Private Touring Discoveries

  • After days enriched by unhurried sightseeing, retreat to our handpicked luxury hotels every night.
  • The Chinese have long known the health benefits of Tai Chi... Enjoy a private lesson with a master on the landscaped grounds of the Summer Palace.
  • The “old ways” and a calming pace prevail outside of China’s great cities... Gain insight into these rural traditions when you spend time with a farmer’s family in Yangshuo.
  • To complement in-depth sightseeing in Xian, our private car, driver and guide are at your disposal to explore your personal interests.
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Beijing!

    Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to the Shangri-La Hotel, a luxury city landmark set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens.
  • Day 2 – Full day sightseeing in Beijing

    In the attentive company of your own personal guide, you’ll visit Tiananmen Square, the sprawling Forbidden City c, the Panda Hall at Beijing Zoo, and the Temple of Heaven c, a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty architecture. Meals B,L
  • Day 3 – Excursion to the Great Wall c

    Thrill to the experience of walking atop the Great Wall at Badaling, one of the best preserved and most spectacular sections of this ancient structure. Sit down to lunch at The Commune by the Great Wall, with unbeatable views over the Wall as it stretches across the Shuiguan Mountains. Then step aboard a rickshaw to explore one of Beijing’s last hutong neighborhoods. Spend time with a resident family and learn about a rapidly vanishing way of life. Meals B,L 
  • Day 4 – Visit the Summer Palace and fly to Xian

    Begin your day with a private Tai Chi class on the landscaped grounds of the lovely Summer Palace c, erstwhile retreat of China’s Imperial families. Fly to Xian and transfer to the exceptional Shangri-La Hotel. Meals B,L 
  • Day 5 – The amazing Terra Cotta Army c

    Spend time at the excavation site of China’s greatest archaeological discovery and visit the Terra Cotta Museum. After lunch, our car and driver are at your disposal to explore your personal interests as you wish. You might take in more of Xian’s ancient sites or browse through a colorful local market. Meals B,L 
  • Day 6 – Touch Antiquity and on to Guilin

    Touch Antiquity with museum curators, examining and handling priceless ancient artifacts. Savor Xian’s famous dumplings at lunch and then fly to Guilin where you’ll be transferred by private car to the Shangri-La Hotel. Meals B,L 
  • Day 7 – Bamboo rafting in Guilin

    Slip into Guilin’s ethereal landscapes on a bamboo rafting expedition down the gentle Yulong, a particularly scenic tributary of the Li River. Experience the timeless rhythms of agrarian life as you stroll along emerald green rice paddies and visit with a farmer and his family. Savor the fine cuisine of southern China at dinner tonight, and then mingle with city residents on a pleasant evening stroll through town. Meals B,L,D 
  • Day 8 – Fly to Shanghai

    Transfer by private car to the airport for your included flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and chauffeured to the premier Shangri-La Pudong Hotel, wonderfully situated along the Huangpu River with breathtaking views of Shanghai’s historic waterfront. Meals B
  • Day 9 – Sightseeing... Shanghai style!

    Your private tour takes you along the historic Bund and through the Shanghai Museum, home to a highly regarded collection showcasing millennia of Chinese history and culture. Stroll in the lovely Yu Yuan Garden, explore the classic architecture and hip boutiques of Xintiandi Street, and sit down to a delightful Dim Sum lunch at the Green Wave Restaurant. Meals B,L 
  • Day 10 – Farewell to Shanghai

    Your private car and driver will take you to the airport. Meals B 

Extend Your Journey

  • Be a Hong Kong Insider!

    4-Day Post-Tour Extension from $1,699

    Experience facets of Hong Kong which few visitors ever glimpse. We include your flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 3 nights at the 5-star Kowloon Shangri-La, daily breakfast, lunch at Jimmy’s Kitchen and our exclusive Be a Hong Kong Insider full-day tour.

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  • Shangri-La Hotel Beijing

    Shangri-La Hotel is a landmark in the western part of the city, close to the financial district, Summer Palace, State Guesthouse, the Beijing Exhibitions Hall and Beijing Zoo. Its location and fine reputation has made it the choice of business and leisure travellers to Beijing, one of the world's oldest cities and China's administrative capital. From each room, guests may enjoy magnificent view of the 3,000-square-meter hotel garden or the skyline of Beijing.

  • Shangri-La Hotel, Xian

    A retreat for discerning travellers, the Shangri-La Hotel boasts a minimum 40 square metres and includes 24-hour room service, same day laundry and valet service, satellite TV, data ports and broadband internet services. The Shangri-La Hotel, Xian also provides a selection of bars and restaurants including a lobby lounge, coffee shop, and speciality and Chinese restaurants and health club with an indoor swimming pool.

  • Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

    The Shangri-La Hotel Guilin provides guests with a breathtaking views of the Li River and convenient to local attractions. The Shangri-La Guilin offsers sensational culinary options, elegant cocktails and poolside snacks. The 449 guest rooms include internet access, satellite television, and in-room safe. Guest amenities include fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts and sauna and jacuzzi.

  • Shangri-La Pudong

    Prominently sited along the famous Huangpu River, the Hotel has breathtaking views of Shanghai's legendary riverfront - the Bund and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Its newest tower has a range of trend-setting designer restaurants and bars, a second Ballroom, an additional Health Club and swimming pool, and CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. Each room features the full array of Shangri-La amenities, including broadband access, data ports and IDD, satellite TV and tea and coffee-making facility.

Our Private Tour Value

  • Extensive sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide, including all entrance fees
  • 17 meals: 9 buffet breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 9 nights accommodation in luxury Shangri-La Hotels
  • All transfers, on-tour transportation and internal flights
  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees and fuel charges for your 3 included flights GeneralAssist, our toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance

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Extend Your Journey

  • Be a Hong Kong Insider!

    4-Day Post-Tour Extension from $1,699

    Experience facets of Hong Kong which few visitors ever glimpse. We include your flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 3 nights at the 5-star Kowloon Shangri-La, daily breakfast, lunch at Jimmy’s Kitchen and our exclusive Be a Hong Kong Insider full-day tour.

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  • Year of Travel

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Extend Your Journey

  • Be a Hong Kong Insider!

    4-Day Post-Tour Extension from $1,699

    Experience facets of Hong Kong which few visitors ever glimpse. We include your flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 3 nights at the 5-star Kowloon Shangri-La, daily breakfast, lunch at Jimmy’s Kitchen and our exclusive Be a Hong Kong Insider full-day tour.

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