China and Tibet: Touring by Train, Boat, Car and Plane

China and Tibet

A kaleidoscope of people, scenery, religions and culture, China truly boggles the mind. This very special trip takes you from Beijing and the sea-level world of the Han Chinese all the way across the continent up onto the Tibetan Plateau at more than 11,400 feet.   Along the way you will visit a myriad of world heritage sites from the Forbidden City and the Great Wall to the Terracotta Warriors and the Potala Palace in Lhasa, as well as enjoy several festivals. You will come in contact with farmers, Khampas, monks, and many, many others. This is a true adventure crisscrossing the vast continent of Asia.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Beijing and private transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Beijing touring - visit the Temple of Heaven Forbidden City and Hutongs.

Day 3

Wander the Great Wall, Gymnastic school, and Lama Temple. Evening train to Xian.

Day 4

Arrive Xian by train. Terracotta Warriors, Big and Little Goose Pagodas, Tang Dynasty show and Dumpling dinner.

Day 5

Morning sightseeing in Xian. Evening flight to Lanzhou and drive to Liujaxia.

Day 6

Speedboat to Binglingsi Grottoes. Drive Xiahe for Labrang Monastery.

Day 7

Sightseeing in Labrang. Drive Xining.

Day 8

Visit Kumbum Monastery. Board soft sleeper for Lhasa in the evening.

Day 9

Full day on train. Arrive Lhasa in the evening.

Day 10

Visit the Jokhang, Potala and Sera.

Day 11

Phabonkha, the Norbulinkha and Ranoche.

Day 12

Drive to Gyantse.

Day 13

Kumbum, Monastery. Drive Shigatse via Shalu.

Day 14

Tashilumpo Monastery, Kora, Tibetan Market.

Day 15

Drive Lhasa via Drepung Monastery.

Day 16

Free day in Lhasa until evening flight to Beijing.