Imperial Tours of China (CHINA DMC)

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Hotel Info

Dangdai Moma T10-906 Bei Qu, Xiangheyuan Lu 1, Beijing 100028, P.R. China
Tel: 01186 10 8440 7162   Fax: 01186 10 8440 7163
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Husband and wife team Guy Rubin and Nancy Kim started Imperial Tours in 1999. They have made China their home for 20 years. Born in Israel, Guy was raised and educated in Britain, attending Cambridge University and traveling widely. Nancy was born in Korea and raised in Beverly Hills and Switzerland, and attended the University of Pennsylvania. They met in 1997 in Beijing while studying Mandarin, which they both speak fluently. They immediately saw the potential for luxury travel in China. Their philosophy is to offer the very best and to welcome clients as guests to a country they love. Their guides and drivers are hand-picked. A Western bilingual “China Host” can accompany guests throughout their trip if desired. Superb luxury hotels are used throughout, and Nancy brings her fascination with food to her choices of excellent restaurants. Imperial Tours can offer extraordinary exclusive experiences, from families playing table tennis with a former Olympian to private dining on the Great Wall. Imperial Tours marries the romance of China’s incredibly rich culture and historical past with modern China’s unprecedented impact on the future.

Imperial Tours is an on-site DMC for Virtuoso, Signature and American Express Crafted Journeys.

Touring Information

Imperial Tours offers two price levels for FIT touring in China. All tours are bespoke and tailor-made.

Ultimate China includes the services of a Western bilingual “China Host” who travels with clients throughout their tour of China. Luxury hotels, breakfasts, lunches and most dinners are included. This option includes unlimited use of cars and drivers. All guide and driver gratuities are included.

China Escapades includes luxury hotels, breakfasts and lunches. The services of local English-speaking guides are included; gratuities are not included. Cars and drivers are available until 10PM. China Escapades does not include a “China Host” and as a result, it is a less expensive alternative. A 24-hour “virtual” concierge is available for help and suggestions.

Note: All itinerary planners and China Hosts are Westerners who speak English and Mandarin Chinese fluently. Nothing is lost in translation when booking trips with their staff.

Sample Itineraries

Special Promotions

Private Access to China’s Most Sacred Site,
Beijing's Temple of Heaven!
The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 at the same time as the Forbidden City. Imperial Tours invites you to enjoy this iconic cultural 660-acre, 92 building/600 room site exclusively, at night and in total peace. At the Temple of Heaven, you will be able to experience the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Vermillion Steps Bridge, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, the Circular Mound Alter and more. Many of you may have heard of the incredible acoustic properties of this 600-year-old UNESCO monument at Echo Wall, with its triple-sound stone of the circular mound. This is where the Emperor convened directly with the heavens for a good harvest.

Please reach out to Imperial Tours directly for rates and availability. This promotion is subject to availability and change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply.

General Information

Owners and Managing Partners
Guy Rubin and Nancy Kim

Imperial Tours can arrange: 
Private Banquets on the Great Wall
Access to private Palaces in the Forbidden City
Architectural Tours of Shanghai
Colonial Tours in Shanghai
Private Meal in the Gardens of the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace
Feeding the Pandas
Jewish Heritage Tours
Kung Fu Practice with a Master
Yachting in Hong Kong Harbor and Along Shanghai's Waterfront
Private Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master
Exclusive Jet Travel
Fashion, Contemporary Art Tours
Shopping Tours
Shore Excursions  
Hiking and Biking Tours
Cooking Classes
Weddings and Honeymoons
Domestic Airline and Train Tickets
Cars and Drivers
Registered Guides and Specialists
Restaurant Reservations
5-Star Luxury Hotel Reservations
China Host (Western, Chinese-speaking personal concierge traveling with guests)