Yangtze River Cruise Tour Extension 4/5 Days


Yichang, Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Site, Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Chongqing

NOW AVAILABLE – Executive Service packages aboard China Goddess 2, President Prime, President 7 & 8, and Victoria Cruise ships. See below for details.

Tour Highlights:

  • Relax aboard a cruise along the majestic Yangtze River
  • Marvel at the scale of the massive engineering achievement of the Three Gorges Dam
  • Paddle up tranquil Shennong Stream, named for a mythical sage-emperor of ancient China
  • Visit the scenic two-centuries-old 'Precious Stone Fortress' – Shibaozhai
  • Enjoy a range of Optional Activities and shore visits should you desire

Relax as you cruise along the majestic Yangtze River and discover the dramatic gorges, mountain villages and breathtaking scenery.

A Yangtze River cruise is the thrill of a lifetime. You will enjoy the stunning picturesque scenery and amazing natural beauty of the famed Three Gorges: Qutang , Wu, and Xiling, while exploring historical relics and ancient cultural sites along the mighty river.

Enjoy shore excursions to explore the fascinating history and tranquil landscapes of the region, including the spectacle of Fengdu Ghost City, a peculiar site that contains statues of demons and ghosts that roam the after-world; the fun of drifting through Shennong Stream, which offers clear running waters, picturesque rock formations, and monkeys and goats along its banks; and the wonder of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest.

A Yangtze River cruise is a visual delight, full of pleasant surprises and many treasures waiting to be discovered. The images will stay with you long after you have returned home.

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2018 Price Per Person Single Supplement
Contact us for availability From $950 $750

Package Inclusions:

  • 3/4 nights (downstream/upstream) standard cabin with private balcony (twin share only, cruise ship subject to change) aboard China Goddess 2, President 7, Yangtze 2 (2018) or Victoria Jenna/Victoria Sophia (2019)
  • 3 shore excursions aboard Yangtze River Cruise (subject to change and favourable local conditions)
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Special Banquet)
  • Internal flights (operated by a local carrier)
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Entrance fees to selected scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guides

Package Exclusions:

  • Prepaid tipping: $50
  • China visa application fees
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Optional recommended excursions
  • Optional tour extensions
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated

Executive Service Package Inclusions:

China Goddess 1 & 2 – $100

  • Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks at happy hour in the afternoon
  • All meals at VIP restaurant and optional a la carte meals will be available at extra cost
  • Free drinks before dinner
  • Free visit to the bridge, get the signature and take a photo with the captain
  • Express check in and check out
  • Room turn-down service
  • Welcome fruit basket in cabin
  • VIP area reserved for evening entertainment
  • Free sauna, and optional Chinese medical foot massage (at extra cost)
  • 2 hours free internet for each sailing

President 7, 8, & Prime – $100

  • Coffee, tea and snacks at happy hour in afternoon
  • All meals at VIP restaurant. Optional a la carte meals will be available but paid separately
  • Free drinks before dinner
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Express check in and check out
  • Room turn-down service
  • Welcome fruit basket in cabin
  • VIP area reserved for evening entertainment
  • Free sauna and swimming
  • 2 Hours free internet for each sailing

Victoria Cruises – $150

  • Complimentary wi-fi service in the Executive Lounge and Lobby areas
  • Complimentary regular laundry service before 10AM every day (Maximum of four pieces/person/dayday, not available on embarkation & disembarkation days)
  • Complimentary shoe shine service
  • Diet soda included for lunch and dinner service
  • Complimentary house wine and beer offerings at dinner
  • Beverage service available daily in Executive Lounge incl. cookies, soft drinks, tea & coffee
  • Afternoon Happy Hour an hour before dinner (house wine, beer, and soda). Note: No Happy Hour on the second day
  • You may choose which dining room you prefer for your meals—downstairs buffet for all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), or upstairs on Deck 6 for buffet breakfast and lunch, a la carte for dinner.

All prices, itineraries, airlines, hotels and cruise ships are subject to availability and change without prior notice. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar standard and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure the smooth running of the tour. Passengers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not deviate from the set itinerary. The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land. Please check all information before booking. By booking, you accept all Booking Conditions.

This morning fly to the port city of Yichang, the starting point of our Yangtze River Cruise for the next four nights. After dinner, we board the cruise and receive an introduction on cruise events and onboard activities.
Arr/Dept Events
19:00-20:00 Board the ship at Yichang Dock
24:00 Departs Yichang
Today, your cruise enters the Xiling Gorge. Named for Mount Xiling, this is the longest of the Three Gorges. In fact, Xiling Gorge comprises four smaller gorges with rather poetic names; Precious Sword, Horse Lung & Ox Liver, Soundless Bell, and Shadow Play.
Arr/Dept Events
08:00 Briefing on the cruise
08:00-09:00 Passing the Xiling Gorge (East Part)
09:00-11:00 Shore excursion: Three Gorges Dam Site
11:00-13:00 Shore excursion: Visit Ba and Tujia ethnic minorities of the Three Gorges. Experience a charming reenactment of traditional life ways in a peaceful hillside village setting (optional)
13:30-15:30 Passing the Three Gorges Dam
16:00 Sail through the 5-stage shiplock or take the ship lift
18:00 Captain’s Welcome Dinner
20:00 Evening entertainment
Arr/Dept Events
06:30 Breakfast
08:00-12:00 Shore excursion: Shennong Stream
13:30-17:00 Sail through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge
17:30 Shore excursion: White Emperor City (optional, river conditions permitting)
Arr/Dept Events
07:00 Breakfast
08:30-10:30 Shore excursion: Shibaozhai Pagoda
10:30-12:30 Shore excursion: Fengdu Ghost City (optional)
14:00-16:00 Lectures
18:00 Farewell Dinner
After breakfast, disembark from our cruise in the port city of Chongqing at 9am. Transfer to the airport for a connecting flight via an intermediate city to Australia.
Arrive in Australia.