Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
View over Beijing's fabulous Forbidden City
Ever dreamed of standing on the Great Wall of China? Seeing the wondrous Terracotta Warriors with your own eyes? Gazing up at the brilliant neon skyline of Shanghai? At least once a year Imperial Tours runs The Majestic Tour, a luxury small group tour – maximum of 14 people – which intimately allows you to experience all the things you dreamed of and more. This is the highest-end group tour of China available and will take you on an...
Banyan Tree, Yangshuo
You may not automatically think of the terms ‘luxury’ and ‘rural China’ together in one sentence – but you should! Some of China’s best scenery and culture can be found outside of the cities, and who said rural can’t mean luxury? Take your pick from the following luxury resorts and locations as we choose our top 5 luxury rural getaways in China:
1. Guilin / Yangshuo: There can only really be one contender for the number one spot...
Taijiquan or taichi, a form of Chinese kung fu, is the embodiment of the Chinese philosophical belief that heaven is round. Practitioners of the martial art of taichi use round, circular movements of the arms and body to create the energy that is needed to defeat their opponents. Dr. Hao, a taichi expert with a PhD in Traditional Chinese Sports, guides us through some basic taichi movements in the article ‘Taijiquan Movements and the Thought of Circle in Chinese Culture’. He...
Beating drums urge the rowers on as a multi-colored crowd cheers from the shore. The oarsmen stare straight ahead, sitting within boats with glowing eyes, willing themselves to win and therefore bring luck and good fortune to the cities they represent. Zongzi, or pyramid shaped sticky rice dumplings, are tossed into the water as the Dragon Boats fly to the finish line continuing an almost 2,000 year old tradition.
June 20 marks this year’s annual Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the...
What’s the latest craze in China? Apparently marathons. In 2010 the Chinese Athletic Association held a total of 12 official running events; in 2014 there were 53, with marathons representing the majority, according to an article written by South China Morning Post. While China is often characterized as pushing economic and industrial boundaries, a recent surge in athletics proves there’s more than just machines grinding.
Many Chinese cities are now hosting running races as a way...
Take your trip to China to unparalleled heights, courtesy of the new partnership between Imperial Tours and Presidential Private Jet Vacations. Now flexibility and luxury intersect at a point of perfection that will make each and every moment of your visit to the Middle Kingdom…Imperial.
Over the course of seventeen days you will experience and personally connect with the extensive culture, history and beauty that define both ancient and contemporary China, all while effort...
In 2015, Imperial Tours is offering two departures of our small group tour: May 7-17 and October 8-18. This is a 10-night journey covering the "must-sees" for a first time trip to China: Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou and Shanghai. These are guaranteed departures with a maximum of 14 travelers for an intimate small group experience. It is the highest-end scheduled departure group tour of China on the market and features:
- VIP meet and greet upon international arrival int
Guy Rubin of Beijing-based Imperial Tours talks about the latest trends in China in travel, including the emergence of Lhasa as a hot destination.
See full interview here
Three Michelin Star Chef Alain Passard
Rather than slaving over a Thanksgiving feast this year, wouldn’t you prefer to have sumptuous dinners with not one, but two separate Michelin 3 star chefs...in China?
Imperial Tours is offering a 6-night private culinary adventure through Shanghai and Hangzhou Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2014 in conjunction with the Park Hyatt Shanghai's annual "Masters of Food and Wine" event.
For those who are interested in China, like to travel in style, but prefer the camaraderie of like-minded travelers, consider Imperial Tours' Majestic Tour October 9-19, 2014. This is a 10 night journey covering the "must sees" for a first time trip to China but also includes some unexpected experiences. This is a guaranteed departure with a maximum of 14 travelers for an intimate experience – the highest end small group tour of China on the market.
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