Itineraries

Explorer

Three Gorges Explorer: Chongqing → Yichang → Chongqing

8 days/7 nights

Day 1

Depart Chongqing - 9:00 pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.

Day 2

Fengdu - 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 the Three Gorges Dam. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Enter the Three Gorges/Goddess Stream “Small Gorges”/Shiplocks Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Pass through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. Enter 25-mile long Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and sheer cliffs. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing ride 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.) Later enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest - its cliff walls rise to 4,000 feet. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Three Gorges Dam - Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest project of its kind in the world. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Tribe of the Three Gorges - This excursion offers an interesting glimpse into local life in the Xiling Gorge region. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Shennong Stream “Small Gorges” / Wu Gorge / Qutang Gorge - Take an excursion through the Shennong Stream Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. (Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Goddess Stream or the Daning River, which have their own attractive gorges.) Pass through Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)

Day 7

White Emperor City (Baidi Cheng) - Shore excursion to this ancient site overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. White Emperor City has long been a refuge for would-be kings and poets who have traveled here to be inspired by its majestic views. Legend has it that in 25AD, white vapor in the shape of a dragon rose from a well here, and Gong Sunshu, a soldier who had his headquarters here, declared himself the White Emperor. Remains of the city wall can be seen on the hill behind Baidi Mountain, and a temple built to commemorate Gong's reign dates back over 1,950 years. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Arrive Chongqing at 9:00am (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$1,820.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$2,160.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Executive Superior Cabins *

On Season$2,360.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Executive Suite

On Season$2,870.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$3,720.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$4,370.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Superior Cabin

Main Deck

On Season$1,610.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$1,960.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Executive Superior Cabins *

On Season$2,160.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Executive Suite

On Season$2,350.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$3,210.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$3,850.00
Shore Excursion Package$180.00

SHORE EXCURSIONS

Fengdu: $42.00 Small Gorges (different tributary in each direction): $60.00 each Three Gorges Dam: $50.00 Tribe of the three Gorges: $45.00 White Emperor City: $42.00

Package rate for all of the above: $180.00

 

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

*On the Victoria Katarina, Victoria Lianna and Victoria Selina, Executive Superior Cabins receiving Executive Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks; on the Victoria Anna, Victoria Grace and Victoria Jenna, Executive Superior Cabins receiving Executive Amenities are located on the Promenade or Bridge 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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VA = Victoria Anna
VG = Victoria Grace
VJ = Victoria Jenna
VK = Victoria Katarina
VL = Victoria Lianna
VS = Victoria Selina
VSP = Victoria Sophia

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