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China In-Style

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A private tour just for your traveling party

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The Best of China… With Your Own Private Guide

+ The remote Mutianyu section of the Great Wall offers a rewarding experience. But with our flexible private sightseeing, you can explore a different section if you wish.
+ Join museum staff in Xian to Touch Antiquity, our unique access to handle and examine priceless ancient relics.
+ Our Li River cruise takes you deep into the ethereal landscapes that have inspired poets and artists for centuries
+ Prepare regional dishes with our chef in Guilin and learn about China’s tea-growing traditions at the Tea Research Institute.
+ Your Private Car + Driver are at your disposal during free time so you can shop, dine and explore as you wish after your included sightseeing.
+ With 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites

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1

Our VIP Arrival Service in Beijing

The Fairmont - Beijing, China

With our VIP Welcome, you’ll be warmly greeted at your flight and assisted with entry formalities and baggage claim. Then proceed to your chauffeured vehicle for your private transfer to the 5-star Fairmont Beijing Hotel. Settle in to your Junior Suite on the Club Floor and enjoy the rest of this day to relax and explore as you wish.

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Follow in the footsteps of Ming Dynasty emperors as you join your private guide to explore the magnificent palaces, courtyards and pavilions of the sprawling Forbidden Cit. It is said that there are 9,999 rooms within these imposing walls and although you won’t see everyone, your guided tour offers a fascinating look into the splendor of Imperial life centuries ago. Then stand in Tiananmen Square. Covering more than 100 acres in the heart of the city with a scale reminiscent of Moscow’s Red Square or the Piazza San Marco in Venice, it ranks as one of the grandest public plazas in the world. Continue to the resplendent Summer Palace, erstwhile seasonal retreat of China’s mighty Imperial families and visit the Panda Hall at the Beijing Zoo.  Meals B+L

With smaller crowds, the remote Mutianyu section of the Great Wall affords a more enthralling and authentic experience. Ascend by cable car to walk atop this ancient defensive structure and take in the sweeping views as your expert personal guide shares dramatic tales of China’s ancient history. For lunch, you’ll dine at the celebrated Brickyard Restaurant, where the splendid setting in a restored village residence is matched only by the outstanding cuisine.  Back in the city, the rest of this day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Our in-the-know resident guide will be happy to offer personalized suggestions for sightseeing and dining on your own.  Meals B+L

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Temple of Heaven + Fly to Xian

Shangri-La Hotel - Xian, China

The tranquil grounds of the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty architecture and design, is a wonderful place for this morning’s specially arranged Tai Chi class with a local master. Then explore by rickshaw through an old Beijing Hutong – one of the city’s few remaining enclaves of traditional courtyard homes. Sitting down to lunch with a resident family here offers fascinating insight into daily life in China’s bustling capital. Then transfer to the airport for your included flight to Xian where you’ll be chauffeured to the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel. A stylish Club Floor guestroom has been reserved for your 2-night stay.  Meals B+L

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Terra Cotta Warriors + Touch Antiquity

Shangri-La Hotel - Xian, China

In 1974, local villagers digging a well stumbled upon what would ultimately become China’s greatest archaeological discovery… Thousands of life-sized terra cotta soldiers and horses that had been buried in perfect infantry formation to guard the tomb of an Emperor! This morning, you’ll gaze upon this extraordinary site as our expert guide sheds light on its history and discovery. Your foray into China’s ancient history continues at the Daming Palace Art Museum where our exclusive Touch Antiquity experience allows you to handle and examine priceless ancient artifacts as museum staff share insight into their cultural significance. Today’s lunch features savory dumplings, a local specialty.  Meals B+L

After breakfast on the Club Floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, your private car and driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Behold scenic Yaoshan Mountain and visit the nearby Tea Institute to learn about the cultivation of the region’s esteemed teas. This evening’s dinner showcases the culinary specialties of the region. Your spacious Club Floor guestroom at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel offers views of the Li River and the hotel’s lushly landscaped gardens.  Meals B+D

