**Premium Luxury Ancient China Tour
**English Speaking Tour Guide
**Family Friendly
**Explore Ancient Magnificent Heritages of the Chinese Silk Road
**Foreign Visitor Only (Non-Chinese Passport Holders)
**Best Choice For Your Second Time Visiting China
Departure Date: Sep 07, 2018 China Time
Day1 Arrival in Xi'an
Destination: Xi'an
Activities: Pick-up, Hotel Check-in
Meals: N/A
Transportation: Car/Van
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel or same class (5 stars)
Arrival in Xi'an, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Xi'an is a city with over 3000 years history and it is also the starting point of the ancient Silk Road.
We offer our guests first-class customer service, a romantic exploration of the Chinese most remarkable sites and a constantly changing room with a view. You can expect welcoming cabins, fine dining and elegant surrounding no matter which remote corner of the China you choose to explore.

Day2 Meet the eight wonders of the world: Terracotta Warriors
Destination: Xi'an
Activities: Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Huaqing Hot Spring
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner(Tang Dynasty Dinner Show)
Transportation: Car/Van
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel or same class (5 stars)

Have breakfast in the hotel, then we drive to the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the eight wonders of the world. Be excited to observe China's first emperor - Emperor Qin's great army of 8000 life-sized terracotta soldiers and horses in three burial pits. Afterwards, we continue to Huaqing Hot Spring in Mt Lishan. In ancient time, emperors used to come here to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty. It has become a favorite spa since the Tang Dynasty.

Day3 Feel the beauty of ancient capital of China
Destination: Xi'an-Tianshui
Activities:Famen Temple,Ancient City Wall of Xi'an,Statue of Star Point of Silk Road,Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square,Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Car/Van
Accommodation: China Orient Express
Have breakfast in hotel,we visit to the Ancient City Wall of Xi'an, the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence, that encircles and protects the old part of Xian City. Then proceed to visit Statue of Star Point of Silk Road and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, with one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China.After a drive of 120km west of Xian, we arrive at Famen Temple which was first set up during East Han Dynasty and is renowned for storing the veritable Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha.Thereafter we return to Xi’an,the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at Tang Dynasty Palace will be prepared for you. The various savory dishes together with the exciting show will be sure to give satisfaction to your appetite, your eyes and your mind. 22:00pm, we onboard the ' China Orient Express ' Train to Tianshui.

Day4 See the mysterious Maiji Grottoes
Destination:Tianshui- Jiayuguan
Activities: Maiji Mountain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Car/Van, China Orient Express
Accommodation: China Orient Express
Arrival in Tianshui at 06:30am. After breakfast, we drive to visit Maiji Mountain. The natural scenery of Maiji Mountain is the most beautiful among the famous resorts of grottoes in China. The Maiji Grottoes were first constructed in 384 and thereafter gradually became one of the large-scale grotto groups in China and the famous artistic spots in the world through continuous chiseling and reconstruction during more than ten dynasties. There are extant 194 grottoes, including more than 7,200 clay and stone statues and frescoes with an area of 1,300 square meters, which are retained from the 4th to 19th century. We will take the‘China Orient Express’ train to Jiayuguan at 16:30pm. Have another nice night on the train with wonderful evening and morning views of local countryside.

Day5 Explore the western end of the Great Wall
Activities: Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), Overhanging Great Wall
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Car/Van, China Orient Express
Accommodation: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or same class (5 stars)
After breakfast, have a visit to the Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), the western end of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. It is known as 'the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven', and best preserved and most magnificent military fort in China. Then we drive 7 miles away for the Overhanging Great Wall. It got the named for riding on a mountain ridge that is 45 degrees from vertical and resembling a huge dragon.

Day6 Discover the beautiful desert oasis
Destination: Jiayuguan- Dunhuang
Activities: Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains, Shazhou Night Market
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Car/Van China Orient Express
Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel or same class (4 stars, the best local hotel)
After a pleasant breakfast, take this deluxe train to Dunhuang at 10:00am. We specially arrange Dunhuang experts and professors who'll introduce this exotic city in detail to you. After arriving in Dunhuang, we visit beautiful Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains. The Crescent Lake is an oasis Gobi desert, surrounded by numerous sand dunes, reaching a relative height of 250 meters (820 feet). The Mingsha Shan is so named for the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes. After dinner, we move to Dunhuang Night market - bustling Shazhou Night Market. Never miss its tasty snacks, local specialties, and crafts etc.

Day7 Visit the world cultural heritage site: Mogao Grottoes
Destination: Dunhuang-Turpan
Activities: Mogao Grottoes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Car/Van,China Orient Express
Accommodation: China Orient Express
After breakfast, let's visit the world famous Mogao Grottoes, which was designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO for its 1600 years accumulated cultural, architectural, and art treasures. There remains 492 cave temple and 45000 square meters of frescos. According to Tang Dynasty records, a monk had witnessed onsite a vision of thousand Buddhas under showers of golden rays. Thus inspired, he started the caves construction work that spanned ten dynasties. Mogao Caves are commonly known as the Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. At 17:00hr, we embark the 'China Orient Express' Charter Luxury Train to Turpan.

