Grand Silk Road

12 Days 11 Nights
Beijing, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang & Xian

Day 1:    Beijing Arrival

Arrive at Beijing International airport where you will meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Beijing Capital Hotel or similar

Day 2:     Beijing (B/L/SD)

Start the Beijing city tour at Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Next, step into the Forbidden City with elegant palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace, where you will enjoy a cruise on Kunming Lake (weather permitting between April and October). In the evening enjoy a delicious Peking Duck Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3:     Beijing – Urumqi (B/L)

In the morning you will transfer to the airport and fly to Urumqi, passing over two of the world’s biggest deserts along the way. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Xinjiang Museum. After the tour, transfer to the hotel and check in for your stay.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing or similar

Day 4:     Urumqi – Kashgar (B/L)

After breakfast, travel northeast to Heavenly Lake at an elevation of 2,600 meters on top of Tianshan. The beautiful lake is flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, with melted clear waters reflecting the surroundings of the snow-capped Boghanar Peak. You will also enjoy a boat ride on the lake. You will then return to Urumqi, visit the Old Town and Er Dao Qiao Bazaar.  In the evening, fly to Kashgar. Arrive at Kashgar, meet and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening at your leisure

Accommodation: Kashgar Jinjiang International Hotel or similar

Day 5:     Kashgar (B/L/D)

Today’s tour starts in Kashgar at the Idkah Mosque. You will then visit the Bazaar, the area’s largest regional outdoor market. Next, visit Abakhoja Tomb and the Old City at Gaotai.

Day 6:     Kashgar – Urumqi – Turpan (B/L/D)

Depart Kashgar in the morning and fly to Urumqi. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the train station for the high-speed train to Turpan. In the afternoon, visit the Ruined City of Jiaohe, with traces of a prosperous ancient trading center. Afterward, visit the underground Irrigation System at the Karez Well. Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Jinjiang Hotel or similar

Day 7:     Turpan (B/L/D)

Your tour continues in Turpan with visits to Sugong Minaret, The Flaming Mountain and Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Grottoes. Enjoy lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8:     Turpan – Dunhuang (B/L)

In the morning you will take a high-speed train to Dunhuang. Upon arrival, you will visit the Mingsha Hill and Moon Lake. At sunset, take a short camel ride en route. Lunch at a local restaurant, dinner on your own.
Accommodation: Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel or similar

Day 9:    Dunhuang (B/L)

Morning visit the Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Caves of Thousand Buddha. The grottoes are home to more than 45,000 square meters of mural paintings and clay sculptures, which have been preserved for nearly a thousand years. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer and visit to the Yumen Pass which was the west terminal of the Great Wall. Here you will tour the westernmost remnants of the wall.  Return to downtown, visit the Night Market, then return to your hotel and the rest of evening at leisure.

Day 10:     Dunhuang – Xian (B/L/D)

Morning visit Dunhuang Museum. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian, one of the four ancient capitals of China. Arrive in Xian and transfer to your hotel. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Xian South or similar

Day 11:     Xian (B/L/SD)

The highlight of today’s tour is a visit to see thousands of life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses at the Terracotta Warrior Museum. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will return to Xian and visit the Shaanxi Historical Provincial Museum and Ancient City Wall and take an optional bicycle ride. In the evening, enjoy Dumpling Dinner and the Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 12:     Xian – Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer from the hotel to the airport for your return flight to Canada.

B – Breakfast      L – Lunch    D – Dinner    SD – Special Dinner

Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons

DAILY DEPARTURE Land Package Single Supp.
2020:  April, May, June 6270 960
2020:  July, August 6310 1000
2020:  September, October 6350 1050
2020:  November 6200 900
2020: December 2021:  January – March 6140 840

LAND ONLY prices include domestic transportation within China.

HOTEL BLACK OUT DATES and FAIR/SEASONAL SURCHARGES MAY APPLY.

~~ All PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ~~

Your Tour Package Includes

• Domestic airfare within China.
• High speed train within China (Urumqi to Turpan).
• Return transfers between the airport and your hotels.
• Superior 4-Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Sightseeing tours with admissions and meals as per itinerary.
• Professional English-speaking local guide service.

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

• International airfare from Canada to China.
• Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
• Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharges.
• Travel/medical/cancellation insurance, travel visa and all personal expenses.
• Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers and hotel staff.
• Any items not specified as included.

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