Urumqi Holidays

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Day 1: Urumqi

Welcome to Urumqi, in Xianjiang, a massive province which shares borders with eight countries! A number airlines service Urumqi and our tour starts at this point. Arrival transfer from airport to hotel.

Day 2: Urumqi - Kashgar

Capital of Xinjiang, a largely desert and grassland province fringed by some of the highest mountains in the world, Urumqi sits amidst beautiful scenery, with the snow-clad Tian Shan range to the city’s east. We enjoy an excursion to Tian Chi (Heaven Lake), located at an altitude of 2,000m among the Tian Shan Mountains. Later, fly west to Kashgar.

City mosque

Day 3: Kashgar

Kashgar’s importance grew from its location as an oasis at the point where the northern and southern routes of the ancient Silk Road converged. See the Id Kah Mosque, Aba Khoja Mausoleum, where the local cemetery filled with distinctive mud and brick tombs is still used by the local Uighur peoples and the colourful Old Town.

Street life

Day 4: Kashgar - Urumqi

A visit is made to Kashgar’s local market with free time to explore. Later, a flight to Urumqi. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore Urumqi.

In the grounds of Eitgar Mosque

Day 5: Urumqi - Beijing

Morning flight to Beijing. Arrival transfer to your hotel followed by guided tour of the Massive Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Evening at leisure.

Great Wall

Day 6: Beijing - Xi'an

Today, travel beyond Beijing to Badaling, where you can walk (almost climb on some sections) on the Great Wall. Return to Beijing and visit the Summer Palace with its UNESCO-listed imperial gardens, located on Kunming Lake. Tonight catch an overnight sleeper train to Xi'an.

Day 7: Xi'an - Shanghai

Arrive Xi’an at 8 am, we will meet you and transfer you to a hotel to freshen up. Todays highlights will be a visit to the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site, Muslim Quarter of the city and cycle along the city wall. Tonight you travel by sleeper train to Shanghai.

Day 8: Shanghai

Upon arrival we transfer to your hotel. After, enjoy a tour of the Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Old City area, Oriental Pearl TV tower and Shanghai Museum. Tonight a visit to the Bund and a cruise on the Huangpu River to see the city lights.

Day 9: Shanghai

Morning guide will meet you to transfer you to the station where you catch the new Magnetic Levavtation train which journeys at high speed to the airport.

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last updated - 30 Jan 2015 11:14 PM