China Grand Luxe

A 11 day trip to China 
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Culture & History in Beijing
Idyllic beauty in Hangzhou
Bamboo & Luxury lodging in Moganshan
Thrilling Shanghai

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Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Beijing, Hangzhou, Moganshan, Shanghai

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

This is a private tour: travel in the company of your family or friends under the guidance of local hosts. Transportation, sightseeing and activities are all on private basis, you do not need to share with strangers. There are no fixed departure dates, travel on dates that suit you. There is no strict upper limit to the group size though groups over 15 people may require certain changes to the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

BEIJING
ALL BEIJING PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IN LARGE BUICK OR MERCEDES VAN
Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
Stay at the Aman Summer Palace for 3 nights in Courtyard Guestroom
Aman at Summer Palace is a premium deluxe grade historical property, set in former imperial quarters next to the Summer Palace
The quality of service is among the highest in China
Leisure time, explore on your own or relax at the hotel

Day 2

BEIJING
A morning visit to the Temple of Heaven; watch the elderly locals do morning exercises and perform street opera in the surrounding parks
Afterwards visit this stunning temple complex
See Tian An Men square and enjoy the Forbidden City guided tour with excellent audio-guide system included
Also have access to the Hall of Royal Collection of Ancient watches and clocks, and Hall of Imperial Jewelry
Visit the famous Liulichang Quarter, known throughout China and the world for its ancient books, calligraphy, paintings, rubbings, ink stones and ink
Attend a spectacular show featuring the Beijing Acrobats
Enjoy a Peking Duck dinner at the excellent Da Dong Restaurant

Day 3

BEIJING
Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, with cable car ride. This section of the Great Wall takes about 1,5 hours to reach.
Visit the famous Silk Market where a multitude of items such as fake brand clothing, electronics, golf equipment, sunglasses, silk and pearls are sold. Remember to bargain hard!
Dinner reservations are made at Capital M Restaurant, a fantastic dining experience near Tian An Men Square (own payment)

Day 4

BEIJING
Hutong Tour: Spend a few hours in a rickshaw exploring the fascinating backstreets of Old Beijing, and visit the Drum Tower with panoramic views of the Hutongs.
Also have tea with a local family
A walking tour of the Dashanzi '798' Art Zone
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport
Fly to Hangzhou in Economy Class
Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
Stay at the Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou for two nights in Luxury Room
The Sofitel Westlake is a Deluxe grade property with well-appointed rooms.
Leisure time, explore on your own or relax at the hotel

Day 5

HANGZHOU
ALL HANGZHOU PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IN LARGE BUICK OR MERCEDES VAN
Visit Hua Guang Park, a beautiful natural spot in the middle of West Lake
Take a private boat ride in a small gondola on West Lake
Visit the beautiful Lingyin Temple just outside the city
An excursion to the Longjing Tea plantations and a visit to Meijiawu Village.
Experience a tea ceremony at a local tea house
Enjoy the spectacular 'Impression West Lake' cultural show, designed by renowned director Zhang Yimou and set on the lake
Have dinner at Tianwaitian Restaurant

Day 6

MOGANSHAN
Transfer to the bamboo forests of Moganshan
The Naked Stables are a new project of Naked Retreats: a unique and luxurious eco-retreat set in the heart of one of China's most beautiful bamboo forests
Stay in two bedroom Tree Top Villa for 2 nights (with extra bed)
Leisure time, explore on your own or relax at the hotel

Day 7

MOGANSHAN
Leisure time, explore on your own or relax at the hotel
There are many activities on offer such as tai chi, horse rides, walking, cycling, swimming, calligraphy and more.
Individual activities can be booked at the resort as you choose (cost not included in the tour)

Day 8

SHANGHAI
Transfer to Shanghai by private car
Stay at the Langham Hotel for 2 nights in Art Deco Room
Walk along the Bund promenade to see the impressive skyline
Visit the '1933' complex, Shanghai's most remarkable architectural heritage building housed inside the old meat factory.
Explore the little boutique shops and restaurants at Taikang Road

Day 9

SHANGHAI
In the morning you will be picked up at the hotel for a two hour tour in the Old French Concession on a vintage 1930′s style sidecar motorcycle. Next, you get driven in a private car to Pudong, to have lunch in the Shanghai World Finance Center (SWFC) with impressive views over Shanghai. After lunch your guide will take you to quirky but amusing Bund Sightseeing Tunnel connecting both riverbanks. Go for a stroll on The Bund, walk past stately colonial-era buildings and enjoy the Pudong skyline views. This final evening in Shanghai is free to spend as you please; we can make dinner reservations at one of Shanghai’s prime dining venues.
We will provide you with complimentary tickets to see the famous Shanghai Acrobats at Shanghai Centre.

Day 10

SHANGHAI
The rest of the day is free

Day 11

SHANGHAI
Enjoy a Tai Chi initiation lesson on the Bund, led by a local expert
Private transfer from the hotel to the for your return flight
(other activities can be scheduled today, time permitting)

Price

Price 

Your custom trip package will include accommodations, transportation within the country, guided tours and activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.

Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates!