Shanghai, Nanjing, Yichang, Fengdu, Chengdu & Hong Kong
This excellent tour offers you an unforgettable luxury Yangtze River Cruise. It also offers you the perfect opportunity to experience the ancient cities of China while also including the modern metropolis of Shanghai. Finishing your tour in Hong Kong allows you to continue your exploration of the East or get some rest and relaxation before heading home dreaming of your next holiday! Limited departures are available to ensure your cruise travels at the optimum time for your enjoyment.
Day 01: Depart Australia – Arrive Shanghai (-/-/-)
Board your morning flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai or similar for three nights stay.
Day 02: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Enjoy a tour of Shanghai City including the Bund, People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Chenghuang Market Old Town, and Xin Tian Di Up Market area. After dinner, travel to the World Financial Centre for a panoramic view of Shanghai at night.
Day 03: Shanghai (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free day in Shanghai or take an optional tour to visit the nearby garden city of Suzhou and its classical Chinese gardens and the famous silk mill.
Day 04: Shanghai – Nanjing (B/L/D)
After breakfast, catch the high-speed rail to Nanjing and enjoy a full day sightseeing this ancient capital. A tour of the city includes The Ming Dynasty City Wall Museum and a Qing Dynasty style bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. Stay overnight at the Sheraton Nanjing or similar.
Day 05: Nanjing – Yichang (B/-/D)
After breakfast, free until transfer to railway station for your highspeed train to Yichang. You will be taken to enjoy a local dinner, before embarking on a four night upstream cruise along the Yangtze. (The cruise excursion itinerary is subject to change)
Day 06: Ship Lock – Three Gorges Dam – Xiling Gorge (B/L/D)
Take an off-ship trip aboard a specially designed passenger boat through the world’s largest ship lock with ship lift. Visit the Three Gorges Dam with the world’s largest power station. After reboarding the ship, sail through the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges, the Xiling Gorge.
*Optional excursion to the Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore offers an insight in to life as a local (river conditions permitting)
Day 07: Small Gorges – Wu Gorge – Qutang Gorge (B/L/D)
Enjoy another off-ship excursion through Goddess Stream (conditions permitting, Shennong Stream may be substituted if river conditions aren’t favourable). Sail through the beauty of Wu Gorge, with steep cliffs, mystical mists, and mountainous forest.
*Optional excursion to White Emperor City to view cultural and historical relics, as well as the Kui Gate of Qutang Gorge (river conditions permitting)
Day 08: Shibaozhai (B/L/D)
Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai and ‘The Pearl of the Yangtze’. An alternate excursion to Fengdu (new relocation village) may be substituted depending on river conditions.
*Optional excursion to Fengdu’s ‘Ghost City’ to see the haunting statues of Mingshan Hill (river conditions permitting)
Day 09: Chongqing (B/L/-)
Arrive in picturesque Chongqing in the morning, disembark after breakfast and transfer downtown to start your city tour including a visit to the Erlin Park, People’s Hall, and Three Gorges Museum. After a Sichuan Style Hot Pot lunch, tour to the ancient Ciqikou Town, Huguang Guild Hall, and Guild Halls, the largest complex south of the Yangtze River. Stay overnight at the Hilton Chongqing or similar.
Day 10: Chongqing – Chengdu (B/L/-)
Spend the morning at leisure until boarding your express train to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province. After lunch, travel out of town to visit the Panda Breeding Centre where you can see the Giant Panda and Little Panda. Check in to the Hilton Hotel or similar for two nights stay.
Day 11: Chengdu (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the Sichuan Cuisine Museum for a cooking class demonstration. Back in Chengdu in the afternoon you will visit Jingli Ancient Street, Kuanzhai Alley and Takooli upmarket area. For dinner enjoy an authentic Sichuan style set menu. An optional Face Changing cultural show can be arranged for tonight if time permits.
Day 12: Chengdu – Hong Kong (B/-/-)
Free at your leisure after breakfast until transfer to airport for your flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, transfer to your downtown hotel for 3 nights stay.
Day 13: Hong Kong (B/-/-)
Enjoy free time in Hong Kong. Shop till you drop or wander Victoria Harbour. Take phone at Golden Bauhinia Square, enjoy a boat ride at Aberdeen Fishing Village, or travel by Star Ferry to the other side of the city. Alternatively you could book a day trip to Macau and watch the famous House of Dancing Water Show.
Day 14: Hong Kong (B/-/-)
Enjoy breakfast before seeing the sights that you missed yesterday. Take a double decker bus ride and enjoy a Cantonese lunch.
Day 15: Depart Hong Kong (B/-/-)
After breakfast, enjoy your last day in Hong Kong at your leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight.
Day 16: Arrive Australia (-/-/-)
Arrive home in the morning after the experience of a lifetime!
Number of Days 16
Price From $5085
27th March – 11th April
17th April – 2nd May*
8th May – 23rd May
22nd May – 6th June
19th June – 4th July*
28th August – 12th September
25th September – 10th October*
9th October – 24th October*
30th October – 14th November
20th November – 5th December
18th March – 2nd April*
8th April – 23rd April*
*Peak season surcharges apply from $300 per person
Return international economy class airfares with full service airlines (including from China to Hong Kong)
Tipping for guide and driver
1st class High-speed rail tickets: Shanghai – Nanjing – Yichang, Chongqing – Chengdu
Most meals as indicated
5* accommodation with buffet breakfast, 4* in Hong Kong
5* luxury Victoria Cruise Balcony cabin
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide
Compulsory service charge from RMB150/person ($30) payable upon boarding
(Fully Inclusive Twin Share)
From $5,085 per person Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide flying Cathay Pacific or Qantas.
Adelaide departures may involve domestic add-on ticket at extra cost.
Single Room Supplement from $1,585pp
Land Only Including Tipping from $4,385pp (14 Nights)