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Recommended Yangtze River Cruise Tours

The Yangtze River is the largest river in China and one of the longest rivers in the world. The scenery of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River is well-known for its "natural Gallery" and "fairyland on earth". Among them, Qutang gorge is majestic and precipitous, Wuxia is beautiful and secluded, Xiling Gorge is full of rapids and reefs, and the small Three Gorges is lush and green with clear water. The numerous places of interest and beautiful legends on both sides of the Straits are fascinating.

Taking the Yangtze River Cruise is once in a lifetime tour experience in China and one of the best choice for those who want to take a break from a long time China tour. The Yangtze river also called Chang Jiang in Chinese with a total length of 3,915 miles, it is the longest river in China and the third-longest river in the world. And there are lots of scenic spots along the way that you can visit. A Yangtze River cruise in China is one you will never forget, we listed the most important Yangtze River Cruise Travel Tips for reference due to many tourist have no idea about how to take a Yangtze River Cruise Tour in China.

Recommended Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise Tours

Duration:10 Days 9 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Hong Kong, Guilin, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Travel to China to witness the most outstanding landscapes in China - Guilin Karst hills and rivers; Experience a leisure vacation of a Yangtze River Cruise on a luxury ship from Chongqing to Yichang;Travel the best destinations at your own pace--Hongkong, Guilin, Chengdu, Yangtze River from Chongqing. It is one of the best China Yangtze River Cruise Tour that starts at Hongkong, you will have your own time to feel the fast speed of life there.

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From $2100 p/p

Duration:8 Days 7 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Hong Kong, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Following this 8 Days Guilin Essence Tour & Yangtze River Cruise tour from Hongkong that takes you to get an insight visit in Guilin, the most popular tourist attractions as well as the expereicne the real Guilin city life; Spend your leisure time when you taking the Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. Enjoy the convenient airport transit in Hongkong where with the numerous international flights from western countries and to the mainland of China.

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From $1326 p/p

Duration:5 Days 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Hong Kong, Chongqing, Yangtze River

Tour Style:If you want to take a short Yangtze river cruise tour from Hongkong, this tour will be definitely suits for you. Get the chance to know the ins and outs of Hong Kong Island by taking the comprehensive half-day tour that touches on all the highlights of Hong Kong. Fly directly to Chongqing for a 4-day downstream Yangtze River cruise to Yichang while appreciate Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam along the way. To help you have a further understanding of your tour, we provide some essential travel information like your tour guides, drivers, private cars/vans, accommodations and meals that you could know more about how is your China Yangtze cruise tour going.

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From $786 p/p

Duration:7 Days 6 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Zhangjiajie, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Want to explore the wonders of China's natural landscape, you should come to China for this 7 Days Zhangjiajie & Yangtze River with us. Both of two places are the must-see destinations for the natural landscape. The tour package cover popular Yangtze River cruise tour from Chongqing to Yichang, then take flight from Yichang to Zhangjiajie, it is one of the most fascinating national parks in the world. This trip is the super NATURE tour taking you into Avatar world in Zhangjiajie and Three Gorges along the Yangtze River.

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From $1150 p/p

Duration:8 Days 7 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai, Nanjing, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Join in this 8 days Shanghai Nanjing Tour with Yangtze River Cruise will be once in a lifetime travel experience. The tour based on Shanghai arrival and Chongqing departure, covers all the highlights of Shanghai, Nanjing as well as Yangtze River. Follow our professional tour guide to learn about the history of the Republic China, experience the modern life in Shanghai, relax yourself during the Yangtze River Cruise journey. Tour guide service, private transfer, entrance fees for the attractions, meal & accommodation.

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From $1355 p/p

Duration:7 Days 6 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Wuhan, Yangtze River, Yichang CIty

Tour Style:By this 7 Days Wuhan & Yangtze River Cruise Tour, you will have chance to enjoy a relaxing cultural trip in Wuhan downtown area for one or two days that you can taste its 3500 years of history through the remained cultural relics; Pay a visit to witness the Three Gorges Dam and marvel at the world famous project which generates the biggest amount of hydroelectric power; All of our guides in every destination are locals. They will be greeted you punctually upon arrival at airport, train stations or cruise ports.

