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B Ann G
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Traveling to China with Viking River Cruises was an excellent experience. We chose to begin our tour in shanghai and conclude it in Beijing. We typically plan our own trips, but felt that taking on a trip to China required more resources ... Read more
PhineasTBluster
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our "cruise" began in Beijing which included visits to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Old Summer Palace. We also visited a 200 year old community near the Forbidden City where citizens adhere to ... Read more
cterbush@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I chose the cruise on the basis of a friend's experience with Viking in Europe. Our trip was an 18 day tour starting in Shanghai and ending in Beijing, with a 5 night cruise down the Yangtze River and stops in various cities ... Read more
jhammer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We wanted to see China and when we heard about this cruise/tour, we knew that it was what we needed to book since it covered so many of the sites we wanted to see. We have traveled Viking before on the Danube in Europe and knew that ... Read more
jburnham43
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Only way we would tour China was with a guided tour; we chose Viking because friends had recommended Viking for its wonderful service and comprehensive excursions. We were not disappointed. In fact, we loved every minute, though the ... Read more

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goldeneyes
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to take an Asian cruise and decided on the Viking Roof of the World land/river cruise tour. It included 6 days on the Yangtze plus 10 days on land. The clinching part was the inclusion of 2.5 days in Tibet which none of the ... Read more
Gingerbuns
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
53 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was a 12 day cruisetour that began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing, with a 5 night cruise on the Yangtse in the middle. The arrangements were very smooth, including intra-China flights. The ship appeared to be older but refurbished. ... Read more
Eliza45
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My 76-year old lady-friend's husband did not want to fly from Florida to China, so this 70-year old accompanied her friend who wanted to see the terra cotta soldiers near Xi'an. Both of us had been flight attendants for many years in our ... Read more
geoffss1948
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The cruise and the subsequent mainland tour covered most of the China tourist highlights (Yangtse Gorges, Dam, Panda Sanctuary, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City). Arrived in Shanghai, but did not really get sufficient time ... Read more
Prince Lard
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was a 12 day cruise tour that began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing, with a 5 night cruise on the Yangtze in the middle. The arrangements were very smooth, including intra-China flights. The ship appeared to be old but refurbished. ... Read more

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DCTraveler2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
this was a Yangtze River cruise. We had time in Shanghai before leaving--great museum, would have liked a bit more time to explore city sights. Transition to ship was smooth--all Viking staff were terrific--extremely professional and ... Read more
susie52
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I was in a group of eight people who took the Viking Imperial Jewels of China cruise and land tour from Shanghai to Beijing. The tour included a 5 day cruise on the Yangtze River as well as time in Shanghai, Xian, and Beijing. The ... Read more
gowhileyoucan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We did the Rooftops of the World with an extension to Hong Kong. The tour started in Beijing and ended in Hong Kong. We spent 3 days in Beijing before we moved on to the next city. We traveled both by air and ship since covering China ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
14 helpful votes
We traveled with Viking River Cruises on the Imperial Jewels of China trip (April, 2016) in the direction from Beijing to Shanghai. The trip was wonderful and a fantastic experience. A very safe and convenient way to see parts of China. ... Read more
laurachristy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we really enjoyed our Viking cruise in France, and the excursions covered a lot of sights we wanted to see. Unfortunately, this one didn't go as well as our French cruise. There were many problems on the ... Read more

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PlanoRick
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We traveled with Viking River Cruises on the Imperial Jewels of China trip (April, 2016) in the direction from Beijing to Shanghai. The trip was absolutely wonderful! The Viking staff took care of everything for us; we felt so pampered. ... Read more
connie45
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The Viking Emerald is not the usual Scandinavian design, it is definitely Chinese. Beautifully decorated with shops where you can have silk clothing MADE on board, watch a very good artist paint, and more. The staff is polite and ... Read more
Dadwong@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Actually the cruise is from Chongqing,China to Wuhan but because I lost my passport at our transfer port of Hong Kong from San Francisco, we never got to Beijing.Instead we were on our own in Hong Kong.We are eternally grateful for Viking ... Read more
linda boisvert
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My sister and I chose this cruise because it was her first visit to China and when we booked it, she was having some health issues. I knew from a previous cruise with Viking, that they take good care of their guests, including seeing to ... Read more
jimxxxbell
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We took the cruise to find out more about China and the people. It turned out to be a really great journey. Our escort was fantastic and had a lot of patience with the group. He spoke really good English and was detailed in his ... Read more

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dimaron
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a great way to see China. Viking took care of everything. The hotels were very good and in excellent locations. The luggage was always handled by Viking arranged porters. Breakfasts were provided in the hotels for convenience ... Read more
cjdtexas
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Several friends had taken European cruises and lived them, so since I wanted to do China decided on the Viking trip. It hit the must sees like the Great Wall and Terracotta Soldiers and included lots of other sites. I also like that the ... Read more
s2r2l@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Choose Viking based on itinerary and positive recommendation of previous tour participant. Our China tour was a combination of land, river and air. All went smoothly. Viking pays attention to detail in addition to our dedicated tour guide ... Read more
d0brien
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with Viking River Cruise . They have all be been great -- everything about them. We are planning to do another one with Viking. Both the included and optional tours were excellent with excellent local guides and ... Read more
BobClark
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Fantastic cruise, fantastic restaurants, fantastic ship, fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic guide (Joshua). This was our China anniversary (20 years) so we picked China for our holiday. We were not disappointed. ... Read more

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