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Silk Road Tour by China Oriental Express Route B


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Exotic and enriching experience in this land!

Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : 2 May 2014: Arrive in Urumqi
2 May 2014: Arrive in Urumqi

Arrival in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which is the farthest city from the ocean. Our experienced English speaking guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The remains of the day is free at leisure.

  • Urumqi, Xinjiang or the same class
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Day 2 : 3 May 2014: Urumqi
3 May 2014: Urumqi

Full day visit to the Tianchi Lake (Heavenly Lake) with a boat cruise. Tianchi Lake nestles on the north side of Bogda Peak of Tianshan Mountain, about 1980 meters above sea level, . Tianshan Tianchi mountain lakes-centric, xuefeng reflection, picturesque scenery, known as "THE JADE POOL".

  • Urumqi, Xinjiang or the same class
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Day 3 : May 4, 2014 Urumqi/Turpan
May 4, 2014 Urumqi/Turpan

After breakfast visit Museum of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Museum exhibits the 4,000 or 5,000 years ago until the modern times from the Silk Road to explore and collect more than 1000 pieces of precious cultural relics. Then ride the vineyard of the world-the Turpan, after arriving to visit more than 2000 years of history, as early as the Tang dynasty had been established as Supreme military and political institutions of the western regions xidu nursing House ruins of Jiaohe, today, yesterday's huge and magnificent architecture has become history, immersive, let you having all sorts, where you can look at the snow peak of tianshan mountain, snowy. When you stay at the hotel arrangements with the region welcome ceremony. After dinner, enjoy traditional dance performances (group function).

  • Xinjiang Turpan or the same class
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Day 4 : 5 May 2014: Turpan/Dunhuang
5 May 2014: Turpan/Dunhuang

After breakfast, we visit the ancient underground water project-Karez, it and great wall, and Beijing-hang Grand Canal total called China ancient three large engineering, total length about 5,000 km, enjoyed "China first well" of reputation, it is moisturizing with Turpan this tablets oasis of main lifeline; afternoon tour  <<A Journey to the West>> in the by depicting of Burning Mountain, in Sun shines Xia a xuanfu daizhe red of mountain shaped as fly-of fire dragon, is spectacular, seemed you resort Yu large furnace next to. Then visit the world famous Grape Valley to arrange home visits. At sunset, distinguished guests set foot on the train eastward through the stars at 20:30 Gorge, land in Gansu, Dunhuang. Entertainment on the night you can train carriages, drinking and chatting or playing music, or Kara OK yourself singing a song.

  • China Orient Express luxury or comfort box
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Day 5 : 6 May 2014: Dunhuang
6 May 2014: Dunhuang

After breakfast, specially arranged for you on the train Institute of Dunhuang experts and professors explain in detail for you. 11:30 train arrived in Dunhuang, China's historical and cultural city--Mogao Grottoes, known as the 20th century's most valuable cultural discovery, Orient "Louvre", is the world's most ambitious scale, of the best preserved Buddhist art treasures, was named by the United Nations "cultural heritage of humanity". Celebrity evaluation "to see the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, is equivalent to see ancient civilizations around the world."Mogao long from North to South of 1600 meters, now save the cave up to 492, paintings up to 45,000 square meters, painted sculpture 2,415 statues. Here will keep you amazed, linger on. Night visit "bars night market" night market, with its rich folk customs and distinctive local characteristics, known as the Dunhuang "night" and "style of painting". Sha Chau night market divided into delicacies, arts and crafts, "three bubbles" Cafe and the five major operating regional Deputy, native products, crafts are a wide range. Artists are exquisite murals, painted sculpture of Mogao grottoes art canvas, silk scarves, gourd, wood, stone-life performance.

  • Gansu Dunhuang or the same class
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Day 6 : 7 May 2014: Dunhuang/Jiayuaguan
7 May 2014: Dunhuang/Jiayuaguan

After breakfast, we visit the Singing Sands Mountain across the mountains by the fine grain of sand to accumulate and, when the breeze blows, orchestral music, which got its name. Yueya Spring when you climb overlooking, sand dunes stand clear ripples, falling from the top Sha Li with the fall, the song going on, people are all nature's magical charm. Specially arranged for VIP per person to ride a camel to Crescent Moon Spring horse walking in the desert, to experience the ancient ambience. Then visited the famous silk carpet technology of Dunhuang. After lunch take China Orient Express train at 15:00 in Jiayuguan, China Orient Express train arriving in Jiayuguan 20:00.

