On this classic itinerary you'll glide through the Three Gorges, Qutang, Wu and Xiling, visit the colossal dam and enjoy shore excursions that will help you see China from a new perspective.

Yangtze River Cruising

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Duration : 5 DAYSPrice : FROM $625Country : CHINA
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Yangtze River Cruise

On this classic itinerary you'll glide through the Three Gorges, Qutang, Wu and Xiling, visit the colossal dam and enjoy shore excursions that will help you see China from a new perspective.

Included in the price

  • 4 nights accommodation in Superior
  • Twin cabin on Main Deck
  • Private transfers as specified
  • Shore excursions & entrance fees
  • Meals as listed
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Victoria Cruises Compulsory service charge (paid locally)

Day 1: Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise

Upon arrival in Yichang, you will be met and transferred to Yichang wharf where you will board your Victoria Cruises vessel for the next four nights (embarkation is prior to 2100hrs).

Day 2: Three Gorges Dam

Enjoy a visit to the Three Gorges Dam. This afternoon you will pass through Xiling Gorge, before continuing along the Yangtze River. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Goddess Stream

Cruise through Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forest covered mountains. Continue through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge. Explore the surrounding ravines and take a shore excursion along the picturesque Goddess or Shennong Steam. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Shibaozhai

Explore Shibaozhai, an ancient 12-storey pavilion. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Disembark in Chongqing

Disembark at Chongqing wharf this morning (approximately 0900hrs) where you will be met and transferred to Chongqing airport/railway station where your arrangements end. (B)

Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise

One of China’s must-see sights, the Yangtze River is one of the world’s largest and most famous waterways, flowing through China’s dramatic and varied scenery. From its source in Qinghai Province, the Yangtze travels almost 4,000 miles eastwards into the East China Sea at Shanghai, dividing China into north and south. The spectacular mixture of history, culture, engineering feats and scenery on offer is unsurpassed. The Three Gorges, namely Qutang, Wu, and Xiling, are the most famous attractions along the Yangtze River, spanning from Eastern Sichuan to Western Hubei and are some of the most dramatic gorges in the world. In addition, visitors can see the Three Gorges Hydroelectric River Dam, which spans the Yangtze River and at more than 5 times the size of Hoover Dam, is the largest dam in the world. A cruise on the River Yangtze will certainly make for an unforgettable holiday experience.
LaCityTravel  - Traveller Tips for China

Visa: 
Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the length of stay, Visas are required for Australian travellers, the cost of which is already included in the fully inclusive price of all our goups of Australian passport holders. Extra copies of passport photos should be taken.

Money / Currency: 
Chinese currency is Renmimbi (RMB), and the basic unit is Yuan or Kwai. Notes are issued in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Yuan. International travellers can exchange Australian Banknotes, Travellers Cheques or US Dollars at any Bank of China or Hotels. Major foreign Credit Cards can be used at ATM’s, Shopping Centres etc.

Clothing and Climate:
 China has contrasting seasonal and regional weather conditions. MARCH to MAY, and SEPTEMBER to NOVEMBER are generally the ideal months to tour in China. Casual clothes, for respective seasonal conditions, are acceptable, but clothes that are too revealing are frowned upon. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for sightseeing.

Shopping and Bargaining: 
Although Government Department store have fixed prices, privately operated local markets and stalls expect bargaining when purchasing – start from less than half the asking price and work your way up. Quality and/or authenticity for any such purchases cannot be guaranteed.
 
Tipping: Tipping is now expected in all quarters of China and travellers should budget Aus $5 to 6 per person per day to be divided between Guide and Driver. Hotel porterage costs are approx. $1 per bag. Giveaways are useful in spreading goodwill.

Water:
 It is recommended that you DO NOT drink local tap water. Bottled water is widely available and should be carried. Most hotels provide some complimentary water. Tea/coffee making facilities can be expected in hotel rooms. Do not accept water in bottles with broken seals.

Time Difference:
 Despite the size, China has ONE time Zone and is 3 hours behind EST in Australia.

Electricity: 
Electrical supply is 220 volts and Australian appliances will operate. Power points will vary in configuration, but universal power adaptors can be purchases to accommodate these variation s and solve the problem of recharging batteries etc.

Health:
 It is recommended that travellers should speak with their personal medicos well in advance of departure dates regarding vaccinations. Personal medication needs to be carried with you along with copies of prescriptions.

Luggage:
 Check in luggage should not exceed 20 Kg.- an airline surcharge can be made with overweight luggage. Restrictions for weight, volume and number of carry on luggage can be gained from specific airlines.

Travel Insurance: 
Travel Insurance is essential for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability BEFORE your commencement of tour. La City Travel can provide insurance options for you. If you are using your credit card company to cover travel insurance you need to be fully aware of inclusions and exclusions. You should obtain a receipt number to contact them in an emergency and a copy of full conditions BEFORE departure.

Upstream - Twin Share

$625

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Downstream* - Twin Share

$720

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Upstream - Sole Traveller

$1070

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Downstream* - Sole Traveller

$1179

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Prices are from per person, Valid for travel from 1st April 2017 till 30th Sep 2018.
Shoulder and high season surcharges apply.
*Downstream itinerary 4D/3N (Chongqing to Yichang) also available. 


TIPPING: Price includes Victoria Cruises compulsory service charge of RMB150 (AUD35) per person which is to be paid immediately upon boarding your cruise, not to LaCity Travel.

NOTE: The itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions. A daily schedule for the following day will be placed in your cabin every evening. Contact our reservations department for cruise departure dates as cruises may not operate every day.