The Shangri-La Express

Urumchi - Beijing

  • Journey name: Urumchi - Beijing  
  • Duration: Upto 10 days


Modern comfort in an ancient country…the Shangri-La Express guarantees you good living even in the remotest places.  The twin-berth cabins are the perfect private retreat, comfortably furnished and traditionally decorated with the varnished wood and brass reminiscent of a different age. Each includes a ‘Pullman’ table and deep armchair alongside a large picture window; a perfect place from which to take in China’s ever-changing scenery. A state of the art shower car complements the two washrooms/WC’s in every sleeping carriage.


Meals are served in the train’s spacious restaurant cars, where dedicated chefs serve a western breakfast followed by a wide range of authentic Chinese specialities at lunch and dinner, using only the finest local ingredients. As well as soft drinks, tea and coffee, meals are accompanied by a selection of wines from around the world.


Equally special is the unique ambience of the piano bar car, where resident pianist is always happy to take requests. Staying open until the last person leaves, the bar is the perfect place to get to know your fellow passengers… or simply wile away some time, reading or taking in the scenery while enjoying your favourite drink.

Train Departure Schedule:

2016 : July - September

Journey Dates:

  • 2016

    30 September 


    2 October

Places Covered:

Urumchi - Turpan - Dunhuang - Jiayuguan (Great Wall of China) - Xian (Terracotta Warriors) - Beijing

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  • 1 night in Urumchi
  • 4 nights onboard the Shangri-La Express
  • 3 nights in Beijing
  • Freedom of Choice Touring Options

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  • Modern comfort in an ancient wilderness
  • perfect private retreat
  • Authentic Chinese specialities at lunch and dinner
  • Unique ambience of the piano bar car