16-Night Roof of the World River Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Viking Cruises
Ship:
Viking Emerald
Destination:
Beijing/Shanghai
Departure Date:
9/24/2019
Length:
16
Offer ID:
1296441


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Beijing
9/24/2019
9/24/2019

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Land Tour: Beijing
9/25/2019
9/25/2019

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Land Tour: Beijing
9/26/2019
9/26/2019

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Land Tour: Great Wall
9/26/2019
9/26/2019

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Beijing
9/27/2019
9/27/2019

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Land Tour: Air Travel
9/27/2019
9/27/2019

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Xi'an
9/27/2019
9/27/2019

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Land Tour: Xi'an
9/28/2019
9/28/2019

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Land Tour: Terracotta Army
9/28/2019
9/28/2019

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Xi'an
9/29/2019
9/29/2019

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Land Tour: Air Travel
9/29/2019
9/29/2019

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Lhasa
9/29/2019
9/29/2019

Lhasa is the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet, located in southwestern China. The city's most famous attraction is the Potala, the former residence of the Dali Lama. It is an impressive palace built on a ridge overlooking the city. Rich in history, some of it very recent by the region's standards, Lhasa was occupied by the Chinese Communists in 1951. It was in 1959 that the Dali Lama fled the country, thus marking the beginning of the 'Free Tibet' movement. Many of the religious and cultural treasuers were damaged or destroyed in the late 60's during the Cultural Revolution, but many of Lhasa's treasures still remain.

Land Tour: Lhasa
9/30/2019
9/30/2019

Lhasa is the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet, located in southwestern China. The city's most famous attraction is the Potala, the former residence of the Dali Lama. It is an impressive palace built on a ridge overlooking the city. Rich in history, some of it very recent by the region's standards, Lhasa was occupied by the Chinese Communists in 1951. It was in 1959 that the Dali Lama fled the country, thus marking the beginning of the 'Free Tibet' movement. Many of the religious and cultural treasuers were damaged or destroyed in the late 60's during the Cultural Revolution, but many of Lhasa's treasures still remain.

Land Tour: Lhasa
10/1/2019
10/1/2019

Lhasa is the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet, located in southwestern China. The city's most famous attraction is the Potala, the former residence of the Dali Lama. It is an impressive palace built on a ridge overlooking the city. Rich in history, some of it very recent by the region's standards, Lhasa was occupied by the Chinese Communists in 1951. It was in 1959 that the Dali Lama fled the country, thus marking the beginning of the 'Free Tibet' movement. Many of the religious and cultural treasuers were damaged or destroyed in the late 60's during the Cultural Revolution, but many of Lhasa's treasures still remain.

Land Tour: Lhasa
10/2/2019
10/2/2019

Lhasa is the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet, located in southwestern China. The city's most famous attraction is the Potala, the former residence of the Dali Lama. It is an impressive palace built on a ridge overlooking the city. Rich in history, some of it very recent by the region's standards, Lhasa was occupied by the Chinese Communists in 1951. It was in 1959 that the Dali Lama fled the country, thus marking the beginning of the 'Free Tibet' movement. Many of the religious and cultural treasuers were damaged or destroyed in the late 60's during the Cultural Revolution, but many of Lhasa's treasures still remain.

Land Tour: Air Travel
10/2/2019
10/2/2019

No information currently available.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
10/2/2019
10/2/2019

No information currently available.

Chongqing
10/2/2019
10/2/2019

Chongqing is a port city with the largest area and diverse population in China. It is a tourist attraction, commercial city, and focal point of the unique Yangtze Three Gorges tourist industry. Chongqing attracts visitors from home all over for its cultural heritage and tourist attractions. The city is starting point of the Yangtze River Cruise. Other attractions include Dazu Grottoes - valuable works of art carved during the ninth century. Visit Gold Buddhist Mountain, a rich repository of diverse animals and plants; there's Fishing Town - one of three ancient battlefields in China. Traveling in Chongqing allows savoring of delicious local food, such as Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hot pot dishes. Handicrafts made from bamboo have been enjoying great popularity among visitors. Chongqing's nickname as "Fog City" or "Furnace" is no exaggeration. The best time to visit Chongqing should be in spring, autumn and winter.

Shibaozhai
10/3/2019
10/3/2019

Shibaozhai is located at the south bank of the Yangstze River in China. It is home to the famous Shibaozhai Temple, which is found at the very top of the hill. This famous wooden temple is visited and admired by many tourists who cruise along the Yangstze, it features a walk in area where visitors are able to walk and climb the famous pagoda.

