16 Days China honeymoon tour with Tibet: Beijing-Xi’an-Lhasa-Chengdu-Shanghai

This 16-day China tour offers some special experience for your honeymoon tour. You will explore China in different ways – pay a night visit on Simatai Great Wall, try the Han Chinese clothing, have a picnic along the Yamdrok Lake, have a romantic date with giant pandas and take the sidecar around Shanghai. It will be an unforgettable honeymoon for you.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the sunset and sunrise on Simatai Great Wall
  • Han Chinese clothing and etiquette study in Xi’an
  • Picnic along the Yamdrok Lake in Lhasa
  • Keep the cute pandas ‘as your pet’ for one day
  • Sidecar tour around Shanghai

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Upon arrival at the airport, the guide and driver will transfer you to Simatai Great Wall for overnight. If weather and time permits, you are able to appreciate the amazing sunset on the Great Wall. Round ways cable car will be arranged for you to save energy.

The Simatai Great Wall entrance is inside the Gubei Water Town. The Great wall at Simatai has received very little renovation, so it still retains its original look. Together with the Great Wall, you will also visit Gubei Water Town, especially the night view.

  • Hotel: Gubei Water Town Wangjing Tower Boutique Hotel
Great Wall Night TourGreat Wall Night Tour
Gubei Water Town Wangjinglou Boutique HotelGubei Water Town Wangjinglou Boutique Hotel
Gubei Water Town Wangjinglou Boutique HotelGubei Water Town Wangjinglou Boutique Hotel
Gubei Water Town Wangjinglou Boutique HotelGubei Water Town Wangjinglou Boutique Hotel

Get up quite early if you wish to see the sunrise. After breakfast, go back to the city area. You will have a photography opportunity of the Bird Nest and Water Cube in the Olympic Green from the outside.

End the tour at the Summer Palace with relaxing boat cruise. It is a good place to hide from the summer heat in Beijing.

  • Hotel: The Peninsula Wangfujing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
The Peninsula WangfujingThe Peninsula Wangfujing
The Peninsula WangfujingThe Peninsula Wangfujing
Gubeikou Great WallGubeikou Great Wall

Walk through Tian’anmen Square; you will enter the Forbidden City, a treasure trove housing numerous collections of the royalties.

Want to see the Forbidden City from a different way after lunch? Jingshan Park will satisfy your needs, which offers commanding view of the Forbidden City and part of the Beijing city.

Standing on the central point of the south-north axis of the city and faces the north gate of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park offers a panoramic view of the Forbidden City.

Gain a deeper understanding of Beijing's history and culture by walking through the streets of the old hutong allays. Talk with the locals when visiting the local family to gain a better understanding of the local life. Besides the regular sightseeing, you will have a hands-on activity, paper cutting lesson in the family. The teacher will teach you how to cut learn to cut ‘Xi’ 囍and ‘I love you’ 我爱你in Chinese. It is a special way to show your love to your lover.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Peking Roast Duck (Dadong Peking Duck, Qianmen Quanjude Peking Duck), Fangshan Restaurant, Mei Family Restaurant, Bai Family Restaurant)

Optional evening activity: Peking Opera, Kungfu Show

Note: There are about 2 to 3 hours walking in the Forbidden City. If you are tired, just tell the guide and have some rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Paper CuttingPaper Cutting
Tian'anmen SquareTian'anmen Square
Forbidden CityForbidden City

Get up early and do some morning exercises with your lover in Temple of Heaven. You will have a Taichi lesson with the master before the regular sightseeing.

This is your last day in Beijing. After lunch near the Temple of Heaven, you will be transferred to the train station. Your next destination is Xi’an, another city with time-honored history.

  • Hotel: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven
Taichi LearningTaichi Learning
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand HotelSofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand HotelSofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel

As a category of ancient tomb sculptures, Terra-Cotta Warriors has become a golden card of China's ancient splendid civilization and is honored as one of the rare treasures among world's ten ancient tombs.

Go back to the city area to visit Muslim Quarter, where you can search for so many local specialties. Hidden in the Muslim quarter, there is a Great Mosque. With three courtyards, the whole building forms a powerful and magnificent classical building complex.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at local restaurant near the Terra-Cotta Warriors scenic area with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Defachang Dumpling Restaurant, Lao Sun Jia Muslim Restaurant, First Noodle under the Sun

Optional evening activity: Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show with Dumpling Banquet

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Terra-Cotta WarriorsTerra-Cotta Warriors
Muslim StreetMuslim Street

Ride a bike on the time-honored Xi’an City Wall with your lover. Take a special opportunity to learn to make Chinese dumplings in a local family. It is a good way to get to know the local lifestyle and eating culture. Eat your own works after the lesson.

After lunch, go on visiting the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and watch a shadow play and puppet show there. It is one of the intangible cultural heritages of China.

Before going back to the hotel, you will have another special experience to dress in Han Chinese clothing and learn traditional etiquettes like an ancient Chinese. The guide will also tell you some etiquettes of Chinese traditional wedding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Han Chinese clothing Han Chinese clothing
Dumpling MakingDumpling Making
Shadow ShowShadow Show

After a sound sleep, you will be transferred to the airport. Are you ready to visit the highland of China, Tibet? To leave you more time to get used to the high altitude, you will arrive early in Tibet. The guide will escort you from the airport to the hotel and give you some tips of touring in Tibet.


