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Do you know the relationship between Marco Polo and the ancient Silk Road? Do you plan to follow the Marco Polo Silk Route after many years later? Choosing this 16 Days Marco Polo Silk Road Tour and then you will re-step the great explorer’s footprints in China. Besides the necessary transport hubs Beijing and Shanghai, your Silk Road route includes the visit to Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, and Xian. All of them were once as the destinations of Marco Polo and now as your Silk Road tour. 


full price of this tour (per person in US$): -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Group Size Using Economy Hotel
Using Comfortable Hotel
Using Deluxe Hotel
1 person   $6500   $6905   $7759
2-5 persons $4260 $4925 $4462 $5331 $4890 $6183
6-9 persons $3495 $4093 $3666 $4432 $4070 $5241
10 persons & above $2855 $3333 $3006 $3632 $3372 $4366

Note:The above price is flat quarter price. In May, September, October and Chinese statutory holidays, on the basis of the above prices go up about 10%. In January, February, March, December, on the basis of the above price to fall by about 10%.


DAY1Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, your gateway city of China tour, be met at the airport and transfered to your hotel. With no sightseeing planned, the remainder of the day is spent free at leisure.
Meals : No meal
Accommodation: In Beijing


             Beijing airport                                                                                


Depart from hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square and Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. If you are interested, you can enjoy the gorgeous Peking Opera tonight as an optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing


         Tian'anmen Square                          Forbidden City                         Temple of Heaven


The star attraction of China is its Great Wall, a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from entering the mainland. Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Great Wall. Then you will have a short visit to Summer Palace. After the tour, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing


       Mutianyu Great Wall                          Summer Palace                  

DAY4Beijing - Urumqi

In the morning, take a half-day Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing.Then, transferred to the airport for the flight to Urumqi in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi


   Hutong Tour by rickshaw                          Urumqi                                          Urumqi


DAY5Urumqi - Kashgar

Take a driving for 120km northeast to visit the holy Heavenly Lake (Tianchi). The beautiful lake is flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, with clear melting waters reflecting the surrounding of snow capped mount Bogeda. After this visit, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kashgar..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kashgar


           Heavenly Lake                                         Kashgar                                         Kashgar


Today, take a visit to Zhiren Street, an old street with an amazing hand-made products from strictly utilitarian cookware to exotic musical instruments. Then continue your trip to Id Kah Mosque, which is one of the largest and busiest in China. Then, you can take a short visit to Apak Hoja Tomb. If it is Sunday, the local Bazaar will be a good place for you to have a visit. This ancient market attracts locals and merchants from all over Xinjiang and nearby countries such as Pakistan and Kirghizstan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kashgar


          Id Kah Mosque                              Apak HojaTomb                             local Bazaar


DAY7Kashgar - Urumqi

Take a tour through the Karakurum Highway to Karakul Lake, enjoy the beautiful snow- capped mountain of Muztagh Ata and the lake.later on you will be transferred back to Kashgar after visiting, and fly back to Urumqi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi


                Karakul Lake                               Muztagh Ata                                    Urumqi


DAY8Urumqi - Turpan

In the morning, you will take a 2.5-3hours driving to Turpan that locates in the southeast of Urumqi. You will then visit Jiaohe Ancient City and Karez Well - the underground irrigation system with the history of 2,000 years on the way. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Turpan


                  Turpan                                Jiaohe Ancient City                             Karez Well

DAY9Turpan - Dunhuang

Have a full-day excursion to Gaochang Ancient City, once an important garrison town on the Silk Road, Grape Valley, The Flaming Mountains and Bezeklik Caves. After dinner you will take a 50 km drive to railway station for overnight train to Liuyuan, from where you will then spend about 2 hours car driving to Dunhuang.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On the train


      Gaochang Ancient City                        Grape Valley                                Dunhuang

DAY10Liuyuan - Dunhuang

On arrival, your local guide will meet you at Liuyuan train station, you will then taken to Dunhuang for your exciting excursion to a must-see attractions in Dunhuang - Crescent Spring and Singing Sand Dune.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dunhuang


              Dunhuang                                  Crescent Spring                        Singing Sand Dune

DAY11Dunhuang - Jiayuguan

Today, you will start your trip with a visiting to Mogao Grottoes, the site is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence. After that, take about 4.5 hours driving (385km) to Jiayuguan City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Jiayuguan


            Mogao Grottoes                        Jiayuguan City                                Jiayuguan

DAY12Jiayuguan - Xian

In the morning, take a visit to Jiayuguan, which has been praised as 'Mighty Pass under Heaven'. After the tour, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xi’an – the most famous ancient capital of China.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian


                    Jiayuguan                       Jiayuguan Great wall                               Xi'an


Today, take your time and enjoy the visits to the Terracotta Warriors, one of the world most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and then to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the massive Xian City Wall. In the evening, Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner is available for your optional night activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,dinner
Accommodation: In Xian


         Terracotta Warriors                Big Wild Goose Pagoda                    Xian City Wall

DAY14Xian - Shanghai

Before heading to Shanghai, you can take a short visit to the famous Shannxi History Museum. After lunch,you will be transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai


    Shannxi History Museum                      Shanghai  Airport                            Shanghai


A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple and Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street. Continue the trip to the famous Shanghai landmark – Oriental Pearl TV Tower. In the evening, have a walk along the Bund and Nanjing Road. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai


         Jade Buddha Temple                   Yuyuan Garden                          Chenghuangmiao

DAY16Depature Shanghai

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
Meals: Breakfast
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1.If you have determined the date of departure, we will give you more favorable prices.
2.Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change,
depending on particular situations.
3.Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.

Price Inclusion

1.Vehicle: Be transferred by private vehicle in the itinerary.
2.Flights Tickets: Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.
3.Train Tickets: Domestic train tickets in the itinerary.
4.Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room listed in the itinerary. *Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
5.Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide.
6.Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary.
7.Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary.
8.Taxes: Airport taxes and fuel fees, Government taxes, etc.
9.Travel insurance.

Price Exclusion

1. Round way International airfare or train tickets.
2. Visa fee.
3. Tips for guides, escort, drivers, bellmen, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary.
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of China-special Travel.
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
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