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  ► BT-01  SILK ROAD EXPLORER
11 NIGHTS FROM £ 2,030 pp  
   
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URUMQI TURPAN DUNHUANG JIAYUGUAN LANZHOU  XIAN BEIJING
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This extensive adventure heading East along the Northern Silk Road is a classic adventure. From large cities to small desert oases this is a truly fascinating China experience.

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From URUMQI, in China’s far flung West begin your journey along the Silk Road. Heading East you will be stopping at oases, towns and cities that owe there existence to this legendary route - TURPAN, DUNHUANG, JIAYUGUAN, LANZHOU and the tang Dynasty capital of XIAN, a city that owes much of its former wealth and cultural traditions to the Silk Route. You visit deserted desert cities, fabulous Buddhist Grottoes, towering sand dunes, remote forts and the ranks of the Terra Cotta army.

The trip finishes in China’s imperial capital of BEIJING home to the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.

All this and more... see full details below.

 
         
  ► PRICE GUIDANCE FOR THIS TRIP
             
 All prices in UK £ Sterling Number of people travelling on the same itinerary
  1 2 3 4 5 6+
 All year round £ 3,790 £ 2,390 £ 2,260 £ 2,150 £ 2,090 £ 2,030
 
 
 ★ All prices in UK £ Sterling per person and not including international flights (ask us for a flight quote)
 ★ As a guide children 0 to 2 years from 10 to 20% and children 3 to 11 years 70% of the above prices
 ★ A single supplement of £ 360 is applicable where a single room in hotel accommodation is required for 2+ passengers
 ★ Prices for 3 or 5 people assume at least one triple room in hotel accommodation
 ★ These prices are here to give guidance and final quotes are subject to availbility and may be slightly higher or lower
 
 
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpu
  ► DETAILED DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
     
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Below you will find a detailed, day by day itinerary for this tour and under that a list of inclusions and exclusions. Please remember:
 
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR CAN START ON ANY DATE
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS
  ✔︎  THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A GROUP TOUR
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR IS GUARANTEED TO RUN
 
 
 
 
 
  ► DAY 1 - URUMQI TO TURPAN
 
ARRIVAL IN URUMQI WITH A DRIVE THROUGH THE DESERT TO THE OASIS OF TURPAN

Arrival in Urumqi, the furthest city from the sea in the world, from where you will be transferred by directly the 190 km to your hotel in Turpan. This desert oasis is famous for it's grapes, scorching summer temperatures and for being the second lowest point on earth at 154 meters below sea level. It was also an important stop on the Silk Road and it is this rich history that draws adventurous travellers today. Check-in to your hotel with free time for the rest of the day.

♨ Meals included: None today. 

turpan  

OVERNIGHT GRAND TURPAN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Large hotel and a good mid-range option in remote Turpan. Set in a large compound the rooms are reasonable if a little old fashioned.

 
  ► DAY 2 - TURPAN TO DUNHUANG
 
VISIT ANCIENT GAOCHANG, THE FLAMING MOUNTAINS, THOUSAND BUDDHA CAVES, KAREZ IRRIGATION SYSTEM & EMIN MINARET

The sights of Turpan are mainly outside of the city and so we head into the desert today to explore these. We visit ancient Gaochang - a thriving city set up in the 1st century BC but abandoned in the Ming Dynasty - and the dramatic Flaming Mountains on the way to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the ancient dwellings of the modern day Uygur people.

Returning back towards Turpan we stop at the The Karez Irrigation System, an engineering achievement up there with Great Wall as one of China's ancient wonders and Turpan would not exist today without its ability to collect water from the Tianshan mountains to feed this oasis. Our final stop is the Emin Minaret built in 1777 and is the largest old tower in Xinjiang built in honor of the heroic Turpan general Emin Khoja. Continue on to the station for an overnight train to Dunhuang.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

overnight train  

OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN
There is nothing like a sleeper train journey to experience the real China. Standards are good and the class of cabin we use is comfortable and secure.

 
  ► DAY 3 - DUNHUANG
 
SURREAL CRESCENT LAKE & ITS TOWERING SAND DUNES & SPECTACULAR MOGAO CAVES

Early morning arrival in Liuyuan, a small town north of Dunhuang on the main railway line. Transfer by private car to Dunhuang, a one hour trip through flat desert which suddenly ends in the lush and developed city. Dunhuang flourished during the Han and Tang dynasties and had considerable military importance. After time to freshen up an half day tour to Crescent Lake, 5 km outside of the city where huge sand dunes abruptly rise from the flat desert. Nestled amongst the dunes is the small lake and a temple in this extraordinary setting.

