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geoffss1948
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
5 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
5 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
4 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
2 helpful votes
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
oldtar333
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
If you have never been on a Viking Cruise then you don't know what leaving up to the cruise organizers to do all the hard work is. From the time you get off the plane to when you head home, everything, and I mean everything is just about ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
17 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
Polarcub
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We left Alaska early to arrive in Beijing on Sunday,a day early before our scheduled tour. We and a second couple, also arriving early, were met at the airport by our Tour Guide (James) and were transported to our hotel where James made ... Read more
laurachristy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
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 absolutely wonderful! The Viking staff took care of everything for us; we felt so pampered. ... Read more
connie45
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
dimaron
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
Lmclean111
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My mom and I chose to travel with Viking to China because we had heard great things about Viking tours, and wanted to travel with a reputable company. When we looked at the available cruises we chose the 'cruise' from Beijing to Shanghai. ... 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
Mbrown5806
Member Since 2016
1 review
We traveled on the final cruise of the year, we spent Christmas in Rouen as the Normandy Beaches excursion would have fallen on a Holiday. This is a very pleasant easy trip. Viking was on the ball, they rearranged the itinerary so that ... Read more
261044
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This cruise was part of a 17 day tour, called Cultural Delights of China. We travelled up the Yangze River, stopping at cities and towns along the way. At each stop we had a tour. I have been on a Viking cruise in Europe, and this ... Read more
bill719
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I've always wanted to travel to China, was on my short bucket list, and I was not disappointed. I had been on ocean cruises before but the river cruise was the perfect way to see China. The cities of Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing were ... Read more
judemeister
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have made several Viking River cruises and other than a non-Viking tour of Egypt, this ranks at the top of our experiences. We were very well cared for by the Viking staff. We had Francis as our tour guide and Larry for the extension in ... Read more

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