China Tours with Yangtze River Cruise

One best idea for planning a China tour with a Yangtze River cruise would be to start in Beijing and visit popular landmarks such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City before traveling to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors, then fly to Chengdu to visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, before embarking on a Yangtze River cruise in Chongqing to explore the Three Gorges region and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and visit the attractions along the Yangtze River, before ending the trip in Wuhan or Shanghai to experience the city's modern skyline and traditional neighborhoods like the Bund and Yu Garden.

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Luxury China Tours with Yangzi Explorer

Experience the ultimate in luxury and cultural immersion on a once-in-a-lifetime China tour, complete with a breathtaking Yangtze River cruise, where you can marvel at the stunning Three Gorges and historic cities like Chongqing, while enjoying the finest accommodations, personalized service, and exclusive access to top attractions such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, and Chengdu Panda Base.

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Top Activities for a Yangtze Cruise Package

On a Yangtze River cruise tour you can experience Tai Chi practice, making dumplings, traditional massage, tea driking and more; travel in other cities has more cultural experiences such as cooking, calligraphy, painting, ceramic wall art, Shu embroidery, etc.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Yangtze River Tours

April, May, September and October are the peak as well as the best season for taking the cruise. Most ships suspend during winter because of the low water level.
  • 1) The cruise length is the biggest difference between upstream and downstream. The upstream takes 5 days and 4 nights while the downstream takes 4 days and 3 nights. The upstream ones are suitable for those who want a more relaxing cruise.
  • 2) Due to the slower speed, upstream cruise ships have to sail at night in order to reach shore excursion sites and scenic attraction in daylight hours, whereas downstream cruise ships usually dock in the evening and never travel at night.
  • 3) It is the difference of the embark/disembark time of the cruise port.
The answer is no. Just show your passport at the check-in counter. If you book a tour package with us, our guide will escort you to the pier and help with the check-in.
Nearly all the cabins on the cruiser are equipped with private balcony except for the staterooms, so that room ventilation can be ensured and passengers can enjoy the scenery outside in their cabins through the windows.
Sadly to say no. If you want to get connected to WIFI, about USD24 per person is charged for the whole sailing. The price may differ a little among ships.
Usually we suggest a group of 3 stay in 2 rooms as the cabins on the ship usually are not as big as the hotel rooms. Single supplement fee is 75%. For some ships with bigger room, extra bed can be arranged.
Smoking is only permitted on the sundeck of the ship.
Yes. Just tell us your special needs when booking the tour with us. If you are individual traveler, just tell the Reception Desk when you embark.
For the 4 and 5 star cruise ships, most staffs have a good command of English. For the shore excursion, you will have an English speaking guide.


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