Silk Road 10 Days Tour by China Orient Express (A)

Tour Code: CTA-OET-02

Duration: 10 Days

Visit: Urumqi,Turpan,Dunhuang,Xian

Note: Come to explore the ancient and mysterious Silk Road tour with us in this Silk Road 10 Days Tour by China Orient Express. Follow us to go through Chinese history by visiting the historical wonde, Buddhism temples, beautiful Chinese classic tour wi ...

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Come to explore the ancient and mysterious Silk Road tour with us in this Silk Road 10 Days Tour by China Orient Express. Follow us to go through Chinese history by visiting the historical wonders, Buddhism temples, beautiful Chinese classic tour with architectures and historical fortresses. Besides you can take this chance to enjoy the beautiful nature scenery in northwest China.

  • Orient Express China tour
  • 24 hour service attendant
  • 8th president luxury cruise
  • Silk Road Adventure
 
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Child (3-11yrs):

1.Child 3-11 with bed 90% as adult price

2.Child under 2 without bed free

 

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  • Day

    01

    Arrive in Urumqi

    Arrive in Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    Pick you up at Urumqi airport or railway station, then transfer to your hotel and check in.

    Meals:

    No meal

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Hoi Tak Hotel or same class

    Arrive at Urumqi; it is the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the farthest city from the ocean. Our bilingual tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. 'Urumqi' is Mongolian for 'beautiful farm. Since time immemorial it has been a welcome oasis in the desert, and now, it is a modern, thriving city with many skyscrapers.

  • Day

    02

    Urumqi

    Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    Heavenly Lake,Xinjiang Regional Museum

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Hoi Tak Hotel or same class

    After breakfast, we proceed to the famous Tianchi Lake (Heavenly Lake) and Mt Tianshan. The former is situated halfway up Bogda Peak in Fukang County, about 1,980 above sea level. The lake surface spans an area of 4.9km2 and the lake has a depth of up to 105m, a circumference of 3, 400m and at its broadest it is 1 500m wide. We will take a cruise to enjoy the lake's amazing scenery. Aboard the cruise, we can also view the snow-capped summit of Bogda Peak which forms a captivating contrast to the jade-green lake waters. Next we visit the Museum of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This museum has four or five thousand years ago until the modern Silk Road excavation and collected more than 1,000 pcs of precious cultural relics. Tonight, we can catch a tribal song and dance performance after the Xinjiang flavor of roasted whole lamb dinner.

  • Day

    03

    Urumqi - Turpan

    Urumqi - Turpan

    Attraction & Activities:

    Jiaohe ruins,flaming mountain,Karez well system

    Meals:

    Hotel buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★China Orient Express

    After a pleasant breakfast we drive Turpan and visit a karez irrigation system. Embodying the wisdom of the Xinjiang people, this irrigation system is designed for the desert, comprising surface drains underground canals and reservoirs. Currently there are some 1,258 systems in use, of a total length of over 3,000krn. It is said that the Karez irrigation system, the Great Wall of China and the Jinghang Grand Canal are the engineering miracles of ancient China. Following this, we visit the Flaming Mountain, immortalized in the classic story 'Journey to the West'. The bright red soil of the mountain glows even more under the glaring sun, and it is no wonder we feel the heat. We drive to Jiaohe Ancient City. Also known as Ya'er City, it is located 10km from Turpan, so named because it lies where two rivers meet. It is also said to be a Han Period Cheshi structure. At20:30hrs, we embark the 'China Orient Express' Charter Luxury Train to Dunhuang.

    Karez well system:
    The karez well system is constructed by ancient people of xinjiang, as a underwater irrigation system, 2000 years ago during the han dynasty the basic shape is already formed, than it is passed on to middle Asia than to the Persian gulf.

    Jiaohe ruins: The Jiaohe ruins, is 10km west of Turpan and on top of a 30m high cliff. It is surrounded by water.

  • Day

    04

    Dunhuang

    Dunhuang

    Attraction & Activities:

    Mogao Caves

    Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After breakfast, we specially arranged for you on the train institute of Dunhuang experts and professors explain in detail for you. Reaching Dunhuang in 11:30 hours, we proceed for lunch. After that, we shall visit the world famous – Mogao Grottoes, designate as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO for its 1600 year accumulated cultural, architectural, and art treasures. There remains 492 cave temple and 45000 square meters of frescos.
     
    After dinner, we will continue to visit Dunhuang Night market -- Shazhou Night Market. It is one of the best night market in China and famous for its tasty snacks, local specialties, and crafts etc. 

    Mogao Caves: Mogao Caves, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, 25 km from downtown Dunhuang on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Singing sand dunes). A network of plank reinforced roads plying north to south 1600 meters. Mogao means high up in the desert.

