Private luxury tours in China

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Luxury China Tours

Discover China
(9 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

China: Three Cities
(11 Days)
Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong

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

Culinary Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

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

Journey Through China & Tibet
(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

Southeast Asia in Style
(20 Days/19 Nights)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

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

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

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

Culinary Tour of China

(13 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

This private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences, in-depth cultural touring and accommodation at the best hotels in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Highlights include private cooking classes, experiencing distinct regional cuisines, touring important cultural attractions, and learning about the relationship between Chinese healing and cuisine.

Begin in Beijing, the fascinating capital of China. Enjoy a private cooking class at a prestigious culinary institution. During private cultural touring, visit the Forbidden City, the hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighborhood, a variety of markets, and shopping and art districts. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. One day, take a private excursion to the Great Wall or opt to continue city touring.

Next, fly to Xian—an ancient capital and major stop on the Silk Road—to see the famed Terracotta Warriors. Also enjoy Xian’s culinary highlights including food markets, a dumpling banquet, and the unique cuisine in the lively Muslim Quarter. Other touring activities include walking along the massive city walls, seeing the important Big and Small Goose Pagodas, and touring museums and other historic attractions.

Continue to Hangzhou for private touring of local tea plantations, beautiful West Lake and other highlights. From there, transfer to nearby Shanghai, China’s most stylish and modern city. During a private cooking lesson, learn to prepare regional dishes such as dumplings. Also enjoy private touring of the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden, and interesting shops and galleries. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange reservations at some of Shanghai’s most acclaimed restaurants.

Conclude in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s best food cities. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private dim sum making lesson. Also enjoy flexible private cultural touring of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, explore Hong Kong’s myriad restaurants, museums, teahouses and markets.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Beijing

Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private city tour

Day 3 Beijing

Full-day private city tour or private excursion to the Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing - Xian

Private transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Private afternoon tour of cultural and culinary highlights

Day 5 Xian - Hangzhou

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hangzhou. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 6 Hangzhou

Morning private cruise on West Lake. Afternoon private excursion to tea plantations and tea tasting

Day 7 Hangzhou - Shanghai

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 8 Shanghai

Full-day private city tour including markets

Day 9 Shanghai

Morning private cooking class

Day 10 Shanghai - Hong Kong

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 11 Hong Kong

Full-day private city tour

Day 12 Hong Kong

Private dim sum lesson

Day 13 Depart Hong Kong

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Beijing: Rosewood Beijing or Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Xian: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel
Hangzhou: Four Seasons Hangzhou or Aman Hangzhou
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Hong Kong: The Peninsula Hong Kong

Cost
$17,055 Per person (double occupancy)