Private Journey Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ With your own car, driver and guide, our in-depth sightseeing can be paced to your personal interests and comfort for more rewarding exploration.
+ Plumb the personal lives and Imperial duties of China’s emperors as you explore all 5 of Beijing’s World Heritage Sites.
+ Venture out to Juyong Pass to explore atop one of the most strategically important sections of the Great Wall.
+ Behold Xian’s Terra Cotta Army and explore the city’s Old Quarter.
+ Explore millennia of China’s history at the highly-regarded Shanghai Museum and then fast-forward to the 21st century in the vibrant Pudong district.
+ Includes 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites c
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Beijing

    Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the luxury Fairmont Beijing Hotel in the heart of the capital.
  • Day 2 - Discover Beijing c

    Behold the grandeur of Tiananmen Square. Along with the Piazza San Marco in Venice and Moscow’s Red Square, this is among the largest public plazas in the world. Then step into the age of Ming Dynasty emperors as you explore with your private guide through the sprawling Forbidden City. Then visit the Temple of Heaven, a sublime feat of engineering, and also the resplendent Summer Palace, erstwhile retreat of royalty. This evening’s banquet features Peking Duck. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - The Great Wall + Ming Tombs c

    The section at Juyong Pass was one of the most strategic parts of the Great Wall that stretches for thousands of miles. It was the site of many ancient battles and your exploration here offers deep insight into China’s history. Then stroll along the statue-lined Sacred Way to visit Changling, the best preserved of the Ming Tombs. Meals B+L
  • Day 4 – Onward to Xian

    You’ll be chauffeured to the airport today for your included flight to Xian, China’s ancient capital for 13 dynasties! On arrival, our private car and driver will take you to the 5-star Hilton Hotel, ideally situated within the old defensive walls of the city.  Meals B
  • Day 5 - The Terra Cotta Army c

    Villagers digging a well in 1974 unearthed what would become China’s greatest archaeological find. In the company of our expert private guide, your visit to the excavation site of the Terra Cotta Army will be most enlightening. Enjoy a guided walk in Xian’s Old Town and visit the City Walls. Meals B+L
  • Day 6 - Fly to Shanghai

    Our private car and driver will take you to the airport today for the flight to Shanghai, regarded by many as China’s most sophisticated and cosmopolitan city. On arrival, you’ll be met and chauffeured to the Fairmont Peace Hotel, a luxury Art Deco landmark overlooking the historic waterfront Bund. Meals B
  • Day 7 - Out + About in Shanghai

    Drive along the elegant waterfront Bund, home to so much of the city’s rich history. Then tour Yu Yuan Garden, built by a Ming Dynasty official for his aging parents, and then dive into the hustle and bustle of the Old City Bazaar. Explore millennia of Chinese history and culture at the highly regarded Shanghai Museum and then fast-forward to the 21st century as you marvel at the futuristic skyline of the Pudong Financial District. Enjoy a congenial farewell dinner and a thrilling performance by the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - Farewell, Shanghai

    Your journey finishes today as we escort you to the airport. Meals B

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    4 days from $1,800

    In a beautiful Himalayan valley, Lhasa beckons with its astounding architectural landmarks and rich cultural traditions. Enhance your trip to China with our easy-to-add extension to Tibet! We include all on-tour transportation, 3 nights at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel and complete sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide.

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  • The Fairmont - Beijing, China

    Bringing unprecedented luxury to China’s capital, the Fairmont Beijing offers an outstanding location in the heart of the central business district. Spacious guestrooms feature contemporary furnishings and are generously appointed with a 42-inch flat screen television, electronic safe, and floor-to-ceiling windows. En suite baths offer spa-quality amenities, a heated floor, large soaking tub and separate rainforest shower. After sightseeing, you might opt for a pampering treatment in the spa or invigorate with a work out in the modern fitness center. Onsite dining options include a contemporary steakhouse and Lunar 8, the Fairmont’s award-winning Chinese restaurant.

  • Hilton Hotel - Xian, China

    Tang Dynasty artwork and contemporary style blend beautifully at our 5-star hotel, ideally located downtown within the ancient city walls. A+R guests enjoy upgraded accommodations in an Executive Room that offers access to the Executive Lounge for evening cocktails as well as free use of the fitness center and indoor swimming pool where you can rejuvenate after sightseeing. Executive Room amenities include complimentary high speed Internet, high thread-count linens, pillow menu, and an LCD flat panel television with HBO.

  • Fairmont Peace Hotel - Shanghai, China

    With an enviable location on the historic Bund promenade near bustling Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s legendary Art Deco landmark has been brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century. Keeping the historic traditions of the Peace Hotel alive, you’ll still find the signature Chinese restaurant Dragon Phoenix and the esteemed Jazz Bar, Shanghai’s premier destination for jazz. All of the Fairmont’s distinctive guestrooms blend Art Deco inspired furnishings with modern amenities including illy espresso machines, 37-inch flat screen television, bath-side LCD screen, iPod docking station, and both wireless and broadband Internet access.