Day8 Meet the 6000 years old city in the hottest place of China
Destination: Turpan-Urumqi
Activities: Karez irrigation system, Flaming Mountain, Jiaohe Ancient City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Car/Van, China Orient Express
Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel or same class (5 stars)
It's a day for Turpan sightseeing! Visit Karez irrigation system at 07:00am, to witness the wisdom of Uygur people. The irrigation system is especially designed for desert. If connecting all these underground channels, the total length will reach more than 5000 km, so it is regarded as one of the three engineering miracles of ancient China, along with the Great Wall and the Jinghang Grand Canal. Thereafter, we move to Flaming Mountain, well known by Chinese people because of the legendary story 'Journey to the West'. It is regarded as the hottest place in China. Then We drive to Jiaohe Ancient City, an island-shaped plateau situated at Yar Town. It is the largest, oldest and well preserved earth-structured city in the world, with a history of 2000-2300 years.

Day9 Explore the heavenly lake and graceful prairie city
Destination: Urumqi
Activities: Heavenly Lake on Tianshan (boat tour), International Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Xinjiang Roasted Whole Lamb)
Transportation: Car/Van, Boat
Accommodation: Hoi Tak Hotel or same class (5 stars)
After breakfast, visit Heavenly Lake on Tianshan (boat tour). The mountain Lake stands 1980 meters above sea level and features picturesque scenery of snowcapped peaks. It a great pleasure to boat travel Heavenly Lake, with a layer of magical color covering the lake, and hearing many beautiful myths and legends. Then head for Urumqi, and visit Xinjiang International Bazaar.

Day10 Time to say goodbye to your unforgettable silk road trip
Destination: Urumqi
Activities: Dropp-off at Airport
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Car/Van
Accommodation: N/A
Today is the day of farewell to your memorable silk road trip and the unique China Orient Express. After a pleasant breakfast, free at your own leisure till the assemble time for the transferring to airport for the flight back to your hometown or next destination.

Bon voyage!
  • Dunhuang


  • Turpan


  • Urumqi


  • Xi'an


  • Jiayu guan

    Jiayu guan

  • Tianshui



Inclusions and Exclusions

1) English speaking guide 
2) Local 5* Hotel Accommodation
3) Daily meals as per itinerary
4) Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary except option tour
5) Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches


1) Air-tickets
2) Travel Insurance;
3) Gratuity for the tour guide.  Paid at destination on tour mandatory; (USD $15 per person per day); 
4) Meals and drinks not listed in the itinerary;
5) Personal expenses; 
6) China Visas

Terms & Conditions

package 100% NON-Refundable.

We strongly recommend all of our customers purchase health and trip cancellation insurance.
Customers are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents,for meeting all health and other requirements and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders and/or requriements of the countries you will visit and for your return home. Canadian citizens can contact Foreign Affairs Canada at www.travel.gc.ca. Citizens of other countries should check with the relative Tourist Board or Consular office of the destination which they are intending to visit.Visa and entry documents must be obtained independently prior to departure. Compass Holidays will assume no responsibility whatever for passengers denied carriage by the airline or refused entry into any country.


Non-Chinese(Canadian/USA travelers) must present a passport to visit China, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. Official (special and diplomatic) passport holders must consult us, as you may be subject to different entry requirements.


Non-Chinese(Canadian/USA travelers) must also be required a valid Chinese visa

1. Accomodation and tour itineraries are subject to change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control.
2. We reserve the right to distribute passengers of sharing cabins; in case the cabin cannot be shared, the cost applies on the passengers in the cabin.
3. The date of early arrival or extended stay guests without arrange free shuttle;
4. The tour does not include additional costs when unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events arising. Unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances or events including private demand, flight delays / cancellations, the threat of war / potential threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorism / actual terrorist activities, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, etc. .
5. Please double confirm 24 hours prior to departure for your flights statues, the first night hotel and tour guide information to avoid any mistake.
6. Passenger who 70 years old or above we suggested have accompanied by relative travel together and is strongly recommended to purchase and other necessary medical and accident travel insurance;
7. In case of delayed or canceled flights and other causes of delays or changes , please contact your travel agent or the local emergency contacts as soon as possible, any tickets and transportation costs incurred loss, please be borne by the guests.
8. For any tours involving an altitude of 3000m and above, seniors and those who suffer from hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases and other related health issues must decide on their own if their health is fit for the tours prior to booking. Once booked, we would assume that guests and families were aware of any associated risks. Should guests experience any health problems on the trip, guests and families need to bear all the responsibilities and costs.

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