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From Urumqi to Beijing in the China Orient Express

duracion Duration:
12 days
duracion Travel guides:
English
duracion Departures from:
Urumqi, September 14
ingo Highlights:
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Enjoy a unique trip following the Silk Road in this magical train designed specially for the route. Don't forget to check the video "China Orient Express, the Silk Road in a luxury train" on our YouTube channel.

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Itinerary
Day 01, Origin/Urumqi
-Pick up from the airport;

Day 02, Urumqi
-Tianshan Tianchi (boat tour);
-Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum;
-Lamb-based dinner and show;

Day 03, Urumqi/Turpan
-Karez irrigation system;
-Flaming Mountains;
-Jiaohe Ancient City;

Day 04, Turpan/Dunhuang
-Transfer to Dunhuang by a special train;
-Mogao Caves;
-Shazhou Night Market;

Day 05, Dunhuang/Jiayuguan
-Mingsha Hill;
-Yueya Spring;

Day 06, Jiayuguan/Tianshui
-Jiayuguan;
-Overhanging Wall;

Day 07, Tianshui/Xian
-Mount Maiji;
-Maiji Grottoes;

Day 08, Xian
-Xian's old city wall;
-Silk Road starting point;
-Wild Goose Pagoda;
-Dinner – show in the Tang dynasty Palace;

Day 09, Xian/Luoyang
-Terracota warriors;
-Huaqing Hot Spring in Mount Lishan;

Day 10, Louyang/Beijing
-Shaolin Temple;
-Vegetarian lunch at Yongtaisi Shaolin;

Day 11, Beijing
-Forbidden City;
-Lunch; Beijing Roasted Duck;
-Capital City Museum;
-Olympic Games Area;

Day 12, Beijing/ Destination
-Pick up at the airport;

-Compulsory travel insurance;
-Local guide speaking English;
-Private vehicle for the excursions out of the train;
-Accommodation in the train as indicated in the itinerary
-Hotel in a double bedroom with breakfast;
-Tickets for the visited places;
-Full board.
-Excursions or extra services;
-Tips for the tour guide and the driver;
-Single room supplement;
-Personal expenses;
-Any service not mentioned in “Includes”.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at the airport to transfer them to their hotel.
The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at their hotel to begin today visits.

Tianshan Tianchi (boat tour)
Admire this pintoresque scenery also known as the Jade Pool. Discover the legends that surround the place and enjoy this quiet boat trip while taking the opportunity to take some picture of the surrounding areas.

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, 
Explore its permanent exhibition and learn about the history of the región, from it origin to the recent times. 

Lamb-based Dinner and show
Enjoy a show centered in the tribal dances while enjoy a delicious dinner of traditional roasted lamb.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests back to their hotel.
The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at their hotel to begin today visits.
 
Karez irrigation system
Find out more about this irrigation system designed for the desert by the Xinjiang people. Nowadays, there are 1,258 systems in use with a lenght of 3,000 km. 

Flaming mountains
Don't miss the opportunity to admire this colorful landscape and take some pictures. Amazing!

Jiaohe Ancient City
Located 10 km far from Turpan, it was built during the Han Period according to the Cheshi way of building.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests back to their hotel.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at their hotel to begin today visits.

Transfer to Dunhuang 
Enjoy of a train trip to Dunhuang with experts and professors that will teach you about the beautiful landscape that we will cross.

Arrive to Dunhuang at 11,30 h.

Mogao Grottoes
Declared as a Wold Hetitage Site by the UNESCO, this is a complex is formed by492 cave temples and 45000 square meters of frescos. A must in China.

Shazhou Night Market 
The best night market in China, where you will have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests back to their hotel.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at their hotel to begin today visits.

Mingsha Hill
Make a stop on your journey and listen to the singing dunes in Mingsha Hill. If the weather is good, we will be able to listen to its magical performance.

Yueya Spring 
Enjoy the views and take your time to take some pictures of this cozy place.

