China - The Imperial Jewels Tour

a trip by Sharon and John G
From: April 10th 2014
Until: April 29th 2014

It's definitely time for another trip. Seems like forever since we headed out on one that deserved a blog. This time we're heading to China on a Viking River Cruise Tour. We booked the trip over a year ago as part of John's 60th Birthday Celebration year. This will be the 7th continent for John. Sharon will still need to touch ground in Africa to reach that goal.

Here's Viking's description of the tour:


This phenomenal itinerary presents China’s key highlights in just 12 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, China’s most cutting-edge, modern city. Cruise the legendary Yangtze between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Gorges. Tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit the necropolis at Xian, where you encounter thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore imperial treasures like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and walk through historic Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue. The hospitality of distinctive hotels and the fabulous Viking Emerald round out an amazing trip.
Trip Length: 3 weeks
Blog Entries: 17
Photos: 196
Words: 36480

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
April 10th 2014 China - Really? North America » United States » Ohio
April 14th 2014 Chillin' in Chicago North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago
April 16th 2014 We're in China, Babe! Asia » China » Shanghai
April 17th 2014 Shanghai Showers, Sightseeing, Supper and Show Asia » China » Shanghai
April 19th 2014 Woo Hoo in Wuhan Asia » China » Hubei » Wuhan
April 19th 2014 Photos from last day in Shanghai, Wuhan, and Yueyang Asia
April 19th 2014 The Ying and Yang of Yueyang Asia » China » Hunan » Yueyang
April 20th 2014 Celebrating Easter in China or Downpour at that Damn Three Gorges Dam Asia » China » Hubei » Three Gorges Dam
April 21st 2014 Gorgeous George’s Gorgeous Gorges in Wushan Asia » China » Chongqing » Wushan
April 22nd 2014 Scaling the Steep Steps of Shibaozhai Temple Asia » China » Chongqing
April 23rd 2014 Porters, Pandas, Planes, Pomegranates, Dumplings and Hot Pots from Chongqing to Xian Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an
April 23rd 2014 Porters, Pandas, Planes, Pomegranates, Dumplings and Hot Pots from Chongqing to Xian Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing
April 24th 2014 Visiting the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World: Terracotta Warriors Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an
April 25th 2014 Beijing, By Any Other Name, Is Still Peking Asia » China » Beijing
April 26th 2014 No Pain, No Gain, On the Great Wall of China Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China
April 27th 2014 Beautiful Beijing Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City
April 29th 2014 Bye Bye Beijing Asia » China » Beijing
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