• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Journey to China and Tibet: the roof of the world

  • Round trip
  • 13, 14, 15 or 16 nights
  • China
price from £ 2,549.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Be enchanted by mysterious Tibet and see Mount Everest on this tour including hotels with breakfast, private excursions, transfers and flights!

Have you always dreamed of visiting mysterious Tibet? Normally it isn't so easy to enter the country, but this exclusive tour gives you the chance to finally make your wish come true. Your fairy tale starts in the Chinese capital Beijing, and then you'll visit authentic cities including Xi'an where you'll be enchanted by traditional rituals and legends of ancient Chinese dynasties. As well as this, you'll also get the chance to admire giant pandas up close in Chengdu. Then it's time to travel further to reach 'the roof of the world'. Tibet has earned this nickname due to its dizzying position at an altitude of 4,500 metres. Here, you'll find Buddhist pilgrimage sites, ancient monasteries and gigantic mountain lakes. But it doesn't stop there... As the icing on the cake, you can also see Mount Everest during this trip. Let the adventure begin!

Included
  • Round trip of 12 nights, 14 nights with Chengdu or 14 nights with Chengdu and Mount Everest
  • Breakfast
  • Private Tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
  • Private Tour of Drepung and Sera Monasteries
  • Private Tour of Terracotta Army, Muslim Quarter and Grand Mosque (not with Everest tour)
  • Private tour of Longmen Caves (not with Everest tour)
  • Visit Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base (not included in the 12-day tour)
  • Private Tour of Heaven Temple and Summer Palace
  • Guided tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • English-speaking guide (upgrade to French-speaking or German-speaking guide possible)
  • All transportation during the trip
  • Train rides
  • domestic flights
  • Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Beijing
  • Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.

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Day 1: Welcome to Beijing

"Huān yíng!" Welcome to China! Your unforgettable tour begins as soon as your plane lands in the bustling capital, Beijing. You'll be amazed on the way from the airport to your hotel. From ultra-modern skyscrapers to ancient temples ... Beijing is a city full of contrasts. Once you… Read more

Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel  or similar

Day 2-4: On to Tibet!

On day 2 you'll fly to the spiritual city of Lhasa, which with its dizzying location at an altitude of 3,650 metres, is one of the highest cities in the world. Take the time today to let your body get used to the altitude so that you are completely refreshed the next day to unravel the secre… Read more

Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel  or similar

Day 5: Night train to Xi'an

Today you can continue to discover magical Lhasa on your own, until you're picked up to drive to the train station. From here, you'll take the night train to your next destination, Xi'an. This ride takes approximately 33 hours so make yourself comfortable! Enjoy tasty meals in the re… Read more

Lhasa Railway Station Bus Hinge Center

Day 6-7: Dive into Xi'an's ancient history

Today you'll wake up in Xi'an, the most historic city in China, waiting to be discovered by you. You can visit the impressive Bell tower or the Drum tower, which is brightly lit at night, and walk over the wide old city walls.

On day 7, get ready for a special experience: a visit… Read more

Mercure on Renmin Square Xi'an  or similar

Day 8-9: Luoyang's art-filled caves

The morning of day 8 not only brings a new day, but also a new destination: Luoyang. You'll be taken to the train station where you will take the bullet train to Luoyang. This is one of the oldest cities in China and used to be the centre of the Tang Dynasty, so you can expect a lot of histo… Read more

New Friendship Hotel  or similar

Day 10-12: Beijing's historical highlights

It's time get to know the Chinese capital better! On day 10 you will return to the train station to take the bullet train back to Beijing.

The next day, a guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven, which is set in a park in the Chongwen district. The Chinese emperors would come her… Read more

Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel  or similar

Day 1: Welcome to Beijing

"Huān yíng!" Welcome to China! Your unforgettable tour begins as soon as your plane lands in the bustling capital, Beijing. You'll be amazed on the way from the airport to your hotel. From ultra-modern skyscrapers to ancient temples ... Beijing is a city full of contrasts. Once you… Read more

Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel  or similar

Day 2-3: Chengdu, the city of the pandas

Today you'll fly to Chengdu. This modern metropolis has several green parks, temples and best of all, plenty of giant pandas!

