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China Orient Express -- 13 Day Tour of the Ancient Silk Road with China Orient Express Beijing Luoyang Xian Lanzhou Jiayuguan Dunhuang Turpan Urumqi from April 26, 2012 to May 8, 2012 - $1599 (China Tour Code: HQCT-J06)

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Day 1 April 26, 2012 Arrival in Beijing
Arriving in Beijing, Beijing, Beijing for short, is one of China's ancient capital of six dynasties, as well as a widely recognised as one of cultural and historical city, is the national political, economic, and cultural centres, cultural atmosphere, and monuments, and size of the rapid development of the city has an international metropolis. Greet your arrival of tour guide upon arrival, adjust the time difference, and stay at the hotel.
Breakfast:X 
Lunch:X     
Dinner:X
Accommodation: Beijing
  
  Tiananmen, Beijing, China Forbidden City, Beijing, China Crown Plaza, Beijing, China Crown Plaza, Beijing, China

Day 2 April 27, 2012 Beijing - Luoyang
After breakfast, leave for a tour by bus Forbidden City, the National Palace Museum is located in the Centre of Beijing, the old saying "forbidden city". In the Ming Dynasty Yongle 18 years (1420) built two generations of palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasty, unparalleled ancient architectural masterpieces, the world's remaining wooden structures of the largest and most complete ancient building groups. Forbidden City hailed as one of the world five-Omiya, science, education, culture and was the United Nations Organization as a "world cultural heritage". Then proceeded to the Emperor Jane silk galleries. Lunch at Beijing Quanjude Roast Duck store, Hepingmen Quanjude authentic taste of old Beijing roast duck。Afternoon 【Hutong tour + Siheyuan home visits "alley" is an old city alley unique to Beijing. In Beijing, the alleys there are thousands of items, they are centering on the Forbidden City, most of the formation in the Chinese history of the Yuan, Ming and Qing three dynasties. 21:30 ride on China went to Luoyang on the Orient Express. Luoyang was built in 12th century century BC, is one of the eight ancient capitals in China is also unique in Chinese history named "gods" of the city, ancient Fu XI, Nu Wa, Huang di, Yao, Shun and Yu and other mythology in here.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                    
Lunch:Hepingmen store Quanjude Roast Duck          
Dinner:Chinese-style dinner
Accommodation:China Orient Express
Hutong, Beijing, China Hutong, Beijing, China Quanjude Roast Duck, Beijing China Silk Market, Beijing, China

Day 3 April 28, 2012 Luoyang - Xian
After breakfast, 09:00 arrived in Luoyang, Luoyang Peony Festival visit【 Luoyang Peony Garden 】Luoyang was one of the main place of Chinese Peony cultivation reproduction, also known as "Peony native land". Soil condition is superior in the temperate climate, very suitable for Peony, peony flowers large, beautiful in color, aroma and rich, long flowering, known as "the geographical position of Luoyang spent most suitable, Peony is particularly odd in the world" in the world. Lunch tasting 【Yong Tai SI vegetarian】, Yong Tai SI vegetarian Museum is located at Millennium ancient temple-Yong Tai SI South College, was dedicated in the Temple of Buddhist monks and nuns dining zhaitang, due to its fine vegetarian food production, the flavor is unique, and accepted by the community, and Songshan region, is the only company specializing in vegetarian restaurant. Afternoon visit to the Shaolin Temple. 【Shaolin Temple】 is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism, and is the birthplace of Chinese martial arts, "Chan Zong Zuting, Kung Fu shrine," said. 22:30 drive to Xian.
Breakfast: Orient Express breakfast                        
Lunch:Yong Tai SI vegetarian                      
Dinner: Chinese-style dinner
Accommodation:China Orient Express
Dance, Luoyang, China Luoyang, China Flower, Luoyang, China Flower, Luoyang, China

Day 4 April 29, 2012 Xian
06:00 arrived in Xian, visit 【Xian City Wall】, the existing city walls built in the Ming dynasty to seven to 11 years (1374-1378), has been more than 600 years of history, is a late medieval city wall is one of the most famous in Chinese history, is the most complete ancient city wall China's existing architecture. 【Statue of a starting point of the Silk Road】, 【Big Wild Goose Pagoda Plaza】, returned to the hotel. Dinner tour unique in today's China "Las Vegas"-international dance theatre restaurant-"Xian Tang-Le Palace". Tasting Palace banquet at the same time enjoy the Tang dynasty music and dance.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel               
Lunch: Chinese-style lunch               
Dinner:Tang Palace Le Palace banquet and dance show
Accommodation: Shaanxi Xian
Xian, China Xian, China Tang Dynasty Show, Xian, China Tang Dynasty Show, Xian, China

