13-Night Imperial Jewels of China River Cruisetour

Cruise Line:
Viking Cruises
Ship:
Viking Emerald
Destination:
Shanghai/Beijing
Departure Date:
11/13/2017
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1234261
from
$3724


Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a beautiful, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel. Accommodating 256 guests with full verandas, hotel-style beds in every spacious suite and stateroom and an outstanding crew, Viking Emerald is one of the most sophisticated river ships in the world. The ship's hotel operations are 100% managed by Viking River Cruises Swiss-trained management team, employing the best and most knowledgeable English-speaking staff. Enjoy one of the Viking Emerald's roomy 250-square-foot staterooms, or treat yourself to a Suite or Junior Suite. Or perhaps you would enjoy one of the two 603-square-foot Explorer Suites, with a separate sitting room and private wraparound veranda. The choice is yours!

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Shanghai
Suggested Private Excursion
11/13/2017
11/13/2017

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Suggested Private Excursions

Shanghai City Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Museum Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Jewish Quarter Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai M50 Tour - 3 hours

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour - 4 hours

The Essence of Shanghai (Deluxe) - 8 hours

The Essence of Shanghai (Luxury) - 8 hours

Shanghai - The Gardens of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang - 8 hours

Land Tour: Shanghai
Suggested Private Excursion
11/14/2017
11/14/2017

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Suggested Private Excursions

Shanghai City Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Museum Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Jewish Quarter Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai M50 Tour - 3 hours

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour - 4 hours

The Essence of Shanghai (Deluxe) - 8 hours

The Essence of Shanghai (Luxury) - 8 hours

Shanghai - The Gardens of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang - 8 hours

Land Tour: Shanghai
Suggested Private Excursion
11/15/2017
11/15/2017

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Suggested Private Excursions

Shanghai City Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Museum Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Jewish Quarter Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai M50 Tour - 3 hours

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour - 4 hours

The Essence of Shanghai (Deluxe) - 8 hours

The Essence of Shanghai (Luxury) - 8 hours

Shanghai - The Gardens of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang - 8 hours

Land Tour: Wuhan
11/15/2017
11/15/2017

Wuhan, which was formed in 1950 when three cities Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang were combined, is the capital of Hubei Province and one of the most important and largest ports in China. Hankou is the largest city and commercial hub of the area. Hanyang is the smallest and mainly residential city. Wuchang is the provincial capital, administrative and educational center where most travelers passing through stay. Several historic landmarks and sites are in the area. Most notable is the Yangtze River Bridge which can’t be missed traveling into the city by boat. Constructed in 1957, it is marked as one of communist China’s great engineering achievements. East Lake is the largest lake within a city in China and its beautiful gardens on the lake shore attract numerous visitors each year. Xiang Pagoda, made famous by the Tang dynasty poets, is in this area. Guiyuan Temple is one of four large Buddhist meditation temples in Hubei and an important Buddhist temple in China. The Hubei Provincial Museum contains important collections of artifacts in the province.

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
11/15/2017
11/15/2017

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Wuhan
11/15/2017
11/15/2017

Wuhan, which was formed in 1950 when three cities Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang were combined, is the capital of Hubei Province and one of the most important and largest ports in China. Hankou is the largest city and commercial hub of the area. Hanyang is the smallest and mainly residential city. Wuchang is the provincial capital, administrative and educational center where most travelers passing through stay. Several historic landmarks and sites are in the area. Most notable is the Yangtze River Bridge which can’t be missed traveling into the city by boat. Constructed in 1957, it is marked as one of communist China’s great engineering achievements. East Lake is the largest lake within a city in China and its beautiful gardens on the lake shore attract numerous visitors each year. Xiang Pagoda, made famous by the Tang dynasty poets, is in this area. Guiyuan Temple is one of four large Buddhist meditation temples in Hubei and an important Buddhist temple in China. The Hubei Provincial Museum contains important collections of artifacts in the province.

Wuhan
11/16/2017
11/16/2017

Wuhan, which was formed in 1950 when three cities Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang were combined, is the capital of Hubei Province and one of the most important and largest ports in China. Hankou is the largest city and commercial hub of the area. Hanyang is the smallest and mainly residential city. Wuchang is the provincial capital, administrative and educational center where most travelers passing through stay. Several historic landmarks and sites are in the area. Most notable is the Yangtze River Bridge which can’t be missed traveling into the city by boat. Constructed in 1957, it is marked as one of communist China’s great engineering achievements. East Lake is the largest lake within a city in China and its beautiful gardens on the lake shore attract numerous visitors each year. Xiang Pagoda, made famous by the Tang dynasty poets, is in this area. Guiyuan Temple is one of four large Buddhist meditation temples in Hubei and an important Buddhist temple in China. The Hubei Provincial Museum contains important collections of artifacts in the province.

Yueyang
11/17/2017
11/17/2017

No information currently available.

Three Gorges
11/18/2017
11/18/2017

The Three Gorges is a place of stunning beauty and impressive geological formations along the Yangtze River in China. This scenic and historically important area can be enjoyed while cruising down the Yangtze, with panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs. The region is the largest geological park in China, boasting southern China’s oldest metamorphic rock base and thousands of animal and plant fossils.

