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12 Days China Silk Road Tour
Tour Code: TPLOLB-E-4
Destinations: Beijing, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Shanghai
Starting from: $2,378 per person
Tour Features:

The Silk Road is the most well-known trading route of ancient Chinese civilization. Trade in silk grew under the Han Dynasty (202 BC - AD 220) in the first and second centuries AD. The route grew with the rise of the Roman Empire because the Chinese initially gave silk to the Roman-Asian governments as gifts. Join the tour to explore the mysterious grottos and caves, experience different cultures and taste local foods flavors.

Day 1 Beijing

On arrival, our guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you. You will be transferred to the hotel direct.

 

Day 2 Beijing (B, L, D)

Join a full day tour to Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Peking Duck dinner.

 

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)

In the morning, you’ll have a tour to the Great Wall. Return to city and visit the Olympic Green (outside visiting the stadium).

 

Day 4 Beijing – Dunhuang (B, L, D)

In the morning take a flight to Dunhuang, which was an important place along the Silk Road. Meet the guide at the Airport. Then have a visit to Mingsha Sand Dune and Crescent-Moon Spring, and take a ride on camelback.

 

Day 5 Dunhuang - Turpan (B, L, D)

Have a full day visit to Mogao Grottoes and Dunhuang Mesuem. Transfer to the rail station and take an overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan. Accommodation on the train (soft sleeper).

 

Day 6 Turpan (B, L, D)

Arrive at Turpan and meet the guide. You will have a Sightseeing of the Ancient City of Gaochang the ancient walled capital of the Uighurs that flourished between the 7th and 14th centuries and the Emin Minaret.

Continue to the amazing 2,000-year-old Karez Irrigation Tunnels, which brought water from melting snow on the mountains to this parched city.

 

Day 7 Turpan (B, L, D)

A tour of the ruins of Jiaohe City and the Grape Valley, where large fragments of actual streets and buildings. You will have half-day visit to the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves,

 

Day 8 Turpan to Urumqi (B)

You will take a three-hours drive to Urumqi by the private car.

You are free for the rest of the day. You could go to the local bazaar on your own.

 

Day 9 Urumqi (B, L, D)

Enjoy a full day excursion to the Heavenly Lake, nestled in the Heavenly Mountain (Tianshan Mountain) range.

 

Day 10 Urumuqi - Kashgar (B, L, D)

Take a flight to Kashgar, a center for trade between China and the outside world for 2000 years. Upon arrival check in for a hotel.

 

Day 11 Kashgar (B, L, D)

Morning: Explore the Old Town Area of Kashgar and the Stone

City. Afternoon visit the Id Kah Emin Mosque and the Tomb of the Fragrant Lady.

 

Day 12 Kashgar - UrumqiShanghai (B)

After breakfast, take the flight to Urumqi and continue the flight to Shanghai. After transferring to the hotel you are free to relax or explore.

 

 Day 13 Shanghai (B, L, D)

You will be met and drive to visit Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, stroll along the Bund and have a free time at Nanjing Road. In the evening you’ll enjoy the stunning Era Show.

 

Day 14 Shanghai (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to your homeland.

 

Hotels:

City

Budget Class-3*

Standard Class-4*

Luxury Class-5*

Beijing

Days Inn Joiest Beijing

Sunworld Hotel

Grand Hotel

Dunhuang

International Hotel

Grand Sun Hotel

Dunhuang Hotel

Turpan

Turpan Huo Zhou Hotel

Turpan Huo Zhou Hotel

Tu Ha Petroleum Hotel

Urumqi

City Hotel

Hotel World Plaza

Hoi Tak Hotel

Kashgar

Kashgar Seman Hotel

Tian Yuan International Hotel

Tian Yuan International Hotel

Shanghai

East China Hotel

Yun’s Paradise Hotel

Le Royal Meridien

 

-  Accommodation at listed hotels or similar with daily breakfast

-  Train Dunhuang/Turpan on soft sleeper

-  Flights Beijing/Dunhuang & Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi/Shanghai on Y class include taxes

-  Meals & shows as indicated in the itinerary

-  Private sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle

-  English speaking local guide services

-  Luggage handling and transfers from airport/train station to hotel and vice versa


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