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Spring Getaway ! Yangtze River Cruise Relaxation & Memories Tour with 5 Star Luxury Cruise
   
Tour Code: STS-CN-007 Price per person from: RMB 4,880
Departure Date: Daily Departure Click for Price Details
   
 
Summary:

There is an old saying - "On a slow boat to China" - Well, why not relax on a slow boat on the beautiful Yangtze River. A Yangtze River Cruise will take you through the cradle of China, while giving you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. Besides, the Yangtze Cruise could slow your pace and slow your mind on a leisurely trip to let you embrace this picturesque with wide-open eyes.

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Tour Dates Destinations Today's Activities Meals Include

Spring Getaway ! Yangtze Relaxation and Memories Tour, 5 Star Luxury Cruise
4 days/3 nights


Flight schedule
Day 01 HU7161  Beijing- Chongqing  1330 1610
Day 04
 HU7110  Yichang- Beijing   1655 1900

Tour Itinerary ( downstream )
Day 1 : Beijing- Chongqing ( L )
Flight to Chongqing and meet your guide at the airport.
Transfer to Chongqing Pier.
Boarding of the cruise vessel in the evening.
Later in the evening your cruise director will give an introduction about the cruise vessel and the facilities on board.
Overnight on vessel, the 5 star Luxury Regal Cruise.

Day 2 : Day sailing (B,L,D)
At 8am. as the cruise leaves Chongqing, your memorable Yangtze river tour begins. At 8:30 you will have a safety, orientation & river briefing. From which you will learn the geography & river lore of China. After lunch, disembark at Fengdu, the "Ghost City" for an excursion. -Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats. Around 20:30 captain's
welcome party presents Chinese folk dancing and music performance.
Overnight on vessel.

Day 3 : Day sailing Visit Lesser Three Gorges (B,L,D)
Today, begin the passage with Qutang Gorge, the shortest and the grandest of the Three Gorges. Later you will pass the Wu Gorge with its famous lofty and misty peaks. Disembark at Badong
for an excursion to the Shennong Stream, the trip features natural beauty and an exciting boat ride drifting along the crystal stream. The pea boat allows you to experience a speedy adventure and have a close look at massy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient coffins and precious animals. The unique songs of the local Tujia people are very impressive. Continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge, pass the five- step ship lock. Dock overnight at Sandouping, close to the three Gorges Dam.
Overnight on vessel

Day 4 : Yichang- Beijing (B)
After breakfast, visit the new, and still under construction, three Gorges Dam Site. --Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities. Afterwards pass the eastern section of Xiling Gorge, arrive in Yichang. We will disembark, our private driver will meet you at the pier and transferred to the airport fly back to Beijing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Package  Cost:

Cruise Name: Regal Cruise (5 star)

Adult: RMB 4,880 per person

 

Children's discount:
Yes, child's discount is available. All trips have different payment deadlines depending on the destination and dates of travel. We will contact you by email in the weeks before the trip to let you know the deadline.
Late booking will probably result in higher fees.

  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Including Feature:
* Round trip economy class air ticket ( Air tax- RMB140 NOT included)
* Return transfer between airport and pier both in Chongqing and Yichang

* Accommodation onboard cruise based on twin-share cabin
* Daily meals as specified (B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
* Yangtze Cruise on share excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
* English speaking tour guide in all the tourist sites mentioned above
* Admission fees for all sightseeings
* Government tax and service charge.

 

 

 

Exclusions:
* Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (e.g.Telephone, laundry)
* Personal travel insurance
* Personal expenses
* Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
* Meals other than those mentioned above
* Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above

Yichang

Get around

There are lots of buses. The town is not that big so going by foot is an option. If you want to go to the Three Visitors Cave take bus 10 leaving at the main Square (hourly or half hourly). A taxi ride out there is ¥10-20.

Taxis may or may not use the meter, if you stay in the downtown limits, rides should not exceed ¥10.

See

*  Three Gorges Dam. The largest dam in the world.  

*  Three Visitors Cave and Park, (On a peninsula outside the city). The Cave contains some poetry engraved in stone, not very big though but has a nice little story to it. The surrounding park has a view of the Yangze River as well as some old military defense walls, Sino-Japanese war memorial stones, river viewing pavillion and some ancient city remains. The walk around the park has lots of steps and is pretty decent, good relaxing spot. ¥48.  

*  Three Gorges Village, (On the edge of the Xiling gorge, about 20km west of Yichang downtown, bus 10-1 will take you there in about 30 minutes). Has an amazing view of the river. The theme park style site features ancient Yangtze tracker's remind, a natural karst cave like an under-earth palace. This site is very popular among Chinese, but very few Western travelers know this place. A day tour will cover all interesting sites at this area. It is suggested that you leave in the morning. ¥120.  

Do

Yangtze River Cuises

There are many luxury Yangtze cruises sailing between Yichang and Chongqing lasting three nights downstream and four nights upstream. The cruise fare usually includes shore excursions (Fengdu, Shennong Stream/Lesser Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam) and all meals on-board the ship except the dinner of the check-in day.

*  Dragon Cruisers, +86 717 8860467, Each ship has weekly departures from each of Yichang and Chongqing from mid March to mid November. Operates Emperor, Dragon, Three Kingdoms and Serenity, which are all five star ships. Includes shore excursions at Fengdu Ghost City, White Shennong Stream (only downstream), Lesser Three Gorges (only upstream), Three Gorges Dam as well as on board entertainment.  

*  New Century Cruises,

*  Orient Royal Cruise (东方皇家旅游船; Dōngfānghuángjiā Lǚyóuchuán), Operates East King and Yangzi Explorer. Rates at homepage start at $760 for East King (plus $70 for shore excursions) and $1,400 for Yangzi Explorer.  

*  Presidient Cruises,

*  Regal China Cruises (中国皇家公主号; Zhōngguó Huángjiāgōngzhǔhào).  

*  Victoria Cruises,

*  Viking River Cruises,

Other

*  Bungie Jump, Besides the Three Visitors Cave (Xialaoxi Bridge). You can bungie jump near the Three Visitors Cave, though not recommended as the construction looks really old and badly maintained.  

Buy

*  Yiling Square. The center of Yichang, a Greenland covers 55,200 square meters. You can shop around this area.  

*  International Trade Building (Guomao), (In walking distance to the railway station). A 6-floor department store. On the first floor there is a huge super market, you can buy wine, food, and daily use stuff.  

*  Beishan Convenience Store. Yichang's 7/11 store. There is a lot of branches downtown, including one at Erma Road which is open 24 hours a day.