EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS IN BEIJING
Beijing is one of history’s great capitals, an imperial powerhouse for more than 500 years. Take it all in at your leisure, including some of its seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, on this eye-opening extension.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 2 nights in Beijing: The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street (or similar)
- 2 breakfasts
- Guided Tour of the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
- Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street is conveniently located in the Financial District, near world-renowned sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. This elegant hotel has six dining options, a fitness center, a spa, an indoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest rooms offer a hair dryer, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and a phone.
Day 1 | Beijing
Today, begin your Beijing extension with a guided tour. You’ll visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven, one of the finest examples of Ming Dynasty architecture, and Summer Palace, once the summer retreat and playground of the imperial family and royal court during the late Qing Dynasty. Considered one of the finest Chinese architectural gardens, the Summer Palace spans over 700 acres with breathtaking views, pavilions, towers, palaces and halls. You can enjoy a dragon boat ride across the garden’s beautiful lake (the boat ride may not be available from mid-October through early June due to shallow water). This evening, dine at your First-class hotel or try some local specialties. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Beijing so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Beijing
After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time to explore the breathtaking sights of Beijing. Visit Lama Temple, a former monastery adorned with prayer wheels and decorative details; Beihai Park, China’s largest garden; Houhai Lake, a serene waterway in the heart of the city; and the Beijing Botanical Garden, home to 6,000 plant species in a stunning setting. Enjoy dinner on your own. (B)
Day 3 | Beijing
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Beijing airport for your flight home.* (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.