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rayho94066
Member Since 2013
1 review
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Both my wife and I had been to Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an before, so our main interest is the Three Gorges and the Panda base in Chengdu. One caution, Viking told us luggage allowance is very limited, so I dropped extra lenses for my ... Read more
keith l
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I started in Shanghai ,staying at the Ritz Carlton Portman, an excellent hotel. We had a tour of Shanghai prior to flying to Wuhan where we picked up the river cruise on the Viking Emerald. Dining on board was excellent ... Read more
eimi48
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We did the Viking Emerald cruise starting in Shanghai and ending in Beijing. The Westin hotel on Shanghai was very comfortable and the service was good. From there we flew to Wuhan to pick up the Viking Emerald for our 5 day cruise down ... Read more
kathyfell5316
Member Since 2016
1 review
The "Undiscovered China" itinerary included a wide variety of things I always wanted to see: Panda Reserve, Yangzee River, Three Gorges Dam area, Terracotta Warriors. I had an excellent experience with Viking on the Romantic ... Read more
SleazyOtto
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I needed to be in China anyway, so we looked at organized travel options to help us find our way around in a very different culture. Viking's Imperial Jewels Of China not only looked like it covered things we really wanted to see, but the ... Read more
audiA4
Member Since 2016
1 review
A great holiday starting in Beijing including a 5 day cruise down the Yangtse river and ending in Shanghai ( with a 2 day extension) fantastic itinerary taking in all i wanted to see. Every hotel we stayed at was top class 4-5 star and ... Read more
B Ann G
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
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
10 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
6 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
goldeneyes
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
5 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
15 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
8 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
JOETCRUISE
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
This cruise was an excellent way to see China. It was part of a combined land and river vacation. The accommodations on the river cruise boat were great and service was excellent. The dining facility was nice and there was great variety in ... 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
4 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
DCTraveler2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
15 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
JohnT1749
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our group of 7 (family and friends) started the Imperial Jewels of China trip in Beijing at the Kerry Hotel. The next twelve days were a whirlwind of activity as we went on great excursions to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, The ... Read more
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

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