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Departure: March ~ November. Start from Chongqing or Yichang

Cruiser Description

Victoria Sophia also called Prince, 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.

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.
Multi-lingual international Cruise Directors and local River Guides deliver lectures on history and culture, and Yangtze River;
Attend lessons on: Tai Chi, painting, calligraphy, and kite-flying
Learn Mandarin language; Acupuncture demonstrations.  Play mahjong in the Game Room;
View a wide variety of closed-circuit China movies in your cabin;
Western or Chinese massage, facials, and hairdresser in Beauty Salon; Single-seating in Dynasty Dining Hall  includes: full American buffet breakfast, buffet lunch with Western and Chinese selections, evening banquets with Chinese delicacies and Western dishes; complimentary coffee, tea, cold drinks with each meal, local beer included with lunch & dinner.
Captain's welcome cocktail party and farewell banquet
Live entertainment in Yangtze Club featuring traditional performing arts  and cultural costume shows; DJ Disco dancing nightly

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1  Chongqing

no meal  Sophia

Embarkation at Chao Tian Men Dock #5, Chongqing. Check in between 18:00 to 20:30.
Set sail from Chongqing at  21:00. Safety briefing at 21:15.

Day 2  Fengdu, Shibaozhai

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia

Early bird coffee and tea from 6:30 to 7:00. Meanwhile, practice Tai Chi exercise.  Have buffet breakfast (7:00-8:30). Join the activities on the ship or take an optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City at 9:00 (CNY295 per person,2.5 hours), which is known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.
Have buffet lunch at 12:00.
At 16:00, take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”.The visiting time is about 2 hours.
Then there will be a Captain's Welcome Reception. Buffet dinner from 19:00 to 20:30.
Watch Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show at 21:00.

Day 3  Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia

Early bird coffee&tea and Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast (7:00-8:30). Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City (CNY295 per person, 7:30-10:15), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. Meanwhile, various activities are available on the cruise.

At around 10:45, sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge.

Have buffet lunch at 12:00.

Enjoy the scenery of Wu Gorge at 12:45. The character Wu in Wu Gorge means witch, which is named after the Wu County in Chongqing municipality and represents the mysterious scenery in this Gorge. In fact, Wu Gorge is considered as the most beautiful and elegant gorge among the three gorges. The most famous scenic spot in Wu gorge is the goddess peak, where on the peak, there is a goddess stone.

In the afternoon, take a boat to visit Goddess Stream (3 hours).

In the evening, there will be a Captain's Farewell Banquet. Later, enjoy Crew cabaret on the cruise.

Day 4  Yichang

breakfast included

Buffet breakfast in the morning.

At 8:15, take a boat to go through the ship lock with a ship lift. It is the largest of its kind in the world, capable of lifting ships of up to 3,000 tons. It is nearly the height of a 40-story building, with a water volume equivalent to 4 Olympic swimming pools. It takes only 40 minutes to travel a vertical distance of 113 meters (370 feet).

After the amazing experience of "water lift", shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. Three Gorges Dam lies in the south bank, a town named San Dou Ping. This town is a core area for visitors' observing the Three Gorge Dams.
After that, head for Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal. That's the end of the tour.

Day 1  Yichang

no meal  Sophia

Meet at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal (18:00-20:00). Then take a shuttle bus to Maoping pier (suburb of Yichang) for embarkation.

Safety briefing at 21:15.

Day 2  Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Tribe, Three Gorges Dam 

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia

Early bird coffee&tea and Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast (7:00-8:30).

At 8:15, take a boat to go through the ship lock with a ship lift. It is the largest of its kind in the world, capable of lifting ships of up to 3,000 tons. It is nearly the height of a 40-story building, with a water volume equivalent to 4 Olympic swimming pools. It takes only 40 minutes to travel a vertical distance of 113 meters (370 feet).

After the amazing experience of "water lift", shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. Three Gorges Dam lies in the south bank, a town named San Dou Ping. This town is a core area for visitors' observing the Three Gorge Dams.

Buffet lunch at noon.

In the afternoon, join activities on the cruise or take an optional shore excursion to Three Gorges Tribe or Hometown of Quyuan(CNY295 per person).

At about 17:15, sail through Xiling Gorge, which is best known for its numerous shoals and turbulent torrents. It is the longest gorge among the Three Gorges.

Then there will be a Captain's Welcome Reception. Buffet dinner from 19:00 to 20:30.
Watch Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show at 21:00.

Day 3  Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream, Qutang Gorge

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia

Early bird coffee&tea and Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast (7:00 - 8:30).

Sail through Wu Gorge at 7:00. The character Wu in Wu Gorge means witch, which is named after the Wu County in Chongqing municipality and represents the mysterious scenery in this Gorge. In fact, Wu Gorge is considered as the most beautiful and elegant gorge among the three gorges.

At about 8:45, transfer to a boat to visit Shennong Stream(4 hours).

Buffet lunch after the shore excursion.

In the afternoon at 14:45, sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge.

Later join activities on the cruise or take an optional shore excursion to White Emperor City(CNY295 per person).

Buffet dinner from 19:00 to 20:30.

Enjoy Cabaret show at 21:00.

