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Globexplorer
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first river cruise. We are avid ocean cruisers and have done 55 cruises to date. We have been many times to Shanghai and a couple of times to Beijing over the years. We wanted to see more of China, as it is a vast country that ... Read more
eagledriver325
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed October 2016
I selected this cruise to see mainland China with additional tours of Guilin and Hong Kong. Some of the high points of the tour were the Three Gorges Dam, the Tera-cotta Warriors, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Highly ... Read more
rayho94066
Member Since 2013
1 review
46 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
rdleader
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This Viking trip -- Imperial Jewels of China -- got great review from friends and our travel agent which is why we took it. This was a 3 part cruise: 2 parts land with a 5 day river cruise on the Yangtze River between the 2 land ... Read more
quiltingpiggy
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Visiting China had always been my dream, since I read about the Forbidden City many years ago. We chose Viking, because they offered several days of cruising, along with land visits to Shanghai, Beijing and Xian. I had priced out doing ... Read more
keith l
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
lrkur
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
China seemed like a daunting destination to do on our own, so we decided to sample it with a reputable company, Viking. The trip was beyond our expectations! The entire time we felt like we were very special VIPs. Viking thought of ... Read more
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eimi48
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
2 helpful votes
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
carylrice
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2016
My 15 year old granddaughter and I planned a trip between middle and high-school. Our original intent was the European river cruise, however, because of terror attacks in Europe, we chose the only other cruise that would fit our schedule, ... Read more
Sharon12
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my first Viking experience. The service and attention to detail was exceptional. I did not worry about handling my luggage or transfers. There were enough activities to keep you busy if you wanted to do something and also enough ... Read more
krochen
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
We loved this trip from start to finish. When we arrived in Beijing we were met by the tour guide and quickly on our way to the hotel. They were with us all of the way to the last stop. All of the hotels were unbelievable and the check ... 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
5 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
12 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
6 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
9 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
2TooTall
Member Since 2017
1 review
Viking went over and above board to ensure we saw as much as possible in the time that we had. All my bucket list items were covered and I managed to bring back all the souvenirs on my list! Our tour escort was knowledgeable, courteous ... 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

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