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Travel to Beijing & the Himalayas

Unlock the mysteries of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Behold the 8,000 life-sized figures of Xian’s Terra Cotta Army. See Potala Palace, home of Tibet’s Dalai Lamas. Share tea with a Tibetan family. Follow Lhasa’s Barkhor Circuit pilgrimage route. Cruise the Yangtze’s Three Gorges. Marvel at Shanghai acrobats. From the towering Himalayas to Shanghai’s futuristic skyline to the sweep of the Great Wall, our 17-day journey unveils the world’s oldest continuous civilization.

  • 17-day cruisetour (7-day cruise) visiting 1 country, 5 ports & 4 additional cities by land
  • 3 nights at the Regent Beijing or Fairmont Beijing Hotel; 2 nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Xian; 3 nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa or St. Regis Lhasa Resort; & 2 nights at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai (or similar)
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 18 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
  • Culture Curriculum®: enjoy tea with a Tibetan family; attend lectures on the Yangtze River, Mao Zedong & China’s current affairs; practice tai chi every morning on board; enjoy a concert of the Hubei bells; learn a few Chinese words
  • Complimentary Internet service
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Meals included on board & ashore: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners
  • Onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • River-view stateroom
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • Flat-panel TV with CNN & more
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • Bathrobes & slippers (upon request)
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium bath toiletries
  • Doctor & hairdresser on board
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Intra-China flights: Beijing–Xian; Xian–Lhasa; Lhasa–Chongqing; Wuhan–Shanghai
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximize the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

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