Day 4 Shibaozhai, Fengdu

breakfast + lunch + dinner included Sophia

Early bird coffee&tea and Tai Chi exercise from 6:30 to 7:00. Have buffet breakfast (7:00-8:15).

Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai (8:00-10:00), with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”.

Buffet lunch begins at 12:00.
At 14:00,  there will be an optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City(CNY295 per person), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.
Captain's Farewell Banquet at 19:00.

Day 5 Chongqing

breakfast included

Buffet breakfast in the morning. Check out at 7:30 and disembark at 8:00 in Chongqing. That's the end of the tour.

Superior Cabin      Area: 19.60㎡  Floor: 2, 3, 4, 5

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Executive Suite      Area: 27.34㎡  Floor: 3, 4, 5

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Deluxe Suite      Area: 42.53㎡  Floor: 3

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President Suite      Area: 57.80㎡  Floor: 3

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6F: Pinnacle Deck
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5F: Observation Deck
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4F: Bridge Deck
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3F: Promenade Deck
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2F: Main Deck
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Facilities

  • Safety Deposit
  • Beauty Salon
  • Observation Deck
  • Gym
  • Health Clinic
  • Sauna
  • Children's Playground
  • Library
  • Bar/Cafe
  • Free Mineral Water
  • Massage
  • Business Center
  • Shops
  • Card Room
  • Live Entertainment
  • Conference Hall
  • Television
  • Jacuzzi
  • Games Room
  • Disco
  • Smoking Room
  • Chinese and Western Restaurant
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Multifunction Hall
  • Karaoke
  • Wheelchair
  • Life Jackets

Service

  • Laundry Service
  • Internet
  • Photography
  • Shore Excursions Tour Guide
  • Learning Mahjong
  • Shopping
  • Welcome Performance
  • Spa
  • Medical Care
  • Karaoke
  • Beauty Salon
  • Broadcast of Itinerary
  • Carrying Luggage
Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Cruise accommodations based on one standard bed per person at basic floor.
Daily meals as list.
Shore excursions specified in the itinerary.
Tips (CNY 150/person).
Optional sightseeing as mentioned above.
Room upgrading fee: CNY 300 per person for each floor.
Personal expenses such as laundry, pay TV and so on.
Personal accident insurance.
Note:
There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .
If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger.
How to Book?
You can book online or by email, tell us your flight number/ arrival time to Chongqing or Yichang, or the hotel you stay in either city, we will pick you up from the airport(or hotel) to the cruiser. you will receive our confirmation email and voucher after your booking.
Price per person Inquiry or
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov,Dec) : $391 (2,500CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin, Peak season(April,May,Sep,Oct) : $438 (2,800CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Deluxe Suite, : $1,860 (11,885CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Executive Suite, : $986 (6,300CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Shangri-La Suite, : $2,281 (14,578CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov,Dec) : $391 (2,500CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, Peak season(April,May,Sep,Oct) : $438 (2,800CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Deluxe Suite, : $1,860 (11,885CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Executive Suite, : $986 (6,300CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, President Suite, : $2,281 (14,578CNY)
Optional Activities: then click "Book Now".
Airport Pick-up Service (Minimum two persons), to Hotel or Cruiser : +$31 (200CNY)
Airport Pickup Service, Transfer to Hotel, or to Cruiser (Single Person) : +$63 (400CNY)

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The cruise Jangtze Gold 2 is very confortable, nice room, elegant ship new, the staff is professional and We was few occidental people but the have a lot of regards for our need. The period was very crowded for national week in China, but all was in perfect time. For our experience the three gorges are not .. More
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Question: Inquiry about ,http://chinatour.net/victoria-sophia-cruiser-yangtze-river-three-gorges-tour, Start from ,Yichang to Chongquin,We want travel =ctober 29, we ask if we can pay like a low season more..
Answer asked by Carlos, 10/08/2017
Dear Carlos Castellot, Thank you for your email to Chinatour,Net Victoria: Sophia Cruiser departs from Chongqing to Yichang on Oct 28th. What is your travel date and itinerary? 2017-10-29 Yichang -> Chongqing: Victoria Selina Cruiser Oct is peak season of Yangtze Cruiser. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Rega more..
Question: Inquiry about ,Do we have choice of cruiser if we embark our cruiser at Yichang on 5 April 2016? Start from ,Yichang,We arrive in Yichang on 5 April 2016 on bullet train about 11am. Is train station very far from cruiser? If so can you pick us up and if so any charges? Which is best side of cruiser for best viewing , more..
Answer asked by Wayne, 01/21/2016
Dear Wayne, , and we can arrange one of below cruiser for you from Yichang on Apr 5th, and it takes 5 days 4 nights from Yichang to Chongqing, and please take a look the price below, and all of them need pay the tips at 150CNY per person on the cruiser.   Tuesday Victoria: So more..
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Hello, For Down-stream Cruiser from Chongqing to Yichang on Nov 18th, we have Victoria Katarina Available at 2,680CNY ($425) Per Person or Yangtze Gold Cruiser at 2,920CNY ($462) Per Person. http://chinatour.net/victoria-katarina-cruiser-yangtze-river-cruiser-tour.html http://chin more..
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