Our Private Journey Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide including all entrance fees
+ 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
+ 7 nights in our handpicked 5-star hotels in the heart of these fascinating cities
+ Arrival and departure airport transfers
+ All on-tour transportation, both internal flights, luggage handling, all hotel taxes, and all airline fees for included flights

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4/2/2019 5/31/2019 $4199 $3899
 
6/1/2019 8/31/2019 $3999 $3699
 
9/1/2019 10/31/2019 $4199 $3899
 
11/1/2019 11/15/2019 $3999 $3699
 
11/16/2019 11/30/2019 $3999 $3699
 
12/1/2019 12/31/2019 $3999 $3699
 
1/1/2020 2/29/2020 $3999 $3699
 
3/1/2020 3/31/2020 $4199 $3899
 
4/1/2020 4/29/2020 $4199 $3899
 

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Extend Your Trip

  • Add Tibet

    4 days from $1,800

    In a beautiful Himalayan valley, Lhasa beckons with its astounding architectural landmarks and rich cultural traditions. Enhance your trip to China with our easy-to-add extension to Tibet! We include all on-tour transportation, 3 nights at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel and complete sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide.

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There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

Extend Your Trip

  • Add Tibet

    4 days from $1,800

    In a beautiful Himalayan valley, Lhasa beckons with its astounding architectural landmarks and rich cultural traditions. Enhance your trip to China with our easy-to-add extension to Tibet! We include all on-tour transportation, 3 nights at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel and complete sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide.

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    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, city sightseeing and airport transfers via the convenient Airport Limousine Bus.

  • Yangzi Explorer 4 Night Cruise

    5 Day Freestyle Cruise

  • Yangzi Explorer 3 Night Cruise

    4 Day Freestyle Cruise

    Step aboard China’s finest all-balcony Yangtze cruiser for this unforgettable voyage. Enjoy fine international dining, free-flowing wines every evening, and expertly guided shore excursions enhanced by our enriching shipboard program of culture and entertainment.

  • Yellow Mountain

    5 Day Freestyle Tour

  • Kyoto

    3 Day FreeStyle Touring

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast and city sightseeing.

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  • Judith from MI gives this tour 

    The sites were amazing as were the accommodations. Zoe was a phenomenal guide and "connected" with the group. Dana was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. Yale seemed bored with the group.


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    Date Traveled: 1/25/2019

  • Kim from MI gives this tour 

    It was great visiting China for the first time.


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    Date Traveled: 1/17/2019

  • Gloria from NY gives this tour 

    Our 12 day private tour to mainland China and Hong Kong was excellent. We saw all of the highlights at our on pace and the tour guides were knowledgeable and delightful. All of our accommodations were centrally located and 5 star hotels. This is my first time traveling with A & R and it will not be my last!


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    Date Traveled: 4/11/2018

  • Joseph from NY gives this tour 

    Our private tour to mainland China and Hong Kong was an exceptional experience. We have travelled to many destinations around the world and I would have to say that this ranked as one of the top. The hotels, tour guides and attention to details more than met my expectation. We would certainly travel with A & R in the near future.


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    Date Traveled: 4/11/2018

  • Dr. Thomas H. from NJ gives this tour 

    Alexander and Roberts arranged a wonderful trip for three to Beijing and Xi’an. The accommodations at the Fairmount Beijing and at the Shangri-La Xi’an were definitely 5-Star with pleasant intelligent staff. But our guides were what made our trip special. I have some mobility issues but both Toby in Beijing and David in Xi’an were very solicitous of my welfare. Toby made the trip to the Summer Temple and the Forbidden City extremely pleasant and without Toby’s help I could not have gotten to the top of the Great Wall. Awesome is a highly over used word, but the Great Wall is truly awesome. The Rickshaw ride and the local lunch in a persons home was a very nice touch. Every step of the way Toby took great care of us. Likewise David made our sojourn to Xi’an off the chart enjoyable from meeting our train and whisking us through the immense bustling station to the City Wall and Chinese Dinner Theater on our first day to the unbelievable experience of the terra-cotta warriors and the Goose Pagoda on the second day. David’s escorting us through the bustling Xi’an station to our train coach on the last day was especially appreciated. Their care greatly eased our minds and allowed us to relax and absorb the China experience. We have done a lot of traveling but the Alexander and Roberts experience tops any of our previous adventures. I should add that their Concierge Melanie Delworth was especially helpful. We can highly recommend Alexander and Roberts.


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    Date Traveled: 5/19/2017

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