5 Days Fabulous Train Tour to Historic Dunhuang and Xi'an
Tour Code: CTT22
Tour Duration: 5 Days
Destination: Dunhuang, Xi'an
Tour overview: Although only encompassing two destinations, this train tour is packed full of incredible experiences. IN Dunhuang, you will visit rarely visited sites of natural and historic beauty. You will visit ancient Buddhist grottoes, desert oasis, and more. You will travel between Xian and Dunhuang by train, which is a lovely way to travel. You can relax in your comfortable train car while the sites pass by your window. It is a fun and economical way to see China.
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Xi'an||Pick you up from the appointed site of Xi'an and transferred to railway station to take overnight train for Dunhuang. Details...||/|
Upon arriving, be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit Mogao Grottoes , Dunhuang Museum .
Morning visit Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring) . Free at leisure this afternoon.
|Day 4||Dunhuang||This morning, you will be transferred to Dunhuang railway station and take the overnight train for Xi'an. Details...||B|
|Day 5||Xi'an||Arrival in Xi'an, be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an (or Xi'an Airport for your flight to next destination). Details...||B|
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Xi'an / Dunhuang
Transfer via: overnight train – on our arrangement
Pick you up from the appointed site of Xi'an (hotel, airport, railway station), then you will be transferred to Xi'an railway Station and take overnight train No.K591 (10:56am - next day 9:30am) for Dunhuang.
Day 2 Dunhuang (B, L)
Sightseeing: Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Dunhuang Museum
Arrival in Dunhuang, you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to your hotel in Dunhuang.
After lunch, we will drive to Dunhuang Mogao Caves, also known as "Thousand Buddha Grottoes". They are located at the rock side of the Singing Sand Mountain in Dunhuang city of Gansu Province. The 3 or 4 tier grottoes extend 1.6 kilometers. According to historical records, the Mogao Caves were carved in 366 AD. There are 492 grottoes in existence with some 45,000 square meters of murals, and 415 painted clay figures.
Then visit Dunhuang Museum. It is a local museum for housing the cultural relics that were excavated in the Dunhuang area. Now there are over 4000 historical items contained in the museum. The museum is divided into four exhibition halls.
Day 3 Dunhuang (B, L)
Sightseeing: Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan
After breakfast, we will drive to visit Mingsha Shan and Yueya Quan. Located at the northern foot of the Singing Sand Mountains in the southern suburbs of Dunhuang City, the Crescent Moon Spring and Singing Sand Mountains scenic spots are 7 kilometers away from downtown Dunhuang and cover a total area of around 200 square kilometers.
The Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Moon Spring are twin sisters of natural beauty in the wild Gobi Desert. The sand mountain sings because it is divine while the spring is beautiful because it is miracle. Tourists get thrilled and distracted no matter when they have a bird's-eye-view of the beautiful sand dunes from the top of the mountain or wander beside the clear spring. It's no surprise to have the saying that Singing Sand Mountains helps people free from all worries and Crescent Moon Spring purifies people's minds.
You will have a free afternoon and enjoy yourself in Dunhuang on your own.
Day 4 Dunhuang / Xi'an (B)
Transfer via: overnight train - on our arrangement
This morning, you will be transferred to Dunhuang railway station and take the overnight train No.592 (09:34am - next day 09:15) for Xi'an.
Day 5 Arrival in Xi'an
Arrival in Xi'an at 09:25am, you will be met by the local guide and then be transferred to your hotel in Xi'an (or Xi'an Airport for your flight to next destination).
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