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ot all trips of a lifetime need to take you to foreign

shores, but a culinary pilgrimage to Belmond Le

Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in the heart of the

Oxfordshire countryside to sample the outstanding cuisine

that has earned Raymond Blanc an unbroken 30 years of 2-

star Michelin recognition is a must on any gastronome’s

“wish list”.

Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great

Milton, it is also one of the country's most intimate and

original hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms

and suites. Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and

orchards, the luxury hotel enjoys an idyllic, typically English

setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable

and herb gardens that provide the kitchen - and the

acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School - with ultra-fresh,

organic produce, ensuring the Michelin-star restaurant

remains at the cutting edge of culinary excellence.

Michelin Stars Shine in

the Garden of England

at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Trips of a lifetime

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mperial Tours havewon innumerable awards for their excellent tailor-

made tours of China for the 5 star, discerning traveller who wants to

be cocooned in luxury but experience the best this fascinating

country has to offer. What makes them stand out are their Imperial

Moments which will see you dining on the Great Wall of China for

example,in a watch tower in complete seclusion, immersed in history

and living a dream...or gently drifting down an estuary of the Lee River

in Guilin on a specially adapted raft surrounded by breath-taking

scenery and accompanied by a brilliant guide. No crowds, no stress just

the inherent beauty of the environment, seen in total style.

Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds lies Aman

at Summer Palace – the ideal location fromwhich to discover Beijing.

Housed in a series of pavilions, some of which date back over a

century and were originally used by guests of the Palace awaiting an

audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi, the resort is only 15km from

the Forbidden City. A serene retreat, with peaceful internal courtyards

embracing traditional Chinese architecture, the property provides

easy access to such cultural landmarks as the Great Wall, The Temple

of Heaven and the hutongs, as well as Beijing’s restaurants, art

galleries and other contemporary delights.

Dinner on the Great Wall...

...and a night in a Palace

Imperial Tours display China in distinctive style