Three Gorges
11/19/2017
11/19/2017

The Three Gorges is a place of stunning beauty and impressive geological formations along the Yangtze River in China. This scenic and historically important area can be enjoyed while cruising down the Yangtze, with panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs. The region is the largest geological park in China, boasting southern China’s oldest metamorphic rock base and thousands of animal and plant fossils.

Shibaozhai
11/20/2017
11/20/2017

Shibaozhai is located at the south bank of the Yangstze River in China. It is home to the famous Shibaozhai Temple, which is found at the very top of the hill. This famous wooden temple is visited and admired by many tourists who cruise along the Yangstze, it features a walk in area where visitors are able to walk and climb the famous pagoda.  

Chongqing
11/21/2017
11/21/2017

Chongqing is a port city with the largest area and diverse population in China. It is a tourist attraction, commercial city, and focal point of the unique Yangtze Three Gorges tourist industry. Chongqing attracts visitors from home all over for its cultural heritage and tourist attractions. The city is starting point of the Yangtze River Cruise. Other attractions include Dazu Grottoes - valuable works of art carved during the ninth century. Visit Gold Buddhist Mountain, a rich repository of diverse animals and plants; there's Fishing Town - one of three ancient battlefields in China. Traveling in Chongqing allows savoring of delicious local food, such as Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hot pot dishes. Handicrafts made from bamboo have been enjoying great popularity among visitors. Chongqing's nickname as "Fog City" or "Furnace" is no exaggeration. The best time to visit Chongqing should be in spring, autumn and winter.

Land Tour: Xi'an
11/21/2017
11/21/2017

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Land Tour: Chongqing
11/21/2017
11/21/2017

Chongqing is a port city with the largest area and diverse population in China. It is a tourist attraction, commercial city, and focal point of the unique Yangtze Three Gorges tourist industry. Chongqing attracts visitors from home all over for its cultural heritage and tourist attractions. The city is starting point of the Yangtze River Cruise. Other attractions include Dazu Grottoes - valuable works of art carved during the ninth century. Visit Gold Buddhist Mountain, a rich repository of diverse animals and plants; there's Fishing Town - one of three ancient battlefields in China. Traveling in Chongqing allows savoring of delicious local food, such as Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hot pot dishes. Handicrafts made from bamboo have been enjoying great popularity among visitors. Chongqing's nickname as "Fog City" or "Furnace" is no exaggeration. The best time to visit Chongqing should be in spring, autumn and winter.

Land Tour: Xi'an
11/22/2017
11/22/2017

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Land Tour: Xi'an
11/23/2017
11/23/2017

Xi'an - with five million inhabitants and capital of Shaanxi Province - is one of the more pleasant of Chinese cities, more prosperous than any other city in inland China except Chengdu, with streets full of Japanese cars, stores flooded with temptations, and stylish locals in new discos. It's far richer than the surrounding area, a fact which becomes clear after a bus ride into surrounding plains. The city is also a primer in Chinese history, as between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it served as imperial capital for eleven dynasties. Find a wealth of important sites and relics hereabouts: Neolithic Banpo, the Terracotta Army of the Qin emperor, the Han and Tang imperial tombs, and in the city itself, the Goose Pagodas of the Tang, the Bell and Drum towers and Ming city walls, as well as two museums holding a treasury of relics from the most glamorous parts of Chinese history. The city is very popular with foreign residents, and many come to study, as the colleges are regarded as some of the best places to learn Chinese.

Land Tour: Beijing
Suggested Private Excursion
11/23/2017
11/23/2017

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Suggested Private Excursions

Beijing - 2 days, 1 night

Land Tour: Beijing
Suggested Private Excursion
11/24/2017
11/24/2017

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Suggested Private Excursions

Beijing - 2 days, 1 night

Land Tour: Beijing
Suggested Private Excursion
11/25/2017
11/25/2017

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Suggested Private Excursions

Beijing - 2 days, 1 night

Land Tour: Beijing
Suggested Private Excursion
11/26/2017
11/26/2017

Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. There are numerous museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties--Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country's scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis..

Suggested Private Excursions

Beijing - 2 days, 1 night

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Balcony Cruise Only Price  
C - Veranda Stateroom $3724
B - Veranda Stateroom $3774
A - Veranda Stateroom $3824
F - Veranda Stateroom CALL
E - Veranda Stateroom CALL
D - Veranda Stateroom CALL
Mini-Suite Cruise Only Price  
JR - Junior Suite CALL
Suite Cruise Only Price  
PS - Explorer Suite $8024
AA - Suite CALL

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Departure Date:
11/13/2017
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 6-night Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom
  • 2-nights in Shanghai: Westin, Ritz-Carlton Portman or Jing An Shangri-La
  • 2-nights in Xian: Sheraton, Hilton or Crowne Plaza
  • 3-nights in Beijing: Kerry, Regent Beijing or Ritz-Carlton (or similar)
  • Fully escorted: 11 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners, featuring regional specialties with select meals at local restaurants, including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Intra-China flights
  • Culture Curriculum: Listen to the sound of the Hubei Bells; attend lectures on the Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam & current affairs; see a Chinese Tea Ceremony; learn a few
  • Chinese words; hone your skills at mahjong and tai chi
  • All port charges
  • Free internet service, connection speed may vary
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking River Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

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Offer ID:
1234261

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Company Info

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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