Yangtze river cruise highlights tour

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

An upstream Yangtze River Highlights Cruise aboard Victoria Cruises introduces you to the magnificent 3 Gorges region of the Yangtze River with Victoria Cruises.

This upstream Yangtze cruise departs Yichang and travels through the truly amazing gorges that tower above the mighty Yangtze River. Daily shore excursions add further adventure to your cruise and enable you to experience the interesting people and their cultures that dwell along the river. 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

5 Days, 4 Nights

Locations

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

Fitness Level

Average

Tour Price

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

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation in a superior cabin with private balcony, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) as per the itinerary, morning and afternoon tea and 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 Yichang aboard the Victoria Anna, Victoria Jenna &
Victoria Selina in a superior cabin with private balcony

Chinese New Year Special

From AU $759 per person, twin-share - see below for details
Departs Yichang 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 Yichang, you'll be met by our local guide and driver who'll be waiting to transfer you 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

This morning you’ll go ashore to inspect the incredible 3 Gorges Dam. Later the ship will pass through the engineering marvel of the 3 Gorges Ship Lock and the beautiful Xiling Gorge. A shore excursion to visit the Tribe of the 3 Gorges is also planned. This evening you’ll have an opportunity to meet other travellers and make new friends. (BLD)

Day 3

Today an excursion through the Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream Small Gorges is scheduled. Later the ship will navigate through the towering cliffs of Wu Gorge. Next you'll pass through Qutang Gorge which is the narrowest yet most dramatic - providing many opportunities for you to capture some wonderful photos. (BLD)

Day 4

Over breakfast you'll begin to visualize today's 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 the 'Ghost City' of Fengdu as an alternate excursion. (BLD)

Day 5

This morning after breakfast you’ll bid farewell to the Captain and crew and disembark in Chongqing. You'll be met at the dock by our local guide and driver who'll escort you on a complimentary city tour. Afterwards you'll be transferred to Chongqing Airport or your hotel for your onward journey. (BL)

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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 (Upstream)
aboard the Victoria Jenna, Victoria Lianna, Victoria Anna,
Victoria Selina, Victoria Katarina, Victoria Grace & Victoria Sophia

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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 (Upstream) - 2018 Winter Special
aboard the Victoria Selina

Click on the cruise ship names above to view their Deck Plans & Cabin Layouts
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 (Upstream) - 2018 Chinese New Year Special
aboard the Victoria Anna or Victoria Jenna

Click on the cruise ship names above to view their Deck Plans & 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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