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14 Days Journey to Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Shanghai

  • Code: CT-L/S601
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Daily
From $2640.00 per person Enquiry
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]

Local flavor food in Xinjiang
Local flavor food in Xinjiang

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Beijing Airport and take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own. You may have a good rest at the hotel to get over the jet leg or explore the city at leisure. Your local guide will be pleased to offer advice and tips.

Day 02: Beijing
Today you will have a city tour and you will get a general idea of this ancient capital city. First you will visit the Tiananmen Square, then the Forbidden City and after an a la carte lunch, continue to visit the Temple of Heaven. Tonight you will enjoy the famous Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. (B+L)
Day 03: Beijing
In the morning, drive about one hour to visit the world famous Great Wall at Badaling section. As there are only shopping site restaurants nearby, you will be driven to have Sichuan flavored food at a local popular restaurant. Then visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. You will pass by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way back to downtown and you will have a chance to see its appearance at a distance. The night is free for you. You may ask your local guide for some suggestions of where to have dinner and entertainment. (B+L)

 Abakh Khoja Tomb, Kashgar
Abakh Khoja Tomb, Kashgar
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Day 04: Beijing - Urumqi
Visit the royal Summer Palace of Qing Dynasty in the morning. After an a la carte lunch at a famous local restaurant, take a flight to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is for you to arrange. (B+L)
Day 05: Urumqi - Kashgar
You will take an early morning flight to Kashgar, which is known as "the pearl of the Ancient Silk Road". You will be accommodated at the local best hotel and visit the famous Sunday Market. The market is available everyday, but the one on Sunday is the biggest and busiest. You will see local Uighur people trade daily used articles and livestock here, and feel the vivid life scenes. (B+L)
Day 06: Kashgar - Urumqi - Turpan
Full day tour to the Id Kah Mosque which was built more than five hundred years ago and one of the biggest mosques in China, the Old Street which is full of traditional handcraft stores and the Abakh Khoja Tomb which is a beautifully constructed cemetery for the family. Then take a flight back to Urumqi and another 2 hours driving to Turpan. Check in at the hotel. (B+L)
Day 07: Turpan
Visit the Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. Turpan is one of the hottest cities in the world and the historical sites here have been well preserved because of this basin climate. If you will travel in summer, please always carry drinking water, high strength sun-block facilities for your protection from the heat and the solarization. (B+L)

Gao Chang Ruins, Turpan
Gao Chang Ruins, Turpan

Day 08: Turpan - Dunhuang
Continue to visit the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill. After dinner, you will take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang. The soft sleeper train wagons in China are divided into private compartments with four berths, two upper and two lower. If you have less than 4 people in the group but still want to keep your privacy instead of sharing the compartment with other strangers, you may pay extra and charter it. (B+L)
Day 09: Dunhuang
Upon arrival at Liuyuan Railway Station, you will be picked up at the platform and transferred to the hotel. Two hours are needed for this transportation and the breakfast is on your side. You can bring some fast food before boarding the train in Turpan or have some local food after checking in the hotel. Visit the Mogao Grottoes, the treasure of the Chinese mural and stone carving art, and the Dunhuang Museum. (L)
Day 10: Dunhuang - Xian
Today you will experience a short camel-ride along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake, appreciate the imposing desert and oasis view on the leisurely strolling camel. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 11: Xian
Drive about one hour to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is only a small part of the cemetery of Emperor Qin. Then to avoid having poor food at tourist restaurants, you will take the highway back to town to have a delicious a la carte lunch at a well known hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the landmark of Xi’an and the City Wall, the best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Still, the evening activities are differently arranged for the two series. The marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at Tang Dynasty Palace (Address: No.75 Chang'an Road, Xian) will be prepared for clients of luxury series and the local speciality Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show at Shaanxi Opera Theater will be served for clients of standard series. (Address: No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian) (B+L+D)

The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai

Day 12: Xian - Shanghai
Visit the Great Mosque and a local family in the morning. Then after enjoying an a la carte lunch at a famous local restaurant, you will take a flight to Shanghai, check in the hotel and the rest of the day is free on you own. You may have a good rest in the hotel, or go out and explore the city. The night views in Shanghai are beautiful and the nightlife is colorful. You surely can find your interested things to do. (B+L)
Day 13: Shanghai
Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden in the morning. After an a la carte lunch at a famous local restaurant serving authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisine, a short cruise tour from the Bund area to Yangpu Bridge along the Huangpu River is arranged for you in the afternoon. You will also have time to stroll around the Bund and visit an old street in Shanghai  (B+L)
Day 14: Departure from Shanghai
Today private transfer will take you to the airport for your homeward flight and you need to get there at least two hours in advance. The check out time of the hotel is 12:00 and if your flight departs late, you may consign your luggage at the hotel reception for free after you check out. Your pleasant trip with CT360 ends here and hopefully we will have another chance to offer our service. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
UrumqiHoi Tak Hotel   Mirage Hotel B Tower   
Kashgarthe local best hotel the local best hotel
TurpanHuozhou Hotel   Huozhou Hotel   
DunhuangDunhuang Hotel   Dunhuang Hotel   
XianSheraton Hotel   Grand New World Hotel   
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
Luxury Standard
High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
2-5 $3980.00 $3660.00 $3800.00 $3530.00
6-9 $3360.00 $3030.00 $3180.00 $2900.00
10 & above $3100.00 $2790.00 $2870.00 $2640.00
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