14 Days Silk Road Tour to Explore China Culture

Tour Type: Private Package Tour
Tour Duration: 14 Days
Destination: Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Lanzhou - Xining - Xian - Shanghai
Service: Personal English-speaking Guide, Private car and driver + Entrance fees + Hotel

Price from $ 2216

 Tour Itinerary

* B(Breakfast), L(Lunch), D(Dinner)

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Upon arrival at Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel. The rest day is free to have the chance for shopping or to explore this booming city at your own pace.     

Today's adventure begins at Tian'anmen Square, the largest public space on earth. Passing through the Heavenly Peace Gate and walking into the Forbidden City, you will step back in time and home to the Imperial Courts of Ming and Qing Dynasties for more than 500 years. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven, one of China's most photographed attractions, where the Chinese Emperors were known, worshipped the gods and prayed for good harvests.

Leave the bustle and traffic of Beijing behind and journey through the countryside to see one of the Wonders of the World – The Great Wall. Along the way, you will stop at a jade carving factory where you can watch artisans at work. After lunch you will visit the massive tomb complex of the Ming Emperors where you will walk along the "Sacred Way" passing between pairs of huge stone sculptures.

This morning you will visit the Summer Palace, the best preserved of all imperial palace gardens. Fly to Urumqi and transferred to the hotel.

Drive to Turpan and transfer to the hotel. Today's adventure begins at the Jiaohe Ruins which was built in Han Dynasty. After lunch and a short break, you will move on to the Karez Irrigation Site and the Sugong Minaret in the afternoon.

This morning you will visit the Gaochang Ruins, you will also tour Flaming Mountain. Have typical lunch at a local restaurant, you will move on to thousand Buddha Caves in the afternoon. Catch the over night soft sleeper train to Dunhuang.

The tour guide will meet you at the station and escort you to the hotel. This morning you will enjoy a short camel riding along the Sounding Sand Dune. Visit the Crescent Moon Lake. Transfer to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

The tour guide will meet you at the station and escort you to the hotel. This morning you will enjoy a short camel riding along the Sounding Sand Dune. Visit the Crescent Moon Lake. Transfer to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

Full day excursion to the Binglingsi Grottoes. Return Lanzhou. Stay at your hotel.

Board on a soft seat train to Xining and check in the local hotel. You will visit the Ta'er Monastery, a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Qinghai Province, the Gelug monastery and Jakyung Monastery are the two ancient buildings of Ta’er Lamasery complex. this afternoon You will also tour the Dongguan Mosque.

Fly to Xian, the tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. You will visit the Ancient City Wall. After lunch and a short break, continue to visit the Provincial History Museum, where you will see artifacts from the Paleolithic period, priceless Tang Dynasty bronzes and treasures from the Silk Road caravans.

Today you will visit what for many is the high point of their trip to China - the excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors, you will have plenty of time to explore the site, get a good look at the warriors from various vantage points and visit the excellent museum. After lunch, go on visiting the Big Goose Pagoda and the Great Mosque.

Fly to Shanghai and transfer to the hotel. Continue to visit the Bund, a popular promenade along the Huangpu River, where the old meets the modern in Shanghai. After lunch, you will also tour the Old Town with its winding alleyways, lined with shops, teahouses and restaurants, and to the elegant and tranquil Yu Garden.

See you off by transferring to the Airport.

 Tour Feature

1. Our private car and driver, professional English-speaking Guide only serve you. No other travelers will join in your group.
2. You will have flexible time on sites.
3. You will obtain informative knowledge about the China history and culture.

 Tour Prices (per person in US $)

Group Size Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy
2-5 Travelers $ 3963 $ 4466
6-9 Travelers $ 3557 $ 4057
10+ Travelers $ 2216 $ 2704
 Price Includes
  • All site Entrance Tickets
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned Private Car with driver
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Soft-seat train tickets as specified  
  • Domestic flights & taxes
  Price Excludes
  • Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges  

 Tour Note

1. Infant Price: for an infant of 0-2 years old, this tour is free of charge.
2. Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, tour booking confirmation will be sent within 24 hours.