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  • Sangke Grassland
  • Bingling Temple Caves

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4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour

Tour Code: CTT23
Tour Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Lanzhou, Xiahe, Xi'an
Tour overview: This train tour is filled with Buddhist grottoes, temples, and more. In Tianshui, you will visit the Maijishan Grottoes and Fuxi Temple. In Lanzhou you will visit the Binglingsi Grottoes and Temple Caves. In Xiahe, you will visit the Labraing Temple and Monastery, and have dinner with a Tibetan family. There is much to see and do on this itinerary and it travels to places rarely visited by tourists, making it all the more fun.

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4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour 4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour 4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour 4 Days China Train Experience Tour to Xi'an, Tianshui, Lanzhou and Xiahe Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Xi'an/Tianshui Pick up from your hotel in Xi'an and transferred to Xi'an Train Station and take train for Tianshui.
Arrival in Tianshui, be met and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes and Fuxi Temple. Details...
L
Day 2 Tianshui/Lanzhou/Xiahe After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train for Lanzhou.
Arrival at Lanzhou, be met and transferred to your hotel. Then visit the Binglingsi Grottoes. Continue to drive from Bingling Temple Caves to Xiahe. Details...
B, L, D
Day 3 Xiahe/Lanzhou Visit Labrang Temple/Labrang Monastery , Sangke Grassland and a Tibetan Family. Then drive back to Lanzhou and take overnight train for Xi'an. Details... B, L, D
Day 4 Xi'an Arrival in Xi'an Railway Station, be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an, or directly to Xi'an airport for your flight to next destination. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotel Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xian Ibis Xian
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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 - Tianshui (L)

Xi'an - Tianshui (L)

Transfer via: Train T75 (7:17am-10:35am)-on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
Maijishan Grottoes, Fuxi Temple

Pick up from your hotel in Xi'an and transferred to Xi'an Train Station and take train T75 (7:17am - 10:35am) for Tianshui.

Arrival in Tianshui at 10:35 am, you will be met at Tianshui railway station and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes. The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Maijishan in Tianshui. This example of rock cut architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE). The mountain, which is shaped like a haystack, gets its name from the Chinese for haystack, Although many earthquakes and conflagration, it still remains 194 caves, 7200 sculpture, 1000 square M fresco which are excavated on the cliff about 30-80m high form the ground, more than 70 percent caves were excavated in the North dynasty.

Then visit Fuxi Temple. The temple was initially built in the year 1483 to commemorate Fuxi, who was the earliest ancestors of ancient China. In particular, he first used Ba-gua in divination, a great contribution to human civilization.

Day 2 Tianshui / Lanzhou / Xiahe (B, L, D)

Tianshui / Lanzhou / Xiahe (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Train T112/T113 (8:44am - 12:22)
Sightseeing:
Binglingsi Grottoes

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train T112/T113 (8:44am - 12:22) for Lanzhou.

Arrival at Lanzhou at 12:22, be met and transferred to your hotel in Lanzhou. After lunch, we will drive 75km southwest of Lanzhou to visit the Binglingsi Grottoes. Located on the north bank of the Yellow River, Binglingsi Grottoes is one of the six famous Buddhist Caves started by some Buddhist monks from as early as the year of 265-316. After many years' work, there are 183 caves with 694 stone statues, 82 earth statues and 900 square meters murals existing.

Then continue to drive from Bingling temple to Xiahe which takes about five hours. Xiahe is densely populated by Tibetan people.

Day 3 Xiahe / Lanzhou / Xi'an (B, L, D)

Xiahe / Lanzhou / Xi'an (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Overnight Train K120 (21:59 - next morning 7:02)
Sightseeing:
Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

After breakfast, visit Labrang Monastery. As one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect, Labrang Monastery is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside Tibet itself. It is famous for thousands of statues of Buddha made of gold, silver, copper, and aluminum. Seven large-scale summon ceremonies are held a year here.

After lunch, we will continue move to visit Sangke Grassland and a Tibetan Family. Sangke Grassland is bordered by the Daxia River and famous for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Lush green grass and colorful flowers form a natural carpet covering this expansive area. Groups of sheep and yaks plus white tents form a beautiful picture.

Then drive 280km back to Lanzhou and take overnight train K120 (21:59 - next morning 7:02) for Xi'an.

Day 4 Arrival in Xi'an

Arrival in Xi'an railway station at 7:02am, then you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an, or directly to Xi'an airport for your flight to next destination.