Arrive to Jiayuguan at 20,00 h.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests back to their hotel.
Day 06
The guide, together with the private vehicle, pick up guests at the hotel to begin today visits.

Jiayuguan Fort
The most western area of the Great Wall was very important due to its strategic location. For many centuries it worked as the Chinese border for the Silk Road. This used to be the place where the border officers produced the passports for the travellers, wrting their personal details and drawing their portraits by hand.

Overhanging Great Wall
Discover one of the less visited sections of the Great Wall and also one of the driest, where we could observe the sculptures that commemorate the Silk Road. This complex will give you completely different point of view and you will have time to take singular pictures.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to the train around 10.00 pm.

Day 07
Arrival at Tianshui around 08.00 pm.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, pick up guests at the train station of Tianshui to begin today visits.

Maiji Hill
Admire this 150 meters tall mountain and discover why it's name refers to a pile of wheat.

Maiji Grottoes
Excavated during the Hou Qing Dinasty are stunning sculptures of the Sixteen Kingdom Period.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to the train around 09.00 pm.

Day 08
Arrival at Xi`an around 10.00 am.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, pick up guests at the train station of Xi'an to begin today visits.

Xi'an Ancient Wall
Walk along the city wall, with 8 m long and 7 m wide, and feel yourself transported to the ancient times.
 
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Admire the most famous pagoda of Xi'an and enjoy the surrounding area, where you could find plenty of temples and feel the unique religious atmosphere emanated by the Buddhist temples in China. 

Dinner – performance in Tang Dinasty Palace
Enjoy Chinese flavours for dinner with an authentic show.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to their hotel

Day 09
The guide, together with the private vehicle, pick up guests in the hotel to begin today's tour.
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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Terracotta Warriors)
This stunning archaeological site will impress you with its more than 8000 warriors, every single one different from the others and all ready to fight. The UNESCO declared it World Heritage Site.

Huaqing Hotspring in Lishan Hill
Feel like an emperor of the Tang Dinasty and enjoy these incredibles landscapes that offers this hotspring.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to the train around 10.30 pm.

Day 10
The guide, together with the private vehicle, pick up guests at the train station of Luoyang to begin today visits

Shaolin Temple
Learn some legends about this temple and its kungfu students. Probably the most famous in China, you will watch a kungfu show at 02.00 pm.

Vegeterian lunch at Yongtaisi Shaolin
Experience how the students and monks eat in the temple, a fully vegetarian meal.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to the train around 10.30 pm.

Day 11
The guide, together with the private vehicle, pick up guests in the train station of Beijing to start today visits.

Forbidden City
Let yourself be dazzled by the incomparable and magnificient Imperial architecture! Also known as Beijing's Imperial Palace, this is the biggest and best-preserved palace in China, a must-see.

Beijing Roasted Duck
Taste the Beijing Roasted Duck, the city's most famous dish and maybe one of the best-known ones in China. A delicious and tasteful duck wrapped in rice wafers combined with gravy and vegetables.

Museum of the Capital
Admire more than 5000 pieces that includes this museum in it's collection, an ancient Chinese history to discover!
 
Beijing Olympic Park
Walk around Beijing's Olympic area, where you could enjoy the view of astonishing buildings such as the Nest or the Water Cube.

The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to their hotel.

Day 12
The guide, together with the private vehicle, transfer guests to the airport.

With the aim of offering the best price and promote the local economy, we have included a daily visit to a touristic interesting shop (buying is optional). These shops are interesting for adults and especially for children because they usually offer exhibitions about the different production processes with duration no longer than 20 minutes. If the client is not interested in this kind of visits, we can exclude them from the itinerary, but an extra cost will be applied to the final price.

In remote areas of China is possible that we couldn’t satisfy the same requirements of western food, amenities and facilities that could be expected from more developed cities such as Shanghai or Beijing. We beg for your sympathy and understanding.

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