108 Beijing Cruise Reviews

Amazing place to visit. The access to the Forbidden City and the ability to walk on the Great Wall were very memorable. We also had marvelous accommodations in the Financial District.
Amazing place to visit. The access to the Forbidden City and the ability to walk on the Great Wall were very memorable. We also had marvelous accommodations in the Financial District. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Gloomy weather is expected but we were lucky to get a sunny HOT couple of days. The Drum and Bell Tower are good to hit. If you can walk up only one (there are lots of steps) make it the Drum Tower. These towers are how they told time in ... Read More
Gloomy weather is expected but we were lucky to get a sunny HOT couple of days. The Drum and Bell Tower are good to hit. If you can walk up only one (there are lots of steps) make it the Drum Tower. These towers are how they told time in ancient days. The Tianamenm Square is impressive. Lots of people there. The rural Chinese may stare at you as you may be the first white people they have seen! Be careful about taking pictures of anyone in uniform. I wish The Forbidden City still was! Very long walk through-after the first bit of history I found it boring. Take your guides advice on shopping as there are some very aggressive folks there-even worse than Rome! Drink bottled water and take hand sanitizer. Also toilet paper!ALWAYS go in to a WESTERN toilet-you might fall in otherwise! The Great Wall is magnificent! Go early as there are always crowds.Best buys on jade there!You can also get your picture taken as an Emperor/Empress! Terra Cotta Warriors are awesome. It is so much more than can be seen in pictures. Go early and you will have much better access to the on going archaeological dig. This was the highlight of our excursions. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
This was not really a port as we were not on the ship yet, but I loved touring this city. Unfortunately you see only the highlights but it's not Viking's fault as you have only so much time at each destination. For instance, we ... Read More
This was not really a port as we were not on the ship yet, but I loved touring this city. Unfortunately you see only the highlights but it's not Viking's fault as you have only so much time at each destination. For instance, we spent maybe 2-3 hours at the Summer Palace but literally took a quick walk (and boat ride) through the establishment, not being able to see within any of the structures. One drawback of being in a tour is you spend quite a bit of time just standing in one spot either listening to the guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Hotel in Beijing was great, excursions were great with good local guides and wheelchair use for physcially challenged passengers such as us. Beautiful city.
Hotel in Beijing was great, excursions were great with good local guides and wheelchair use for physcially challenged passengers such as us. Beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Definitely a place where you need at least 2-3 days. Add onto the beginning or back end of the tour but take the time to see all the great things about this city. Climb the great wall at a minimum
Definitely a place where you need at least 2-3 days. Add onto the beginning or back end of the tour but take the time to see all the great things about this city. Climb the great wall at a minimum Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
We disembarked in Beijing, prearranging for a tour company to pick us up along with 2 other couples. It's a 2 hour drive into the City, which we traveled through on our way to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It wasn't very crowded ... Read More
We disembarked in Beijing, prearranging for a tour company to pick us up along with 2 other couples. It's a 2 hour drive into the City, which we traveled through on our way to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It wasn't very crowded at this location on the wall. We took the cable car to the top of the wall and walked as far as allowed (about one hour). Our guide was very informative. The next day the same tour company picked us up at our hotel for a trip to the Summer Palace (well worth seeing), the Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square. We were supposed to also go into the Forbidden City but ran out of time so just walked along outside, poor planning by our guide who should have skipped the obligatory stop at the Silk Factory and hurried us through Tiananmen Square more quickly. We stayed in the Hutongs in old Beijing and enjoyed wandering the alleyways at night, shopping and eating in less touristy locations. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Way too far by coach, should us the train system. The coach back was like a zombie coach until we arrived at the port when all the zombies could sense food & shot off before everybody else, ie 4 passengers!
Way too far by coach, should us the train system. The coach back was like a zombie coach until we arrived at the port when all the zombies could sense food & shot off before everybody else, ie 4 passengers! Read Less
Sail Date February 2012

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