Day 5 April 30, 2012 Xian - Lanzhou
After hotel breakfast, visit 【The Terracotta Warriors Museum】. Terracotta warriors and horses is known as "the eighth wonder of the world", "one of the greatest discoveries in the history of 20th century archaeology". In December 1987, UNESCO has the mausoleum (includes terracotta warriors and horses hang) in the "World Heritage". Museum has nearly clay bodyguard, composition step, crossbows, car, riding a four arms, holding weapons in actual combat, physique is different, vivid. Afternoon tour 【Huaqing Hot Spring】, the perennial hot spring water here remains greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, amazing. Huaqing hot spring in the Tang dynasty palace, former imperial concubines for pleasure. Then visited the Xian Mei ceramics Museum. 22:00 drive to Lanzhou.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel               
Lunch: Chinese-style lunch                   
Dinner: Chinese-style dinner
Accommodation:China Orient Express
Xian, China Xian, China Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China Xian, China

Day 6 May 1, 2012 Lanzhou - Jiayuguan
09:00 arrived in Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Han said the "Golden City", known as "city of melons and fruits," said. She is the ancient "Silk Road" town, visit originated in Ming Jiajing years known as the second crane 【Lanzhou water wagon Park】 visiting ancient levigation, chess and entertainment. Lunch you will taste the Lanzhou has "a clear, two white, three red, green, four and five yellow" authentic Lanzhou hand-extended noodles. Afternoon sightseeing built in during the 33 "first of the Yellow River Bridge in the world," reputation 【Zhongshan Iron Bridge】, 【Mother of the Yellow River statue】, then you can enjoy the Sheepskin rafts crossing the Yellow River, "to brag, crossed the Yellow River" ancient charm, dinner you will taste the typical Yellow River carp. 21:30 continues to take the Orient Express at the great wall of China the West starting point-Jiayuguan.
Breakfast: Orient Express breakfast                 
Lunch:Chinese lunch taste of Lanzhou hand-extended noodles       
Dinner:Chinese taste of Yellow River carp
Accommodation:China Orient Express

Raft, Lanzhou, China Lanzhou, China Bridge, Lanzhou, China Chinese Food

Day 7 May 2, 2012 Jiayuguan
09:30 arrived in Jiayuguan, visit the ' impregnable pass under heaven ' Jiayuguan. Jiayuguan is the ancient Silk Road through the pass and things of cultural exchanges along a history of more than 600 years ago, is the great wall tour to the West end of 【Jiayuguan Tower】, it is the great wall to the westernmost extremity of South is covered with snow all praying for northbound Caroline Hill, is rolling on the north side of the mazong mountain, elevation impregnability, architectural grandeur, so call impregnable pass in the world. When you go to the Tower, you will have a less than great wall is not a true man of pride. The afternoon the 【Cantilever Wall】,【The First Pier】 and the Grand Canyon, then visited the luminous wine glass technology.
Breakfast: Orient Express breakfast                 
Lunch: Chinese-style lunch                     
Dinner:Chinese taste of flame leg of lamb
Accommodation: Gansu Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan, China Jiayuguan, China Jiayuguan, China

Day 8 May 3, 2012 Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
After breakfast, take a special train at 10:00 Dunhuang, and Institute of Dunhuang experts and professors as you explain in detail15:00 arrived in Dunhuang, visit the 【Singing Sands Mountain】 across the mountains by the fine grain of sand to accumulate and, when the breeze blows, orchestral music, which got its name. 【Yueya Spring】 when you climb overlooking, sand dunes stand clear ripples, falling from the top Sha Li with the fall, the song going on, people are all nature's magical charm. Specially arranged for VIP 【per person to ride a camel to Crescent Moon Spring horse】, walking in the desert, to experience the ancient ambience. After dinner, going to the famous "bars night market", bars night market, like a picture of a living "folk landscape", known as the Dunhuang "night" and "style of painting".【Sha Chau night market】divided into delicacies, arts and crafts, "three bubbles" Cafe and the five major operating regional Deputy, native products, crafts are a wide range. Artists are exquisite murals, painted sculpture of Mogao grottoes art canvas, silk scarves, gourd, wood, stone-life performance.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                  
Lunch: Orient Express lunch                  
Dinner:Chinese taste snow camel Palm
Accommodation: Gansu Dunhuang 
Dunhuang, China Dunhuang, China Dunhuang, China Jiayuguan, China

