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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


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Internet service
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase


  • Private veranda
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • Flat-screen TV with premium entertainment package
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom 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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    Cruise LineViking River Cruises
    OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2018
    17 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Emerald
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    Day 1Beijing  
    Day 2Beijing  
    Day 3Beijing  
    Day 4Beijing  
    Day 5Xi'an  
    Day 6Xi'an  
    Day 7Lhasa  
    Day 8Lhasa  
    Day 9Chongqing  
    Day 10Shibaozhai  
    Day 11Wu Gorge  
    Day 12Wu Gorge  
    Day 13Jingzhou  
    Day 14Wuhan  
    Day 15Shanghai  
    Day 16Shanghai  
    Day 17Shanghai  
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    2019 : Roof of the World - Beijing - Tibet - Shanghai
    From $5,099.00 (USD)

    Destination: Asia/Far East
    Ship: Viking Emerald
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