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5 Days Hong Kong Yangtze Cruise Tour

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Take a thrilling trip to Hong Kong, experiencing its modernity at Victoria Peak, its romance at Repulse Bay and its old lifestyle at Aberdeen. Then stir up your blood in the "spicy" Chongqing, with visits to the lovely ones at Chongqing Zoo & to the traditional local life at Ciqikou Old Town. Your excitement will rise to the peak when you are cruising all the way down along the majestic Yangtze River! The Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam and many other attractions await your exploration.

Experiencing both modern and traditional life in Hong Kong & Chongqing

Cruising along the magnificent Yangtze River through the Three Gorges & visiting Three Gorges Dam

Day 1 Hong Kong - Chongqing, Transfer by Flight
Today's Activities Start a half-day tour around Hong Kong Island after you are picked up by our local guide at your downtown hotel. Today's play list: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen.

To take the whole Hong Kong into your eyes, Victoria Peak is surely a vantage point. Take the tram to the top and fill your eyes with the prosperous views of Hong Kong, including the beautiful Victoria Harbor.

Then move to Repulse Bay, where you can set your bare foot on the soft and delicate golden sand by the sapphire-blue sea and enjoy a romantic & joyful mood.

Withdrawing from the booming metropolis, let's step into the old Hong Kong in Aberdeen. This old fishing village is like a miniature of what Hong Kong used to be more than 100 years ago. Here in Aberdeen you will find that traditional lifestyle is well maintained despite the modernization of the city. You can also be ready for a great treat of attractive legendary stories in this traditional village!

Later you will be sent to the airport for a flight to Chongqing, a "spicy" city on the bank of Yangtze River.
Highlights
Hong Kong Overview from Victoria Peak Hong Kong Repulse Bay Hong Kong Aberdeen          
Overview from Victoria Peak Gentleness of Repulse Bay Old Hong Kong at Aberdeen          
Day 2 Chongqing - Cruise Ship Boarding (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Start your day in Chongqing city with a visit to Chongqing Zoo, the largest zoo in southwest China housing over 1,000 birds and 230 species of animals, including the lovely giant pandas! Meet with these charming animals and whistle a joyful melody along way.

Then move your steps to Eling Park on top of Eling Mountain, where you can take in the whole city skyline into your eyes as well as the gorgeous views of Yangtze River and Jialing River.

After that, you'll have a tour to Ciqikou Old Town (Porcelain Village) to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local people. This little town can trace back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644A.D.) and still keeps its tradition at most.

When the evening starts to fall, it's about time you boarded the cruise ship. A wonderful voyage is waiting for you! Ready?
Highlights
Chongqing Zoo Pandas Eling Park Ciqikou Old Town          
Chongqing Zoo Pandas Chongqing city view from Eling Park Local life at Ciqikou Old Town          
Day 3 Yangtze River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities Wake up bright and marvel at the great Yangtze River! This world's 3rd and China's 1st longest river welcomes you with all its grand landscapes. Also spend some time for a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, satisfying your curiosity about this special ghost culture.

Various free activities will be held onboard for your entertainment, including welcoming banquet and dancing shows.

(Note: Different cruise offers different activities, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Fashion Show, Music Salon, etc.)
Highlights
Yangtze River Chinese Instrumental Music Show Fengdu Ghost City          
Yangtze River Cruise Chinese Instrumental Music Show Fengdu Ghost City          
Day 4 Yangtze River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities Keep voyaging along the Yangtze River through the verdant mountains and rugged cliffs. Get past the famous Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Qutang Gorge offers you with a dangerous yet breathtaking view, Wu Gorge shows you a secluded and beautiful scroll especially with its famous 12 Peaks, while Xiling Gorge thrill you up with the crystal clear tumbling rapids. You will also tour past Shennong Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges depending on different cruise itineraries.

(Note: Different cruise offers different activities, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Face Changing Show of Sichuan Opera, Crew Cabaret, etc.)
Highlights
Yangtze River Lesser Three Gorges Boating Face Changing Show          
Yangtze River Cruise Ship Boating to Lesser Three Gorges Face Changing Show          
Day 5 Yangtze River - Yichang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Awed at sight of the world's largest hydroelectric power project - Three Gorges Dam and have a close touch with its. Learn about its blueprint and achievement during the visit.

