Visiting Three Gorges Dam for about 2.5 hours. About 40 steps at the dam and 30 steps disembarking the ship in the afternoon. Drive 1 hour to railway station. High-speed train to Shanghai approximately 6.5 hours, arriving at about 8:50 pm. Toilets and luggage storage are available at each end of bullet train cars. In addition to the dining car, there is trolley service throughout the train with water, soft drinks, beer and snacks for purchase. Hot water for tea/coffee is available in each car.
This morning, take a short coach ride to the Three Gorges Dam site. From an observation deck, you will have a birds-eye view of the dam, the five-step ship lock, the diversion canal, and the power station. A nearby exhibition room displays a model of the dam, and a briefing will explain this project which is one of the largest construction ventures ever undertaken.
Lunch en route to railway station.
Disembark and transfer to Yichang Railway station for a high speed train to Shanghai. Our bullet train, covering about 700 miles, passes through countryside, suburbs, and three provincial capitals: Wuhan (capital of Hubei Province), Hefei (capital of Anhui Province) and Nanjing (capital of Jiangsu Province). Located in the Yangtze River Delta on China’s east coast, Shanghai is China’s most populous city and the world’s largest port.
On board – either in our train’s dining car or served in our first-class carriage.
Arrive Shanghai and transfer to your hotel for check in.