Vast. Frenetic. Imperial. China is an irresistible feast for the senses.
Emerald green rice terraces, fragrant cuisine sizzling on a street cart, the urgent tone of Mandarin on a crowded Shanghai subway; nothing can prepare you for the sensory commotion that is China. Go for ancient culture, gastronomy, natural wonder and the world’s fastest-moving cities.
Enjoy sunset on the Great Wall, with a spectacular white-linen banquet and a Shaolin martial arts performance; explore bustling Shanghai’s cultural scene; journey along the Silk Road; adorn yourselves in traditional costumes for dinner in a private Beijing garden; learn more about Tiananmen Square with a renowned historian; visit Mao’s tomb and gain exclusive access to the PRC parliament building; let a leading archaeologist take you to the Terracotta Warriors, with special access to the area reserved for visiting dignitaries; marvel at a Chinese acrobatic show; enjoy VIP access to the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Centre and get a chance to feed these iconic animals in privacy; enjoy a private introduction to Beijing’s traditional noodle making, with lessons from a culinary master.
Where to Stay
From the finest luxury hotels, to a private tented camp in the Dunhuang Dunes.
When to Go
Spring and autumn are perfect for the major sights in and around Beijing but be sure to check (and avoid) Chinese public holidays.