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The Best of China

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From US$6273 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels

If you are looking for classic destinations and would like to experience the best of China while enjoying a measure of luxury, then this tour is for you. Expert guides deepen your understanding of historical sites at the Forbidden City and the Bund; you meet Terracotta Warriors both at distance and just one meter away; and enjoy Guilin's dramatic, pinnacle-dotted landscapes.

This tailor-made luxury journey not only includes featured accommodation and fine dining, but also offers many insiders’ insights and thoughtful service. Choosing which operator you travel with makes a big difference.

You deserve a pleasant vacation, to have a sweet time with family or friends. Take the hassle out of your trip. We’ll set you up with the following unique experiences in China.

Exclusive Experiences
  • Skip the lines and, via your guide’s ipad, meet emperors and concubines at the Forbidden City

Avoid crowds in the Forbidden City

  • Enjoy special access to a place where you can stand just a meter away from a few real Terracotta Warriors, without glass in between

Exclusive experience

  • Relax on a luxury boat on the Li River and be enchanted by rejuvenating treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa

The Banyan Tree spa

  • Avoid crowds and enter historic colonial buildings on the Bund, with the guidance of an expert

Old buildings on the Bund

Featured Hotels

Hotel éclat Beijing (deluxe room)

  • Listed among the small luxury hotels of the world (slh.com)
  • Traveler’s choice 2016 winner on tripadvisor
  • Philosophy: art of luxury = luxury of art
  • Offers free afternoon tea, free mini bar and welcome drink

Hotel éclat Beijing

Wyndham Grand Xian South (executive room)

  • Ranked the no. 1 hotel in Xi’an on tripadvisor in 2016
  • The newest luxury hotel in Shaanxi’s capital
  • Thoughtful and private butler service
  • Offers check-in and -out service on an executive floor, free internet access, afternoon happy hour, free fruit and drinks

Wyndham Grand Xian South

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin (Horizon River View room)

  • Ranked the no. 2 hotel in Guilin on tripadvisor in 2016
  • Located amidst mountain & river vistas, full of enchantment
  • Fascinating and distinct Chinese-style architecture
  • Offers deluxe lounge benefits: quick check-in and -out, all-day refreshments, afternoon tea, fruit everyday

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Banyan Tree Yangshuo (Pagoda Lake suite)

  • A picture-perfect backdrop of true natural beauty
  • Liberate your senses in countryside fresh air
  • Certificate of excellence winner in 2016
  • Offers free one-hour bamboo rafting from the hotel deck, outdoor sun-down ritual (weather-permitting) and free mini bar

Banyan Tree Yangshuo

Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai (Club River View room)

  • Ranked the no. 1 hotel in Shanghai on tripadvisor in 2016
  • Perfect combination of style, comfort and world-class service
  • Surrounded by the gleaming skyscrapers of the modern city
  • Offers club lounge benefits: personalized butler service, all-day refreshments, afternoon tea, evening cocktails

Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai

Fine Dining

Dadong Roast Duck (Beijing)

  • A high-end establishment emphasizing healthy and scientific eating
  • Features duck with “crispy skin, less fat, less oil and less sugar”
  • The boss, Dadong, is the only chef we know of in China with an MBA

Dadong Roasted duck

Baijiadayuan Restaurant (Beijing)

  • Located in an imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty, over 300 years old
  • Exquisite dishes and tableware give the full flavor of imperial cuisine
  • World celebrities’ choice in Beijing

Baijiadayuan Restaurant

Defachang Dumpling Restaurant (Xi’an)

  • Founded in1936, this has a high reputation at home and abroad
  • Dumplings with hundreds of shapes, different stuffing and diverse flavors
  • Feast to eyes and ears, with dumplings’ diverse appearance and related stories

Defachang Dumpling Restaurant

Restaurant at Longji Near Guilin

  • Majestic mountains and unique rice terraces as background
  • Organic and fresh food from nearby villages
  • Great support to the income of local minority people

Restaurant at Longji

Lost Heaven Restaurant (Shanghai)

  • Recognized as a “landmark restaurant”, offering more than just food
  • Yunnan folk cuisine inspired by artistic and cultural traditions of minority people
  • Persists in creating, renovating, and reviving precious cultural heritage

Lost Heaven Restaurant

Guides and Drivers

Professional Guides

  • Carefully-selected guides equipped to serve your needs
  • Nice personalities and good communication ability 
  • Rich in experience, having served with China Highlights for at least three years 

Professional guide Jessica

Reliable Drivers

  • Always on time, friendly and ready to help
  • Dependable driving skills, to ensure you are in safe hands
  • Limited use of the horn

Reliable driver

Well-Selected Transportation
  • Buick GL8 in each city


  • Free Wi-Fi in vans

Free Wi-Fi in vans

  • Business cabin on high-speed train

Business cabin on high-speed train

  • Flights with Air China

Air China Flights