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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, and the famous waterfront Bund in Shanghai. 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 Asia China tours.


Majestic China & Yangtze River 14 Days 12 Nights

A cruise along the dramatic landscapes of the majestic Yangtze River highlights this journey through China´s “Golden Triangle Cities".  Witness the timeless beauty of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and indulge your cultural curiosity in the nation´s capital of Beijing. Visit the historic Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian and experience the extraordinary variety of international Shanghai on this China tour.

Visit :   Beijing,  Yichang,  Chongqing,  Xian,  Shanghai
Departure Date:
05/14 , 06/25 , 07/09 , 07/23 , 08/06 , 08/20 , 09/03 , 09/17 , 10/01 , 10/15 , 10/29
Extension to Hong Kong is available.
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Tour Code : AIY
from $2199

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  Arrival Beijing Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing

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.

Day 3  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing

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 )

Day 4  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing

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.

Optional Tour : Forbidden City  ( $28 )

Day 5  Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River Cruise (ABF) Accommodation: Victoria Selina

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: Victoria Selina

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. This massive water conservancy project is the largest of its kind in the world and will forever change the landscape of the Yangtze River valley. In addition to controlling flooding, navigation and irrigation, the dam does have a lofty green initiative – creating a major source of hydroelectric power for China. Reboard and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the three.

Optional Tour : Upgrade to Executive Deck  ( $50 )

Day 7  Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) Accommodation: Victoria Selina

Arrive at Wushan, you have the option to stay on board or disembark to board smaller vessels to reach the Lesser Three Gorges via one of the Yangtze’s tributaries. After coming back from the Lesser Three Gorges, you will reboard the cruise ship and sail through 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: Victoria Selina

Today, you can choose to stay on board or go on the shore excursion to visit one of the three towns (depending on local river conditions): Shibaozhai, Fengdu, or Wanzhou.Shibaozhai's main attraction is a majestic 12-story tall wooden pagoda, built 400 years ago without use of a single nail. Fengdu is a peculiar site nicknamed “ghost city”, because it contains mystical statues of devils and ghosts that roam the afterworld. Wanzhou is a small mountainous city which is considered an important port and industrial hub.

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

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

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: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel Or Jin Jiang Hotel

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. (For all departure date after 11/1/2014, the hotel will be Renaissance Shanghai hotel or Jin Jiang hotel.)

Day 12  Shanghai (ABF) Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel Or Jin Jiang Hotel

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's Temple, 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: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel Or Jin Jiang Hotel

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  ( $62 )

Day 14  Shanghai-USA (ABF)

All good things come to an end. Board a return flight back home and bid farewell to China.

     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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