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China Silk Road Adventure

 
Tour Code: LCTP012   Silk Road Tour
Trip Duration: 16 Days & 15 Nights  
Departure Day: Daily    

Visiting: Beijing, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang,Shanghai

 
Summary: Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing. Chase the ancient merchants' track in Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan. Visit the biggest sanctum of Buddhist art and have a camel ride in Duanghuang. View the thousands of life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian before exploring Shanghai the "Oriental Paris" city. Board on the Victoria Cruise to explore the wild gorges of the Yangzi River.

 
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Beijing (-/-/-)

Transfer via: International arranged by you

Welcome to Beijing, where the capital, political, and cultural center of China lies. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/D)

Beijing Forbidden CityAfter breakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. The Beijing Duck Dinner is served as Welcome Dinner.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)

You will be accompanied by our local professional guide to one of the greatest world heritage sites - the Great Wall, Badaling section in the morning. After lunch, continue to the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. Conclude the day tour after seeing the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) in the distance on the way to the downtown. The cheering Peking Opera (the national opera) is optional as the evening delight after dinner.

Day 4 Beijing / Urumqi (B/L/-)

Beijing Summer Palace

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, tour to Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. In the afternoon, you will take a ride in rickshaw through some old "Hutongs", lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where you will visit some family. After visiting, take a flight to Urumqi, Upon arrival in Urumqi, be met by the local professional tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day5 Urumqi / Kashgar (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Morning tour to visit the Heavenly Lake, and then take the flight to Kashgar. Upon arrival, be met by the local guide and escort you to the hotel.

Day 6 Kashgar (B/L/-)

Sunday is market day in Kashgar and this is possibly the largest and most colorful market in Asia. Enjoy a full morning taking in the sights and sounds of this unforgettable experience. After lunch walk through a typical Uyghur neighborhood and visit a local family.

Day 7 Kashgar / Urumqi / Turpan (B/L/-)

Silk Road TourTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

This morning view the tomb of Abjak Hoja and the Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China, dating back to the 15th century. In the afternoon, fly to Urumqi then transfer to Turpan.

Day 8 Turpan (B/L/-)

Visit the Jiaohe Ruins, which is crowned as the "Perfect Earthen Castle in the World". the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda, later have a visit to a Uigur family.

Day 9 Turpan / Dunhuang (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal soft sleeper overnight train

Visit the ancient Gaochang city (Karakhoja), built in the second century BC, which features the Astana Tombs, only three of which are open to the public. The Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.

Day 10 Dunhuang (-/L/-)

Pick you up at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Mogao Grottoes which is the largest sanctum of Buddhist art including richest content in the world, and the Dunhuang Museum.

Day 11 Duhuang / Xian (B/L/-)

You will experience a short camel-ride along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel.

Day 12 Xian (B/L/-)

Xian Terra Cotta WarriorsBegin the day's activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet local residents. After lunch, you will visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.

Day 13 Xian/Shanghai (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After breakfast, visit Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. This roomy, modern museum contains over 370,000 relics chronicling Shaanxi civilization and culture from as far as prehistoric times. The collection is strong in ceramics, bronzes, jade pieces, gold and silver items, ancient coins, and calligraphy mainly from the pre-Ming periods. After lunch, you will visit Xian Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then Fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 14 Shanghai (B/L/-)

This morning you will visit the Shanghai Museum which houses large collections of historical items. Then go ahead to the famous Yuyuan Garden an ancient classical garden, and Yuyuan Market. After lunch, visit Bund and Nanjing Road. Enjoy a fabulous Acrobatic Show (Optional)

Day 15 Shanghai (B/L/-)

the Bund of ShanghaiAfter breakfast, you will visit the Old French Concession Area which is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Today, the area's central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East". Then you will visit Jade Buddha Temple. It is the most famous active temples in China. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room. At last, you will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Day 16 Shanghai / Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer via: International / Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination

 

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
Urumqi City Hotel Urumqi Xinjiang Hotel Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi
Kashgar Xinlong Hotel Kashgar Baronytxn Hotel N/A
Turpan Turpan Hotel Tu Ha Petroleum Hotel Turpan N/A
Dunhuang Dunhuang Hotel Dunhuang Hotel Dunhuang Hotel
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Grand New World Hotel Hyatt Regency Xian
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
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