10 Days The Silk Road Express
Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Shanghai
Code: BG20
Tour Type: Group Tour
This is a small group tour with fixed itinerary and guaranteed departures. You'll travel with other like-minded people.
Departure: 2-3 times per week
Flexible departure Private Tour for this itinerary pricing USD2435+
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Dining

All breakfasts included. Lunches are excluded for your freedom to choose cuisines while guides will give recommendations and guide you there. Dinners are left to your own arrangement.

Note: Averagely, the cost per meal is around USD10 per person.

Transport

Within a City: Private Air-conditioned Vehicle

Between Cities: Economy Class Flight/High-speed rail

Accommodations

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Beijing

Your guide will greet you outside the baggage claim area at the Beijing Capital Airport with a welcoming sign and then take you to the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day will be left on your own to explore this amazing city.

Day 2

Beijing

Begin your explorations in Beijing today by paying a visit first to the largest city square across the world, Tiananmen Square. The square is one of the most beloved sites among Chinese citizens, especially the flag raising and lowering ritual held here at dawn and dusk, draws in scores of spectators every day. Opposite to the square across the road is the magnificent Forbidden City, one of the most recognizable landmarks and cultural symbols of China as the former royal residence for five centuries. After your tour of the Forbidden City you will continue your day with a visit to Summer Palace, the massive garden and summer resort for royal members only during the imperial times. (B)

Tiananmen Square
Day 3

Beijing

Today, the first stop is the Mutianyu Great Wall, a comparatively less tourist-trodden part of the 1,400-year-old fortification system. An easy, comfortable round-trip cable car transfer over the picturesque scenery is included while certain amount of time would be given for you to climb the wall. On the way back to downtown, you will have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. You will hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour through the most characteristic, maze-like neighborhood. Back to the hotel after the trip. (B)

Temple of Heaven
Day 4

Beijing-Xian

The sightseeing today starts with a visit to the remarkable Temple of Heaven, where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties performed ceremonies and rituals to pray for good harvest and blessing on the country. Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way, feel free to admire a totally different scenery of the countryside. Upon arriving at the Xian North Station, the tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel. (B)

Day 5

Xian

The highlight of the tour today lies in the world-renowned Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. It is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. Afterwards, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xian, which was built around early 8th century. (B)

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Day 6

Xian

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will take you to the ancient Xian City Wall, the largest and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running 13.75km, enclosing the old capital. In the middle of the old block of Xian stands the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. Around the mosque is the Muslim Street that is bustling every day with loads of the most authentic fine eateries and souvenirs shops. Also we would stop at the nearby Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square for some great photo opportunities.The rest of the day will be your free time.(B)

Xian City Wall
Day 7

Xian-Dunhuang

Enjoy your free time till your guide picks you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport for the flight towards Dunhuang and then transferred to the hotel. Upon arrival, experience the desolated desert scene along the Echoing-Sand Dune to Crescent Lake by riding a camel. The dunes are known for the unique humming they made when the wind blows and the Crescent Lake is an oasis in the middle of the desert, the lifeline of thousands of people dwelling in the neighboring area. (B)

Echoing Sand Dune
Day 8

Dunhuang-Shanghai

The one-and-only Mogao Grottoes is waiting for you to explore this morning, which is one of the four most prominent grottoes in China, consists of over 700 caves, 2,000 statues and tens of thousands square meters of mural. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport to board on a flight bound for Shanghai. Your guide will meet you upon arrival and escort you to the hotel. (B)

Day 9

Shanghai

This morning commence your tour of Shanghai with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a massive museum housing over 140,000 pieces of artifacts, displaying the history and cultural scene of Shanghai. Later you would take a walk at The Bund, the most prestigious landmark and best-preserved demonstration to the glamour of the old Shanghai, and Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping area in the metropolis or even across the whole China. Then visit Yuyuan Garden, where you can marvel at the stunning view of the garden and have the most local experience by strolling around the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars, and New Spot (XinTianDi).(B)

Note: Shanghai Museum is closed to public on Mondays, then Shanghai History Museum will be arranged on the day instead.

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Day 10

Depart from Shanghai

Today please arrange your own way to the airport for your homeward flight since the group's guests don't have the coordinating agenda after the scheduled tour. (B)

Note: A transfer from your hotel to Hongqiao or Pudong Airport in Shanghai is available upon request at a surcharge. Optional tours to Suzhou, Hangzhou etc are also available.

Tour Price

Departure: 2-3 times per week, 2019

Prices (USD/PP) Based on Twin Occupancy
Dec
DurationLuxury (5 Star)Superior (4 Star)
Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018 USD2486USD2146
Dec 25, 2018 - Jan 03, 2019 USD2486USD2146
Tips
Any city not included in the existing Group tour package can be blended into as Private tour.
Entering and exiting China from Hong Kong and Taipei are also viable.
Stays at entering and exiting cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei) can be extended.
Should you have any of the above demand, please elaborate in enquiry form. Thank you.

