Yangtze river cruise highlights tour

Yangtze River Cruises - Yangtze Highlights Downstream
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Chongqing to Yichang (Downstream)

A downstream Yangtze River Highlights Cruise takes you on an adventure throughout the magnificent 3 Gorges region of the Yangtze River aboard Victoria Cruises.

Cruising between Chongqing & Yichang, is a very popular cruise that focuses on some of the most scenic stretches of the Yangtze River. To add variety to your cruise, there are daily excursions where the ship will anchor and you’ll transfer ashore. Each excursion is an adventure that enables you to check out the interesting cultures, towns and beautiful scenery along the way. Other highlights of this cruise include your transition through the amazing Ship Lock and a visit to the incredible 3 Gorges Dam.

Cruise Summary

Duration

4 Days, 3 Nights

Locations

Chongqing - 3 Gorges - Small Gorges - 3 Gorges Dam - Yichang

Fitness Level

Average

Tour Price

From AU $619 per person - twin share, detailed prices below

Inclusions

3 nights accommodation in a superior cabin with private balcony, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) as per the itinerary, morning and afternoon tea & coffee breaks, accredited English-speaking cruise director, shore excursions, onboard lectures, shows and activities, complimentary city tour in Chongqing, accredited English-speaking tour guide, transportation for all specified transfers & tours and entry fees for all included attractions.

Exclusions

Airfares and taxes, surcharges (see Important section below), visas, personal expenses such as telephone, dry cleaning, taxi fares etc, gratuities or any items denoted by ** throughout the itinerary

Winter Special

From AU $589 per person, twin-share - see below for details
Departs Chongqing aboard the Victoria Anna, Victoria Jenna &
Victoria Selina in a superior cabin with private balcony

Chinese New Year Special

From AU $819 per person, twin-share - see below for details
Departs Chongqing aboard the Victoria Jenna or Victoria Anna
in a superior cabin with private balcony


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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival in Chongqing, you'll be met by our local guide and driver who'll be waiting to escort you on a complimentary city tour. Afterwards you'll be transferred to the dock where you'll board the ship in the early evening for check-in and preparation for a 9:00PM departure. Please note there are no meals included this evening.

Day 2

Wake to the Yangtze's gentle ebb and stunning views that are drifting by. Over breakfast you’ll become acquainted with the onboard activities and begin to visualize the shore excursion to Shibaozhai which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda that was built without any nails, and is appropriately named 'The Pearl of the Yangtze'. Depending on the river conditions, your Captain may substitute a visit to the 'Ghost City' of Fengdu as an alternate excursion. Tonight you’ll have an opportunity to mingle with other travellers and make some new friends. (BLD)

Day 3

Relax as you sail past towering cliffs and the rich vegetation of Qutang & Wu Gorges. Today there’s an excursion to the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Later you’ll sail through Xiling Gorge and navigate the engineering marvel of the 3 Gorges Ship Lock. (BLD)

Day 4

This morning you’ll go ashore to inspect the incredible 3 Gorges Dam. Later you’ll return to the ship for some last minute packing. Finally you’ll bid farewell to the Captain and crew and disembark in Yichang. You'll be met at the dock by our local guide and driver who'll be waiting to transfer you to Yichang Airport or your hotel for your onward journey. (B)

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Cruise Seasons

High

April, May, September & October

Shoulder

March, June, July, August & November

Winter

January, February & December

Cruise Prices

Yangtze Highlights Cruise (Downstream)
aboard the Victoria Jenna, Victoria Lianna, Victoria Anna,
Victoria Selina, Victoria Katarina, Victoria Grace, & Victoria Sophia

Click on the cruise ship names above to view their Deck Plan & Cabin Layouts

Tour Prices per person in AU$ in a Superior Cabin with balcony on the Main Deck

Season

Twin-share

Single Traveller

Shoulder

$749

$1,280

High

$829

$1,420

Prices of cabins and suites on other decks are available on request

Yangtze Highlights Cruise (Downstream) - Winter Special 2018
aboard the Victoria Selina

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Sailing Dates: TBA

Tour Prices per person in AU$ in a Superior Cabin with balcony on the Main Deck

Season

Twin-share

Single Traveller

Winter

$619

$999

Prices of cabins and suites on other decks are available on request

Yangtze Highlights Cruise (Downstream) - 2018 Chinese New Year Special
aboard the Victoria Anna or Victoria Jenna

Click on the cruise ship names above to view their Deck Plan & Cabin Layouts

Tour Prices per person in AU$ in a Superior Cabin with balcony on the Main Deck

Dates

Twin-share

Single Traveller

TBA

$819

$1,199

TBA

$819

$1,199

Prices of cabins and suites on other decks are available on request


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Important
The Yangtze River is an ever-changing lifeline to many communities that inhabit its lengthy shorelines. Due to changes in weather, the river height can vary from time to time. Victoria Cruises monitor the waterway 24/7 and make use of different docks for boarding and disembarking. Similarly, the river height can affect the order in which you visit towns and landmarks on shore excursions. Victoria Cruises do an excellent job of keeping to their published itineraries, but they reserve the right to substitute shore excursion destinations and their order to suit river conditions.

In lieu of tips, Victoria Cruises will charge a surcharge of RMB 150 for cruises of 5 days or less. The charge will be billed to 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.

Victoria Cruises Terms and Conditions - Single supplement is 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 are charged 10% of the full cruise fare. Parents with children 2 and over, and adults sharing a triple occupancy may find that a standard 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. In a standard cabin, infants under 2 must stay in a bed with a parent. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the cruise departure date will result in a forfeit of 100% of the cost of the cruise. Victoria Cruises reserve the right to vary the order or content of any of their cruise itineraries and we highly recommend you read their Terms and Conditions prior to making a booking.

LetsdoChina.com Terms and Conditions - Please note that public holidays and seasonal demand directly affect availability, fares and accommodation pricing. Prior to making a booking, please visit our Terms and Conditions page to view our policies related to travel in China. We strongly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance prior to your departure to safeguard against unforeseen events. LetsdoChina.com is a registered Safe Travel Charter Partner with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and is an authorised agent to issue travel insurance. Visit our Quick Quote site where you can also purchase an online policy. For further information, please go to our Travel Insurance page and also find other useful links regarding advice on safe travel practices.

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