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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.

  • 7-day Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom
  • 3 nights in Beijing: Regent Beijing or Ritz-Carlton Financial District; 2 nights in Xian: Shangri-La; 3 nights in Lhasa: Shangri-La or St. Regis; 2 nights in Shanghai: Fairmont Peace (or similar)
  • Fully escorted: 18 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 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
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Intra-China flights
  • 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 aboard; enjoy a concert of the Hubei Bells; learn a few Chinese words
  • All port charges
  • Free internet service, connection speed may vary

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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