Cities of the Silk Route in China
Beijing – Dunhuang – Urumqi – Turpan - Kashgar – Urumqi – Xian

15 days/14 nights

Tour Itinerary

As a package this is not operating at present due to last minute government restrictions on travel to the region in 2013.
We can't publish a date and be 100% sure it will operate.
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Day 1 Arrive Beijing (No meals) and transfer to the Beijing International Hotel. About the Silk Road China
Day 2 Beijing (B,L). Full day City tour: , Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong tour by rickshaw, visit a local home.
Day 3 Beijing (B,L).  Full day visit  (or Sacred Way), and Badaling Great Wall (2 hour visit at site) - Sacred Way and Ming Tombs. Photo stop at the Birds Nest & Water Cube if time allows. Jade workshop visit on route.
Day 4 Air Beijing – Xian (B,L).  Morning tour Temple of Heaven (favoured Tai Chi spot) . Summer Palace. Lunch included. Pearl workshop visit on route. Afternoon free. Peking Duck Dinner
Day 5 Xian (B,L,SD).  Fly to Xi’an. Lunch included. Visit to Provincial Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stay at the Jian Guo Hotel Xian or similar.
Day 6 Full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses, and City Wall. Visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Lunch included. Tang Dumpling Dinner Show tonight.
Day 7 Air Xian-Dunhuang (B)
Free at leisure. Transfer to airport for flight to Dunhuang. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the Silk Road Hotel.
Day 8 Dunhuang Train Dunhuang Liuyuan-Turpan(B,L,D)
Full day tour: Mogao Grottoes, Sounding Dune and Crescent Lake with Camel ride. If time permits, a visit to the village nearby. After dinner transfer to Liuyuan station for overnight train to Turpan (1/4 soft berth).
Day 9 Arrive Turpan (B,L,D) An oasis surrounded by desert and dry mountains. Upon arrival, we visit the mysterious ruins of Jiaohe city, which reveal traces of a prosperous ancient trading center and military base from one thousand six hundred years ago.
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the Huozhou Hotel for breakfast. After freshen up at the hotel, visit the Grape Valley, the Karez Irrigation System and the Jiaohe Ancient Ruins at sunset. Dinner and Uygur minority dancing and singing performance at the hotel.
Day10 Turpan – Urumqi (B,L,D)
Day tour to the Emin Minarat, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves and the Flaming Mountain. Lunch at a Uygur family. Travel to Urumqi and check in the Mirage Hotel (B Tower).
Day11 Air Urumqi-Kashgar (B,L,SD)
Transfer to airport for morning flight to Kashgar. Upon arrival, meet at airport and visit the Kashgari Tomb and the Id Kah Mosque. Check in the Tianyuan International Hotel. Dinner with local flavors.
Day12 Air Kashgar-Urumqi (B,L,D)
Visit the Sunday Bazaar and the Kashgar old town including a home visit to a Uygur family. Evening flight to Urumqi. Check in to the Mirage Hotel (B Tower).
Day 13 Full day excursion to the Heavenly Lake with boat ride.
Day 14 Air Urumqi-Shanghai (B)
Fly to Shanghai. Rest of day at leisure. Optional tour of Huangpu River with dinner. Stay at the Ocean Hotel Shanghai.
Day 15 Depart Shanghai (B)
Departure transfer to airport.


 

Arrive Beijing Tuesday

Finish Shanghai
Sunday

Package Rate
Per Person

Single Supplement

Extra Night
Per Room
Beijing

Extra Night
Per Room
Shanghai

           

Tour package includes

  • Buffet breakfast at hotels

  • Accommodation as detailed

  • Sightseeing and meals as listed in the above itinerary

  • Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city

  • Round trip airport/hotel/Train Station transfers in each city

  • Domestic airfares and train journey as stated.  

Cost excludes:

  • Fuel surcharges and airport tax, which can vary. Currently US$119. This can vary throughout the year.

  • International flights

  • Personal expenses & gratuities to guides, drivers, porters & cruise staff. 

Remarks:

About the Silk Road China

The above prices are based on twin share basis.

This join-in programme with the above listed departures is guaranteed based on a minimum of 2 passengers for each departure. This doesn't mean YOU have to book two persons.

There are no discounts for children.


 

Sand dune near Dunhuang

Cave 'houses'.

Buddha Cave

Kashgar Market

 

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