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Artisans of Leisure: Cooking Tour of China

(11 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong KongThis private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences and in-depth cultural touring in China’s three greatest cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Highlights include:

  • Private cooking classes in each city
  • Experiencing distinct regional cuisines
  • Dining in a variety of venues, including private clubs, gourmet restaurants and private homes
  • Accommodation in top rooms at China’s finest luxury hotels
  • Private transfers to and from restaurants each evening
  • Touring important cultural attractions and exclusive shopping districts with a private guide and driver
  • Visiting a remote section of the Great Wall
  • Browsing local markets for unique Chinese ingredients and cookware
  • Learning about traditional Chinese healing and its relationship to Chinese cooking and cuisine

Begin in Beijing. Enjoy private cooking classes at a prestigious culinary institution. Also tour imperial sites, the hutongs of a traditional residential neighborhood, a variety of markets, and shopping and art districts. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. One day, take an excursion to the Great Wall of China. While there, you may wish to have lunch at Commune by the Great Wall to see the “villas” designed by twelve of Asia’s leading modernist architects.

Next, visit Shanghai. Learn to prepare regional specialties in a private home one day and at a local restaurant the next day. Tour the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden and interesting shops and galleries. During free time, enjoy Shanghai’s many acclaimed restaurants.

Continue to Hong Kong. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private cooking class that highlights the unique aspects of Hong Kong-style cuisine and how it varies from cooking styles elsewhere in China. Also enjoy private touring of the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, enjoy Hong Kong’s endless restaurants, museums, teahouses and galleries.,

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights. Afternoon private city tour, including visit to local home
Day 2 Beijing
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 3 Beijing
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 4 Great Wall
Private excursion to Great Wall of China
Day 5 Beijing – Shanghai
Private transfer and flight to Shanghai for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Day 6 Shanghai
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 7 Shanghai
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 8 Shanghai – Hong Kong
Private transfer and flight to Hong Kong for 3 nights. Private afternoon city tour
Day 9 Hong Kong
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 10 Hong Kong
Morning private shopping or touring
Day 11 Depart Hong Kong
Private airport transfer
Beijing: Raffles Beijing, The Peninsula Beijing
or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies)
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Hong Kong: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong or The Peninsula Hong Kong
$10,860 Per person (double occupancy)
$3,930 Single Supplement

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