16 Day Silk Road Expedition

Ritz Tours

 

Departure Date

 

Fare

 

 

Single Supplement

 

Adult

Child

5/19

$2499.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

6/16

$2499.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

7/7, 28

$2499.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

8/18

$2499.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

9/8, 22

$2499.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

10/6

$2499.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

· For passengers departing from cities other than Los Angeles or San Francisco, please add the appropriate

   USA domestic add-on fare:

-  Eastern Standard Time Zone                          $250.00

- Central Standard Time Zone                            $200.00

-  Mountain Standard Time Zone                      $150.00

- Pacific Standard Time Zone                             $100.00

·All prices and hotel accommodations are subject to change without notice

 

Day 1 USA to Beijing

Depart from USA on an overnight flight to Beijing.

 

Day 2 Beijing

Once you arrive in Beijing you will be escorted to your hotel so you can rest.

 

Day 3 Beijing

In Beijing, you will take a city tour and see attractions such as the Yuanming Garden and the Yongho Palace.  For dinner in the evening, the famous Peking Roast Duck will be served.

 

Day 4 Beijing to Urumqi

The Beijing city tour will continue with a visit to the amazing Beihai Park and the Confucius Temple.  In the afternoon, you will fly to the city of Urumuqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

 

Day 5 Urumqi

In the morning, you will take a cruise on Heavenly Lake.  Then, you will visit the city museum, the Redhill Park, and the Bazaar in the aftenoon.  A roast lamb dinner will be served in the evening.

 

Day 6 Urumqi to Turpan

From Urumqi, you will take a motorcoach to the city of Turpan.  Upon arrival, you will visit the Gaochang Old City, the Astana Ancient Tombs, and the Flaming Mountains.  In the evening, you can enjoy a minority dance show.

 

Day 7 Turpan

Turpan is a location well-known for its grapes and honeydew melons, but at the same time, very rich in historical links to the Silk Road.  The day’s excursion will take you to the Grape Valley and Jiaoho Old Cities.

 

Day 8 Turpan to Urumqi to Dunhuang

From Turpan, you will take a motorcoach to Urumqi.  Upon arrival, you will board a flight for Dunhuang, one of China’s most historic cities.  Dunhuang served as a rest stop for traders and as the gateway through which Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity entered China.  The tour of the city will include visits to the Singing Hill, the Moon Lake, the Municipal Museum, and the movie studio.  In the evening, enjoy a nice dinner show.

 

Day 9 Dunhuang

In Dunhuang, there will be a full day excursion to the Mogao Grottoes, known as “The World Art Treasure House.”  The cave is the largest, most well preserved treasure house of arts in the world and is listed as one of the World Cultural Heritages.

 

Day 10 Dunhuang to Jiayuguang to Lanzhou

From Dunhuang, there will be a morning visit to Jiayuguang, the western terminus of the Great Wall, built more than 600 years ago.  In the afternoon, you will take a flight bound for Lanzhou. (If air service is not available, an overnight train will be used.)

 

Day 11 Lanzhou

There will be a full day boat excursion to Liu Jia Xia Dam, Bin Ling Temple and Lanzhou Museum.

 

Day 12 Lanzhou to Xian

There will be a morning tour that will take you to the White Pagoda Mountain and the Five Spring Mountain Park.  After lunch, you will fly to Xian.  Upon arrival, you will visit the Ancient Wall, the Bell Tower and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

 

Day 13 Xian

Today, you will visit the famous Terra-Cotta Warriors of Qinshihuang, Hua Qing Hot Springs, and the Banpo Museum.  In the evening, enjoy a delicious Imperial Dumpling Dinner and a stage show of the Tang Dynasty.

 

Day 14 Xian to Shanghai

After breakfast in Xian, you will fly to Shanghai.  Once you arrive, you will go on a city tour that will take you to the Yu Garden and the Jade Buddha Temple.  After dinner, you will be entertained by an exciting acrobatics show.

 

Day 15 Shanghai

In Shanghai, you will get a tour of the Bund and Nanjing Road.  The afternoon will be leisure time for you to rest and explore the city on your own. 

 

Day 16 Shanghai to USA

Today, you will depart from Shanghai on an overnight flight to USA.