Downstream 4 days & 3 nights (Chongqing - Yichang)
Board Victoria Cruises vessel which departs from Chongqing.
First stop is either Fengdu, known as the "Ghost City," or Wanxian, or Shibaozhai (depending on river conditions). Afterwards, return to the ship and sail towards the magnificent Three Gorges.
All day sailing --- Briefings & other events onboard
Enter the Qutang Gorge. Victoria cruise ship cautiously pilots its way through the narrow course. At Wushan, disembark the ship and board smaller vessels in order to explore either the Daning River or Shennong Stream. Reboard the ship and sail through the Wu Gorge.
Sails through the Xiling Gorge which is the longest and historically the most dangerous of the Three Gorges. Proceed to the massive Dam and disembark for a tour of this engineering marvel at Sandouping Village.
Arrive Yichang – Disembarkation.
Upstream 5 days & 4 nights (Yichang - Chongqing)
Board Victoria Cruises vessel which departs from Yichang.
The day begins with a morning excursion to the enormous and controversial Three Gorges Dam. Its completion in 2009 has created new sights and sceneries while submerging others. Re-board in the afternoon and sail through the ship locks and then on to breathtakingly beautiful Xiling Gorge.
At Wushan, disembark the ship and board small vessels to navigate either Daning River or Shennong Stream. The small ships are an ideal way to experience this tributary of the Yangtze. In the afternoon, re-board and pass through the soaring peaks of Qutang Gorge.
Today's shore excursion is to the fabled "City of Ghosts" Fengdu, or Wanxian, or "the Pearl of Yangtze" Shibaozhai, largely depending on the river condition.
After breakfast, disembark the ship in Chongqing.