Vacation Packages

A China vacation is not complete without a cruise along the mighty Yangtze River. View the beautiful landscape and see the massive Three Gorges on our China tours with exciting shore excursions. Also Journey to the Great Wall in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the famous waterfront Bund in Shanghai, and a trip to the modern city of Hong Kong and option to visit Macau. Enjoy highest level of service with round trip airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, ground transfers, cruise along the Yangtze River, friendly English-speaking tour guides and sightseeing. Luxury China tours at unbeatable value. Discover the best of China with Affordable World China tours.

Majestic China & Yangtze River with Hong Kong 16 Days 14 Nights

Discover the best of China, from the ageless clay faces of the Terracotta Army to the iconic Tiananmen Square in Beijing and the pulsating cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong, this still-enigmatic land blends ancient history with imposing Maoist architecture and glittering, 21st century skyscrapers.  Cruise through the wooded mountains of the mighty Yangtze River, the world’s third longest river, stretching nearly 4,000 miles through China’s heartlands, and winds through the breathtaking Three Gorges.  Experience the magical allure of China both old and new with Affordable World Tours.

Visit :   Beijing,  Yichang,  Chongqing,  Xian,  Shanghai,  Hong Kong
Departure Date:
03/25 , 04/08 , 04/22 , 05/06 , 05/13 , 06/03 , 06/24 , 07/22 , 08/05 , 08/26
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Tour Code : ACYH
from $2499

Day 1  USA-Beijing

Depart from the US and head overseas for an adventure of a lifetime. Spend the night aboard as the jetliner glides across the International Date Line.

Day 2  Beijing Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar  

Our local guide is there to greet us as we arrive in Beijing, the economic and political center of the nation. Transfer to the luxury accommodations provided for a good night’s rest.

Optional Tour : Upgrade to an Executive Room at the Doubletree Hilton (Beijing 3 nts)  ( from $89 )

Day 3  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar  

Spend the day free or take the tour to visit the Great Wall, which is one of the man-built architectures that can be seen from the low orbit of the earth. The Great Wall is a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from invading the mainland. It stretches an impossible 4000 miles across China's north, covering nine provinces. An enormous undertaking that originally began under Qin Shi Huang (first emperor of China) in 200 B.C., the Great Wall was not completed until the Ming Dynasty in 1640. This morning you have plenty of time to walk along its ancient path and experience part of China's fascinating history.

Optional Tour : Great Wall & Sacred Way  ( $49 ) Majestic China & Yangtze River Best Seller Value Pack  ( $199 )

Day 4  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar  

Today, we start our Beijing Capital tour with Qianmen Street. Qianmen Street was a commercial and entertainment hub due to its convenient location, connecting the Imperial Palace with other communities in Beijing. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, the street underwent a rejuvenation to restore the streetscape to that of the early 20th. A visit to Tiananmen Square, the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, or “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. Located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square was once the main gate to the Imperial Palace during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Today, it is home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, we drive by the famed Olympic Site and have a photo stop at Olympic National Stadium (the Bird's Nest), Olympic National Aquatics Center (the Water Cube) and National Center for the Performing Art. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore the home to Ming and Qing emperors, Forbidden City. Comprised of 800 buildings covering 720,000 sq. meters, it is the world's largest palace complex.

**For those travelers joining the Forbidden City optional tour - your passport is required for entry.  Please note if your passport does not match the passport on file for your reservation, you will be denied entry at the Forbidden City and your ticket will be nonrefundable**

Optional Tour : Forbidden City (only available for purchase prior to trip departure date**)  ( $28 )

Day 5  Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River Cruise (ABF) Accommodation: ✰ Classic Victoria Anna  

Board a short flight to Yichang,the cultural and economic center of the western Hubei Province. Upon arrival , we board our ship sets for our Yangtze River adventure.

Optional Tour : Victoria Cruises Shore Excursion Package  ( $70 )

Day 6  Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) Accommodation: ✰ Classic Victoria Anna  

Arrive at Sandouping, you can stay on board and rest or take the optional shore excursion to explore the Three Gorges Dam Site, located in the middle of the Xiling Gorge. Wonder at the magnitude of the dam and then cruise upstream, traversing the 5-stage Three Gorges Dam locks and breathtaking Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges.


Optional Tour : Upgrade to Promenade Deck with Amenities  ( $50 )

Day 7  Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) Accommodation: ✰ Classic Victoria Anna  

Depending on the weather today, enjoy a memorable excursion to cruise along the serenely beautiful gorges of the Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream, two tributaries of the Yangtze.  Afterwards, rejoin the cruise ship to glide past the elegant Wu Gorge, renowned for its vertical cliffs and 12 mist-shrouded mountains. Enter the final gorge, Qutang Gorge, the shortest but most impressive of the three.