  • Day

    05

    Dunhuang to Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass)

    Dunhuang to Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Echoing-Sand Mountain

    Meals:

    breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or same class

    After a pleasant breakfast, we proceed to visit Mingsha Hill and Yueya Spring. Mingsha Hill measures some 40km by 20km and has a height of 80m. It is said that if we slide down its sleep slopes, we can hear sounds made by the moving sand. If the weather is good the sounds are likened to melodious orchestral music. This is one of the 4 famous mingsha hills in China. An amazing short camel ride along the Minsha Hill will lead you to the Yueya (Crescent) Spring, which has crystal-clear spring water. After lunch, we will onboard the ' China Orient Express' Charter Luxury Train to Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass). Arrive at Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) at 20:00hrs.

    Echoing-Sand Mountain:
    Singing Sand Dunes is a famous scenic spots in Dunhuang. It is also called Mingshan Mountain. These mountains are pale golden in color; their height is about a dozen meters and stretches across an area of more or less 40 kilometers. The dunes are huge and some measures about hundred meters while most of them are rather stable in shape though the dunes shift recurrently.

  • Day

    06

    Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) to Tianshui

    Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) to Tianshui

    Attraction & Activities:

    Jiayuguan

    Meals:

    breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★China Orient Express

    This morning we visit Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), is the most western end of the Great Wall. Also known as 'the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven', and it is the best preserved and most magnificent military building among the passes of the Great Wall. Next, we move on to Overhanging Great Wall. It is about 7 mimes away from Jiayu Pass. It's located on a ridge that is 45 degrees from vertical hence the name Overhanging Great Wall. 22:00hrs, we take the ‘China Orient Express’ Train to Tianshui.

  • Day

    07

    Tianshui to Xian

    Tianshui to Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Maiji Grottoes,

    Meals:

    breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★China Orient Express

    After breakfast, 08:00hrs arrived in Tianshui, we proceed to visit Maiji Mountain is 150 meters tall, and it was named for its shape -- like that of a pile of wheat. According to historical records, the Maiji Grottoes were excavated during the Hou Qin Dynasty of the Sixteen Kingdom Period. 21:00hrs, after dinner we move on to Jiayuguan by “China Orient Express’. The overnight train is quite comfortable and offer wonderful evening and morning views of the regional countryside.

  • Day

    08

    Xian

    Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda,The Ancient City Wall

    Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Sheraton Xian North City Hotel or same class

    10:00am arrive in Xian. Xian is a city with over 3000 years history and it is also the starting point of the ancient Silk Road for the great trade caravans of the ancient Silk Road. We will visit the ancient city wall. The City Wall of Xian is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. After visiting the Statue of star point of Silk Road and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Thereafter we check into hotel. The marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at Tang Dynasty Palace will be prepared for you. The various savory dishes together with the exciting show will be sure to give satisfaction to your appetite, your eyes and your mind

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda:
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a famous Buddhist pagoda in Xian, which was built in the Tang Dynasty and with a traditional Chinese architect characteristics

    The Ancient City Wall: The Ancient City Wall can be regarded as one of the famous landmark in Xian City, you will have a beautiful view of one of Xian's most touristic places to see.

  • Day

    09

    Xian

    Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Terracotta Army,Huaqing Pool

    Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Sheraton Xian North City Hotel or same class

    After breakfast, we drive to one of the eight wonders of the world, the Terracotta Warriors' Museum, for a visit. Here we can observe the grandiose of the Qin Dynasty army. Life-sized terracotta soldiers and horses are arranged in battle formation in a huge burial pit. The Terracotta Warriors are among the greatest troves of historical artifacts and art in the world today. Lastly, we continue to Huaqing Hot Spring in Mt Lishan. In ancient time, emperors used to come here to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty. It has become a favorite spa since the Tang Dynasty. 

    Terracotta Army:
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses is known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World”, and is ranked the human cultural heritage of the world.

    Huaqing Pool: Huaqing Spring is renowned for its hot springs. For centuries emperors had come here to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty, and it has been a favorite spa since the tang Dynasty.

  • Day

    10

    Depart from Xian

    Depart from Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    After breakfast, free at own leisure till the assemble time for the transfer to airport for the flight back to hometown.

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast

    After breakfast, free at own leisure till the assemble time for the transfer to airport for the flight back to hometown.

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Departure Dates Tour Fee Single Room Supplement Availability
Remarks

* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).
* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
*Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
* You will enjoy more discount if there is more people join the tour.
*Different type of the cabin has different cost. 
  Quad: RMB 12594/person
  Triple:RMB 13194/person

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Experienced tour managers
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Hotel and onboard accommodation
  • Route guide, itinerary and information pack
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Drinks with meals onboard
  • On board service
  • On board doctor and medical facilities
  • 24 hour service attendant
  • The China Orient Express; Urumqi to Chongqing Middle Airfare; Three Gorges project President Eighth Cruise costs

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China
  • China entry visa fees
  • Personal Expenses such as visa costs, insurance, drinks from the bar car, laundry, spa treatments,      hairdressing.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tip: Full Service Staff Tip USD150.00/person (Train staff, Special train porter, the tour leader, local driver and local guide).