Taking the luxury Silk Road Express Train to explore the most highlights attractions of ancient Silk Road tour. The express train tour covers Xi’an, Tianshui, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, and Urmuqi. In the express train the bed rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, bars and recreations rooms are all available and well designed.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Huaqing Hot Spring, City Wall, Tang Dynasty Dinner &Show, Statue of Silk Road Starting Point, Famen Temple, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Maiji Mountain, Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, Mogao Grottoes, Karez Well, Flaming Mountain, Jiaohe Ancient City, Heavenly Lake, Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, International Bazaar
Hotel and onboard accommodation + English speaking guide + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + onboard drinks + onboard doctor and medical facilities
Day 1 (Jun 17) Xian Arrival (No meal)
Met by local driver and guide at train station or airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation: 5 star hotel
Day 2 (Jun18) Xian (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After lunch, continue the visit to Huaqing Hot Spring which used to be the imperial hot spring bathing spot in ancient time from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-207BC) to the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD). In the afternoon drive back to downtown city, you will take a walk on the 600 years old City Wall. Xi’an City Wall is the largest and most completely preserved city wall in China. In the evening you will enjoy the Dumpling Dinner. After the dinner in dining hall you will appreciate the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in staging hall. After the dinner and the show, you will be escorted back to your hotel. Accommodation: 5 star hotel
Day 3 (Jun19) Xian-Tianshui (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning meet our guide in hotel lobby and drive to visit Statue of Silk Road Starting Point. Afterward continue driving to Famen Temple, the holy place for Buddhism and the excavated spot of figure relics of Sakyamuni Buddha. Thereafter we will return Xi’an to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square where you could see Big Wild Goose Pagoda in distance. At 22:00, you will board the luxury “China Orient Express” train to Tianshui. Accommodation: on the train
Day4 (Jun20) Tianshui – Jiayuguan (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
The train arrives in Tianshui at 06:30. After breakfast we will drive to visit Maiji Mountain. The existing caves were excavated from the Later Qin Dynasty (384-417) to the Qing Dynasty (1616-1912). Among all Buddhist Caves in China, Maijishan Grottoes boasts most attractive natural view. Boarding the train at 16:30, we will head for Jiayuguan. On the train you will see the special views of local countryside. Accommodation: on the train
Day5 (Jun21) Jiayuguan (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast you will pay a visit to Jiayuguan Pass, the very west starting point of the Chinese Great Wall which was built in the Ming Dynasty. That pass is the most magnificent and best preserved fort in China. Thereafter we will drive to visit the Overhanging Great Wall. That part of the Great Wall was built on mountain ridge. Seeing from distance it likes a dragon hovering over the mountain ridge. Accommodation: 5 star hotel in Jiayuguan
Day6 (Jun22) Jiayuguan – Dunhuang (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
At 10:00 the train will depart to Dunhuang. Arriving in Dunhuang we will visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. Walking some time you will reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. In the evening, take a walk in Shazhou Night Market you will meet lots of local snacks, specialties and other interesting objects. Accommodation: 4 star hotel in Dunhuang
Day7 (Jun23) Dunhuang-Turpan (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Start today’s tour with Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China. It is honored to be the pearl along Silk Road. The murals in grottoes reflect not only the religious culture but also some social facts of local area in ancient time. At 17:00 you will board the train and head to Turpan. Accommodation: on the train
Day8 (Jun24) Turpan-Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Upon arrival in Turpan, met by local guide and driver at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, start to visit the 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. Followed by the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Finally go to visit Flaming Hill, the hottest place in China in summer. Accommodation: 5 star hotel in Urumqi
Day 9 (Jun25) Urumqi (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, you will be escorted to visit Heavenly Lake and cruise on the lake. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. Then back to downtown area to continue the tour with Uygur Autonomous Region Museum where you will have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. The museum collects thousands of precious cultural relics unearthed in Xinjiang. At last pay a visit to Xinjiang International Bazaar to explore local market. Accommodation: 5 star hotel in Urumqi
Day 10 Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)
Pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to airport for flight departing Urumqi.
* Domestic train tickets
*Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
* Lunch and dinner as itinerary specifies
* English-speaking guides
* Licensed rivers & air-conditioned vehicles
* Entrance fees to tourist sites
* International airfares
* Entry visa fees
* Personal expenses
* Gratuities for guides and drivers
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