China

Shangri-La Luxury in Enchanting China: A Small-Group Tour

See China’s most iconic sights in ultimate five-star style on a 10-day luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Stroll the Bund in Shanghai, explore electric Beijing, marvel at the iconic Great Wall and come face-to-face with the ancient Terracotta Warriors all while staying in Shangri-La splendour. Includes all internal flights and first-class bullet trains, daily breakfasts and dining experiences including a Peking duck feast, private local guides, sightseeing and entrance fees, insider experiences and so much more.

travel Options


Earn 3,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
TWIN SHARE - LOW SEASON
Sold out
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'An
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 3,999 Qantas Points
10 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON
Sold out
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'An
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
16 Days
TWIN SHARE - LOW SEASON
Sold out
  • Four-night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • All-inclusive dining on the ship
  • House wine, local beer, soft drinks and water during meals on the ship
  • All sightseeing and shore excursions during cruise
  • Two nights of luxury accommodation at Shangri-La Chengdu
  • First class bullet train to Chengdu
  • Visit the gorgeous giant pandas of Chengdu
  • Luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels on the tour
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'an
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON
Sold out
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'An
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 5,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON
Sold out
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'an
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 6,499 Qantas Points
16 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON
Sold out
  • Four-night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • All-inclusive dining on the ship
  • House wine, local beer, soft drinks and water during meals on the ship
  • All sightseeing and shore excursions during cruise
  • Two nights of luxury accommodation at Shangri-La Chengdu
  • First class bullet train to Chengdu
  • Visit the gorgeous giant pandas of Chengdu
  • Luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels on the tour
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'an
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 7,799 Qantas Points
16 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON
Sold out
  • Four-night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • All-inclusive dining on the ship
  • House wine, local beer, soft drinks and water during meals on the ship
  • All sightseeing and shore excursions during cruise
  • Two nights of luxury accommodation at Shangri-La Chengdu
  • First class bullet train to Chengdu
  • Visit the gorgeous giant pandas of Chengdu
  • Luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels on the tour
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'an
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Garden and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
Earn 9,799 Qantas Points
16 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON
Sold out
  • Four-night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • All-inclusive dining on the ship
  • House wine, local beer, soft drinks and water during meals on the ship
  • All sightseeing and shore excursions during cruise
  • Two nights of luxury accommodation at Shangri-La Chengdu
  • First class bullet train to Chengdu
  • Visit the gorgeous giant pandas of Chengdu
  • Luxury accommodation in world-class Shangri-La hotels on the tour
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Daily breakfasts and select additional dining experiences
  • Return private airport transfers and private transfers during the tour
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • Taste Chinese tea at a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of Tai Chi at a morning class
  • Get up close and personal with the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the ancient city wall of Xi'an
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Master of the Nets Gardens and Tongli Water Town
  • Explore all corners of Shanghai
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour

Discover the wonders of China on a 10-day, luxury small group tour (maximum 16 travellers). This once-in-a-lifetime experience offers a fascinating snapshot of China past and present. Learn more about its rich history, taking in iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors, the waterfront Bund in Shanghai, bustling Beijing and more. Soak up the vibe of the bustling cities and immerse yourself in local traditions and culture with experiences such as an authentic tai chi class at Beijing’s beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven.

What You’ll Love

The Experiences – Soak up the Sights from the Great Wall of China to the Terracotta Army

Your experience commences in China’s sprawling capital, Beijing, home to six UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Immerse yourself in the vibe of this buzzing city and tick off sights including the famous Tiananmen Square public plaza, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and more.

Dive into the history of China with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wall of China, the Terracotta Army – which dates back to the third century BCE – the Wild Goose Pagoda, Tongli Ancient Water Town and the ancient city wall of Xi’an.

Compare and contrast with the glittering lights of contemporary China, where skyscrapers graze the clouds in dynamic Shanghai. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture along the way, with an authentic Tai Chi class, a Peking duck banquet, a rickshaw ride through the alleyways of Beijing and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony all included.

The Accommodation – World Class Shangri-La Luxury At Every Turn

Spend nine nights in ultimate five-star Shangri-La luxury. Renowned as one of the world’s finest hotel chains, Shangri-La destinations offer exquisite interiors combined with exceptional, heartfelt hospitality for an unforgettable experience. Stay at the beautiful Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai, Shangri La’s China World Hotel Beijing and the Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an.

Your Tour Includes

  • Nine nights’ accommodation in five-star Shangri-La luxury, at Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai, Shangri La’s China World Hotel Beijing and the Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences including a Peking Duck welcome dinner
  • All internal flights and first-class bullet train transfers
  • Return private airport transfers and private transportation throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour

Yangtze River Cruise and Chengdu Pandas Tour Extension

Want to cruise the Yangtze River in ultimate five-star style and meet the famous giant pandas of Chengdu? Add another unforgettable dimension to your China experience by upgrading to the 16-day extended tour.

Enjoy four nights aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, an intimately-sized boutique ship and one of the finest on the river, and indulge in all-inclusive dining with local beers, local house wine, soft drinks and water with your meals. Board a traditional 'sampan' longboat to ride the Shennong Stream where ancient coffins hang in the limestone cliffs, gaze in wonder at the colossal size of Three Gorges Project Dam Site, see the ancient rock carvings of the White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum 148 feet underwater and more. With breathtaking scenery from gorges to lush forest, and authentic Chinese activities onboard from Tai Chi to a dumpling cooking class, this is a cruise you'll never forget.

After your adventure on water, return for two nights of Shangri-La luxury on land in Chengdu to meet the beautiful giant pandas and immerse yourself in local culture at the huge People's Park.

See the full itinerary below.

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for the following departure dates:

LOW SEASON

10 August 2018

24 August 2018

9 November 2018*

23 November 2018*

15 March 2019

10 May 2019*

24 May 2019

21 June 2019

16 August 2019

30 August 2019*

1 November 2019

15 November 2019*

*Ten-day tour available only

HIGH SEASON

20 July 2018*

28 September 2018

12 October 2018*

26 October 2018

22 March 2019

12 April 2019

19 April 2019*

12 July 2019

26 July 2019*

14 September 2019

20 September 2019*

*Ten-day tour available only

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing

Shangri-La Hotel Xi’An

Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou

Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

Tour extension includes four nights aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and two nights at Shangri-La Chengdu.

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Important: Please allow time for travelling from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Beijing by 4pm on your chosen tour date.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Tour extension: Please note that your passport or local ID is required for check-in, and your photograph will be taken for security purposes. All-inclusive dining on the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer includes house wine, local beer, soft drinks and water during meals times only. The special embarkation dinner is not included and will need to be booked and paid for onboard at a charge of CNY400.00 per adult.

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/Terms