The Imperial Jewels of China was more than we expected. We had always wanted to go to China but could not figure out how to see everything we wanted and not spend a lot of money and time. Then ending up only see about a 1/4 of the great sights in China. The Viking River cruise from Shanghai to Beijing was exceptional, it not only met all of our sighting needs, it took away all the worry of traveling and turned it into a leisure trip. We not only got to do a land trip of china but it also combined a great 6 days river cruise along the Yangtze river.
The cruise guide and all the staff on the cruise were the best we have ever met. They catered to every need and want from the time they picked us up at the Shanghai airport to the time they returned us back to the Beijing airport. Each day was filled with an exciting adventure but at no time did we feel like we were just rushing from one site to the next.
My wife an I are looking forward to our next cruise with Viking. We can not imagine using another River cruise company. We are glad we chose Viking to handle our trip to China.