China with Viking: Viking Emerald Cruise Review by dvdjck
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China with Viking
If you a looking for an excellent survey course to China, this tour to well worth the cost. With the sites and tours given you will see a great deal that China has to offer. I call it a survey course because each city, each province could be an entire vacation in itself.
There are other tours even by Viking that change are a little different but most of them include the same locations. I choose the Beijing to Shanghai route because it gave me an extra day to myself in Beijing. My wife and I used this to use the Beijing subway and visit sites not on the tour.
I chose Viking because it is a first class operation. I love the level of the hotels used and of course their ships are always first class. I was exposed to several of the tour escorts and really enjoyed More their efforts on my behalf. The tour escort I was assigned to was incredible and really made the trip special. Others I met not in our group swore they had the best tour escort? When you keep hearing this, it says something for the quality of Vikings TE's.
If I had one concern about the trip was the number of shopping sites we were taken to. My wife and I are not great shoppers so this may not be a fair statement, but I might have rather seen some other site.
The Guilin-Hong Kong extension was very enjoyable. I liked the free time on our own to explore the city as we wished. The hotel was on the harbor which added to the experience. Less