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15 Day 14 Night Ancient Silk Road
  

Tour code: SILK

Visiting: Beijing/Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi/Shanghai

Day 1 (Wed) 每 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival Beijing, the capital of China, our friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to the Beijing International Hotel.

 

Day 2 (Thu) 每 Beijing

Full day visit to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City of Supreme Harmony, in the afternoon take Hutong tour by pedicab with a home visit, Chinese traditional courtyards dating from Ming Dynasty 600 years.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 (Fri) 每 Beijing

Full day excursion to the Badaling Great Wall (2 hours visit at least), Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Jade stone workshop visit en route and a photo stop at the Olympic sites of Bird Nest & Water Cube.

Optional Legend of Kungfu Show with transfers, price at $38 net per person.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Sat) 每 Beijing

Full day visit to the Temple of Heaven where you can watch local people doing morning exercises and learn to do Chinese Tai Chi with Tai Chi master for 30 minutes, then tour the elegant Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in the world, later visit a pearl workshop, enjoy a Peking Roasted Duck Dinner tonight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Duck Dinner

Day 5 (Sun) 每 Beijing/Xian

Take a morning flight to Xian, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, its long standing history and colorful culture have left over numerous brilliant historical sites and precious cultural relics. Afternoon city tour includes a visit to the Provincial Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Check into Jian Guo Hotel Xian tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 6 (Mon) 每 Xian

Full day sightseeing includes the Excavations of Terra-Cotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots, one of the greatest archeological finds of the century, also visit the Ceramics and Pottery Center. Tonight, taste Dumpling Dinner and enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dumpling Dinner

Day 7 (Tue) 每 Xian/Dunhuang

Transfer to airport for flight to Dunhuang. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the Silk Road Hotel. The rest of the day free at leisure

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 8 (Wed) 每Train Dunhuang Liuyuan-Turpan

Today you visit the world heritage site 每 Mogao Grottoes, it is the world's most important site of ancient Buddhist Culture. The grottoes preserve nearly a thousand years of Buddhist cave-temple architecture, clay sculpture, mural paintings, and manuscripts, dating from the 5th to 14th centuries. Also visit Sounding Dune and the Crescent Lake.

 

After dinner transfer to Liuyuan station for overnight train to Turpan (1/4 soft berth)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Thu) 每 Turpan

Arrive Turpan early in the morning, an oasis surrounded by desert and dry mountains; it is famous throughout China for its large, sweet grapes and gourds. Upon arrival, our guide will meet and transfer you to Huozhou Hotel for breakfast. After freshening up at the hotel, visit the Grape valley, the Karez Irrigation System and Emin Minaret.

Optional Uygur minority dancing and singing performance at the hotel tonight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10 (Fri) Turpan 每 Urumqi

Visit to the Jiaohe Ancient Ruins and Flaming Mountain. Then drive to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, after lunch, visit to the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum. Stay at the Mirage Hotel tonight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Sat) Urumqi/Kashgar

Fly to Kashgar and visit the Kashgari Tomb & Id Kah Mosque.

Stay at the Tianyuan International Hotel.

Taste the local cuisine tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Day 12 (Sun) Kashgar-Urumqi

Visit the Sunday Bazaar and the Kashgar old town including a home visit to a Uygur family. Evening flight back to Urumqi. Stay at the Mirage Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Mon) Urumqi

Full day excursion to the Heavenly Lake with a boat ride, the beautiful lake is flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, with melted clear waters reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Tue) Urumqi /Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai. Rest of day at your own leisure.

Optional tour of Huangpu River with dinner

Stay at the Ocean Hotel Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 (Wed) Exit Shanghai

Departure transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

 

Departures & Rates for SILK:

Wed Beijing arrival

Wed Shanghai departure

Package Rate

Per Person Twin Share

Single Room/Cabin Supplement

Extra Night

Per Room

inBeijing

Extra Night

Per Room

inShanghai

3 Apr. 2013

17 Apr. 2013

$ 3499

$599

$105

$85

17 Apr. 2013

1 May 2013

$ 3499

$599

$105

$98

1 May 2013

15 May 2013

$ 3499

$599

$105

$98

15 May 2013

29 May 2013

$ 3499

$599

$105

$98

29 May 2013

12 Jun. 2013

$ 3399

$599

$105

$85

12 Jun. 2013

26 Jun. 2013

$ 3399

$599

$105

$85

26 Jun. 2013

10 Jul. 2013

$ 3359

$679

$105

$85

10 Jul. 2013

24 Jul. 2013

$ 3359

$679

$105

$85

24 Jul. 2013

7 Aug. 2013

$ 3359

$679

$105

$85

7 Aug. 2013

21 Aug. 2013

$ 3359

$679

$105

$85

21 Aug. 2013

4 Sep. 2013

$ 3359

$689

$105

$98

4 Sep. 2013

18 Sep. 2013

$ 3399

$959

$120

$98

18 Sep. 2013

9 Oct. 2013

$ 3399

$959

$120

$98

9 Oct. 2013

23 Oct. 2013

$ 3399

$959

$120

$98

23 Oct. 2013

6 Nov. 2013

$ 3399

$719

$120

$85

6 Nov. 2013

20 Nov. 2013

$ 3299

$599

$105

$85

Additional fuel & tax: $ 180 per person

Land Tour Cost Includes:

  • 4 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Beijing International Hotel;
  • 2 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Jian Guo Hotel Xian;
  • 1 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Silk Road Hotel Dunhuang;
  • 1 night on the train (4 people sharing a cabin with 4 soft berths);
  • 1 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Huozhou Hotel Turpan;
  • 3 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Mirage Hotel;
  • 1 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Tianyuan International Hotel;
  • 1 night accommodation with buffet breakfast at Ocean Hotel Shanghai;
  • Tours with meals as listed.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide service.
  • Round trip airport/hotel/airport transfers with baggage handing
  • Domestic flight air tickets with airport tax
  • Train ticket Dunhuang(Liuyuan)/Turpan

 

Land Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Fuel surcharge for the domestic flights
  • International flights to Beijing and from Shanghai and airport taxes
  • China visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to guide, driver & porters, suggested amount per person per day: $ 5-7 for the guide and $ 3-5 for the driver.
  • Personal expenses

 

Remarks:

  • Please call us for discount international airfare
  • Pre and Post- tour extensions are available upon request

 

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Email: info@chinacustomtours.com

 

   


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