China's Silk Road

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: CBSZ

From: £2120.00

Discover the treasures of the Silk Road on this 15-day adventure through China, retracing part of the ancient trade route that linked East and West. An epic journey from bustling Beijing to the frontier city of Kashgar, travel by train across diverse and beautifully rugged landscapes to see some of the country’s most spectacular relics. From dynastic palaces and Muslim minarets to hidden grottoes and rock-cut Buddhist masterpieces, this is an unforgettable Eastern odyssey. Highlights/r/n
  • Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders
  • 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!
  • Learn about the rapid development happening in western China as you travel between ancient regional centres and modern cities.
  • Ride a camel across the sand dunes in Dunhuang in search of Crescent Lake, a desert oasis that has to be seen to be believed.
  • Uncover the ‘other terracotta warriors’ in Xi’an’s Hanyangling Mausoleum, an authentic and more personal burial site that’s home to tens of thousands of buried pottery figures
  • Visit the frontier town of Kashgar and take in the animal market before sipping tea at a 100-year-old tea house.
  • Explore the famous Mogao Caves, which have been called home by Buddhist monks since the fourth century AD.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
06/05/2019 20/05/2019 12 £2120.00
13/05/2019 27/05/2019 5 £2120.00
20/05/2019 03/06/2019 6 £2185.00
27/05/2019 10/06/2019 2 £2380.00
03/06/2019 17/06/2019 8 £2205.00
10/06/2019 24/06/2019 10 £2205.00
17/06/2019 01/07/2019 10 £2120.00
01/07/2019 15/07/2019 12 £2120.00
22/07/2019 05/08/2019 11 £2120.00
12/08/2019 26/08/2019 10 £2120.00
19/08/2019 02/09/2019 6 £2270.00
26/08/2019 09/09/2019 11 £2205.00
02/09/2019 16/09/2019 6 £2315.00
05/09/2019 19/09/2019 12 £2120.00
09/09/2019 23/09/2019 12 £2120.00
11/05/2020 25/05/2020 12 £2120.00
18/05/2020 01/06/2020 12 £2120.00
25/05/2020 08/06/2020 12 £2120.00
01/06/2020 15/06/2020 12 £2120.00
08/06/2020 22/06/2020 12 £2120.00
15/06/2020 29/06/2020 12 £2120.00
29/06/2020 13/07/2020 12 £2120.00
20/07/2020 03/08/2020 12 £2120.00
10/08/2020 24/08/2020 12 £2120.00
17/08/2020 31/08/2020 12 £2120.00
24/08/2020 07/09/2020 12 £2120.00
31/08/2020 14/09/2020 12 £2120.00
07/09/2020 21/09/2020 12 £2120.00
14/09/2020 28/09/2020 12 £2120.00

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