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Luxuries of China
(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing & Great Wall
This private tour of China features some of the country’s most luxurious hotels and resorts, your own guide and driver for flexible private touring in the most interesting cities, excursions to the Great Wall and other scenic places in the Chinese countryside, and tickets and transfers to the best local cultural performances. It’s an easy itinerary based around short flights and private car transfers.
Begin 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.
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.
Continue 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 private transfers and VIP tickets to Impression West Lake, a performance that takes place on the scenic lake.
Conclude in 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. Travel by rickshaw down 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. One day, take a private excursion to an impressive and less-visited section of the Great Wall.
Arrive Hong Kong
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city touring
Half-day private city tour or excursion to nearby islands
Hong Kong – Shanghai
Transfer to airport and flight. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private introductory tour
Full-day private tour or excursion to Suzhou
Private morning cooking lesson or half-day private city tour
Shanghai - Hangzhou
Private transfer to Hangzhou for 2 nights, with touring en route. VIP tickets to Impression West Lake, including transfers
Full-day private tour, including boat ride on West Lake
Hangzhou - Beijing
Transfer to airport and flight. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private afternoon tour of the Summer Palace or arts districts
Full-day private city tour. Tickets to Peking Opera performance, including transfers
Private excursion to the Great Wall
Private airport transfer
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake or Amanfayun* (*supplement applies for Aman resort)
Aman at Summer Palace
Per person (double occupancy)
Optional surcharge for regional business class flights: From $450 per person
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
Please Contact Us for more information regarding the above tour, or to begin customizing your own itinerary.