Day 8  Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) Accommodation: ✰ Classic Victoria Anna  

Today, you can choose to stay on board or go ashore to visit the extraordinary Shibaozhai pagoda, a 12-story wooden pagoda built 400 years ago without the use of a single nail and filled with Chinese art that rises from the banks of the Yangtze.  


Day 9  Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing-Xian (B) Accommodation: Grand Noble Xian or Similar  

Our Yangtze River journey comes to an end as we dock in Chongqing, a scenic cliff-side city that overlooks the conflunece of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. Transfer to Xian, the capital of Shannxi Province, one of the oldest cities in China. Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China with more than 3100 years of history. The city was known as "Chang'an" before Ming Dynasty. Xian is the eastern teminus of the Silk Road and home to the Terra Cotta Warriors. Upon arrival in Xian, we will drive into town, passing through its massive City Wall, the best preserved defensive wall structure on earth and have a picture stop at Drum Tower and Bell Tower. In the evening, don't miss the chance to taste the local famous dumpling banquet.

Optional Tour : Dumpling Banquet  ( $28 )

Day 10  Xian (ABF) Accommodation: Grand Noble Xian or Similar  

Spend the day free or take the tour to witness the famous "Terra Cotta Warriors." The serendipitous discovery of the Terra Cotta Warriors in 1974 has drawn throngs of visitors to Xian each year, and ranks as one of the world's most important recent archaeological finds. Three excavation pits have been opened to the public with a fourth underway. Spend some time admiring the fine troops, horses, and carriages in battle formation. After lunch, the motorcoach takes us back inside city limits to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction. Tonight, take the opportunity to enjoy the cultural musings of the Tang Dynasty Show, a song and dance performance which reflects the rich cultural history and prosperity of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Optional Tour : Terracotta Warriors, First Qin Emperor's Mausoleum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda  ( $55 ) Tang Dynasty Dinner Show  ( $59 )

Day 11  Xian-Shanghai (ABF) Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar  

Board a flight to Shanghai, the largest metropolitan center of China.She is a bright pearl at the mouth of the Yangtze River and China's largest economic center.

Optional Tour : Upgrade to an Executive Suite with one king size bed at the Pullman Jing'an Shanghai (3 nights)  ( from $109 )

Day 12  Shanghai (ABF) Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar  

This morning, we visit the Shanghai Museum and view the exhibits of ancient Chinese art. Designed by a local Shanghai Architect, the current building was completed in 1993 and resembles the shape of a bronze cooking vessel. Afterwards, we visit City God Temple Bazaar, the Nanjing Road and the Bund. Spend the afternoon to relax at the hotel or take the optional tour to Lujiazui Finance and Trade Development Zone and a ride on Huang Pu River Cruise. In the evening, do not miss the opportunity to experience the exciting Chinese Acrobatics Show (with dinner).

Optional Tour : Lujiazui FTDZ & Huang Pu River Cruise  ( $25 ) Acrobatics Show with Dinner  ( $40 )

Day 13  Shanghai (ABF) Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing'an Hotel or Similar  

Spend the day free at leisure or take an optional excursion to the charming water village of Suzhou. Suzhou, often known as the “Venice of the Orient”, is a historic city located at the heart of the Yangtze Delta in the southern part of the Jiangsu Province. Beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and classical gardens line the canals that cover 42 percent of the city.

Optional Tour : Suzhou One Day tour (min 6 pax)  ( $62 )

Day 14  Shanghai-Hong Kong (ABF) Accommodation: Kowloon Hotel (ABF) or Similar  

Transfer to the airport and board a short flight to the dynamic island of Hong Kong. Upon arrival, check into our selected hotel and spend the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 15  Hong Kong (ABF) Accommodation: Kowloon Hotel (ABF) or Similar  

Enjoy your leisure time in Hong Kong. We will take you to visit the Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Floating community. Victoria Peak, one of Hong Kong’s most famous scenic spots, offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s skyline, Kowloon, and Victoria Harbor. The Peak, as locals call it, is located on a mountaintop and is reachable by the Peak Tram. Pulled by steel cables, the tram climbs 1,200 feet (about373 meters) up the side of the mountain.Stanley also has beautiful beaches that are popular with windsurfers, as well as a wide variety of trendy bars and restaurants to enjoy after a long day of sightseeing.

Day 16  Hong Kong-USA (ABF)

Our voyage through China and Hong Kong comes to an end as we board our international flight back to the US

     ABF-American Breakfast        B-Breakfast        L-Lunch        D-Dinner
*We reserve the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary,withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the tour's operation.
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