Cruising on the Yangtze
Enjoy two full days of cruising on the Victoria Katarina through the most spectacular section of the Yangtze River, including the famous 'Three Gorges'.
This section of the river, before you reach the first of the Three Gorges, takes you through hilly farmland. A shore excursion will be made to one of three destinations - the 'ghost city of Fengdu, situated beneath the Ming Shan Mountain with its wealth of shrines and large sculptures; Shibaozhai, a 220 metre rocky buttress topped by a 19th century pagoda; or Wanzhou, an old city which has been relocated due to the rising waters to higher ground.
Today you will traverse the Three Gorges, beginning with Qutang Gorge, the shortest (8km), narrowest and most dramatic, flanked by near-vertical cliffs. The second set of gorges - the Wu Xia - stretch some 45km and present some fantastic vistas, and finally you will sail through the Xiling Gorge, which ends at the monumental Three Gorges Dam (which you will visit on DAY 9). During the day there will be a shore excursion to one of the smaller gorges on a tributary of the Yangtze.