16 Days Marco Polo Silk Road Tour

Beijing, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xian, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Silk-Road-02

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to October.

Price From $ 3181

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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.


DayDestinationHighlights
01Arrival BeijingBe transferred to the hotel
02BeijingMutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace
03Beijing - UrumqiTiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Flight to Urumqi
04Urumqi - KashgarHeavenly Lake, Flight to Kashgar
05KashgarZhiren Street, Id Kah Mosque, Apak Hoja Tomb
06Kashgar - UrumqiKarakul Lake, Flight to Urumqi
07Urumqi - TurpanCoach to Turpan, Jiaohe Ancient City, Karez Well, Emin Minaret
08Turpan - DunhuangTrain to Dunhuang, Free at leisure
09DunhuangYumenguan Pass, Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park 
10DunhuangMingsha Sand Dunes, Mogao Grottoes
11Dunhuang - JiayuguanCoach to Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan Pass
12Jiayuguan - XianWeijing Tomb Mural, Flight to Xian
13XianTerracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
14Xian - ShanghaiShaanxi History Museum, Flight to Shanghai
15ShanghaiJade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, Nanjing Road
16DepartureBe transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, your gateway city of China tour, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. With no sightseeing planned, the remainder of the day is spent free at leisure.

Meals : No meal
Accommodation: In Beijing


Beijing City View
 



Day 2 Beijing

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
 



Day 3 Beijing Urumqi

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. Take night flight for Urumqi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi


Temple of Heaven
 


 
Day 4 Urumqi  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
 



Day 5 Kashgar

Today, take a visit to Zhiren Street, an old street with an amazing hand-made stuff 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


Apak Hoja Tomb
 



Day 6 Kashgar  Urumqi

Take a tour through the Karakurum Highway to Karakul Lake, enjoy the beautiful snow- capped mountain of Muztagh Ata and the lake. Be transferred back to Kashgar after visiting, and fly back to Urumqi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Urumqi 


Karakul Lake
 



Day 7 Urumqi  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 and Emin Minaret which is the largest extant ancient Islamic tower in Xinjiang on the way. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Turpan 


Jiaohe Ancient City
 



Day 8 Turpan Liuyuan (Dunhuang)

In the morning, drive for 50 km to Turpan railway station to take the bullet train (4 hours) to Liuyuan, which also need another 2 hours driving to the downtown of Dunhuang. Have a good rest today after a long train journey.

Meals: Breakfast
Accmoodation: In Dunhuang


Crescent Spring and Singing Sand Dune
 



Day 9 Dunhuang

Today after breakfast, you will firstly have a 3-hour driving to the Yumenguan Pass (30 min) - strategic pass on the ancient Silk Road. And then, continue to experience the amazing Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park (1 hour) - the largest one of Yadan Landform found so far. When finish the tour, you will have another 3-hour driving back to the Dunhuang downtown. After that, have a rest of this day in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dunhuang

Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park
Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park
 



Day 10 Dunhuang

After a breakfast, you will then take driving to Dunhuang for your exciting excursion to one of the must-see attractions in Dunhuang - Crescent Spring and Singing Sand Dune. In the afternoon, you will start your trip with a visiting to Mogao Grottoes, the site is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dunhuang


Mogao Grottoes
 



Day 11 Dunhuang  Jiayuguan

Departure from Dunhuang in the early morning, take about 4.5 hours driving (385km) to Jiayuguan City. Upon arriving, you will take a visit to Jiayuguan Pass, which has been praised as 'Mighty Pass No.1 under Heaven'.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Jiayuguan 


Jiayuguan Pass
 



Day 12 Jiayuguan Xian

In the morning, visit to Weijin Tomb Mural, the famous JinWei Tombs, and they were reputed as “world’s largest underground art gallery”.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 

Weijin Tomb Mural
Weijin Tomb Mural



Day 13 Xian

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
Accommodation: In Xian


Terracotta Warriors
 



Day 14 Xian  Shanghai

Before heading to Shanghai, you can take a short visit to the famous Shaanxi History Museum. After lunch, be transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai 


Shaanxi History Museum
 



Day 15 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


Oriental Pearl TV Tower
 



Day 16 Depature Shanghai

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group SizeUsing Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 6706 7289 7984
2-5 persons422648554518543848656132
6-9 persons318137283441424837394845
≥10 persons262630572887357931184042
March, June, July, August
Group SizeUsing Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 6957 7597 8446
2-5 persons443651054756574551806594
6-9 persons339039783679455640545307
≥10 persons276232453046381333584437
April, May, September, October, November
Group SizeUsing Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 7070 7742 8673
2-5 persons453452184870589053366822
6-9 persons348940913794470142105535
≥10 persons286633683155394834964629


Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  Tibet Permit

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Recommended Hotels

CityEconomy Hotel ★★★Comfortable Hotel ★★★★Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Beijing Hejing Fu Hotel
Add: 7 Zhangzizhong Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Add: 57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
UrumqiJingu Hotel
Add:258 Xinhua North Street, Tianshan District, Urumqi
Luxemon Xinjiang Yindu hotel
Add:179 Xihong West Street, Urumqi
Universal Hotel Urumqi
Add: No. 76, Beijing South Road, Xinshi District, Urumqi
KashgarKashgar Seman Hotel
Add: No. 170, Seman Road, Kashigar
Tianyuan International Hotel
Add: No. 8, Renming East Road, Kashgar
Radisson Blu Kashgar
Add: No. 2, Duolaite Bage Road, Kashgar
TurpanTurpan Hotel
Add: 22 South Youth Road, Turpan
Huozhou Hotel Turpan
Add: Shuiyun Square, Donghuan Road, Turpan
Tuha Petroleum Hotel Turpan
Add: No.230 Wenhua Road, Turpan
DunhuangThe Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
Add: Dunyue Road, Dunhuang
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
Add: Dunyue Road, Dunhuang
Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang
Add: No. 31 Mid. Yangguan Road, Dunhuang
XianSkytel Hotel Xian
Add: No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an
Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing Xian
Add: No.189 Jinhua North Road, Xi’an
Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian
Add: 319 Dongxin Street, Xian, China, 710004
ShanghaiHoliday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai
Add:843 Guang Fu Xi Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
Central Hotel Shanghai
Add:555 jiujiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Add: No. 88, Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

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CityLocal SpecialtiesNights Shows
BeijingBeijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
ShanghaiXiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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