China's Silk Road By Train (20 days)

This fascinating tour takes you on an epic trip along China’s ancient Silk Road. The journey, which would once have taken months, is now made quick and comfortable by the introduction of a new high-speed rail line from Lanzhou to Urumqi in China’s Far West. Begin in the ancient capital of Xi’an, the traditional start of the Silk Road, before embarking on the journey of a lifetime across Western China. Join the new high speed railway line and pass through otherworldly landscapes at Zhangye; stand at the end of the Great Wall at Jiayuguan; take in a true desert oasis in Dunhuang and see the resting place of Xinjiang's Kings of old in Turpan. The next leg of the trip takes you to the fabled crossroads of Kashgar, where cultures clash as east meets west, before finishing in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, the most inland city in the world.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the mysterious city of Kashgar
  • Reach the end of the Great Wall in Jiayuguan
  • Witness a true desert oasis at Dunhuang

Suitable For

  • Return visitors
  • Adventure seekers
  • History buffs
  • Departures: March to June, September to November

Guide Price

From £5,195 per person based on a shared room for departures in September.

What's Included?

Airline Information

  • Air China

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