18 Days Silk Road Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Type: Private Package Tour
Tour Duration: 18 Days
Destination: Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Chongqing - Wuhan - Shanghai
Service: Personal English-speaking Guide, Private car and driver + Entrance fees + Hotel

Price from $ 3402

 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.

Take a morning flight to Kashgar. On arrival, meet our local guide and transfer to the local best hotel. continue to visit the famous Sunday Market.

Tour the Id Kah Mosque located in the city center. As the largest mosque in China, the mosque was built in 1442. Follow the Old Town, north of the city center and the Abakh Khoja Tomb, the family tomb of the powerful 17th century Kashgar ruler-Abakh Khoja. Take a late afternoon flight for Urumqi, then continue fly to Turpan and transferred to the local hotel.

Today your adventure begins at the Jiaohe Ruins which was built in Han Dynasty. After lunch and a short break, tour the Karez Irrigation Site and the Sugong Minaret in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

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. Today your adventure begins at tour the the Mogao Caves. Boast 491 grottoes, Mogao Caves also known as the 1000-Buddha Cave. It is the largest of its kind and one of the best-preserved treasures of the art in the world. Then continue to visit the Dunhuang Museum.

This morning you will enjoy a short camel riding along the Sounding Sand Dune. Visit the Crescent Moon Lake. Fly to Xian and transfer to the hotel.

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, built in 652 AD to house Buddhist scriptures from India. You will also tour the Ancient City Wall in the afternoon.

Your adventure begins at Provincial History Museum, where you will see artifacts from the Paleolithic period, priceless Tang Dynasty bronzes and treasures from the Silk Road caravans. You will also tour the Great Mosque, a best-preserved Islamic mosque in China and focus for the 30,000 Chinese Muslims of XiAn. Fly to Chongqing. Have a rich buffet dinner at Holiday Inn Yangtz and take a short rest. You will board the deluxe cruise ship to stay overnight.

Today your adventure begins at Yangtze river tour on the cruise. You will take a short break from the fabulous natural scenery to visit spectacular along the river, Fengdu Ghost City, where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend.

Today you will arrive at Badong where you will disembark for a magical excursion down the Shennong Stream. Local trackers will pull us in wooden sampans through awesome gorges and lush pine forests. Go on sailing into Xiling Gorge, and Pass the five-step ship lock.

You will visit the Three Gorges Dam (San Xia Da Ba) on the Yangtze River. The largest hydroelectric man-made dam in the world. It has been a dream for generations and will be one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken by mankind.

You will arrive Wuhan at 12:00. Then you will tour Hubei Provincial Museum, and have typical Chinease lunch at a local restaurant. Fly to Shanghai and transfer to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

This morning, you will visit the Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land. Then drive to visit the Bund. 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 $ 5373 $ 6370
6-9 Travelers $ 4903 $ 5859
10+ Travelers $ 3402 $ 4400
 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 with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights with tax
  • Cruise shore excursions
  • Standard cruise cabin with full board 
  • Soft-seat train tickets as specified    
  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.