EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS IN BEIJING
Beijing is one of history’s great capitals, an imperial powerhouse for more than 500 years. Take it all in at your leisure, including some of its seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, on this eye-opening extension.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 2 nights in Beijing: Fairmont Beijing Hotel (or similar)
- 2 breakfasts
- Guided Tour of the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
- Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
Fairmont Beijing Hotel is located in the heart of the Central Business District, providing easy access to notable sights and shopping areas. This modern hotel has five dining options, a fitness center, 24-hour laundry services, a spa, an indoor pool and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Guest rooms offer heated bathroom floors, a coffee machine, TV, Internet access and a phone.
Day 1 | Beijing
Arrive at the Beijing airport and transfer to your First-Class hotel.* Take the rest of the day to relax or begin exploring the city on your own. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Beijing so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Beijing
After breakfast, embark on a half-day tour of Beijing. Your day begins with a guided tour of the magnificent Temple of Heaven, one of the finest examples of Ming Dynasty architecture, and Summer Palace, once the summer retreat and playground of the imperial family and royal court during the late Qing Dynasty. Considered one of the finest Chinese architectural gardens, the Summer Palace spans over 700 acres with breathtaking views, pavilions, towers, palaces and halls. You can enjoy a dragon boat ride across the garden’s beautiful lake (the boat ride may not be available from mid-October through early June due to shallow water). This evening, dine at your hotel or try some local specialties. (B)
Day 3 | Beijing
After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time to explore the breathtaking sights of Beijing. Visit Lama Temple, a former monastery adorned with prayer wheels and decorative details; Beihai Park, China’s largest garden; Houhai Lake, a serene waterway in the heart of the city; and the Beijing Botanical Garden, home to 6,000 plant species in a stunning setting. (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.