Comment on our service from Wolfgang Ernst Kasper, Australia
I want to to thank you again for your good services. Everything worked out as expected ––or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable.

Dear Sandy,

now that we have returned home after a marvellous trip through China, I want to to thank you again for your good services.

Everything worked out as expected –– or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable. In particular, the guide at Huangshan – I called her ciao Xue (Little Snow) – was attentive and intelligent, great company!


After the hike up and down on Huangshan, we felt great: we can still do that at our age in the high seventies!


Hakka Country


Finally, it was a pleasant surprise to get your call. That was unexpected, but much appreciated.

Keep selling China to the world!

Best wishes

Wolfgang


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Comment on our service from Sue O'Malley, Australia

I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


Dear Sandy,


Thank you so much for your help today.  We were very efficiently taken to the correct hotel.


I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


I cannot praise our guide Jason enough. He was so knowledgeable, kind and fun. He was still helping today when Lisa left money in the safe at the other hotel. It has been a fantastic trip.


Thank you so much,  


Sue O'Malley


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Comment on our service from Reinhard Bührer, Switzerland

Good experience from the past years. I think we booked already more than eight times through you.

Hi Sandy,


Please find my comments and Feedback to our Beijing tour as follows:


1. What do you think of our guide service?

Holly was a lovely tour guide. Always very punctual.


2. What do you think of our driver service?

Good driver. We felt quite safe.


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

The day on the way to Great Wall (Mutanyu) we went to a nice restaurant which was built like a garden house. Here we got good food and good service.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?

Good experience from the past years. I think we booked already more than eight times through you.


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

We visited the Great Wall in the afternoon. That was a good choice as there were not many people anymore and we were almost alone on the Great Wall, with fantastic weather it felt great.


Kind regards,

Reinhard


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Comment on our service from Helen, Graham Knott, UK

The trip that you arranged for us was amazing from start to finish, thank you for your patience with arranging everything we asked for.

           

Dear Sandy


Thank you for your email and the photos from our trip.


I must apologise for not emailing you before now, but we have been busy and time just flies by.


     


The trip that you arranged for us was amazing from start to finish, thank you for your patience with arranging everything we asked for, we were tired out at the end but wanted to see as much as our time allowed.  Each place was different but we enjoyed everything. The organisation of everything was excellent, the guides were always on time, the drivers friendly and their cars clean with plenty of bottled water. The hotels were in great locations and the rooms were comfortable, the breakfasts could have been better especially at the King Parkview in Beijing (but having said that we did not go hungry). The lunches were great too, we enjoyed tasting all the different dishes.


       


It was really nice to be able to meet you in Guilin, it was a lovely meal (sorry we couldn’t eat more) and we hope that you enjoyed the shortbread biscuits. The Chinese knot you gave us is hanging in our car for good luck  If you would like to use any of the photographs from our trip on your website please feel free do so.


I will also leave a review on Tripadvisor.


We would have no hesitation to recommend you and your company to our friends thinking of visiting China, but most are not as independent at travelling as we are 


Please pass on our best regards to Kai, Samantha and Hannah


Sending our best wishes to you from a sunny UK


Best regards


Helen and Graham Knott


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Comment on our service from Fabiana Gesuato, Italy
Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you.

Jiayuguan Fort

The tour you organized for us went very well, excellent timing and communication, even the restaurant where we stopped for lunch was very good. I want to give a special compliment to the guide Jenny, who was very well prepared, a vast vocabulary, very helpful (she also solved some small problems in our organization), nice and pleasant company. She also helped us book a show and get to the theater in Dunhuang.

Even the transport in the car was very pleasant, spacious car and comfortable driving, another compliment also to the driver.
  Jiayuguan and Dunhuang tour  On the way to Dunhuang

I'm sending you some photos we've done: at the Fort, at the Great Wall and on our way to Dunhuang.

The last but not least compliment is for you, for the patience, the availability, the kindness shown and the promptness in giving the answers.
   Overhanging Great Wall in Jiayuguan  Overhanging Great Wall in Jiayuguan

Definitely a positive feedback for your agency, if I return to China I will definitely contact you and I will recommend your name to those who ask me for info.


Thanks again,
Fabiana

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Comment on our service from Olga, Russia
We really enjoyed our trip. We want to say thank to the tour guide Benny.

Xinjiang tour
Hello from Russia, we really enjoyed our trip.

We want to say thank to Benny. In the attachment comments that he asked to fill, and we have filled them just now.

Best regards,
Olga
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