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The Great Silk Road

From £4455 for 32 days
Trip Overview
Unlock the secrets of the Silk Road on this immersive journey across Central Asia. From Beijing all the way to Tashkent, this epic 32-day trip heads west across China, showcasing stunning relics, dynastic palaces, Muslim minarets, hidden grottoes and rock-cut Buddhist masterpieces. Continuing into Kyrgyzstan and on to the heartland of Uzbekistan, be dazzled by Central Asia proper: the tranquil landscape of Song-Kol Lake; Solomon's Throne in historic Osh; and the superb mosques of Samarkand. Full of warmly hospitable locals, spectacular expanses and constant evocations of a legendary past, this is the Silk Road at its magical best.
Essential Info
Starts: Beijing
Ends: Tashkent
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICBSAC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
What's Included

Meals

17 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Overnight Sleeper Train,Private Bus,Public Bus,High Speed Train,Metro/Subway

Accommodation

Hotel (23 nts),Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nts),Guesthouse/Homestay (5 nts),Yurt (1 nt)

Trip Highlights

•   Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders

•   Explore the incredible World Heritage site of Maijishan, and try to work out how statues, reliefs, and 194 caves were carved into the side of this mountain 1,500 years ago

•   Discover the unreal, ancient rainbow-coloured landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO site that looks like countless pots of bright paint have been spilled across sandstone mountains. You won't be able to put your camera away!

•   Uncover the ‘other warriors’ in Xi’an’s Han Yang Ling Museum, an authentic and more personal burial site that’s home to tens of thousands of buried pottery figures

•   Experience the unique atmosphere of Kashgar’s Sunday Market, maybe the largest bazaar on the continent

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 27th Apr 2020
Returning: 28th May 2020
£4,720pp
£4,455pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 4th May 2020
Returning: 4th Jun 2020
£4,455pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 11th May 2020
Returning: 11th Jun 2020
£4,765pp
G
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 18th May 2020
Returning: 18th Jun 2020
£4,675pp
£4,635pp
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 25th May 2020
Returning: 25th Jun 2020
£4,815pp
£4,635pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jun 2020
Returning: 2nd Jul 2020
£4,815pp
£4,635pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Jun 2020
Returning: 16th Jul 2020
£4,675pp
£4,635pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Jul 2020
Returning: 6th Aug 2020
£4,455pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Jul 2020
Returning: 13th Aug 2020
£4,455pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Nimen Hao! Welcome to Beijing - the capital of the most populous country on earth. China's capital is quickly shedding its historical face in favour of modernity, however there are still plenty of places that give an insight into the nation's ancient past, as well as sights that showcase China's contemporary culture. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today, where your insurance and next of kin details will be collected. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where the meeting will take place – if you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. Any free time today in Beijing is taken at your leisure, so get out and start exploring this vast and amazing city. It's recommended that you arrive a few days early to experience all that Beijing has to offer. Beijing's food is a highlight, from the famous Beijing Roast Duck to dumplings in a tiny backstreet eatery, there’s no chance you’ll go hungry here!

Additional Activities

Beijing - Beijing by Bike Urban Adventure
530 CNY
Beijing - Beijing Foodie Walk Urban Adventure
360 CNY
Beijing - Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure
900 CNY
Beijing - Beijing Insights Urban Adventure
507 CNY
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