This China Culinary Tour is brought to you by Chef Colin Chen and Palace Travel. It combines the amazing experience of Chinese food and cooking classes, top 5-star hotels and 5-star Yangtze River Cruise, and rich sightseeing programs all together. More importantly, the group will be escorted by chef Collin Chen who has a deep understanding in Chinese cuisine as well as Chinese culture and history. Prepare to be amazed by our China Culinary Tour.
Read more about Chef Colin Chen
Colin has 28 year’s diverse culinary experience included French, Chinese, Italian, European, Asian cuisine, and B&P production, Garde Manger and Butchery. He got his Bachelor Degree of Hospitality Culinary Management in Le Cordon Bleu College Scottsdale, Arizona and graduated with High Honor. He was the Winner of First California Culinary Academy International Iron Chef Competition, and carries many certificates like NRA Safety & Sanitation and Nutrition Certificate, ACC Master Taster Certificate, and he is the member of American Chef Federation, and Chefs Association of Pacific Coast.
Colin has rich international experience in culinary practice and is Fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese. His career started as early as 1986 in the very first international hotel in the ancient city of Xian, where the the First Emperor of China built Terra-cotta Warriors, then in Golden Flower Hotel, the first 5-star hotel in North West China. He served as the Executive Chef / Food & Beverage Director in Inter-Continental Hotel, Shen Zhen, Shangri-La Hotel, Shen Zhen, Sand River Country Golf Club, before he taught culinary classes as Chef Instructor in California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, where his Cuisine Across Culture classes inspired many people. Click here for the article that features his classes. He was the Executive Chef and GM of EAST Contemporary Restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Chief Instructor at Sunrise Global Chef Academy, Singapore.
Program Name: China Culinary Tour. $3,399 per person all-inclusive.
Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River and Shanghai.
12 days. Departure available in September, November 2015, March, April, November 2016.
Air with tax INCLUDED.
Superior hotels, superior meals, cooking classes, all land transportation, all tours with entrance, escorted by professional chef and tour guides – ALL INCLUDED.
10-year Chinese visa for free! Please use the coupon code from our sales representatives or your travel agents.
This China Culinary Tour takes you to Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River and Shanghai. The highlights include beautiful and authentic food, impressive and fun sightseeing tours, and superior hotels. Indulge yourself with grand feasts in upscale restaurants like Manchu Imperial Banquet, Peking Roasted Duck, Dumplings Banquet, as well as boutique restaurants to discover the secrets of local gourmets. The cooking class will open a door for you to learn some first-hand cooking skills and techniques and offer you a lot of fun.
Chinese cuisine stretches back for thousands of years and varies dramatically from places to places according to climate, history, and local preferences. Styles and tastes also vary from social class, region, and ethnic background. This leads to an unparalleled range of ingredients, dishes, cooking techniques, and eating styles, leading Chinese to be proud on eating a wide variety of foods while remaining true to the spirit and traditions of Chinese food culture. Read more about Chinese cuisine…
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Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Wangfujing Night Food Market.
Cooking class in a Hutong family, cooking demonstration in local restaurant.
Manchu Imperial Banquet, Peking Roasted Duck, Traditional Peking Cuisine, and much more. Enjoy a cooking class in our Hutong host family. Featured restaurants:
Terra-cotta Warriors, Ming Dynasty City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, Tai-chi Class, Dongxing Night Market, History Museum.
Dumplings Banquet, Biangbiang Noodle, Xian Cold Noodle, Paomo, Rou Jia Mo (Chinese burger), and more. Enjoy a cooking demonstration in our host restaurant.
People’s Square, Chongqing Courthouse, Giant Panda Ground, Yangtze Museum.
New conceptional Sichuan Cuisine in Magic Kitchen, traditional Sichuan food in Shunfeng Restaurant.
Three Gorges – Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge,the world largest Three Gorges Dam, Shore excursions to the historical towns along the river.
During the 3 days on the superior 5-star Victoria Crusie, you will experience the joys of Chinese cuisine, expertly prepared with the highest quality fresh ingredients. Victoria’s award-winning dining experience is reflective of China’s evolving culinary landscape, with a fusion of western dishes.
The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Old Town, Bazaar Market, Jinmao Tower 88th Floor Observatory.
Featured restaurants: Ding Tai Feng Restaurant, Wang Dong Luo Restaurant, Lv Bo Lang Restaurant.
Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
7 Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dongcheng District Beijing, China. 100005
This superior 5-star hotel is the largest Marriott outside USA. It is located in the center of the city with wonderful rooms and splendid breakfasts. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor.
Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
8 Chang Le Road West, Xian, China. 710032
Situated in the city center, Shangri-La Golden Flower Xian is an international standard 5-star hotel situated a 40-minute drive from Xi’an airport. Rooms at this newly renovated Xi’an 5-star hotel are spacious and thoughtfully-appointed and both accommodation and service standards are excellent. Reviews on TripAdvisor.
China Office: 11th Floor Building B, No. 9 Shanxi Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China. 400011
As the only American cruise line currently sailing China’s Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises has a fleet of seven 5* Luxury vessels. Their ships are all newly built or structurally rebuilt, and all refurbished with a modern blend of European–Asian design. The architecture emphasizes spacious rooms with modern amenities including private balconies, bathtubs, and cable TV. All ships are fully equipped with wi–fi and international telecommunications systems.
Shanghai Renaissance Yangtze Hotel
2099 Yan’an West Road, Changning District Shanghai, China. 200336
The 5-star hotel offers nice rooms, excellent service, and good breakfast. It gives you an unparalleled experience with a home away from home feel. See how people like this hotel on TripAdvisor.
Take your flight to Beijing today.
Meals on board.
Dinner in Jin Ding Xuan Restaurant
Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall
Breakfast in hotel; Lunch in Golden Palace Restaurant; Peking Roasted Duck Dinner in Hua Jia Yi Yuan Restaurant
Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Breakfast in hotel; Cooking class and lunch in our host Hutong family; Manchu Imperial Dinner in Bai Jia Da Yuan Restaurant
Fly to Xian
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Old City Wall
Breakfast in hotel; Lunch in Chang An Restaurant; Dumpling Banquet Dinner in De Fa Chang Restaurant
the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Muslim bazaar, Puppet Shadow Show
Breakfast in hotel, Lunch in Da Cheng Xiao Yan Restaurant; Noodle Dinner with cooking demonstration
Fly to Chongqing
Panda Ground, Chongqing Courthouse in People’s Square, and Yangtze Museum
Breakfast in hotel; Lunch in Shun Feng Restaurant; Dinner in Magic Kitchen
Full board onboard the Victoria Cruiser
Full board onboard the Victoria Cruiser
Fly to Shanghai
Three Gorges Dam
Breakfast and lunch on board; Dinner in Ding Tai Feng Restaurant
Yu Garden, Old Town Bazaar, Nanjing Street, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise
Breakfast in hotel; Lunch in Lv Bo Lang Restaurant; Dinner in Dong Xing Lou Restaurant
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