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Viking Publicizes a New Cruise Extension Program in Mongolia


Viking has introduced that for the primary time, will probably be providing company destination-focused experiences in Mongolia with its new Spirit of Mongolia extension program. The five-night, fully-guided pre or post-cruise extension will permit company to additional immerse themselves within the area, from the traditional metropolis of Ulaanbaatar to the Gobi Desert.

The Spirit of Mongolia and a wide range of different extensions, together with in Hong Kong and Beijing, can be found for Viking’s new, first-of-their-kind China itineraries: Better of China, China Discovery, Traditional China & the Coast, and Wonders of China.

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Viking Yi Dun docked in Shanghai (Photograph courtesy of Viking)

Spirit of Mongolia Extension Program

Company booked on the five-night Spirit of Mongolia pre or post-cruise extension will start their journey within the metropolis of Ulaanbaatar, the place they may meet their Viking Consultant and discover the websites of the town – together with the Chinggis Khaan Nationwide Museum, Mongolia’s largest and most up to date cultural establishment, then go behind the scenes for a take a look at fossil specimens and extra within the paleontology lab.

After a day exploring the town, vacationers will proceed on to Dalanzadgad, the place they’ll go to the award-winning Three Camel Lodge — an eco-lodge nestled within the foothills of the Altai Mountains within the Gobi Desert close to the Gurvan Saikhan Nationwide Park. On the lodge, company will get pleasure from snug lodging in their very own “ger,” an genuine yurt up to date with trendy facilities.

For 3 days, company can get pleasure from lodge actions together with archery, a camel safari, or an exploration of the well-known Flaming Cliffs. They might additionally select to hitch fellow early risers for a dawn trek by way of the desert hills with a naturalist information or soak up panoramic views of the steppe from Bulagtai Mountain to look at historical petroglyphs.

Alternatively, company can discover ways to make buuz (steamed dumplings) from the lodge’s Mongolian chef.

Following their time within the desert, company will return to Ulaanbaatar for extra exploration for one night time earlier than persevering with their journey dwelling or embarking on their Viking cruise in China.

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(Photograph by way of Three Camel Lodge on Fb)

Viking Extensions in China

Viking can be providing 4 immersive pre and post-cruise extensions in China. These new, fully-guided extensions vary from three to 4 nights and are provided within the cities of Hong Kong and Beijing, in addition to Guilin and Suzhou.


Delve into the mysteries of Beijing, one among historical past’s nice capitals and residential to seven UNESCO World Heritage Websites, together with the Forbidden Metropolis and Nice Wall. Optionally available excursions provide a chance to be immersed within the metropolis’s eclectic mixture of China’s historical previous and daring future. The three-night extension is on the market on the China Discovery itinerary.

Hong Kong

Delve into one of many world’s most bustling metropolises with an extension in Hong Kong. Admire the gorgeous cityscape and absorb its mix of custom and modernity, tradition and commerce. An non-compulsory tour to Macau permits for extra alternatives to expertise China’s full of life southern coast. The three-night extension is on the market on the Traditional China & the Coast and China Discovery itineraries.

Hong Kong & Guilin

Discover two variations of China: the city spectacle of Hong Kong and the enchanting pure fantastic thing about Guilin. Admire the towering skyscrapers and power of Hong Kong, a metropolis steeped in commerce and tradition, whereas tranquil Guilin captivates with karst mountains, serene rivers, and historical caves. The four-night extension is on the market on the Traditional China & the Coast and China Discovery itineraries.

Suzhou & Wuxi

Uncover Suzhou and Wuxi, famed for his or her beautiful gardens, canals, and embodiment of historical allure. Go to UNESCO-listed classical gardens, stroll historical alleyways, acquire perception into the area’s legacy of silk making, cruise the scenic Grand Canal, and consider one among China’s largest Buddha statues. The three-night extension is on the market on the China Discovery itinerary.

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Viking’s China Itineraries

Better of China (20 days roundtrip from Beijing)

This 20-day cruisetour permits company to see the Forbidden Metropolis, Nice Wall, and uncommon large pandas amongst different iconic locations. Company will get pleasure from China’s scenic jap coast, delve into Tibet’s non secular custom, and admire the Terra Cotta Warriors whereas crusing the scenic jap coast.

Wonders of China (20 days roundtrip from Beijing)

This complete 20-day cruisetour itinerary delivers China’s predominant highlights. Company can meet a Tibetan household at their dwelling, stroll on the Nice Wall, and see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Moreover, company expertise the scenic coast of Dongtou and have alternatives to discover Gulangyu Island in Xiamen — a UNESCO World Heritage Website — and Shenzhen, a UNESCO metropolis of design.

Traditional China & the Coast (15 days; Beijing, Xian — Hong Kong (Shenzhen))

This voyage combines the experiences of Viking’s 10-day China Discovery voyage with alternative to see the Nice Wall, the Forbidden Metropolis, the Terra Cotta Warriors and different iconic landmarks. Whereas crusing China’s shoreline, company can expertise an exceptional variety in languages, cultures and cuisines.

China Discovery (10 days from Shanghai to Hong Kong (Shenzhen))

This 10-day itinerary permits company to expertise the Buddhist shrines of Zhoushan and the cliffs of Dongtou, comply with the steps of Nineteenth-century European diplomats on Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, or attempt Cantonese dim sum in Shenzhen.

Viking Yi Dun

Devoted particularly to exploring locations in China, Viking Yi Dun, (previously Viking Solar) is a sister ship in Viking’s ocean fleet. It has a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons and might maintain 930 company in 465 staterooms. The vessel options all-balcony cabins, a Scandinavian design, and a wide range of included eating choices.

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Viking Solar


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