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Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai

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Cruise Itinerary: Chongqing to Shanghai Cruise

Day 1
Destination: Chongqing
Highlights: Fengdu, Ghost City
  • 10:00 am depart from Chongqing. Afternoon shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the "Ghost City" on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze's rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.

  • Chongqing is a modern city, China's fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. Within its borders Chongqing encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna. The focal point of the unique Yangtze Three Gorges Dam, Chongqing is a tourist attraction as well as a commercial city.

Day 2

Destination: Three Gorges
Highlights: Small Gorges or Shennong Stream,
Three Gorges Dam Ship locks
  • Morning excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream. Evening sail through Three Gorges Dam Ship locks.

  • Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze River, rises in the southern part of Shennongjia Natural Reserve. With crystal clear steam flows swiftly from north to south through deep gorges, a sampan tour will allow you to experience a speedy adventure.

Day 3

estination: Yichang
Highlights: Three Gorges Dam,
Yichang dock

  • Morning visit to Three Gorges Dam site and reboard ship at Yichang dock.

  • Three Gorges Dam site is 27 miles upstream from Yichang City, 38km upstream from the Gezhouba Dam Lock, inside the third of the Three Gorges. The height of the Three Gorges Dam will be 185 meters. All 26 generators will be put into operation. The project is scheduled for completion in year 2009.

Day 4

DDestination: Yichang
Highlights: Hubei Provincial Museum
  • * Afternoon shore excursion of Wuhan , visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum .

    * Wuhan is situated at the confluence of the Yangtze and Daning rivers, just above the western entrance to the Wu (Witches) Gorge. Wuhan, one of the largest inland cities in China, is a center of industry, finance, commerce, science, culture and education, and a hub of railways, waterways, highways, aviation, post and telecommunication of Central China.

Day 5

Destination: Huangshan
Highlights: Yellow Mountain,
Pine trees, Jiuhuashan
  • The Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is very famous for its scenic beauty, which lies in the peculiar shapes of the granite peaks, in the weather-shaped Huangshan Pine trees, and in views of the clouds from above. The area also has hot springs and natural pools. Listed in the "Inventory of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage" in 1990, Huangshan is one of China's most popular tourist destinations.

  • Full-day shore excursion to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). (Jiuhuashan or "Mountain of the Nine Lotuses" may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Huangshan.)

Day 6

Destination: Nanjing
Highlights: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum,
Qing Dynasty style Bazaar
  • Full day tour of Nanjing including Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple; 9:00 pm Leave Nanjing for Shanghai
  • Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing, China. Construction of the tomb started in January of 1926 and was finished in spring of 1929. The architect was Lu Yanzhi, who died shortly after it was finished.

Day 7

Destination: Shanghai
Highlights: Passengers disembark from the ship
8:00 am arrive in Shanghai, where is located at the spot where the Yangtze River enters the East China Sea which is the largest metropolis and one of the ancient cultural cities of China. It is a flourishing international metropolis, known worldwide for its highly developed industry, commerce, and finance and its convenient land, air and sea transportation, rich tourist resources, great variety of food, and recreational facilities.