In the afternoon we visit the UNESCO recognised Mogao Caves containing a vast repository of Buddhist art which began to be accumulated here nearly 2,400 years ago and was added to over a period spanning 1,000 years. There are nearly 500 caves with murals covering 450,000 square feet although much is off limits to visitors at any one time to help preserve the paint.

♨ Meals included: Restaurant Lunch.

dunhuang  

OVERNIGHT DUNHUANG HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
The best option in downtown Dunhuang and not to be confused with it’s more budget namesake. Reasonable accommodation in an interesting city.

 
  ► DAY 4 - DUNHUANG TO JIAYUGUAN
 
FREE TIME IN DUNHUANG BEFORE A LOCAL TRAIN ON TO JIAYUGUAN

A free morning in Dunhuang before a transfer to the station for a train on to Jiayuguan. This little visited but prosperous city is the symbolic Western end of the Great Wall and so one of the defining points on the Northern Silk Road. This was where the power of Han China dissolved into what the Chinese believed were the barbarian lands to the West. Evening arrival in Jiayuguan with transfer to your hotel to overnight.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

jiayuguan  

OVERNIGHT JIAYUGUAN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
One of the better options along the Silk Route. Large clean hotel with good standard 4* rooms make this the best option in the city.

 
  ► DAY 5 - JIAYUGUAN TO LANZHOU
 
THE TOMB OF WEIJIN, THE VAST FORT & THE HANGING GREAT WALL ON BLACK MOUNTAIN

Today you have a full day tour of this fascinating area of the Northern Silk Road starting with the small but atmospheric Tomb of Weijin before moving onto the main attraction, the Ming Dynasty fort built in 1372 in what became known as the "mouth of China" or it's Western entrance. To be cast out of the magnificent fort here into the unknown was considered a fate worse than death for corrupt officials and other criminals who would be leaving Chinese civilisation behind forever. End the day at the very steep Hanging Great Wall on Black Mountain, a restored section of the 2,000 mile Great Wall system that starts at Jiayuguan and stretches to the coast east China near Beijing. After the tour a transfer to the station for the overnight train to Lanzhou.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

overnight train  

OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN
There is nothing like a sleeper train journey to experience the real China. Standards are good and the class of cabin we use is comfortable and secure.

 
  ► DAY 6 - LANZHOU
 
FORMER GARRISON CITY OF LANZHOU & THE SUPERB BINGLING SI GROTTOES

Early morning arrival in Lanzhou with a transfer to your hotel for breakfast, time to freshen up and, if a room is available, you can also check-in. Lanzhou, capital city of Gansu province, has been an important garrison town for centuries due to its position along the Silk Road as well as being located on the Yellow River, one of China's most important waterways. Today you head out of the town to the fabulous Bingling Si, a set of buddhist caves on the Yellow River in a setting that could be right out of Indiana Jones! The caves are reached by boat making the journey as much of the experience as the caves and statues themselves. Altogether there are 183 caves, 694 stone statues, and 82 clay sculptures. Return to the city to overnight.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

lanzhou  

OVERNIGHT LEGEND HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
This is a good 4* option, well located and with helpful staff. It is also one of the few options in this class that has a good western breakfast!

 
  ► DAY 7 - LANZHOU TO XIAN
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF LANZHOU INCLUDING THE EXCELLENT GANSU PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

Today spend time in the city with a tour visiting  Wuquanshan Park, the White Pagoda Hill with its Yuan Dynasty pagoda, the Water Wheel park and the fascinating Gansu provincial Museum which is considered one of China’s better museums and a must for anyone with an interest in the history of the Silk Road. After the tour a transfer to the station for the overnight train to Xian.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

overnight train  

OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN
There is nothing like a sleeper train journey to experience the real China. Standards are good and the class of cabin we use is comfortable and secure.

 
  ► DAY 8 - XIAN
 
THE TERRA COTTA ARMY, BIG WILD GOOSE PAGODA, CITY WALLS & MUSLIM QUARTER

Arrival in Xian, the once golden city of Emperors, soldiers, arts, culture and the capital of the prosperous Tang Dynasty. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Please note that the check-in time is 12 noon but if a room is available or you have pre-booked early check-in you can go straight to your room. We have booked an extra breakfast for you today due to your early arrival.

Today visit one of China’s most extraordinary sights, the Terra Cotta Army built by China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 246 BC. Several thousand of the life-sized soldiers are on display and, with no two soldiers looking alike, make for a truly impressive spectacle.

We also visit a relic of the Tang Dynasty, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, home to some of the most famous Buddhist scriptures in China. It is possible to climb the pagoda - you will need to buy a ticket locally if you wish to do this - for views over Xian. Continue to the 14 km Ming Dynasty City Walls which are up to 18 meters thick at the base and 12 meters in height. It is possible to hire bicycles and ride some sections of the wall - local rental payment required.

Finish the day with a wander through Xian’s vibrant Muslim quarter, including a visit to the Great Mosque, unusually built entirely in the Chinese architectural style. This area is an excellent place to souvenir shop and eat - just ask your guide for recommendations. Return to your hotel with the rest of the day free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

xian grand noble hotel  

OVERNIGHT GRAND NOBLE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Well appointed hotel located close to the city walls of Xian with large comfortable rooms, good bathrooms and a great buffet breakfast.

 
  ► DAY 9 - XIAN TO BEIJING
 
FREE DAY TO EXPLORE MORE OF XIAN BEFORE AN OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO BEIJING

Today is free to further explore the wealth of sights this ancient capital of the Tang Dynasty has to offer. The Drum and Bell Towers located in the centre of the city are particularly easy to visit independently. The Shaanxi Historical Museum and Forest of Steles are all well worth a visit as is spending more time in the Muslim Quarter and cycling a longer section of the City Walls. Your exclusive personalised Trip guidebook has plenty of ideas to make the most of your time.

In the afternoon a transfer to the station for the overnight train to Xian.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

overnight train  

OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN
There is nothing like a sleeper train journey to experience the real China. Standards are good and the class of cabin we use is comfortable and secure.

 
  ► DAY 10 - BEIJING
 
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, TIANANMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY & SUMMER PALACE

Arrival in China’s cultural and political capital of Beijing with it’s extraordinary blend of ancient and modern sights. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Please note that the check-in time is 12 noon but if a room is available or you have pre-booked early check-in you can go straight to your room. We have booked an extra breakfast for you today due to your early arrival.

Today you will see the main highlights of Beijing starting with the Temple of Heaven, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in China. On to vast Tiananmen Square, home to the Mao Mausoleum (it may be possible to visit if open) and Monument to the People’s Heroes before walking to the huge palace complex of the Forbidden City. We’ll walk up the middle axis from South to North taking in the splendour of the most important central buildings before finishing in a small and ancient garden by the north gate.
 
The last stop today is at the Summer Palace to the west of Beijing. Dominated by Kunming lake it is as popular an escape from the city for todays Beijingers as it was for the Imperial court over the centuries.

Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

beijing bamboo garden hotel  

OVERNIGHT BAMBOO GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Long time favourite for those looking for Chinese traditional style combined with a good deal of Western comfort. A real Beijing experience.

 
  ► DAY 11 - BEIJING
 
THE GREAT WALL AT STUNNING MUTIANYU & THE 2008 OLYMPIC VENUES

Today we will be showing you one of China’s most famous sights - the Great Wall. We visit the dramatic and less crowded Mutianyu section 70 km from Beijing set amongst spectacular mountain scenery. Dating back to the 6th Century and largely rebuilt in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the best preserved sections of the wall largely due to the high standard of construction.

On the way back to the city we stop at the 2008 Olympic sites of the spectacular Bird’s Nest Stadium and the aquatics centre known as the Water Cube - external viewing only.

Note that instead of or in addition to the Olympic venues we can also arrange for you to visit one of Beijing’s markets such as The Pearl Market, Panjiayuan Antique Market, the Silk Market or visit some of the galleries of the 798 Art Zone - just ask us for more details!

Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

beijing bamboo garden hotel  

OVERNIGHT BAMBOO GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Long time favourite for those looking for Chinese traditional style combined with a good deal of Western comfort. A real Beijing experience.

