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Wings Over the World

Wings Over China 2018-19


12 Days from $32,995

Limited to 18 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.

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.

Aircraft: Varies depending on group size

Flight Details: Beijing-Xian (2 hours) | Xian-Shanghai (2 hours) | Shanghai-Guilin (2.5 hours) | Guilin-Hong Kong (1.5 hours)

A&K Advantages

Fly in comfort and style between China’s iconic cities aboard an exclusively chartered private aircraft

Explore China’s dynamic and historic capital, Beijing; discover ancient Xian; modern Shanghai; magical 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 Peninsula Beijing, and two on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List — The Peninsula Shanghai and The Peninsula Hong Kong

View the incredible Terra Cotta Warriors with an on-site archaeologist and then enjoy a private dumpling-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.

The Peninsula 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 Temple of Heaven, the single most beautiful example of classical Ming Period architecture. After a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, take in the sweep of history in Tiananmen Square, the vast government plaza that has witnessed epic moments of confrontation and courage, and explore the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City, treated to special access to a hall, Chong Hua Gong, usually closed to the public. This evening, gather for cocktails and a welcome dinner at a culinary hot spot in Beijing.

The Peninsula Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Beijing | Atop the Great Wall

Begin this morning with a visit to the Great Wall of China. Climb or ride a cable car to the top of the wellpreserved 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. Finish with a calligraphy lesson, taking time to appreciate the meditative qualities of this ancient art.

The Peninsula 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 a dumpling-making demonstration followed by 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. Thousands of soldiers stand at attention, each bearing a unique face, testifying to the remarkable craftsmanship that went into their creation. Later, 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, followed by lunch, board your privately chartered aircraft for a flight to Shanghai, where you settle into your luxurious hotel. Later, set off on a guided walking tour of the Bund, the famous waterfront area where magnificent views of the skyline await. Enjoy dinner at a favored local restaurant.

The Peninsula Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 at a local restaurant, explore the French Concession Area, popular for its cafés, tree-lined avenues and Tudor houses. Tonight, attend a performance by acrobats, experiencing thrilling feats of strength and extraordinary athleticism from your VIP seats.

The Peninsula Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Shanghai | Engineering a Modern Metropolis

Explore the bronze, jade and ceramic collections of the world-renowned Shanghai Museum alongside a museum curator. Then, head to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to learn about the unique engineering elements of this modern metropolis. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, free to discover this fascinating city. Tonight, gather for dinner at a superb local restaurant.

The Peninsula Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Guilin | Incredible Limestone Karsts

Board your private charter flight to Guilin, then travel into the stunning countryside dotted by karst topography as you journey to your resort. This evening, share a Scenic Sundowner with your Resident Tour Director before dinner at your hotel.

Banyan Tree Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, 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. Next, stroll Yangshuo’s West Street, with its blend of medieval and modern architecture, and enjoy lunch at your hotel. Later, fly by private charter 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. Savor dim sum for lunch. 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.

  • 2018
  • Oct 11 - Oct 22
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    $32,995
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    $4,495
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  • 2019
  • May 09 - May 20
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    $33,495
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    $4,695
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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 7:30 p.m. on Day 11.


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