Private luxury tours in China

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Luxury China Tours

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

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

Luxuries of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Hangzhou, 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

Luxuries of China

(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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing

Private arrival transfer to the Aman Summer Palace for 2 nights

Day 2 Beijing

Morning private tour of Summer Palace. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy resort

Day 3 Beijing & Great Wall

Private transfer to downtown Beijing hotel for 2 nights, with touring of Great Wall at Mutianyu en route

Day 4 Beijing

Full-day private city tour

Day 5 Beijing – Shanghai

Private transfer to station for bullet train to Shanghai. Private arrival transfer to Amanyangyun for an overnight stay. Afternoon of private cultural activities at the hotel

Day 6 Shanghai

Private transfer to downtown Shanghai hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 7 Shanghai

Half-day private city tour. Afternoon at leisure

Day 8 Shanghai – Hangzhou

Private transfer to bullet train to Hangzhou. Private afternoon tour of temples and tea plantations, including scenic walk and private tea tasting

Day 9 Hangzhou

Morning private West Lake cruise and tour of historic town. Afternoon at leisure

Day 10 Hangzhou – Hong Kong

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong. Private arrival transfer to Hong Kong hotel for 3 nights

Day 11 Hong Kong

Full-day private city tour

Day 12 Hong Kong

Half-day private city tour

Day 13 Depart Hong Kong
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Beijing: Aman at Summer Palace & Peninsula Beijing
Shanghai: Amanyangyun & Peninsula Shanghai
Hangzhou:

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake and/or Amanfayun

Hong Kong: Peninsula Hong Kong or Four Seasons Hong Kong

Cost
$17,925 Per person (double occupancy)