Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Viking Announces First-Of-Their-Kind Itineraries to China in 2024

Viking Cruises will provide guests with exclusive access with itineraries to China in 2024 exploring Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Each itinerary ranges from 10 to 20 days and includes a domestic sailing of China’s coast that showcases rarely-seen destinations and ports that only Viking can access. This is something that has never before been offered for international travelers. The new voyages will operate from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun, formerly the Viking Sun, a sister ship featuring the same design and service as all other ocean ships in Viking’s fleet. The Viking Yi Dun will be the first ship specific to the foreign market to operate domestic sailings in China. 

Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

“We are proud that Viking will be the first to operate domestic sailings in China for international travelers. Our guests are curious travelers who are interested in experiences that broaden their mind—and China, with one of the richest cultures in the world, has been inspiring travelers for centuries,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “For more than 15 years, our Yangtze River voyages were among our highest-rated itineraries. We brought guests to China’s Yangtze River, to Beijing, to the Great Wall, to the Terra Cotta Warriors and to many other iconic places in this captivating nation. We introduced the real China to our guests, and visiting local school children was always a particular highlight. Now, we are delighted to offer such encounters once again with new voyages to a destination that never ceases to capture the imagination.”

Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

Itineraries to China

  • China Discovery — 10 days; Shanghai – Hong Kong (Shenzhen) — This 10-day itinerary allows guests experience the Buddhist shrines of Zhoushan and the cliffs of Dongtou, follow the steps of 19th century European diplomats in Xiamen or try Cantonese dim sum in Shenzhen. 
  • Classic China & the Coast— 15 days; Beijing, Xian – Hong Kong (Shenzhen) — This voyage combines the experiences of Viking’s 10-day China Discovery voyage with opportunities to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terra Cotta Warriors and other important landmarks. Guests will experience diversity in language, cuisine and cultures while aboard this voyage. 
  • Wonders of China— 20 days; Beijing roundtrip— A 20-day cruisetour itinerary delivers China’s main highlights: meeting a Tibetan family at their home, walking on the Great Wall, seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors, exploring the scenic coast of Dongtou. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore Gulangyu Island in Xiamen and Shenzhen.

Booking Sale Through January 31st

Viking is offering North American travelers the Discover More sale until January 31st. It includes up to free international airfare, special fares and a $25 deposit on all-inclusive river, ocean and expedition voyages. This offer includes the new coastal China itineraries. Space is limited for 2024 departures. Call Viking toll free at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or contact a travel advisor for details.

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