Historical and Modern Essence in China 11 Days Tour


DAY 1 TUE: Arrival Beijing (X/X/X)

Upon arriving at Beijing International Airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide and be transferred to hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax. (Free Pick-up Period: 9:00a.m.-11:30p.m.; passengers arriving adjacent within 2 hours will be picked up together; extra pick up fee: $50 vehicle/transfer for 2-3pax).
Hotel: Beijing Taishan Hotel or Chang An Grand Hotel or similar (5*)

DAY 2 WED: Beijing (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take an outside view of 【the National Grand Theater】. Then visit 【Tiananmen Square】-the biggest city central square in the world, the area of the square is about 44 hectares and it can accommodate 1 million people. Then explore the incredible 【Forbidden City】 with its best-preserved imperial palace complex. After lunch visit the famous【Temple of Heaven】. It was the Ming and Qing dynasties emperor worship, is the world's largest existing buildings of praying. Then taste the Puer tea with the tour guide. After dinner enjoy【Golden Face Dynasty Show】. Then proceed to 【The Place】 to see the first electronic dream backdrop in Asia with the second largest scale in the world. After that enjoy the beautiful【Night Tour of Chang an Avenue in coach】.
Hotel: Beijing Taishan Hotel or Chang An Grand Hotel or similar (5*)


DAY 3 THU: Beijing (B/L/X)

After breakfast we will explore the【Juyongguan Great Wall】, one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World'. On the way there, visit Bona Jade Store first. After lunch, continue to take an outside view of 【Bird’s Nest】 and 【Water Cube】, which are Olympic stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Then visit invigorant store (free foot massage). After that visit the famous shopping area --【Wangfujing Street】. The snack street is a must-see, selling all the interesting snacks. You may enjoy your dinner here.
Hotel: Beijing Taishan Hotel or Chang An Grand Hotel or similar (5*)

DAY 4 FRI: Beijing / Xi'an (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take an early flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, visit the【Ancient City Wall】 which still compasses the centre of Xi’an. It is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. After that, continue to visit the dramatic【Small Wild Goose Pagoda】, famous Buddha's pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Then visit 【Xi’an Museum】, China's first national museum equipped with modern facilities. Dinner will be the century-old De Fa Chang Dumplings, one of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and the most famous dumplings’ restaurant in China. At night, enjoy the wonderful 【Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show】.
Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an or similar (5*)

DAY 5 SAT: Xi'an (B/L/D)

After breakfast visit the world-famous【Qin Emperor's Mausoleum &Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses】, the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. After that, continue to visit Artistic Ceramics Factory, learn about the techniques of making Tang San Cai, as well as the terra cotta warriors. Then continue to visit the 【Big Wild Goose Pagoda】(outside view)—a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. By the way, enjoy the【Music Conduit】beside the pagoda, which is the largest Music Conduit Square of Asia, experiencing the perfect combination of music and spring (except rainy or snowy days). Then visit【South Lake Scenic Area】with real mountain, real lake, pure and natural beauty, plain but true, be called 'First Lake of Shaanxi'.

Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an or similar (5*) 

DAY 6 SUN: Xi'an / Urumqi (B/X/X)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Urumqi. After arriving in Urumqi, transfer to hotel for check-in and rest. 

Hotel: Mirage Hotel Urumqi  or similar (5*) 


DAY 7 MON: Urumqi / Turpan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit【Heavenly Lake Scenic Spot in Tianshan Mountain】. Covering 4.9 square kilometers (1.89 square miles), this crescent-shaped lake deserves its name, “Pearl of Heavenly Mountain (Tianshan Mountain)”. With melted snow as its source, Tianchi Lake enjoys crystal water. After that, go to the general store to see the local specialty here. Then go to【ErDaoQiao International Grand Bazaar】which is the largest bazaar in the world by size, combining Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism and entertainment. It is also one of the most famous landmarks in Urumqi, and in Xinjiang. Then transfer to the famous hometown of grape and fruits in the world—Turpan.

