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Beijing to Urumqi Silk Road Adventure by Shangri-la Express

12-Day, Beijing, Luoyang, Xian, Tianshui, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Group Tour (CTGP-10)

Beijing to Urumqi Silk Road Adventure by Shangri-la Express
Beijing to Urumqi Silk Road Adventure by Shangri-la Express


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Shangri-la Express takes you back to the Silk Road dating back to over 100 years ago. Beijing, Luoyang, Xi'an, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and other highlights will delight your way!

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Sold Out for 2015. Welcome to contact us in 2016)

Destinations & activities: Airport - Hotel Transfer

Upon arrival in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.


* Note:

  • The quotation price is based on 4 people in one room. Single Occupancy is only for hotels. Single Occupancy on train is on request.
  • Tipping: A service fee of $120/CNY760 p/p must be paid for personal service on board the train. The service fee should be paid to the guide at the commencement of the trip. The guide will ensure that the staff on board the train receive are paid.
  • Meals: None

    Accommodation: Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing 5-star hotel


    Day 2

    Beijing to Luoyang (By Shangri-la Express)

    Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City in Beijing

    Destinations & activities: Forbidden City, Beijing Capital Museum, Transfer to Shangri-la Express

    Your first morning in Beijing will start with the Forbidden City, aka Royal Palace Museum, Gugong Museum or Purple Forbidden City. At noon, you will enjoy a Peking Duck banquet.

    In the afternoon, you will take a Beijing Capital Museum and watch Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube) appearance. At night, you will board on Shangri-la Express heading to Luoyang, enjoy your night!


    Meals: Breakfast, Peking Duck Lunch, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Shangri-la Express


    Day 3

    Luoyang to Xi'an (By Shangri-la Express)

    Shaolin Temple
    Little Kungfu master in Shaolin Temple.

    Destinations & activities: Shaolin Temple, Transfer to Xi'an

    Around 9:00am, you will arrive in Luoyang. Luoyang is famous for Shaolin Kungfu, and today you will visit where the legend began: Shaolin Temple. At noon, have vegetarian lunch near the temple.

    After dinner, you will be on the way to Xi'an at 10:30pm.


    Meals: Breakfast, Vegetarian Lunch at Yongtai Shaolin Restaurant, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Shangri-la Express

    Day 4


    The Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Fountain Square behind the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Destinations & activities: Anciet City Wall, Fountain Square behind the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

    You will arrive in Xi'an in the early morning. After some simple breakfast, you will visit the Ancient City Wall. Later, take a leisure walk on Fountain Square, where you can get a full view of the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an's landmark. Have lunch and check in hotel.

    The rest of your day will be free. At night, you will attend a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while dinner, hope you enjoy the food and the show!


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Tang Dyansty Music and Dance Dinner Show

    Accommodation: Sheraton Xian Hotel 5-star hotel


    Day 5

    Xi'an to Tianshui (by Shangri-la Express)

    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Huaqing Hot Springs

    The massive wonder of Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a highlight to your China tour. Today you will spend a couple of hours at this site. Have lunch afterwards.

    In the afternoon, you will visit Huaqing Hot Springs, a part of the royal palace for Tang emperor Tang Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei. At night, the express will take you to Tianshui.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Shangri-la Express


    Day 6

    Tianshui to Jiayu Guan (by Shangri-la Express)

    Mount Maiji Grottoes
    Mount Maiji Grottoes

    Destinations & activities: Mount Maiji Grottoes

    Among the most famous grottoes, Mount Maiji Grottoes offers stunning view on the Silk Road. Today, you will arrive in Tianshui and take a visit at this awesome site.

    At night, you will head to next destination: Jiayu Guan.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Shangri-la Express


    Day 7

    Jiayu Guan

    Jiayuguan Watch Tower
    Jiayuguan Watch Tower

    Destinations & activities: Jiayu Guan Watch Tower, Xuanbi Ancient Great Wall

    Known as the first pass under heaven, Jiayu Guan was firstly built at the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Today, after your arrival and check-in, you will take a visit to the Watch Tower, and the Anicent Great Wall.

    At night, a roasted gigot dinner will be served for you.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Holidays Plaza Hotel 5-star hotel

    Day 8

    Jiayu Guan to Dunhuang (By Shangri-la Express)

    Singing Sand Mountain
    Singing San#100; Mountain

    Destinations & activities: Singing Sand Mountain, Crescent Spring, Dunhuang Night Market

    As an important stop on the Silk Road, Dunhuang has been a mystery to outsiders. Today, you will arrive in Dunhuang after 3 hours on the express.

    In the afternoon, you will visit Dunhuang's highlights: Singing Sand Mountain, Crescent Srping and feel the exotic atmosphere. At night, you will visit the famous Dunhuang Night Market


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel 4-star hotel

    Day 9

    Dunhuang to Turpan (By Shangri-la Express)

    Mogao Grottoes
    Mogao Grottoes

    Destinations & activities: Mogao Grottoes

    A hidden treasure in the desert, Mogao Grottoes is always a big draw for Silk Road adventurers. Today you will spend some time here before the night ride to Turpan on Shangri-la Express.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Shangri-la Express

    Day 10

    Turpan to Urumqi (By Coach)

    Jiaohe Ancient City
    Jiaohe Ancient City

    Destinations & activities: Jiaohe Ancient City, The Karez Wells, Flaming Mountain

    Arrive in Turpan at 9:00am, you will visit Turpan's highlights: Jiaohe Ancient City and Karez Wells

    . Lunch you will taste Xinjiang's famous cuisine: Taipan Chicken.

    In the afternoon, you will visit the Flaming Mountain, the hottest place in China, overshadow the cradle of the Turpan ancient civilization and oasis agriculture. Later, a long distance coach will take you to Urumqi. Check in hotel after arrival.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel 5-star hotel

    Day 11


    International Bazaar
    Food vendor at International Bazaar of Urumqi.

    Destinations & activities: Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Museum, International Bazaar

    This morning, you will take a boat trip on Heavenly Lake. Later, learn something about beautiful Xinjiang at Xinjiang Museum.

    In the afternoon, you will get to the International Bazaar, symbolizes the boom of Sinkiang's commerce and tourism. It is the landscape architecture as well as landmark architecture. At night, you will attend a party where you can sample Xinjiang's widely known roast lamb.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Roast Lamb Dinner

    Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel 5-star hotel


    Day 12

    Urumqi Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - Airport Transfer

    Your Silk Road adventure has come to an end. Today, you will depart from Urumqi. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you again soon!

    Meals: Breakfast

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    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Shared A/C coach.
    • Shared English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
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    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
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