The ethereal landscapes of Guilin have enthralled and inspired artists and poets for centuries, and this morning’s cruise on the Li River is the best way to experience the region’s captivating beauty. Exploring a local market with your private guide and joining a skilled chef for a hands-on cooking class this afternoon are terrific ways to experience Guilin’s cultural traditions. Enjoy a delightful dinner of the dishes you’ve prepared before returning to your luxury hotel.  Meals B+L+D

Fly to Shanghai where you’ll be met and chauffeured to the landmark Fairmont Peace Hotel, overlooking the historic waterfront Bund. Check in to your Club Floor guestroom for a wonderful 2-night stay.  Meals B

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Shanghai Sightseeing with your Private Guide

Fairmont Peace Hotel - Shanghai, China

Begin your sightseeing along the elegant waterfront Bund, home to impressive landmarks built more than a century ago by Japanese and European trading companies. Then delight in the beauty of the Yu Yuan Garden, originally crated by a Ming Dynasty court official as a retreat for his aging parents. Then visit the Shanghai Museum, highly regarded for its expansive collection encompassing thousands of years of Chinese arts and culture – including ancient bronzes, celadon pottery, precious jade and exquisite antique furniture. Then explore the changing face of the city in Xintiandi where turn-of-the-century dwellings are now home to cafes, boutiques and galleries. For lunch, you’ll savor delicious Dim Sum at Ding Tai Fung, one of Shanghai’s finest restaurants.  Meals B+L

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Farewell to Shanghai

Capable of reaching speeds up to 300 mph, the futuristic MagLev Train is a thrilling and unforgettable way to go to the airport for your homeward flight.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

The Allure of Hong Kong

4-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $1,199

Enhance your travels through China and Asia with our signature Private Touring in Hong Kong. We include your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, chauffeured transfers when you come and go, and our exclusive Hong Kong Insider sightseeing tour with your own personal guide.

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Welcome to Hong Kong

On arrival in Hong Kong, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured into the heart of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Complimentary water and a refreshing towelette will be provided as your guide introduces you to their native city and answers any questions you might have. Upon reaching the city center, you’ll check in to your choice of hotel.

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Be a Hong Kong Insider

This morning your guide, a savvy city resident, will be waiting to show you the highlights and hidden facets of their hometown. Your exploration begins as you board the iconic Star Ferry! Cross Victoria Harbor and take in the impressive city skyline as your in-the-know guide shares information and insight. Step off on Hong Kong Island for a walking tour through Central, the city’s bustling business and financial center. Marvel at striking architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s China Bank Tower and learn how ancient Feng Shui principles still guide Hong Kong’s urban planners and architects.

Hop aboard one of the city’s double-decker trams, an essential part of island life for more than a century, and then explore by foot in Sheung Wan where you’ll see traditional herbal markets and learn about Chinese medicine. Continue along world-famous Hollywood where generations-old shop houses have been transformed into some of the city’s trendiest cafes, galleries and boutiques. Visit Man Mo Temple, one of the oldest in Hong Kong, and then sit down to a traditional Dim Sum lunch in one of your guide’s favorite restaurants. Delve into layers of architectural and cultural history at the unique PMQ Complex, and then join city residents along Graham Street. For nearly 200 years, this is where locals have come to buy their daily staples – everything from fruits and vegetables to preserved tofu, duck eggs and condiments. At one of the many markets, you’ll pause to refresh with a glass of freshly-pressed sugar cane juice. End your sightseeing on a high note as you ride the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak – where you’ll have breathtaking views of the city skyline, Victoria Harbor and distant vistas of green hills and offshore islands. After sightseeing, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel where the rest of the afternoon and your evening are at leisure to enjoy as you wish.  Meals B+L

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Another Day in Hong Kong

This entire day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Your hotel’s central location, surrounded by shopping, dining and cultural attractions, makes it easy to explore at your own pace. If you prefer additional guided sightseeing, you can choose from a wide variety of available tours including these:

Kowloon Markets: This half-day tour takes you through the back streets of Kowloon to experience facets of daily life glimpsed by few visitors. Venturing through the busy streets of the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok neighborhoods, you’ll join ordinary citizens and professional florists as they browse and shop in the colorful flower market. Strolling in the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, you’ll see men and their bird cages – and learn about this popular hobby. Accompanied by our in-the-know guide, you’ll also explore the Goldfish Market and the Ladies’ Market – a great place to shop for fashion and accessories. Finish up at Tin Hua Temple and the Jade Market where hundreds of merchants specialize in jewelry and carvings made from this revered green stone as well as fresh-water pearls.

Treasures of Kowloon: Spend a half-day with our expert guide delving into Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. Focusing on some of the principle landmarks and attractions in the Kowloon district, this guided tour includes Wong Tai Sin, a popular temple known for its fortune tellers. You’ll also explore Walled City Park, set on the site of a 19th-century Chinese garrison, and visit the Chi Lin Nunnery, an impressive Buddhist temple built in Tang Dynasty-style.

Hong Kong Island Foodie Tour: A must for culinary aficionados, this guided tour takes you down colorful side streets in the Hong Kong Island neighborhoods of Central and Sheung Wan. With our expert guide at your side, you’ll stop at a half-dozen places to sample authentic regional specialties like barbecue pork and wonton noodles. Along the way, you’ll learn how the area grew from a tiny fishing village into an international center for finance and trade. Tour begins and ends in Central on Hong Kong Island and lasts about 3.5 hours.

Cheung Chau Island: You’ll be met at your hotel and escorted to the pier to board the ferry to Cheung Chau Island. With no motorized vehicles allowed, Cheung Chau offers a chance to experience traditional village life away from the 21st-century rhythms of Kowloon and the bustling districts on Hong Kong Island. Fishing boats ply the harbor of Cheung Chau and the waterfront promenade is alive with local shops, seafood restaurants and family-run grocery stores. This 6-hour tour includes a tasting of Cheung Chau’s culinary specialties.

Curated Arts of Hong Kong: Accompanied by our specialist guide, this exclusive tour takes you to some of the city’s most highly-regarded galleries and artists’ studios where professional staff and gallery managers will offer insightful introductions to their current exhibitions and artists. This tour also visits Duddell’s, an innovative dining venue that brings in rarely-seen contemporary art work – most on special loan from private collections. This 3-hour tour includes roundtrip private transfers from your hotel.

Heritage Tour: This unique tour explores the legacy of the five great clans that played such an important role in the early days of Hong Kong - with some of the families, like the Tangs, tracing their arrival in the area to the 12th century. Tucked in amongst the modern apartment towers and busy highways of Kowloon and the New Territories, you’ll discover a virtual living museum where historic sites offer a glimpse into the life and culture of these long-ago, once-powerful families. Among the highlights, you’ll visit the walled village of Shan Ha Wai, tour the Tang-styled Buddhist temple at the Chi Lin Nunnery, and see the stately home built in 1865 by a descendent of the Man clan. A final stop at the Hong Kong Museum of History offers a great wrap-up of the history you’ve explored on this fascinating half-day tour.

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Depart Hong Kong

Your car and driver will take you to the airport or cruise ship terminal for your onward journey.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Be A Hong Kong Insider

Our resident guide will take you around town like a savvy insider to discover facets of Hong Kong which few visitors ever glimpse! We include transfers, a choice of fine city-center hotels, our exclusive Be a Hong Kong Insider full-day private tour, and more!

Yunnan

Delight in the intimacy and flexibility of having your own personal car, driver and expert guide as you tour ancient Lijiang, explore the ethnic cultures of Yunnan province and discover the magnificent landscapes of Zhongdian, the fabled land of Shangri-La!

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Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows. Additional surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

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Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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