Grand Yangtze Discovery: Chongqing to Shanghai

7 days/6 nights downstream itinerary

Day 1

Depart Chongqing / Fengdu - 10:00am: Sail from picturesque Chongqing. Take a shore excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda. (L, D)

Day 2

Enter the Three Gorges / “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 gorges of Shennong Stream. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking western 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)

*Yangzhou will replace the Nanjing shore excursion from September, 2015, until further notice

While the docking facilities at Nanjing are being upgraded, the Transportation Department has closed them to passenger ships. In the meantime, we will visit Yangzhou instead of Nanjing. Located on the north bank of the Yangtze, Yangzhou is the city where construction of the Grand Canal was initiated in 605 AD, and was a hub of land and water transportation. A charming city with rich cultural traditions, it was known during various periods for its great merchants, artists and scholars. Under Emperor Yang of Sui in the 7th century, Yangzhou was the southern capital of China. Marco Polo is said the have been the Governor General of the city for three years. Yangzhou has a beautiful manmade lake (Slender West Lake), dating from the Tang Dynasty (618-907SAD), surrounded by weeping willows and pavilions.

Day 7

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

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

Superior Cabins with Amenities *

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


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


Package rate for all of the above: $240.00

Additional Shore Excursion (River conditions permitting): Fengdu:  $42.00 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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