On day 3 you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and get up close and personal with these black and white cuddly animals, with their … Read more

Holiday Inn Express CHENGDU HUANHUAXI  or similar

Day 4-6: On to Tibet!

On day 4 you'll fly to the spiritual city of Lhasa, which with its dizzying location at an altitude of 3,650 metres, is one of the highest cities in the world. Take the time today to let your body get used to the altitude so that you are completely refreshed the next day to unravel the secre… Read more

Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel  or similar

Day 7: Night train to Xi'an

Today you can continue to discover magical Lhasa on your own, until you're picked up to drive to the train station. From here, you'll take the night train to your next destination, Xi'an. This ride takes approximately 33 hours so make yourself comfortable! Enjoy tasty meals in the re… Read more

Lhasa Railway Station Bus Hinge Center

Day 8-9: Dive into Xi'an's ancient history

Today you'll wake up in Xi'an, the most historic city in China, waiting to be discovered by you. You can visit the impressive Bell tower or the Drum tower, which is brightly lit at night, and walk over the wide old city walls.

On day 9, get ready for a special experience: a visit… Read more

Mercure on Renmin Square Xi'an  or similar

Day 10-11: Luoyang's art-filled caves

The morning of day 10 not only brings a new day, but also a new destination: Luoyang. You'll be taken to the train station where you will take the bullet train to Luoyang. This is one of the oldest cities in China and used to be the centre of the Tang Dynasty, so you can expect a lot of hist… Read more

New Friendship Hotel  or similar

Day 12-14: Beijing's historical highlights

It's time get to know the Chinese capital better! On day 12 you will return to the train station to take the bullet train back to Beijing.

The next day, a guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven, which is set in a park in the Chongwen district. The Chinese emperors would come her… Read more

Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel  or similar

Day 1: Welcome to Beijing

"Huān yíng!" Welcome to China! Your unforgettable tour begins as soon as your plane lands in the bustling capital, Beijing. You'll be amazed on the way from the airport to your hotel. From ultra-modern skyscrapers to ancient temples ... Beijing is a city full of contrasts. Once you… Read more

Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel  or similar

Day 2-3: Chengdu, the city of the pandas

Today you'll fly to Chengdu. This modern metropolis has several green parks, temples and best of all, plenty of giant pandas!

On day 3 you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and get up close and personal with these black and white cuddly animals, with their … Read more

Holiday Inn Express CHENGDU HUANHUAXI  or similar

Day 4-6: On to Tibet!

On day 4 you'll fly to the spiritual city of Lhasa, which with its dizzying location at an altitude of 3,650 metres, is one of the highest cities in the world. Take the time today to let your body get used to the altitude so that you are completely refreshed the next day to unravel the secre… Read more

Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel  or similar

Day 7: The natural wonders of Shigatse

Today you'll continue your journey to Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. Shigatse is located in a valley and has a lot of natural beauty to offer. Start at the azure Yamdrok Lake, surrounded by snowy mountain peaks and fields full of yaks. This is one of Tibet's three sacred lake… Read more

Gesar Hotel  or similar

Day 8: Looking up to Mount Everest

It's time! Today you come face to face with the world's highest mountain. But first you'll enjoy a guided tour to two monasteries in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. At 70,000 square metres, Tashilunpo Monastery is the largest functioning religious institution in Tibet and … Read more

Rongbuk Monastery

Day 9: Rongbuk, the world's tallest monastery

Today your guide will show you around Rongbuk Monastery, a mixed temple of both monks and nuns. Standing at 5,100 metres, this is the highest temple in the world. The landscape here is surreal and from the valley in which the monastery is located, you can clearly see the Everest. On the peaks of… Read more