Qutang Gorge
10/4/2019
10/4/2019

No information currently available.

Shennu Stream
10/4/2019
10/4/2019

No information currently available.

Wu Gorge
10/4/2019
10/4/2019

No information currently available.

Three Gorges
10/4/2019
10/4/2019

The Three Gorges is a place of stunning beauty and impressive geological formations along the Yangtze River in China. This scenic and historically important area can be enjoyed while cruising down the Yangtze, with panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs. The region is the largest geological park in China, boasting southern China’s oldest metamorphic rock base and thousands of animal and plant fossils.

Three Gorges
10/5/2019
10/5/2019

The Three Gorges is a place of stunning beauty and impressive geological formations along the Yangtze River in China. This scenic and historically important area can be enjoyed while cruising down the Yangtze, with panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs. The region is the largest geological park in China, boasting southern China’s oldest metamorphic rock base and thousands of animal and plant fossils.

Xiling Gorge
10/5/2019
10/5/2019

No information currently available.

Jingzhou
10/6/2019
10/6/2019

No information currently available.

Wuhan
10/7/2019
10/7/2019

Wuhan, which was formed in 1950 when three cities Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang were combined, is the capital of Hubei Province and one of the most important and largest ports in China. Hankou is the largest city and commercial hub of the area. Hanyang is the smallest and mainly residential city. Wuchang is the provincial capital, administrative and educational center where most travelers passing through stay. Several historic landmarks and sites are in the area. Most notable is the Yangtze River Bridge which can’t be missed traveling into the city by boat. Constructed in 1957, it is marked as one of communist China’s great engineering achievements. East Lake is the largest lake within a city in China and its beautiful gardens on the lake shore attract numerous visitors each year. Xiang Pagoda, made famous by the Tang dynasty poets, is in this area. Guiyuan Temple is one of four large Buddhist meditation temples in Hubei and an important Buddhist temple in China. The Hubei Provincial Museum contains important collections of artifacts in the province.

Wuhan
10/8/2019
10/8/2019

Wuhan, which was formed in 1950 when three cities Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang were combined, is the capital of Hubei Province and one of the most important and largest ports in China. Hankou is the largest city and commercial hub of the area. Hanyang is the smallest and mainly residential city. Wuchang is the provincial capital, administrative and educational center where most travelers passing through stay. Several historic landmarks and sites are in the area. Most notable is the Yangtze River Bridge which can’t be missed traveling into the city by boat. Constructed in 1957, it is marked as one of communist China’s great engineering achievements. East Lake is the largest lake within a city in China and its beautiful gardens on the lake shore attract numerous visitors each year. Xiang Pagoda, made famous by the Tang dynasty poets, is in this area. Guiyuan Temple is one of four large Buddhist meditation temples in Hubei and an important Buddhist temple in China. The Hubei Provincial Museum contains important collections of artifacts in the province.

Land Tour: Air Travel
10/8/2019
10/8/2019

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Shanghai
10/8/2019
10/8/2019

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Land Tour: Shanghai
10/9/2019
10/9/2019

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Land Tour: Shanghai
10/10/2019
10/10/2019

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
9/24/2019
Number of Nights
16
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 16-night cruisetour visiting 1 country, 5 ports & 4 additional cities by land
  • 6-night Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom
  • 3-nights in Lhasa: Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa or St. Regis Lhasa Resort
  • 2-nights in Xian: Shangri-La Hotel Xian
  • 3-nights in Beijing: Regent Beijing or Fairmont Beijing(or similar)
  • 2-night in Shanghai: Fairmont Peace Hotel (or similar)
  • Fully escorted: 18 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners, featuring regional specialties with select meals at local restaurants, including regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Intra-China flights
  • Culture Curriculum: enjoy tea with a Tibetan family; attend lectures on the Yangtze River, Mao Zedong & China's current affairs; practice tai chi every morning on board, enjoy a concert of the Hubei bells; learn a few Chinese words
  • 24/7 Specialty coffees, teas, & bottled water
  • Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • Flat-panel TV with CNN & more
  • Security Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • Bathrobes & slippers (upon request)
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium bath toiletries
  • Doctor & hairdresser on board
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • All port charges
  • Intra-China flights: Beijing-Xian; Xian-Lhasa; Lhasa-Chongqing; Wuhan-Shanghai
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking River Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

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Offer ID:
1296441

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