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13-Day Silk Road Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Shanghai
Transportation: Flight, Train, Car
Min Age : 2+
Tour Highlights

This 13-day Silk Road tour covers the most important attractions in Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan and Shanghai. You will pay a visit to the famous Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, City Wall, Mogao Grottoes, Karez Well, Bund area, etc. You will also have chance to try yummy local snacks at bustling Muslim Quarter and Nanjing Pedestrian Street. If you join this hassle-free tour, you just enjoy yourself and leave everything to us.

  • Climb the most sought-after Badaling Great Wall in Beijing
  • Learn the historical background of the huge underground army -- Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in Xian
  • Admire the vivid murals and listen to Buddhist stories at Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang
  • Visit the hottest place in China -- Flaming Hill in Turpan
  • Visit a classical Chinese garden in Shanghai

Tour Starts from

Beijing

Tour Ends in

Shanghai

Price Includes

  • 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 Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Beijing arrival

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Day 8 Dunhuang – Turpan by Train: Mogao Grottoes

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

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

    Day 11 Urumqi – Shanghai by Flight

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

    Day 13 Shanghai departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Arrival 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

    Day 2Beijing 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 3The 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

    Day 4Summer 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 5Terracotta 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 6Xian 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

    Day 7Xian-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 8Discovering 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

    Day 9Explore 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

    Day 10Turpan 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 11Urumqi – 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

    Day 12Shanghai 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 13Departure from Shanghai (Breakfast)

    Our driver will pick up you from your hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your onward trip.

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