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14 Days China Silk Road Tour

Tour Code: ST-J07
Tour Type: Sit-in-Coach
Visit: Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashigar, Shanghai
Departure:
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
3, 17 1, 15, 29 12, 26 10, 24 7, 21 4, 18 9, 23 6

Itinerary

Day 01 (Wed)
Arrive in Beijing.  Guide meet and transfer to the hotel upon arrival.
Day 02 (B, L)
Morning tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Afternoon take the Hutong tour to see the old Beijing neighborhood and local families by rickshaw ride.
Day 03 (B, L)
Tour to the Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tomb. If time permit, visit a Jade Carving Factory and observe the skilled artisans at work as they create intricate designs. Photo stop at the Bird's Nest (National Stadium) and the Water Cube (National Aquatic Center), which are designed and constructed for 2008 summer Olympics. Optional Legend of Kungfu Show in evening.
Day 04 (B, L, D)
Morning tour to Temple of Heaven, where you can also take a short Tai Chi lesson with a Tai Chi master. Tour visit to the Summer Palace and Pearl workshop if time available. Beijing Duck dinner in the evening
Day 05 (B, L)
Depart Beijing to Xian by morning flight. Upon arrival, tour Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Provincial Museum.
Day 06 (B, L, D)
Full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses, and City Wall. Visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Enjoy the Tang Dinner Show tonight.
Day 07 (B, L)
Depart Xian to Dunhuang by air. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest day free.
Day 08 (B, L, D)
Full day visit to the Mogao Grottoes, Sounding Dune & Crescent Moon Spring. After dinner transfer to Liuyuan station for overnight train to Turpan.
Day 09 (B, L, D)
Arrive Turpan early in the morning. Meet and transfer to the Huozhou Hotel for breakfast. After freshen up at the hotel, visit the Grape Valley, the Karez
Irrigation System, and Emin Minaret.
Day 10 (B, L, D)
Visit to the Jiaohe Ancient Ruins and Flaming Mountain. Then drive to Urumqi. Afternoon visit to the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum.
Day 11 (B, L, D)
Fly to Kashgar and visit the Kashgari Tomb & Id Kah Mosque. Taste the local cuisine tonight.
Day 12 (B, L, D)
Visit the Sunday Bazaar and the Kashgar old town including a home visit to a Uygur family. Evening flight back to Urumqi.
Day 13 (B, L, D)
Full day excursion to the Heavenly Lake with a boat ride.
Day 14 (B)
Depart Urumqi to Shanghai by air. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest day free.
Optional tour of Huangpu River with dinner.
Day 15 (Wed) (B)
Transfer to airport and depart for your next destination. Ends tour.