A Journey Through China - 12 Days

Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chendu

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Guided tour of Beijing
  • Admission to the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Ming Tomb seeing the Changling and Sacred Way
  • Guided tour of the Muslim Living Quarter in Xi'an
  • Guided tour of Xi'an
  • Experience a famous Tang Dynasty Show
  • Guided tour at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum & Old City Wall
  • Guided tour of the Potala Palace
  • Guided tour of the Jokhang Temple
  • Guided tour of the Barkhor Bazaar
  • Guided tour of the Norbulingka Institute and the Sera Monastery
  • Visit a local Tibetan family
  • Guided tour of the Gray Goat Taoist Monastery
  • Visit the Jinli culture street
  • Guided tour of the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding
  • Guided tour of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Guided tour of Shanghai
  • Enjoy a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe
  • Free time in Shanghai

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Beijing, China  

Today you'll start your China adventure to make unforgettable memories with your group. Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by your Tour Manager and start your journey.

Day 2 – Exploring Beijing

After breakfast, you will participate in a full day city tour, which will include: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. In the early evening you will enjoy a traditional Beijing duck dinner.

Day 3 – Great Wall Excursion

You will go on a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, and visit the Ming Tomb seeing the Changling and Sacred Way. You will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Later in the afternoon you will return to your hotel in Beijing.

Day 4 – Beijing City Tour and Transfer to Xi’an

For today's adventure you'll spend half the day in Beijing, visiting the Summer Palace, the 'hutongs' tour with a pedi-cab of old Beijing residences and a walk around Houhai Lake.

 After lunch, you will have a departure transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight from Beijing to Xi’an. Arrival transfer to your hotel, the Days Inn City Center Hotel or similar, where you will stay for two nights. Your guide will take you to the Muslim Living Quarter for a very interesting tour. 

Day 05 – Xi’an Full Day Tour

In the morning, you will embark in a full day tour including the Army of Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Village and the Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening you will have a 'Dumpling Banquet’ dinner at a local restaurant and see a famous Tang Dynasty Show. After the show you will return to your hotel in Xi’an.

Day 06 – Xi’an Morning tour and Transfer to Lhasa

After breakfast, you will continue in a half-day tour to visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum and the Old City Wall. After lunch or late afternoon, you will head to the airport for the flight from Xi’an to Lhasa. Upon your arrival, you will transfer to your hotel, the DunGu Hotel or similar 3 star hotel, where you will stay for three nights. 

Day 07 – Lhasa Full Day Tour

Today you'll have a full day tour to the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. 

Day 08 – Lhasa Full Day Tour

This morning you'll have another amazing full day tour to Norbulingka Institute, the Sera Monastery and a visit to a local Tibetan family.

Day 09 – Lhasa to Chengdu

You'll have a departure transfer to the airport for your flight from Lhasa to Chengdu. Lunch will be on your own. You will have an afternoon tour to the Gray Goat Taoist Monastery and the Jinli culture street. You will stay at the Minghang Hotel or similar.
Note: No lunch included this day.  

Day 10 – Chengdu Day Tour

For today's adventure, you will have an amazing day tour including the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, built over 2,250 years ago. After your tour, you will drive back to Chengdu. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner featuring local flavors.

Day 11 – Shanghai

You'll start the day with a flight from Chengdu to Shanghai. After lunch, you will start your half day city tour. Among the attractions you will visit today are: the Shanghai Museum, The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Yuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession and the Pudong New Area. In the evening you will enjoy a dinner and attend a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. 

Day 12 – Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, you'll have some free time to shop and explore the city. Then your China adventure comes to an end as you and your group journey back home.


We know how hidden costs can ruin a program. Our tours are fully inclusive; there are no hidden costs or surcharges.
Once your group enrolls in a trip, the price will never change. Here is what you will get on every trip:


Every single tour that we operate is unique and tailored for your group.

Private Tours

We do not combine your tour group with others.

Online Planning

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Flexible Payments

We offer a variety of online, scheduled and recurring payment options.

Affordability & Quality

We focus on providing the best experience with the best value for your dollar.

Chaperones travel for free!

Just tell us how many free places you need.

Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

ETA includes up to $100,000 per person in medical coverage and insurance protection for travel delays.

Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

This even includes a "cancel for any reason" option.

24 Hour Support

We have staff available 24/7 via phone for any emergency.

Full-time Tour Manager

ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

Air, Land & Water Transportation

We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.


Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.


You choose which meals are included in your program.