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Wings Over the World

Wings Over China - Fall 2017


12 Days from TBA

Limited to 13 guests

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

From the timeless Great Wall near Beijing to the modern Hong Kong skyline, immerse yourself in the essence of China, exploring vibrant Shanghai, picturesque Guilin and ancient Xian, home of the spectacular Terra Cotta Warriors.

A&K Advantages

Fly in comfort and style between China's iconic cities aboard an exclusively chartered private plane

Explore China's dynamic and historic capital, Beijing; discover ancient Xian; modern Shanghai; genteel Guilin; and vibrant Hong Kong

Enjoy bamboo rafting on the Li River in Guilin

Experience the hospitality of the region's most luxurious hotels, including the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and The Peninsula Hong Kong, on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List

View the incredible Terra Cotta Warriors with an on-site archaeologist and then enjoy a private noodle-making demonstration for a Chef's Table experience

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Beijing, China
Day 2
Beijing | In the Footsteps of Emperors
Day 3
Beijing | Atop the Great Wall
Day 4
Xian | Vibrant Muslim Quarter
Day 5
Xian | The Face of a Warrior
Day 6
Xian/Shanghai | Walking the Bund
Day 7
Shanghai | Lovely Yu Garden & Thrilling Acrobats
Day 8
Shanghai | Engineering a Modern Metropolis
Day 9
Guilin | Incredible Limestone Karsts
Day 10
Guilin | The Li River by Bamboo Raft
Day 11
Hong Kong | Victoria Peak & Floating Villages
Day 12
Depart Hong Kong
Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.
Day 1
Arrive Beijing, China

Arrive in Beijing, modern China’s dynamic capital city, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Day 2
Beijing | In the Footsteps of Emperors

Following a morning briefing, participate in a tai chi class taught by a master instructor at the ancient Temple of Heaven, the single most beautiful example of classical Ming Period architecture. After a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, explore the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City and take in the sweep of history in Tiananmen Square, the vast government plaza that has witnessed epic moments of confrontation and courage. This evening, gather for cocktails and a welcome dinner at Cai Yi Xuan restaurant, a culinary hot spot in Beijing.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Beijing | Atop the Great Wall

Begin this morning with a visit to the Great Wall. Climb or ride a cable car to the top of the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, and enjoy the vistas of the surrounding mountains. After experiencing this largest of the New Seven Wonders of the World, return to the city. Then, ride by pedicab through a hutong, a neighborhood of small winding alleyways.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Xian | Vibrant Muslim Quarter

Fly by private charter to ancient Xian, where you begin your visit with lunch at a local restaurant. Then, see the Muslim Quarter with its teeming markets and 14th-century Great Mosque; a blend of classic Chinese temple architecture and central Asian embellishments make it one of the most fascinating sites in Xian. Finish your day with dinner at a local restaurant.

Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel, Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Xian | The Face of a Warrior

Today, accompanied by an on-site archaeologist, visit the excavation site of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the life-size army created to protect China’s first emperor in his afterlife. More than 8,000 soldiers stand at attention, each bearing a unique face, testifying to the remarkable craftsmanship that went into their creation. This evening, visit Xian’s well-preserved City Wall.

Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel, Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Xian/Shanghai | Walking the Bund

After a visit to the Yangling Museum, board your charter aircraft for a flight to Shanghai, before settling into your luxurious hotel. Later, set off on a guided walking tour of the Bund, the famous waterfront area in central Shanghai. Enjoy dinner at a favored local restaurant.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Shanghai | Lovely Yu Garden & Thrilling Acrobats

Visit the 16th-century Yu Garden, with its picturesque pavilions and streams, and stroll in Old Town. After lunch, explore the French Concession Area, popular for its cafés, tree-lined avenues and tudor houses. Tonight, attend a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe, which thrills with feats of strength and extraordinary athleticism.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Shanghai | Engineering a Modern Metropolis

This morning, encounter the bronze, jade and ceramic collections of the world-renowned Shanghai Museum. Then, head to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to learn about the unique engineering elements of this modern metropolis. This afternoon, head out on your own to explore this fascinating city.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Guilin | Incredible Limestone Karsts

Board your private charter flight to Guilin. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting a tea plantation and a picturesque cave — a natural wonder carved out of a karst limestone mountain over millions of years. This evening, enjoy some cultural entertainment and dinner.

Banyan Tree Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Guilin | The Li River by Bamboo Raft

Begin the day by boarding a bamboo raft for a cruise along the Li River. Observe the quiet, rural life along the river with towering limestone pinnacles providing a dramatic backdrop. Watch as the locals ply the river, transiting between homes, markets and picturesque rice paddies. Later, fly by private plane to Hong Kong, China’s glittering gateway of international trade and finance.

The Peninsula Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Hong Kong | Victoria Peak & Floating Villages

Depart for Sheung Wan, one of the earliest British settlements. Stroll through an herbal medicine market, and stop at Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road for an informative look at a typical Chinese temple. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island from atop Victoria Peak. Continue to Aberdeen for a leisurely sampan (wooden boat) ride through the floating villages of the Tanka community, observing the ebb and flow of everyday life. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a cocktail and farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

The Peninsula Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Depart Hong Kong

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on day 11.


Destination Information

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CDC Information

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