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Roof of the World

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 100 - 125 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: March - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4749 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 10149 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1Beijing

Fly to Beijing, China’s imperial capital, then transfer to your hotel.* After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2Beijing
UNESCO World Heritage Site
After breakfast, visit massive Tiananmen Square, then see the Forbidden City with its elegant palaces, pavilions and landscaped gardens, once open only to nobility. This afternoon, tour the 700-acre Summer Palace and ride a dragon boat across its man-made lake. Tonight, taste some local specialties at dinner, or attend an optional Peking opera, a form of traditional Chinese theater. (B, L, D)

Day 3Beijing
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Today, ride to the legendary Great Wall of China and stand on its famous ramparts. A local lunch is followed by a visit to the Sacred Way, where you walk among the huge animal sculptures flanking the tree-lined avenue to the Ming Tombs. This evening, dine at a local restaurant and relax at your hotel—or, enjoy an optional Peking duck dinner, the region’s famous dish. (B, L, D)

Day 4Beijing & Xian

See traditional Chinese life during your rickshaw tour along Beijing’s hutongs (narrow alleyways).† After lunch, fly to Xian, China’s legendary home of the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 A.D. Tonight, opt to experience the glory of this era at a banquet with traditional song and dance, or enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, L, D)

†Rickshaw tour only available on Beijing to Shanghai itinerary direction.

Day 5Xian
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Today, tour Xian’s archaeological wonder: thousands of life-sized terra cotta warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, each soldier and horse molded in incredible detail. This afternoon, tour the majestic 7-story Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight’s activity is a nighttime marketplace tour. (B, L, D)

Day 6Xian & Lhasa

Morning free time in Xian—as always, your Program Director can help you plan your activities. After lunch, fly to Lhasa, the economic, spiritual and cultural center of Tibet. Experience Tibetan life with a family-hosted tea followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 7Lhasa
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Today visit 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple. After a local lunch, explore the maze-like Barkhor Market in old Lhasa and tour the Tibetan Museum to learn about the area’s history and culture. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Tibetan dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 8Lhasa
UNESCO World Heritage Site
This morning, tour the 13-story Potala Palace, winter home of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. Later, visit Sera Monastery, an active temple with monks in training. Lunch and dinner in local restaurants. (B, L, D)

Day 9Lhasa & Chongqing

After breakfast, fly to the mountain city of Chongqing, gateway to the Yangtze, to embark your ship. (B, L, D)

Day 10Shibaozhai

This morning cruise the Yangtze; after lunch, visit Shibaozhai Temple. This red pavilion is a gem of Qing Dynasty architecture. Cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 11Three Gorges & Lesser Three Gorges

During breakfast, sail through the spectacular scenery of Qutang Gorge, the shortest and narrowest gorge. Board smaller boats for an excursion through the Lesser Three Gorges. Return to your ship for lunch, and spend the afternoon cruising through Wu (Witches) Gorge. This evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam’s five-stage lock system. (B, L, D)

Day 12Three Gorges Dam & Three Gorges

This morning, tour the monumental Three Gorges Dam, completed in 2008. In the afternoon, sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest of the gorges. Cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 13Jingzhou

After breakfast, travel to this town’s elementary school, sponsored by Viking River Cruises. The children warmly welcome you and share stories and photos. Return to your ship for meals and scenic cruising. (B, L, D)

Day 14Wuhan & Shanghai

Disembark and tour Wuhan’s Hubei Provincial Museum before your flight to Shanghai, China’s most modern metropolis. After checking in, the rest of your day is free. (B, L, D)

Day 15Shanghai

Today, tour Old Shanghai and the riverfront Bund district lined with banks and customs houses. After lunch, visit the Shanghai Museum; see its ancient ceramics, bronzes, calligraphy and other artifacts. Dine in a local restaurant, then admire the dexterity of Chinese acrobats at tonight’s performance. (B, L, D)

Day 16Shanghai

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Consider extending your China journey with 2 extra nights in Shanghai, to further explore this fascinating city ,or you may instead choose an escorted land program that includes 3 nights in Hong Kong and 1 night in Guilin. (B)

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The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are based on double occupancy land only no air is included and it varies on departure dates

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