Winter Special

Chongqing to Yichang - Winter Special

4 days/3 nights downstream itinerary

The quintessential Yangtze River itinerary! See the spectacular scenery of the Three Gorges, with excursions and optional tours to spots of historic and cultural interest, a scenic Yangtze tributary, evening performance, and the monumental Three Gorges Dam project.

Day 1

Depart Chongqing – 9:00pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, “The Mountain City”.

Day 2

Jade Emperor Scenic Area – Take a shore excursion to the Jade Emperor Scenic Area near Fengdu, which has the largest image of the Jade Buddha in the world. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda. (B, L, D)
Additional optional shore excursions (river conditions permitting) to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” (daytime), and the elaborate Fengyan Sanguo “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” show (evening).

Day 3

Enter the Three Gorges/”Small Gorges” – Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. 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, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. 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. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and deepest of the Three Gorges. (B, L, D)
Additional optional shore excursion (available in the morning, river conditions permitting) to White Emperor City, an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

Day 4

Three Gorges Dam/Yichang – Disembark this morning and take a tour of the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping in Xiling Gorge. It is the world’s largest power station. An additional optional shore excursion is also available (preceding the Three Gorges Dam tour) through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. After morning sightseeing, Victoria Cruises will provide a motor coach transfer to nearby Yichang. (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$480.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$580.00

Superior Cabins with Amenities *

On Season$680.00

Executive Suite

On Season$880.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$1,180.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$1,580.00


Jade Emperor Scenic Area or Shibaozhai: $45.00   
Small Gorges: $60.00 
Three Gorges Dam: $50.00
Package rate for all 3 excursions:  $90.00


Additional Optional Shore Excursions(available river conditions permitting, for purchase on board): 

Fengdu's Ghost City: $45.00
White Emperor City:  $60.00
Fengyan Sanguo “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” Show:  $45.00
Ship Lift at the Three Gorges Dam:  $45.00

 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.
  • 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.

**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 passsenger reserve as a single or share basis in a separate cabin.

***In a Superior Cabin, infants under 2 must stay in a bed with a parent.


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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

*2/6/2019 Wednesday is Chinese New Year Special Sailings, $200.00 p.p. Holiday surcharge will be applied.

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