China Discovery

10 days 8 nights
TOUR CODE: ACX FROM: $1400

China Discovery

  • 10 days 8 nights
  • TOUR CODE: ACX
  • FROM: $1400

From ancient capitals to cosmopolitan cities, China’s stunning diversity offers visitors the chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. Travel China at its best with our well-designed China tour packages. Visit the golden triangle cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Enjoy the highest level of service with round trip airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, ground transfers, friendly English-speaking tour guides and sightseeing.  Option to extend your stay in Shanghai for a few more days and experience the pulsating city at your own pace or perhaps continue on to electrifying Hong Kong.

  • Beijing (3 nights)
  • Xian (2 nights)
  • Shanghai (3 nights)

Optional Extension:

TRIP TIMELINE

From ancient capitals to cosmopolitan cities, China’s stunning diversity offers visitors the chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. Travel China at its best with our well-designed China tour packages. Visit the golden triangle cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Enjoy the highest level of service with round trip airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, ground transfers, friendly English-speaking tour guides and sightseeing. Luxury China tours at an unbeatable value. Option to visit Suzhou to see the beautiful gardens and canals or extend your stay for a few more days and experience the authentic China at your own pace.

DAYS 1 & 2

USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for Beijing, eager to begin our China vacation. Spend the night aboard as our flight crosses the International Date Line. We arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. Greet our local guide in the arrivals hall and transfer to our luxury accommodations for a good night's rest.

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar

Upgrades available:

Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar (Executive Room)

Optional Tours:

DAY 3

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. **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**

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 4

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.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 5

Beijing - Xian

Today we continue our journey by flying 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 terminus 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.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Grand Noble Xian or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 6

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).

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Grand Noble Xian or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 7

Xian - Shanghai

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.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Crowne Plaza Yingxing Shanghai or Similar

DAY 8

Shanghai

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).

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Crowne Plaza Yingxing Shanghai or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 9

Shanghai

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.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Crowne Plaza Yingxing Shanghai or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 10

Shanghai - USA

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

Included: American Breakfast

Your tour includes

  • Daily hotel breakfast
  • Sightseeing places as indicated in the itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), or Vancouver (YVR)
  • Fuel surcharge & tax
  • Land only package includes China domestic flights (Beijing -> Xian -> Shanghai); does not include international airfare and airport transfers in or out.
  • Luxury hotel accommodations
  • Professional English-speaking guide

includes China domestic flights (Beijing - Xian - Shanghai). For international flights and airport transfers, please purchase the Land & Air package.

Air China:

    • IAH, JFK
    • LAX, SFO
    • YVR
    FROM $0 -$100 PP

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Customer Reviews

CHINA DISCOVERY

The trip of a lifetime. Everything from getting greeted right off the plane to food and the sites. I can't fault this company for anything. A truly wonderful experience and I am looking forward to traveling with them again in the very near future..Thank you Affordable WORLD.

By MARLIES MOSCATO

CHINA DISCOVERY

My son and I just came back from our 10 days trip to China and it was AMAZING!!! We stayed in 3 different hotels and all of them were 5 stars, the service and the food was top notch. Our tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable (Katie in Beijing, Lee in Xian and James in Shanghai). I wanted to make this review because I know that I lot of people like me check reviews before buying something. I really ...

By ERIKA GIRALDO ARANGO

CHINA DISCOVERY

Everything with this trip was great, except it was National Day. I wish I was warned about National Day in China. National Day runs the entire first week in October and everyone in China has the week off and is encouraged to travel. This leads to extreme congestion everywhere. Everything you do takes twice as long to get there, and once you arrive, the experience in greatly diminished by the fact that thousands upon thousands of ...

By BRENT HACKWORTH

CHINA DISCOVERY

Things to note: Food: the first day in Beijing was a half day (lunch on our own)' the second day at the Great Wall we went to a restaurant serving Western food - it was just okay, our day in Xi'an had a better lunch at the Terra cotta warrior museum, the dinner show food was outstanding as well, in Shanghai we paid for our lunch (you will need to eat at the museum), but the dinner with the acrobatic ...

By KIMBERLY HARNEY

CHINA DISCOVERY

Love the itinerary. Great experience!

