Yangtze Downriver Cruise 7 Days

Yangtze Downriver Cruise  7 Days

Enjoy shipboard life on the five star VICTORIA SOPHIA whilst cruising the majestic Yangtze River. Choose an upriver or downriver cruise between Shanghai and Chongqing.


 
 Chongqing • Three Gorges • Wuhan • Jiuhuashan • Nanjing • Shanghai 
 
  • Itinerary and Map
    Yangtze Downriver Cruise  7 Days

    Day 1 – Cruise from Chongqing
    Board the Victoria Sophia cruise ship this morning, ready for departure at 10.00 am. Settle in and become familiar with the ship’s facilities and sailing schedule (they may differ slightly to the cruise described below). Accommodation is in standard twin bedded cabins with balcony. All meals, entertainment and shore excursions are included. Take a shore excursion to Fengdu, the “Ghost City”, known for its gardens, temples and statues of ghosts and devils. (L,D)

    Day 2 – Cruising
    Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Qutang Gorge is the shortest, narrowest, and most dramatic. The longer Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. Take an excursion through the Daning River Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. (Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the Shennong Stream, which has its own attractive gorges.) In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 – Dam Site
    Sail through the last of the famous Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge. Visit the massive Three Gorges Dam – the largest engineering project of modern times. View first hand the complex lock systems used for moving large vessels up and downstream and gain some insight into the impact of this project on the nations’ economy and people. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Wuhan
    Relax on deck and enjoy the passing scenery. In the afternoon take a tour of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum which houses artifacts from a tomb dating back to 433 BC. (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 and known for its quiet beauty, ridges and peaks, winding paths and waterfalls. Travel to this royal retreat through some of the country’s most scenic rural areas. (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)

    Day 7 – Arrive Shanghai
    Arrive Shanghai at 8.00am and disembark. (B)

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  • Departure Dates and Prices
    Tour prices Departure dates Twin share Single cabin
    Yangtze Downriver Cruise – Victoria Sophia, 6 nights 19, 23 Apr 2016 $1855 $3179
    ” “ 7, 21 May, 3, 17 Sep, 1, 15 Oct 2016 $1981 $3423
    Yangtze Upriver Cruise – Victoria Sophia, 8 nights 15, 29 Apr 2016 $1855 $3179
    ” “ 13, 27 May, 9, 23 Sep, 7, 21 Oct 2016 $1981 $3423

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:
    • Five star cruise ship, twin bedded cabin with balcony
    • Meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Shore excursions and entertainment on cruise ship

     

    Price Excludes:

    • Compulsory gratuity of RMB 300 per person

     

    Prices for other cabin types on request.

 

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Yangtze Downriver Cruise  7 Days
 

Highlights

  • All cabins have balconies for relaxation and great views of the passing scenes
  • Shore excursions included in the price
  • Onboard activities such as themed dinners, demonstrations and lectures
 
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