2019 : Undiscovered China - Shanghai to Beijing
Visit the Great Wall & pandas
See the pavilions of Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden. Cruise a sampan on the Yangtze's Goddess Stream. Behold the 50,000 statues of the 7th-century Dazu Rock Carvings. Discover the Dongba culture of the Naxi people. Wander Lijiang's 800-year-old Dayan Town. See Beijing's Summer Palace. Our 19-day cruisetour combines a 7-day Yangtze cruise; land discovery in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai; and even more exploration in rarely visited locales where treasures elude most travelers.
Viking Inclusive Value
WE INCLUDE MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS:One complimentary shore excursion in every port of callFree Internet serviceVisits to UNESCO SitesEnrichment lectures & Destination PerformancesBeer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled waterPort taxes & feesGround transfers with Viking Air purchase
YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:Private verandaHotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillowsFlat-screen TV with premium entertainment package110/220 volt outletsSecurity safe; hair dryerSpacious glass-enclosed showerPremium toiletries; plush robes & slippersStateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
Day by Day
Day 1 - Shanghai, China
The metropolis and financial center of Shanghai orbits around its famous Bund, an elegant riverfront promenade overlooked by colonial-era banks.
Day 2 - Shanghai, China
The largest city in China and one of the world's most important ports, Shanghai began as a tiny fishing village 5,000 years ago.
Day 3 - Shanghai, China
Because Shanghai has long welcomed people from all over the world, it has a history of being an open-minded city with a freewheeling character.
Day 4 - Wuhan, China
One of the most important cities of China's Republican Revolution, this capital of Hubei province is a gateway to the Yangtze Gorges.
Day 5 - Jingzhou, China
Within Jingzhou, ancient Ying's city walls, gates and watchtowers help Jingzhou strike a dramatic pose on the Yangtze's banks.
Day 6 - Wu Gorge, China
At 25 miles long, Wu Gorge is a breathtaking canvas of forest-covered mountains, sheer cliffs, rising mist and cascading waterfalls.
Day 7 - Wu Gorge, China
Part of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, Wu Gorge is perhaps the most beautiful stretch in the river.
Day 8 - Shibaozhai, China
Shibaozhai Temple (Precious Stone Fortress) is a gem of Chinese architecture.
Day 9 - Chongqing, China
Perched on steep hills where the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet, Chongqing was one of the Allies' three World War II headquarters.
Day 10 - Chongqing, China
Today Chongqing, with its Manhattan-like skyline, is China's most important inland city.
Day 11 - Lijiang, China
Laced by narrow canals lined with paper lanterns and traditional timber-built houses, Lijiang's Old Quarter of historic warrens, intimate enclaves and gracefully arched bridges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 12 - Lijiang, China
Once a center of silk embroidery, Lijiang was a major stop on the trade route known as the Old Tea Horse Caravan Trail.
Day 13 - Chengdu, China
Chengdu Panda Base lets visitors observe the giant bears playing, resting and eating while experts explain different ways to protect these gentle creatures.
Day 14 - Xian, China
Thousands of ancient Terra Cotta Warriors, buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang over 2,000 years ago, were unearthed in Xian in 1974.
Day 15 - Xian, China
Over 3,100 years old, Xian rivals Egypt and Greece as the birthplace of civilization; its peak came during the glorious Tang Dynasty.
Day 16 - Xian, China
Once among the world's largest and richest cities, Xian sat at the terminus of the fabled Silk Road.
Day 17 - Beijing, China
Quiet warrens of courtyard homes, Beijing at its most authentic, recall the Peking of old.
Day 18 - Beijing, China
From the sprawling Forbidden City to the serpentine Great Wall, Beijing is a massive repository of the monuments of the past.
Day 19 - Beijing, China
Beijing, a grand imperial capital from the 10th century until Communism in 1949, holds over 3,000 years of history.
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