Four-Day Essence of

Xi’an and Shanghai  Tour

Tour Code: BXSH-01  

Day 1(Aug.19) : Beijing –Xi’an by air (D)

In the morning fly from Beijing to Xian. In the afternoon you will visit: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Bell Tower and The Ancient City Wall

- The Ancient City Wall: the best-kept and biggest city walls in China.

- The Bell Tower: first built in 1384, the largest and best preserved of its kind.

- The Wild Goose Pagoda: the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.

Enjoy the Dumpling Banquet and the Tang Dynasty show in the evening (The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital of ancient China).

Day 2 (Agu.20): Xian—Shanghai by air (B/L/D)

After breakfast beginning the day with a once-in-a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old Terra-cotta Army of China"s First Emperor-Qin Shihuang. Three exhibition halls house the continuing excavation of am army of 7,000 terracotta soldiers and horses that guard the tomb of the the First Emperor.

- The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 Th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago.

Take afternoon flight No. TBA from Xi’an to Shanghai .Overnight at Shanghai.

Day 3(Aug.21) : Shanghai (B/L/D)

Full day tour at Shanghai , After breakfast visit Yuyuan Garden.

Then proceed to visit the "Pedestrians only" Nanjing Road, a walking bustling street that is always packed with people waching other people. Then move on to the Bund, one of the most noted waterfront and architectural symbols of Shanghai. Finally take one hour cruising on Huang Pu River. Back to your hotel.

- Yuyuan Garden: In the centre of Shanghai next to the Yuyuan Bazaar, this exquisite old 5-acre garden is famous for its design. The paths wander across bridges, past rockeries and miniature lakes, and through pretty halls and pavilions. The trees and shrubs are planted with an eye to providing charming views, and a sense of peace and harmony.

- The Bund: Once the home of the foreign traders and major banks, the embankment has taken on a new vitality; lovely old European-style buildings mix with futuristic developments, chic restaurants, top end shops and bars offer plenty to see and do – and by night it's magic!you will take a stroll on the famous waterfront Bund.

Day 4(Aug.22) :Shanghai Exit  (B)

The tour will end after the breakfast and all the guests should check out before 12:00 at reception. If who need to extend please contact us in advance and we will help you with the extending.

Please be informed that the transportation from hotel to the airport in Shanghai is not included so the guests would arrange it by themselves.

Price:

More than 10 person: USD 990$/person in double room

(Single room supplement is USD 170$)

Include:

1. Hotel accommodation (4 star hotel, twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary.

2. Local English Speaking Guide.

3. Meals (B = western breakfast in Hotel, L = Chinese lunch at local restaurant, D = Chinese dinner at local Restaurant), the Dumpling Banquet.

4. The Music and Dance Performance in Tang Dynasty,

5. Arrival / departure transfers between airport - hotel ( does not transfers Hotel-Airport at Shanghai)

6. Domestic flights Beijing-Xi’an-Shanghai (Y class).

6. Entrance fees

7. Tips to guide and driver.

The above Rate does not include:

Travel Insurance, All Expenses of Personal Nature, Excess Baggage Charges.

Remark:

1).If you payment credit card 4% bank transaction fee will be charged.

2).The schedule is flexible and with some adjustment in local area

3).Please make your booking before June 15,2011

4).We charge 30% of total as penalty if you cancel after booking was made.

Friendly Notice:

We suggests you purchase your personal accident insurance from your native country before you leave for China.

Seven-Day Essence of

       Tibet Tour

Tour Code:BL-01BL-1 

7-day China tour of Beijing/Chengdu/Lhasa/ Yangpachen/ Gyantze / Shigatse /Lhasa/Beijing

Day 1 (Aug.19): Beijing—Chengdu(by air) (D) :

Fly Beijing to Chengdu in the morning.Our Local English Speaking Guide will mee you at the Chengdu airport and visit The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center. (The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center is located only 30min-drive from the downtown of Chengdu city)                          

Overnight in Chengdu

Day 2 (Aug.20): Chengdu—Lhasa—(by air) (L/D) :

Fly Chengdu to Lhasa in the morning.Our Local English Speaking Guide will meet you at the Lhasa airport and on our way to hotel we can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along this Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet). Get full rest for acclimatization.  airport-hotel: 70km 2-hours drive.

.                                                                                 Overnight in Lhasa.                                                              

Day 3 (Aug.21): Sightseeing in Lhasa (B/L/D):

Sightseeing in Lhasa: Today we will visit the highest palace in the world— Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.later,  visit Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace.  In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide us one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple we will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity. After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.                         Overnight in Lhasa. 

(布达拉宫,罗布林卡,大昭寺,八角街)

Day 4 (Aug.22): Lhasa-Yangpajing-Lhasa (B/L/D)

We will have a visit to Yangpajing. Yangpajing which is close to Namtso Lake is the earliest heat base to be developed. It's well known for the hot springs and mysterious hot water lake with a heat explosion unseen elsewhere. We will visit Yangbajing International Cosmic Ray Observatory after lunch.

In the late afternoon we will go back to Lhasa.

--Yangbajing International Cosmic Ray Observatory is located at 90°26'E and 30°13'N in Yangbajing (YBJ) valley of Tibetan highland, about 90 km away from the city of Lhasa. YBJ's wide and flat topography, convenient traffic, scarce heavy snow, rich geothermal power source, about 4,000 residents and many neighboring institutions & services, make it the best site of high altitude observatory in the world.

