14 Days Journey Along The Silk Road Tour

Day 1
(Sat.) Arrival in Beijing

When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide at the Beijing Capital Airport and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure, and you can choose other scenic spots to visit at your own expenses.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar

Day 2
Beijing

After breakfast, tour by visiting Forbidden City, which is the largest & the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square. Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.

Then, visit the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, explore the hutong neighbourhoods, nearby the Forbidden City, for insight into an historic area of Beijing that is fading fast. Over the years many of these age-old hutongs have been replaced by modern development, but much remains and a pedicab ride and walking tour will show you the most notable spots. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab with your guide.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3
Beijing

Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest &Water Cube.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Optional Tour :

Amazing Kungfu Show: USD $45 per person

Beijing duck dinner: USD $35 per person.

Day 4
Beijing/Xian

This morning you will take high speed train to Xian, the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties in Chinese history. Upon arrival, proceed to Shaanxi History Museum, which has been regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties & house of Chinese treasures”. Then take an outside view of the Ancient City Wall.

Hotel: Wyndham Hotel Xian or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 5
Xian

Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century & pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. Then tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum & visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building & a holy place for Buddhists.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Optional Tour :

Tang Dynasty Dancing Show & Dumpling Banquet: USD $55 per person

Day 6
Xian to Jiayuguan

Fly to Jiayuguan in the morning. It has a history over 630 years. Upon arrival, visit Jiayuguan Fort. Standing in the endless desert with rolling mountains as its backdrop, this isolated pass will take you back to the desolation and loneliness of frontier life in ancient times.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

Day 7
Jiayuguan-Dunhuang

Transfer to Dunhuang. In ancient times, Dunhuang was the trade center between China and its western neighbors. Upon arrival, visit Dunhuang Museum. Dunhuang Museum reflects the flourishing social development and cultural exchange between China and the West during the time when Dunhuang was a major center along the Silk Road.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Hotel: The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel or similar

Day 8
Dunhuang

Pay a visit to the famous Mogao Caves, where 492 surviving grottoes are lined with Buddhist carvings, and frescoes dating back to 366 AD. Afternoon, visit Mingsha Hill and the beautiful crescent pool in the Crescent Moon Spring.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 9
Dunhuang-Turpan

Take the bullet train to Turpan and visit Jiaohe Ruins, the largest & best-preserved earth construction in the world. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former glory of Jiaohe can still be found in these ruins. Enjoy the Uighur minority show tonight.

Hotel: Huozhou Hotel Turpan or similar

Day 10
Turpan-Urumqi

Visit Gaochang Ruins, The city was initially built as a garrison town in the first century B.C., and was a key point along the Silk Road. Continue to visit the ancient Karez irrigation system. Water flowing from the melting snows of the northern mountains, is supplied to Turpan by man-made underground channels or “karez”. Transfer to Urumqi for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Hotel: Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing or similar

Day 11
Urumqi

In the morning, visit the new Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum and stop by Red Mountain for a panoramic view of the city. Afternoon, we pay a visit to the Heavenly Lake on the top the Heavenly Mountain.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 12
Urumqi to Shenzhen

After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Shenzhen, transfer to hotel, rest of the time free at leisure.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza & Suites Landmark Shenzhen or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13
Shenzhen

Departure from hotel to visit Shenzhen Meridian View Centre to have a panoramic view of Shenzhen, learning the development history of Shenzhen and the relationship between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Later, pay a visit to Shenzhen Museum. Lastly, enjoy some free time shopping at Luohu Shopping Mall. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 14
Shenzhen Departure

Transfer to Shenzhen airport after breakfast for the homebound flight. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Arrival in Beijing (Thursday) // Depart Shenzhen (Wednesday) : Sep12 | Oct10 | Nov07
Adult (13 & up) Child (0-12) [No bed] Single Supp Tips
$3470 $2435 $ 990 $ 210

Land cost includes:

  1. Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  2. Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary
  3. English-conducted sightseeing tour specified in the itinerary
  4. Domestic flight within China and China AIF
  5. Beijing-Xian & Dunhuang-Turpan High-speed train

Land cost excludes:

  1. International flight
  2. China visa
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Tips and personal expenses

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14 Days Journey Along The Silk Road Tour