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Best of Japan & China Tour – Private Luxury Asia Tours (14 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan To Shanghai, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Mar 2019

Best of Japan & China Tour – Private Luxury Asia Tours (14 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo None

BEST OF JAPAN & CHINA: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai

An exclusive private tour of Japan and China for the most discerning luxury traveler.

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Tokyo at ultra-luxury hotel: Aman Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peninsula Tokyo, or The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Day 2
Tokyo, Japan
Aman Tokyo Breakfast

· Private half-day tour with expert guide and driver

· Historic districts, architecture, food halls, interesting neighborhoods (pop culture, electronics)

Additional options can be booked, upon request: behind-the-scenes sumo wrestling, martial arts lesson, sake tasting with an expert, Kabuki theater, baseball games, Tokyo Disney

Day 3
Hakone, Japan
Gora Kadan Breakfast, Dinner

· Private transfer to station for first-class train to Hakone near Mt. Fuji

· Private arrival transfer to ryokan

· Accommodation in Hakone at ultra-luxury hot springs ryokan (traditional inn)

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

· Gourmet kaiseki dinner

Day 4
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast

• Private transfer to station for first-class train to Kyoto

• Private arrival transfer to hotel

• Accommodation in Kyoto at ultra-luxury hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto or Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

• Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

Day 5
Kyoto, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Breakfast, Lunch

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Temples, shrines, gardens, Geisha district, bamboo forest, history, traditional architecture, crafts

· Vegetarian temple lunch

Additional options can be booked, upon request: appointments at private Imperial gardens, private tea ceremony, meeting craftspeople, ikebana lesson, exclusive dinner with Geisha, Japanese spa treatments, private cooking class, hiking, visiting local festivals, specialty shopping, martial arts lessons, private meditation at temples

Day 6
Beijing, China
The Peninsula Beijing Breakfast

· Private transfer to airport for flight (not included in cost) to Beijing

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation at ultra-luxury hotel: The Peninsula Beijing or Aman Summer Palace

· Afternoon private tour

Day 7
Beijing, China
The Peninsula Beijing Breakfast

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

· Forbidden City, traditional hutong neighborhoods, temples and parks, markets and antiques districts

· Evening Peking Opera performance

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: insider access to private rooms at the Forbidden City, a consultation with a traditional Chinese medicine expert, a private Tai Chi lesson, a private Chinese cooking lesson

Day 8
Beijing, China
The Peninsula Beijing Breakfast

· Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver to less-touristy section of the Great Wall of China

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: lunch reservation and modernist architecture tour at Commune by the Great Wall, hiking more remote sections of the Wall, a private gourmet lunch overlooking the Wall, a meeting with a Great Wall scholar

Day 9
Xian, China
Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

· Private transfer to airport for domestic flight to Xian

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Xian at luxury hotel

· Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver of Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter, pagodas

· Muslim cuisine or dumpling dinner

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: insider access to lower viewing deck of Terracotta Warriors, access to new archaeological discoveries, meeting with local Terracotta Warrior experts and archaeologists

Day 10
Guilin, China
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin Breakfast

· Morning private tour with expert guide and driver of Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Qin Shihuangdi’s tomb, the Forest of Stelae and the Hanyangling Museum

· Private transfer to airport for domestic flight to Guilin

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Guilin at luxury hotel

· Afternoon private tour

Day 11
Guilin, China
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin Breakfast

· Li River cruise to Yangshuo

· Afternoon private tour of Yangshuo villages

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: VIP tickets to Impression Liu Sanjie Liu

Day 12
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai Breakfast

· Private transfer to airport for domestic flight to Shanghai

· Private arrival transfer to hotel

· Accommodation in Shanghai at ultra-luxury hotel

Day 13
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai Breakfast

· Full-day private touring with expert guide and driver

· Gardens, art and shopping districts, cuisine, museums, history, Art Deco and modern architecture

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: an excursion to Suzhou or Zhujiajiao

Day 14
Shanghai, China
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

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Description

BEST OF JAPAN & CHINA: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai

An exclusive private tour of Japan and China for the most discerning luxury traveler.

Experience the highlights of Japan and China—in style—on this two-week private tour. It features private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in the best luxury hotels, private airport transfers, first-class train travel in Japan, internal flights in China, access to a wide range of unique activities and more

About Us

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.

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25th Anniversary Trip

By: AJ


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Great experience!!! Tony, the driver that was our main contact was amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Isla Steinberg