Peninsula Hotels Partners Imperial Tours For Luxury Private Jet Journeys

Peninsula Hotels is offering its guests the opportunity to travel China in style with 3 curated itineraries in partnership with China-based Imperial Tours. Dubbed the “Journey Through China” programme and offering tailored experiences of China’s diversity of culture, art, landscapes, ancient cities and cuisines, the luxury voyages cover Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with VIP privileges at the hotels and transport by private jet, helicopter, yacht as well as the brand’s Rolls-Royce limousine.

 

Culinary Voyage Through China

An exquisite 10-day journey, this itinerary explores the myriad and diverse gastronomy of China perfected across several millennia.

 

Beginning in Beijing, guests meet the chefs at the newly renovated Peninsula Beijing to witness the preparation of the city’s renowned Peking Duck. In addition to taking part in an introduction to Northern Chinese cuisine and a noodle cookery class, guests will also enjoy dinner at a converted Buddhist Temple and a classic tea ceremony in a Beijing hutong before heading to the energetic city of Shanghai.

 

The 2-Michelin-starred Yi Long Court hosts an exquisite Cantonese meal and a Chinese spirit tasting with the sommelier. Guests are taken on a guided tour of the former French Concession wet market for an insight into Shanghainese cuisine, while the influence of traditional Chinese medicine in Chinese cooking and the secrets of the famous Longjing green tea are revealed during a day trip to the lakeside city of Hangzhou.

 

Champagne and canapés aboard a traditional junk while cruising Victoria Harbour follow a private jet transfer to Hong Kong. Guests will also visit one of the largest seafood markets in Asia and join the Executive Chef at The Peninsula Hong Kong for a Cantonese dim sum class before the climax of the trip – a private helicopter flight to view the soaring city skyline plus the surrounding coast and mountains.

 

Culture & Heritage of China

China’s remarkable history and cultural traditions are revealed through visits to its ancient and contemporary cultural attractions over 10 days.

 

In Beijing, guests can marvel at imperial China’s timeless heritage through visits to The Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a private section of the Great Wall of China to enjoy lunch with a world-renowned conservationist. A curated tour of the 798 Art District, home to Beijing’s vibrant arts scene, showcases its evolution from ancient Chinese calligraphy and painting to today’s modernist styles.

 

A cruise down the Huangpu River in The Peninsula Shanghai’s private yacht provides the setting for an understanding of the classic buildings the line the Bund and its contrasts to the gleaming skyscrapers of the new city in Pudong from an expert guide. Guests continue their study of ancient Chinese art at the Shanghai Museum, followed by an out-of-hours tour at one of the city’s finest modern art museums and dinner at the home of a leading gallery owner.

 

After arriving by private jet in Hong Kong, guests head on a combined guided tour on foot and by helicopter to learn about the influence of feng shui on the city’s architectural landscape. Hong Kong’s leading contemporary arts centre and its newest cultural institution hosts a private visit for guests, after which they will enjoy a personal dinner prepared by “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung of the Michelin-starred Bo Innovation.

 

Family Tour of China

This 10-day adventure has been carefully tailored to create immersive family experiences in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

 

A private tour of the ancient Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square precede a private banquet atop the Great Wall of China. Back at The Peninsula Beijing, children learn Chinese painting with a local artist while parents explore the hotel’s original Chinese art collection. The family gathers for a pedicab ride through Beijing’s Hutongs, which can be combined with a game of jianzi and a table tennis session with a former Olympian.

 

Heading south to Shanghai, a cooking lesson teaches aspiring chefs of all ages how to prepare favourite Shanghai dishes. Parents will explore Shanghai’s rich architectural heritage, while children join a treasure hunt inspired by local arts and culture, convening in the evening for a Chinese acrobatics show. A full day at the newly opened Shanghai Disney Park with VIP access precludes the next leg in Hong Kong.

 

The theme park fun continues at Ocean Park, where guests get to be honorary panda keepers. Other highlights include a ride on the legendary Peak Tram, a private boat trip to spot the rare Chinese pink dolphins and a helicopter tour to view the Hong Kong skyline, Victoria Harbour and Repulse Bay.

 

For more information, visit www.peninsula.com and www.imperialtours.net.

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