Crescent Lake has been a famous attraction for more than 1200 years
9 Days Silk Road Tour with Best of China Golden Triangle Cities

Highlights: Beijing Forbidden City, Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan, Shanghai the Bund, Yu Garden

Our 9 Days Silk Road Tour with Best of China Golden Triangle Cities gives you a great chance to a memorable adventure to trace back on the history and appreciate the surviving art treasures on the ancient Silk Road, also a unique experience of exploring both modern and ancient faces of China. There are up to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many national parks to visit in this tour.

from $1829
Zhangye Danxia Geopark - the Rainbow Mountains
10 Days Legendary Silk Road Tour from Shanghai

Highlights: Shanghai the Bund, Shanghai Museum, Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan Pass, Yulin Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan

As the fast growing of the networks of both flights and high speed railways, you can now easily travel from Shanghai to the highlighting part of the Silk Road - Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang (can extend to Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar). The most recommended itinerary is: Shanghai – Xian – Zhangye – Jiayuguan – Dunhuang in which you can explore the history, culture and food of the ancient Silk Road, also marvel at tremendous landscapes of desert, Gobi, rainbow mountain, Yardang landform which you can only see in the wild northwestern China.

from $1705

Everything You Need to Know Before Shanghai Dunhuang Tour

The following articles give you useful suggestions and tips about how to plan a Shanghai Dunhuang trip, how to decide your travel length, the best way to transfer and top things to see and do in both Shanghai and Dunhuang.

Other Popular Silk Road Tours You May Be Interested in

There are many other beautiful destinations to explore on the Silk Road besides the Xian and Dunhuang. If time allows, you are suggested to plan more days to create a longer Silk Road adventure which also covers more destinations, such as Zhangye, Jiagyuguan, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Below are some recommended Silk Road tours including Xian and Dunhuang. China Discovery is specialized in tailor-made China tour packages. We can also customize China tours for you.

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Zhangye Danxia Landform Photography
6 Days Hexi Corridor Discovery Tour(Zhangye/Jiayuguan/Dunhuang)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

Around 1,600 years ago, the Buddhism was brought to China through the Hexi Corridor and expanded there. The armies of ancient China fought against the invasions from nomadic kingdoms in sumless battles at the Hexi Corridor. Merchants from Europe and Middle Asia entered the Hexi Corridor and got to Chang'an(Xian of today) for business. This tour takes you to explore this glorious wonder land - Hexi Corridor. The Best highlights are Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan Fort, Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountains.

from $892
Glamorous Mingshashan (Echoing Sand Mountains)
8 Days Beijing Xian Dunhuang Epic Silk Road Culture Tour

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang

Xian and Dunhuang are two places that you must visit for priority if you want to trace back on the glorious Silk Road. That’s why we created this tour for you in which you can visit the symbolic Silk Road sites, such as Mogao Caves, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Jade Gate Pass, etc. You will travel from Beijing to Xian and Dunhuang to enjoy the convenient and fast transfers of bullet train and flight.

from $1314
Abakh Khoja Tomb
10 Days Classic Silk Road Tour (Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Kashgar)

Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

This is an in-depth Silk Road highlights tour. You will start your Silk Road tour from Xian which was known as Chang'an, the ancient capital city of China as well as the starting point of ancient Silk Road, then take a flight to Dunhuang, the most legendary part of Silk Road where you can see amazing mural arts, impressive Buddhist statues, well-decorated caves and unique frontier landscape. Lastly, take a high speed train from Dunhuang to Xinjiang where you will explore the exotic custom and beautiful landscape in the Golden Triangle Cities -Urumqi, Kashgar and Turpan.

from $2030
A Bullet Train Running on the High Speed Rail in Xinjiang
15 Days Classic Ancient China Silk Road Tour with Bullet Train Experience

Kashgar - Tupran - Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Zhangye - Xian - Beijing

Explore the Silk Road on the gigantic regions of northwester China, an almost dizzying agglomeration of desert, grassland, raging river and colossal mountains, connecting Xian, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Unlike the ancient travelers who walked and rode camels to traversing the Silk Road, you from the modern civilization will explore the legendary route in a stylish and relaxing way - mainly taking high speed bullet trains, and also using flights and vehicle, to make your trip more enjoyable.

from $2805
Mogao Caves
12 Days Silk Road Tour from Beijing

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi

This is the most classic ancient silk road tour itinerary which starts from the capital city of China. During this tour, you will visit Beijing, Xian, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan and Dunhuang. Follow the ancient steps of Silk Road. During this tour, you will trace back to the Silk Road of thousands years ago, be amazed by the Muslim Culture in Xijiang and visit two most important China ancient capital cities - Xian and Beijing.

from $1931

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once enquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

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