By CHUN KAI WANG

CHINA DISCOVERY

This entire tour from the airline to the guides was a very pleasant surprise. Because of the low price, I expected lower quality. I am happy to say I was wrong. Air China was very comfortable for economy seats and the flight attendants were always available. The hotels exceeded all my expectations. They were modern, very clean, well stocked and each had comfortable beds. The breakfast at each hotel was plentiful with everything you ...

By DELL ELLIS

CHINA DISCOVERY

I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO ONE OF OUR TOUR GUIDES IN BEIJING. HIS NAME IS LEO, AND HE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOUND BY STAYING WITH ME WHEN I NEEDED EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CARE.

By DONNA POZDZIAK

CHINA DISCOVERY

I cannot say enough complimentary words for this trip. The hotels were great and the guides took such great care of us. Their knowledge of their country's history was incredible. My husband and I really appreciated how they maximized our time while we were there so we could see as much as possible. We arrived very early in the morning so our tour guide gave us a couple of additional tours we could do that day ...

By LINDA FISHEL

CHINA DISCOVERY

Had a wonderful time, hotels were excellent, staff friendly and helpful, and accommodating, airline portion very good. Buffet breakfasts were supberb.

By RENEE SHIPLEY

CHINA DISCOVERY

We had a great time on our tour of China! The entire tour was planned out very well and the guides were fantastic! My only minor complaint is that the included meals were just okay and I wish they included more than one small drink. Other than that, I have no regrets. Great tour, great deal, met some great people and got to explore China!

By PAUL QUINN

CHINA DISCOVERY

The hotels were excellent

By BEATRIZ GARCIA

CHINA DISCOVERY

Very weel organized from beginning to end. Tour guides were extremely knowledgable and knew all the in's and out's of how to make the tours run their best. Everything and everyone was super efficient!

By LAURA PRESS

CHINA DISCOVERY

Overall the trip was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. It is a great value for the money and we are very happy about the experience. The only exception was the food, which was terrible. Tony, our tour guide in Beijing, was terrific. Joe, our guide in Xian, was ok. The guide in Shanghai was horrible and should not continue.

By LYDIA JACKSON

CHINA DISCOVERY

Hotels were wonderful. Guides were friendly and informative. However, we do wish they would recommend more street markets and food that was more authentic to the city and not westernized. We liked that we had time to go on our own to get food and go shopping.

By STACEY RIZZO

CHINA DISCOVERY

Each of the tour guides were very knowledgable and able to pass that knowledge on to the tour members which made us understand the history and current affairs of the areas we passed through. They made the trip exciting and meaningful. They made sure we did not miss any of the sights and experiences available in their territories. They were great and together with the excellent hotels made the tour wonderful. Our guides were Gary (first day), Henry, Minnie, and Jenny. We also continued ...

By DORIS KREBS

CHINA DISCOVERY

This was our first guided tour and first time to China. We had an amazing time. The tour guides were very informative and were easy to understand. We opted to add some of the additional tours which kept us very busy. Beijing seemed a little more rushed than Xi'an and Shanghai. The lunches provided were very good especially the noodle restaurant. The only thing was they seemed to serve us the same thing at each place. The tours themselves were ...

By LUIS RIOS

CHINA DISCOVERY

Flight arrangements, hotel accommodations and guides were all good to excellent. One area of improvement would be welcoming at each airport, which was somewhat chaotic.

By ROBERT MCCOLL

CHINA DISCOVERY

I was very pleased with Affordable World. The Tour Guides went above and beyond. Very professional, very accommodating. The trip was excellent thanks to Affordable World.

By MARIA BASORA

CHINA DISCOVERY

My son and really enjoyed our trip. Thank you so much for it not being a complicated and crazy booking trip;). Everyone in booking and tour guide,were the best. I have to say Tony was above all, the GREATEST guide wish we had him for all three city's.

By PATRICIA PALERMO

CHINA DISCOVERY

I cannot explain how wonderful this trip was from start (Air China was terrific) to finish! You should really change the name of your company as Affordable Asia would lead one to believe these tours may be done on the cheap and that is very far from the case. The guides (we had Hawk in Beijing, Lee in Xian and Ocean in Shanghai) were fabulous, kind, helpful, entertaining and so knowledgeable. They were always anxious to answer any of our questions. ...

