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Yangtze Gold 3

Yangtze 3 Cruise Ship

Yangtze Gold 3, the sister ship of Gold 2, adopts the most advanced concept and technology from international shipbuilder and designed as per ocean cruise standard.

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Yangtze Gold 3 Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2020

Yangtze Gold 3 Chongqing Yichang Itinerary Map

Map of Yangtze Gold 3's Itinerary

DAY 1
Embarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Chongqing Chaotianmen DockChongqing Chaotianmen Dock Nightview
  • Highlights of Today
    • Board the ship at Chaotianmen Dockin Chongqing at 18:00 and check in;
    • Appreciate the stunning night view of Chongqing;
    • Attend embarkation safety briefing & facilities onboard introduction;
    • Depart from Chongqing at around 21:00;
  • Dining
    Not Included
DAY 2
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Fengdu Ghost CityFengdu Ghost City in Fengdu
Yangtze River Cruise - Shibaozhai PagodaRed Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian
Yangtze River Cruise - Feng Yan San Guo ShowFeng Yan San Guo Show about Three Kingdom History in Zhongxian
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (Included):

      (This 1,900 year old site is interesting and meaningful to know Chinese culture, telling the traditional Chinese belief of that those pure spirits would be rewarded and those sinful ones would be subject to severe punishments with many statues and scenes in the traditional architectures.)

    • Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda (Optional; CNY 220/pp):

      (The 12-story red building is reputed as the gem of Chinese architecture and one of the top 8 most peculiar architectures in the world. Popular among cruise visitors to look at the pagoda leaning the hills and climb up.)

    • Enjoy Captain's welcome party
    • Enjoy night performance of Feng Yan San Guo Show in Zhongxian County (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      (It is the marvelous large-scale real landscape show about the brilliant historical culture of the Three Kingdoms Period about over 1,800 year ago and the spirit of loyalty of great military officer Guan Yu.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Enjoy Captain's welcome party
    • Enjoy dancing party & entertainment
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 3
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Qutang GorgeMagnificent Qutang Gorge (Kuimen Gate)
Yangtze River Cruise - Wu GorgeGorgeous Wu Gorge with Red Leaves in Winter
Yangtze River Cruise - White Emperor CityWhite Emperor City in Fengjie
Yangtze River Cruise - Lesser Three GorgesPicturesque Lesser Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - Mini Three GorgesSerener Mini Three Gorges
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to White Emperor City in Fengjie County (Optional; CNY 290/pp)

      (Famous Chinese Ancient “Poem City” mentioned in about 1,400 Chinese poems. It tells the touching story of Liu Bei entrusting his son to his prime minister, Zhuge Liang and has the best location to admire Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge.)

    • Sail through Qutang Gorge (Included)

      (Qutang Gorge is the shortest, most dramatic and magnificent gorge among the three gorges and lets you admire the view of Kuimen Gate printed on the 10 RMB Chinese Note.);

    • Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (Included);

      (Lesser Three Gorges is a resplendent pearl of Three Gorge where visitors can take a little boat to admire the majestic mountains, prosperous forests, beautiful riverview, and more wonderful landscape for a returning to nature.)

    • Shore excursion to Mini Three Gorges (Optional; CNY 150/pp)

      (Mini Three Gorges or Little Lesser Three Gorges is a more primitive place at Wushan, where to marvel at the fantastic deep gorges, lovely water and lush plantations on both banks as reputed as the “best area for drifting in China”. )

    • Sail through Wu Gorge (Included)

      (Wu Gorge is deep and pretty with rising peaks, peculiar rocks, rolling cutting cliffs making a picturesque winding gallery boasting abundant natural wonders.);

    • Sail through Xiling Gorge (Included);

      (Xiling Gorge is the longest gorge among the three with most stunning landscapes along the shoals and rapid flow. Due to the port change to Maoping Port, you can only pass the western half part of Xiling Gorge.)

    • Attend Farewell banquet dinner.
  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Have fun time at "Golden Three Gorges" theme party & show
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese sitting-style); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 4
Disembarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges DamSpectacular Floor Discharging View of Three Gorges Dam in Summer
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges Dam Ship LiftThree Gorges Dam Ship Lift, World largest one
Yangtze River Cruise - Tribe of Three GorgesTribe of Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - Quyuan BirthplaceQuyuan Birthplace
  • Highlights of Today
    • Ship disembarkation at Maoping Port at 08:00;
    • Shore excursion / experience of:

      Option A (Quyuan Birthplace) (Optional; CNY 180/pp);

      (First built in 820 AD , it is one of the best places to understand Qu Yuan, the great statesman and patriotic poet listed as World Famous Cultural People by UNESCO, as well as the Chinese history, culture and literature.)

