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

Spa & Wellness Tour of China
(10 Days)
Shanghai & environs, Suzhou, Hangzhou

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)
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

Culinary Tour of China

(13 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

This private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences, in-depth cultural touring and accommodation at the best hotels in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Highlights include private cooking classes, experiencing distinct regional cuisines, touring important cultural attractions, and learning about the relationship between Chinese healing and cuisine.

Begin in Beijing, China's centuries-old capital. Enjoy a private cooking class at a prestigious culinary institution. 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 tea, 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 or opt to continue city touring.

Next, fly to Xian—an ancient capital and major stop on the Silk Road—to see the famed Terracotta Warriors. Also enjoy Xian's culinary highlights including food markets, a dumpling banquet, and the unique cuisine in the lively Muslim Quarter. Other touring activities include walking along the massive city walls, seeing the important Big and Small Goose Pagodas, and touring museums and other historic attractions.

Continue to Hangzhou for private touring of local tea plantations, beautiful West Lake and other highlights. From there, transfer to nearby Shanghai, China's most stylish and modern city. During a private cooking lesson, learn to prepare regional dishes such as dumplings. Also enjoy private touring of the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden, and interesting shops and galleries. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange reservations at some of Shanghai's most acclaimed restaurants.

Conclude in Hong Kong, one of Asia's best food cities. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private dim sum making lesson. Also enjoy flexible private cultural touring of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, explore Hong Kong's myriad restaurants, museums, teahouses and markets.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
VIP assistance at airport upon arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Beijing
Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private city tour
Day 3 Beijing
Full-day private city tour including wholesale tea market or private excursion to the Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing – Xian
Private transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Private afternoon tour of cultural and culinary highlights, including dumpling-making lesson
Day 5 Xian – Hangzhou
Private transfer to airport for flight to Hangzhou. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private cultural tour
Day 6 Hangzhou
Morning private tour of tea plantations and tea tasting. Afternoon private cruise on West Lake
Day 7 Hangzhou – Shanghai
Private transfer to train station for train to Shanghai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 8 Shanghai
Full-day private city tour including markets
Day 9 Shanghai
Morning private cooking class
Day 10 Shanghai – Hong Kong
Private transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 11 Hong Kong
Full-day private city tour
Day 12 Hong Kong
Private dim sum cooking lesson
Day 13 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
Hangzhou: Four Seasons Hangzhou
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Hong Kong: The Peninsula Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Cost
$18,195 Per person (double occupancy)

Testimonials

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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