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From $766 p/p

Duration:16 Days 15 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai

Tour Style:Explore the grand China to visit the most famous tourist attractions in the popular tourist destinations by this 20 days China highlights tour with Yangtze River Cruise. The tour will give you the chance to travel at your own pace. This is the ideal trip which takes you to some of the most impressive destinations in China, including Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, plus Yangtze River region. Follow our tour guide to discover the best highlights of China in a pleasant and smooth itinerary full of diversities; And you will immerse in the splendid history and culture of ancient China’s relic sites; What's more, you will enjoy a leisure onboard living on luxurious cruise on the beautiful Yangtze River cruise.

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From $2950 p/p

Duration:10 Days 9 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:This 10 Days Best China Ancient Capital Tour with Yangtze Cruise is a popular choice among travelers who make a Yangtze River cruise tour starting from Beijing. As you have known, Beijing is the capital of China, where the old and new coexist in perfect harmony. Its rich history, cultural splendor and increasingly modern amenities have resulted in mountains of stuff to see and do; Xian, the ancient capital of China as well as the starting point of Silk Road, gives you a good historical lesson when visiting Terracotta Warriors. A relaxing Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang shows you the authentic China, presenting today’s real life in less developed area in Central China. The best China tour with Yangtze River Cruise for the first time travelers.

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From $1423 p/p

Duration:8 Days 7 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Beijing, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Take advantage of this 8 days Beijing & Yangtze River Cruise Tour to discover the top sights in and around Beijing, Chongiqng and cruise along the Yangtze River with our personal tour guide and driver. It provides a great chance to let your wintess the powerful China projects: China Great Wall & Three Gorges Dam along the Yangtze River. What's more, you can also experince the local life in each spots. Traveling from Beijing to Chongqing by flight which saves lots of travel time, it is suitable for those who travel with a limited time.

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From $1125 p/p

Duration:7 Days 6 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing

Tour Style:Taking this one week Shanghai & Yangtze River Cruise tour that allows you to discover the great changes of this giant metropolis of East China! Enjoy diverse awesome activities and experience the contrast of Shanghai's past, today and future; Enjoy the direct flight from Shanghai to Yichang and make a transfer to board your ship for 5 days and 4 nights journey to Chongqing. You will fully relax yourself on the cruise tour and visit Three Gorges Dam to marvel at its magnificence and sail through Three Gorges for endless beauty.

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From $1050 p/p

Duration:12 Days 11 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Are you looking for a affordable China package tour with Yangtze River excursion? This 12 days tour package includes Xian, Guilin, Chengdu & Yangtze river will be your best choice. All of them are the most famous tourist destinations in China and attract thousands of western tourists come here every year. Get our private tour service, you only need to enjoy yourself, no worry about the transportation and language barries. It is one of the best Yangtze River Cruise tour at the best value.

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From $1916 p/p

Duration:8 Days 7 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style: If you're interested in exploring the cultural and natural China, it is an ideal China tour with Yangtze River Cruise for you. Starts your tour from the ancient capital Xian to wintess the Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall and others. Then, take flight from Xian to the hometown of Giant Panda, Chengdu to have fun with them as well as taste the authentic Sichuan local hot pot. Then escape to city life to take the luxury Yangtze River Cruise Ship to relax yourself into the natural scenery of the river, man-made Three Gorges. After the 8 days along this China sightseeing route, you will get to know how amazing China nature is!

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From $1700 p/p

Duration:6 Days 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Take this 6 Days Xian Wonders & Yangtze River Cruise Tour will be an interesting and unforgettable travel experience during your stay in China. Follow our guide to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site Terracotta Warriors, depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor in China; To enjoy a leisure stroll or biking (optional) on the Ancient City Wall and then wander leisurely on the lively Muslim Quarter to hunt for snacks; Take a flight from Xian to Chongqing; aboard a Yangtze River cruise ship to starts your relaxing cruise trip. Go with this all-inclusive package with totally worry free trip, including transportation, accommodation, dinning, sightseeing, activities. A Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Xian at the best price.

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From $1100 p/p

Duration:6 Days 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:This 6 Days Guilin Yangtze Cruise Tour offers a great experience for two famous river cruises: you to see the world largest Three Gorges Dam of Yangtze River Cruise, together with the inland Li River Cruise with karst landscape along the way. Take a high speed train from Guilin to Chongqing for a luxury cruise holiday sailing freely along the longest river in China - it is not just a cruise, but unique experience to get into the heart of China’s culture, history and beauty.

