Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
The Year of the Rooster
Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is the biggest and most important holiday in China. In terms of significance in Chinese culture the Lunar New Year is comparable to combining Thanksgiving and Christmas together. We have assembled some traditions and facts behind one of the world’s largest celebrations to provide a better understanding of this holiday. We have also put together some useful travel tips should y...
Marketing China has never been more exciting, easy and profitable. As you may know Imperial Tours has partnered with Peninsula Hotels to bring you Peninsula Private Jet Tours Through China. Through this collaboration we have developed three bespoke travel experiences through China: Culture & Heritage, Family and Culinary. But what you may not know is that we have also developed a marketing plan designed to help you get the word out about these itineraries. Our Marketing Plan gives you the...
Imagine exploring three of the worlds most dynamic and fast paced cities from the comfort and convenience of a private jet. Imperial Tours has partnered with Peninsula Hotels, renowned for flawless service and quality, to provide you with the ultimate China experience, Peninsula Hotels’ Private Jet Tours. We have crafted three themed itineraries – Culinary, Family and Culture & Heritage – each designed with immersive experiences to captivate you while introducing the...
By April 2017, the Peninsula Palace Hotel will have completed its US$123 million extensive renovation of what was already one of the best known luxury hotel properties in Beijing. If the early 1990’s white-tiled, pavilion-roofed building (a classified heritage property) revealed China’s attempt to qualify western-defined modernity with Chinese characteristics, then the new renovation combining classical Imperial themes and the best contemporary art within an ultra-luxury context is m...
Experience the great outdoors of China. Breathe in the crisp clean air and stand in awe over her beauty. While we guarantee your China experience will be one of culture, cuisine, and wonderment, it can also be filled with breath taking scenery and dramatic landscapes. China’s natural landscapes offer experiences for all types of travelers. To help showcase some of China’s outdoor experiences we have compiled in this article the best natural destinations.
So when packing your bags, b...
Beautifully preserved village of Hongcun near Huangshan
China has so much to offer the curious traveler that there’s simply no way to visit everywhere in just one trip. Most first time visitors cover the ‘must-see’ sites of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Guilin, but there’s so much more to discover and explore. Here we list our top places to visit on a second trip to China.
Our director Guy Rubin’s favorite destination in China is Huangshan &ndash...
Aman at the Summer Palace
What with so many luxury five star hotels in Beijing, travelers really are spoilt for choice in this megacity. But how do you choose when confronted with this much choice? It’s not easy, so we’re here to help and have written a brief guide to the primary choices for your luxury hotel needs in Beijing. The following are listed in alphabetical order.
Aman Summer Palace
The Aman in Beijing is an absolutely gorgeous Qing dynasty heritage boutique hote...
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
China has some fabulous art galleries showcasing the best Chinese and international artists from past to present. Here we list some of the best places in the country to get yourself acquainted with the breadth of both Chinese and international art, in particular contemporary art.
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
Located in the 798 Art Zone, the UCCA was designed to be a global art center in Beijing. It is a not-for-profi...
Trio of Giant Pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base
Pandas are the national animal of China and are a must-see if visiting the province of Sichuan, home to 80% of the population of Giant Pandas. Nowadays they are endangered and it’s very rare to see them in the wild. Some zoos around the world are lucky enough to host pandas, but if you really want to see them interact in a more natural environment then schedule a visit to one of these panda bases.
Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding...
Beijing Pine Valley - with an impressive background of the Yan mountains, the par 44th is a good driving hole
China is now home to thousands of golf courses, as the sport has taken off in a big way. Some of the clubs play host to major world tournaments and there are now excellent courses all over the country. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best courses that can be accessed from the main tourist spots. Take a day out of your busy touring schedule to enjoy a round of golf in any of th...
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