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Victoria Sophia Cruise (Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour)

Price From: US$ 410

Start from Chongqing to Yichang - 4 day 3 nights, Start from Yichang to Chongqing- 5 days 4 nights.
Cruiser Description:
Standard: ★★★★★
Entered Service: 1994
Length(m): 89.4                                             Width(m): 16.4
Draft(m): 2.7                                                  Passenger Capacity: 208
Stateroom(Standard) (sq m): 16.4          Superior Cabins: 93
Suites: 11                                                       Gross Tonnage: 4587T

Itinerary of: Victoria Sophia Cruise (Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour)

The Victoria Sophia is the flagship for Victoria's upgraded fleet. Specifically designed to accommodate both leisure and business travelers, the Victoria Sophia has over 1200 square feet on the upper floor, with conference rooms, space for cocktail parties, private meetings, and guest lecture sessions. With cozy, well-appointed standard cabins and elegant suites, the Victoria Sophia has been redesigned with private balconies for all cabins to allow intimate, private viewing of the scenery of the Three Gorges. The Victoria Sophia's hospitable, well-trained staff makes passengers feel comfortable and at home aboard this floating hotel.

 

Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

Days Chongqing to Yichang (Down Stream)
Day 1 Depart Chongqing at 21:00 pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, the "Mountain City".
Day 2 Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. (B, L, D)
- Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
- Shibaozhai with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze".
Day 3 Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. (B, L, D)
- The Lesser Three Gorges are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water. Mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. Its "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. Monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds can be seen loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the wonderful natural scenery there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.
Day 4 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site. Arrive Yichang in late morning disembark. (B)
- Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

 

Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing
Days Yichang to Chongqing (Up Stream)
Day 1 Board on the ship before 21:00 pm: Sail from Yichang, the economic and cultural center of western Hubei Province.
Day 2 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site. (B, L, D)
- Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.
Day 3

Shore Excursion to Shennong Stream. (B, L, D)
- Shennong Stream "Small Gorges"*/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge Take an excursion through the Shennong Stream Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. 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 Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

Day 4 Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City and Additional Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai (river conditions permitting). (B, L, D)
- Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
- Shibaozhai with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze".
Day 5 Arrive Chongqing at 9:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the "Mountain City". (B)

 

The itineraries listed in the form probably be adjusted owing to the bad weather, water level, temporary navigation control and prohibition.

Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00PM to aboard the cruise on the first day. You can tell us your flight  number (or  train number) and arrival time, or hotel you stay in Chongqing. Our guide will pick you up and drive you to the port to aboard the ship.

Price Include:
Crusier accommodations, three meals everyday, shore excursions specified on the itinerary. the accommodation is based on one standard bed per person.

How to Book?
You can book online or by email, tell us your flight number/ arrival time to Chongqing or Yichang, or the hotel you stay in either city, we will pick you up from the airport(or hotel) to the cruiser. you will receive our confirmation email and voucher after your booking.

Note: There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .
If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger.

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