  • Slow down your movement, even if you feel energetic. Moving slowly is the best way to avoid mountain sickness.
  • The first two days arriving in Tibet, we suggest visitors keep warm, not take a bath, smokers smoke as little as possible, and do not drink alcohol.
  • Hotel: St. Regis Lhasa
  • Meals: Breakfast,
St. Regis LhasaSt. Regis Lhasa
St. Regis LhasaSt. Regis Lhasa
St. Regis LhasaSt. Regis Lhasa

Today is your first day to explore the highland. We specially arrange you the attractions needing smaller physical strength. As the largest monastery of Tibet constructed in 1416, Drepung Monastery plays an important role in Tibet Buddhism. Sera Monastery is also one of Lhasa’s three largest monasteries (Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery) and is the place where Buddhist maters preach. There are thousands of sculptures of Buddha some of which are from India. Lunch will be arranged in a well-chosen local restaurant, after which a visit to Norbulingka will take place. As the biggest manmade garden in Tibet Autonomous Region, Norbulingka, in Tibetan, refers to “Park of Treasure” and used to be the summer palace of Dalai Lamas to deal with the government issues and hold religious activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Tibet Steak House with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Tibetan Family Kitchen, Phin Tsok Ge Don Restaurant


  • Slow down your movement, even if you feel energetic. Moving slowly is the best way to avoid mountain sickness.
  • The first two days arriving in Tibet, we suggest visitors keep warm, not take a bath, smokers smoke as little as possible, and do not drink alcohol.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Sera MonasterySera Monastery
Drepung MonasteryDrepung Monastery

Greeted by your local guide in the hotel lobby after breakfast, you will be escorted to Potala Palace, regarded as landmark and the symbol of Tibet. Located in the center of the old town, Jokhang Temple still keeps the traditional Tibetan architectural styles, which along with the devoted pilgrimage are the best highlights of this 1300-year-old monastery.

Follow on is the visit to Barkhor Street. It is an area of narrow streets and a public square. The street is a good place for visitors to learn about Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Potala PalacePotala Palace

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the four largest sacred lakes of Tibet along with Lake Lhamo Latso, Lake Manasarovar, and Lake Namtso. The crystal clear, freshwaters of the Yamdrok Lake and its surroundings are home to fish, migratory birds and flocks of sheep. The guide will help prepare some food so that you will have a romantic picnic along the lake with your lover.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

Together with the guide and driver, you will go to the airport by private transfer today. Take the direct flight to the panda’s hometown, Chengdu, where the Chengdu guide will wait for you at the arrival hall.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Ritz-Carlton ChengduRitz-Carlton Chengdu
Ritz-Carlton ChengduRitz-Carlton Chengdu

Get up early and date with the adorable pandas along with your lover. You will have the chance to keep the pandas ‘as your pet’ for one day by taking the panda keeper program. You’ll find you love pandas more than you can imagine!

Optional evening activity: Shufengyayun Sichuan Opera & Tea

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Panda VolunteerPanda Volunteer
Panda VolunteerPanda Volunteer
Sichuan OperaSichuan Opera

Every park in China is not only for sightseeing, but also for exercises. The People's Park is no exception. You will find lots of locals, especially seniors doing exercises in the park every day. Find a local tea shop to taste the local tea and feel the atmosphere of this city.

If you want to try some local street food, Jinli Ancient Street is a good option for you. This is a leisure afternoon just for eating and shopping. 

Coming out from Jinli Ancient Street, you will visit the nearby Wuhou Ancestral Hall, which is in memory of Marquis of Wu, Zhuge Liang, the outstanding military strategist immortalized in "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms".

Head to your next destination, Shanghai by flight.

  • Hotel: Les Suites Orient Bund
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Jinli StreetJinli Street
Tea HouseTea House
Wuhou Ancestral HallWuhou Ancestral Hall
Les Suites Orient BundLes Suites Orient Bund
Les Suites Orient BundLes Suites Orient Bund

Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical private garden in south China. It was once the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai. Nearby is the City God Temple, a main Taoism Temple in the city that enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad by its long history and magnificent architecture.

Wander in French Concession, an area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Enjoy a private time and watch a movie in a foreign country in the private theater. Drink a cup of coffee at Xintiandi after the movie. This should be what the holiday is like.

Have a leisure walk with your lover hand in hand on the Bund. The night view is even more charming. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Din Tai Fung with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner Option: Nan Xiang Mantou Dian, Green Wave Gallery, Lost Heaven-Yunnan Restaurant Bund Branch

Optional evening activity: Era Time or Shangcheng Acrobatic Show

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
The BundThe Bund
French ConcessionFrench Concession
Era ShowEra Show
Yuyuan GardenYuyuan Garden
City GodCity God

Abandon traditional ways of touring. Today, you will try the sidecar tour around Shanghai and feel the speed of the sidecar. After that, drive about 1.5 hours to Tongli, one of the famous ancient water towns near Shanghai. Tongli Water Town boasts stunning historic architectures dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. You could still see what the local life is when visiting it. A relaxing boat cruise is quite enjoyable.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Tongli Water TownTongli Water Town

I know you do not want to leave, but this is the end of your China honeymoon tour. The guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and escort you to the airport. Wish you a safe flight home.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Tongli Water TownTongli Water Town

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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