Travel through centuries and explore the Wonders of China. The sheer sweep of geography, history culture, and cuisine are remarkable. Throughout this private tour, you’ll be enjoying the finest luxury hotels and specially curated experiences that offer you a true insight into the culture of China – the world’s fastest changing nation.
View life as it once was as you explore the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the old alleys of Beijing.
Understand life today in the city and countryside by interacting with local people during your trip. Hike along a particularly picturesque section of China’s Great Wall. It took millennia to build, but today the Great Wall stands out as one of the world’s most famous landmarks. We’ll also tour impressive architectural masterpieces such as the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.
Ride on a high-speed train to Xian, a major stop on the Silk Road. Go underground and see thousands of famed Terracotta Warriors standing guard. Explore a local night market and the lively street of the Muslim Quarter. Next, fly to Guilin and Yangshuo. Renowned as a paradise on Earth, this region is famous for its landscape of Karst mountains, green hills, and winding rivers, resembling a beautiful Chinese painting. Lose yourself in mystical, storybook landscapes while cruising the Li River.
Then experience the unbridled energy of Shanghai, a hypermodern, cutting-edge city of over 24 million that draws visitors who appreciate art, design, food, and style. Learn about Shanghai’s history through the architecture of the Bund, the French Concession, Pudong and other districts. Take a day trip to Suzhou, a nearby water town to cruise canals lined with Ming Dynasty homes.
April 17, 2020 to April 28, 2020 – USD $6,899.00
Doubel Occupancy: $6,899.00 / person
Single Occupancy: $9,498.00 / person
3 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beijing – Premier King Rooms
2 nights at the Sofitel Legend Xian – Premium Rooms
1 night at The Shangri-La Hotel – Guilin – Horizon River View Room
2 nights at the Yangshuo Banyan Tree Hotel – Pagoda Lake Suite
3 nights at the Wanda Reign on the Bund Hotel – Shanghai – Grand Deluxe Bund View Room
11 Days full sightseeing tours and activities as indicated on itinerary
Welcome Dinner in Beijing
Dinner in Yangshuo
Farewell Dinner in Shanghai
High-speed train from Beijing to Xian – 1st class seats
Li River Cruise
English Speaking guides throughout
Meet and Greet Airport Transfers
Departure Airport Transfers
Tours and Transfers on private basis air-conditioned vehicles
Fully escorted Source Events concierge
Waldorf Astoria- Beijing
Days 1, 2, 3
Standing as a dramatic bronze building, designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing is destined to become a landmark in the heart of the Wangfujing district. Fashionable and Trendy. The hotel is located just east of Wangfujing along Jinyu Hutong, now known as Jinbao Street. This street is the equivalent of Fifth Avenue in New York, where luxury brands from all the world are lined for shoppers to indulge in. Both Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Shijia Hutong are within walking distance of the Waldorf. Spacious and superbly appointed accommodations, plush pillow-top either King size bed, dressed with fine linens, expansive work area, LCD TV and lavish bath with twin vanity and exquisite Ferragamo amenities. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso Coffee and tea facilities.
Sofitel Legend- Xian
Days 4, 5
Originally opened in 1953, The People’s Grand Hotel Xian designed by Mr. Hong Qing, Chief architect of the Northwest Institute of Architectural Design. Hong Qing was commissioned due to his experience for studies in France and Belgium where he inspired by the “Fleur-de-lis” which you can see on the façade murals and internal ceilings with coverings and moldings. The Hotel was built to host the Soviet engineers who were building the city and the hotel soon become the first “State Guest House” initially built under Chairman Mao. It quickly became the place to stay for government officials and invited foreign dignitaries, the hotel was guarded by 12 military guards and was known as the most prestigious address in Xian.
Shangri-La Hotel- Guilin
Home to the city’s largest five-star conference and meeting space, Shangri-La Hotel Guilin, offers more than 4,300 square meters of elegant function rooms. This includes Guilin largest ballroom which can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. Celestial enchantment amidst mountain & river vistas the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is located on the bank of sparkling Li River, with lush landscaped gardens and unique ‘Karst-Scenery’ surrounded by mountains. The hotel has 439 guest rooms with a variety of room types including the terrace mountain-view room and family room. The sparkling river and hotels lush landscaped gardens create unique natural scenery. Here is not only a hotel but also a mini amusement park, a mini zoo, and a mini botanical garden. There is a wide range of family recreational facilities and activities, including a kids’ club, mini zoo, mini royal train, bumper boat, an art and craft class, organic farm, rock climbing, folk show, and so on. It is the ideal choice for family tours, leisure travels, and business meetings.
Banyan Tree Hotel- Yangshuo
Days 7, 8
The natural wonder of the limestone mountains in Yangshuo is a sight to behold. It is truly breath-taking and a memory for life. Yangshuo has so much more to offer, with the Li River, the caves, the rice fields, activities like rock climbing and much more. It truly is a natural feast of visual impressions. Against this landscape, Banyan Tree has built a mountain resort with picturesque sceneries and access to all the activities.
Wanda Reign on the Bund Hotel- Shanghai
Days 9, 10, 11
Grandly situated along the iconic Huangpu River, Wanda Reign on the Bund enjoys magnificent views of The Bund, Huangpu River, and Pudong skyline. Guests can conveniently walk to the hotel’s historic neighbors, the ancient Yu Garden and City God Temple. The hotel is 42 kilometers from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, 16 kilometers from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, and 6.4 kilometers from Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel features 190 luxurious guest rooms including 13 uniquely designed suites, ranging from 45 square meters to 288 square meters, with stunning views of The Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong skyline and the ancient Yu Garden. Guest rooms are designed in two distinctive styles – Trendy with high energy and Noble, Luxurious and Distinguished. Featuring beige tones, the Trendy concept blends Art Deco glamour with modernity, while the Noble style incorporates mahogany burl wood, magnolia embroideries, and Art Deco elements to create a distinct sense of place.
Domestic Flights – Xian to Guilin and Yangshuo to Shanghai – $659
Gratuities for guides and drivers
Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
Visa for China
Optional 2 night Extension to Hong Kong
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