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Legend of the Silk Road 14 days - a holiday exploring the famous trade route linking ancient China to the Roman Empire. The legend of the Silk Road lives on in this special tour ...

  • Beijing: The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong tour(4 nights)
  • Xian: Tour to visit the Terracotta Warriors (3 nights)
  • The Silk Road: Explore this famous trade route of China (5 nights)
  • Dunhuang: Mogao Grottoes, Moon Lake
  • Turpan: Gaochang Ancient City, Astana Tombs and Flaming Mountain
  • Urumqi: Hongshan Park Heavenly lake

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the Great Wall


Mogao Grottoes




Heavenly Lake


Day 1
Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport for a scheduled flight to Beijing. Meals on board.

Day 2 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you are greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel by private transport. The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from jetlag and get ready for the adventure to come! (China is 8 hours ahead of UK)

Day 3 Beijing
A full day city tour to soak up the atmosphere of Beijing. This includes visiting historical sites such as Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Then we will go to watch an entertaining acrobat show.
(includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Our welcome dinner in the evening provides an opportunity to sample special Chinese cuisine combined with live music, singing and dancing entertainment.

Day 4 Beijing
The highlights of today's tour include a visit to the Great Wall, the only man-made wonder on earth visible from the moon. We travel to the Ming Tombs and walk on the Sacred Way to see the resting place of thirteen Chinese Emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Enjoy the famous Peking Roasted Duck dinner upon your return.
(Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We will visit Juyongguan section of the Great Wall, which was originally constructed in the 5th century and is regarded as the most strategic section of the Wall. The section is quieter and less commercial than some other areas and it provides the opportunity to visit the Sacred Way, another highlight of the Great Wall heritage.

Day 5 Beijing to Xian
Today, our tours includes a visit to the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), which dates back to the 12th century when the Jin ruler built his Gold Mountain Travelling Palace. We walk along the Long Corridor beside Kunming Lake and take a detour to the Garden of Harmony before taking the ferry next to the Marble Boat. In the next part of our tour we take a fascinating Rickshaw ride and visit an old residential area and see how local people live. Our guide will then escort you to Houhai, a popular relaxing and eating out place for both Western and Chinese tourists. For travelers who would like to experience shopping in China, we can take you to the popular shopping street - Xiushui Silk Market.
In the evening, we take a flight to Xian, the former capital of China and starting point of the ancient Silk Road. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6 Xian
As the ancient capital of China for many dynasties, Xian has a lot of historical sites to offer. We will take a city tour which includes visiting Xian's well preserved Ancient City Walls, built in the early Ming Dynasty (about 600 years ago) and the historic Bell Tower where you can overlook the entire city. Our tour guide will also escort you to Fanggu Street in the city centre, where the shops have all been reconstructed to resemble ancient China. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 7 Xian
Today, the highlights include Terra-cotta Warriors. You will visit the luxury underground palace of Emperor Qinshihuang, The Archaeological Museum of 6,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and their horses. The warriors were the after life protectors the first emperor who united China (221BC-206BC). Following this we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built as a Buddhist Monastery during the Tang Dynasty. In the evening we attend a re-enactment of the royal arts performance of a 7th century Tang Dynasty Show, with a special Dinner of dumplings included.
(Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Xian to Dunhuang
Be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Dunhuang and then to hotel for one night stay. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 9 Dunhuang/Turpan
In the morning you will visit the Mogao Grottoes, in the afternoon you will visit the Moon Lake, Mingsha Deser, then coach transferred to Liuyuan for the overnight train to Turpan. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Turpan
Arrive in the morning, then you will visit the Gaochang Ancient City, Astana Ancient Tombs and Flaming Mountain. Stay in Turpan for one night. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Turpan/Urumqi
You will take the coach to Urumqi, you will visit the Hongshan Park, local museum. Stay in Urumqi for two nights. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Urumqi
You will visit the Heavenly Lake. (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Urumqi/Beijing
You will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Beijing. 1 night stay at hotel. (Includes: Breakfast)

Day 14 Beijing to UK
Our Guide will meet you at the hotel and see you off at the airport. (Includes: Breakfast)

Group Departure Dates & Price (£)

Twin share
Single supp
Land only
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We also arrange private tour or tailor made departure according to this itinerary, please contact us to discuss your requirement.

Price Includes (The prices shown above are 'per person')

  • All flights including airport tax. We can also arrange your local airport departure from £60. Please enquire at the time of your booking.
  • All airport/hotel transfers within Mainland China.
  • Sightseeing tours by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Selections of deluxe hotel accommodation in well furnished rooms with private facilities.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.

Price Does Not Include

Flights As agent of many airline consolidators, we can obtain flights in various class, with reputable airlines such as BA, Air China, Virgin, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair etc. We will choose airlines for you depends on the availability and will try to choose direct flights if they are available. We can also provide land-only tours if you prefer to organise your own flights and save airmiles.

Your Accommodation for this tour Carefully selected good 4 star hotels and cruises among the same standard. With options of upgrading to 5 star at good rate. In some remote areas on Silk Road, the hotel standard can be lower but we will provide you with one of the best available in the area.

Your Meals We include all breakfast (mixture of western & Chinese) at your hotel and most Chinese lunches and dinners on tour. Each lunch and dinner is selected to ensure you can try a wide variety of tasty dishes. All meals included in the itinerary are pre-booked. We think it is part of the experience of trying out a few meals by yourself while you in China. Therefore the hotels we select provide a good choices of cuisine with English menu. Alternatively there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the main sightseeing area in Chinese cities. A good meal (dinner) in a restaurant should cost about £5 per person.

Other fact of our tour arrangement Our itineraries are regularly checked and updated to provide ideal and latest sightseeing spots for our travellers, and we organise our own special activities to try to introduce the real China to you, and connect closer to local people. Some places along the Silk Road are remote therefore the food, accomodations are lower standard.

Small group travel with like minded people and flexibility on tour. Normal group size 10 people. Suitable for all age travellers.

The itinerary is designed according to the most updated information of flights and cruises sailing schedules available, although occasionally the sequence in which cities are visited and duration of time spent in each city can change due to local conditions which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day. Further places of interest may be visited during your stay, which will provide unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities. We reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.

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