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Culinary Tour of China

Steamed Dumplings

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

Begin in Beijing. Enjoy a private cooking class at a prestigious culinary institution. Also tour imperial sites, the hutongs of a traditional residential neighborhood, a variety of markets, and shopping and art districts. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. One day, take an excursion to the Great Wall of China.

Next, fly to the ancient capital of Xian, a major stop on the Silk Road, to see the famed Terracotta Warriors. Also enjoy Xian’s culinary highlights including the city’s markets, a dumpling banquet, and dining 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 serene Hangzhou and enjoy private touring around beautiful West Lake, local tea plantations, Buddhist caves and other cultural highlights. From there, drive to Shanghai. Learn to prepare regional cuisine and how it varies from cooking styles elsewhere in China. Also tour the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden and interesting shops and galleries. During free time, enjoy Shanghai’s many acclaimed restaurants  

Continue to Hong Kong. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private dim sum cooking lesson. Also enjoy private touring of the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, enjoy Hong Kong’s endless restaurants, museums, teahouses, and markets.


Price: From US$18,195 per person (double occupancy.) 

Optional surcharge for regional business class flights available upon request.

Package Details

Package Includes
  • This private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences and in-depth cultural touring in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong.
    Highlights include:
  • Private cooking classes in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong
  • Experiencing distinct regional cuisines
  • Dining in a variety of venues, including private clubs and gourmet restaurants
  • Accommodation at China’s finest luxury hotels
  • Touring important cultural attractions and exclusive shopping districts with a private guide and driver
  • Visiting a remote section of the Great Wall
  • Browsing local markets for unique Chinese ingredients and cookware
  • Learning about traditional Chinese healing and its relationship to Chinese cooking and cuisine
  • 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.


Tour Operator

Artisans of Leisure

  • 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



Call 1 (800) 214-8144, email info@artisansofleisure.com, or visit www.artisansofleisure.com  For complete details on this package, click here.

Validity date

Departs daily on a private basis. For complete details and price options/validity on this amazing, exclusive package, click here.


Artisans of Leisure is a luxury tour operator for Hong Kong, China and other Asian and international destinations. This tour can be customized to suit individual travel interests.

  1. Although prices are current at the time of listing, airlines, hotels and travel agents frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fare surcharges. Therefore, prices may differ when you book your travel or stay and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Please check the most current prices.
  2. The above information is compiled by the Hong Kong Tourism Board from materials submitted by the indicated airlines, hotels and travel agents. Hong Kong Tourism Board is not responsible for the information, claims and offers made. Please contact the airlines, hotels or the travel agents for booking and complete details, terms and conditions.

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