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Rediscover China's Silk Road

In October 2017, join experts from the U.S. - China Institute at Bryant University and travel along one of the worlds' most important routes of east-west exchange. The U.S. - China Institute has been a leader of east-west exchanges for more than a decade since its founding in 2005.

The Silk Road stretches across and branches through diverse areas of China. Each destination along this journey will give the traveler insight into China's rich cultural past and help answer questions of what lies ahead.

The ancient Silk Road was a network of overland and sea trade routes that connected China, Central Asia and the West. The exchanges that took place along the Silk Roads had tremendous impact on the world. Commerce had a direct economic impact on the lives of the people engaged in trade and those living along the trade routes. More importantly, the exchanging of ideas like Buddhism and exposure to different lifestyles had a significant impact on all those who were touched by the Silk Roads. Now, the development of the One Belt One Road project initiated by China is revitalizing and modernizing these ancient routes.

Over fourteen days this tour will visit six cities, all of which have rich history, countless stories to be told, and unique cultural identities. This tour will expose you to China's long lasting civilization and unique culture. At the same time you will experience all the luxury and excitement that China has to offer.

Staff from the U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University will lead you deep into China's past exploring thousands of years of history and culture all while looking ahead to the future. The carefully selected destinations and activities are designed to give the traveler an in depth look in to China's rich traditions and amazing accomplishments. We strive to incorporate China's rich culinary traditions through carefully selected meal time stops. You will meet new friends and make connections that will last a lifetime.

The U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University was established with a guiding principle to create connections linking east and west. We will connect you with local experts on the ground who are working every day to preserve Chin a's wonderful history and culture. Our approach to this program follows the ancient Chinese philosophy of maintaining a healthy balance in all aspects of life. We aim to balance the experience giving you both an in depth look in to the importance of east west exchange, Chinese and western perspectives, old and new, but also to stir your adventurous side as we travel into the Gobi Desert like past explorers.

Your tour highlights:
  • Thousand Buddha Caves in Dunhuang
  • West Lake
  • Interactions with leading cultural experts
  • The Terracotta Warriors
  • Long Jing Tea Fields

Your tour includes
  • 15 nights in handpicked luxurious hotels
  • Most meals
  • Bilingual tour director
  • Private transportation
  • Guided sightseeing and all entrance fees

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Rediscover China's Silk Road

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If you must cancel your trip (or any portion thereof), a cancellation charge will apply; refunds depend on the timing of the cancellation. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing by the U.S. China Institute at Bryant University from the traveler. Trip deposits are refundable minus a $500 administrative fee up to 91 days or more prior to departure. Cancellations received 90-45 days prior to the departure are subject to a $1,500 per person administrative fee. Cancellations received 44-31 days prior to departure are subject to a $2,500 per person administrative fee. Cancellations received 30 days or less prior to departure, no refund can be made.