(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai, Hong Kong
This tour takes in the leading cultural and natural wonders of China and Hong Kong and is ideal for first-time visitors.
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 an excursion to the 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 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. Also visit up-and-coming neighborhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants.
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.
Price: from $15,580 per person (double occupancy)
Artisans of Leisure
Beijing: Peninsula Beijing or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies for Aman); Xian: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel; Guilin: Shangri-La Hotel Guilin; Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai; Hong Kong: Four Seasons Hong Kong, Peninsula Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
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