      Option B (Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift) (CNY 290/pp);

      (It is the largest and the most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world with the lifting height of about 113 meters.)

      Option C (Tribe of Three Gorge) (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      (It is one of the best complimented scenic spots by foreign cruise visitors and is superb to get close to the particularly tranquil, primitive and nice sightseeing of villages on water, on mountain and off brook with fine exploration of interesting folk custom of Tujia minority people.)

    • Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (Included);

      (It is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. and is the No.2 essence of a Yangtze River cruise trip.)

    • Bus riding to Yichang downtown for leaving.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 1
Embarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Maoping PortMaoping Port in Yichang
  • Highlights of Today
    • Take the arranged tourist bus at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal in Yichang at 17:30-20:30 and board the ship at Maoping Port;
    • Embarkation safety briefing & facilities introduction.
  • Dining
    Not included
DAY 2
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Tribe of Three GorgesTribe of Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges Dam Ship LiftThree Gorges Dam Ship Lift, World Largest One
Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges DamSpectacular Floor Discharging View of Three Gorges Dam in Summer
Yangtze River Cruise - Quyuan BirthplaceQuyuan Birthplace
  • Highlights of Today
    • Optional shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorge (CNY 290/pp);

      (It is one of the best complimented scenic spots by foreign cruise visitors and is superb to get close to the particularly tranquil, primitive and nice sightseeing of villages on water, on mountain and off brook with fine exploration of interesting folk custom of Tujia minority people.)

    • Shore excursion to Quyuan Birthplace (Optional; CNY 220/pp in the morning; CNY 180/pp in the afternoon);

      (First built in 820 AD , it is one of the best places to understand Qu Yuan, the great statesman and patriotic poet listed as World Famous Cultural People by UNESCO, as well as the Chinese history, culture and literature.)

    • Optional experience of Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (CNY 290/pp);

      (It is the largest and the most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world with the lifting height of about 113 meters.)

    • Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (Included);

      (It is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. and is the No.2 essence of a Yangtze River cruise trip.)

    • Enjoy Captain's Welcome Party.
  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Have fun time with activities onboard
    • Enjoy Captain's welcome party
    • Have fun at evening dancing party & entertainment
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 3
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Wu GorgeGorgeous Wu Gorge with Red Leaves in Winter
Yangtze River Cruise - Lesser Three GorgesPicturesque Lesser Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - Mini Three GorgesSerener Mini Three Gorges
Yangtze River Cruise - Qutang GorgeMagnificent Qutang Gorge (Kuimen Gate)
Yangtze River Cruise - White Emperor CityWhite Emperor City in Fengjie
  • Highlights of Today
    • Sail through Wu Gorge (Included);

      (Wu Gorge is deep and pretty with rising peaks, peculiar rocks, rolling cutting cliffs making a picturesque winding gallery boasting abundant natural wonders.)

    • Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (Included)

      (Lesser Three Gorges is a resplendent pearl of Three Gorge where visitors can take a little boat to admire the majestic mountains, prosperous forests, beautiful riverview, and more wonderful landscape for a returning to nature.)

    • Shore excursion to Mini Three Gorges (Optional; CNY 150/pp)

      (Mini Three Gorges or Little Lesser Three Gorges is a more primitive place at Wushan, where to marvel at the fantastic deep gorges, lovely water and lush plantations on both banks as reputed as the “best area for drifting in China”. )

    • Sail through Qutang Gorge (Included).

      (Qutang Gorge is the shortest, most dramatic and magnificent gorge among the three gorges and lets you admire the view of Kuimen Gate printed on the 10 RMB Chinese Note.);

    • Shore excursion to:

      Option A (White Emperor City) (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      Option B (Return to the Three Gorges Night Performance) (Optional; CNY 290/pp);

      Option C (White Emperor City + Return to the Three Gorges Night Performance) (Optional; CNY 490/pp)

      (White Emperor City is the famous Chinese Ancient “Poem City” mentioned in about 1,400 Chinese poems. It tells the touching story of Liu Bei entrusting his son to his prime minister, Zhuge Liang and has the best location to admire Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge.)

      (Return to the Three Gorges Night is performed on the river stage near Qutang Gorge with rich poetry culture and hi-tech projections, which is a newly created and worth expecting on-site live performance by Zhang Yimou specialized in shows on real landscapes.)