YBJ Observatory was founded in 1990. It has hosted the Tibet ASγ Experiment (Sino-Japanese Cooperation) ever since. After 6 years’ preparation, the ARGO -YBJ Project (Sino-Italian Cooperation) started its detector installation in 2000. Both of them aim at the research of the origin of high energy cosmic rays, the GRB physics in high energy, the correlation between the movement of the Cosmic ray sun shadow and the solar/interplanetary magnetic field and solar activity, etc.

(在羊八井参观中科院研究所)                           Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 5 (Aug.23): (Lhasa-Yamdrok(440km)-Gyantse(390km)-Shigatse(380km) (by  bus) (B/L/D):

Today we will continue our journey to other places of Tibet. About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso . Drive to historical city Gyantse. On the way, we can see the Karola Glacier Visit Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda . Besides Pelkhor. Continue driver to Shigatse  (360Km 8-9hrs)                                                                     Overnight in Shigatse

(拉萨-羊湖- 江孜-日喀则, 参观羊湖,白居寺)                          

Day 6 (Aug.24) : Shigatse-Lhasa(B/L/D):

Today we visit Pachen Lama's seat place, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet. Then, have a look at the Local Market.  After lunch drive back to Lhasa along the YarlungTsangpoRiber  (270 km 5-6hrs)                                                

Overnight in Lhasa.

(参观扎什伦布寺,市场)

Day 7 (Aug.25): Transfer to Lhasa Airport (by air) (B) :

After breakfast transfer to airport from Lhasa to Chengdu (At Chengdu transferred to Beijing)Lhasa-Chengdu-Beijing

Price:

 More than 10 person: USD2350 $/person in double room

(Single room supplement is USD415 $)

Quotation Inclusions:

1.    Lhasa stay in 4 star hotel and Shigatse stay in 3 star hotel 

2.    Land transfer.

3.    Meals as mentioned(Chinese) (breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local restaurant). (B-- Breakfast     L-- Lunch     D—Dinner)

4.    Local English Speaking Guide.

5.    Air-tickets by economic class on itinerary.

6.    Entrance fees of monasteries and temple.

7.    Tips to guide and driver.

8.    Special Permit for entering Tibet.

The above Rate does not include:

Travel Insurance, All Expenses of Personal Nature, Excess Baggage Charges.

Remark:

1).If you payment credit card 4% bank transaction fee will be charged.

2).The schedule is flexible and with some adjustment in local area

3).Please make your booking before June 15,2011 and guest’s passport details (name, sex, date of birth, nationality, profession, passport number and Chinese visa valid date )

4).We charge 30% of total as penalty if you cancel after booking was made.

Tips before planning your trip to Tibet

People with serious heart diseases not go there and people with light heart troubles follow doctors' suggestion.

People with high or low blood pressure follow doctor's suggestion.

Try to keep healthy and not to catch a cold before entering Tibet.

Try to keep healthy and not to catch a cold in Tibet. The first day arriving in Tibet, suggest visitors not take a bath and smokers not smoke.

Drink plenty of water in Tibet for the first few days.

Tell in time the guide when you don't feel well and follow guide's advice.

The sunscreen, sunglasses or dark glasses and lip creams are advised to protect your eyes and skin, for Tibet's high altitude and the atmosphere allow the sun's solar radiation to strike the earth with unusual intensity.

In addition to the normal medications for traveling, just like the Aspirin and Ibuprofen etc, you should bring some high altitude medication. Better ask your doctor for suggestions.

Friendly Notice:

We suggests you purchase your personal accident insurance from your native country before you leave for China.

Registration and Payment

1)  If you would like to join the tour BXSH-01 and please send me the route, name of tourist (must be correct and same as your name on your passport), nationality,sex, passport number and your accommodation requestment (Do you want a single room or share the room with the other one? Please give us the name of your roomate.) via E-mail. Please remit 30% your tour fee to our company account before June 15,2011 and you may pay the rest 70% tour fee after your arriving in Beijing. Please keep up your remittance voucher and  fax your bank transfer documents to me: +86-10-64623503

2)  The tourist who register the route BL-01 need sending me your confirmation via E-mail and please scan your passport and send it as well.

Please remit 30% your tour fee to our company account before June 15,2011 and you may pay the rest 70% tour fee after your arriving in Beijing. Please keep up your remittance voucher and  fax your bank transfer documents to me: +86-10-64623503

Please send me your name (same as your name on your passport), sex, date of birth, nationality, profession, passport number and Chinese visa valid date.

For any further questions please contact with us via E-mail.

When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation E-mail from us.

Hotline: 0086 13701303400  Mrs.Li

FAX:0086-10-64623503

E-mail: beijing201108@hotmail.com

Tour Operator: CTS SPORTS TRAVEL SERVICE Co.LTD

That is to pay us by wire transfer.  Please note down the following information for wire transfer:

Bank name: Bank of Communications Beijing Branch Chao Wai Sub-branch
Address: China Life Tower, 16 Chao Wai Street, Chao Yang District, Beijing, China
Swift code: COMMCNSHBJG
Company name: CTS SPORTS TRAVEL SERVICE Co.LTD
Account: 110060980018150007130