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13-Day Silk Road Tour

Whatever private or small group tours, you will feel like walking through China’s past to its present when taking this class route. The world-famous ancient capitals, civilization along the Silk Road and the flourishing culture in Shanghai are extremely impressive.

  • Day 1Beijing arrival

    Day 2Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

    Day 3Beijing: Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird’s Nest

    Day 4Beijing – Xian by Flight: Summer Palace, Hutong

    Day 5Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area

    Day 6Xian: Shaanxi History Museum, City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque

    Day 7Xian – Dunhuang by Flight: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 8Dunhuang – Turpan by Train: Mogao Grottoes

    Day 9Turpan: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 10Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Gaochang Ruins, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Flaming Hill

    Day 11Urumqi – Shanghai by Flight

    Day 12Shanghai: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Bund area, Nanjing Pedestrian Street

    Day 13Shanghai departure

  • Hotel with breakfast + English speaking guide + Air condition van + Entrance fee + Flight & Train tickets
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13-Day Silk Road Tour

Day 01  Arrival in Beijing (No meals)
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel and have a good rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Beijing


Forbidden City

Day 02 Beijing Forbidden City Tour(Breakfast + Lunch )
Our guide and driver will pick you up from hotel after breakfast. Then you will visit the famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After a short sightseeing at Tiananmen Square, you will walk across the Golden Water Bridge and come to the splendid Forbidden City built 600 years ago. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. It’s a royal temple in the Qing Dynasty (1616-1912).
Accommodation: Beijing


Day 03 The Great Wall Tour (Breakfast + Lunch )
Today we will visit 4 sites. At about 8:30am, our guide and driver will pick you at the hotel and begin the trip to the famous world’s heritage, the Badaling Great Wall. Cable car is available if you want to get to the highest point of the Great Wall. After lunch, after we go through the Sacred Way, come to visit Ming Tomb. On the way back to downtown, we will drive you to Bird’s Nest (Olympic National Stadium), where you can have a short stay to take some photos with the huge nest. Accommodation: Beijing


Summer Palace

Day 04 Summer Palace and Hutong Tour (Breakfast + Lunch )
In the morning we will visit the Summer Palace, the best preserved and largest imperial gardens in China. After lunch in a local restaurant, move on to visit the Hutongs. After that, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, met and greeted by local driver and transferred to the hotel. Accommodation: Xian


Day 05 Terracotta Warriors Tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. On the way to the museum, we will visit the pottery-making factory In the afternoon, continue to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area. Accommodation: Xian


Day 06 Xian City Sightseeing (Breakfast + Lunch )
In the morning, you will visit the Shaanxi History Museum. After that, move to visit the City Wall, the best preserved and the largest military defense city wall in China. Tourists could optionally ride bikes on the city wall top. After lunch, we will wonder over the Muslim Quarter area including the Great Mosque. Accommodation: Xian


Crescent Lake

Day 07 Xian-Dunhuang by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch )
In the morning, transfer to Xian airport to take a flight to Dunhuang. Upon arrival, met and transferred to the hotel for check in. After a short rest start Dunhuang tour with the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking for sometime to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. Accommodation: Dunhuang


Day 08 Discovering Mogao Grottoes Tour – Turpan by Fast Train (Breakfast + Lunch)
Upon your arrival in Dunhuang train station, our guide and driver will meet you at railway station and drive about 2 hours to the hotel in  downtown Dunhuang. After a short rest in the hotel, visit the Mogao Grottoes, one of the four most famous caves in China. Then you’ll be escorted to the Liuyuan Railway Station for your bullet train to Turpan. Upon arrival, met by local guide at the station and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Turpan


Sugong Pagoda

Day 09 Explore Turpan (Breakfast + Lunch )
Starts today’s tour with Jiaohe Ruins, one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road and the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. Then go to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. The last stop will be Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. Then back to hotel. Accommodation: Turpan


Flaming Mountain

Day 10 Turpan Tour – Urumqi by Car (Breakfast + Lunch )
Today you will visit three famous sites all together. The first stop will be Gaochang Ruins, the ruins of capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom which existed from 500AD to 700AD. Then you will go to the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals that show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,500 years ago in Ancient Gaochang Kingdom. The last stop will be the hottest place along Silk Road in China– the Flaming Hill. The temperature in summer could reach 47.8 ℃. After finished the trip in Turpan , drive to Urumqi and check in hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi


Day 11 Urumqi – Shanghai by Flight (Breakfast)
Free & easy day till you are picked up from the hotel and transfer for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at free leisure. Accommodation: Shanghai


the Bund

Day 12 Shanghai Day Tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
We will spend the morning visiting to the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. After lunch, pay a visit to a silk factory before exploring the Bund area along Huangpu River. From there, we will walking to the hustling and bustling Nanjing Pedestrian Street. Accommodation: Shanghai


Day 13 Departure from Shanghai (Breakfast)
Our driver will pick up you from your hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your onward trip.


Price Inclusions :
Domestic airfares & train fares
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
Professional English-speaking guides
Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees to tourist sites
Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price exclusions :
International airfares
Entry Visa fees
Personal expenses
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

Price for Reference (Per Person in US Dollars)
All Year Round Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement
1 person US$ US$ US$ US$
2-5 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
6-9 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
>10 persons US$ US$ US$ US$
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  • Please use our online booking or send your travel request via e-mail info@chinasilkroadtours.com to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
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  • Deposit USD 50 will be charged in advance via Paypal for tour booking. The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

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