Yangtze river cruise explorer tour

Yangtze River Cruises - Yangtze Explorer
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Chongqing to Yichang to Chongqing

Experience an in depth Yangtze River Cruise aboard Victoria Cruises. This 8 day return Yangtze Cruise starts and finishes in Chongqing.

This round-trip Yangtze River journey offers you a more vivid impression of the 3 Gorges region - capturing the cultural ancestry that dates back for thousands of years. The expanded Yangtze Highlights itinerary is a great opportunity to witness Yangtze life before and after the construction of the 3 Gorge’s Dam. Along the adventure you’ll discover the magnificent sceneries and people in areas such as the resettlement town of New Zigui.

Cruise Summary

Duration

8 Days, 7 Nights

Locations

Chongqing - 3 Gorges - Small Gorges - 3 Gorges Dam - Yichang - New Zigui - Shennong Stream - 3 Gorges - Chongqing

Fitness Level

Average

Tour Price

From AU $970 per person - twin share, detailed prices below

Inclusions

7 nights accommodation in a superior cabin with private balcony, Breakfast (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (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 $970 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


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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 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 the stunning views that are drifting by. Over breakfast you’ll become acquainted with the onboard activities and begin to visualise the 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. This evening you’ll have an opportunity to meet other travellers and make new friends. (BLD)

Day 3

Today you’ll sail through the beautiful Qutang and Wu Gorges with many opportunities for some wonderful photos. The shore excursion planned for today is to Goddess Stream or depending on river conditions, you may visit the smaller Gorges of the Daning River. Later you’ll sail through 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. After the tour of the dam, you'll return to the ship. (BLD)

Day 5

Today you’ll have an opportunity to take an excursion that offers and interesting glimpse into the activities of the locals and their daily life in the Xiling Gorge region. (BLD)

Day 6

Today you’ll take a shore excursion to the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of Shennong Stream and the small gorges. Later you’ll return to the ship and sail back through Wu and Qutang Gorges. (BLD)

Day 7

Today includes a shore excursion to White Emperor City which overlooks the western end of Qutang Gorge. (BLD)

Day 8

After breakfast the ship will dock back in Chongqing where you’ll bid farewell to the Captain and crew and disembark. You'll be met at the dock by our local guide and driver who'll be waiting to transfer you to Chongqing Airport 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 Explorer Cruise
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 Plans & Cabin Layouts

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

Season

Twin-share

Single Traveller

Shoulder

$1,440

$2,500

High

$1,580

$2,740

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

Yangtze Explorer Cruise - 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

$970

$1,680

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

Yangtze Explorer Cruise - 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

$1170

$1,880

TBA

$1170

$1,880

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 300 for cruises of 7 days and over. 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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