Victoria Cruises partners with Globus on Yangtze River China itineraries
As the 2018 sailing season begins on China’s mist-shrouded Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises celebrates its renewed partnership with Globus as the exclusive Yangtze River cruise partner for the award-winning tour brand.
Passengers will experience scenic landscapes and cultural interactions on four-day cruises with private-balcony accommodations on the five-star Victoria Katarina with the 12-day Classic China & the Yangtze or 14-day Flavors of China & the Yangtze tours from Globus.
Participants of either tour will have an opportunity to see Beijing’s renowned treasures from the Forbidden City to the Peking Opera, while the Terra Cotta Warriors and an authentic noodle-making demonstration are highlights of travelers’ experience in Xi’an.
Both options include a four-day Yangtze River cruise operated by the Victoria Katarina. Vacationers will enjoy numerous onboard activities and authentic cultural entertainment along with scenic excursions into the heart of China. For example, passengers may board a smaller craft for an 18 mile roundtrip journey to view the quiet beauty of the Goddess Stream, a tributary for the Yangtze that is home to several protected species of monkeys as well as a variety of Chinese medicinal herbs, enjoying local folk songs along the way.
They’ll also observe the renowned Three Gorges from their private balcony or the top deck viewing area, learn about the largest hydroelectric dam project ever undertaken at the Three Gorges Dam and experience China’s engineering might with the world’s largest ship elevator capable of elevating ships up to 3,000 tons along with a volume of water roughly equivalent to four Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The 12-day Classic China & the Yangtze program is priced from $2,222* per person, double occupancy (sample rates are based on departure June 8 – Aug. 17, 2018).
The expanded Flavors of China & the Yangtze itinerary adds two nights to explore the ancient bridges, causeways, temples and palaces to which Hangzhou owes its UNESCO World Heritage status as well as a visit to the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu. The 14-day experience begins at $2,678* per person, double occupancy (sample pricing is based on departure Sept. 13 – Oct. 11, 2018).
Both programs conclude in Shanghai, a modern metropolis with a historic colonial past that continues to have an influence on the city’s culture.
* Prices do not include air transportation which can be purchased from Globus at competitive rates