The Silk Road evokes images of camel caravans
journeying across deserts and mountains
between the exotic cities of the East and
Arabia, Persia and Rome. This journey traces
one of these routes, from the Tang Dynasty
capital of Xian, past the western extremities
of the Great Wall to oasis towns in the Gobi
Desert and finally Kashgar in the far west.
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Overnight flight from
London to Beijing with British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the
Novotel Peace Hotel for 3 nights. (N)
Visit the Forbidden
City, Temple of Heaven, and the hutong
district. (B, L)
Full-day tour to the
Great Wall at Jinshanling Pass. (B, L)
Visit the Imperial
Summer Palace, then fly to Xian located at
the beginning of the Silk Road, and visit the
Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque. (B)
Terracotta Warriors and Shaanxi History
Museum. (B, L)
Fly to Dunhuang,
an oasis town in the Gobi, and stay at the
Dunhuang Hotel. (B)
Full-day visit to Singing
Sand Hill, Crescent Moon Lake and Mogao
caves. Overnight train to Turpan. (B)
Tour Emin Minaret and
ancient Gaochang. Visit Tuyaq valley and
the Flaming mountains. Evening Uygur
performance. (B, D)
Morning tour of the
Jiaohe ruins. Afternoon drive to Urumqi
and stay at Sheraton Urumqi Hotel for 2
nights. (B, L)
Excursion to Heavenly
Lake, then visit a Kazakh family on
Nanshan Pasture. (B, L)
Morning visit to
Tartar Mosque, Southern Mosque and
Xinjiang Museum, then fly to Kashgar. (B, D)
Visit the Sunday bazaar
and Kashgar’s old town. (B)
Hike round Karakul
Lake and meet local Uygur families. (B, L)
Fly to Beijing and
overnight at the Langham Place Hotel. (B)
Fly to London. (B)
Low Season from £5,695
High Season from £6,295
The Dunhuang Hotel is a large modern hotel in the city centre. The rooms are spacious and come equipped with a range of modern conveniences. The restaurant serves Chinese banquets in the evening, occasionally accompanied by performances of the ancient Dunhuang dance and...
The Grand New World Hotel Xian is a 4-star hotel located within the ancient city walls of Xian. It has 476 well-decorated rooms and suites. Dining options include the Coffee Shop which serves international cuisines and Dynasty Restaurant which offers a Cantonese menu. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a tennis...
Huozhou Hotel is a 4-star property located on Shuirun Square in the heart of Turpan. Each of its 145 rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern conveniences. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and restaurant serving Chinese and western...
The Langham Place Beijing is located a short shuttle bus journey away from Beijing Capital International airport. Each of its 372 rooms is spacious, contemporary in design and appointed with modern technology such as wireless internet, in-room DVD players and iPod clock radios. The hotel has a 24-hour gym and a selection of dining options.
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Bus Transfer Service:
Shuttle Bus from Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
Every 15 minutes from 05:40 - 00:40, the shuttle bus parks and picks-up passengers from Gate 5 on the ground floor. The bus stop is on the second road, behind the public shuttle buses.
Walk from Beijing Capital International airport Terminal 3
Less than 10 minutes away by foot, we are the closest hotel to walk to from Terminal 3 so if you are not loaded with much luggage, head down to the ground floor and, once outside, tur...
The 4-star Novotel Peace Hotel is well located in the centre of Beijing, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and next to the Wanfujing shopping and entertainment district. All rooms have a range of modern facilities including satellite television, air conditioning, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a hairdryer. The hotel is well equipped for leisure travellers with three restaurants, a swimming pool and fitness...
The Sheraton Urumqi Hotel is conveniently located on a pedestrianised walkway with easy access to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. The hotel has 398 rooms, many of which offer views of the city and the surrounding mountains. It has a comprehensive portfolio of facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and a number of dining options that serve Chinese, western and Middle Eastern...
Tianyuan International Hotel is centrally located next to People's Square, within walking distance of the People's Park and Kashgar old town. Each of its 168 rooms are comfortably appointed. There is one restaurant, which serves Chinese...
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Beijing is a modern and fashionable city whose cityscape is changing almost daily....
Xian rests in Shaanxi province and is one of the oldest settled parts of China. The city...