With the fabulous design and intimate services on the Silk Road Express Train, your Tibet & Silk Road tour will be much more comfortable. Traveling to Tibet by train, you will have more time to acclimatize to the Tibetan climate and altitude. And you will see more virgin landscape of the mysterious Tibet. The express train tour covers Xi’an, Tianshui, Lanzhou, Xining, Lhasa, Gyantse, and Sigaze.
Statue of Silk Road Starting Point, Famen Temple, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square,Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Huaqing Hot Spring, City Wall, Tang Dynasty Dinner &Show, Maiji Grottoes, Waterwheel Garden, Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street, Yamdrok Tso Lake, Pelkor Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Yarlung Zangbo Gorge
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 Lanzhou. At 21:00 the train will arrive in Lanzhou. Accommodation: 5 star hotel in Lanzhou
Day 5 (Jun21) Lanzhou-Xining (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Meet the guide and driver and drive to Lanzhou. Arriving in Lanzhou we will visit Waterwheel Garden. In the garden, you will see various kinds of Waterwheels and you will learn about how that ancient irrigation tool functions. After lunch drive to Xinning, the staring station of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Accommodation: 5 star hotel in Xining
Day 6 (Jun22) Xining – Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After hotel breakfast we will drive to visit the Ta’er Monastery. The construction of the Monastery began in the 1379 of the Ming Dynasty. The Monastery keeps large quantity of Buddhist Sutras and documents about history, literature, philosophy, medicine, legislation, etc. Then take the overnight train to Lhasa. Accommodation: Over Night Train (4 beds in one cabin)
Day 7 (Jun23) Lhasa Arrival (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Today you will spend most of the time in train and you will experience a scenic train journey in Tibet, the Roof of the World. Staying in the train to enjoy the ranges of snow capped mountain, grand valleys and Grassland. When the train arrives in Lhasa, you will receive a Hada for our local guide. Then you will be escorted to hotel and you need to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude. Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Day 8 (Jun24) Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning we will visit the Potala Palace, the most notable attraction in Tibet. After lunch, we will move to visit Jokhang Monastery. The temple was built in the golden period of local Tubo Kingdom and is also the earliest earth-and- wood structure building in Tibet. Then take a walk along the Barkhor Street where lots of local handicrafts and little goods full of Tibetan taste waiting for exploring. Come back to hotel. Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Day 9 (Jun25) Lhasa-Shigatse (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After hotel breakfast, pick up from hotel by local driver and guide and drive to Sigaze. On the way we will stop at Yamdrok Tso Lake. The lake is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. Next we will visit the Palkhor Monastery, which has about 600 years history. The must see of the monastery is the nine-storey Palkhor Pagoda. Accommodation: 4 star hotel in Shigatse
Day10 (Jun26) Shigatse – Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning, we drive to visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the largest temple in Shigatse Area. In the monastery you will see the largest statute of future Buddha in the world. Then we will drive back to Lhasa. And one the way we will pass by the scenic Yarlung Zangbo Gorge or Bhamaputra River. Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Day11 (Jun27) Lhasa Departure (Breakfast)
Pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to airport for flight departing Lhasa.
* 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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Lunch is chosen at restaurant which is popular among locals, and with good environment. (All restaurants have Western styled Washroom available if this is what makes you feel headache about China) Dinner is mostly left for yourself,
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