Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Please help me to start planning a trip to Bhutan
  2. 2 Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam 3 weeks itinerary and visa help
  3. 3 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
  4. 4 Purchasing Kamagawa Odori tickets?
  5. 5 Japan - 2 itineraries (7days)
  6. 6 India Tour Companies
  7. 7 Bye bye SE Asia
  8. 8 Train to Sapa from Hanoi
  9. 9 Laos planning.
  10. 10 Japan rough itinerary
  11. 11 Pocket Wi-Fi Speeds (187.5 Mbps v. 75 Mbps)?
  12. 12 Hotel Claska vs. Prince Sakura Tower
  13. 13 sri lanka two places, two hotels
  14. 14 Can buy a JR Pass in Japan
  15. 15 Last Minute Bali Honeymoon
  16. 16 One night in Osaka
  17. 17 14 days Japan itinerary. First timers.
  18. 18 Japan - costs
  19. 19 Japan for Foodies
  20. 20 Planning Honeymoon to Thailand
  21. 21 3 week SE Asia itinerary
  22. 22 Japan Rail Pass
  23. 23 First Time to Japan..Itin Advice Needed
  24. 24 south east asia 3 weeks in june
  25. 25 Japan Cherry Blossom 2018
View next 25 » Back to the top

River tours in China - please share your experiences

Jump to last reply

Although we usually avoid tours and prefer research our trips abroad and travel on our own, China seems large and daunting enough to leave it all to the pros. We had been considering a tour with The New York Times travel group, or National Geographic, but they are very expensive. For less than half the price, and very similar itinerary (4-star rather than 5-star accommodations), we can take a Viking River cruise and tour. The difference in price would allow us to take a second vacation this year!

We've read many glowing and very good reviews, but a few random comments and complaints have us wondering about: first, an exceptionally grueling schedule with many 5 a.m. wake-up calls; second, "forced" visits to factories to buy stuff we don't want; and, finally, not getting to see pandas outside a zoo.

We plan to spend two weeks in early June this year, and would appreciate any comments from people who have taken the Viking tours, or similar ones.

Thanks

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement