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10 Days Silk Road Tour by Train

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Xian, Tianshui, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Tupran, Urumqi
Transportation: Train, Car
Min Age : 2+
Tour Highlights

If you have enough time for your Silk Road tour, travelling by train is highly recommended. Why? Because by taking a train, tourists will have chance to see every interesting thing not only in each destination but also on the way. This tour package will take you to Terracotta Army, Xian ancient City Wall, Maijishan Grottoes, Mogao Caves, and other popular attractions along the ancient Silk Road. You will have a leisurely time and enjoy stunning scenery.

  • Marvel at the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • Explore two major grottoes in China -- Mogao Caves and Maijishan Grottoes
  • Spend a full day to enjoy beautiful scenery at the picturesque Heavenly Lake by taking a cruise
  • Have an enjoyable camel ride in the boundless desert
  • Wander around the ruins of ancient Cheshi Kingdom to learn its stories

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Price Includes

  • Transportation as listed
  • All attraction entrance fees as listed
  • Excellent English-speaking guide
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Soft sleeper train of Xian/Tianshui /Jiayuguan /Dunhuang/Turpan

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & dinner
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Optional activities
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Xian Arrival

    Day 2 Xian: Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Statue of Starting Point of Silk Road

    Day 3 Xian – Tianshui by Train: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Huaqing Hot Spring, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square

    Day 4 Tianshui – Jiayuguan by Train: Maijishan Grottoes

    Day 5 Jiayuguan – Dunhuang by Train: Jiayuguan Pass, Great Wall Museum

    Day 6 Dunhuang: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake

    Day 7 Dunhuang – Tupran by Train: Mogao Caves

    Day 8 Tuprpan – Urumqi by Car: Jiaohe Ruins, Flaming Hill, Karez Well

    Day 9 Urumqi: Heavenly Lake

    Day 10 Urumqi departure

    Itinerary Details

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    Day 1Xian Arrival

    Met by your local guide and driver upon your arrival in Xian and transfer to hotel to rest. The rest day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Xian

    Day 2Xian

    Pick up from hotel and drive to visit ancient City Wall, the largest and best preserved city wall in China which stands 12 meters tall in center of Xian city. Then we will go to west part of Xian City to visit Statue of Starting Point of Silk Road. In the afternoon, drive to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was build 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to keep the Buddhist Sutra brought back to China from ancient India by Master Xuanzang. Accommodation: Xian

    Day 3Xian to Tianshui by soft sleeper train

    In the morning, you will visit the world’s eighth wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. On the way back to downtown city, pay a visit to Huaqing Hot Spring, the royal bath pool and ou will be introduced to the moving love story between Emperor Xunzhong and his Concubine Lady Yang. Back to downtown city, we will take a walk around the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to have an out look of the towers. Then transfer to train station for soft sleeper train to Tianshui. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train

    Day 4Tianshui to Jiayuguan by soft sleeper train

    In the early morning upon your arrival in Tianshui, met by local driver and guide and drive to visit Maijishan Grottoes, one of the most remarkable grottoes along ancient Silk Road which can trace back to the Late Qin Period. In the early afternoon, take the overnight train to Jiayuguan City. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train

    Day 5Jiayuguan - Dunhuang by Soft sleeper train

    Upon your arrival in Jiayuguan, met by local driver and guide and head for Jiayuguan Pass, the very west starting point of the Chinese Great Wall. Here you will see the Great Wall constructed on cliff and you will have chance to visit the Great Wall Museum where you will get a comprehensive knowledge of Great Wall as a military defensive system in ancient China. Accommodation: On the train

    Day 6Dunhuang

    In the morning, take a train to Dunhuang. Arriving in Dunhuang, met by local driver and guide and move to visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. A short Camel Ride will leave you a unforgettable memory. Riding along the mountain to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. After dinner, we will take a walk at the Shazhou Night Market where you will see many local specialties. Accommodation: Dunhuang

    Day 7Dunhuang to Turpan by soft sleeper train

    End your Dunhuang tour with with Mogao Caves, one of the four most famous caves in China. After the visit in the afternoon, transfer to train station for soft sleeper train to Turpan. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train

    Day 8Turpan to Urumqi by private car

    Arriving in Turpan in the morning and met by local driver and guide. Start your Turpan tour with the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Next move to Flaming Mountain, the hottest place in China in summer. Ends today’s tour with 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. Then drive to Urumqi and check in hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi

    Day 9Urumqi

    In the morning, pick up from your hotel and drive to Urumqi to do your full day to 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. Accommodation: Urumqi

    Day 10Urumqi Departure

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for flight to next destination at confirmed time. Service ends here.