Southeast Asia in Style (21 Days)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Bangkok
Beijing & Shanghai
(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
This tour combines mainland China’s two great cities: imperial Beijing and fast-paced Shanghai.
Begin with in-depth private touring of Beijing, China’s centuries-old capital. Tour 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 venture to a little-visited hilltop for panoramic views over the rooftops of the Forbidden City. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. 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 an excursion to a stunning section of the Great Wall with an optional stop for lunch at Commune by the Great Wall.
Next, fly to Shanghai and 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, including the Shanghai Museum. Your guide will also take you to Shanghai’s old town to sample dumplings and sweets, and have tea at the city’s oldest teahouse. Also visit up-and-coming neighborhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants. One day, take an excursion to Suzhou or another nearby water town to cruise canals lined with Ming Dynasty homes, and tour private gardens that we’ve chosen as our favorites.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Full-day private city touring
Beijing& Great Wall
Private excursion to the Great Wall
Full-day private touring in Beijing
Transfer and flight to Shanghai for 3 nights. Afternoon private touring
Full-day private city touring
Private excursion to Suzhou
Private airport transfer
Raffles Beijing, The Peninsula Beijing
or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies)
Peninsula Shanghai or Park Hyatt Shanghai
Per person (double occupancy)
Optional surcharge for regional business class flights: From $130 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.