For Immediate Release

“China for Families” – A New Luxury Tour

14-day private tour showcases Chinese culture, cuisine, history and landscapes

Cruising the canals of a Ming Dynasty “water town” and sipping tea at a hillside tea plantation are just two of the family-friendly cultural experiences featured in “China for Families,” a 14-day private luxury tour just introduced by Artisans of Leisure, the New York City-based tour operator. The tour is ideal for families wishing to explore China’s ancient attractions—spectacular landscapes, atmospheric villages and imperial wonders—as well as experience its increasing number of modern charms, such as new luxury hotels and historic buildings converted into world-class restaurants and shops.

“China is an especially compelling family destination now because the country’s infrastructure has improved so dramatically over the last few years,” said Ashley Ganz, president of Artisans of Leisure. “China’s beautiful scenery, influential culture and fascinating historical sites have always enticed travelers. Now there’s the added appeal of new hotels, restaurants and shops that showcase the latest trends in design, cooking and service,” said Ganz.

Artisans of Leisure travel consultants visit China and Hong Kong multiple times each year to inspect hotels, dine at new restaurants, and generally keep up with the rapid changes. “Our clients have sophisticated tastes,” said Ganz, “they rely on us to know the most interesting ways to experience the ‘classic’ sights of China, and also to assess the country’s most recent developments. This tour includes the best China has to offer.”

An unparalleled amount of firsthand knowledge and understanding of luxury travelers comes through in “China for Families.” The destinations and luxury hotels have been carefully chosen, and all sightseeing (with private guides and drivers) is customized to the ages and interests of each family and its members.

Travelers on the “China for Families” tour visit nine major destinations—Beijing, the Great Wall, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Xitang, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Highlights include:

Historical and Cultural sites
China for Families” takes in some of China’s most important cultural attractions—from rustic to regal, ancient to modern—including:

China for Families” introduces travelers to China’s traditional fare and exploding contemporary restaurant scene, such as:

Landscape and scenery
Experiencing China’s breathtaking scenery is a major part of “China for Families.” Activities include:

The “China for Families” tour includes customized itinerary planning, hand-selected rooms in luxury hotels, flexible cultural touring with expert private guides and drivers, restaurant reservations, regional flights, airport transfers, China visa, admission fees, and access to Artisans of Leisure’s extensive network of associates within China and Hong Kong.

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury tour operator catering to a highly discerning clientele.

For additional information and details about Artisans of Leisure tours, please call 800-214-8144 or 1-212-243-3239, or visit the company’s website www.artisansofleisure.com or blogwww.artisansofleisuretraveler.com.

# # #