Yangtze Upriver Cruise 9 Days

Yangtze Upriver Cruise 9 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.


 
 Shanghai • Nanjing • Jiuhuashan • Wuhan • Three Gorges • Chongqing
 
  • Itinerary and Map
    Yangtze Upriver Cruise 9 Days

    Day 1 – Depart Shanghai
    Board the Victoria Sophia cruise ship this afternoon, ready for departure at 12.00 noon. 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. (L,D)

    Day 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – Wuhan
    Evening excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. (A walking tour may be substituted for the museum visit if the museum is not open when the ship arrives. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 – Cruising
    Relax and enjoy shipboard life! (B,L,D)

    Day 6 – Cruising
    This morning, sail through Gezhou Dam near Yichang. In the afternoon, visit the Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest project of its kind in the world. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges. Later today enter the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 – Cruising
    Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic gorge. Take an excursion through the Daning River Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges and very impressive. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 – Cruising
    Morning shore excursion to Fengdu, the “Ghost City”, known for its gardens, temples and statues of ghosts and devils. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 – Arrive Chongqing
    Disembark from 8.00am in Chongqing. (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 Upriver Cruise 9 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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