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12 Days of Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Shanghai Silk Road Tour(from $ 2299)
 

12 Days of Silk Road Adventure Tour :
Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Shanghai

Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is left for you to adapt the time difference and do enough preparation for your trip.
Day 2 Beijing (B+L+D)
Begin to explore Beijing from paying a visit first to the largest and grandest square in the world – Tiananmen Square. As walking through the square, you will come to the magnificent Forbidden City, the biggest palace complex in the world. Then, you will hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys for a Hutong Tour, and pay a visit of a local family as well as have the lunch with local neighborhoods. Then go on to appreciate the fantastic Summer Palace, the biggest and best-preserved imperial garden so far.
Day 3 Beijing (B+L+D)                                                                                                                                                                                       
The sightseeing today starts from exploring the great Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties had worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Afterwards, you will be guided to the snaking Mutianyu Great Wall, an uncrowded section with comfortable round trip cable car to take and picturesque scenery to enjoy. As for lunch, it will be offered at an elegant restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. At night, the dinner is arranged to let you taste mouthwatering and authentic Peking Duck. Enjoy the world-famous Kung Fu Show afterwards.
Day 4 Beijing-Urumqi (B)
After breakfast, take a chance to have a close view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way to Beijing 798 Art Zone where you will be able to touch the unique sense of culture and have lunch on your own. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Urumqi. Upon your arrival at Urumqi, your local guide will meet you at airport and then transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is left on your own.
The introduction of Beijing 798 Art Zone: Once was the military-industrial factory complex since early 1950's, Beijing 798 Art Zone has more than 200 art & culture galleries. Meanwhile, it is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village.
Day 5 Urumqi-Turpan (B+L)                                                                                                                                                                                 
In the morning, be transferred to Turpan, the city with the lowest elevation and the highest temperature. In Turpan, you will visit the ancient Gaochang Ruins, the largest city ruin of west China, and Bezekelik Thousand Buddha Caves, the royal temple of Huihu people (the predecessor of todays'Uigur). After that, move to Turpan Basin to visit the famous Flaming Hill and renowned Astana Tombs. Astana Tombs is the place where people of ancient Gaochang were buried. 
 
Day 6 Turpan-Dunhuang (B+L)
 
Today's excursion includes a series of impressive ancient projects including Jiaohe Ruins, the best preserved town ruin in China, Sugong Pagoda, the only Islamic tower in China, and Karez Well, the unique man-made water system in Turpan. After that, Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.
 
Day 7 Dunhuang (B+L)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Our guide will meet you at Liuyuan railway station and transfer you to the hotel. After breakfast, then head to the mysterious Echoing-Sand Dune and the inviting Crescent Lake by riding a camel to enjoy the desert scenery. After lunch, head for the world-famous Mogao Grottoes, where you would be hooked by its marvelous carvings on cliffs and forget to leave. 
 
Day 8 Dunhuang-Xian (B+L)
 
Be transferred to airport to take the flight to Xian. Upon your arrival, our local guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Then, pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, home to a large collection of historical items like bronze and paintings.
 
Day 9 Xian (B+L+Dumpling Banquet)

Our guide will pick you at the hotel lobby and then visit to the world-famous Terracotta Army, the eighth world wonder, where you will be overwhelmed by its vivid life-sized figures with different facial expressions. After lunch, pass by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda – the sign of ancient Xi'an on the way back to the hotel. Make a stop and choose the best angle to view this Leaning Tower of China, you will also be amazed by those exquisite architectures and sculptures on the two sides of the square in the front of the pagoda. As for the dinner today, the famous local Dumpling Banquet will be served after appreciating the splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.
Day 10 Xian-Shanghai (B+L)                                                                                                                                                                             
Visit the well preserved Xian City Wall (Bicycle Riding on the wall is included), the sacred Great Mosque and the famous Muslim Street nearby, all of which are the must-sees of Xian. After the savory a la carte lunch, be transferred to airport to take the flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. 
Day 11 Shanghai (B+L)
In the morning, head for Shanghai Museum, where a large number of cultural relics from different Dynasties are displayed. And then, visit the famous Nanjing Road, where you could stroll around to experience the dynamic atmosphere of cosmopolitan Shanghai. After enjoying lunch, visit the inviting Yuyuan Garden and the local Yuyuan Market nearby. And then take a walk along Tianzifang Lane, where the special architecture of old shanghai city could be discovered. Enjoy the exciting Acrobatic Show in the evening. After that, be transferred to hotel. 
Day 12 Departure from Shanghai (B)

Pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to airport to take your homeward flight. Our service ends here.


Tour Prices:                                                                                                                                                                    Prices are in U.S. dollars and based on per person
 

Nov.1 - Mar.31  $ 2699(2-5 Persons) $2299(6-9 Persons)
Apr.1- Oct.31 $ 2899(2-5 Persons) $2499(6-9 Persons)

 

Hotels:

Beijing: Sunworld Hotel 4 star
Urumqi: City Hotel 4 star
Turpan: Huozhou Hotel 4 star
Dunhuang: Dunhuang Hotel  4 star
Shanghai:   Holiday Inn Express 4 star
  Overnight soft sleeper train  

 

              

      Services Inclusions:

1. Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
2. Meals: as specified above;
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide.
4. Accommodations ( 4-5 star) hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified;
5. Transfers: domestic flights & land transfer with drivers as specified;
6. Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
7. Government taxes & fees.

 

 

 

 

 Services Exclusions:

1. International transportation: including flights to/from China;
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature.


 
 
 
  Terms and Conditions

1. Prices are valid for travel during the period - March to November .
2. Airlines companies reserve the right to cancel or change a scheduled flight without notice. If a scheduled flight is changed or cancelled, additional charges may be applicable.
3. Tour price is not refundable after final payment and tour confirmation.
4. All prices listed above are per person in U. S. dollars based on double occupancy. If three adults need to share one room and the third person asking for extra bed, the third persons price will be the same as others.
5. Children 11 years and under who share a room with two adults and do not ask for an extra bed will be charged the listed child fare or 75% of the regular adult price; if they need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the cost will be 90% of the regular adult price. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult price.
6. Early depart or late return is allowed, the ticket change fee is $50 per person each time, in addition to airlines surcharge for different air class and weekend if necessary.
7. Please contact agent for your preferred airline, additional cost may apply. Additional baggage charges may apply.

 

 
 
 
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