By REGINA LIGHTFOOT

CHINA DISCOVERY

Excellent tour. I'm a pretty independent traveller but it was useful to have everything arranged for me. The guides were very good about giving information to me when I wanted to be more independent. I wish we had more time in Xi'an.

By LAURA ABBOTT

CHINA DISCOVERY

I booked our trip almost a year in advanced,one of our dream come truth wonderful country,mystical and challenging at the same time.I will start with the positive feed back regarding Affordable World tour. Great price for the package,greats hotel 4 to 5 stars if you book in advanced,responsible agency in L.A California location,you will visit a lot,must recommended the majority of the attractions with them like the Great Wall,Temple of a heaven and the The temple of Dalai Lama,and some others,overall ...

By ORLANDO JIMENEZ

CHINA DISCOVERY

The trip was flawless. I learned so much and enjoyed every aspect of this amazing journey

By TRAVIS BROPHY

CHINA DISCOVERY

Overall, I was pleased with our experience. The following are things I think could be improved. As this trip was purchased by my daughter, the trip was initially registered with my daughter's email. Although I requested the email address be changed to my address, that was never done. Regarding contacting China Air, it was impossible to do that via the internet. Only by calling them, was I able to confirm my flights. That should ...

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CHINA DISCOVERY

Tony you were the best guide on the whole trip?? wish you could've stayed for the other city's. My son and I really enjoyed all the sites also anougher great part of the trip was our group. We met the most nicest people from all over the U.S. Which made our trip even that more enjoyable.

By PATRICIA PALERMO

CHINA DISCOVERY

The tour is not always handicapped friendly. But the tour guides tried to help. The tour guide (Tony) in Beijing was most helpful and tried his best to help which made it very enjoyable for my mother who was in a scooter. The tour guides in Xian tried to be helpful while the one in Shanghai was not overly helpful with regards to the handicapped issue. But all of the tour guides were amazingly helpful at airport helping us get ...

By VIBHOOTI DAVE

CHINA DISCOVERY

We loved how much we were able to see and experience while we were in China. From day one when our flight arrived very early and our rooms were not ready the tour guide offered us an optional tour that was great. At the end of our tour our rooms were ready. This was much better than sitting around the hotel lobby. He also offered an additional tour the next day which was just as enjoyable. ...

By LINDA FISHEL

CHINA DISCOVERY

The tour was fantastic with very few slip ups. Our 3 assigned guides were great, but the non-assigned guide who took us from our hotel to the flight home was not. He constantly insulted America and it's people. The hotels were great, the breakfasts above par. Buses were clean, guides were knowledgeable. The dumpling banquet was horrible as they just threw tiny dumplings on a lazy susan and expected all the ...

By JOHN PHILLIPS

CHINA DISCOVERY

Overall, the tour is excellent with good tour guides expecially Tony from Beijing. The pre-book for international and domestic flights work out very well- thank you for booking it and taking care of the domestic booking. The only lacking is the meals that comes with the tours eventhough there are breakfast at every hotel that we stayed in. Sometimes there are long stretch without lunch and it could be difficult for some people.

By DINH THANH

CHINA DISCOVERY

Gary, in Beijing, is a fantastic guide. His organization, knowledge and attention to detail were fabulous. Overall, the food was very good with two exceptions; the dinner before the Acrobatics Show in Shanghai was in a small crowded room with quantity rather than quality food and the lunch in Suzhou, Shanghai was again quantity over quality. We understand that finding restaurants to serve such large groups and are in convenient locations might be difficult, however, these ...

By ELAINE ELKIN

CHINA DISCOVERY

This was a great and amazing trip! However, it would be helpful if info about luggage requirements and the need for TSA level luggage locks was provided during the initial contact information. or on the website. We did not get that information until about a day o or so before we left, and we were already traveling at that time. Also, informing tour members to bring toilet paper or tissues, hand sanitizer and wet ...

By ANNETTE GIBSON

CHINA DISCOVERY

Great organization. ...

By MAHESHWARI SARIKA

CHINA DISCOVERY

The best experience ever. Memories I will have with me forever. New friends to keep in touch with and plan our next tour trip with Affordable World. Thank you for an enlightening experience!!!!!

