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  • Mogao Grottoes
  • Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring)
  • Dunhuang Museum

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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.

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5 Days Fabulous Train Tour to Historic Dunhuang and Xi'an 5 Days Fabulous Train Tour to Historic Dunhuang and Xi'an 5 Days Fabulous Train Tour to Historic Dunhuang and Xi'an 5 Days Fabulous Train Tour to Historic Dunhuang and Xi'an

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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... /
Day 2 Dunhuang Upon arriving, be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit Mogao Grottoes , Dunhuang Museum . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel Dunhuang International Hotel Dunhuang Hotel
B, L
Day 3 Dunhuang Morning visit Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring) . Free at leisure this afternoon. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel Dunhuang International Hotel Dunhuang Hotel
B, L
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
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. 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 Exclude

A. 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)

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)

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).

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
Yinchuan tour
Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
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Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
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Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


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Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

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Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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