Highlights

Take this China Orient Express train tour package to explore the best of ancient Silk Road to offer in summer vacation and golden Autumn 2018! With the fabulous design and intimate services on China Orient Express (also known as Shangri-la Express), as well as the various haunting sights along Silk Road, We promise you’ll be dazzled. Price: From US$ 2799 per person Date: SEP 07 - SEP 16, 2018

Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Destinations: Xi’an - Tianshui - Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi

Starting Point: Xi’an

Ending Point: Urumqi

Day

Arrival in Xi’an, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Xi’an is a city with over 3000years history and it is also the starting point of the ancient Silk Road.

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel or same class (5 stars)   

Have breakfast in the hotel, then we drive to the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the eight wonders of the world. Be excited to observe China's first emperor - Emperor Qin's great army of 8000 life-sized terracotta soldiers and horses in three burial pits. Afterwards, we continue to Huaqing Hot Spring in Mt Lishan. In ancient time, emperors used to come here to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty. It has become a favorite spa since the Tang Dynasty. 

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel or same class (5 stars) 

Meal: B, L, D

Have breakfast in hotel,we visit to the Ancient City Wall of Xi'an, the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence, that encircles and protects the old part of Xian City. Then proceed to visit Statue of Star Point of Silk Road and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, with one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China.After a drive of 120km west of Xian, we arrive at Famen Temple which was first set up during East Han Dynasty and is renowned for storing the veritable Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha.Thereafter we return to Xi’an,the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at Tang Dynasty Palace will be prepared for you. The various savory dishes together with the exciting show will be sure to give satisfaction to your appetite, your eyes and your mind. 22:00pm, we onboard the ' China Orient Express ' Train to Tianshui.

Accommodation: China Orient Express  

Meal: B, L, D

Arrival in Tianshui at 06:30am. After breakfast, we drive to visit Maiji Mountain, which is 142 meters high, shaped like a pile of wheat. By collecting 7,200 pieces of finest examples of China's statues, it is considered as the " Oriental Statues museum”. Take the ‘China Orient Express’ train to Jiayuguan at 16:30pm. Have another nice night on the train with wonderful evening and morning views of local countryside.

Accommodation: China Orient Express  

Meal: B, L, D

After breakfast, have a visit to the Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), the western end of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. It is known as 'the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven, and best preserved and most magnificent military fort in China. Then we drive 7 miles away for the Overhanging Great Wall. It got the named for riding on a mountain ridge that is 45 degrees from vertical and resembling a huge dragon. 

Accommodation: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or same class 

Meal: B, L, D

After a pleasant breakfast, take this deluxe train to Dunhuang at 10:00am. We specially arrange Dunhuang experts and professors who’ll introduce this exotic city in detail to you. After arriving in Dunhuang, we visit beautiful Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains. The Crescent Lake is an oasis Gobi desert, surrounded by numerous sand dunes, reaching a relative height of 250 meters (820 feet). The Mingsha Shan is so named for the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes. After dinner, we move to Dunhuang Night market – bustling Shazhou Night Market. Never miss its tasty snacks, local specialties, and crafts etc. 

Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel or same class 

Meal: B, L, D

Visit the world cultural heritage site Mogao Grottoes. The 492 cells and cave sanctuaries are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art. Embark the 'China Orient Express' Charter Luxury Train to Turpan at 1700 pm.

Accommodation: China Orient Express  

Meal: B, L, D

It’s a day for Turpan sightseeing! Visit Karez irrigation system at 07:00am, to witness the wisdom of Uygur people. The irrigation system is especially designed for desert. If connecting all these underground channels, the total length will reach more than 5000 km, so it is regarded as one of the three engineering miracles of ancient China, along with the Great Wall and the Jinghang Grand Canal. Thereafter, we move to Flaming Mountain, well known by Chinese people because of the legendary story 'Journey to the West'. It is regarded as the hottest place in China. Then We drive to Jiaohe Ancient City, an island-shaped plateau situated at Yar Town. It is the largest, oldest and well preserved earth-structured city in the world, with a history of 2000-2300 years.

Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel or same class (5 stars)

Meal: B, L, D

After breakfast, visit Heavenly Lake on Tianshan (boat tour). The mountain Lake stands 1980 meters above sea level and features picturesque scenery of snowcapped peaks. It a great pleasure to boat travel Heavenly Lake, with a layer of magical color covering the lake, and hearing many beautiful myths and legends. Then head for Urumqi, and visit Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum. It is of Uygur and Russian styles, and collects over a thousand pieces of precious relics from four to five thousand years ago until modern times. Lastly, visit Xinjiang and nephrite Museum, and International Bazaar

Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel or same class 

Meal: B, L, D

Free at leisure. Your car, driver and guide will escort you to the airport on time and help you till security check. Fly home.

Meal: B

What's included


Price Details
Type of Cabin RetailPrice USD p/p Single Room in hotel

 Single room in

China Orient Express

 Twin US$2799US$ 350 US$910
Diamond En-suiteUS$3499 US$350US$1500


  

Memo:

 

1. All prices in US dollars;  

 

2. Prices subject to change without any further notice;

 

3. Gratuities are not included, Current rate for all services is Total of USD $150 p.p

 

4. Accommodation and tour itineraries are subject to change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control;

 

5. We reserve the right to distribute passengers of sharing cabins; in case the cabin cannot be share, the cost applies on the passengers in the cabin

 

6. Children age under 11, will be credit only the difference on hotel room costs

 

Price Inclusion:

 

1.EXPERIENCED TOUR MANAGERS

Our experienced tour managers and their assistants are selected for their travel knowledge and organizational abilities allowing you to relax and enjoy your voyage of a lifetime. We receive many exceptional passenger comments about our Tour Managers and their aim is to ensure you enjoy every minute of your holiday.

 

2.ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TRANSFERS

Arrival and departure transfers are included.

 

3.HOTEL AND ONBOARD ACCOMMODATION

Although you will spend much of your time sightseeing or relaxing in the train’s public areas, you will find your hotel room or cabin a welcome retreat at the end of a rewarding day. Hotel and onboard accommodation as described in your individual tour itinerary are included in the tour price. All hotels are of 5 star standard or, in certain locations, the best available. Room upgrades are available on request and at extra cost.

 

4.ROUTE GUIDE, ITINERARY AND INFORMATION PACK

When you board the train there will be a brochure in your cabin detailing more about your journey and the places en-route. Our Tour Manager will organize a programed of briefings on the cities or places we visit and, each evening, will issue a programed for the next day’s touring schedule.

 

5.BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY

All departures feature one or two uniquely designed restaurant cars where you can enjoy the excellent waiter-served food and wine. Several times during the tour we will also sample authentic local cuisine off the train.

 

6.DRINKS WITH MEALS ONBOARD
A drinks allowance is included with lunch and dinner.

7.ON BOARD SERVICE
Throughout your tour you can expect service which is attentive, friendly and unobtrusive. The high ratio of staff to passenger’s means there is always someone available should you need assistance.

8.ON BOARD DOCTOR AND MEDICAL FACILITIES
To give you peace of mind our tours are accompanied by a doctor who travels with us for the entire journey; so you can rest assured that medical assistance is always available. On call 24 hours a day, the doctor is on hand to give primary care as required.

9.24 HOUR SERVICE ATTENDANT
Your car attendants provide 24-hour housekeeping and bedding turndown services, with one attendant always on duty to assist you and to ensure you are comfortable in your cabin. Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled drinking water are available in your cabin 24 hours a day.


Price Exclusion:

1.International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China

2.China Entry Visa Fees

3.Excess Baggage Charges

4.Personal Expenses such as visa costs, insurance, drinks from the bar car, laundry, spa treatments, hairdressing.

5. Single Room Supplement.

6. Tip:Full Service Staff Tip USD150.00/p.p.Train staff, Special train porter, the tour leader, local driver and local guide.

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