Epic China

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai & Hong Kong
9 nights private tour from GBP £5,900 per person

This epic itinerary offers an idyllic introduction to the country’s biggest draws and provides the perfect concoction of a cultural intake and spectacular scenery while staying at some of the most exclusive and stylish hotels in the in China.

Epic China
At a glance
  • Striking, stylish and chic retreats where you will be pampered and relaxed throughout

  • Jump in a tram and ascend to the highest point in Hong Kong where you’ll be rewarded with spellbinding views overlooking the dazzling city

  • Submerge in the lively bars and restaurants, trendy boutiques, colourful markets and a host of stirring activities

  • Soak up the views from the Great Wall of China and whiz back down to the bottom in a thrilling toboggan ride

Journey highlights
  • Striking, stylish and chic retreats where you will be pampered and relaxed throughout

  • Jump in a tram and ascend to the highest point in Hong Kong where you’ll be rewarded with spellbinding views overlooking the dazzling city

  • Submerge in the lively bars and restaurants, trendy boutiques, colourful markets and a host of stirring activities

  • Soak up the views from the Great Wall of China and whiz back down to the bottom in a thrilling toboggan ride

  • Epic itinerary:Our Epic Journeys offer unforgettable cutting-edge hotels, experiences and restaurants with a focus on design, fashion and innovation
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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The warm and pleasant spring time from March to May is the best season for travelling to China. The early autumn from September to October with cool weather and less rainfall is also a good time.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Beijing

Your epic Chinese adventure begins in Beijing, a vast metropolis and home to over 12 million people. Your home for the next three nights is The Opposite House. An ultra-modern, chic hotel nestled in the buzzing district of San Li Tun and with some of the trendiest bars and restaurants on your doorstep, this is the place to be. Kick-start your day with a swim in the dramatic stainless-steel swimming pool located in the hotel’s basement before fuelling up on a gourmet breakfast in one of the tasteful restaurants. Delve into the heart of the city with your private guide and expose its matchless collection of must-see sites. Amble through the vast void of Tian’anmen square, unveil legendary secrets of the Forbidden City and meander through the narrow lanes and quaint courtyard houses of Old Beijing before marvelling at the imperial Summer Palace.

On your second full day in the city, we have included a trip to The Great Wall of China. Hop in a cable car to the Mutianyu section of the wall and enjoy an easy stroll along the ancient structure. Soak up the dramatic views and capture priceless pictures before whizzing back down to the bottom in a toboggan. In the evenings, venture back to your hotel and indulge in a variety of tantalising cuisine before concluding your night with a refreshing cocktail and chillout beats in one the hotel’s stylish bars.

Accommodation: The Opposite House ( 3 nights )
Day 4-6

Xian

Leaving the buzz of Beijing behind you, it’s time to board a high-speed train to Xi’an for the next leg of your journey. Your home for the next two nights is the luxurious Sofitel on Remin Square, Xi’an’s only contemporary hotel with an alluring East meets West atmosphere. Expect stylish rooms with funky décor, designer bathrooms, a well-equipped gym, soothing spa facilities and mouthwatering restaurants.    

Renowned as China’s ancient capital city and home to the famous Army of Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an has an abundance of archaic secrets waiting for you to expose. Jump into the heart of Xi’an’s history with your private guide and learn about its impressive past while visiting fabled landmarks, from the energetic streets of the Muslim Quarter to the impressive Wild Goose Pagoda and archaeological wonder of the Terracotta Warriors. After a full day of exploring the city, switch off and sooth your aching muscles in the spa with a treatment or two before completely unwinding in the luxurious jacuzzi.

Accommodation: Sofitel On Renmin Square ( 2 nights )
Day 6-8

Shanghai

Fly west to Shanghai for the next leg of your journey.

Staying at the Peninsula Shanghai, you will be blown away by the level of service and luxury this hotel displays. Situated on the Bund and amidst one of the finest collections of Art-Deco architecture in the world, you’ll be perfectly located from which to explore the city’s top sites on foot. Amble along the metropolis's most-famous walkway, soak up the colonial buildings, mooch around the glamourous boutiques and quench your thirst in the Huxinting - one of China’s most famed tea houses.

Time to head out and devour the delicious cuisine that Shanghai is famed for. From the delicious eateries found in the liveliest part of town, to the Michelin starred restaurant located inside of your hotel, you’ll have boundless opportunity to uncover the true flavours of Shanghai. After dinner, we’ve included tickets to an ‘ERA’ evening show for you to enjoy. Expect vivid lights and spellbinding acrobatics combined with the latest technology to create a jaw-dropping extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Conclude your evening of fun with one last drink at the hotel’s swanky bar ‘Sir Elly’s’ and relish unrivalled views of the electric skyline and meandering river.

Accommodation: Peninsula Shanghai ( 2 nights )
Day 8-10

Hong Kong

One last destination awaits. Fly to Hong Kong and be greeted by your private driver who will transfer you to the final hotel on this trip. You’ll stay at The Upper House, a chic, boutique hotel centrally located on Hong Kong island and just a stone’s throw away from the harbor. ` With its modest domestic composure, The Upper House is an oasis of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Natural materials, distinctive statues and innovative artwork all contribute to the cosy, alluring atmosphere while contemporary design and luxurious comforts assure a supreme level of contentment.

We have a whole host of experiences for you to leap into during your stay. Begin the day with a visit to the renowned Victoria Peak. Ascend 552m to the highest point in Hong Kong and be greeted with sweeping views of the city, verdant woodland and impressive trails. After descending to the base of the mountain, it’s time to meander through the booming Soho district to encounter the world’s longest escalator. Hop on the impressive stairway and uncover the array of markets on display here. From the fluttering, vibrant Bird Market to the sweet-smelling Flower Market, you’ll have plenty of time to able around the energetic bazaars. Following an active day of exploring the city, retreat to the hotel’s secluded garden located on the 6th floor. Boasting a lush green turf and a serene ambience, ‘The Lawn’ provides a stark contrast with the encompassing cityscape. Sink into a beanbag with a cocktail in hand and enjoy this hidden haven in the heart of Hong Kong.

Accommodation: The Upper House ( 2 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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February 2024 GBP £5,900 GBP £900 plan your trip
March 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
April 2024 GBP £7,200 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
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July 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
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September 2024 GBP £7,200 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £7,200 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £5,900 GBP £900 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £5,900 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • February 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,900
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    GBP £900
  • March 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
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    GBP £1,000
  • April 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • May 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • June 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,200
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,900
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    GBP £900
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Best time to visit
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The warm and pleasant spring time from March to May is the best season for travelling to China. The early autumn from September to October with cool weather and less rainfall is also a good time.

Epic China
Epic China

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

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