The Ultimate Insider’s Journey Through China
Abercrombie & Kent Introduces Wings Over China featuring The Peninsula Hotels
November 16, 2018
Abercrombie & Kent has pioneered a new way for discerning guests to travel in comfort between China’s iconic cities while enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of The Peninsula Hotels. Wings Over China featuring The Peninsula Hotels combines all the advantages of luxury small-group travel with the comfort and convenience of private air. Guests have more time to explore alongside their A&K Resident Tour Director®, relax in luxurious five-star accommodations with exceptional views and experience peerless insider access. With no more than 18 guests, this carefully-curated journey offers exclusive experiences only possible for an intimate group.
This is the Middle Kingdom as only a company like Abercrombie & Kent with deep roots in China can deliver. Experience the Forbidden City just as the Emperor did with private access to a hall that is usually off limits to visitors. Visit the Great Wall of China, ascending to the top of the well-preserved Mutianyu section to enjoy the vistas of the surrounding mountains, before sitting down to a champagne brunch served on the Wall. Marvel at the remarkably individual face of each Terra Cotta Warrior with an on-site specialist who points out their distinctive features and the original colors. Immerse yourself in a setting that has inspired centuries of Chinese landscape painters as you float down the tranquil Li River on a bamboo raft.
“By linking each stop on our Wings Over China featuring The Peninsula Hotels itinerary with privately-chartered flights, we save many hours of travel time for a more immersive experience,” explains Abercrombie & Kent Vice President, Product Operations Stefanie Schmudde. “This also allows our guests more time to enjoy the world-renowned hospitality of The Peninsula Hotels, including ‘Pen Moments’ designed to reveal the character of each city.”
A six-course Michelin Culinary Journey at The Peninsula Shanghai captures everything that a trip to China’s chic commercial capital should entail: modernity, luxury, and sense of place. The opulent Sir Elly’s Terrace, where guests enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, reflects the Art Deco style of the hotel's neighbors while offering a spectacular view of The Bund. The elegant The Peninsula Hong Kong provides a classic backdrop for afternoon High Tea. Guests celebrate the end of their memorable journey with a drive in one of The Peninsula’s signature Rolls-Royces.
NEW FOR 2019:
Design Your Day This thoughtfully-curated journey includes a balanced mix of planned group activities — including celebratory welcome and farewell dinners, and a Chef’s Table experience featuring a culinary demonstration — with time left unscheduled to experience local restaurants or enjoy an à la carte dinner. Guests are also invited to personalize their time in Shanghai with a choice of Design Your Day experiences:
• Walk Shanghai’s Historic Jewish Quarter
Explore the fascinating history of this little-known haven for Jews who emigrated from Europe and elsewhere on a guided walking tour of Shanghai’s former Jewish Quarter, viewing buildings that date back to the 1800s.
• Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
Discover the in-depth planning that went into building this modern metropolis at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, with its striking Art Deco-influenced architecture.
• Relax with an On-Site Spa Treatment
Indulge mind and body with the holistic wellness treatments and state-of-the-art therapies at The Peninsula Shanghai’s spacious spa.
LUXURIES THAT MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Wings Over China featuring The Peninsula Hotels includes locally-inspired moments crafted by A&K experts, such as Ride Like a Local when touring a hutong by pedicab, the best way to explore the narrow, winding alleyways. A&K’s white glove service includes Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, private airport transfers on arrival and departure, and Breakfast in Bed, included twice during each journey.
For more information on Abercrombie & Kent’s Wings Over China featuring The Peninsula Hotels (12 days from $34,995 per person, double occupancy), visit https://www.abercrombiekent.com, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel professional.
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