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Yangtze River Cruise–Victoria Cruise Itinerary and timeline

From ChongQing To YiChang (4 days 3 nights)

Time Victoria Cruise sailing itinerary schedual
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.
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 the deepest of the Three Gorges.
Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting),
an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Ship Lock/Three Gorges Dam/Yichang – 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. After the tour in late morning,
Victoria Cruises will provide a motor coach to nearby Yichang. (B)

Attention:
*1、The above itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions, water level, navigation and seasonal conditions.
*2、 If there is additional time, one or two optional shore excursions may be organized according to sailing conditions. The optional shore excursions include White Emperor City, Three Gorges Tribe or Three Gorges Bamboo Sea . The fee for the optional shore excursions is not included in the cruise package.
*3、 In case of maintenance on the Three Gorges Dam ship locks, or if the flow of the river’s upper reaches exceed 40,000 cubic meter per second during flood season, our ships will instead embark and disembark at Maoping pier, west of the ship locks on the outside of Yichang. We will be responsible for the transfer between Maoping and Yichang .

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From YiChang to ChongQing5 days 4 nights

Time gold sailing itinerary schedual
Day 1 Depart Yichang – This evening, Victoria Cruises will provide a shuttle transfer from Yichang to the nearby Maoping pier to embark on your Victoria ship.
Day 2 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 optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region. (B, L, D)
Day 3 “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 optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)

Day 4

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 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 5

Arrive Chongqing – 9:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City” (B)

SHORE EXCURSIONS

Shibaozhai: $42.00 Small Gorges: $60.00 Three Gorges Dam: $50.00

Package rate for all of the above: $90.00

Additional Shore Excursion (River conditions permitting):

White Emperor City: $60.00 Fengdu: $45.00 Tribe of the Three Gorges (Upstream Only): $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, Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced Amenities are located on the Promenade, Bridge or Observation Decks; on the Victoria Anna, Victoria Grace and Victoria Jenna, Superior Cabins receiving Enhanced 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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