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15 Days Silk Road Archeological Tour


15 Days Silk Road Archeological  Tour

Tour Name: 15 Days Silk Road Archeological Tour

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Description: 15 Days China Silk Road Archeological Tou r begins with a tour of the major tourist sites in Beijing, including the Great Wall. Then fly to Urumqi and begin your tour of the ancient trading route through western frontier towns.

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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing. You will be met by our guide at airport and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free for rest of the day.

Meals: No Meal                 Accommodation: In Beijing


Day 2: Beijing City Tour
Today, enjoy your full day Beijing City Tour that covers the most popular sites in Beijing city : Tian'anmen Square,the biggiest city center square in the world; Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. And then visit magnificent Temple of Heaven,which is the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors, for your 1 hour short visiting.
Meals:Breakfast                       Accommodation: In Beijing                                  


Day 3: Beijing-The Great Wall Tour

In the morning, take a driving to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (including round-way cable way and scenic shuttle bus) first, Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.then drive back to the downtown for a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube. if you are interested, you can choose Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Beijing                                  


Day 4: Beijing-Urumqi

After breakfast, take early morning flight for Urumqi. Upon arrival, transfer to Southern Pastures - About 60 km south of Urumqi. Southern Pasture is an attraction for tourists to see the beautiful highland pasture and unique pastoral life of Kazak people. In fact, "Urumqi" in Mongolian language just means "Pretty Pasture". Then transfer to your hotel in Urumchi. 

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Urumqi


Day 5: Urumqi--Kashgar

Take morning flight for Kashi. Met and transferred to your hotel in Kashgar. First visit Id Kah Mosque - The Id Kah mosque is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it accommodates nearly 10,000 worshippers and may hold up to 20,000. The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442. After lunch, then move on to Abakh Khoja Tomb - Abakh Khoja Tomb is the 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader. Abakh Khoja Tomb is famous as a well-preserved Islamic architectural complex not only in Xinjiang, but throughout Central Asia. Xiang Fei's love story entices tourists from home and abroad. Continue to visit Sunday Bazaar - On Sunday the whole city of Kashgar becomes a big market.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Kashgar


Day 6: Kashgar Tour

The highlight of our visit to Urumqi is an excursion to Heavenly Lake. Only one hour and a half drive from the city, it lies on snow-capped Mount Bogda at almost 2000 meters above sea level. The sapphire-blue lake is set in deep slope of pine forests and meadows of wild flowers where Kazak nomads camp. The views from the cruise boat are breathtaking. After lunch at carefully-selected restaurant, you will drive back to Urumqi. Proceed to visit the Regional Museum and excursion to Erdaoqiao International Grand Bazaar. Board a short flight to Kashigar this evening.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Kashgar


Day 7: Kashgar-Urumqi

Kashgar is a fabled city with a rich mix of people and cultures. Mosques and veiled women feature strong Middle Eastern characteristics. In the morning, you will visit a Kinder garden, old city district - a typical Uygur nationality houses with local building material and a workshop where traditional carpet are made, a warren of twisting alleys and whitewashed walls, in a donkey cart taxi, at last you will have a chance to visit the Uygur family. Fly back to Urumqi this evening.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Urumqi


Day 8: Urumqi-Turpan

Today’s highlight is the Nanshan Pastures where nomadic tribesmen herd their yaks and sheep. You will have the opportunity to visit a family in their tent for a taste of traditional nomadic hospitality. A short coach journey takes you through the desert to the Oasis town of Turpan, famous for its melons and vineyards. 

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Turpan


Day 9: Turpan-Dunhuang

Today's tour includes visits to the ruined city of Gaochang by donkey cart, and the underground tombs of Astana, the legendary Flaming Mountains, and Bezeklik Caves whose walls are adorned with Buddhists frescoes. You will also see the Emin Minaret, one of the finest buildings on the Silk Road, and Karez Well - an underground irrigation system. Board the overnight train to Dunhuang. Over night on the train.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: On the train


Day 10: Dunhuang

Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning. Enjoy breakfast in the Dunhuang Hotel. Dunhuang was a strategic post on the Silk Road and frontier town of the ancient. A leisurely day includes visits to Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Moon Lake set in an amphitheater of sand dunes and has a camel ride.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Dunhuang


