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Highlights of Western China
14 days from £5,260pp
Visit the Terracotta Army in Xian.
Walking through the Mingsha Dunes in Dunhuang.
Look over the Flaming Mountains in Turpan.
Experience Kashgar's Sunday market.
Travel along the Karakoram Highway to Lake Karakul and Mount Muztagata.
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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Beijing.
Day 2 Beijing
Day 3 Beijing
You'll spend the whole day today out of the city visiting the Great Wall. You private driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you out to the Great Wall. You'll have time with your guide to walk along the wall and learn more about its history before returning to Beijing.
Day 4 Beijing
This morning you'll be collected from your hotel to have a private guided tour of Tiannamen Square and the forbidden city. You have the rest of the day at leisure. We'd suggest visiting Jingshan or Baihai park just north of the Forbidden City or exploring one of the cities Hutongs.
Day 5 Xian
Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel this morning for your transfer to the station to take the high speed train to Xian, a journey of between four and a half to six hours. On arrival you'll be met by your new guide and transferred to your hotel. This evening is an excellent opportunity to explore the Muslim Quarter of the city a short walk from your hotel.
Day 6 Dunhuang
This morning your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel to take you on your private guided tour of the Terracotta army. In the afternoon they'll transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to Dunhuang. On arrival you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 7 Dunhuang
Day 8 Turpan
This morning you'll be collection from your hotel for the drive to Liuyuan station which usually takes around two hours. You'll then take the high speed train to Turpan a journey of between five and a half hours and six hours. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 9 Turpan
Day 10 Kashgar
This morning you'll be collected from your hotel and taken to visit Jiaohe. You'll then be driven to Urumqi, a journey of around three hours, in time to take your flight to Kashgar. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 11 Kashgar
Day 12 Kashgar
Day 13 Beijing
Day 14 International return flight
Beijing , International return flight
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