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19 Days of Silk Road Adventure & Fashion China Tour
Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou,Xiahe Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Shanghai

Tour Code: SRA15
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private Tour
Attractions:   Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou,Xiahe Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, Shanghai
 
                                                              
 

Feature of this fantastic tour: Start from the capital, this tour will take you to the mysterious and attractive historical Silk Route in China, where you will visit many historical wonders, Buddhism temples and beautiful Chinese classical architectures and historical ruins as well as the weekly Great Sunday Bazaar, where kaleidoscope of scenes from the pages of 'A Thousand and One Nights. End your trip at the biggest city- Shanghai, where you also learn the China of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Day and day itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive / Beijing
International flight on your own arrangement.
Once arrive in Beijing,be met & transferred to your hotel. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing
Full day trip to the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Enjoy Kungfu Show in the evening-

Tiananmen Square   : The largest city square in the world.
Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
Temple of Heaven : The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D )
Full day trip to the Great Wall,Ming Tomb and Sacred road. Enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.
Great wall : One of the seven wonders in the world and the symbol of China.
Ming Tombs  : The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.

Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an (B, L, )
     Visit The Summer Palace, Cruise in the Summer Palace, Hutong  , Xiushui Street.
      You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Xian.
Summer Palace : The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.


Day 5 Xi'an (B, L, )
      Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower and the Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
Terracotta Warriors  : The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
Big willd Goose Pagoda  :The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India
Drum and Bell Towers Square The emblem of Xian city.
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show   The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital.

Day 6 Xi'an to Lanzhou (B, L, )
Visit Shaanxi historical museum, Xian City Wall, The Grand Mosque. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Lanzhou.
Shaanxi History Museum : One of the main museums in China which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China.
Ancient City Walls  : An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.
Great Mosque The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China and its location is northwest of the Drum Tower (Gu Lou) on Huajue Lane

Day 7 Lanzhou To Xiahe(B, L, )
Visit Labrang Monastery, Songke Grassland.
Labrang Monastery  : One of the major monasteries of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect. The architectural layout follows the Tibetan style, while the construction patterns are mostly Tibetan, Han, or a mixture of the two. The White Towers (in the northeast and in the northwest) are very typical.
Sangke Prairie  Ten kilometers (6.2miles) from the Labrang Monastery lies Sangke Prairie.Surrounded by mountains with the Daxia River flowing from south to north, Sangke Prairie is an ideal natural rangeland. Every summer the whole prairie turns green, dotted with colorful flowers, providing a most ideal place to experience a nomadic life.

Day 8 Xiahe To Lanzhou (B, L,)
Be transfered back to Lanzhou today.

Day 9 Lanzhou--Jiayuguan (B, L, )
Visit Cruise from Liujiaxia Gorge to Binglingsi( fast boat), Binglingsi Thousand Buddha Caves.
Be transferred to the railway station to catch the train to Jiayuguan.

Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station But in Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station
Binglingsi Grottoes These caves, which stretch for 200 meters, were built during the Western Qin, North Wei, Sui, Tang, and Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties (between the 3rd and 18th centuries). They are highly valued for their contribution to research into the history of Chinese painting, and the spread of Buddhism during that time.

Day 10 Jiayuguan ( L, )
Visit The Jiayuguan Pass, The Great Wall on the Cliff, Weijin Tomb, Great Walls Museum.
Jiayuguan Pass: This Ming Dynasty fort guards the strategic Jiayuguan pass, at the western end of the Great Wall – this was the last section built by the Ming Dynasty. It was built in 1372, and subsequently enlarged and strengthened, and was known as 'the strongest pass under heaven'.
Overhanging Great Wall: This is a nearby section of the Great wall which was built on the cliff, and includes sections at a 45 degrees angle, making it seem as if the wall is hanging from a cliff.
Weijin Tomb: About 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, there are over 1,400 tombs which were built during the Wei and Jin dynasties (between the 3rd and 5th century). They feature brick wall paintings showing various social activities of the times.

Day 11 Jiayuguan To Dunhuang(B, L, )
Visit Yulin Grattoes.
Yulin Grottoes : These caves, with their murals and sculptures, are in a valley among Qilian Mountain, about 180kms from the Mogao Caves. The name is derived from the elms in the valley, and as you travel along the valley road you can easily imagine how it must have been to be a poet or brave solder in the distant past.

