour
Jan - DecBest Time
LeisureTour Pace
3650mMax Altitude
Physical Demands
Shanghai / Lhasa
Move at a leisurely pace along the Bund and sense the modernization in China's most prosperous metropolis-Shanghai. While visiting the awe-inspiring Potala Palace and the mediaeval Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is another story. This tour covers the essence of the two cities and is perfect for those who have limited time for travel.
DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
D1: Arrive in Shanghai
D2: Shanghai Sightseeing
D3: Fly to Lhasa
D4-5: Lhasa Sightseeing
D6: Tour Ends
Itinerary Details
Includes & Excludes
Tour FAQs
Itinerary Details

Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai

Met by your guide and check in hotel.Once your flight lands in Shanghai Pudong/Hongqiao International Airport, our professional guide and driver will meet you at the exit and transfer you to your hotel. There is no sightseeing arranged today so you can rest to recover from jet lag or do some expedition on your own.

Day 2 Shanghai Sightseeing[B]

Morning, we start with a visit to Shanghai Museum, the magnificent 4-story building is home to one of the most impressive collections in the country, guiding you through the pages of Chinese history. Next comes the Yu Gardens, a fine example of Ming garden design built in the 16th century. In the evening, we will have a tour to one of modern Shanghai's most iconic structures-Oriental Pearl Tower. Overlooking the spectacular panorama of China's prosperous financial center from the view deck is unmissable. Today's activities end up with strolling along the Bund-the symbolic of colonial Shanghai and the city's Wall Street, you will get amazed in front of the majestic Huangpu River and the dazzling neon-lit beacon from skyscrapers of Pudong. Stay overnight in Shanghai.

The Bund
The Bund
Oriental Peral Tower
Oriental Pearl Tower

Day 3 Fly to Lhasa [B]

Today, take the morning flight to Lhasa, and you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa airport. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Afterwards, free time for relax, have a good rest and drink more water to acclimatize the high altitude on the plateau. Overnight in Lhasa.

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street

Day 4 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang Temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple

Day 5 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

Morning, you'll visit Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. In the afternoon, you'll have a chance to witness the famous 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' session at Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery

Day 6 Fly back home [B]

Be prepared for your flight back to home. Your guide and driver will be on time to transfer you to the airport. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to be at your service next time.

Includes & Excludes
What’s included in this tour package?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with professional driver
Free airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation
Local English-speaking guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary except the optionals
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
Second class train cabin from Beijing to Xi'an and internal flights
What’s excluded in this tour package?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
International flight tickets
Meals not included in the itinerary: [B] = Breakfast, [L] = Lunch, [D]= Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc
Tour FAQs

※What is a Private Tour?

A Private Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.

Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.

We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel.

When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.

※Accommodation Choices

For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.

※Meal Choices

Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.

It's easy to find nice restaurants in China, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.

The price would be different according to different food:

1. If you choose noodles, around RMB 15-30 per person.

2. If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 25-40 per person.

3. If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 70-150 per person. 

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