Yangtze & Three Gorges Holidays

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Day 1: Shanghai

Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your journey of a lifetime through the Orient! When you arrive at Shanghai airport our local guide and driver await to transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure.

Day 2: Shanghai - Yangtze & Three Gorges

If your boat has a late departure, this morning your guide will take you on an excursion to Tianzifang also known as Taikang Road. Here you will explore the nooks and crannies of the intricate lanes lined with old shikumen houses, trendy bars, artist haunts and more. After, we transfer to the pier for embarkation of the cruise the ship sails to Nanjing. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 3: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Enjoy the cruises half day excursion to Nanjing. Highlights include, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty style bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. The cruise then sails for Huangshan ("Yellow Mountain"). Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 4: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Enjoy the cruises organised excursion to Yellow Mountain Scenic Area which usually would include a cable car to the mountain. Enjoy spectacular views of the peaks including Shixin Peak, Lion Peak, Refreshing Terrace and Monkey gazing at the Sea Peak. Returning in the evening to your cruise. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 5: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Sailing to Wuhan today we enjoy the cruises excursion to the Guqin Terrace, which surrounded by water on three sides is set in some very beautiful scenery. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 6: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Sit back and relax enjoy sailing the Yangtze River. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 7: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Today the cruise arrives at Yichang. Today we sail through Gezhou Dam and then enjoy an early afternoon visit to the Three Gorges Dam site. Continue to sail through Three Gorges Dam ship locks thereafter. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 8: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Today you sail through the beautiful Wu Gorge. Stepping of the big cruise ship you embark smaller boats to see the Daning River Small Gorges. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Day 9: Yangtze & Three Gorges

This morning a shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the "Ghost City" on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village for families who were moved as result of the Yangtze's rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam construction quite a controversial issue. Sailing to Chongqing. Overnight Victoria cruise Sophia.

Colourful rock facade

Day 10: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Chengdu

Disembarking at 08:00 am our local guide meets you and transfers you to the station and assists with embarking the high speed train in first class to Chengdu. Arriving into Chengdu, our local team awaits to transfer you to your hotel.

The Big Buddha

Day 11: Chengdu

Today a visit to the Wuhou Memorial Temple, the Jinsha Ruin, Jinli Old Street where we stop at a classic Chinese Tea House, Du Fu Thatched Cottage and then Kuan-zhai Lane to see the night scene that springs to life in the evening.

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 12: Chengdu

Today a short drive out of town takes you to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. China’s Giant Pandas are considered the most endangered mammal on the planet. The afternoon highlights include the Sanxingdui Archeological Site and Museum and the tranquil Wenshu Monastery.

Chinese opera

Day 13: Chengdu

An hour’s drive to the north west leads you to the ancient city of Dujiangyan. It was here, in 256 BC that provincial governor Li Bing set up the Dujiangyan Irrigation Scheme. Tour the dam site, view the Anlan Suspension Bridge and the Dragon Taming Temple. Later, we visit Qingcheng Mountain with it's gorgeous scenery, cave temples and pavilions.

Peace statue

Day 14: Chengdu

Driving to Leshan our morning is spent exploring the the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dafo (Great Buddha), which is carved into the red sandstone face of Lingyun Hill overlooking the treacherous confluence of the Min, Qingyi and Dadu rivers below it. Later we visit Huanglongxi which is an ancient town with a history of more than 1,700 years. Situated in Shuangliu County, 30 kilometers southeast from Chengdu, it is greatly admired by visitors for its beautiful natural scenery and ancient Chinese culture.

Day 15: Chengdu

Sadly it is farewell today, we will transfer you to the Chengdu airport in time for your flight home.

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