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Unrivalled luxury with The Peninsula Hotels

9 days from £5,750 per person

This itinerary takes you through China’s most luxurious city hotels in the unsurpassed opulence and matchless service of the Peninsula Hotel Group.

Start your journey in China’s capital, Beijing, a political powerhouse with a thriving intellectual and influential artistic scene. The Peninsula Beijing is an iconic landmark in the heart of China’s dynamic capital. It’s streamlined and chic interiors, and elegant ambience offer the ultimate comfort just a short walk from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Whilst in Beijing you will also have the opportunity to explore the grand and ancient history of the Summer Palace and the beautiful Temple of Heaven. Spend the day walking along the undulating Great Wall, where every ancient brick tells a fascinating story.

From Beijing you will fly to Shanghai, where the Peninsula is our number one luxury property in the colonial Paris of the East. Perfectly located at the top of the iconic Bund, you can explore the focal part of the city very easily on foot directly from the hotel. The near-perfect hotel offers spoiling comfort and exceptional views, and even though it is in the heart of the busting city, the Peninsula is a haven of relaxation and tranquillity. Explore the tree-lined streets of the former French Concession and its distinctive character, and in the evening take a sunset stroll through the iconic banking houses along the Bund.

The final part of your journey will take you to one of the most exciting and alive cities in Asia and the world-renowned Grande Dame of the Far East, the Peninsula Hong Kong. Expertly combining eastern and western hospitality in an atmosphere of classical grandeur and timeless elegance, it suits those looking for a classic Hong Kong experience with all the luxury comforts, killer views and great service. Take a private helicopter flight from the hotel rooftop and soar above the frantic but enchanting island; lose yourself in the markets or go shopping in its giant malls; take in the spectacular view from the top of Victoria Peak and learn about its fascinating history; eat in the finest restaurants and party into the early morning; whatever you end up doing, you will leave the country feeling invigorated and wanting more.

This luxury holiday is a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your ideal tour of China. If you would like to see similar trips, take a look at our collection of Honeymoons, as well as our Ultimate Luxury and Culinary Tour itineraries.

Itinerary details

9 days from £5,750 per person

  • Day 1 - The Peninsula Beijing - Beijing
    Arrive in Beijing. Afternoon tour of the Summer Palace with Afternoon Tea at Aman Summer Palace. Transfer to Beijing. Drinks at Yun Rooftop Bar.
  • Day 2 - The Peninsula Beijing - Beijing
    Morning Tai chi class at The Temple of Heaven. Full day visit to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall with your private car and guide, including a private picnic on the wall.
  • Day 3 - The Peninsula Beijing - Beijing
    Visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City with your guide. Afternoon exploring 798 Art Zone and Beijing's Museum of Contemporary Art with your private art expert.
  • Day 4 - The Peninsula Shanghai - Shanghai
    Fly to Shanghai. Afternoon exploration of Shanghai's French Concession with your private guide. Sunset walk on the Bund.
  • Day 5 - The Peninsula Shanghai - Shanghai
    Morning tour of the Shanghai National Museum. Afternoon visit to Suzhou Gardens. Evening cocktails overlooking the Bund at St Elly's.
  • Day 6 - The Peninsula Hong Kong - Hong Kong
    Fly to Hong Kong. Transfer to your hotel to relax before enjoying a bird's eye view of the city on a private helicopter from The Peninsula rooftop (at a supplement).
  • Day 7 - The Peninsula Hong Kong - Hong Kong
    Spend the day exploring Hong Kong with a private guide and driver. Visit Victoria Park, Repulse Bay, the floating gardens of Aberdeen and Man Mo Temple. Evening meal overlooking Hong Kong's skyline from Felix Restaurant.
  • Day 8 - The Peninsula Hong Kong - Hong Kong
    Spend the full day at your leisure, without a guide or driver. Afternoon Spa Treatment before an iconic Afternoon Tea in The Peninsula's Lobby.
  • Day 9 - In transit.
    Fly home.
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