The world’s third longest river, the longest in Asia and the longest continuous river in a single country, the Yangtze River has long been at the heart of the Middle Kingdom’s evolution and that of its people. Along with the Yellow River it has been the lifeblood of the country since the dawn of civilisation and continues to be through the immense Three Gorges Dam project that has broken countless records. You’ll get to stop off at several points on the cruise including the chance to see the dam up close.
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REASON TO VISIT YANGTZE RIVER
For many a Yangtze River Cruise is one of the highlights of China. The cruise ships are comfortable and there are several shore excursions allowing you time off the ships.
YANGTZE RIVER TRAVEL TIP
The cruise can be taken up or down river with the minimum number of nights being 3 and the whole trip from Chongqing to Shanghai 8 days although most cruises are 3 nights finishing in Yichang.
HIGHLIGHTS OF YANGTZE RIVER
Chongqing is the start of the trip and worth a quick look to see what is claimed to be the world’s largest city, population 33 million and counting!
Fengdu Ghost City, reputedly where the devil lives and a common shore excursion on a river cruise.
Shibaozhai traditional cliff top town with lovely views over the river.
Shennong Stream takes you off the main river and up a quiet tributary flanked by lushly vegetated cliffs where you may spot traditional suspended coffins.
The Three Gorges Dam project is the world’s largest and perhaps most controversial but at the same time a breathtaking sight.
Time spent relaxing on the boat - after all, this is a cruise! There is plenty to entertain on the ships as well including cultural classes and evening shows.
HAND PICKED YANGTZE RIVER SHIPS
We book cruise ships from a range of companies including President and the Victoria lines usually focusing on their 5* ships which maintain good standards.
We hold ATOL license 10287 so booking with us gives you 100% financial protection. We are also members of the Association of British Travel Agents. ABTA has strict membership requirements and we are required to adhere to the associations high standards. Our ABTA number is Y1699.