By CAROLINE VILLA

CHINA DISCOVERY

Very good service and hotel stay in all cities

By HOA NGUYEN

CHINA DISCOVERY

It would have been nice to have more than two hours at the great wall. I would also have liked to have two full days to explore xian. I did like the fact that I was able to join other tours that I didn't sign up for so that I was able to sight see with my friends who were a day ahead of me. Overall this was my best trip.0

By HENRY STAMPS

CHINA DISCOVERY

Gary, our guide in Beijing was the best!! I will tell people to specifically use Affordable World because of Gary.

By MEGAN THERIOT

CHINA DISCOVERY

Affordable World staff were professional, knowledgeable, and easily accessible. Tour guides provided historical information as well as helpful information for independent sight seeing. Great excursions, itineraries were followed and stayed on time. Hotel accomdations were excellent! It would have been helpful to know about the restricted Internet prior to arriving in China as well as accurate time differences. The U.S. observes daylight savings time (Oct.-April), this was not included with time differences. Overall, Affordable World exceeded my expectations!

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CHINA DISCOVERY

I may not do this trip again (due to wanting to diversify my trips), but I will definitively see where else Affordable World travels. I will probably seek them out in the future. I have already recommended them to my students, friends, and family members.

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CHINA DISCOVERY

I couldn't believe how nice the hotels were, and how much they fed us! We only had to buy three meals the entire trip! The guides were really friendly and had a LOT of information! I loved the entire trip, and it was a fabulous value. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

By HEATHER TURNBULL

CHINA DISCOVERY

Wow, the guides were great, would have been lost without them. The guide in Xi'an taught me a few Chinese characters. It was cold and snowy, but uncrowded. Our group was really good too. The Acrobat Show was really good

By LEWIS DANIEL

CHINA DISCOVERY

All accomodations exceeded my expectations. The guides were all exceptional and well versed in the culture and city, especially in Bejing.

By LARRY BURNHAM

CHINA DISCOVERY

We loved the tour package and the tours; the tour guides were wonderful - very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable! Was disappointed that Affordable World would NOT make our domestic air arrangements - as we prefer that our tour operator handle ALL aspects of our tour/tour package; we had to make those arrangements on our own; fortunately, we made the connections in good time. The flights were good - but, of course, too long - wish they could be shorter - ...

By ELIZABETH HOSAM

CHINA DISCOVERY

Really great trip. Would recommend Affordable World highly.

By NEAL MANOWITZ

CHINA DISCOVERY

This was my first trip to Asia and my first escorted tour. The price was so reasonable it made me nervous. This was so far above expectations! Our guides, Nina, Lee and Jean were professional, approachable, patient and very informative. The accommodations got better and better as the trip progressed. It was a fascinating trip. I will recommend this company to everyone and look forward to using them again. A brilliant experience!!!

By BARBARA MCKENNA

CHINA DISCOVERY

The tour guides were absolutely wonderful. The hotels were beautiful and the breakfast buffets were incredible. It was everything I hoped it would be. I would recommend this trip to everyone.

By WENDY WELLMAN

CHINA DISCOVERY

I was very pleased with this trip. All of the accommodations and excursions were excellent. You did not let me down at all. Rather the contrary, Affordable World exceeded all of my expectations. I am recommending it to everyone I know. This trip was so wonderful I am going to choose to go on another trip with Affordable World. Our guides Leo and Zhou were amazing. They knew a lot and kept our ...

By KRISTINA FRITZ

CHINA DISCOVERY

I thoroughly enjoyed my Affordable World experience. All of the guides, especially Leo in Beijing, were knowledgable and very friendly. The hotel accommodations and bus transportation were also unbeatable! China was absolutely beautiful and I still cannot believe what an incredible adventure I had! I will definitely be back to visit again, and plan to book through Affordable World.

By JESSICA HERNDON

CHINA DISCOVERY

This was an amazing trip. I felt safe traveling by myself with the tour group. The cost was a great deal. I look forward to booking another trip. The Hotels were 4 and 5 star!!

By TERRY AUSTIN

CHINA DISCOVERY

Fantastic value for the price. I strongly recommend AA to any person who wants to visit Asia. we will do more trips with AA thanks GC

By GUILLERMO CAPACHO

CHINA DISCOVERY

Tour guides were helpful, fun and informative.

