Shore Excursions for China - Victoria Cruise

Optional tours will be available for purchase locally on board the ship and subject to the following terms:

  • The tour descriptions and prices listed below are based on 2017 rates and are provided for information purposes only.
  • Excursions are subject to maximum/minimum numbers. They may be cancelled locally.
  • The ship reserves the right to rearrange the order of tours subject to local conditions, including weather & site closures
  • Tour duration is subject to change due to river or weather conditions
  • Rates are per person and may change due to fluctuating exchange rates
  • Excursions booked on board will be payable in Chinese yuan (CNY) or American dollar (USD)
  • The cost for the excursion is non-refundable

Upstream Optional Tours: (Yichang to Chongqing)

Day 2: Optional Tour to Tribe of the Three Gorges - 310 CNY ($45 pp), duration 3 hours
Have a glimpse of local life in the Xiling Gorge region, nestled between The Three Gorges and the Gezhouba Dam. Visit Dragon Stream and enjoy the serene natural beauty that surrounds you. Continue to view statues and artifacts of the ancient Ba people. The Ba people were well known for their gallantry and boldness and lived in this area about 2,000 years ago. You will be able to meet local fishermen and witness regional performances including a traditional Matrimonial custom of the Tujia people.
It is the crying and singing ceremony the bride has to fulfill while marrying. The crying ceremony of Tujia is the most fascinating one!
Day 3: Optional Tour to White Emperor City - 415 CNY ($60 pp), duration 3 hours 
Enjoy a tour to the White Emperor City, located at the entrance of the Qutang Gorge and best place to view the Kuimen, the gate to the Three Gorges. The White Emperor City  is known as a center of historical relics from the Sui, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties and for it's scenic beauty. Visit the Baidi Temple, built during the Western Han Dynasty and the Wuhou Temple, major shrine to Sichua's ancient Shu past, originally built to house the remains of Shu Emperor Liu Bei's. Proceed to the star observation pavilion with it's upturned eaves and polished beams, before returning to the ship.
Day 4: Optional Tour to Ghost City - 310 CNY ($45 pp), duration 3 hours
Today, enjoy an excursion to "Ghost City" with a history of 1,900 years, situated on the northern bank of the river on the Ming Mountain, between Zhongxian and Fuling. From the ship pier climb the winding cobblestone road or take the cable car to the top of the hill. The Ghost City combines the cultures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the mystique of ghosts. Visit temples and shrines dedicated to the gods of the underworld, decorated with many statues of ghosts and devils.

Downstream Itinerary: (Chongqing to Yichang)

Day 2: Optional Tour to Ghost City - 310 CNY ($45 pp), duration 3 hours
Today, enjoy an excursion to "Ghost City" with a history of 1,900 years, situated on the northern bank of the river on the Ming Mountain, between Zhongxian and Fuling. From the ship pier climb the winding cobblestone road or take the cable car to the top of the hill. The Ghost City combines the cultures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the mystique of ghosts. Visit temples and shrines dedicated to the gods of the underworld, decorated with many statues of ghosts and devils.
Day 3: Optional Tour to White Emperor City - 415 CNY ($60 pp), duration 3 hours
Enjoy a tour to the White Emperor City, located at the entrance of the Qutang Gorge and best place to view the Kuimen, the gate to the Three Gorges. The White Emperor City  is known as a center of historical relics from the Sui, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties and for it's scenic beauty. Visit the Baidi Temple, built during the Western Han Dynasty and the Wuhou Temple, major shrine to Sichua's ancient Shu past, originally built to house the remains of Shu Emperor Liu Bei's. Proceed to the star observation pavilion with it's upturned eaves and polished beams, before returning to the ship.