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Victoria Sophia

9 Days Yangtze cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing

  • Tour Code: YC-Sophia-U
  • 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: Shanghai to Chongqing
9 days/8 nights upstream itinerary

Day 1
Depart Shanghai - 12:00 noon: Sail today from Shanghai, China’s dynamic international commercial center. (L, D)
Day 2
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 3
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 4
Wuhan - Evening excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. (Depending on arrival time, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the JiangHan Pedestrian Street, which contains hundreds of establishments, including food shops, retail stores and theatres.) (B, L, D)
Day 5
Sailing on the Yangtze River (B, L, D)
Day 6
Yichang / Xiling Gorge / Three Gorges Dam / Ship Locks - This morning, sail through Gezhou Dam near Yichang. In the afternoon, visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Later today, enter the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (B, L, D)
Day 7
Wu Gorge / Qutang Gorge / Shennong Stream “Small Gorges” - Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forestcovered mountains. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. Take an excursion through the Shennong Stream Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. (Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the Daning River or Goddess Stream, which have their own attractive gorges.) Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)
Day 8
Fengdu - 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. (B, L, D)
Day 9
Arrive Chongqing - 8:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City” (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
Scheduled Tue
Cabin with balcony on main deck
Scheduled Tue
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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