Viking has announced three new, first-of-their-kind itineraries to China in 2024. The new voyages range from 10 to 20 days and explore iconic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Each itinerary also includes a domestic sailing off China’s coast that highlights rarely-seen destinations and ports to which only Viking has access.
The new voyages will operate from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun—formerly the Viking Sun.
The Chinese-flagged Viking Yi Dun will be the first ship dedicated specifically to the foreign market to operate domestic sailings in China.
Each voyage will offer The Viking Way® of exploration, with immersive experiences to the people, history and culture of China, including insightful lectures, Chinese-inspired cuisine and destination experts.
Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking said:
“We are proud that Viking will be the first to operate domestic sailings in China for international travellers.
“Our guests are curious travellers who are interested in experiences that broaden their minds – and China, with one of the richest cultures in the world, has been inspiring travellers for centuries.
“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 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.”
New China Voyages
- Wonders of China – 20 days; Beijing roundtrip – Guests can meet a Tibetan family at their home, walk on the Great Wall and see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Additionally, guests experience the scenic coast of Dongtou and have opportunities to explore Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Shenzhen, a UNESCO city of design.
- 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 opportunity to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terra Cotta Warriors and other iconic landmarks.
- China Discovery – 10 days; Shanghai – Hong Kong (Shenzhen) – This 10-day itinerary allows guests to experience the Buddhist shrines of Zhoushan and the cliffs of Dongtou, follow the steps of 19th-century European diplomats on Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, or try Cantonese dim sum in Shenzhen.
The Viking Yi Dun
Dedicated specifically to exploring destinations in China, with an onboard experience that complements guests’ discoveries ashore, the Viking Yi Dun is a sister ship in Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet.
Viking’s ocean vessels have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that host 930 guests; the ships feature all veranda staterooms, Scandinavian design, light-filled public spaces and abundant al fresco dining options.
To make a booking or for more information call 0800 458 69 00 or go to www.viking.com
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