Private Touring Discoveries

  • The Chengdu Panda Breeding Center is the premier facility of its kind... By special arrangement, you’ll get to feed and hold a baby Panda!
  • Sample fine regional cuisines in our handpicked restaurants; we even include four à la carte dinners so you can personalize your dining experience.
  • Observe an active archaeological excavation at the unique Hanyangling Museum.
  • Join museum curators in Xian to hold and examine priceless ancient artifacts.
  • Your personal guide will take you beyond the sites and monuments to experience facets of daily life and Chinese culture unseen by other groups.
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Beijing

    Check in to the stylish Sofitel Wanda Hotel in the heart of the bustling capital.
  • Day 2 – Beijing’s Imperial highlights

    Today’s city tour with your own private car, driver and guide will be paced for your comfort and tailored to your personal style. Stand in Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City c. After lunch, tour the lovely Summer Palace c. Tonight’s dinner at Dadong features classic Peking Duck. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 3 – The Great Wall and Hutongs of Beijing

    With fewer visitors and stunning scenery, the remote Mutianyu section of the Great Wall c promises a more authentic and rewarding experience. Enjoy lunch at the historic Schoolhouse Restaurant and then explore by rickshaw through one of Beijing’s last remaining Hutong districts. Join residents for a stroll along Houhai Lake and dine à la carte this evening at Hua’s Restaurant. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 4 – Fly to Xian

    Fly to Xian and the new Hilton Hotel, inside the city walls. At the Hanyangling Museum, a unique subterranean exhibit hall allows you to watch an ongoing archaeological excavation. Enjoy a Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. Meals B,D
  • Day 5 – The Terra Cotta Warriors c

    Visit the amazing 2,000-year-old Terra Cotta Army. At a local market, your private guide reveals the medicinal properties of herbs in use since ancient times. Dine à la carte tonight at Tianxilou, close to your hotel. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 6 – Touch Antiquity and fly to Chengdu

    Our exclusive Touch Antiquity experience allows you to handle and examine priceless ancient artifacts as a museum curator sheds light on their history and significance. Fly to Chengdu and transfer to its finest hotel, the Shangri-La. Tonight’s à la carte dinner at Chenmapo features regional specialties. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 7 – Our special Hold a Panda Experience

    Our visit to the Panda Breeding Center takes you behind the scenes with caretakers, where our guests have the exclusive opportunity to feed and hold a Panda! Get a taste of daily life at a bustling local teahouse in a city park and delight in the splendid architecture of Kuangzhaixiangzi, an ancient city district. Dine this à la carte again this evening at Weidian. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 8 – Onward to Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai where the MagLev Train whisks you downtown to Le Meridien Hotel. Sit down to a memorable dinner at Jade Garden Restaurant, one of the city’s best. Meals B,D
  • Day 9 – Full day private sightseeing

    Drive along the historic Bund and explore Yu Yuan Garden and the historic French Concession. Then stroll along the ancient lanes of Tianzifang, now home to some of the city’s most popular boutiques, and cafes. Enjoy dinner at Lost Heaven, an atmospheric restaurant famed for its fine presentation of exotic Yunnan fare. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 10 – Free Day in Shanghai

    Today is at leisure to explore Shanghai on your own. Meals B
  • Day 11 – Farewell, Shanghai

    Our tour services end this morning. Meals B

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  • Sofitel Wanda Hotel

    With a central location in the Beijing, Sofitel Wanda Beijing offers easy access to the Exhibition Center, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The hotel's striking design draws on Sino-French influences and accentuates the strong cultural links between France and China reflected in the overall theme and décor. The hotel features 417 luxurious rooms, 4 restaurants, a Grand Ballroom, Health Club and indulgent LeSpa. Guest accommodations include in-room safe, high-speed internet access, mini-bar and satellite television.

  • Hilton Hotel Xian

    Tang Dynasty artwork and contemporary style blend beautifully at this new deluxe hotel, ideally located downtown within the ancient walls of the city.

  • Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu

    Located in the city's cosmopolitan Jinjiang District, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu enjoys spectacular views of the Jinjiang River. The hotel sits adjacent to the stylish 30-storey Shangri-La Office Tower, making the hotel and office complex a landmark in one of China's most modern and affluent cities. The 593 guestrooms have modern amenities including high-speed internet access, plasma television and in-room safle. The Shangri-La Hotel offers several restaurants and bars, and guests have access to the private spa, health club and swimming pool.

  • Le Royal Meridien Hotel Shanghai

    Located in the center of Shanghai on the historic Nanjing Road East, opposite the People's Square, and overlooking the Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Grand Theater, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai is one of the city's tallest landmarks at 66 stories high. The hotel is surrounded by superb restaurants, bars, shops, and museums. It's 761 guest rooms provide a 42" plasma TV, DVD/CD player, rain shower, wireless and High Speed Internet Access, and floor-to-ceiling/wall-to-wall windows and views of the Bund and the Huang Pu River, People's Square Park, or Shanghai's skyline. Ten restaurants and bars offer a variety of dining options. The property also includes currency exchange, fitness center and spa, safe deposit boxes, sauna, pool and gym.

Our Private Tour Value

  • Join caretakers at a premier Panda research facility to feed and hold a Panda
  • Observe an active archaeological excavation at the unique Hanyangling Museum
  • Join museum curators in Xian to hold and examine priceless ancient artifacts
  • Extensive sightseeing with a private car, driver and guide including all entry fees
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners
  • 10 nights in our 5-star hotels, all on-tour transportation and all 3 internal flights
  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes & charges, and all airline fees for included flights

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7/1/2014 8/26/2014 $4999 $4749
8/27/2014 8/31/2014 $4999 $4749
9/1/2014 10/26/2014 $5399 $5149
10/27/2014 11/24/2014 $5399 $5149
11/25/2014 11/30/2014 $5399 $5149
12/1/2014 12/31/2014 $4999 $4749

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  • Debbie from IN gives this tour 

    We enjoyed seeing all of the amazing sites in China; delicious food; warm and hospitable guides and drivers; comfortable accommodations and an ambitious itinerary. We traveled with our two teenagers and everything was arranged so well that we really have no suggestions for improvements for the trip itself. Our guides were an especially enjoyable part of the trip (Toby in Beijing; Michael in Xi'an; David in Chengdu and Leo in Shanghai!). Read More »

  • David from NV gives this tour 

    It was truly a "trip of a lifetime" to China. From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall to visiting a Chinese family in their home in the Hutong to touring a local cloisonne facility, from seeing the amazing Terra Cotta warriors to handling many thousand year old antiquities in the Xian Museum, from feeding, washing and hugging a Panda(!) to seeing the modern beauty of Shanghai- it was all magnificent...and so ably handled by our excellent tour guides! Read More »

  • Carol from NY gives this tour 

    My daughter and I recently took the Private Pandas of Chengdu trip with an extension for the 4 night Yangtze River cruise. The guides were great and pacing wonderful. Our guide, Harry, in Xian and Allen in Shanghai were fantastic. The value and restaurant arrangements were superb! It is worth every penny to arrange a private tour. Thank you! Read More »

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