b"TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ASIAcontrasting with the surrounding sandy inlets. Later, we check intoExplore the vibrant Chinese our hotel in Gyantse for the night. OnDay 12, we make our way tocapital of Beijing on a guided the striking Palkhor Chode Monastery. This famous gold-domedtour.monastery complex has 108 chapels as well as one of the largestWalk along the world-famous Kumbum towers in Tibet, the Kumbum Stupa. From Palkhor Chode,Great Wall of China.we continue by road to Shigatse and check into our hotel. Shigatse has an important role in Tibets history, having, in the past, been theVisit the famous Terracotta centre of Tibetan military and political power. Nowadays, its a fineWarriors in Xian.example of modern urban life, with vibrant streets and multi-huedJourney over the Roof of the flags on each corner. We get to know some of its grand landmarks,World by rail to Tibet.visiting the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the Old Town, founded by the first Dalai Lama, ahead of our flight to Chengdu.Spend time at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Institute in Days 14-16 - Panda Research Institute and London Chengdu. Today we come face to face with one of natures most lovableVisit some of Tibets most animalsthe giant panda. The Giant Panda Breeding Researchancient and beautiful temples Institute is home to more than 100 of these magnificent creatures,and uncover their Buddhist allowing us to see them at close range as they enjoy go about theirtraditions.everyday lives. OnDay 15, we transfer to the airport for our flight to London Heathrow, via Hong Kong, landing in the UK on Day 16. Taste local cuisine as you join a dumpling-making lesson and feast on a dumpling banquet.WHAT'S INCLUDEDDUMPLING MAKINGUK Tour Manager throughoutAuthentic dumplings are pivotalFlights from London Heathrow to to Chinese cuisine, and we join aBeijing, via Hong Kong, and from dumpling-making class in Xian toChengdu to London Heathrow, via learn all about the art.Hong KongAll internal flights, rail and From preparing the dough tocoach transfersdeftly wrapping it around our12 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel chosen fillings, our class givesaccommodationus a unique window into lifeLuggage transfers on some amongst many families in thissections of the tourpart of the world, as dumpling-making is an everyday activity in1 night on board the overnight many Chinese households. sleeper to Tibet in a four-berth compartment32 meals including 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinnersAll tour excursionsBeijing 3XiningTIBET 21 Xian 2022 DEPARTURES Max 25 PeopleShigatse 3 2 May 24 3,995 Oct 25 3,9951 Lhasa Chengdu CHINASep 20 3,9951Gyantse Tour Code: CTG| per person based on 2 sharing. Deposit from 600 per person. Supplement for solo travellers from 645. Nights in hotel Nights on train Rail Coach Fly For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 111"