Follow The Silk Road with APT


Follow The Silk Road with APT

China’s Westernmost Corner

Discover the ancient houses and twisting alleyways of Kashgar Old Town, once the central trade post along the Silk Road.

Heavenly Lake

Take a small boat ride across the tranquil surface of Heavenly Lake, located in the picture-perfect Tien Shan region.

A Camel Ride In The Desert

In Dunhuang, take a camel ride across this section of the Gobi Desert, a truly unforgettable experience.

Expired on Thursday October 15th, 2020

Expired on Thursday October 15th, 2020

DAY 1 Arrive Guangzhou

Beginning in the port city of Guangzhou, we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Gather this evening for a welcome reception to meet your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights, Guangzhou, White Swan Hotel

Your day is off to an exciting start with a picturesque cruise along Pearl River. End your cruise at the Guangzhou TV Tower, where you are rewarded with sweeping panoramas of the city. Afterwards, you’re spoilt for choice with a delicious dim sum lunch. With bellies full, a relaxing stroll along the concession section of Shamian is a welcome option. During your ambling, admire the mixture of European and traditional Cantonese architecture. Dinner tonight is enjoyed at your hotel.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for your included flight onwards to Kashgar, China’s westernmost corner. Kashgar was once the centre of trade along the Silk Road for more than two millennia, and you have the opportunity to delve into the city’s history. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Kashgar, Radisson Blu Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

For a dose of authentic Kashgar culture, visit the Livestock Market, which has been in operation every Sunday for two thousand years. Continue to the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar, a lively marketplace where you can find goods such as vibrant handwoven rugs, silk, semi-precious stones and spices. After lunch, visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb, the holiest Muslim site in the region. Nestled among the poplar trees, this vibrant tomb has often been compared with the Taj Mahal. Tonight, a folk dance and music show is the perfect end to an exciting day.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The day is spent navigating the narrow alleyways of the Old Town. After breakfast, head to the east city gate to witness the gate opening ceremony. After, wander the century-old houses of the Old Town, passing street stalls selling everything from freshly made dumplings to fabric and musical instruments. You will then visit Id Kah Mosque, the largest in China that can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. For lunch, feast on lamb kebabs, the regional dish. Later, fly to Ürümqi.

Stay: Three Nights, Ürümqi, Grand Mecure Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

At your hotel, you might like to fill your plate up with international cuisine at a buffet. Or, sample some of China’s signature dishes.

Head to the city’s outskirts, to the alpine region of Tien Shan. The name is translated to mean “Celestial Mountains”. Visit Heavenly Lake and take a small boat ride across the tranquil surface, admiring the picture-perfect scenery drift by. Get a taste for local life and visit a yurt, a traditional home for the Kazakh people. The choice is up to you for dinner tonight.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The capital of the Xinjiang region in the far northwest of China is yours to discover today. Head out for lunch on your own and enjoy some time to explore independently. It’s then onwards to the Ürümqi Provincial Museum. Here you have the chance to view around 50,000 relics which have been excavated along the Silk Road. These include silk, terracotta figurines, weapons and scriptures. The main event is undoubtedly the 10 excavated mummies of the Loulan Ruins, the most famous being ‘Sleeping Beauty’, the best-preserved mummified body in China, buried underground for approximately 3,800 years. Feast tonight on a lamb hotpot with local entertainment.

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

A real highlight for today is a sunset camel ride along the sand slopes of the Gobi Desert to the ancient, half-moon oasis of Crescent Spring. You can be forgiven for thinking this tiny slice of paradise is a mirage. Spend some time here enjoying your surrounds.

Hop on a train this morning for the journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Kunlun Mountains to Liuyuan. Disembark your train and climb into a coach for the drive to Dunhuang, once a flourishing trade centre along the Silk Road. It is here that you’ll enjoy a Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Dunhuang, Silk Road Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Visit Dunhuang’s best-known landmark, the Mogao Buddhist Caves. Over 500 caves have been carved into the eastern slopes of Echoing Sand Mountain (Mingsha Shan). Discover Buddhist murals, statues and hidden manuscripts.

Spend today on an exciting Signature Experience. Gather tonight for a special dinner as you farewell the silk road.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

It’s time to say goodbye to the Silk Road and board your flight to China’s cosmopolitan capital. How you spend the afternoon is up to you. You might like to relax in your room, or explore the city at your own pace. Tonight, celebrate a memorable journey with a delicious farewell dinner.

Stay: Beijing, Regent Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Your journey ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Daily : Breakfast


Companion Fly Free Including taxes*

Start Date End Date Double Twin Single
3 September 2020 13 September 2020 From $8,995 From $8,995 From $10,595
15 October 2020 25 October 2020 From $8,995 From $8,995 From $10,595

Companion Fly Free Including Taxes*: Offer includes an economy class airfare and air taxes of up to $150 for one person when two passengers travel together on the same flights and APT tour. Available when booking any APT China tour up to 17 days departing March to November 2020.

General Terms and Conditions: *Conditions apply: Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions. APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask APT or your travel agent if you require any clarification. All pricing and saving amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 12 April 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries. All offers are available until 30 November 2019 unless sold out prior. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable with any other offer unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time.

Airfare Offers: Flights must be booked by APT or Botanica. Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) and wholesale airfares in business class (U Class) with Singapore Airlines (or another airline of APT’s choosing) from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges will apply for other booking classes. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. Air taxes are estimated and subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Note that frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares. A Singapore stopover is allowed in each direction at an additional cost.

For further information on this or any other packages please Call us on 1300 968 787or mail

Expired on Thursday October 15th, 2020


  • Experiences in five destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Finest dining – a total of 24 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Expired on Thursday October 15th, 2020

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