Gesar Hotel  or similar

Day 10: The magic of Lhasa

Today you will be brought back to Lhasa by transfer. Relax in your hotel and take a break from the spectacular views you've seen in recent days. Can't get enough of breathtaking views? Then head to Chakpori Hill next to the Potala Palace. If you follow the winding path to the top, you ge… Read more

Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel  or similar

Day 11-12: Lhasa and night train to Beijing

On day 11 you have some time to further explore Lhasa on your own. Take a stroll through the busy Barkhor Street at the Jokhang Temple to pick up some special Tibetan souvenirs. You'll have plenty of choice!

In the evening you will be taken to the train station to take the night trai… Read more

Lhasa Railway Station Bus Hinge Center

Day 13-14: Beijing's historical highlights

It's time get to know the Chinese capital better! On day 13 you will return to the train station to take the bullet train back to Beijing.

The next day, a guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven, which is set in a park in the Chongwen district. The Chinese emperors would come her… Read more

Inner Mongolia Grand Hotel  or similar
Optional excursions

If you want to make your trip even more memorable, you can book the following optional excursions. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. Please note that the excursions may be shared with other travellers.

• Tang Dynasty Show (Day 7 or 9 - 1.5 hours) •
When you visit Xi'an, it is a must to see a real Tang Dynasty show. Formerly known as Chang'an, the city was the imperial capital during 13 dynastic periods. Of these, the Tang Dynasty was the most prosperous and glorious of all. Be amazed by the traditional, colourful costumes and Chinese history during a spectacle of music and dance!
- Includes transfers, English speaking guide and entrance fee.
- This excursion is not possible on the Everest trip.

• Shaolin Temple (day 9 or 11 - 4 hours) •
Visit the Shaolin Temple in the Mount Song region of Dengfeng. The temple was built in 495 and is one of the most famous temples in China. Not only because of its rich history, but also because this temple is an important place for Chinese Buddhism and the martial art Wushu Chan (kung fu). In the area surrounding the mountain, you can see wildflowers and pines. And with singing birds and a splashing brook it will be a beautiful scene.
- Includes transfers, English speaking guide and entrance fee.
- This excursion is not possible on the Everest trip.

• Kung fu show at Red Theatre (day 11 or 13 - 1.5 hours) •
This kung fu show, consisting of six scenes, is presented by a group of great kung fu practitioners from all over China. Many of them are not yet 17 years old, but have studied Chinese martial art for years. During the 80 minutes you will enjoy a real performance of kung fu, modern dance and acrobatics in the Red Theatre in Beijing.
- Includes transfers, English speaking guide and entrance fee.

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  • Tips for drivers and guides (it is recommended to give approximately £3 per day)
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

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Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

COVID-19 info

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.

Occupancy

Max. 3 persons per room

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Travelling with children

Unfortunately, it is not possible to take children under 18 on this trip

Pets

Pets are not permitted on this trip.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.

Baggage for domestic flights

Please note that on included / domestic flights you can bring up to 20 kg of checked baggage. The rules regarding cabin baggage may vary by airline. Failure to comply with the requirements may incur additional costs.

Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in China. For current information regarding travel documents, we advise you to visit the gov.uk website or the relevant embassy

Visa

When you travel to China with a British passport, a visa is required. For current information regarding a visa, we advise you to visit the gov.uk website or the relevant embassy

Vaccinations

When travelling to China, vaccinations against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Hepatitis A are recommended. Consult your GP or the gov.uk website for current and personal health advice

Currency

In China, the national currency is the Yuan

Group travel

This is an individual trip and you will not be travelling with a group. Transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Quality standards

Please be aware that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transport and roads in China may differ from Europe.

Similar accommodation

In case the above mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.

Mount Everest

To join the Everest trek you will need to be in good health. Please contact us if you would like more information about this.