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5 days/4 nights upstream itinerary
Depart Yichang - This evening, Victoria Cruises will provide a shuttle transfer from Yichang to the nearby Maoping pier to embark on your Victoria ship.
Ship Lock Lift/Three Gorges Dam/Xiling Gorge – Disembark this morning and 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. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.
Additional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region. (B, L, D)
“Small Gorges”/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge
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 Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)
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 either 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 Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. (B, L, D)
Arrive Chongqing - 9:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City” (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
Superior Cabins with Amenities *
Shore Excursion Package (Includes Fengdu, Small Gorges, Three Gorges Dam): $90.00
Additional Shore Excursion (River conditions permitting): White Emperor City: $60.00
Tribe of the Three Gorges: $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.
Sailing Dates (NUMBERS IN GRAY SECTION)« »
VA = Victoria Anna VG = Victoria Grace VJ = Victoria Jenna VK = Victoria Katarina VL = Victoria Lianna VS = Victoria Selina VSP = Victoria Sophia *2/22/2015 Sunday, 2/23/2015 Monday, 2/11/16 Thursday, 2/12/16 Friday are Chinese New Year Special Sailings, $200.00 p.p. Holiday surcharge will be applied.