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18 Days Silk Road Tour with Yangtze River Cruise


Tour Dates: Any Date
Tour Type: Private, Customizable
Destination: Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Chongqing - Wuhan - Shanghai
Service Includes: All Entrance Tickets, English-speaking Guide, Air-conditioned Private Car, Hotel Accommodation... 

Price from: USD3402/person
Day by Day Itinerary Days : 1 Arrival in Beijing
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. 

Days : 2 Beijing
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. (B+L)  

Days : 3 Beijing
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.(B+L)  

Days : 4 Beijing - Urumqi
This morning you will visit the Summer Palace, the best preserved of all imperial palace gardens. Fly to Urumqi and transferred to the hotel.(B+L) 

Days : 5 Urumqi - Kashgar
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.(B+L) 

Days : 6 Kashgar - Urumqi - Turpan
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.(B+L)   

Days : 7 Turpan
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.(B+L)   

Days : 8 Turpan - Dunhuang
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.(B+L) 

Days : 9 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.(L)  

Days : 10 Dunhuang - Xian
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.(B+L) 

Days : 11 Xian
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. (B+L)  

Days : 12 Xian - Chongqing
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.(B+L+D)  

Days : 13 Chongqing - Fengdu
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.(B+L+D) 

Days : 14 Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
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.(B+L+D) 

Days : 15 Sandouping
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.(B+L)  

Days : 16 Wuhan - Shanghai
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.(B+L) 

Days : 17 Shanghai
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. (B+L) 

Days : 18 Departure from Shanghai
See you off by transferring to the Airport.(B)  
Tour Price Details:
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Number of Travelers2-5 Travelers6-9 Travelers10 Travelers & Above
Double Occupancy$5,373$4,903$3,402
Sole Occupancy$6,370$5,859$4,400
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Price Includes 
Cruise shore excursions  
Standard cruise cabin with full board  
Hotels with daily western breakfasts 
Hotel Accommodation  
Soft-seat train tickets as specified  
Domestic flights & taxes 
All meals as specified in the itinerary  
Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa  
Professional English-speaking tour guide 
Air-conditioned Private Car  
Entrance Tickets 

Price Excludes
Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges  
Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip  
Tips to the guide or driver 

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