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

Essence of China

(19 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shanghai & Suzhou, Lijiang, Hong Kong

This is the ultimate luxury tour of China, visiting all of the country’s most popular locations and cultural highlights. Tour the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Take excursions to the Great Wall of China and the water town of Suzhou. Stay at luxury resorts in Hangzhou and Lijiang—both locations are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and offer very interesting cultural touring. Also take a boat ride on the Li River and see the Terracotta Warriors.

Begin Beijing, China’s centuries-old capital. With your private guide and driver, enjoy private flexible touring of 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 take in panoramic views over the rooftops of the Forbidden City. Visit markets specializing in pearls, silk, food and furniture, and, if desired, explore art gallery districts that showcase the best of the city’s contemporary art scene. Also enjoy reservations at the city's top restaurants. One day, take a private excursion to an impressive and less-visited section of the Great Wall.

Next, fly to the ancient capital of Xian, a major stop on the Silk Road. See the famed Terracotta Warriors and the massive city walls. Explore a local night market and the lively streets of the Muslim Quarter. Dine on dumplings, a local specialty. 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 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.

Next, visit Shanghai, China’s most stylish and modern city. Enjoy private touring of the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, Pudong, the Shanghai Museum and specialty museums, historic Yu Yuan Garden, and the city’s oldest teahouse. Also, enjoy reservations at the city’s leading restaurants—some of the best in China. One day, opt to take a private excursion to Suzhou or continue private touring in Shanghai.

Drive to Hangzhou for two relaxing days at one of China’s most luxurious resorts. En route, stop in Xitang, a picture-perfect water town of narrow canals and traditional architecture. During private touring in Hangzhou, take a cruise on beautiful West Lake, visit local tea plantations, Buddhist temples and other cultural highlights of the region. Also, enjoy tickets to Impression West Lake, a performance that takes place on the scenic lake.

Continue to China’s rural, southwestern Yunnan Province. Spend several nights at the Banyan Tree Lijiang, a luxury resort in Lijiang—one of China’s best-preserved traditional villages, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Tour the cultural and scenic highlights of the region: visit hilltribe villages, see ancient Buddhist frescoes, attend a Naxi musical concert, browse the shops and charming streets lining canals in town, visit monasteries and beautiful parks at the base of the mountains.

The tour concludes in dynamic Hong Kong with private touring that emphasizes the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Learn about the historic buildings and modern skyscrapers in Central. Take a scenic drive along the beautiful coastline. Dine on dim sum, and enjoy reservations at one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed restaurants and private clubs. Learn about traditional Chinese medicine and local spices. Explore traditional markets, ride a sampan (fishing boat) across Aberdeen harbor, and browse the fashionable Soho district. Also visit excellent museums, a tea house, and other favorite spots. Perhaps watch a horse race at Happy Valley Racetrack, enjoy private appointments at leading antique shops or with noted designers, or get fitted for custom clothing at our favorite tailors. Also take a tram up Victoria Peak for spectacular panoramas over this fascinating, ever-evolving city.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 2 Beijing
Full-day private city touring
Day 3 Beijing
Private excursion to original section of the Great Wall. Evening Peking Opera performance
Day 4 Beijing
Full-day private city touring
Day 5

Beijing - Xian

Morning transfer and flight to Xian. Private tour of Xian including Terracotta Warriors and other attractions

Day 6

Xian - Guilin

Morning private touring in Xian. Mid-day transfer and flight to Guilin. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 7

Guilin & Yangshuo

Li River cruise to Yangshuo. Afternoon private tour of villages in Yangshuo

Day 8

Guilin - Hangzhou

Private transfer to flight to Hangzhou for 2 nights. Private boat ride on West Lake

Day 9

Hangzhou

Private touring of tea plantations, gardens, and Hangzhou. Evening Impression West Lake performance

Day 10

Hangzhou - Shanghai

Private transfer to Shanghai with tour of Xitang en route. Accommodation in Shanghai for 3 nights

Day 11

Shanghai

Full-day private city tour

Day 12 Shanghai & Suzhou
Continue Shanghai touring or private excursion to Suzhou to tour gardens, canals, and museums
Day 13 Shanghai - Lijiang

Private transfer to flight to Lijiang for 3 nights. Afternoon private tour of Lijiang and surrounding villages and monastery

Day 14 Lijiang

Morning touring to villages and attractions around Lijiang. Afternoon at leisure. Evening Naxi music performance

Day 15 Lijiang

Private touring in Lijiang and nearby villages

Day 16

Lijiang - Hong Kong

Private transfer to flight to Hong Kong for 3 nights. Private transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure

Day 17 Hong Kong
Full-day private city touring
Day 18 Hong Kong
Half-day private city touring, with option to visit outer islands
Day 19 Depart Hong Kong
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Beijing: Raffles Beijing, Four Seasons Beijing, or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies for Aman)
Xian: Sofitel Xian
Guilin: Shangri-La Hotel Guilin
Hangzhou: Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake or Amanfayun* (supplement applies for Aman)
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Lijiang: Banyan Tree Lijiang
Hong Kong: Peninsula Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Cost
$23,875 Per person (double occupancy)
Surcharge for regional business class flights is available, upon request.