By JEFFREY HANNA

CHINA DISCOVERY

This trip was excellent, we thouroughly enjoyed it. Our 3 tour guides spoke exzcellent english and they knew their China history and facts.

By WILLIAM CULBERTSON

CHINA DISCOVERY

We would highly recommend this trip to everyone. It was everything as advertised and more. Hotels were incredible as were the guides. Our guide in Shanghai who was a Ocean was great. Well informed and very articulate We cannot say enough good things about the trip An exceptional value for thr money

By GARY RUSSELL

CHINA DISCOVERY

We were extremely happy with the entire trip. The accommodations were outstanding and so was the transportation. Our group was amazing and the itinerary allowed us to see the most in limited time. The tour guides in each city were exceptional and so knowledgable, making every trip worthwhile - even longer bus rides :) Gary in Beijing and Ocean in Shanghai were particularly eager to please our large group. They were not only entertaining, but went above and beyond ...

By ROYNA SHARIFI

CHINA DISCOVERY

Far exceeded my expectations. The tour guides were wonderfully.

By CHARLES DURAN

CHINA DISCOVERY

We enjoyed our tour and have already been recommending Affordable World to friends and family. The tour guides (Gary, Joe and Ocean) were fantastic! We made great friends on the trip and have stayed in touch with them too. I would highly recommend your tour and look forward to going on another Affordable World tour in the near future.

By HEATHER GROOM

CHINA DISCOVERY

Overall very good!. Exceeded my expectations. The only problem we had, is that the tour guide was 45 min late to pick us up from the airport on Day 1. Other that that, I think that the included meals could be better. Overall very very good! I would really recommend it.

By FRANCISCO FRANCO

CHINA DISCOVERY

We ste very happy with the service, guides and hotels. It was a perfect week. Two recomendacions, you need to consider the Jade shop visit in Xian and the dinner place before the acrobatics show in Shanghai. Thank you for the good trip.plan to receive good deals for future family travels.

By MARTIN BAEZ

CHINA DISCOVERY

We had a great trip and the order of the cities and tours was perfectly arranged. I would recommend your tour provide water upon arrival from each flight.

By MATTHEW TAYLOR

CHINA DISCOVERY

It was great . tour guides Nina n ocean were excellent !!!

By NATALIA SANCHEZ

CHINA DISCOVERY

We just recently returned from our 10 days China Discovery Tour. It was a fabulous tour of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Excellent accommodations and over all exceptional service from the staff, guides and coach drivers. Our tour guides,Katy in Beijing , Zho in Xian and Jean in Shanghai were very knowledgeable of the history of China. Katy was exceptional and easily the group's favorite. Having the guides with us at the airports was very helpful and check in was ...

By CHERYL GELBS

CHINA DISCOVERY

My Wife and I were first a little hesitant on what to expect. To our surprise we ended up having a great time!!!!! Our tour guides were very helpful and had a bounty of information, very knowledgeable about their country. We only have great things to say to our family about the trip and would recommend it to friends and family. Each optional tour we took, which was almost all of them, were very well worth it. ...

By DARIO VARGAS

CHINA DISCOVERY

Like Elisabeth, we weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into by purchasing an overseas trip to China through Groupon...however it turned out so much better than we could have thought it would! The pre-planning was attentive and secure, all the tour guides were excellent and helpful, the hotels were all beautiful, and the sights we saw were magnificent. There's a few excursions we did that I would have passed on (the dumpling dinner in Beijing, the Chinese History show in ...

By BRANDON GONSALVES

CHINA DISCOVERY

We just recently returned from our 10 days China Discovery Tour. It was a fabulous tour of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. It covered the main places to see in these 3 cities. Our tour guide Gary in Beijing was very good and Jevons in Shanghai was excellent. They were both very knowledgeable of the history of China and spoke English very well. Our tour guides in all 3 cities were accommodating with requests. They also made our airport check-ins very ...

By IMELDA FUJII

CHINA DISCOVERY

My sister and I were skeptical about a Groupon deal with a company called "Affordable World". Neither of us had ever taken an organized tour before, but the deal was literally too good to pass up. How bad could it be? As it turns out, this tour exceeded, by a wide mark, our every expectation. Affordable World (AA) was organized, responsive and accommodating. The flights were as comfortable as 13 hour flights can be, but ...

