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A Cruise On Yangtze River

10-Day Yangtze River Cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing

Tour Facts

  • Tour Days: 10 days
  • Tour Code: YZ-3
  • Tour Price: From US$1258/Person
  • Destination: Shanghai, Nanjing, Huangshan, Wuhan, Chongqing

Detail Itinerary

Important Note
The Yangtze River Cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing is not available now and it doesn't seem to be on sailing in the near future. Your alternative is to take the 4-day cruise from Chongqing to Yichang or the 5-day cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. Contact us if you need assistance.

Sailing along "the Mother River of China"-Yangtze River to see the astonishing natural beauties with the highlight of the Three Gorges. China’s longest river is the cradle of Chinese civilization. Thus you will learn more about the long history and splendid culture of the nation through this exciting cruise journey.

  • Your international flight will land Shanghai today. Our English-speaking guide will greet you outside the customs at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After a short rest in the hotel, the guide will accompany you to visit the thriving Nanjing Road. This road, reputed as ‘China's premier shopping street’, brings together a large number of famous stores both from home and abroad, and attracts thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. Besides as a 'Shopping Paradise', the road will also impress you with the distinctive sculptures, lovely sightseeing small trains and renowned buildings. Then proceed to stroll around the Bund area along the Huangpu River, where you will see many exotic buildings. Last, go to explore an old street.

    Meals: No meals

  • In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to visit Shanghai Museum, which is a fantastic art gallery exhibiting delicate artistic items and crafts of the ethnic minorities in China. Then you will travel to the quiet Yuyuan Garden. Once as an elegant private garden built 400 years ago, nowadays it has become a very popular tourist resort for its delicate buildings, exquisite layout and beautiful landscapes. Pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards and rockeries, all of these will catch your eyes. Then drop by a Silk Store. Around noon, we will invite you to an a la carte welcome lunch of Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines at a well-known local restaurant. Later, a comfortable private transfer will take you to board on the Victoria cruise ship. Your amazing Yangtze River Cruise will be started as the ship sets sail at 17:00. Dinner will be served on board.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • In the morning, the ship will land in Nanjing, where you will disembark for a city visit. The first stop will be Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, which is regarded as the most outstanding mausoleum in Chinese modern architectural history. The main buildings of the mausoleum including Fraternity Archway, Entrance to the Mausoleum, the Stele Pavilion and the Sacrificial Hall, were constructed along with the mountain ascends gradually on the central axis in accordance with traditional Chinese architecture style. After that, move on to an ancient style bazaar surrounding the Confucius Temple, where you appreciate the ancient cultural remains, taste local snacks and buy some local handcrafts.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • According to the schedule of the cruise, you will land at Guichi Port to take an onshore excursion to the Huangshan Mountain. The mountain is praised as 'the most fantastic mountain under heaven' for its four top wonders, namely strange pines, fantastic rocks, the sea of clouds and hot springs. You don’t need to view any other mountain after viewing Huangshan Mountain, which has well explained the charm of the mountain. Besides the amazing scenery, Huangshan Mountain also gains its fame for rich natural resources and great variety of zoological species.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Today the ship will stop in the largest city in central China – Wuhan, where you will enjoy a city tour. You are going to visit Hubei Provincial Museum. Mainly consisting of the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, the Chu Culture Exhibition Hall, and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building, the museum houses more than 200,000 historical items including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments. This visit will help you to learn more about the history and culture of this region.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Sail along the river for the entire day. Yangtze River, the longest river in China, has been called ‘Mother River’ by Chinese people and also the cradle of Chinese civilization. Along the river, not only will you admire the stunning natural scenery but also appreciate the cultural relics. The highlight should be the Three Gorges section, just like a natural gallery of Chinese landscape painting. In order to enrich your cruise experience, some culture programs will be held on board.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • In the morning, the cruise will arrive in Yichang and sail through the Gezhou Dam, the first large hydro-electric project on the River. It was constructed to generate electricity and improve navigation channel. In the afternoon, you will take an excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam, one of the most magnificent hydroelectric projects in the world. You could climb up to Tanziling to have a panoramic view of the whole project. Then you will get back to the ship and the ship will continue to sail through the Three Gorges Dam Ship Lock.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Today you will enter into a natural gallery of Chinese landscape painting as the cruise sails through the Wu Gorge, which features twelve peaks in different postures and manners. Then the ship will berth at the Daning River where you will disembark to take an excursion to the Three Little Gorges. You will be fascinated by many mossy rocks, verdant plants, ancient plank roads, hanging coffins and rare animals along it. After this exciting excursion, the cruise will sail through the Qutang Gorge, the shortest and the grandest of the Three Gorges.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • This morning you will be scheduled to take an onshore excursion to Fengdu. Strolling around this town, you will be impressed by its rich ghost culture, thus it is also called the ‘Ghost City’. Besides beautiful natural scenery, Fengdu is also praised as a treasure house of arts for combining the culture of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Around 09:30, the cruise will arrive at the destination Chongqing and your memorable cruise journey will come to the end. Our local professional guide will meet you on board and take you to have a Chongqing city tour. The first stop will be the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo, where you can take pictures with the cute giant pandas within a close distance. Afterwards, you will travel to the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell, who has contributed a lot to China during the World War Two and thus was respected by Chinese people. His residence mainly consists of the bedroom, office, meeting rooms and basement. Around noon, we will invite you to enjoy a delicious lunch at a fancy local restaurant. Later, a comfortable private transfer will take you to Chongqing Airport for your homeward flight.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Price includes

  • Yangtze Cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing

  • English-speaking guide

  • 1 night hotel in Shanghai

  • Meals listed in the itinerary

  • Entrance to all sites listed in itinerary

  • Private driver during tour in Shanghai