Price Inclusions

• Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;

• Meals: as specified in the itinerary;

• Tour guides: excellent English-speaking guide;

• Transportation: economy class domestic flights; high speed train(First Class Seat for Luxury and Boutique tours & Second Class Seat for Superior tours); land transfers with drivers as specified;

• Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;

• Government taxes & fees.

Price Exclusions

• International flights to/from China;

• China visa fees;

• Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature.

• Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.

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10 Days The Silk Road Express
  • Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Shanghai
  • Code: BG20
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Departure: 2-3 times per week
  • Flexible departure Private Tour for this itinerary pricing USD2435+
Itinerary Breakdown

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Beijing

Your guide will greet you outside the baggage claim area at the Beijing Capital Airport with a welcoming sign and then take you to the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day will be left on your own to explore this amazing city.

Day 2

Beijing

Begin your explorations in Beijing today by paying a visit first to the largest city square across the world, Tiananmen Square. The square is one of the most beloved sites among Chinese citizens, especially the flag raising and lowering ritual held here at dawn and dusk, draws in scores of spectators every day. Opposite to the square across the road is the magnificent Forbidden City, one of the most recognizable landmarks and cultural symbols of China as the former royal residence for five centuries. After your tour of the Forbidden City you will continue your day with a visit to Summer Palace, the massive garden and summer resort for royal members only during the imperial times. (B)

Tiananmen Square
Day 3

Beijing

Today, the first stop is the Mutianyu Great Wall, a comparatively less tourist-trodden part of the 1,400-year-old fortification system. An easy, comfortable round-trip cable car transfer over the picturesque scenery is included while certain amount of time would be given for you to climb the wall. On the way back to downtown, you will have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. You will hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour through the most characteristic, maze-like neighborhood. Back to the hotel after the trip. (B)

Temple of Heaven
Day 4

Beijing-Xian

The sightseeing today starts with a visit to the remarkable Temple of Heaven, where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties performed ceremonies and rituals to pray for good harvest and blessing on the country. Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way, feel free to admire a totally different scenery of the countryside. Upon arriving at the Xian North Station, the tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel. (B)

Day 5

Xian

The highlight of the tour today lies in the world-renowned Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. It is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. Afterwards, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xian, which was built around early 8th century. (B)

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Day 6

Xian

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will take you to the ancient Xian City Wall, the largest and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running 13.75km, enclosing the old capital. In the middle of the old block of Xian stands the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. Around the mosque is the Muslim Street that is bustling every day with loads of the most authentic fine eateries and souvenirs shops. Also we would stop at the nearby Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square for some great photo opportunities.The rest of the day will be your free time.(B)

Xian City Wall
Day 7

Xian-Dunhuang

Enjoy your free time till your guide picks you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport for the flight towards Dunhuang and then transferred to the hotel. Upon arrival, experience the desolated desert scene along the Echoing-Sand Dune to Crescent Lake by riding a camel. The dunes are known for the unique humming they made when the wind blows and the Crescent Lake is an oasis in the middle of the desert, the lifeline of thousands of people dwelling in the neighboring area. (B)

Echoing Sand Dune
Day 8

Dunhuang-Shanghai

The one-and-only Mogao Grottoes is waiting for you to explore this morning, which is one of the four most prominent grottoes in China, consists of over 700 caves, 2,000 statues and tens of thousands square meters of mural. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport to board on a flight bound for Shanghai. Your guide will meet you upon arrival and escort you to the hotel. (B)

Day 9

Shanghai

This morning commence your tour of Shanghai with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a massive museum housing over 140,000 pieces of artifacts, displaying the history and cultural scene of Shanghai. Later you would take a walk at The Bund, the most prestigious landmark and best-preserved demonstration to the glamour of the old Shanghai, and Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping area in the metropolis or even across the whole China. Then visit Yuyuan Garden, where you can marvel at the stunning view of the garden and have the most local experience by strolling around the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars, and New Spot (XinTianDi).(B)

Note: Shanghai Museum is closed to public on Mondays, then Shanghai History Museum will be arranged on the day instead.

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Day 10

Depart from Shanghai

Today please arrange your own way to the airport for your homeward flight since the group's guests don't have the coordinating agenda after the scheduled tour. (B)

Note: A transfer from your hotel to Hongqiao or Pudong Airport in Shanghai is available upon request at a surcharge. Optional tours to Suzhou, Hangzhou etc are also available.

Dining
Accommodations
Transport
Inclusions
Dates & Prices (USD/PP)
Departure: 2-3 times per week,
Based on Twin Occupancy
2018 Departure
  • Dec
Date Luxury (5 Star) Superior (4 Star)
Dec 18 USD2486 USD2146
Dec 25 USD2486 USD2146
2019 Departure
Tips
Any city not included in the existing Group tour package can be blended into as Private tour.
Entering and exiting China from Hong Kong and Taipei are also viable.
Stays at entering and exiting cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei) can be extended.
Should you have any of the above demand, please elaborate in enquiry form. Thank you.