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(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong
On this luxurious and leisurely private China tour, experience the most interesting cities and cultural attractions while staying at the finest resorts and hotels in the country.
Begin in Beijing, China’s centuries-old capital. Stay two nights at the luxurious Aman Summer Palace, a traditional courtyard complex with exclusive access to the former imperial retreat, followed by two nights at the best luxury hotel in downtown Beijing. With your private guide and driver, 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. 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 a private excursion to the Great Wall.
Next, take the high-speed bullet train to Shanghai, and stay one night at Amanyangyun, a relaxing luxury resort outside the city that features traditional Chinese villas in a camphor forest. During your stay, enjoy hands-on traditional cultural activities and lessons such as calligraphy, tea tasting, incense making and woodblock printing. Then, spend two nights at the best luxury hotel in central Shanghai to 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, explore the Old Town, and enjoy a tea tasting at a historic tea house. Also visit up-and-coming neighborhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants.
Continue by hi-speed train to Hangzhou, one of China’s most interesting destinations. During private touring, visit local tea plantations, tour Buddhist temples and monasteries, explore the historic city center, take a private cruise on West Lake, tour gardens and visit other cultural highlights of the region. Also, enjoy tickets to Impression West Lake, a spectacular light show and performance that takes place on the lake.
Conclude in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most attractive and exciting cities. Stay at a luxurious hotel in the city center, and enjoy views of Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline and beautiful harbors. With your expert private guide and driver, learn about the historic buildings and modern skyscrapers in Central. Tour interesting residential neighborhoods in the hills. Explore traditional markets, ride a sampan (fishing boat) across Aberdeen harbor and a tram up Victoria Peak, browse the boutiques in the fashionable Soho district and perhaps get fitted for custom clothing at our favorite tailors. Explore local markets to learn about traditional Chinese medicine and unusual food products. Also visit excellent museums, a tea house, and other favorite spots. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange reservations at our favorite restaurants in the city.
This tour can be fully customized with additional activities and destinations in China.
You put together the most amazing China trip. It was the best trip we’ve ever taken and we travel well!
~ L.R., Short Hills, NJ
We wanted to tell you how absolutely superb our China trip was. Really, the trip of a lifetime and everything you promised.
~ E.G., Los Angeles, CA
Thanks, thanks and more thanks for a spectacular China trip. We were catered to hand and foot and it could not have been better. The guides were great and really enhanced the trip for us.
~ H.R., Englewood, NJ
The trip was fantastic. The guides were all very helpful, friendly, informative, high quality, and very worthwhile. China was phenomenal, beautiful, and everything we wanted it to be. Thank you for everything.
~ P.W., Chappaqua, New York
I had the most marvelous experience with Artisans of Leisure, and I would recommend you to anyone and everyone wanting an in-depth cultural tour of China. Our tour was flawless in every way. We are most appreciative of the personalized touring and high level of service that you provide.
~ D.W., Washington D.C.
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