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Trace back to the glory of great ancient Silk Road, linking the East and West since the 13th century. Beijingholiday.com takes you to travel the Silk Routes in China from Beijing or Xi'an through Gansu Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Jiayugaun, Ningxia and Qinghai to Xinjiang Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, even into Central Asia, where you will enjoy a land of breathtaking natural scenery, mystical legends and experience rich ethnic traditions & culture.

Highlights of Silk Road:
Travelling along these ancient routes allows the modern traveler to follow in the tracks of the snaking caravans which passed the western end of the Great Wall at Jiayuguan and headed into the sunset along the Silk Road into Central Asia.

Choose your Favorite China Silk Road Tour below
7-Day Silk Road Highlights Tour 10-Day Silk Road Golden Route Tour 12-Day Beijing Xian & Silk Road Classic Tour
10-Day Silk Road Explorer Tour 11-Day Marco Polo's Silk Road Tour 15-Day Beijing & Silk Road In-depth Exploration Tour

Tour code: BJH-SRT-07A

7 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour

Route:Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi- Turpan - Urumqi

Overview: Silk Road Highlights Tour will take you unlock the secrets of the unique area of China’s far flung northwest, which is filled with mystery. Tour Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar and get an impression of Xinjiang.

Price from:$2295/pax

Tour code: BJH-SRT-10A

10 Days China Silk Road Explorer Tour

Route:Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi

Overview: Visit the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century-Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses;explore one of the most popular trade center betwwen ancient China and West;discover essence of Muslim culture and history in Xinjiang.

Price from:$2813/pax

Tour code: BJH-SRT-10B

10 Days Silk Road Golden Route Tour

Route:Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Lanzhou - Xiahe - Xining

Overview: The golden route tour of Silk Road leads you to fly from Beijing to Urumqi, and then travel the highlights of Turpan, Dunhuang, Lanzhou, Xiahe and Xiniang.

Price from:$0/pax

Tour code: BJH-STR-11A

11 Days Marco Polo’s Silk Road Tours

Route:Urumqi - Kashgar - Taxkorgan - Kashgar - Taklamakan Desert - Hotan - Urumqi - Turpan - Urumqi

Overview: Explore bustling bazaars; spend quality time with local Uighur residents; immerse in the awe-inspiring isolation of the Taklamakan Desert; explore Karakul Lake and its surrounding lush alpine forests; dine in a beautiful vineyard; and encounter the sheer magnificence of the Flaming Mountain.

Price from:$3284/pax

Tour code: BJH-SRT-12A

12 Days Beijing Xian & Silk Road Classic Tour

Route:Beijing - Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi

Overview: This is the classic tour to explore Silk Road in China. You will visit the important highlights of China’s historical cities: Beijing and Xian, and explore the famous tourist sites along the Silk Road: Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar.

Price from:$0/pax

Tour code: BJH-SRT-15A

15 Days Beijing & Silk Road In-depth Exploration Tour

Route:Beijing - Urumqi - Korla - Kuqa - Aksu - Kashgar - Hotan - Minfeng - Korla - Hotan - Urumqi

Overview: The Silk Road tour is designed specially for those who want to explore the Silk Road in depth way. You will visit the highlights of Beijing and then explore the important tourist sites in Xinjiang. The challenging section of this tour is to traverse the Taklamagan Desert from Minfeng to Korla.

Price from:$0/pax

China Silk Road Travel Tips & FAQs

1. Are Silk Road Tour Packages private tours?

Yes. When booking our Silk Road tours, you, your friends and your family will enjoy the exclusive use of a car or van with an experienced local driver and a personal local English-speaking tour guide, usually from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

2. Are these tours customizable?

Yes. We offer the service of tailor-making personal tour itinerary. You can either work with your 1-on-1 travel consultant to put together an itinerary that fits your specific needs.

Or you may work with your tour guide while on tour. If it is a small change, they will work it out directly with you. If it is a big change, they may need to call our office to re-coordinate it and re-quote costs.

3. The weather along the Silk Road

In the ancient time, the Silk Road originated from Chang'an ( now Xian ) in the east and ended at the Mediterranean in the west. The section in China traverses several provinces in the diverse geography, covering several cities, including Xian in Shaanxi, Lanzhou and Dunhuang in Gansu, and Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar in Xinjiang and more. So the weather on Silk Road is also diverse: warm and comfortable, dry and windy...

Read more about the weather along the Silk Road.

4. The best time to visit the Silk Road

According to the real experience of our local tour guides, May and October are the best time to travel along the Silk Road, because the summer can be too hot, and the winter is freezing.

5. Transportation on the Silk Road

Nowadays, it is convenient to transfer between the main cities on the Silk Road by air, train or bus. Whereby, by air is the most convenient and comfortable way. There are airports in Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Urumqi and Kashgar. Moreover, the most popular tourist attractions are located along Xian-Lanzhou Railway and Lanzhou-Xinjang Railway. On these two railways, the China's third train speed-up project has been put into effect.

Read more about Silk Road Transportion.

6. Tips for staying safe

China is one of the safest countries to travel, but you should still keep travel wisely and your valuables safe all the time.
1) In your hotels, leave your valuables in the safe box.
2) Be very careful in the crowed, especially in Xinjiang's bazaars, bus and train stations.
3) Keep your money in a money pocket inside your clothing when you are on the road.
4) Check your notes to the keeper's face when you pay for accommodation in a smaller restaurants or shops.

Read more about Silk Road Travel Tips.

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