Itineraries

Winter Special

Chongqing → Yichang → Chongqing - Winter Special

8 days/7 nights

Day 1

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

Day 2

Shibaozhai - Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting 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. Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Enter the Three Gorges/“Small Gorges”.
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. Later enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest - its cliff walls rise to 4,000 feet.(B, L, D)

Day 4

Ship Lock Lift/Three Gorges Dam – This morning take a specially-designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. The lock will be transited in about 40 minutes to an hour. Then visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. (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. 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$840.00

Promenade Deck

On Season$1,140.00

Superior Cabins with Amenities *

On Season$1,340.00

Executive Suite

On Season$1,740.00

Deluxe Suite

On Season$2,140.00

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$3,020.00

Superior Cabin

Main Deck

On Season$1,360

Second Deck

On Season$1,760

Executive Deck *

On Season$2,160

Executive Suite

On Season$2,560

Deluxe Suite

On Season$3,560

Shangri-La Suite

On Season$4,560

SHORE EXCURSIONS

Shibaozhai or Jade Emperor Scenic Area: $45.00   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: $60.00

Package rate for all 6 excursions: $180.00

Additional Optional Shore Excursion (Available river conditions permitting, for purchase on board): Fengdu's Ghost City: $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.
  • 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.
  • 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

*2/9/2019 Wednesday is the Chinese New Year Special Sailings, $400.00 p.p. Holiday surcharge will be applied.

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