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7 Days Yangtse cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai

  • Tour Code: YC-Sophia-7D
  • Price:from only $959

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.


Cruise Map & Itinerary

Grand Yangtze Discovery: Chongqing to Shanghai
7 days/6 nights downstream itinerary

Day 1
Depart Chongqing / Fengdu - 10:00am: Sail today from picturesque Chongqing. Take a shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the “Ghost City”, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village, built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. (L, D)
Day 2
Enter the Three Gorges / Goddess Stream “Small Gorges” / Shiplocks- Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. (Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the Daning River or Shennong Stream, which have their own attractive gorges.) In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)
Day 3
Three Gorges Dam / Yichang - Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam in Xiling Gorge; it is the largest dam in the world. (B, L, D)
Day 4
Wuhan - Afternoon excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. (B, L, D)
Day 5
Jiuhuashan - Full day excursion to Jiuhuashan or “Mountain of the Nine Lotuses”, one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The one hundred square kilometer area is known for its quiet beauty, which includes ridges and peaks, winding paths, waterfalls, streams and ancient temples. (Huangshan or “Yellow Mountain” may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Jiuhuashan.) (B, L, D)
Day 6
Nanjing - Visit Nanjing, where you will tour the Sun Yat–sen Memorial and a Qing Dynasty style bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. (B, L, D)
Day 7
Arrive Shanghai - 8:00am: Arrive Shanghai, China’s dynamic international commercial center. (B)

Cabins Info

Standard Cabin
Number of cabin: 149
Area: 20.87㎡
Bed size: 2.0m*0.9
Balcony: 2.5㎡
Deluxe Cabin
Number of cabin: 35
Area: 30.98㎡
Bed size: 2.0m*0.9
Balcony: 3.5㎡ 
Executive Cabin
Number of cabin: 3
Area: 39.78㎡
Bed size: 2.0m*1.8
Balcony: 5.2㎡
Shangri-la Suite
Number of cabin: 2
Area: 54.6㎡
Bed size: 2.0m*1.8
Balcony: 9㎡

Deckplans Info


Cruise Dates Cabin Type Price Per Person
Every Sat.
Cabin with balcony on main deck
Every Sat.
Cabin with balcony on main deck


Price Inclusions:
• Entrance fees: for land excursions listed in the itinerary, unless optional.
• Meals: three daily meals on the ship, unless otherwise stated.
• Cabin accommodation as specified when booking, including overnight accommodation for morning departure (except Victoria Cruises from Chongqing to Shanghai).
• Shore excursions include: Shibaozhai, Small Gorges/Goddess Stream, Three Gorges Dam site.
• Government taxes

Price Exclusions:
• Transfers: between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in arrival/departure cities.
• Personal Expenses: all expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, faxes, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals that are not included in the itinerary.
• Single room supplement if you want to stay in one cabin (usually two berth) on your own.
• Not Including Optional Excursions offered on-board (pending river conditions) Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Tribe of the Three Gorges (payable on-board).
• Compulsory tipping to cruise, CNY150/person.

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