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Silk Road Exploration 19 Days Tour
Silk Road Exploration 19 Days Tour
Tour Benefits
• A private tour ( without other tourists joining you).
• Highlight attractions in Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xian, Shanghai
• All transfer and city transportation
• star hotels in Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xian, Shanghai
• Peking Opera, Tang Dynasty Show 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

Gansu Provincial Museum
Gansu Provincial Museum

Terra-Cotta Army
Drum Tower

The Bund
Yuyuan Garden

Day by day itinerary: Tour Code: CSR-009

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 - jiayuguan by road ( B L D )
This morning, tour the Ming Sha Hill and the Crescent Moon Hill. After lunch, drive to Jiayuguan. Met and transferred to your hotel in Jiayuguan. Free on your own for the rest of the time.
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: Jiayuguan ( B L D )
After breakfast, visit the Jiayuguan Pass, the First Fire Tower of Great Wall, Overhanging Great Wall and the Wei-jin Tombs.
Jiayuguan Pass: Jiayuguan Pass is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China. It is located at the foot of Jiayuguan Hill and was built during the Ming Dynasty.
The First Fire Tower of Great Wall: This fire tower is the first one of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty from the west end, hence the name.
Overhanging Great Wall: The Overhanging Great Wall is an important part of the defensive work of Jiayuguan Pass built in the year 1539 during the Ming Dynasty.
Wei-jin Tombs: Wei-jin Tombs is a big tomb group with over 1400 tombs built between the 3rd Century and 5th Century during the Wei and Jin dynasties.

Day 11: Jiayuguan - Lanzhou by air ( B L )
Take flight for Lanzhou. Met transferred to your hotel in Lanzhou. Visit Gansu Provincial Museum, the most impressive museum in the Gansu province and is one of the best sights in the Lanzhou city.

Day 12: Lanzhou ( B L D )
Full day excursion to the Binglingsi Grottoes. Binglingsi is a 75 km drive by car in the southwest of Lanzhou. The Binglingsi Grottoes are carved on steep cliffs along the Yellow River. There are now nearly 800 sculptures preserved in 183 cases. This sculpture has a history of over 1,600 years.

Day 13: Lanzhou - Xiahe by road ( B L )
Drive to Xiahe and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Sangke Grassland locating in Xiahe County of Gansu province. It is famous for holding royal Buddhist ceremony in history. Then take a visit to a Tibetan Family.

Day 14: Xiahe - Lanzhou by road ( B L )
Visit the Labrang Monastery. It is one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism. Labrang is situated in Xiahe County in Gansu province, home to the largest number of monks outside of Tibet utonomous Region. Transferred back to Lanzhou.

Day 15: Lanzhou - Xian by air ( B L )
Morning flight from Lanzhou to Xian. Met and transferred to your hotel in Xian. After lunch, visit Xian City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then move on to Shaanxi Museum, which considers it an obligation to be a showcase of ancient civilizations. Transferred back to your hotel.

Day 16: 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 17: Xian - Shanghai by air ( B L D )
Take a morning flight to Shanghai. Take a stroll on The Bund, a splendid row of early 20th century European buildings. 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


Huanyuan Hotel or same class

Huanyuan Hotel or same class


Sunshine Plaza or same class

Jinjiang Sunny Hotel or same class


Sheraton Hotel or same class

Tangcheng Hotel / Jianguo Hotel


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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