Viking River Cruises China

Discover the natural and mystic wonders of the Orient when you travel aboard one of Viking River cruises to China. Cruise down the Yangtze, China's largest waterway and the 3rd largest river in the world. On this unique international journey, marvel at the beautiful gorges of the Yangtze River Valley and visit some of China's ancient treasures like the Forbidden City, the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, the Terra Cotta Army statues of Xian, and the Great Wall of China.

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Viking River Cruises China - Viking River Cruises

As you travel downriver on Viking River cruises China, enjoy the onboard entertainment in the ship's theater or relax in one of the lounges and bars.

These travel luxury cruises offer deluxe accommodations in the all balcony rooms and suites. Standard rooms are furnished with all the amenities of a fine hotel.

Enjoy nights of cruise entertainment and fine dining aboard one of Viking's Yangtze cruises. Enjoy white-gloved service and gourmet cuisine in the ship's elegant restaurant. Take in a show at the theater or enjoy a drink in the lounge or bars. Sip a cup of gourmet coffee on the deck and admire the panoramic view of the beautiful rugged landscape of the Yangtze River banks. From the onboard business center, e-mail friends back home and let them know what a great time you are having on Viking River cruises China.

Active Viking River passengers will enjoy the state-of-the-art exercise equipment in the ship's gym. After tours of China's hot spots, passengers can relax in the steamy sauna or enjoy beauty treatments at the salon. Shops and coffee bars are also available to passengers. A medical facility and doctor are also on board.

Viking River Cruises China - Beijing and Shanghai

Most Yangtze Cruises tours include exploration of the great Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. With a history that dates back more than 1,000 years before Christ, Beijing is a must-see among cruise destinations. Get a taste of everyday Chinese life when you take a rickshaw tour of Beijing's "hutongs" narrow ancient city alleys.

Many scenic palaces and gardens provide visitors with a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. Admire the finely manicured architectural gardens of the Summer Palace or learn more about Tiananmen Square by visiting this 100 acre square dominated by the giant portrait of Mao.

Photographers will want to visit Badaling Hills the best preserved section of the Great Wall of China and the Sacred Way an avenue of sculptured animals leading to the Ming Tombs.

Viking River Cruises China - Three Gorges

Enjoy the panoramic canyon view of the winding Yangtze River from the 12-story temple in Shiboazhai which was built in 1650. Don't forget your camera when you cruise through the famous limestone ridges of the Three Gorges. Canyons and majestic mountains tower above the river on both sides. Tour the many historic sites along the way like the world famous hanging coffins of the Ba people.

Other ancient sites include Mt. Jiu Hua's Buddhist Temple complex, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the historic city of Nanjing the former capital of ancient China.

Viking River Cruises China - Tibet

On some Yangtze cruises, you can take tours of the famous "Holy Place" of Lhasa, Tibet. This ancient city, founded in 633 A.D., is the sacred city of Tibetan Buddhism and the former home of the Dalai Lamas.

Also in this ancient city you'll find the world famous Jokhang Temple considered the holiest temple of Buddhism. On the first floor of this 7th century temple is the Jowo Sakyamuni statue; considered the most beautiful image in all Tibet. Nearby perched upon Marpo Ri hill and overlooking the Lhasa valley, sits the Potala Palace an intriguing Tibetan destination.

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