By ELIZABETH MARTIN

CHINA DISCOVERY

My wife and i just returned from the march 14 thru march 24 trip. I had never beenon an escorted tour and am now spoiled for life! We had scott in beijing and daniel in shanghai and they were wonderful! Our guide in xian was great too, i just cant remember his name. Everything about this trip was almost perfect. I am so depressed that it's over! From the tours to the hotels to ...

By KEITH PALMER

CHINA DISCOVERY

At first I was hesitant about booking a trip through a relatively new company but I have no regrets at all. They jam pack so many activities for you to do everyday. if you want to explore on your own on certain days you have the flexibility to do that or you can attend all the events that are on the itineray. The optional tours are well worth the cost. All of our tour guides were ...

By DAMON FOGLEY

CHINA DISCOVERY

I don't generally write reviews, but our recent trip to China has been so amazing I have to say something. First off the flight is what it is - 12 hours is a long time to be on a plance however Air China were friendly and all announcements were in both Chinese and English. Food was not great but then what airlines have great food? Once you get to Beijing the experience can truly begin. My family arrived ...

By GORDON DIGBY

CHINA DISCOVERY

We just returned from a March 6th-16th, 2014 tour of China with Affordable World. It was absolutely wonderful. Our guides were the best...we had Gary, Tony, Jimmy, Jeff and Ocean. We saw the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Spring Palace, the TerraCotta Warriors, Suzhou and many more sites. We have never taken a tour before, have always winged it on our own. This was so relaxing and carefree...a great way to enjoy your ...

By ELAINE GOOLD

CHINA DISCOVERY

JINX Reviewed 03/22/2014 07:20:38 My son and I just returned from this trip and I have nothing but positive reviews about this company. Everything was organized,the hotels were top notch, the tours were exciting and the tour guides, Gary, Lee and Ocean were the best. The food was excellent. I honestly don't know how Affordable World makes money, because everything was top of the line. If anyone wants my email address, I will give you more details. The air quality ...

By JINX FOGLEY

CHINA DISCOVERY

I returned a couple of weeks ago from my trip to China with Affordable World. I had a wonderful time, and can't stop thinking about the things I saw and did. Affordable World did a great job arranging all of the details of the trip, and the flights and accommodations were excellent (Doubletree in Beijing was my favorite). The guides were excellent and very helpful. All of the stops and tours were worth every penny. I was traveling solo (small kids ...

By JEFFREY GRIFFETH

CHINA DISCOVERY

Got back from this tour two weeks ago and dollar for dollar it is extremely worth it. I don't even know how the airfare was covered, but the hotels and tours on top of that make it worth every penny. The mix of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai leaves one with a sense they saw the best of China. The downsides though are that none of the pictures of the tour are what China actually looks like-there is often pollution that ...

By JEREMY WALLENDJACK

CHINA DISCOVERY

We just returned from the China Discovery 10 Day Tour. (3-7-14 to 3-16-14) We travel alot, and when we first booked this, we were somewhat skeptical about how inexpensive the tour was, and what kind of service we would get for such an inexpensive price. You can't even book the airfare alone, for how much we paid for the whole tour. This Affordable World Tour was everything it says it is. Our tour guides, Tony and Gary in ...

By KATHLEEN JOHNSTON

CHINA DISCOVERY

My family and I traveled with Affordable World during the end of January 2014. Our trip coincided with the Lunar New Year, which turned out to be really great for our group. Our tour group consisted of about 15 people and everyone was very warm and kind. Our tour guides were also very knowledgeable and flexible. For the optional tours, we only chose the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Terra Cotta Warriors. All of these sites are amazing, and it ...

By LISA LY

CHINA DISCOVERY

I just returned from my trip to China. I traveled from 2/27/14 to 3/10/14 with Affordable World and have to say I am more than impressed and happy with my recent travel experience. I flew from Miami, FL and met my brother, who is currently living in Asia, in Beijing. Affordable World was able to assist in the arrangements, even though we were coming from different places. All of the hotels were of superior quality. ...

By ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

CHINA DISCOVERY

What a wonderful trip for a great price! The hotels were 4 and 5 star, the guides really care about your experience, the itinerary carefully planned and the included buffet breakfasts were over the top! I was a little nervous when I read about flying Air China, but the airline offers in seat movies with a nice selection, music, games, 2 meals with wine, a pillow and a blanket. The stewardesses were friendly and I had no problems what so ever. Kudos ...

By CAREN VENTRONE

CHINA DISCOVERY

This was our first trip to China. Every aspect of the trip was fantastic. Affordable World and our tour guides - Tony, JC, and Ocean - were super. We saw all the most important sites, ate well, saw great entertainment, stayed in wonderful hotels, travelled throughout our trip effortlessly, and learned a great deal about China's history and culture. I would recommend this tour to everyone and we'll use Affordable World again.

By WILLIAM ARMSTRONG

CHINA DISCOVERY

My wife and I went on this tour 2/15/14-2/17/14. Overall it was an excellent experience, very nice hotels and tour guides, specially Argen (in Shanghai). The tours and optional tours were ok and still we had time to explore on our own, great mix of people in our group. The only downside was the poor customer service of Air China (no fault of Affordableasia), that put us in a creapy hotel after missing our connection flight from Beijing to JFK ...

By GERARDO CALDERON VILLEGAS

CHINA DISCOVERY

My friend and I went with this particular tour package in early January 2014, and we had a great time. It was our first trip to China, and I think this tour is especially valuable to anyone inexperienced like us. We would've been overwhelmed without having a guide at least the first time around. Our Air China flights were easy, and for Economy they were quite comfortable too, even the in-China flights between cities--in fact I'm often reminded how ...

By TYSON WILLOUGHBY

CHINA DISCOVERY

Did this tour through a Groupon - AMAZING! So much more than I was expecting and absolutely spectacular accommodations, tour guides and value throughout this entire trip. I was extremely impressed with the optional excursions and everything that was included. Felt totally safe throughout the tour and loved the fact that it was less busy since it was the off season. I would definitely recommend Affordable World and especially this tour.

By ANNE COULTER

CHINA DISCOVERY

Let me just start by saying I rarely leave reviews, but I had to leave a review for those who are skeptical like I was. It was a GREAT trip. Now Kathy our tour guide in Beijing was awesome. She was not only knowledgable about China, but she was personable. The other tour guides in Xian and Shanghai Jc and James were knowledgeable about their cities, but definitely not personable. So the ladies and I opted out of the tours ...

By ESTEVANICA YARBER

CHINA DISCOVERY

My business partner and I took the 10 day Beijing-Xian-Shanghai China Discovery trip December 4-Dec 15, 2013. We have many clients in China, so our main purpose of the trip was to meet with them and then do some sightseeing as well. Affordable World was truly great about our mixed purpose trip and rolled with our requests more than graciously! First Luann helped us immensely in booking the trip earlier and then adding 2 more days in the front end ...

By KATHLEEN ALEXANDER

CHINA DISCOVERY

I went on this tour 8/29/13-9/13/13 (we added on the optional Hong Kong extension and then stayed there for a few extra days). Overall, I thought it was really great! This was our third time doing a group tour like this (all with different companies). The hotels were very nice, the tour guides were good, and all the transportation is taken care of for you. We chose to take the early flight to Beijing, getting us there very early ...

By MELISSA WARNER

CHINA DISCOVERY

We just got back December 2nd from this tour. We were amazed with the quality of the hotels. We did not expect they would be so high end. In Shanghai we thought we were staying at the Mandarin Oriental, jejeje our mistake. We stayed at JC Mandarin which is a different chain but nonetheless it was a good hotel. All of them had a good breakfast with fruits, juices, cereals, omelet station and Chinese food. About the tours: Beijing- We arrived at ...

By MARIO BRILHANTE

CHINA DISCOVERY

I am a very picky traveler and have traveled all over the world, so taking a "tour" to China was something I was skeptical about, but I just could not pass up the price - I went in with low expectations and was so happy about what I found. First the hotel rooms and hotels in general were exceptional. Clean, big, comfortable and all had terrific breakfasts. The tour was equally terrific. The tour group we ...

