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China Silk Road Legend 19 Days Tour
China Silk Road Legend 19 Days Tour
Tour Benefits
• A private tour ( without other tourists joining you).
• Highlight attractions in Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Shanghai
• All transfer and city transportation
• star hotels in Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Shanghai
• Peking Opera, Tang Dynasty Show, Tibetan Song & Dance Performance and Acrobatic show
• Personal tour guide and driver for your own use
• Daily available
Visual Tour
Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square

Jiaohe Ruins
Flaming Hill

Dunhuang Museum
Mogao Grottoes

Terra-Cotta Army
Drum Tower

Jokhang Monastery
Potala Palace

The Bund
Yuyuan Garden

Day by day itinerary: Tour Code: CSR-005

Day 01: Arrival Beijing
Arrival in Beijing. Met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time is free for you to explore the city.

Day 02: Beijing ( B L D )
Visit Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world and Forbidden City which was once home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch, move on to Temple of Heaven which one of Beijing’s most impressive parks in terms of architecture, color and significance. Then proceed to visit Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal family. Peking Duck Dinner & Peking Opera in the evening.

Day 03: Beijing ( B L )
A full day excursion to the Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs. The Great Wall is the landmark of China. Ming Tombs are where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried. Chinese lunch is included. Back to hotel.

Day 04: Beijing - Urumqi by air ( B L )
After breakfast, transferred to Beijing Capital International Airport for Urumqi. Met and transferred to your hotel in Urumqi. Free for rest of time.

Day 05: Urumqi ( B L D )
Enjoy an excursion to Tianchi Lake situated on Tianshan Mountain. Back to the city, take a city tour, which gives you a glimpse of the major sights of this north-western city populated by Han people and thirteen ethnic minorities. Quite different from the usual Chinese street scene, Urumqi features nomadic Khazakhs, a Middle Eastern bazaar, a jade-carving center and more.

Day 06: Urumqi - Turpan by road ( B L D )
Transferred to your hotel in Turpan. After lunch, visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda.
Jiaohe Ruins: The Jiaohe Ruins is an ancient Chinese archaeological site found in the Yamaz Valley.
Karez Well: Karez Well is the pride of Turpan and it leads water to the most arid area and has created the vast oasis.
Sugong Pagoda: It was built in 1181by Su Laimen II, the ruler of the Turpan Prefecture, to honor his father.

Day 07: Turpan - Dunhuang by overnight train ( B L D )
After breakfast, visit the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill. After dinner, take an overnight train ( soft sleeper ) to Dunhuang.
Gaochang Ruins: Gaochang Ruins is the largest set of ancient city ruins ever found in the Western Regions.
Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave: It is one of the most important Buddha grotto relics in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The Flaming Hill: The mountain is a combination of red sand and rocks that makes it looks like a red dragon sleeping in the area basin. It is barren and extremely hot in summer.

Day 08: Dunhuang ( B L D )
Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning and transfer to your hotel. Today's highlight is a visit to the Mogao Grottoes. Otherwise known as the Cave of the One-Thousand-Buddhas, it was built in 366 A.D. The 492 grottoes boast mural paintings, totaling 45,000 square meters and 2,000 painted figurines.

Day 09: Dunhuang - Xian by air ( B L D )
This morning, tour the Ming Sha Hill and the Crescent Moon Hill. Take an afternoon flight for Xian. Met and transferred to your hotel in Xian. Free on your own.
Ming Sha Hill: It is also named Echoing-Sand Dune, famous for the echoing sounds the wind makes when blowing over the dunes and is one of must-see attractions in Dunhuang.
The Crescent Lake: The Crescent Lake is a natural wonder in the Gobi Desert. About 6km south of Dunhuang city.

Day 10: Xian ( B L D )
Beginning the day with a once-in-a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old Terra-cotta Army of China’s First Emperor-Qin Shihuang. Three exhibition halls house the continuing excavation of am army of 7,000 terracotta soldiers and horses that guard the tomb of the First Emperor. After lunch visit Banpo Museum, which shows the history of the Banpo Site, a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years. Local flavor dinner--dumpling. Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.

Day 11: Xian - Lhasa by air ( B L D )
Flight from Xian to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Upon arrival, transferred to hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to get accustomed to the Tibetan climate and altitude.

Day 12: Lhasa ( B L )
Today, you will go to visit the sacred Jokhang Monastery, a 1,300-year old golden-roofed shrine. Out of the Jokhang, you are right in the center of fascinating Barkhor area, lined with the stalls of an outdoor market selling all kinds of goods. Then come to the western suburb of Lhasa to visit the extraordinary Drepung Monastery founded in 1416. Return to your hotel in Lhasa.

Day 13: Lhasa ( B L D )
Today's highlight is a visit to the architectural and religious wonders of the Potala Palace. In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Sera Monastery, located a few miles to the north of Lhasa. Enjoy a Tibetan Song & Dance Performance after dinner.

Day 14: Lhasa - GYANGTSE ( B L D )
Drive to Gyangtse. Get off at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and transfer to your local hotel. First visit the Gyangtse Old Street. Then move on to Palkhor Monastery. Built as a Tibetan monastery, it is very different from other monasteries, reputed as the lord of Tibetan monastery. Dinner arranged at hotel.

Day 15: Gyangtse - Shigatse ( B L D )
Drive to Shigatse and check in the local hotel. First visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the last Tibetan spirit, attracts thousands of tourists and Buddhists to worship and travel every year. Then visit the New Palace of Panchen. Dinner at hotel.

Day 16: Shigatse - Lhasa ( B L D )
After breakfast, drive to Lhasa and check in. Dinner at hotel.

Day 17: Lhasa - Shanghai by air ( B L D )
Take a morning flight to Shanghai by direct flight or via Chengdu. Transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy an exciting acrobatic show in the evening.

Day 18: Shanghai ( B L )
Today’s highlight is your visit to Yuyuan Garden and Bazar. It is a very "Chinese" style market with everything you think can be treated "Chinese". After lunch, move on to the Pedestrians only Nanjing Road. Nanjing Road is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. After lunch, visit the Shanghai Museum. Then take one hour cruising on Huang Pu River. Huang Pu River goes about 100 kilometers from Dingshan Lake, the source, northward to Wusong Kou, where it blends into the Yangtze River. 40 km of the river is within the district of the big Shanghai. Back to hotel.

Day 19: Shanghai exit ( B )
Transferred to Shanghai airport for your departure

B---Breakfast,   L---Lunch,   D---Dinner

Price Details for this tour: Cost: in US$ per person
Traveling Party Deluxe Class Standard Class

2-5 persons



6-9 persons



10 persons up



Single room supplement



Featured Hotels for this tour:
Hotels in Use:
City Deluxe Hotel Standard Hotel


International Hotel / Prime Hotel

Beijing Tiantan Hotel or same class


Hoi Tak Hotel or same class

Ramada Hotel or same class


Huozhou Hotel or same class

Turpan Hotel or same class


Dunhuang Grand Hotel Building No.08

Dunhuang Grand Hotel Building No.08


Sheraton Hotel or same class

Tangcheng Hotel / Jianguo Hotel


Lhasa Hotel or same class

Tibet Hotel or same class


Gyantze Hotel or same class

Gyantze Hotel or same class


Shigatse Hotel or same class

Shigatse Hotel or same class


Salvo Hotel / Huating Hotel

Golden River View Hotel or same class

Price inclusion:
1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Entrance fees
3. Meals listed as B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
4. Local English speaking tour guide
5. Hotels ( two sharing room ) with breakfast
6. Domestic flights
Price exclusion:
1. Tips to the tour guide and driver

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