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.
Arrive Beijing, China
Arrive in Beijing, modern China’s dynamic capital city, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious hotel.
Beijing | In the Footsteps of Emperors
This morning, 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 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 usually closed to the public. This evening, gather for cocktails and a special welcome dinner of Peking duck at the Peninsula’s Huang Ting restaurant.
Beijing | Atop the Great Wall
Visit the Great Wall of China, ascending to the top of its well-preserved Mutianyu section, and enjoy the vistas of the surrounding mountains, in the company of a local expert for an exclusive and insightful cultural experience. Then, sit down to an elegantly set table atop the wall for a unique al fresco dining moment — a delightful Champagne brunch. After experiencing this largest of the New Seven Wonders of the World in such extraordinary style, 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.
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 private dumpling-making demonstration followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Xian & Shanghai | Terra Cotta Warriors
Today, accompanied by an on-site specialist, visit the excavation site of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the life-size army of thousands of soldiers, created to protect China’s first emperor in his afterlife. Then, after a visit to the Yangling Museum and its restoration lab, followed by lunch at a local restaurant, fly to Shanghai, where you settle into your luxurious hotel. Tonight, revel in a seasonally inspired six-course meal at one of your hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurants and meet the chefs.
Shanghai | Lovely Yu Garden & Thrilling Acrobats
Visit the 16th-century Yu Garden, and stroll in Old Town. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the French Concession Area. Tonight, enjoy drinks at the Peninsula’s Sir Elly’s Terrace, taking in the spectacular views of Shanghai’s skyline from one of the city’s most chic venues. This evening, attend a thrilling acrobatic show.
Shanghai | Design Your Day
Explore the bronze, jade and ceramic collections of the world-renowned Shanghai Museum on a private tour led by the museum’s curator. This afternoon, personalize your travel experience to your interests as you enjoy the opportunity to Design Your Day.
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Relax with an On-Site Spa Treatment
Indulge your mind and body with the holistic wellness treatments and state-of-the-art therapies available at The Peninsula Shanghai’s spacious spa.
Walk Shanghai’s Historic Jewish Quarter
Explore the fascinating history of a 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 to the 1800s.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
Discover the in-depth planning and activity that went into building this modern metropolis on a visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, with its striking Art Deco-influenced architecture.
Tonight, dine at a superb local restaurant.
Guilin | Incredible Limestone Karsts
Board your private charter flight to picturesque Guilin, then travel into the stunning countryside dotted by fantastical karst topography, as you journey to your resort. This evening, share a Scenic Sundowner with your Resident Tour Director before enjoying dinner at your hotel.
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 terraced rice paddies. Next, stroll Yangshuo’s West Street, with its blend of medieval and modern architecture, and enjoy lunch at your hotel. This evening, take in the Impression of Liu San Jie Show.
Hong Kong | An Icon Revealed
Today, explore the sights and scents of a tea plantation nestled among the towering limestone karsts. Then, fly by private charter to Hong Kong, China’s glittering gateway of international trade and finance. Settle into the peerless, iconic Peninsula Hong Kong, and then relax and enjoy the splendid amenities.
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 in-depth look at a Chinese temple. Take in a panoramic view of the city, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island from atop Victoria Peak. Then, enjoy Classic High Tea in the lobby of your iconic hotel, a quintessential Hong Kong experience. Tonight, gather for cocktails and a farewell dinner, with time to toast your extraordinary China journey.
Depart Hong Kong
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in one of the hotel’s signature Rolls-Royces — enjoying the finest luxury travel experience to the final moment of your spectacular journey — and board your departing flight.