By HETTIE TABOR

CHINA DISCOVERY

Similar story to what i've read previously. My friend and I travel extensively, so we were'nt sure we'd enjoy a tour group; however, the price for airfare, hotels, breakfasts and tranportation was too good to pass up. Now, looking back, we are SO glad we went! As expected, there were things we didn't love (having to do everything en masse, waiting on 25 people for everything you do, getting shuffled through things quickly sometimes and too slowly others...), and ...

By KATHLEEN HOWE

CHINA DISCOVERY

My wife and I recently returned from the China Discovery Tour, with a five day extension in Hong Kong. This Affordable World (AA) tour was a fantastic deal as the tour (minus the Hong Kong extension) which included all flights, transfers and excellent hotels was less than we would have paid in just roundtrip airfare to China! We had a group of 25 on our tour, so plenty of room to spread out on the comfortable coaches. ...

By BEVERLY ANNE CLAPPER

CHINA DISCOVERY

I've never been part of a tour group so I had some preconceived ideas of what it might be like, turns out it pretty much was. I was worried about spending too much time being stuck in shopping traps and for me personally we were left to shop too much but I did over hear 3 or 4 ladies comment they wanted more time to shop at these shops (cloisonne, jade) so I accepted the fact I'm in a tour group ...

By BRENNEN COX

CHINA DISCOVERY

When I saw the price for a 10 day/8 night trip to China, including Beijing, X'ian and Shanghai I thought it was a misprint because the tour included airfare, very nice hotels (with breakfast every day), and guides to escourt you around. Looking at airfare alone was just about our initial tour cost. So, we checked around with other tour companies, and they couldnt come close, so we held our breaths and booked with Affordable World. We sent off our money, ...

By BRUCE WINSHIP

CHINA DISCOVERY

We went to China Discovery 10 days tour and came back last Saturday. The trip was awesome and arrangements were made in a wonderful way. The guides are knowledgeable about the locations and maintained the timing very well. The best part is that the guide comes to inside airport counter and help you to get the boarding pass and make a smooth check in process. The hotels are great and stay was very comfortable. For the optional ...

By SRINIVASAN SUNDARARAJAN

CHINA DISCOVERY

My husband and I went on the 10 days tour to China in early November 2012 and found that the accommodations were well worth the money. We stayed at 5 star hotels with a very good breakfast accommodations. I especially wanted to thank SCOTT SHI, our tour guide in Beijing as he was extremely professional, knowledgeable as well as personable. Not sure I can say the same for the other tour guides we met in Xian and Shanghai; they were ...

By STEPHANIE NGUYEN

CHINA DISCOVERY

There are plenty of positives on this tour: -- You cannot book these flights and hotels yourself for this price -- You have transfers and a tour guide in each city (reduces anxiety for novice travelers) -- Guides are happy to help you with pretty much anything, including doing stuff separate from the itinerary. Great, expert guides! Ask them anything. -- Hotels are very good -- clean, well-staffed, comfortable. -- The tour is definitely set up for those adventurous enough to visit Asia, ...

By S ZUKOW

CHINA DISCOVERY

I will definitely recommend this company to anyone. The customer service was great since the booking and on the trip, They have excellent guides and everything that was promises was given. If your package states that you will have a 4-5 start hotel, don’t be scare you will definitely stay at the hotels they advertise. EXCELENT TRIP!!!!

By JULIANA GARCIA

CHINA DISCOVERY

My daughter and I took the 10 day Discovery tour leaving 3/21. Overall I would rate the trip 4-5 stars just for the deal!!The hotels were all very above average. The Grand Noble in X"ian was especially awesome because it had a deep soaking tub. The breakfast buffets were out of this world. Can't say enough about the accomodations. Service throughout the trip was just great. Our tour guides were all very knowledgeable and helpful with all our requests. My ...

By MARY JO VAUGHAN

CHINA DISCOVERY

I took the tour Feb 9, 2012. We had the most wonderful tour guide,Gary, in Beijing. Overall, we enjoyed excellent hotels, good food, and amiable tour guides. We were a bit disappointed with our tour of Xian. We spent a lot of time in the Terra Cotta Warrior pits and then were given only 5 minutes to see the expansive museum. We were all upset about that as one pit of warriors would suffice and ...

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China Discovery (ACX)