Day 11: Dunhuang-Xi'an

You will visit the most famous monument of Dunhuang-the Mogao Caves, popularly known as "Thousand Buddha Caves". An art gallery in the desert, the walls of the caves are lined with Buddhist frescoes and sculpted figures, is said to be the finest examples of Buddhist art in the world. Mixing Indian and Chinese styles, they are a remarkable record of Silk Road civilization. You will enjoy delicious local flavor fro today’s lunch. Afternoon program will take you to visit the County museum and White Horse Pagoda.Fly to Xian later. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy a good rest tonight.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Xian


Day 12: Xi'an City Tour

A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of the incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers, the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Xian


Day 13: Xian-Shanghai

After breakfast, you will visit the only underground museum in China, Yangling Mausoleum. Yangling Mausoleum will bring you to one of the most prosperous dynasty, Han Dynasty in Chinese history. Fly to Shanghai. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Shanghai


Day 14: Shanghai City Tour

Have full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, the French concession, Shanghai Museum and Nanjing Road at the shopping center.

Meals: Breakfast                     Accommodation: In Shanghai

Day 15: Shanghai/ Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination. The whole tour ends with a memorable experience.

Price : Use in USD/P.P

Group Size Using ★★★ Hotel Using ★★★★Hotel Using ★★★★★Hotel
1 Person 1 USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P
2 Persons 0 USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P
3-5 Persons 0 USD/P.P 1USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P
6-9 Persons 0 USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P 1 USD/P.P
≥10 persons 0USD/P.P 1USD/P.P 1USD/P.P

Price Excludes:

Private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots.
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
Two perosns share one twins or double room at hotel with daily breakfast
Entrance fees to attractions or activities listed in the itinerary
Meals as itinerary specifies
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government & service taxes
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes:

  Round way International and domestic airfare, unless otherwise noted.
  Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
  Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,damages injury caused by accident beyond the control of visitarounchina.com and that has incurred due to the tourist action voilating the laws.

Remarks:

※  Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※  VAC reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※  No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※  Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※  Special requirements should be advised to VAC in advance.
※  VAC reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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Why choose us ?

With over 30 years professional experience at China Travel Agency, all memebers of our staff at Visitaroundchina are trying their best to provide the best service for each clients of ours.Here are several reasons why more than 10,000 clients per year put their faith in us, as their China tour provider.The Five Great Reasons to choose us as per below:

1.Travel Specialists

All of our travel advisors are experienced travel professionals who have passion for travel. They continually travel within China to keep abreast of the latest trends and attractions, and thus can provide our customers with the latest information about traveling in China. Evaluations done by our recent clients are highly regarded as we monitor the service level of our providers and staff.

2. Freedom and flexibility

"Discovery your way" is our motto and it is something that we are passionate about. We express this passion by giving our clients the tools to discover China in the way that best suits them. Tailor-made and customized tours - We specialize in tailor-made and customized travel.Small private groups - See China in the luxury in your own private vehicle with your own guide and driver.

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We are proud of the high standards we achieve and the value for money we offer.We take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business, and we know that outstanding value means ensuring that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and adventure that is best suited to our avellers.Our friendly and approachable staff have extensive regional knowledge and their expertise will help to lift your experience out of the ordinary. For example, our popular Inca Trail programme utilises carefully selected and educated local guides, cooks, and porters with top equipment, to ensure your trek will be of the highest quality with minimal discomfort. Our attention to detail and high level of service ensures our happy customers come back to us year after year.

4.Integrity and Honesty

No hidden cost and forced shopping with us. If you are travelling to distant destinations, you certainly don't want any expensive surprises or extra costs that you weren't told about before you booked your tour. Chinazhangjiajietour is one of few up-front travel companies that tell you what is included and excluded in our brochure and on our website, rather than after you have booked your tour. You will find that many included excursions on our tours are chosen for their quality, not their price. On each trip you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyone's taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from and we want you to have the choice. There is generally enough time allowed for you to do the options offered, but if you prefer you can always spend some time exploring, sight-seeing or simply relaxing.

5. 7/24 Care & Service

If something happens to our customers,we are always at the end of the phone 24/7 whatever the situation. Our guides and travel advisors are trained to handle emergencies as well as the small but annoying proble With over 30 years professional experience at China Travel Agency, all memebers of our staff at Visitaroundchina are trying their best to provide the best service for each clients of ours.Here are several reasons why more than 10,000 clients per year put their faith in us, as their China tour provider.

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