  • Gansu Jiayuguan or the same class
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Day 7 : 8 May 2014: Jiayuguan/Lanzhou
8 May 2014: Jiayuguan/Lanzhou

After breakfast, we visit the ' impregnable pass under heaven ' Jiayuguan. Jiayuguan is the ancient Silk Road through the pass and things of cultural exchanges along a history of more than 600 years ago, is the great wall tour to the West end of Jiayuguan Tower, it is the great wall to the westernmost extremity of South is covered with snow all praying for northbound Caroline Hill, is rolling on the north side of the mazong mountain, elevation impregnability, architectural grandeur, so call impregnable pass in the world. When you go to the Tower, you will have a less than great wall is not a true man of pride. The afternoon the Cantilever Wall,The First Pier and the Grand Canyon, then visited the luminous wine glass technology. 22:00 take a special train at Lanzhou.

  • China Orient Express luxury or comfort box
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Day 8 : 9 May 2014: Lanzhou/Xian
9 May 2014: Lanzhou/Xian

After breakfast, 10:00 arrived in Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Han said the "Golden City", known as "city of melons and fruits," said. She is the ancient "Silk Road" town, visit originated in Ming Jiajing years known as the second crane Lanzhou water wagon Park visiting ancient levigation, chess and entertainment. Lunch you will taste the Lanzhou has "a clear, two white, three red, green, four and five yellow" authentic Lanzhou hand-extended noodles. Afternoon sightseeing built in during the 33 "first of the Yellow River Bridge in the world," reputation Zhongshan Iron Bridge, Mother of the Yellow River statue, then you can enjoy the Sheepskin rafts crossing the Yellow River, "to brag, crossed the Yellow River" ancient charm, dinner you will taste the typical Yellow River carp. 22:30 take a special train at Xian.

  • China Orient Express luxury or comfort box
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Day 9 : 10 May 2014: Xian
10 May 2014: Xian

10:00 arrived in Xian, visit Xian City Wall, the existing city walls built in the Ming dynasty to seven to 11 years (1374-1378), has been more than 600 years of history, is a late medieval city wall is one of the most famous in Chinese history, is the most complete ancient city wall China's existing architecture.Statue of a starting point of the Silk Road, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Plaza, returned to the hotel. Dinner tour unique in today's China "Las Vegas"-international dance theatre restaurant-"Xian Tang-Le Palace". Tasting Palace banquet at the same time enjoy the Tang dynasty music and dance.

  • Shangri-La's Golden Flower Xian hotel or the same class
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Day 10 : 11 May 2014: Xian/Luoyang
11 May 2014: Xian/Luoyang

We visit The Terracotta Warriors Museum. Terracotta warriors and horses is known as "the eighth wonder of the world", "one of the greatest discoveries in the history of 20th century archaeology". In December 1987, UNESCO has the mausoleum (includes terracotta warriors and horses hang) in the "World Heritage". Museum has nearly clay bodyguard, composition step, crossbows, car, riding a four arms, holding weapons in actual combat, physique is different, vivid. Afternoon tour Huaqing Hot Spring, the perennial hot spring water here remains greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, amazing. Huaqing hot spring in the Tang dynasty palace, former imperial concubines for pleasure. Then visited the Xian Mei ceramics Museum. 22:30 drive to Luoyang.

  • China Orient Express luxury or comfort box
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Day 11 : 12 May 2014: Luoyang/Beijing
12 May 2014: Luoyang/Beijing

07:00 arrive in Luoyang. Visit the Peony Festival in  Luoyang Peony Garden. Luoyang was one of the main place of Chinese Peony cultivation reproduction, also known as "Peony native land". Soil condition is superior in the temperate climate, very suitable for Peony, peony flowers large, beautiful in color, aroma and rich, long flowering, known as "the geographical position of Luoyang spent most suitable, Peony is particularly odd in the world" in the world. Lunch tasting Yong Tai SI vegetarian, Yong Tai SI vegetarian Museum is located at Millennium ancient temple-Yong Tai SI South College, was dedicated in the Temple of Buddhist monks and nuns dining zhaitang, due to its fine vegetarian food production, the flavor is unique, and accepted by the community, and Songshan region, is the only company specializing in vegetarian restaurant. Afternoon visit to the Shaolin Temple. Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism, and is the birthplace of Chinese martial arts, "Chan Zong Zuting, Kung Fu shrine," said. 22:00 drive to Beijing.

  • China Orient Express luxury or comfort box
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Day 12 : 13 May 2014: Beijing
13 May 2014: Beijing

10:00 arrive in Beijing. Head to the Forbidden City (The Palace Museum) which was the royal residence of Ming and Qing Dynasties. This unparalleled ancient architectural masterpiece is the largest and best preserved remaining wooden structure in the world. Lunch at Beijing Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant at Hepingmen. This afternoon take a Hutong tour to experience traditional Beijing life and visit a courtyard family.  

  • Beijing or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 13 : 14 May 2014: Beijing
14 May 2014: Beijing

After breakfast, enjoy some free time before transfer to the airport for your flight home. The unforgettable China silk road trip on the Orient Express ends here.

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