Itineraries

Discovery

Grand Yangtze Discovery: Chongqing to Shanghai

7 days/6 nights downstream itinerary

Day 1

Depart Chongqing / Fengdu - 10:00am: Sail today from picturesque Chongqing. Take a shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the “Ghost City”, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village, built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. (L, D)

Day 2

Enter the Three Gorges / Goddess Stream “Small Gorges” / Shiplocks- Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. (Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the Daning River or Shennong Stream, which have their own attractive gorges.) In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Three Gorges Dam / Yichang - Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam in Xiling Gorge; it is the largest dam in the world. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Wuhan - Afternoon excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Jiuhuashan - Full day excursion to Jiuhuashan or “Mountain of the Nine Lotuses”, one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The one hundred square kilometer area is known for its quiet beauty, which includes ridges and peaks, winding paths, waterfalls, streams and ancient temples. (Huangshan or “Yellow Mountain” may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Jiuhuashan.) (B, L, D)

Day 6

Nanjing - Visit Nanjing, where you will tour the Sun Yat–sen Memorial and a Qing Dynasty style bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Arrive Shanghai - 8:00am: Arrive Shanghai, China’s dynamic international commercial center. (B)

*From May 2013, for an indefinite period, departure time for our Shanghai to Chongqing cruise will be 12:00 NOON instead of 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided on board. This change in departure time is due to construction along the Yangtze River between Nanjing and Maanshan, where the marine authorities have prohibited river traffic after 6:00pm. To insure that we will have time for sightseeing in Nanjing on day 2 of the Shanghai to Chongqing cruise, it will therefore be necessary to depart Shanghai at 12:00 noon on embarkation day, until further notice. Please check our website for updates on the completion of the construction along the river, and for any future adjustments to our schedule.

Itineraries and times are subject to change according to river conditions.

Included meals as noted in above itinerary: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

Rates (Cruise Only)

Superior Cabin

Main Deck

On Season$1,610.00
Shore Excursions$240.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$1,760.00
Shore Excursions$240.00

Executive Superior Cabins *

On Season$1,910.00
Shore Excursions$240.00

Executive Suite

On Season$2,350.00
Shore Excursions$240.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$3,210.00
Shore Excursions$240.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$3,850.00
Shore Excursions$240.00

SHORE EXCURSIONS

Fengdu: $42.00 Small Gorges: $60.00 Three Gorges Dam: $50.00 Jiuhuashan or Huangshan: $120.00 Nanjing: $50

Package rate for all of the above: $240.00

Additional Shore Excursion (River conditions permitting): White Emperor City:  $42.00

 

A fuel surcharge may be added to the cruise fare, depending upon fluctuations in the price of fuel.

* Executive Superior Cabins receiving Executive Amenities may be located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks.

  • All prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double occupancy in each cabin. Cruise prices include meals on board, but shore excursions are extra. For cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not provided the first night.
  • Single supplement: Add 75% of the cruise fare in a superior cabin and 100% of the cruise fare in a suite.
  • Children under 12: Staying in the parents' cabin are charged 67% of the full cruise fare.
  • Children under 2: Staying in the parents' cabin are charged 10% of the full cruise fare.
  • Parents with children 2 and over, and adults sharing a triple may find that a Superior Cabin is not roomy enough when a third bed or cot is placed in it. For such bookings, it is suggested that either a suite be reserved, or the third passenger reserve as a single or share basis in a separate cabin.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Service Charge: In lieu of tipping, Victoria Cruises charges Rmb. 150 (approximately US $25.00) for cruises of 5 days and under, and Rmb. 300 (approximately US $50.00) for cruises of 7 days and over, to be billed on passengers’ credit cards upon check-in. This service charge does not include a gratuity to our river guide or cruise director, which may be given at passengers’ discretion based on their satisfaction with services received, as can gratuities for additional special services requested by passengers.

Sailing Dates (Numbers in GRAY SECTION)

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