Hotel: Huozhou Hotel or similar (4*) 


DAY 8 TUE: Turpan / Liuyuan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit【The Ancient City of Jiaohe】, "the most perfect ruins of the earth", it is the largest and well-preserved earth construction city. Continue to visit【Uygur Ancient Village】with one hundred years of history. Then go to【Qanat】--one of the three great ancient projects (Great Wall, Grand Canal) in China. Qanat is an ingenious structure of the special irrigation systems. After lunch, visit【Emin Minaret】, is the tallest minaret in China. It is a circular tower that tapers as it rises 44 meters high. The minaret was built during the early Qing Dynasty in 1777. Then go sightseeing 【Grape Valley】. The hill to the side of the valley is green and is full of various fruits like peaches, apples, pears and so on. Then visit 【Flaming Mountains】,it is one of the hottest places in China. The ground surface temperature can reach 80 degrees Celsius or 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Visit artwork shop in the Silk Road. After dinner, transfer to Turpan railway station for your overnight train to Liuyuan.

Overnight Stay: On the Train


DAY 9 WED: Liuyuan / Dunhuang (B/L/D)

After arriving at Liuyuan Railway Station, go to Dunhuang downtown. After breakfast, visit 【Mogao Grottoes】, the largest, best preserved and richest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. Despite years of erosion, the murals are still brightly colored, with clear lines. In 1987, UNESCO placed the Mogao Grottoes under the protection of the world cultural heritage list. After lunch, visit【Mingsha Mountain】and 【Crescent Moon Lake】. Since time immemorial, the scenic spot is famous across the whole world for its “Coexistence of mountain and spring, sand and water”. It gets the name for its crescent-like shape. Therefore, it really lives up to its name of “First Desert Spring under Heaven”. You will have an extraordinary experience on camel in beautiful desert.

Hotel: West Lake Hotel or similar (4*) 


DAY 10 THU: Jiayu Pass / Lanzhou (B/L/D)

After breakfast, go to Jiayu Pass which is the west starting point of the existing Great Wall. Visit【Jiayu Pass City Tower】, the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China. It is not only the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, but also the vital passage of the famous Silk Road. And to this day, the Jiayu Pass City Fort is still a well-preserved symbol of a rich history. Visit【the Great Wall Museum】which is a special museum centered on the theme of the Great Wall to demonstrate its history and current status. Then go to visit【Cantilever Great Wall】, it looks like the Great Wall hanging in the mountain. Continue to visit the luminous wine glass store. After dinner, transfer to the railway station for your overnight train to Lanzhou.

Overnight Stay: On the Train


DAY 11 FRI: Lanzhou / Shanghai (B/L/X)

Upon arriving in Lanzhou in the morning, visit【Waterwheel Garden】after breakfast. In the garden, two huge waterwheels with striking appearances stand uprightly on the south bank of the Yellow River. A visit to the Waterwheel Garden will provide an insight into the irrigation tools of ancient times. Then visit【Mother Sculpture of the Yellow River】, the sculpture stands for the Yellow River makes Chinese more stronger and healthier. Visit【Zhongshan Bridge】, it is the symbol of Lanzhou city and the first bridge over the Yellow River. After lunch, transfer to the airport (please book the flight that takes off after 4:00 p.m.).

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Historical and Modern Essence in China

11 Days Tour

       Tour Code: CNBXK11D
       Adult Price      $2150    

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2013 Departure Date

March  19, 26
April  09, 16
May  14, 28
June  11, 25
July  02, 16
August 13
September 03, 10, 17, 24
October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
November 05
December Tour Unavailable
           2014 Departure Date       
January Tour Unavailable
February Tour Unavailable




  • China 's domestic airfare
  • Train Tickets
  • Tips/service fees for guide & driver
  • 8 nights hotel  accommodation (4-5 star hotels)
  • 2 Overnights on the train
  • Return airport / hotel transfers
  • Meals as specified (B=10, L=9, D=7)
  • Admission and entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the whole tour


  • International airfare 
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Drinks & food not mentioned in your itinerary
  • Personal expenditure



  • All prices are in AUD, and based on PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. Prices are indicative only and are subject to change at anytime due to currency fluctuations.
  • During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details.
  • Child price is available. Please check with our consultants. 

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner