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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 Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Dear Molly,

Hope you have been well.

We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours.

Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well.

We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Regards,

Mrs Wee

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Comment on our service from Brod, Australia
Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020.

China Silk Road Tour


Hi Sandy,

Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office & family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning.

The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda & Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed.

Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo & I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you.

Best regards,

Brod


 

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Comment on our service from Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
You put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.  

We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip.

Best,

Jayne


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Comment on our service from Arnold Demeyere, Belgium

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

Dear friends of visitourchina,


We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.

For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. And they “give” us Molly Mo as contact person. It was a winning number from the lottery !

Molly took care of us like “a real mother” ! No question I’ve asked her, she answered them immediately with her advice and experience. Always in a very friendly and positive way, adding a human sense so we were even more longing to visit Nanning and it’s people. Molly organised our guide in Nanning, Wendy, who was TOP for us. Wendy took care of us, from early morning till evening with a very professional view on guiding adding a good human sense to her work. We were so good prepared we had one day on our own and we could fill in without problems.

It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

So, we came back from Nanning after a too short stay with very positive feelings, hoping once more to visit China again.

We’re very grateful to Molly in the first place. She is the ideal person to represent Visitourchina. She take care of my many, many questions with a great heart, she had many patience with us and she never disappointed us, her answers give us the extra love for China and it’s people. Visitourchina must be happy with her.

It's a pity we couldn’t see her to transform our personal gratitude to her. Many, many, many thanks !


I hope this is not my least mail to you, I would miss our contacts,


Arnold en Rattana Demeyere




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Comment on our service from Brandon Michael Driggs,USA

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Hi Molly,

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.

We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Best wishes,

Brandon


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Comment on our service from Serene Zhou,Philippines

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter. The trip was fun and informative.

Hi Stella,

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter (Hope i didn't get his name wrong) .

The trip was fun and informative. Peter is extremely caring and helpful to all the guests who participated in this group trip to Mutianyu great wall & Ming Tombs tour. He made sure nobody was left out of left behind. He is very polite and attentive to our needs.

Peter also made sure we are safe, he was concerned about the distance if the guests could find their hotel or find their way back to their hotel. I must thank Peter for insisting to drop us near our hotel where we CAN see our hotel building at least.

I hope you can let Peter know that he's an awesome guide and the Americans and the rest of us had so much fun.

Best Regards,

Serene Zhou & Ernest


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