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China Tours The Classic Silk Road 13 Days

The Classic Silk Road 13 Days JOIN +

Tour code: AN13SR

Urumqi, Turpan, and Dunhuang are very important destinations of ancient Silk Roads in the history of China. Minority is a pearl of Chinese culture, take this tour, you will get a chance to see the most impressive minority artifacts and relics of China.

    Visiting:

  • Beijing (3 nts), Urumqii (2 nts), Turpan (2 nts), Dunhuang (1 nt), Xian (2 nts), Shanghai (2 nts)

    Hotel Accommodations:

  • Beijing—Radegast Lake View Hotel or similar
  • Urumqi—Hoi Tak Hotel or similar
  • Turpan—Tuha Petroleum Hotel or similar
  • Dunhuang—Dunhuang Shazhou Great Hotel or similar
  • Xian—Grand Noble Hotel or similar
  • Shanghai—Sunrise On The Bund or similar

    Included:

  • * All inter-China air/land transportation
  • * Includes all inter-China transfers between airports and hotels
  • * 12 nights in local 5* hotels based on double occupancy
  • * 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 1 dinner
  • * Includes baggage handling, hotel taxes and service fees
  • * Comprehensive sightseeing with admission as noted
  • * Experienced English speaking guide

    Optional Entainment:

  • * Beijing—Peking Opera Show or Chinese Kungfu Show
  • * Xian—Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
  • * Shanghai—Acrobatic Show

    Remarks:

  • *Prices are “Land Only” with optional Trans-Pacific international airfare based on China Southern Airline and subject to seat availability. Special preferred airfares from your hometown are available, please contact with us for more detail.
  • *Tour cost is per person, based on double occupancy
  • *Minimum for 2 persons

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Beijing

Your flight lands at Beijing – the capital of China. You are transferred to the hotel for well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Day 2

Beijing

After breakfast, full day excursion to Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world; then Forbidden City which is the imperial palace of Ming & Qing Dynasty; last stop at the Temple of Heaven, here ancient emperors prayed for good harvest. Afternoon enjoy a Peking Roasted Duck lunch and you can choose the Peking Opera Show or Chinese Kungju Show as optional in the evening. (AB,L)
Day 3

Beijing

This morning start tours to the Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization. The longest man-made object in the world, this 2,000-year landmark is an astonishing feat of engineering. Continuous to the Ming Tombs with Sacred Way, consisting of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors, the way stood on both sides with marvelous stone sculptures. (AB,L)
Day 4

Beijing—Urumqi

Morning to the Summer Palace to see the beautiful Kunming Lake. Then take an old-fashioned Pedi cab to the historical sites behind main streets by Hutong Tour. Lunch at the Hutong family followed by transfer to the airport for flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for rest. (AB,L)
Day 5

Urumqi

Today, visit the Lake of Heaven include the pleasure boat, which is at an elevation of 6435 feet above sea level. It is a beautiful highland lake, flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, and with clear waters that reflect the surrounding mountains. Back to the City in the afternoon, and visit the Minority Peoples’ Museum. Lastly, shop at Bazaar; it is an ideal place to buy some souvenirs for your beloved ones. (AB,L)
Day 6

Urumqi—Turpan

Today drive to Turpan to visit the Jiaohe Ruin firstly. Located in the Yarnaz Valley, 13 kilometers away from the Turpan city in the west, Jiaohe Ruin was built by the old Cheshi people in Qin dynasty and Han dynasty. Then, visit the famous Karez Well, the grand underground irrigation system created by ancient local people. Afterwards, visit Sugong Pagoda, the existing largest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang China. (AB,L)
Day 7

Turpan

Full day trip to the Gaochang Ruins, the ancient walled capital of the Uighurs which flourished the 7th and 14th centuries. Followed by the Bzizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, the Astana Tombs and the Flaming Hill which is combination of red sand and rocks that makes the mountain looks like a red dragon sleeping on the area basin. (AB, L)
Day 8

Turpan--Liuyuan--Dunhuang

After breakfast, drive to train station for high speed train to Liuyuan. Upon arrival, meet and drive to Dunhuang and visit the Mogao Caves, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves. (AB,L)
Day 9

Dunhuang—Xian

Morning visit the Mingsha Shan and the Crescent Lake; the lake and the Sounding Sand Dune which can make sounds when the wind passes are located in the place where the sand and the oasis meet. Then transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for rest. (AB,L)
Day 10

Xian

Xian, also known as Chang'an in the old days, was the starting point of the historic Silk Road. You will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Bing Ma Yong). It's known as the 8th miracle in the world. The whole mausoleum is like a cultural treasure vault with large collections of relics. After the Terra Cotta Army replication factories, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Courtyard of Family Gao with Shadow Puppet Show. Optional Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in the evening. (AB,L)
Day 11

Xian—Shanghai

Before take your flight to Shanghai, visit the Shaanxi Historical Museum followed by the Ancient City Wall which was constructed in the Ming Dynasty. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for rest. (AB,L)
Day 12

Shanghai

Today visit the Bund and classical Yu Garden which was built 400 years ago, is an ancient private garden of Ming & Qing Dynasties. Continuous to the Jade Buddha Temple and Nanjing Road, enjoy the reputation of “China’s No.1 Street”. Optional Acrobatic Show in the evening. (AB,L)
Day 13

Depart Shanghai

Transfer to airport to board a flight for your next destination. (AB)

Price (MAR 2017~NOV 2017)

Arrival Date 2017/Arrive Beijing (Wed) Land Only Int'l Air-LAX Single Supplement
Mar 1,15 $3159 $850 $900
Apr 5, 19 $3159 $850 $900
May 3 $3159 $850 $900
May 17 $3159 $1000 $900
May 31 $3159 $1200 $900
Jun 14 $3159 $1200 $900
Jul 5, 19 $3159 $1000 $900
Aug 2, 16 $3159 $1000 $900
Sep 6, 13 $3159 $850 $900
Oct 11, 25 $3159 $850 $900
Nov 8, 22 $2859 $850 $650
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