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Two-Week Journey Through The Silk Road

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  • Travel through the Silk Road. Learn more about Chinese civilization
  • See the must-see sights of Beijing, including the Great Wall & Forbidden City
  • Marvel at the majestic Terracotta Army of Xi'an
  • Visit the famous Kashgar Sunday Market and learn more about local life
The Silk Road, also called the Silk Route, served as a bridge between the East and the West in ancient times. In fact, the cultural exchanges along the road has left an important mark in human history, the patterns of which are visible even today. Join us on this 14-day guided tour and explore the regions in China from where the Silk Road travels through, including Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan and Duhan.

But before you head into the Chinese interior, we will take you out to see the highlights of Beijing, which includes the famous Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Fly to Kashgar, also known as the pearl of the ancient Silk Road, via Urumqi next. Visit the famous Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar. Also see the Id Kah Mosque, a 500-year-old mosque that holds special significance among locals, and take a walk down Kashgar’s old street. See the highlights of Turpan before taking the high-speed train to Dunhuang.

Located on the edge of the Gobi Desert, Dunhuang was once a frontier garrison on the Silk Road. it’s claim to fame rests on the Mogao Caves, a complex of 492 grottoes adorned with Buddhist statuary and frescoes. Next, its time to see the defining symbol of more than two millennia of Chinese history. Travel to Xian and visit the Terracotta Army Museum, home to the Terracotta Army, with your tour guide.

In sharp contrast to this enduring legacy of more than 2,000 years of Chinese history stands Shanghai, your final destination on the itinerary. A modern-day metropolis and China’s financial capital, Shanghai is probably the best place in the country to experience the collision of culture and modernity.

We will drive yo back to the airport on the last day of the tour. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
customer reviews about Travel China Guide
5.0 - Excellent Based on 18 reviews
Kristina's review for another Travel China Guide tour
5 - Excellent
“I feel that this was the best organized tour that we have ever been on! The guides were amazing- knowledgeable, entertaining, flexible, and helpful in all respects.
Organization of each day showed us the highs of China, busy yet gave us enough free time to explore a bit.
We appreciated having the last few days on the cruise ship and seeing Shanghai - it gave us a chance to wind down a bit. Perfect.
I can't think of one highlight as the entire trip was. I wouldn't change anything in this tour. Thank you everyone for giving us such an experience.”
Debbie's review for another Travel China Guide tour
5 - Excellent
“From the planning stages and inquiries to the final details while on tour, Travel China Guide provided excellent and prompt service. On tour the guides were all extremely capable, friendly and attentive. Every detail of our trip fell in to place perfectly on time and in order. We were more than very pleased with the quality of accommodation and the food and restaurants chosen were amazingly good.We saw so much more than we had expected to. The "no shopping tour" lived up to its name. An excellent tour and company.”
John's review for another Travel China Guide tour
5 - Excellent
“I enjoyed every minute of my tour. I would highly recommend it to others. The price was reasonable and I saw many things. The guides were very knowledgeable.”
4 Star Hotel at Pentahotel Beijing
Our guide will meet you outside the customs area at the airport in Beijing and drive you to your hotel in the city. Check in on arrival. You are free for the rest of the day.
4 Star Hotel at Pentahotel Beijing
Take a trip to the world-famous Tian'anmen Square. Your next destination this morning is the Forbidden City. Sit down for an a la carte lunch at a fine-dining establishment that serves authentic Chinese food. Explore the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Pentahotel Beijing
After breakfast, you will visit the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. You can book the round-trip cable car to the monument if you want to. On the way back to the city, we will drive by the Bird's Nest and stop over there for a while so that you can take some photos. You are free for the rest of the day.
Meals
  • Breakfast
4 Star Hotel at Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
Visit the Summer Palace in the morning. After that, board a flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Our guide will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall of the airport and escort you to your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Radisson Blu Hotel Kashgar
Board the morning flight to Kashgar, the pearl on the ancient Silk Road, and transfer to your hotel on arrival. After a short rest, its time to visit the famous Sunday Bazaar, a local market that is considered to be the largest in northwest China.

Traders from home and abroad come to this place to buy and sell different kinds of goods. The bazaar opens everyday in Kashgar, but the one on Sunday is the liveliest, as the whole community comes together.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Huozhou Hotel
Visit the Id Kah Mosque, a 500-year-old mosque that holds special significance among locals. Just a few minutes' walk away is Kashgar's old street, a maze of narrow alleyways and traditional houses built with bricks and earth.

Your last stop in Kashgar will be the Abakh Khoja Tomb, an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of famous Islamic masters were buried. See the largest dome in Xinjiang to the east of the cemetery.

Board your flight to Urumqi. Our guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to Turpan by car. Check into your hotel in Turpan on arrival.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Visit the ruins of Jiaohe, located in one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road, in the morning. Although 2,000 years have passed, the former glory of Jiaohe can still be seen in the ruins.

Your next destination is the largest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang, the Sugong Pagoda, a 44-metre-high Islamic pagoda that is over 200 years old. Head for Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a cluster of caves with thousands of Buddhist murals. The last stop will be the hottest place in China, the Flaming Hill, which is located to the north of the ancient Silk Road where summer temperatures can be as high as 47.8 ℃.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Dunhuang Hotel - Building No. 8
See the famous Karez wells, part of a gigantic, underground irrigation system built by the people of ancient Xinjiang. Over 1,100 Karez wells in Turpan have provided water to this hot and dry region during the past 400 years.

Afterward, you will board a high-speed train to Liuyuan Railway Station. Meet your guide on arrival and drive to Dunhuang. It takes around two hours to reach Dunhuang from the station by car.
Meals
  • Breakfast
4 Star Hotel at Dunhuang Hotel - Building No. 8
Visit the famous Mogao Caves, adorned with a large number of Buddhist murals and statuary. Continue to the Dunhuang Museum, which preserves numerous artefacts associated with the Silk Road.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
Visit one of the most famous attractions along the Silk Road, the Echoing-Sand Mountain, named after the sound that one hears while sliding down the slope. Enjoy a short camel ride along the mountain to reach Crescent Lake, a body of water in the middle of the Gobi Desert.

Board your flight to Xian. Your tour guide will meet you on arrival and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
Your Xian travel starts from the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. See warriors, horses, chariots and a variety of weapons that were painstakingly excavated in what is considered to be one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

Continue to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Then there is a guided visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty architectural masterpiece that has been standing for over 1,300 years now.
Meals
  • Breakfast
4 Star Hotel at Ocean Hotel Shanghai
Head out to see the famous City Wall of Xi'an. Then we will take you to visit a local family. Get in touch with the people and learn more about their culture. Enjoy your lunch with them. After that, its time to board a flight to Shanghai.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
4 Star Hotel at Ocean Hotel Shanghai
Start the day with a visit to the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden. We will then take you to a popular local restaurant for lunch. After enjoying the lunch, it is time to take a short cruise trip on the Huangpu River. Then you will have some free time to explore the Bund area on your own.

Afterwards, we will visit an old street in the city where you can take a leisurely stroll before heading back to your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
We will drive you to the airport for your flight home. We hope you enjoyed our dedicated service.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Meals: 10 breakfast and 6 lunch
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Domestic airfare & train tickets as per the itinerary
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles for sightseeing tours
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin room sharing
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums as per the itinerary
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • China entry visa fees
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like laundry and phone calls
  • Single supplement charges for solo travelers
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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