China Yangtze River Cruise and Tour — VIKING RIVER CRUISES VIKING EMERALD — October 11–22, 2013

China Yangtze River Cruise and Tour

October 11–22, 2013

Note: This cruise has already finished. Please check out our other cruises on the calendar page or explore similar cruises using the links below.

Join PIED PIPER TRAVEL as we return to China for our 23rd season of organizing gay groups on the world's most luxurious cruise ships and river cruises.  Our 12-day excursion includes a 6-day Yangtze River cruise, hotel accommodations in Beijing, Shanghai and Xian and 12 guided tours in China. Intra-China flights are also included.   In Beijing, explore the imperial treasures like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and famed Summer Palace and walk through Tiananmen Square. You will see the Terra Cotta Warriors, cruise the legendary Yangtze through the scenic Three Gorges and tour the Three Gorges Dam. Your tour will conclude in cosmopolitan Shanghai.

For our single travelers, we can arrange roommate shares to avoid single supplement charges! Please contact us for a free Viking River Cruises brochure for further details.

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Date Day Port Arrive Depart
October 11FridayBeijing, China12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 12SaturdayBeijing, China12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 13SundayBeijing, China12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 14MondayBeijing/Xian12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 15TuesdayXian/Chongquing12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 16WednesdayShibaozhai12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 17ThursdayLesser Three Gorges/Three Gorges12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 18FridayThree Gorges/Three Gorges Dam12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 19SaturdayWuhan/Shanghai12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 20SundayWuhan/Shanghai12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 21MondayShanghai, China12:00 PM12:00 PM
October 22TuesdayShanghai, China12:00 PM12:00 PM

Included Cruise-tour activities:

October 11: Beijing airport to hotel
October 12: Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City, Summer Palace
October 13: Great Wall, Sacred Way
October 14: Rickshaw Tour in Beijing, Fly to Xian
October 15: See Terra Cotta Warriors; Fly to Chongqing, Board Viking Emerald
October 16: Shibaozhai Temple Tour
October 17: Lesser Three Gorges excursion; Wu & Qutang Gorges cruising
October 18: Three Gorges Dam facility tour; Xiling Gorge scenic cruising
October 19: School visit and schoolchildren performance
October 20: Hubei Provincial Museum, bronze bell performance; disembark ship, fly to Shanghai
October 21: Old Shanghai/Bund tour, silk carpet workshop tour; Shanghai Museum & free time; Chinese acrobatic performance
October 22: Hotel to Shanghai airport

China Yangtze River Cruise and Tour — VIKING RIVER CRUISES VIKING EMERALD — October 11–22, 2013

Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a beautiful, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel built for the 2011 sailing season. Accommodating 264 guests with full balconies, hotel-style beds in every spacious suite and stateroom and an outstanding crew, Viking Emerald is one of the most sophisticated river ships in the world. Enjoy one of the Viking Emerald's roomy 269-square-foot staterooms, or treat yourself to a junior suite or suite at 301 square feet and 327 square feet respectively.

Notes: All prices are per person and include port charges, based on double occupancy, and include 6-day Yangtze river cruise. All meals, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are included. Also includes 12 fully-escorted tours with audio headset, 2 nights accommodation in Shanghai, 1 night in Xian and 3 nights in Beijing.  Intra-China flights are included as well as all activities on itinerary.  Optional insurance is additional.

U.S. flights depart one day prior to check-in date. If your cruisetour begins in Beijing, a forced overnight may be required based on available air schedules; in this case, you will need to depart the U.S. one day earlier and the cost of your extra hotel night in Beijing is covered when you purchase all-inclusive roundtrip international air from Viking. This is only available to passengers whose flights arrive on hotel check-in day; may not be combined with custom air, stopovers, deviations and/or extensions.

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Pricing & Availability Last Updated 4/29/2013

Room Category Description Pied Piper
Discount Price
Category FBalcony stateroomSOLD OUT
Category EBalcony stateroomSOLD OUT
Category DBalcony stateroomSOLD OUT
Category CBalcony stateroomSOLD OUT
Category BBalcony stateroomSOLD OUT
Category ABalcony stateroomSOLD OUT
Category JSJunior SuiteSOLD OUT
Category SSuiteSOLD OUT
Category PSPresidential SuiteSOLD OUT