One Day Lhasa Highlight Tour
Tour Code: CTTB05
Tour Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Tour Type: Private Vehicle and Tour Guide
Sightseeing: The Potala Palace, The Potala Palace, Norbulingka (the Summer Palace), Sera Monastery
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Tibet ( L )
Itinerary: One day Lhasa highlight tour to visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka (the Summer Palace for Dalailama) and Sera Monastery with lunch. (Private vehicle and guide)
You will be picked up from your hotel then start the tour.
We will go on a full day visit firstly to the Potala Palace. It is the greatest monumental structure all over Tibet. This ancient architectural complex is considered as a model of Tibetan architecture. Located on the Red Hill in Lhasa, it is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters. The palace has 13 stories, and is 117 meters high. In 641, Songtsan Gambo, ruler of the Tubo Kingdom, built the Potala Palace for Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty, whom he was soon to marry.
Another spot we will see today is the Sera Monastery.It is around 5 km north of central Lhasa, which was, along with Drepung, one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries. Its once huge monastic population of about 5000 monks has now been reduced to several hundred.
Then we will visit Norbulingka Park; Norbulingka meaning "Jeweled Garden", the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. The gardens are poorly tended and the palaces themselves are something of an anticlimax, especially as most rooms are currently closed to the public.
After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today.
Note: The above price are in US dollars, for one person. Based on twin share. Prices are just for reference only, may vary during special holidays, conference. VisitOurChina converts Chinese RMB to US Dollars at a rate of CNY6.75 = USD1.00 for our quotations. VisitOurChina currently quotes tour prices in US Dollars on our web site to give you an idea of the tour cost and quote in RMB to you at the time when you are making bookings.
A. Entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Transfers among sightseeing scenic spots & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English speaking guide.
D. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
E. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
F. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
A. Hotels accommodations and breakfast.
B. Any meals which are not included in the " The trip price includes".
C. Domestic flights, trains or buses, international air and train tickets for coming & leaving mainland China.
D. Personal expenses: The items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day to day itinerary.
E. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
F. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
G. Visa fees.
Trip Notes: Seasonal Price Difference Upon Request
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