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From $764 p/p

Duration:5 Days 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Book this 5 Days Yangtze River Cruise with Chongqing Exploring Tour, discover China's most spectacular scenery, cultural treasures, religious and historical sites with a Yangtze River cruise in comfort and style. Compared with the 4 days Chongqing Yangtze River cruise tour, this 5 day tour allows you to arrive in Chongqing one day ahead and have one full day to explore in the downtown area of Chongqing to see its classic highlights. It is in leisured pace that there is no need to worry about the transportation trouble and all you need to do is to focus on the sightseeing.

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From $955 p/p

Duration:10 Days 9 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Chengdu, Leshan, Mt.Emei, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style: Both Chengdu & Chongqing are the top tourist destinations in China and attract thousands of western travelers. Take advantage of this 10 days tour to visit the most famous sightseeing places in Chengdu, such as the Panda Base, Mt.Emei, UNESCO heritage sites Leshan Giant Buddha, fairy land Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong National Park and others. What's more, take your excurison tour to Yangtze River from Chongqing to Yichang, relax yourselves with endless scenic sightseeing along the beautiful Three Gorges.

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From $1550 p/p

Duration:8 Days 7 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Chengdu, Leshan, Emei, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:Spend 8 days in China to visit the most popular sightseeing places in & around Chengdu and take an idepth travel along the Yangtze River. If you are looking for a Chengdu tour plus Yangtze River Cruise tour, a Sichuan tour with cruise, this tour will be the ideal one for you with the best combination of both nature and culture highlights. We sure you will have a great time and personal with the incredibly lovely creature in the world - Giant Pandas and slow down your pace with some peaceful time to feel the leisure lifestyle; Extend a little further to the UNESCO heritage site - Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei to appreciate the largest Buddha sculpture in the world and amazing Golden Summit with four wonders. Take a high speed train directly from Emei to Chongqing for 4 days & 3 nights downstream cruise through Three Gorges to Yichang City in central China.

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From $1056 p/p

Duration:6 Days 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:If you are planning a China tour to visit the cute giant panda and take the Yangtze River Cruise, spend your time with our local guide in this 6 days tour that allows you to visit the most of the highlights in Chengdu and Yangtze River Boat Cruise. Spend your first two days in Chengdu to have fun with the Giant panda and experience the laid back life with locals. Then take high speed train from Chengdu to Chongyang for yoru Yangtze River excurison tour, you will have a 4 days 3 nights Yangtze river tour from Chongqing to Yichang. Enjoy the convenience of the Chongqing train station and Yichang train station or airport drop off service.

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From $899 p/p

Duration:4 Days 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang

Tour Style:If you only have a limited time for Yangtze River Cruise, you must take the cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. All Yangtze River cruise sailing from Chongqing to Yichang will take 4 days and 3 nights along the Yangtze River. The first day is the embarkation day that travelers from other destinations should transfer to Chongqing and board your ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock. The second and the third day are two full days from Chongqing to Yichang, and you’ll enjoy some excursions onshore and have fun onboard. The fourth day belongs to the disembarkation day that your ship will dock at Yichang Maoping Port or Sandouping Port. Then go to explore Three Gorge Dam Site before shift to Yichang downtown area for departure.

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From $845 p/p

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Dazu Rock Carvings

Tour Style: Join a Chongqing private day tour to visit the facinating tourist destination-Dazu Rock Carvings on this 8 hours guided tour from Chongqing, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that dating back to the Tang dynasty with a long history. When you arrive there, you can see more than 60,000 stone statues. With the round-trip hotel/ train station/ airport/ Chaotianmen cruise dock pick up and drop off service.

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From $110 p/p

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Three Gorges Museum, Hongya Cave, Ciqikou Old Town, Chongqing Zoo, Stillwell Museum, Dazu Rock Carvings

Tour Style: If you are thinking of spending 3 days in Chongqing to visit the most famous sightseeing places, look out for travel ideas in our 3 days Chongqing essence hightlights tour inlcudes the city highlights as well as the excursion to Dazu Rock Carvings. Spend your 3 days in Chongqing with your local tour guide to learn about the ancient history, local culture and experience the real local life. You can also get the chance to taste the authenic Chongqing local food that arranged by our tour guide in the good restaurants.

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From $239 p/p

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Three Gorges Museum, Hongya Cave, Ciqikou Old Town, Chongqing Zoo

Tour Style:As we know Chongqing is a charming tourist city in China and attracts lots of domestic and western tourist come to visit. You should definitely spend a day in Chongqing city to explore the city highlights before or after your Yangtze River Cruise Tour. During the day tour, our guide will take you to visit the Hongya Cave, Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town as well as the Three Gorges Museum. Enjoy the convenience of the Chongqing hotel, train station, airport or Chaotianmen dock pick up and drop off.

