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602: 14 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xi'an - Shanghai

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Hotel: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

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Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Welcome to Beijing! Your two weeks tour in China will begin today when your flight lands at the Beijing airport. Our experienced guide will wait for you at the arrival hall. Then the driver and our private guide will send you to a noted hotel for a good rest.
Day 2: Beijing
After breakfast, we will first pay a visit to the grand Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Afterwards, we will turn to visit the Forbidden City to appreciate its magnificent palace complex. At noon, an a la carte lunch will be served to you at a local restaurant. After that, we will head for today’s last scenic spot, the Temple of Heaven where you will see the famous architectures inside such as the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and Echo Wall.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

  • Tiananmen Square Tour
    Our guests at Tiananmen Square
  • Turret Forbidden City
    Taking a stroll in the Forbidden City
Day 3: Beijing
Today’s sightseeing will be highlighted by a visit to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the essence part of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car service is provided to save your energy. Standing on the wall, you will be deeply impressed by the continuous and rolling mountains together with the luxurious forest in front of you. Today’s lunch will not be arranged, so it is suggested that you bring some food with you in advance. Afterwards, we will drive towards the hotel in the downtown area stopping. We will leave a short stay in front of the Bird’s Nest for you to appreciate this amazing building from outside. We suggest you take some photos to record this artful building if you like. Finally, a stroll at a local market will make you fully relaxed.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Great Wall Visit
    Enjoying the view while hiking the Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4: Beijing - Urumqi
This morning, you will follow our private guide to visit the Summer Palace. Being a representative Chinese royal garden, it attracts numerous people coming over here to admire its exquisite buildings and the picturesque scenery. Later, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Upon your arrival, our local guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • the Summer Palace Tour
    The Kunming Lake area of the Summer Palace
Day 5: Urumqi - Kashgar
After breakfast, you will take a morning flight to Kashgar. When you arrive, our local guide will send you to the hotel. After settling down, the guide will show you around the Sunday Market, the biggest market in northwest China. It is the core trading point along the ancient Silk Road that possesses more than 2,000 years of history.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Kashgar - Urumqi - Turpan
Today's exploration begins with a visit to the Id Kah Mosque, the most influential mosque in northwest China. Here you have the chance to thoroughly explore the Islamic architectures with grand shape and exquisite carving as well as to feel the tranquil atmosphere in this religious shrine. Then we will proceed to visit the Old Street in Kashgar where you will know more about the lifestyle of the local people. The last destination is the Abakh Khoja Tomb.

After that, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight back to Urumqi. When you arrive, our local guide will meet you and send you to Turpan to check into a comfortable hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

  • Id Kah Mosque
    Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China
  • Abakh Khoja Tomb
    Abakh Khoja Tomb, a beautiful Islamic architecture
Day 7: Turpan
This morning we will visit the famous Jiaohe Ruins, which is the oldest and best-preserved earthen city in the world. Then the guide will lead you to visit the largest ancient Islamic-style Sugong Pagoda. Later we will head for the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave, which as the name implies, possesses dozens of caves with more than 40 exquisite murals inside the cave. The last stop we are heading for will be the famous Flaming Hill, the hottest place in China with amazing landscape.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

  • Sugong Pagoda
    Sightseeing the Sugong Pagoda at Turpan
  • Flaming Hill Turpan
    Flaming Hill, the hottest place in China
Day 8: Turpan - Dunhuang
Today we will visit the Karez Well, a special irrigation system used in the desert areas which has greatly helped the local people to solve the problem of water shortage during the past four hundred years. After that, you will be first escorted to take a 3-hour high speed train to Liu Yuan South Railway Station, where you will see our local guide waiting for you. Then drive to the hotel in Dunhuang to have a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 9: Dunhuang
This morning after breakfast, we will devote our time visiting the world-wide known Mogao Grottoes. There are about 735 caves, inside which are more than 45,000 square meters of murals and 2,415 colorful mud sculptures, through which we can have a close contact with the Buddhism culture along the Silk Road. After that, we will continue to visit the Dunhuang Museum where we will see many precious relics and know more about the history of the Silk Road.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Dunhuang - Xi'an
Today comes another highlight of our two weeks silk road package. We will pay a visit to the Echoing-Sand Dune and ride a camel to reach the magical Crescent Lake. While you are climbing the dunes, you will hear the sound of the slipping sands under your feet, which will bring every climber a marvelous feeling. Afterwards, you will be escorted to board a flight to Xi’an. Upon your arrival, the local guide will greet you at the Xi’an Airport and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

  • Echoing-Sand Dune
    Riding a camel and appreciating the landscape
Day 11: Xi'an
This morning we will head for the Terracotta Army. As one of the most representative scenic spots in Xi’an, it will never disappoint you when you walk into the museum and see the numerous orderly ranked life-sized clay warriors with different countenance and gestures. Then we proceed to visit the Shaanxi History Museum to learn about the splendid history of China. Later we will pay a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to store the Buddhist scriptures.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

  • Terracotta Army Museum
    Visiting Terracotta Army with families
  • Camel Shaanxi History Museum
    Tri-colored pottery in Shaanxi History Museum
Day 12: Xi'an - Shanghai
Today we will first pay a visit to the grand Xi’an City Wall, the largest ancient city wall in China. Afterwards we will drive to visit a local family and have an authentic home-cooked lunch there. After that, the guide will escort you to board the flight to Shanghai. When you arrive, our guide will wait for you outside the airport customs in Shanghai and then send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch

  • Xian City Wall Tour
    Our guests sightseeing City Wall
  • Xian Homecooked Meal
    A home-cooked meal at one local family
Day 13: Shanghai
First we will go to visit the Shanghai Museum, famous for its abundant storage of precious ancient artworks. Then we will turn to visit the tranquil Yu Garden to appreciate the classical and elegant gardening landscape. At noon, we will taste an a la carte farewell lunch with the authentic Shanghai cuisines. Afterwards, we arrange a Huangpu River cruise for you to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the two banks. After disembarking, we leave some free time for you to take a walk at the Bund area. Then we’ll spend some time strolling at a featured Shanghai cultural street before returning to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

  • Yu Garden Tour
    Yu Garden, a highlight in Shanghai
  • Bund of Shanghai
    Having a cruise on Huangpu River
Day 14: Departure from Shanghai
After checking out from the hotel, the guide will send you to the airport for your homeward flight. Sincerely hoping you have enjoyed this vacation. Bon voyage!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu GongCrowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town
Beijing New World Center Tongpai Hotel
UrumqiSheraton Urumqi Hotel
Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
KashgarRadisson Blu Hotel Kashgar
Radisson Blu Hotel Kashgar
TurpanMercure Hotel Turpan Downtown
Mercure Hotel Turpan Downtown
DunhuangDunhuang Hotel Building No. 8
Dunhuang Hotel Building No. 8
XianWyndham Grand Xian South
Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
ShanghaiRadisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Sunrise On The Bund
Tour Prices

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Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD5489
USD4940
USD4949
USD4454
Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD5209
USD4688
USD4669
USD4202
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
What's Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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