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If you’re looking for a more intrepid honeymoon, this combo is a winner. Combining China’s vibrant cities and slow, ancient villages with the remote beaches, underwater landscapes and laid-back lifestyle of the Philippines will leave you brimming with fond memories.

Beijing is the political and cultural heart of China, and what better way to start your journey than a visit to The Great Wall – one of the Wonders of the World. Our guides can lead you to a quiet spot along the wall for a champagne toast to remember. To see the city from a different angle, take a sunset cruise on the glistening waters of Kunming Lake and enjoy a glimpse of Beijing’s historic Summer Palace.

In Xi’an, you could see the Terracotta Warriors and cycle around the impressive city walls before searching the markets for some of China’s finest silk. The modern metropoles of Shanghai and Hong Kong are both melting pots of Eastern and Western traditions. You can shop until your heart’s content, hit the cosmopolitan bars and enjoy candlelit dinners with impressive skylines as your backdrop. Whilst in Hong Kong, stay at the luxurious Upper House, a serene space high above the bustling city with a privileged location amongst shops, bars and restaurants.

When the buzz of the Chinese cities wears off, spend time unwinding, perhaps by sailing through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River aboard Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, or exploring mythical landscapes of towering, forest-draped limestone.

Just a short flight from China’s dazzling modernity will take you to the world’s second largest archipelago, the Philippines. Evidence of its 350 years of Spanish rule can be found everywhere, from the elegant colonial architecture to the delicious fusion cuisine. With 7,000 islands, replete with stunning beaches, vertiginous rice terraces and jungle-smothered mountains, you’re spoilt for choice. For the ultimate hideaway, bed down at Amanpulo; the entire island of Pamalican, which is fringed by miles of coral reef, is dedicated to the resort. This is an island retreat offering pure relaxation, whether cuddled up in your casita, on the beach, hiking the hillside or up in the treetops. Philippine’s reefs teem with life, including whale shark, turtle and dugong – ideal for diving and snorkelling. In Boracay island, we’ll find you a quiet sanctuary near the beach where you can enjoy privacy and relaxation before heading out to enjoy the lively evening scene.

Why settle for one honeymoon destination when you can have two? Our specialists can help you organise your bucket-list holiday taking in the best of China and the Philippines – in one romantic swoop.