Orient Flexi-Pax Tours, an IsramWorld Company, has teamed up with Victoria Cruises to offer a comprehensive 12-day Yangtze River Voyage, giving travelers an up-close look at China's rich history and awe-inspiring natural beauty.
The 12-day tour features a luxurious three-night Yangtze River cruise in a bridge deck superior stateroom with private balcony aboard Victoria Cruises' five-star Victoria Anna, providing stunning views of the mist-shrouded Three Gorges. Travelers will discover cultural and scenic gems including an educational tour of the Three Gorges Dam site, a visit to a modern village built in Fengdu as a result of the river's rising waters and a small boat experience through Goddess Stream, one of the Yangtze's tranquil tributaries. Once just a brook, Goddess Stream is a recent addition made possible by the Three Gorges Dam, which raised the stream's water level and extended its reach to the southern bank of the Yangtze, opposite Goddess Peak (excursions may be substituted based on tour schedule or river conditions).
Passengers will enjoy Executive Amenities aboard the ship, including "white glove" service, à la carte dining, complimentary wine and beer offerings during happy hour and dinner, access to exclusive ship areas, free Wi-Fi Internet access, shoe shine service and reserved seating for evening entertainment (must be reserved in advance).
Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the major highlights of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai during the comprehensive 12-day tour.
While in Beijing, travelers will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. Highlights of Xi_an include viewing the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit, a visit to the Great Mosque, a Tang Dynasty Dinner and theater performance and exploring the Han Tombs.
Prior to embarking on the Yangtze River, travelers will have the opportunity to explore Chongqing, a picturesque mountain city on the banks of the mist-shrouded river. The experience culminates in Shanghai where guests will discover the elegant waterfront of the Bund, Nanjing Road, the classical Yu Yuan Garden and the Jade Buddha Temple.
The 12-day program starts at $3,285 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes: three-night Yangtze River Cruise aboard Victoria Cruises' five-star Victoria Anna in a bridge deck superior stateroom including upgraded Executive Amenities; eight nights in deluxe hotels; 11 buffet breakfasts, eight lunches, four select Chinese dinners, two special dinners (25 meals total); comprehensive sightseeing per itinerary; services of English-speaking guides; and all transfers upon arrival and departure. All tours travel in small private groups with usually no more than 10 participants.
For more information on Orient Flexi-Pax Tours' Yangtze River Voyage, call (212) 692-9550 or (800) 545-5540.