Private luxury tours in China

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Luxury China Tours

Discover China
(11 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai

Introduction to China
(7 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai

Highlights of China & Hong Kong
(12 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai, Hong Kong

China: Three Cities
(11 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Family Tour of China
(12 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Hong Kong in Depth
(6 Days)
Hong Kong & environs

China in Depth
(19 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Shanghai & Suzhou, Lijiang, Hong Kong

Exclusive China
(14 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Lijiang, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Culinary Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Treasures of Yunnan
(10 Days)
Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Zhongdian

Active China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Guilin, Hong Kong

Journey Through China & Tibet
(18 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Guilin & Yangshuo, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa, Hong Kong

Luxury Tibet Tours

Introduction to Tibet
(4 Days)
Lhasa and environs

Chengdu & Tibet
(7 days)
Chengdu, Lhasa

Multi-country Tours

Southeast Asia in Style
(20 Days/19 Nights)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Kathmandu, Lhasa

Best of Japan & China
(15 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai

Three Capitals: Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing
(11 days)
Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing & Great Wall

China in Depth

(19 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, 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 in Beijing, China's centuries-old capital. 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 an impressive and less-visited section Great Wall of China.

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. Visit the important Big and Small Goose Pagodas. Tour the impressive Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Stele Forest, 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 or bike tour along the backroads of this picturesque region, exploring local villages with your private guide and driver.

Next, fly to 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 overland to Shanghai. En route, stop in Xitang, a picture-perfect water town of narrow canals and traditional architecture. During private touring in Shanghai, experience the unbridled energy of China's most stylish and modern city. 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. 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.

Continue to China's rural, southwestern Yunnan Province. Spend several nights at 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 and visit monasteries and beautiful parks at the base of the mountains.

Conclude in Hong Kong, one of Asia's most attractive and exciting cities, with a spectacular skyline, beautiful harbors and beaches, superb restaurants, bustling markets and much more. 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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
VIP assistance at airport upon arrival. 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
Day 4 Beijing
Half-day private city touring
Day 5

Beijing – Xian
Private transfer for flight to Xian. Private afternoon tour of Xian including Terracotta Warriors and other attractions

Day 6

Xian – Guilin
Morning private touring in Xian. Private transfer for flight to Guilin. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 7

Guilin & Yangshuo
Morning cruise on the Li River to Yangshuo. Afternoon private tour of Yangshuo villages and countryside

Day 8

Guilin – Hangzhou
Private transfer for flight to Hangzhou for 2 nights. Afternoon 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 overland 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 for flight to Lijiang for 3 nights. Afternoon touring of Lijiang, including Lijiang's Old Town

Day 14 Lijiang
Full-day private tour of Lijiang, surrounding villages and local temples. Evening Naxi music performance
Day 15 Lijiang
Continue private touring in Lijiang and nearby villages
Day 16

Lijiang – Hong Kong
Private transfer for 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: Rosewood Beijing, Four Seasons Beijing, Waldorf Astoria Beijing or Aman at Summer Palace*
(supplement applies for Aman)
Xian: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel
Guilin: Shangri-La Hotel Guilin
Hangzhou: Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake or Amanfayun
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Lijiang: Amandayan or Banyan Tree Lijiang
Hong Kong: The Peninsula Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Cost
$27,040 Per person (double occupancy)