2019 : Roof of the World - Beijing - Tibet - Shanghai
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.
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 - Beijing, China
Beijing, a grand imperial capital from the 10th century until Communism in 1949, holds over 3,000 years of history.
Day 2 - Beijing, China
From the sprawling Forbidden City to the serpentine Great Wall, Beijing is a massive repository of the monuments of the past.
Day 3 - Beijing, China
Quiet warrens of courtyard homes, Beijing at its most authentic, recall the Peking of old.
Day 4 - Beijing, China
The third most populous city in the world, Beijing is a major political and business hub.
Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Lhasa, Tibet
The winter home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, has been in Lhasa since the 7th century.
Day 8 - Lhasa, Tibet
This city is one of the highest elevated in the world, sitting at an altitude of over 11,000 feet.
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 - Shibaozhai, China
Shibaozhai Temple (Precious Stone Fortress) is a gem of Chinese architecture.
Day 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - Jingzhou, China
Within Jingzhou, ancient Ying's city walls, gates and watchtowers help Jingzhou strike a dramatic pose on the Yangtze's banks.
Day 14 - 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 15 - Shanghai, China
The metropolis and financial center of Shanghai orbits around its famous Bund, an elegant riverfront promenade overlooked by colonial-era banks.
Day 16 - 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 17 - 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.
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