Private luxury tours in China

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Luxury China Tours

Discover China
(10 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai

Essence of China
(19 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Shanghai & Suzhou, Lijiang, Hong Kong

Highlights of China & Hong Kong
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai & Suzhou, Hong Kong

Luxuries of China
(12 Days)
Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing & Great Wall

Exclusive China
(15 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Lijiang, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Three Cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong
(11 Days)
Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing & Great Wall, Hong Kong

Family Tour of China
(14 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Hong Kong

Cooking Tour of China
(11 Days)
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Contemporary Art of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai, Hong Kong

China: Past & Present
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Guilin & Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai

Journey Through China
(21 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Shanghai, Guilin with Yangshuo & Longsheng, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa, Hong Kong

Treasures of Yunnan
(9 Days)
Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Zhongdian

Beijing & Shanghai
(8 Days)

Hong Kong in Depth
(5 Days)

Active China
(16 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Guilin with Yangshuo & Longsheng, Lijiang, Hong Kong

Luxury Tibet Tours

Introduction to Tibet
(4 Days)
Lhasa

Multi-country Tours

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Kathmandu, Lhasa

Best of Japan & China
(14 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai & Suzhou

China & Thailand
(15 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Guilin & Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Three Capitals: Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing
(11 days)
Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing & Great Wall

Southeast Asia in Style
(21 Days)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Bangkok

Journey Through China

(21 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Shanghai, Guilin with Yangshuo & Longsheng, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa, Hong Kong

This comprehensive tour is the ultimate luxury journey through China.

Begin with in-depth private touring of Beijing, China’s centuries-old capital. Tour imperial masterpieces such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Explore the narrow hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighborhood. See lesser-known temples, and venture to a little-visited hilltop for panoramic views over the rooftops of the Forbidden City. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. Visit markets specializing in pearls, silk, food and furniture, and, if desired, explore new art gallery districts that showcase the city’s burgeoning contemporary art scene. One day, take an excursion to a stunning section of the Great Wall.

Fly to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), to see the spectacular mountain scenery and traditional villages. Ride the tram to the top of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and spend the day exploring trails that offer unbelievable views of beautiful peaks that have inspired Chinese artists for centuries. Another day, take an excursion to the nearby UNESCO-listed villages of Hongcun and Xidi, which are filled with traditional Chinese architecture. Also visit Tunxi Ancient Street, where historic buildings house interesting shops and restaurants.

Next, fly to Shanghai and experience the unbridled energy of China’s most stylish and modern city. During private touring, learn about Shanghai’s history through the architecture of the Bund, the French Concession, Pudong and other districts. Tour some of China’s best museums, including the Shanghai Museum. Your guide will also take you to Shanghai’s old town to sample local culinary specialties and have tea at the city’s oldest teahouse. Also visit up-and-coming neighborhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants.

Continue to Guilin, home to some of China's most breathtaking scenery. Cruise the Li River to Yangshuo— China’s most beautiful river journey—passing through a storied landscape of limestone peaks and rice paddies. From Yangshuo, take a motorized rickshaw tour along the backroads of this picturesque region, exploring local villages with your private guide and driver. Another day, enjoy a private excursion to Longsheng to see the spectacular rice terraces and local minority villages.

Next, travel to the ancient capital of Xian, a major stop on the Silk Road. See the famed Terracotta Warriors and the massive city walls. Explore the lively Muslim Quarter. Visit the important Big and Small Goose Pagodas. Tour the impressive Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Forest of Stelae, a fascinating library of tall stone tablets.

Continue by air to Chengdu, the modern capital of Sichuan. See frolicking giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, and learn about conservation efforts to reestablish their numbers in the wild. During private city touring, see highlights such as the Wide and Narrow Alleys, a historic area filled with shops and restaurants, and People’s Park, where locals socialize and play mahjongg. Dine on Sichuan’s spicy and delicious cuisine, and enjoy tickets to a performance of Sichuan Opera that includes the mysterious local art of face-changing. Other options include visiting nearby archaeological sites such as Sanxingdui to learn about the ancient cultures that once inhabited this area.

Fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and a city steeped in Buddhist spirituality and Tibetan traditions. During flexible touring with your expert guide and driver, visit Lhasa’s most compelling sights, including Potala Palace, the fortress-like Buddhist complex that towers over the city. Tour the most interesting parts of the palace and monastery compound, which is the historic seat of the Dalai Lama. Also, visit ancient Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple in Tibet and an important and lively pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, who come to prostrate themselves, spin prayer wheels, and see a revered, life-size sculpture of the Buddha as a boy. If desired, also enjoy a private trek to the Drak Yerpa caves. Additional activities in and around Lhasa can be arranged according to your interests, such as private meditation sessions, visits to homes, guided hikes, visits to important monasteries outside Lhasa, and more.

Conclude in Hong Kong with private touring that emphasizes the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Explore traditional markets, dine at gourmet Colonial-era restaurants on the beach, ride a sampan (fishing boat) across Aberdeen harbor and a tram up Victoria Peak, and browse the boutiques in the fashionable Soho district. Also visit excellent museums, a tea house, and other favorite spots.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Beijing
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Beijing & Great Wall
Private excursion to the Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing – Huangshan
Morning flexible touring and shopping. Private transfer to airport for flight to Huangshan. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 5 Huangshan
Full-day private excursion to Mount Huangshan
Day 6 Huangshan & environs – Shanghai
Full-day private excursion to nearby villages. Evening visit to Tunxi Ancient Street. Private transfer to airport for evening flight to Shanghai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 7 Shanghai
Full-day private city tour
Day 8 Shanghai & environs
Private excursion to nearby water village or continue city touring
Day 9 Shanghai – Guilin
Private transfer to airport for flight to Guilin. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 10 Guilin & Yangshuo
Morning Li River cruise to Yangshuo. Afternoon private tour of Yangshuo and countryside
Day 11 Guilin & Longsheng
Full-day private excursion
Day 12 Guilin – Xian
Private transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 13 Xian – Chengdu
Morning private visit to Terracotta Warriors. Afternoon private transfer to airport for flight to Chengdu. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 14 Chengdu
Morning visit to panda breeding center. Afternoon private city tour. Evening tickets to Sichuan opera
Day 15 Chengdu – Lhasa
Private transfer to airport for flight to Lhasa. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Begin private touring
Day 16 Lhasa
Full-day private tour
Day 17 Lhasa
Full-day private tour with option for hike
Day 18 Lhasa – Hong Kong
Private transfer to airport for flights to Hong Kong. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 19 Hong Kong
Full-day private city tour
Day 20 Hong Kong
Morning private city tour
Day 21 Depart Hong Kong
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Beijing: Four Seasons Beijing, Waldorf Astoria Beijing or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies for Aman)
Huangshan: Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Guilin: Shangri-La Hotel Guilin
Xian: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel
Chengdu: Ritz-Carlton Chengdu
Lhasa: St. Regis Lhasa or Shangri-La Lhasa
Hong Kong: Peninsula Hong Kong

Cost
$26,735 Per person (double occupancy)

Surcharge for regional business class flights is available, upon request