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China and Asia Package Tours
The Silk Road Connect Tour
16-day tour of Beijing / Urumqi / Turpan / Dunhuang / Xian / Shanghai / Suzhou }
TOUR CODE: SCT
Day 1 - USA/Beijing
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.

Day 2 - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China with an incredible mix of historic and modern landmarks. You are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - Beijing (B/L)
Explore the landmarks of imperial Beijing: the famous Tiananmen Square; the imposing Forbidden City, a treasure trove of art and heirlooms; the Temple of Heaven's exuberant interior and delightful park setting; and the breezy landscapes of the Summer Palace, still much as they were during the court of Empress Dowager.

Day 4 - Beijing (B/L/SD)
With its various segments stretching nearly 4,000 miles across the rugged terrain of northern China, the Great Wall is truly a world wonder. Today's visit will allow ample time to linger at the site, photograph it from dramatic perspectives, and contemplate the resilience of the ancient people who toiled under the harshest conditions to erect the wall entirely by hand. Continue to the Ming Tombs, burial site of the Ming Dynasty's royalty before returning to the city for a delicious Peking duck dinner.

Day 5 - Beijing/Urumqi (B/L/D)
Fly to Urumqi, a city marked by ancient gates and towers.

Day 6 - Urumqi (B/L/D)
Sightsee this exotic city in the shadow of the Tian Shan range. Urumqi was on the northern route of the ancient Silk Road. Visit Xinjiang Provincial Museum and take a boat ride on the beautiful Lake of Heaven (Tianchi). Visit a Kazakhs family yurt in the surrounding grasslands and foothills of the Heavenly Mountains.

Day 7 - Urumqi/Turpan (B/L/D)
Enjoy a coach ride to Turpan, site of the former Che Shi Kingdom. Sightseeing features the Astana Tombs, the Karez Well, the legendary Flaming Mountains, the Suliman Minaret, the ruins of Gao Chang City and Jiaohe City. This evening, enjoy a local minority dance show under the grape trees.

Day 8 - Turpan/Urumqi (B/L/D)
This morning take a bus ride back to Urumqi.

Day 9 - Urumqi/Dunhuang (B/L/D)
This morning, fly to Dunhuang. Visit White Horse Pagoda and see the area's remarkable sand dunes, where you take a camel ride.

Day 10 - Dunhuang (B/L/D)
Enjoy a full day tour of the magnificent art treasures at the famed Mogao Grottoes, among the most ancient and consummate creations in China. The grottoes show an uninterrupted history of Chinese art over a period of more than 1,500 years.

Day 11 - Dunhuang/Xian (B/L)
Your journey continues with a short flight to the ancient city of Xian.

Day 12 - Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian was the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization dating back to 4,000 BC, and the capital city for eleven dynasties up to the 9th century. Tour the highlights of the city and outskirts today, none more spectacular than the army of Terra Cotta Soldiers buried around the tomb of Emperor Qin for 22 centuries, but hidden beneath the earth until their discovery in 1974. Also explore the Provincial Museum, the landmark Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Ming-era City Gate. This evening, enjoy a dazzling dinner banquet and stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.

Day 13 - Xian/Shanghai (B/L)
Take a flight bound for cosmopolitan Shanghai, once known as the "Paris of the East". The balance of the day is free.

Day 14 - Shanghai (B/L/D)
Immerse in the culture and sophistication of Shanghai on a full day tour of the city's premier sights. Wander the lovely paths and pavilions of the 500-year-old Yu Garden; stroll the riverfront Bund; and view all manners of Chinese arts displayed in the astounding galleries of the new Shanghai Museum. Return to the hotel at day's end to prepare for a thrilling show of the Shanghai Acrobats.

Day 15 - Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai (B/L)
Suzhou is a charming city of canals filled with Ming and Qing gardens, many dating back centuries. Exploring a selection of magnificent garden havens cherished by ancient scholars and visits the Embroidery Research Institute to marvel at the designs. Return to Shanghai via coach.

Day 16 - Shanghai/USA (B)
Relax aboard your return flight home.

 

Guaranteed Departure:
Wednesday

Air & Land

Land Only

Single Supplement

LAX / SFO

NYC / IAD

      2003
Apr 16, 30 $3,340 $3,475 $2,650 $650
May 07, 21 $3,340 $3,475 $2,650 $650
Jun 11,25 $3,360 $3,495 $2,580 $650
Jul 02, 16 $3,360 $3,495 $2,580 $650
Aug 06, 13 $3,360 $3,495 $2,580 $650
Aug 27 $3,490 $3,630 $2,800 $730
Sep 03, 17 $3,490 $3,630 $2,800 $730
Oct 08, 15, 22 $3,490 $3,630 $2,800 $730
Hotel Accomodations
Beijing New Otani Hotel
Urumqi Holiday Inn Hotel
Dunhuang Dunhuang Hotel
Xian Hyatt Hotel
Shanghai Central Hotel  
Above AIRFARES are based economy class for your reference only. Please call us for detail informations
Asia Connect Tours reserves the right to change hotels within the same category.

 

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