16 Days Silk Route Adventure & Modern China Tour

The 16 days adventure makes a perfect combination of modern culture and ancient civilization in china which makes you feel the great changes.

  • Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance,Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyangling Museum,Yumen Guan Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Mogao Grottoes, the Crescent Lake, Gaochang Ancient City, the Astana Tombs, the Flaming Mountain, Karez Well, the Emin Minaret, Heavenly Lake, Idigar Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Erdaoqiao Bazaar, the Yuyuan Garden,Shanghai Muse
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets +Lunch+ Hotel with breakfast+ Domestic train & flight mentioned
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16 Days Silk Route Adventure & Modern China Tour
Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Our guide will pick you up when you arrive at Beijing airport. You will find the guide is waiting for you at the exit after you reclaim your luggage. When you meet, the guide and driver will drive you back to the hotel and help you to check in. the rest of the day,take your time to relax yourself after a long flight.

Accommodation: Beijing

Tiananmen Square

Day 2 Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven (Breakfast+Lunch)

At 08:30 of this morning, you will meet the guide in the lobby to start your journey. The first full day tour covers three scenic spots. The first stop will be the Tiananmen Square. After finish the Tiananmen Square, we will go to the Forbidden City. It will take about one hour to have our lunch, after the lunch, will get to the last stop: the Temple of Heaven. The most famous food in Beijing—- Beijing Roast Duck will be served as a welcome dinner at the Qianmen Quan Ju De restaurant.

Accommodation: Beijing

Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing

Attractions: Great Wall,Sacred Way, Ming Tomb(Breakfast+Lunch)

Today we will do lots of walks just for the Great Wall. You will be driven to climb the most splendid Badaling section of the Great Wall. After lunch, we will continue trip to the Ming Tombs. By passing the Sacred Way—-Walk along the Sacred Way, this means the road leading to heaven.

Accommodation: Beijing

Badaling Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing-Xian

Attractions: Ancient City Wall (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning you will have some free time to walk around the city. When you finish your lunch, the guide and driver will drive you to the airport and take the afternoon flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, you will be driven to the hotel to check in. after a short rest, Xi’an guide will show you to visit the Ancient City Wall. We will show you to visit the east gate of city wall by the way to go to the fengshui museum.

Accommodation: Xi’an

City Wall

Day 5 Xian

Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Tang Dynasty Music and Dance (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)

At 08:30 of this morning, you will meet the guide in the lobby to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It will take about one hour to get there. After finish the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum we will find a local restaurant try some local food. After lunch, we will drive back to city to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will be driven to the Theater enjoying dumpling dinner and the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show— a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

Accommodation: Xian

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Day 6 Xian – Dunhuang

Attractions: Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyangling Museum (Breakfast+Lunch)

Your tour guide will pick you up from you hotel to the Shaanxi History Museum first; you will visit the Hanyangling Museum, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi on the way to the airport. Have the lunch before you leave this city. Then, take the afternoon flight to Dunhuang.

Accommodation: Dunhuang

Shaanxi History Museum

Day 7 Dunhuang

Attractions: Yumen Guan Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty(Breakfast+Lunch)

After breakfast, you will meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel drive to Visit the Yumen Guan Pass and the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty (about 2000 years ago).

Accommodation: Dunhuang

Yumen Guan Pass

Day 8 Dunhuang-Turpan

Attractions: Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Lake (Breakfast+Lunch)

Today your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30 to visit the Mogao Caves – the world’s richest treasure – trove of Buddhist manuscripts, wall paintings and statuary. We will serve you local lunch. During afternoon, continue our trip to the Crescent Lake. We will send you to the train station catch the overnight train to Turpan.

Accommodation: Overnight train

Mogao Grottoes

Day 9 Turpan

Attractions: Gaochang Ancient City, Astana Tombs, Flaming Mountain (Lunch)

Our guide will greet you at the train station and drive you back to the hotel to check in first. You will have a short rest. Then, start your journey. The first full day tour covers three scenic spots. We will visit the Gaochang Ancient City first, on the way when we go to the Astana Tombs, we will serve you the local dishes. The last stop is the Flaming Mountain. Spend a night in Turpan.

Accommodation: Turpan

Gaochang Ancient City

Day 10 Turpan-Urumqi

Attractions: Karez Well, Emin Minaret (Breakfast+Lunch)

Today your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30 to visit the Karez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Another scenic spot is the Emin Minaret, a typical Uygur architecture. We will drive you back to Urumqi after finish the Grape Valley.

Accommodation: Urumqi

Karez Well

Day 11 Urumqi

Attractions: Heavenly Lake (Breakfast+Lunch)

In the morning, you will enjoy the view of the Heavenly Lake by cruise, which is surrounded by alpine meadows and rugged snow-capped mountains densely covered in fir, pine and cypress. After lunch, we will drive you to the Southern Pasture.

Accommodation: Urumqi

Heavenly Lake

Day 12 Urumqi-Kashgar

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport, take the flight to Kashgar. Your English speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel. You will have the free activities during the afternoon.

Accommodation: Kashgar

Day 13 Kashgar-Urumqi

Attractions:  Idigar Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb(Breakfast+Lunch)

After breakfast, your English tour guide will wait for you in the lobby of the hotel and drive you to the Idigar Mosque first. Later, we will transfer you to visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb. On the way to the last stop, we will serve you some local food. The last place is the old city. Then, you may take the evening flight back to Urumqi.

Accommodation: Urumqi

Abakh Khoja Tomb

Day 14 Urumqi – Shanghai

Attractions: Erdaoqiao Bazaar, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund (Breakfast+Lunch)

After breakfast, the whole morning you will have a free time to Visit the Erdaoqiao Bazaar. You will have your lunch in Urumqi; take the afternoon flight to Shanghai. When you meet your guide and driver, they will take you to visit the Yuyuan Garden first. The second place is The Bund, Take free walk around The Bund and enjoys the view of Huangpu River.

Accommodation: Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden

Day 15 Shanghai

Attractions:  Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower(Breakfast+Lunch)

We will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast to take you to the Shanghai Museum. After the museum, we will drive you to a local restaurant to try some shanghai cuisine. After your lunch, you will go to visit the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower. You can have a bird view of pudong area. We will take you back to your hotel after we finish all places.

Accommodation: Shanghai

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV

Day 16 Shanghai Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you may have all your belongings and luggage packed, check out of the hotel by yourself. Our guide and driver will drive you to the airport and help you to get the boarding pass. 

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Price includes

  • Internal flights and/or train charge
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Typical meals as noted in itinerary
  • All private transfer between airports, hotels and scenic spots
  • Air-condition car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel charge(based on two people sharing one twin bed room)
  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
  • One bottle of mineral water per day

Price excludes

  • All personal consumption
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • China Entry Visa Expense
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • International Airfare or train tickets Arrival and Departure from China

Booking Method

  • Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours.
  • Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking.
  • Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.

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Our Tour Guide

The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.

Our Driver and Vehicle

The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.


Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!

Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.

For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.

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