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15 Days China Silk Road Tour

15 Days China Silk Road Tour Tour Features: This four-star Silk Road tour takes you from the historic splendor of Beijing to the frontier towns in the west to the ancient city of Xian and finally to the modern metropolis of Shanghai. You will experience a spectrum of cultures and landscapes, including the awe-inspiring remains from Imperial China to the sparse deserts and people of the frontier. This itinerary includes some free time for you to explore as well as a trip to Suzhou to visit its famous traditional gardens.

Tour Code: CCT-SR02SS

Destinations: Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Price: From 2200 USD

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Day 1 Beijing arrival
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel Four Star
Day 2 Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (Taiwan cuisine)
Highlights: Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, major Olympic Stadium
Day 3 Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (authentic Chinese cuisine)
Highlights: Great Wall, Ming Tombs
Day 4 BeijingPlaneUrumqi
Accommodation: Xinjiang Grand Hotel Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner (typical local food)
Day 5 Urumqi
Accommodation: Xinjiang Grand Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Heavenly Lake, Regional Museum, Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar
Day 6 UrumqiBusTurpan
Accommodation: Tuha Petroleum Plaza (Local best)Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: the Nanshan Pastures, local family
Day 7 TurpanTrainDunhuang
Accommodation: first class soft-sleeper train
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Karez Well, underground tombs of Astana, legendary Flaming Mountains, Bezeklik Caves, Emin Minaret, ruined city of Gaochang
Day 8 Dunhuang 
Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Singing Sand Dune, Crescent Moon Lake
Day 9 Dunhuang
Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Mogao Caves, County museum, White Horse Pagoda
Day 10 DunhuangPlaneXian
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel  Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner (typical local flavor)
Day 11 Xian
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (authentic Chinese cuisine)
Highlights: Terra-cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall
Day 12 XianPlaneShanghai 
Accommodation: Shanghai Hotel Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner 
Highlights: Yangling Mausoleum
Day 13 Shanghai 
Accommodation: Shanghai Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (authentic Shanghai Cuisine) 
Highlights: Yu Garden, French concession, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum
Day 14 ShanghaiBusSuzhouBusShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (local flavor) 
Highlights: Lingering Garden, Fishing Net Garden
Day 15 Shanghai departure
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You will be greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.

Forbidden CityDay 02 Beijing (B, L)

Morning program takes you to Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City, the residence of emperors for more than 500 years. Afternoon sightseeing features the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvests. On the way back to the hotel, you will have an overlook of the major Olympic Stadium and the Olympic village.

Day 03 Beijing (L)

The highlight today is a visit to Great Wall--- Badaling Great Wall and Juyongguan Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization. After lunch, you will visit Ming Tombs, the burial grounds for the 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.

Day 04 Beijing / Urumqi (B, D)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Check into the Quanjude Tianshan Hotel. Enjoy the typical local food for dinner at one of the most famous restaurants.

Day 05 Urumqi (B, L)

The highlight of our visit to Urumqi is an excursion to Heavenly Lake. Only one hour and a half drive from the city, it lies on snow-capped Mount Bogda at almost 2000 meters above sea level. The sapphire-blue lake is set in deep slope of pine forests and meadows of wild flowers where Kazak nomads camp. The views from the cruise boat are breathtaking. After lunch at carefully-selected restaurant, you will drive back to Urumqi. Proceed to visit the Regional Museum and excursion to Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar.

Emin MosqueDay 06 Urumqi / Turpan (B, L)

In the morning drive to Turpan. Today’s highlight is the Emin Mosque, one of the finest buildings on the Silk Road, and Karez Well - an underground irrigation system. A short coach journey takes you through the desert to the Oasis town of Turpan, famous for its melons and vineyards. Check into the local Turpan Huozhou Hotel.

Day 07 Turpan / Dunhuang (B, L)

Today's tour includes visits to the Ruined city of Gaochang by donkey cart, and the underground tombs of Astana, the legendary Flaming Mountains, and Bezeklik Caves, whose walls are adorned with Buddhists frescoes. Board the overnight train to Dunhuang. Overnight on the train.

Day 08 Dunhuang (B, L)

Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning. Enjoy breakfast in the Dunhuang Hotel. Dunhuang was a strategic post on the Silk Road and frontier town of the ancient. A leisurely day includes visits to Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Moon Lake set in an amphitheater of sand dunes and has a camel ride. Stay at the local Dunhuang Legend Hotel this evening.

Day 09 Dunhuang (B, L)

Mogao CavesYou will visit the most famous monument of Dunhuang-the Mogao Caves, popularly known as "Thousand Buddha Caves". An art gallery in the desert, the walls of the caves are lined with Buddhist frescoes and sculpted figures, is said to be the finest examples of Buddhist art in the world. Mixing Indian and Chinese styles, they are a remarkable record of Silk Road civilization. You will enjoy delicious local flavor fro today’s lunch. Afternoon program will take you to visit the County museum and White Horse Pagoda.

Day 10 Dunhuang / Xian (B, D)

Morning will be free for you to explore the city in depth. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing, Xi'an. Enjoy a good rest tonight. Dinner will be arranged at one of the most famous restaurants.

Day 11 Xian (B, L)

A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of the incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers, the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. Today you will enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch.

Day 12 Xian / Shanghai (B, D)

After breakfast, you will visit the only underground museum in China, Yangling Mausoleum. Yangling Mausoleum will bring you to one of the most prosperous dynasty, Han Dynasty in Chinese history. Fly to Shanghai. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the Shanghai Hotel.

Yu GardenDay 13 Shanghai (B, L)

Have full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, the French concession, Shanghai Museum and Nanjing Road at the shopping center. Today you will enjoy the authentic Shanghai Cuisine at one of the most famous restaurants in the city.

Day 14 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Suzhou to visit the beautiful traditional Chinese gardens. You will visit the famous Lingering Garden and Fishing Net Garden. You will have a try of local flavor for today’s lunch. Drive back to Shanghai 1n the late afternoon. Enjoy a good rest today.

Day 15 Shanghai (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination. The whole tour ends with a memorable experience.

Off Season

Off Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD2200 USD550
6-9 Person USD2400 USD450
2-5 Person USD2900 USD450

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD2250 USD600
6-9 Person USD2450 USD500
2-5 Person USD2950 USD500

Peak Season

Peak Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD2350 USD600
6-9 Person USD2550 USD650
2-5 Person USD3100 USD650

1. Seasonality
Off-season: January 1- March 14, 2019, November 16, 2019-March 15, 2020
Shoulder season: June, July, August
Peak season: March 15-31, 2019, April, May, September, October, November 1-15, 2019
2. Above prices are not valid during Spring Festival and National Holiday (1-7 October). Please contact us if your equerries fall into the above periods.

The quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses

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