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From $79 p/p

Duration:4 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Stillwell Museum, Ciqikou Old Town

Tour Style:Accompanied by our professional tour guide to visit the two of the highlighted Chongqing sightseeing places in a limited travel time, spend your half day in Chongqing to visit the Ciqikou Old Town & Stillwell Museum, you can learn about the culture and history of Chongqing as well as experience the real life here. Flexible on the morning or afternoon departure based on your schedule.

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From $45 p/p

Most asked questions about Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise Tours

1. What is the best time to visit Chongqing?

Chongqing, together with Nanjing and Wuhan, are the “Three Furnace Cities” in China. It is hot and humid in summer. While taking a relaxing cruise on the cool Yangtze River is the best way to escape the hot summer.

It is also called the “Fog City”, from October to April, it is always foggy. So, the best time to visit this Mountain City is spring and autumn. Choose your best time and come.

2. I have a few days in Chongqing, where can I visit?

Chongqing is a big city and often overlooked as a tourist destination. There are some interesting places to see within Chongqing itself. The highlights of Chongqing include Ciqikou Ancient Town, Eling Park, and Three Gorges Museum etc. Outside the urban area, you will find many other places worth visiting. They are mostly featured historical sites or parks of natural landscapes and landforms like Dazu Rock Carvings, Wulong Karst Landscape etc. As for the day trips, please check our top Chongqing tours.

3. Public transport tips, like how to transfer from Jiangbei Airport/Chongqing North Railway Station to Chaotianmen Port?

Taking a taxi or hiring a car is the best way to get around Chongqing. It will make sure you won’t get lost in this Mountain City with many hills, valleys and two major rivers. While the bus system, metro and monorail are advised as the best forms of transportation and are very cheap and efficient.

4. What kind of local food can I try in Chongqing?

In this “Hot” city, don’t miss HOT POT. Chongqing people can really stand a real hot pot, so if you want authenticity, get it while you are in Chongqing. While many great restaurants abound in the city, memorable dining is best along Nanbin Lu with incredible night views back across the Yangtze River with the city skyline lit up. >> Read more Chongqing Food & Restaurants

5. What and where to shop in Chongqing?

With the large scale and abundant resources, Chongqing famed for various local products and handicrafts. Shu (Sichuan) Embroidery, Three Gorges Ink Stone, beef jerky and tea are best gifts for friends and relatives.

6. What are the Yangtze River cruises from Chongqing?

From Chongqing, there are usually three cruise lines, Chongqing to Yichang cruise line, Chongqing to Wuhan cruise line, and Chongqing to Shanghai cruise line. The most popular cruise line is 4 days and 3 nights downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. To know more details about Chongqing River cruises, you could read 2018 Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing.

7. What are the recommended cruise companies for my Yangtze Cruise?

The top cruise companies are Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Yangtze Gold Cruises, and Changjiang Cruises.

8. What are the most recommended Yangtze cruise ships for my cruise tour?

In 2018, some luxury Yangtze cruises offer great deals. They are Victoria Jenna, Victoria Anna, Century Paragon, Century Legend, Century Sun, Century Sky, President No.7 and President No.8 etc.

If you like a new cruise, you could choose among Century Paragon, Century Legend, President No.7 and President No.8; if you like western style service onboard, Victoria Jenna, Victoria Anna will be the choice.

9. What is the best Time to Take Yangtze River Cruise?

You can take the Yangtze River all year around, spring and autumn are the best seasons to take the Yangtze River Cruise in China with the most beautiful scenery and the most comfortable weather. The price will be higher during this period due to they are many vistors from all over the world. But the ‘BEST’ depends on what you are mostly concerned about, such as the best weather and scenery, the best price, best travel experience and others. If you take the Yangtze River Cruise during the winter, you can get the best deals and less tourists.

10. How to Book Yangtze River Cruise?

You can book the Yangtze River Cruise from their offical website and book with all inclusive Yangtze River Cruise Package with a china tour company, we highly recommend book with tour company since you no need worry about the transfer, meals and others. 

Choose a reliable tour company and send your Yangtze River Cruise inquiry, you will get the tour arrangement with the quotation, you can dissus with them about your requirements, then confirm the booking and pay the deposit.

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