Iconic China: Beijing to Tibet

10/24/2018 through 10/28/2020
10/24/2018 through 10/31/2020
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Iconic China: Beijing to Tibet
Explore China like an insider on this 15-day adventure across its awe-inspiring interior. Go for a walk on the Great Wall, explore the bustling city of Beijing, and meet pandas at a breeding centre in Sichuan. Glimpse daily life in Tibet and cruise the incredible Yangtze River on a riverboat. Cycle atop the city walls of Xi’an, and face its standing army of terracotta warriors before eating lunch with a local family. Venture into the heart of the country, and find the pulse of China.

Highlights
Enjoy a performance of shadow puppetry, learn how to make Tibetan momos (beef dumplings), get up close and personal with pandas at a Sichuan breeding centre, take in Thangka art at a Tibetan academy in Lhasa, cruise the mighty Yangtze River on a luxury riverboat

Accommodation
Hotels (10 nts), soft-sleeper overnight train (1 nt), Yangtze riverboat (3 nts).

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 15, Avg 10.

Meals Included
14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

What’s Included
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Temple of Heaven Tai Chi, Beijing
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chinese Shadow Puppetry, Xi’an
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Tangka Painting demonstration, Lhasa
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Dumpling-Making Lesson, Lhasa
Carte Blanche: Shanghai. Arrival transfer. Tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Bike ride along the Xi’an city walls. Orientation walk through Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter and street markets. Tour the museum of the terracotta warriors. Orientation walk in Barkhor square. Tour of Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and the Tibetan Medicine Institute. Sera Monastery visit. Visit a panda breeding centre. Yangtze River cruise. Three Gorges Dam tour. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing
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Day 2 Beijing
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Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
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Day 4 Xi'an
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Day 5 Xi'an
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Day 6 Xi'an/Lhasa
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Day 7 Lhasa
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Day 8 Lhasa
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Day 9 Lhasa/Chengdu
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Day 10 Chengdu/Chongqing
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Day 11 Yangtze River
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Day 12 Yangtze River
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Day 13 Yangtze River/Shanghai
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Day 14 Shanghai
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Day 15 Shanghai
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