Crescent Lake has been a famous attraction for more than 1200 years
9 Days Silk Road Tour with Best of China Golden Triangle Cities

Highlights: Beijing Forbidden City, Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan, Shanghai the Bund, Yu Garden

Our 9 Days Silk Road Tour with Best of China Golden Triangle Cities gives you a great chance to a memorable adventure to trace back on the history and appreciate the surviving art treasures on the ancient Silk Road, also a unique experience of exploring both modern and ancient faces of China. There are up to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many national parks to visit in this tour.

from $1829
Zhangye Danxia Geopark - the Rainbow Mountains
10 Days Legendary Silk Road Tour from Shanghai

Highlights: Shanghai the Bund, Shanghai Museum, Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan Pass, Yulin Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes, Mingshashan

As the fast growing of the networks of both flights and high speed railways, you can now easily travel from Shanghai to the highlighting part of the Silk Road - Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang (can extend to Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar). The most recommended itinerary is: Shanghai – Xian – Zhangye – Jiayuguan – Dunhuang in which you can explore the history, culture and food of the ancient Silk Road, also marvel at tremendous landscapes of desert, Gobi, rainbow mountain, Yardang landform which you can only see in the wild northwestern China.

from $1705

Everything You Need to Know Before Shanghai Dunhuang Tour

The following articles give you useful suggestions and tips about how to plan a Shanghai Dunhuang trip, how to decide your travel length, the best way to transfer and top things to see and do in both Shanghai and Dunhuang.

Other Popular Silk Road Tours You May Be Interested in

There are many other beautiful destinations to explore on the Silk Road besides the Xian and Dunhuang. If time allows, you are suggested to plan more days to create a longer Silk Road adventure which also covers more destinations, such as Zhangye, Jiagyuguan, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Below are some recommended Silk Road tours including Xian and Dunhuang. China Discovery is specialized in tailor-made China tour packages. We can also customize China tours for you.

Mrs. Garlen Chan’s group from Canada - Jiayuguan
6 Days Hexi Corridor Discovery Tour(Zhangye/Jiayuguan/Dunhuang)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

The Hexi Corridor (the corridor at the west of Yellow River) is the essence of ancient China Silk Road, a glorious path full of stories and natural wonders. This 6 Days Zhangye Jiayuguan Dunhuang Discovery Tour takes you to explore this glorious wonder land from Lanzhou to artistic capital Dunhuang, via incredible “rainbow mountains” in Zhangye and historical Jiayuguan. It is the most classic trip of the region with diverse experiences, enjoyable pace and budget price!

from $892
Glamorous Mingshashan (Echoing Sand Mountains)
8 Days Beijing Xian Dunhuang Epic Silk Road Culture Tour

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang

Xian and Dunhuang are two places that you must visit for priority if you want to trace back on the glorious Silk Road. That’s why we created this tour for you in which you can visit the symbolic Silk Road sites, such as Mogao Caves, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Jade Gate Pass, etc. You will travel from Beijing to Xian and Dunhuang to enjoy the convenient and fast transfers of bullet train and flight.

from $1314
Abakh Khoja Tomb
10 Days Classic Silk Road Tour (Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Kashgar)

Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi / Kashgar

This is the most classic China Silk Road tour. You will start your Silk Road tour from Xian which was known as Chang'an, the ancient capital city of China as well as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, then take a flight to Dunhuang, the most legendary part of Silk Road where you can see amazing mural arts, impressive Buddhist statues, well-decorated caves and unique frontier landscape. Lastly, take a high speed train from Dunhuang to Xinjiang where you will explore the exotic customs and beautiful landscape in the Golden Triangle Cities -Urumqi, Kashgar and Turpan.

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A Bullet Train Running on the High Speed Rail in Xinjiang
15 Days Classic Ancient China Silk Road Tour with Bullet Train Experience

Kashgar / Tupran / Dunhuang / Jiayuguan / Zhangye / Xian / Beijing

Explore the Silk Road on the gigantic regions of northwester China, an almost dizzying agglomeration of deserts, grasslands, raging rivers and colossal mountains, connecting Xian, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Unlike the ancient travelers who walked and rode camels to traversing the Silk Road, you from the modern civilization will explore the legendary route in a stylish and relaxing way - mainly taking high speed bullet trains, and also using flights and vehicle, to make your trip more enjoyable.

from $2805
Mogao Caves
12 Days Silk Road Tour from Beijing

Beijing / Xian / Dunhuang / Turpan / Urumqi

This 12-day Silk Road tour is designed to show you all the highlights of China Silk Road. Your trip begins in Beijing – the ancient and present capital of China, and extends to Kashgar – the westernmost city of China via Xian – the most eye-catching old capital, Dunhuang – the essence of the whole Silk Road and Turpan – an oasis in the desert. There are a myriad of incredible opportunities to get yourself awe-inspired by visiting the different kinds of attractions, such as old palaces, fabulous manmade wonders, historic temples, Buddhist carvings, traditional living blocks, busy bazaars, barren deserts, informative museums, etc.

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Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once inquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

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