 
  ► DAY 12 - DEPART BEIJING
 
DEPART CHINA WITH A WEALTH OF MEMORIES OF THIS UNIQUE DESTINATION

Free time for any final sightseeing or last minute shopping for souvenirs if time. Your local guide will have arranged a time to meet in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the airport in good time for your flight out of China. We sincerely hope that you have had a fantastic China experience full of all the memories which make this country such a fascinating destination that continues to inspire us!

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

 
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Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
► INTERNATIONAL PLANE TICKETS: Tickets to and from China

✈ International flight tickets are NOT included in this itinerary but we CAN arrange these for you.

► TRAIN TICKETS: Click here to learn more about the trains - ask us about upgrades

✔︎  Turpan to Dunhuang (Liuyuan) soft sleeper class (overnight) see note about this train ticket.
✔︎  Dunhuang to Jiayuguan hard seat class (5 hours)
✔︎  Jiayuguan to Lanzhou soft sleeper class (overnight)
✔︎  Lanzhou to Xian soft sleeper class (overnight)
✔︎  Xian to Beijing soft sleeper class (overnight)

► OTHER TRANSPORT: Between destinations and other than plane or train

✔︎  Urumqi to Turpan by private car or minibus

► ACCOMMODATION: Let us know if you have your own preferences or wish to upgrade

✔︎  1 night Turpan - Grand Turpan Hotel 3* (Standard double room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Turpan to Dunhuang (shared 4 berth compartment)
✔︎  1 night Dunhaung - Dunhuang Hotel 4*(Standard twin room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Jiayuguan - Jiayuguan Hotel 4* (Standard double room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Lanzhou to Xian (shared 4 berth compartment)
✔︎  1 night Lanzhou - Legend Hotel 4* (deluxe double room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Lanzhou to Xian (shared 4 berth compartment)
✔︎  1 night Xian - Grand Noble Hotel 5* (Standard double room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Xian to Beijing (shared 4 berth compartment)
✔︎  2 nights Beijing - Bamboo Garden Hotel 4* (Standard double room with breakfast)

The hotels used for this trip are from our hand picked selection and all are excellent for their class. We also offer upgraded hotels in most locations. If you would like to explore additional hotel options please CLICK HERE and let us know of any changes you wish to make.
  hotel preferences
     
► TRANSFERS: Private with driver and an English speaking guide (except where stated)

✔︎  Urumqi - Airport to Hotel in Turpan
✔︎  Turpan - Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Dunhuang - Train Station (Liuyuan) to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Jiayuguan - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Lanzhou - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Xian - Train station to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Beijing - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport

► TOURS: All our tours include entrance fees and use professional, licensed guides

✔︎  Turpan - Full day private tour to the ruins of ancient Gaochang, Keriz Well, Thousand Buddha Cave, Sugong Pagoda (Emin Minaret).
✔︎  Dunhuang - Half day private tour to Crescent Lake and the Sand Dunes
✔︎  Dunhuang - Half day private tour to the Mogao caves.
✔︎  Jiayuguan - Full day private tour to Jiayuguan Fort, the Western end of the Great Wall, the Hanging Great Wall on Black Mountain and the Tomb of Weijin.
✔︎  Lanzhou - Full day private tour to Binglingsi Cave and the local Museum.
✔︎  Lanzhou - Full day private tour to Wuquanshan Park, White Pagoda Park, Water Wheel park and the Gansu provincial Museum.
✔︎  Xian - Full day private tour to the Terra cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, City Walls, Muslim Quarter.
✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace.
✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and 2008 Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube (exteriors only).

► OTHER INCLUSIONS: Also included in this trip

✔︎  Meals - As indicated in the itinerary.
✔︎  Support - Emergency numbers and contacts for each destination.
✔︎  Guidebook - Our exclusive Trip Guidebook personalised to your trip.
✔︎  Financial Peace of Mind - All monies paid to us are legally protected under UK law.

All our tours come with our exclusive, 150+ page Trip Guidebook customised to your trip and packed full of information about China and the destinations you will be visiting including emergency numbers and a multitude of travel tips
  trip guidebook
     
  ► LIST OF TRIP EXCLUSIONS
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

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Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
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private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
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✘  International Airfare to / from the start / finish of your trip - we can book these flights on request.
✘  The Chinese visa - we can advise and partner with VisaCentral.
✘  Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment - we recommend ABTASure.
✘  Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides.

 
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