Later the ship will call at Yichang Port, which brings your Yangtze River voyage to an end. Then you will be escorted to Yichang Airport for your departure.
Highlights
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Yichang Port          
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Model Yichang Port          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Flight/Ship Tickets: Hong Kong - Chongqing, Chongqing - Yichang (Ship) Hotels: Accommodation in Chongqing and on Yangtze River cruise ship
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Chongqing
JW Marriott Hotel
Located in the heart of Chongqing's main shopping and commercial district, the JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing brings an unparalled standard of comfort and service to this famous "Mountain City" in southwest of China. This 5-star Chongqing hotel boasts luxurious accommodations and numerous dining options, ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Western to its very own Steakhouse.
East Garden Hotel
Located in downtown Chongqing, the East Garden Hotel is a 4-star hotel close to Chongqing People's Square. The hotel offers 232 well-equipped rooms for guests' comfortable stay, as well as different styled restaurants serving Sichuan Food, Canton Food, Western cuisine and other meals for guests' enjoyment. Conference halls, sauna, beauty salon, fitness center and other facilities are also available.
Fortune Hotel
The 3-star Chongqing Fortune Hotel is located in the business district of the city, cloase to the Chongqing Liberation Monument (Jiefangbei), Chaotianmen Square and snacks street. The hotel offers different types of rooms as well as Chinese and Western Restaurants for guests' choice.
Yangtze River Cruises
Victoria Series Cruises
As the only American cruise line currently sailing on Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises is a leading fleet line for over 12 years along the River and through its magnificent Three Gorges. Designed for maximum comfort, flexibility and maneuverability, and with their special double-bottom hulls, the Victoria Cruises epitomize safe and smooth navigation on Yangtze River's spectacular twists and turns.
President Series Cruises
President Yangtze Series ships are some of the most luxury sailing on Yangtze River. The company's dedication to high quality service and their state of the art equipment make President Series one of the best fleets on the Yangtze River.
New Century Series Cruises
New Century Cruises on the Yangtze River is a deluxe fleet including 4 super 5-star ships. Sailing on modern, comfortable vessels with state-of-the-art amenities and spacious public areas is surely an enjoyable ride along the Yangtze River.
CSC Changjiang Series Cruises
Divided into two series: Yangtze Premier Cruise Series and Yangtze Classic Cruise Series, the CSC fleet with its professional service team aims at providing guests with an unmatched and high-quality voyage along the Yangtze River.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels & cruise ship
-- Lunches and dinners (including onboard) are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Other dinners are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:


Hong Kong

Hong Kong may well be considered the lap of luxury for the gourmet and the gourmand alike. Look no further than Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Stanley, and wander the winding streets of Kowloon for a taste of traditional Chinese and local Cantonese cuisine. Sea food is great in Hong Kong and you should not miss it. Tanks of live seafood like fish, lobster, prawns, crab, geoduck, clams, scallops, oysters vie for attention.
-- More Information about Hong Kong Dining

Vairous Hong Kong Dim Sum Various sea food in a street restaurant of Lei Yue Mun

Chongqing

Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Compared with Chengdu's Sichuan Cuisine, Chongqing's has a stronger taste, spicier and more innovative. Famous Chongqing Cuisine include Chongqing Hotpot, Qianzhang (Beam Cream Skim), Jiangtuan Fish, Sliced Meat with Cripsy Rice, etc.
-- Chongqing Hotpot: Most famous Sichuan traditional dish. Characterized by heavy flavors, diverse ingredients, and steaming aromas, hotpot is to the local culture what tea is to Chinese culture. If spicy food doesn't agree with you, you can also take a Yuanyang Hotpot, which offer both hot and light tastes in different containers at a time.
-- Sliced Meat with Crispy Rice: Slice meat with crispy rise is another local favorite. The meat is soft and tender while the rice is crispy, forming a sharp but great contrast.
-- More Information about Chongqing Dining

For travelers who spend their time and dinner before boarding the cruise ship, Qinghuayuan Restaurant is a good choice. Only a few steps away from the Chaotianmen Dock, the restaurant is of local styled architecture, especially featuring in seafood and Sichuan food.

Local Architectural Style of Qinghuayuan Restaurant Elegant Arrangement of Qinghuayuan Restaurant

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Hi Cherry,

Your time and service is very much appreciated. We had a great time in China with no difficulties in the far away land. All the booking turned out exactly as per your scheduled with no complications.

Your country and your people were most welcoming everywhere we went and every one we met in China.

Customer: Mr. Squissato

Destinations: Chongqing - Yangtze River - Yichang

Related Tour: 4 Days Chongqing and Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Dear Sara,

We went to China for 10 days! What a treat to make the Chinese New Year Spring Festival our debut! We saw all the sights on our personal itinerary, and were delighted. There wasn't one hitch or snag the whole time! The people, music, food, and scenery were marvelous! We flew from Shanghai - Yi Chang to catch the Century Cruises 4 day Yangtze River cruise to Chongqing..,then flew to Guilin and back to Shanghai. It was much cleaner than we expected. We envied their roadways for the perfect condition and surprising expense in the landscaping, even the streetlights and overpasses had form and function.

The people are much more free, they come and go, there wasn't even a customs inspection, in or out. They say they are a socialist country led by the Communist Party. They consider North Korea a Communist country.

Customer: Mr. Danan

Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Yichang - Yangtze River - Chongqing - Shanghai

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