Day 9 May 4, 2012 Dunhuang - Turpan
After breakfast visit 【Mogao Grottoes】, known as the 20th century's most valuable cultural discovery, Orient "Louvre", is the world's most ambitious scale, of the best preserved Buddhist art treasures, was named by the United Nations "cultural heritage of humanity". Celebrity evaluation "to see the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, is equivalent to see ancient civilizations around the world. "Mogao long from North to South of 1600 meters, now save the cave up to 492, paintings up to 45,000 square meters, painted sculpture 2,415 statues. Here will keep you amazed, linger on. Then visited the silk carpet technology of Dunhuang. 17:00 take the Orient Express at Turpan.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                                      
Lunch: Chinese-style lunch                   
Dinner: Orient Express dinner
Accommodation:China Orient Express
Grape, Turpan, China Train Dining, China Oriental Express Train Bar, China Oriental Express Train, China Oriental Express

Day 10 May 5, 2012 Turpan
09:00 arrived in Turpan Hou, tour ancient underground water project-【Karez】, it and great wall, and Beijing-hang Grand Canal total called China ancient three large engineering, total length about 5,000 km, enjoyed "China first well" of reputation, it is moisturizing with Turpan this tablets oasis of main lifeline; afternoon tour  <<A Journey to the West>> in the by depicting of 【Burning Mountain】, in Sun shines Xia a xuanfu daizhe red of mountain shaped as fly-of fire dragon, is spectacular, seemed you resort Yu large furnace next to. Then visit the world famous 【Grape Valley】 to arrange home visits. Arrangements with the region welcome ceremony when you stay at the hotel, after dinner, enjoy traditional dance performances (group function).
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                
Lunch:Chinese lunch tasting chicken market            
Dinner: Chinese-style dinner
Accommodation: Xinjiang Turpan
Tianshan, Urumqi, China Tianshan, Urumqi, China Urumqi, China

Day 11 May 6, 2012 Turpan - Urumqi
After breakfast visit has more than 2000 years of history, as early as the Tang dynasty had been established as Supreme military and political institutions of the western regions xidu nursing House 【Ruins of Jiaohe】, today, yesterday's huge and magnificent architecture has become history, immersive, let you having all sorts. Where you can view the snow peak of Tianshan mountain, snowy. Then rides to Urumqi, visit 【Museum of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region】, Museum exhibits the 4,000 or 5,000 years ago until the modern times from the Silk Road to explore and collect more than 1000 pieces of precious cultural relics, the Grand Bazaar. Dinner with the region-flavored meal-roasted whole lamb.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                        
Lunch: Chinese-style lunch             
Dinner:Xinjiang flavor of roasted whole lamb meal
Accommodation: Xinjiang Urumqi
Urumqi, China Urumqi, China Urumqi, China Tianshan, Urumqi, China

Day 12 May 7, 2012 Urumqi
After breakfast, visit the 【Tianshan Tianchi (boat-trip) 】 Tianshan Tianchi mountain lakes-centric, xuefeng reflection, picturesque scenery, known as "THE JADE POOL". It's in the mountain of the Tian Shan Bogda serac, 1980 meters above sea level. Traveling by boat the Tianchi Lake, lakes, and serac tree shadows, heady, spread many myths and legends of the beautiful, natural beauty of the Tianchi covered with a layer of the magic color. It is the most famous tourism scenic spot in Xinjiang. Then visited Xinjiang Hetian jade Museum.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                     
Lunch: Chinese-style lunch             
Dinner: Chinese-style dinner
Accommodation: Xinjiang Urumqi

Day 13 May 8, 2012 Depart Urumqi
After breakfast, free, the guide will take you to the airport, return to sweet home by plane.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel                    
Lunch:X                    
Dinner:X
Accommodation:X

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Your tour includes: the hotels, meals including a daily western breakfast, all domestic flights and ground transportation, private touring with English-speaking guides and drivers, admission tickets, and all transfers.

Your tour does not include: your flights to and from China, tips to the guide and driver, any expenses of a personal nature, and the 4% processing fee charged by the credit card companies if you pay by credit cards.

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