14 Days Classical Silk Road Tour

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14 Days Classical Silk Road Tour

From US$3798 per adult

Destination:

Beijing (3 Nights) ,Urumqi (2 Nights) ,Kashgar (1 Nights) ,Turfan (1 Nights) ,Dunhuang (2 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Shanghai (2 Nights)

Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP207
Theme:Travel Along the Belt and Road

Summary:

In antiquity, the Silk Road served as a bridge between East and West. However, as time has passed it is now nothing but a name to many people.

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Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
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Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
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US$ 8722

1Highlights & Map

Take you to the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, a local family visit in Turpan, the famous Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar and more…

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities: You'll be met on arrival at Beijing airport. Free time rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag. Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts – an ancient capital with incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis hosted the 2008 Olympics.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to Mao Zedong, and The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. In the evening, enjoy watching a splendid show of Shaolin Kungfu.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall , which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: Lunch+Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 04Beijing, Urumqi

Destinations: Beijing to Urumqi

Activities: After experiencing royal life today there is the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride to the Hutong where we visit a local flea market which is an excellent example of typical architecture of this area. We can guarantee you will have impressive stories to tell your friends after this. Then take a flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Urumqi Mirage Hotel

No. 305 Xinhua North Road, UrumqiShow Map

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Day 05Urumqi, Kashgar

Destinations: Urumqi to Kashgar

Activities: You will take a morning flight to Kashgar, "the pearl of the Ancient Silk Road". Upon arrival you will be taken to the local best hotel. Visit the famous Sunday Market.The Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar is a social and commercial highlight of the week in Western Xinjiang. In the bazaar you can find different kinds of goods: ironware, silverware, fruit, clothes, local food, livestock, etc.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Kashi Qiniwake Hotel

No.144 Seman Road,KashiShow Map

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Day 06Kashgar, Urumqi

Destinations: Kashgar - Urumqi

Activities: Visit the Id Kah Mosque, the Old Street and the Abakh Khoja Tomb. Abakh Khoja Tomb is also known as the Tomb of Xiang Fei (Fragrant Lady) in China. Situating 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) northeast of Kashgar City, Abakh Khoja Tomb is an ancient Islamic building, where five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried. It is also commonly known as the tomb of Xiangfei, the only Uygur concubine of Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Take a flight to Urumqi and check in at the hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Urumqi Mirage Hotel

No. 305 Xinhua North Road, UrumqiShow Map

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Day 07Urumqi, Turfan

Destinations: Urumqi to Turpan

Activities: This morning you will have a chance to visit Heavenly Lake. The Heavenly Lake is a very beautiful mountain lake formed more than million years ago in the 4th glacial epoch, so the water in it is pure and icy. The altitude of the lake is up to 2150 meters above the sea level and got its fame as the "jewel in the crown". To the east of the lake stands the Bogda Peak-the highest peak in the east part of Tian Shan Mountain, which is capped by glacier and snow glistening in the sun, finely contrasted with blue lake water, forming fabulous scenery. Transfer to Turpan and check in the hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Turpan Oasis Hotel

41 Qingnian RoadShow Map

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Day 08Turfan, Dunhuang

Destinations: Turpan to Dunhuang

Activities: Visit the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Dun Huang Hotel

Tingzi Road Dunhuang ChinaShow Map

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Day 09Dunhuang

Destinations: Dunhuang

Activities: You will be picked up at the railway station and transferred to the hotel. Visit the Mogao Grottoes and the Dunhuang Museum. The Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, a bright pearl on the ancient Silk Road, is well-known for its delicate murals and statues all over the world. The Mogao Grottoes were originally built in 366BC and were constructed in the following dynasties of Sui, Tang, Western Xia and Yuan. Breakfast is on your own.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Dun Huang Hotel

Tingzi Road Dunhuang ChinaShow Map

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Day 10Dunhuang, Xi'an

Destinations: Dunhuang to Xian

Activities: You will experience a short camel-ride along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake. Having the reputation of “the First Spring in Desert”, Crescent Lake is nearly 100 meters (328 feet) long from north to south and 25 meters (82 feet) wide from east to west. The circuitous shape is just like a crescent, so it got its name.Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 11Xi'an

Destinations: Xian

Activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. Many of the figures - soldiers, archers, horses and chariots have been restored. In the afternoon we are going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. We will continue to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 12Xi'an, Shanghai

Destinations: Xian to Shanghai

Activities: Fly to Shanghai. On arrival we visit the Shanghai Museum which possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art, and then The Bund - the old colonial sector, which is home to a myriad of European-styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. It is a must-see when visiting Shanghai. Architectural styles include gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and renaissance.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 13Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Today you visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, and the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape). The second-highest platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River, and those with a good head for heights can choose to buy a ticket to continue on to the very top.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 14Shanghai

Destinations: Depart from Shanghai

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Deborah McCaig

Aug.05, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello James,

We had a wonderful time on our 14 days’ tour in China. Everything you arranged for us was of the highest quality and we truly appreciate your efforts. Please send along our best wishes and kindest regards to all of your co-workers who helped make this such a memorable trip for us.

We have passed along your website to at least two of our friends. I suspect they will be booking their own tours with your company in the next year.

Take care and thanks again for all of your expert help and advice.

I hope you like the photo's I have picked.

Regards,

Deborah McCaig
Luxemburg
would
recommend

Ms. Kimberly Kerwin

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello Tom,
Sorry for getting back to you after a couple of months, but our traveling did not end in China, therefore we are just returning home these days. I am happy to write some comments about our trip to China that you kindly helped us organizing. First of all, I would like to tell you that we loved China and we were very satisfied with the service of your agency. I did not know the agency, found you through Google, therefore was not sure of the turnout - but amazingly we felt very lucky and absolutely well taken care of. We were very tired from work and we felt that everything was well set and we were there just for enjoyment. Thank you!

Overall food was a great experience. We enjoyed it very much. The quality and variety of food was striking, we were never sick from it. Most meals were good, some were excellent. Our favorite meal in Beijing was at Great Wall restaurant as well as the Duck dinner. The other meals were OK.

All the best,
Kimberly Kerwin (Ameirica)
would
recommend

Ms. Ross James Clark

Jul.13, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Dear Luis,
I enjoyed my 14 days in China very much, and I hope to write a comment on it to help the following travellers.

During the whole trip, Mogao Grottoes impressed me most. Personally I think the Mogao Grottoes are awesome and definitely worth seeing. The Mogao Caves are very special and definitely worth a visit if you are in Dunhuang. The art is fantastic and well preserved. Unfortunately you cannot take photos in the caves and you have to go with a guide - you cannot walk around in the caves on your own.
About the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Around the Pagoda it is really nice and quiet, many garden ! I really like the style of the Pagoda, for once it looks old ! I wouldn't say this is an essential sight to visit. But since you're already in Xi'An, there isn't much else to do. Similar buildings can be seen all across China. It's the same with all other Xi'An sights apart from Terracotta warrior. And there were also many interesting places in Xinjiang, which you cannot miss.
I have to say you did a good job, and congratulations.
Regards,
Ross James Clark
Austrilia

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