Day 12 Dunhuang To Turpan (B, L, )
Visit Mogao Grottoes , Echoing-Sand Mountain, The Crescent Lake.
Be transferred to the railway station to catch the train to Turpan.
Mogao Grottoes : Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.Cameras are not permitted.
Crescent Moon Spring/Singing Sand Mountains: Crescent Moon Spring is 6km south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Mountains and is quite literally an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect,

Day 13 Turpan (B, L, )
Visit Jiaohe Ancient City, Astana Tombs, The Flaming Mountain, Karez Well, Suleiman's Minaret, Tuyugou Village. 
 Jiaohe Ancient City  : The city's name means 'the River City'. It was founded during the first century B.C. and abandoned during the 15th century. 
 Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs: Astana Tombs: where the ancient people are buried. It is famous for its terracotta figurines and tomb paintings
Flaming Mountain: The Flaming Mountain: Many years of volcanic activity have formed the unique crisscrossing gullies and ravines. During mid-afternoon the heat becomes intense as the sun's rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides areengulfed by tongues of fire, hence the name.

Day 14 Turpan To Urumqi (B, L, )
Visit Southern Pasture, The Erdaoqiao Bazaar.Xinjiang Museum.
South Pasture is located 60 kilometers away from Urumqi city which is about, about 2 hours drive. It is a vast natural area with fascinating scenery..
The Erdaoqiao Bazaar : The Erdaoqiao Bazaar: This is the largest Uygur bazaar in Urumqi, where you'll find a bustling market full of fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and more. 
Xinjiang Museum presents a wonderful collection of items from the local area as well as items from other areas on the ancient Silk Road. It has a large collection of silk items from many periods of history. 

Day 15 Urumqi To Kashgar (B, L, )
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Kashgar.
Visit Sunday bazaar, Fragrant Lady's Tomb.
Kashgar Sunday Market :  Located in the middle of nowhere as the last station on the old Silk road from Rome to Beijing, lies this active trading area. Every week on Sundays, the entire community gathers here to shop at this lively market. Here, you can find people selling various commodities from fruits and vegetables to accessories and garments to tools and handicrafts. 
Fragrant Lady's Tomb:  Abakh Hoja Mosque, located about five kilometers northeast of Kashgar, is an ancient Islamic building set among poplar trees. Abakh Hoja Mosque is "Xiangfei" in Chinese, which means "Fragrant Concubine" who is the only Uigur concubine among the 41 wives of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). 

Day 16 Kashgar To Urumqi (B, L, )
Visit Lake Karakuli, Pass to Lake Kalakuli.
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Urumchi.
Karakuri Lake   : The lake is in Kashgar, about 1500 kilometers from Urumqi in southwest Xinjiang, and about 3600 meters above sea level. Mount Muztagata (said to be one of the five most beautiful mountains in the world) provides a beautiful backdrop at 7546 meters with the nearby Gongeer Peaks rising to 7719 meters above sea level.

Day 17 Urumqi To Shanghai (B, )
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Shanghai,the rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.most of the people can speak English and that's easy for you.

Day 18 Shanghai(B, )

In Shang hai you are suggested to visit Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Temple to the city Gods, Oriental TV Tower, The Bund .Shangcheng Acrobatics.all the avtivities are on your own .
Shanghai MuseumShanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. Its style and presentation demonstrates ancient wisdom and philosophy.
Yu Yuan (and Old Town): Yuyuan Garden is a traditional Chinese park complete with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations.
The Bund also called the Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years
Oriental Pearl TV is the modern symbol of Shanghai City. Standing beside the Huangpu Rive with a height of 468 meters (1536 feet), it is the tallest TV tower in Asia and the third highest in the world. This unusual structure that dominates the skyline is a great attraction to tourists.

Day 19 Shanghai To Departure City (B,)
International flight on your own arrangement.
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Departure City.

Prices in USD (1:7)

Hotel / No.Pax

1pax

2-5pax

6-9pax

10-15pax

Single Suppl.

 3 star

 

2980

2880

2380

680

 4 star

 

3380

3020

2680

780

 5 star

 

3880

3480

2980

980

The above price is just for your information only! There are fluctuations in the hotels of different seasons. Please ask the exact price firstly when you want to book the tour!
 

This trip price includes:

  1. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  3. Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
  4. Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  5. Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary.
  6. Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
  7. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
    Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.


The trip price does not include:

  1. Any meals which are not included in the "The trip price includes."
    Single Room Supplements (as the above quotation for accommodation is based on twin sharing room).
  2. International air and train tickets for coming to & leaving mainland China. Air tickets or train tickets not specified in the itinerary on the first arrival day and last departure day.
  3. Excess Baggage Charges.
  4. Personal expenses: Items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
    Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
  5. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
  6. Visa fees

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