9 Days // 8 Nights
Up in the Air Life proudly presents the ultimate 9-day Asian adventure exploring the best of China and South Korea! Join us on this World Wonders Series and meet the Great Wall Of China and the Forbidden City; we stay four nights at the infamous St. Regis Hotel in Beijing – which includes a personal butler for each room – while you explore the sights and savor the Chinese food. We continue the week in Seoul, South Korea, where we will experience Korean spas, exotic cuisine, history, and culture while further indulging in this luxurious trip.
April 22 – 30, 2021
Welcome to Beijing! We’ll meet you at the airport, and then transfer you to the St. Regis hotel where your butler will be awaiting your arrival. Tonight’s welcome dinner features the famous Peking duck at Dadong restaurant.
Enjoy your first full day tour in China’s fascinating capital beginning with the Tian’anmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, home of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. After lunch, take a Pedi cab on a Hutong Tour through the ancient parts of the city and get acquainted with the local residents on a family visit. Your butler will draw your bath water and prepare fresh tea for your free evening.
Enjoy a free day in Beijing to explore.
The highlight today is an excursion to the Great Wall of China complete with a Champagne picnic lunch inside an ancient tower. After lunch, enjoy hiking and the dramatic vistas of the Great Wall as it descends and rises as far as the eye can see
Welcome to Seoul! This is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, ancient palaces, and street markets. Today we will indulge in a full Korean Spa experience. After the spa we will have a group dinner and enjoy traditional Korean BBQ cuisine.
Get your taste buds ready for an intimate Korean cooking class. We’ll pick up the ingredients at the local market and learn about Korean food culture, while preparing today’s lunch. Afterwards, you can enjoy the Myeongdong shopping district on your free time. Tonight we’ll explore a night out in Itaewon or other local spots.
Today we will learn about the deep history and culture of Korea by exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty, followed by a visit to the National Folk Museum inside the palace. Then we’ll explore the winding alleys of Bukchon Hanok Village, where the houses were built in the unique “Hanok” style of architecture. The village houses unique guesthouses, cafes, workshops, restaurants, museums, and galleries. We’ll wrap up the afternoon with lunch and tea at a traditional tea house.
Enjoy your last day in Seoul. We suggest you visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone and check out the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, and the DMZ Exhibition Hall, followed by a stop at Seoul City Hall. Make magic and explore on your own. Tonight we will enjoy an intimate Farewell dinner to celebrate the week.
Enjoy your last day in Seoul before we transfer you back to the airport. Farewell and see you soon!