  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Enjoy Happy Dance Party.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 4
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise - Shibaozhai PagodaRed Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian
Yangtze River Cruise - Fengdu Ghost CityFengdu Ghost City in Fengdu
  • Highlights of Today
    • Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda (Optional; CNY 220/pp)

      (The 12-story red building is reputed as the gem of Chinese architecture and one of the top 8 most peculiar architectures in the world. Popular among cruise visitors to look at the pagoda leaning the hills and climb up.)

    • Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (Included):

      (This 1,900 year old site is interesting and meaningful to know Chinese culture, telling the traditional Chinese belief of that those pure spirits would be rewarded and those sinful ones would be subject to severe punishments with many statues and scenes in the traditional architectures.)

    • Enjoy farewell banquet dinner
  • Entertaiment Onboard
    • Learn to practice Tai Chi with onboard doctor in early morning;
    • Attend party with your mates to spend a wonderful night.
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet); Lunch (Chinese & Western buffet); Dinner (Chinese & Western buffet); Morning tea & coffee
DAY 5
Disembarkation
Yangtze River Cruise - Chaotianmen DockChaotianmen Dock in Chongqing
  • Highlights of Today
  • Dining
    Breakfast (Chinese & Western buffet)
Please Note:
  1. Subject to Change:

    Please note that all arrival and departure times, shore excursions and lectures are subject to change due to weather, river conditions and permission from the navigational authorities. The cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.

  2. Embarkation Tips:

    (a) Please call the ship one day ahead or at least in the morning on the boarding day to have clear idea about which pier you are going to use; (b) It is better to arrive in Chongqing before 16:30 on the embarkation day; (c) There are 14 sub-pier of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. As the car/taxi driver can only stop the car at the entrance of the port, you need to walk to your exact pier. Usually, it needs about 180 meters (about 3 minutes) to the nearest No.9 Dock, about 180-680 meters (about 3-8 minutes) to No.7, No.5, No.3 and No.1 Docks, and about 680-850 meters (about 8-10 minutes) to the No.2, No.4, No.6, No.8 and No.10 Docks from the east side, via the edge of the port to the west side; (d) The boarding time and departure piers may change based on the ship line, water level, season, weather and other factors. Please pay attention to the important info your travel consultants sent to you before your boarding.

  3. Disembarkation Tips:

    (a) You can choose to sail through the world’s largest ship lift - Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift to very closely marvel at the huge dam which is a totally fresh and exciting experience for travelers. (b) No matter you take Ship Lift or not, you’ll do check out procedure in this early morning. (c) Only dam visiting: you’ll take bus from Maoping Port to Three Gorges Dam for sightseeing. You’ll arrive in Yichang Banshan Hotel at downtown around 12:00. (d) Dam & Ship Lift Experience: travelers who are interested in Ship Lift will first switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through the Ship Lift and then visit Three Gorges Dam Site. You’ll arrive in Yichang downtown area around 13:30. (e) Luggage Consigning for Chongqing - Yichang Disembarkation: For the national policy about the security of the Three Gorges Dam Project, no large luggage (exceeding 20cm*40cm*50cm or 5kg) is allowed to be taken into Three Gorges Dam scenic area. You could consign your luggage to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and get the luggage consigning document from the cruise staff on the 4th cruising day morning and gather it after you are in Yichang downtown by showing that document. The service is offered by the cruise company and needs extra charge of 25RMB for each piece of luggage.

  4. Arranged Shore Excursion:

    The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.

  5. Optional Shore Excursions:

    The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk who would register for you and receive your pay in site.

  6. Physical Demands:

    There are many stairs to climb up to Fengdu Ghost City and reach the top of Shibaozhai Pagoda / White Emperor City. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended to visit these sites.

  7. Chongqing / Yichang Local Transportation:

    To know detailed transportation in Chongqing and Yichang, please head to How to Get to/Leave Yangtze Cruise Ports in Chongqing and Yichang.

  8. Dressing Code for Parties:

    Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception, Yangtze Pirate Night Show should wear smart casual or formal.

  9. More Travel Guide & Support:

    To know more details your life onboard, like cabins, dining, drinking, service, onboard activities and lectures, please head to Yangtze River Cruise Guide 2020. You’ll find everything here.

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    Please Note:
    • The above price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.
    • The prices are valid by Dec.31 of the year.
    • Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
    • Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.
    • Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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