Yangtze River Crusie Route Comparison
Yangtze River Cruise routes are divided into 3 kinds according to cruise length and days. They are 4-5 days Chongqing and Yichang Route, and 7-9 days Chongqing and Shanghai route, 4-6 days Chongqing and Wuhan route, .
Latest news for Yangtze Cruise between Chongqing and Shanghai: we are sorry to inform you that there is no ship sailing between Chongqing and Shanghai in 2017. If you are interested in shorter Yangtze River cruising, you can take the popular itinerary between Chongqing and Yichang which covers all the essence of Yangtze River.
Here we compared the 3 routes as well as the upstream and downstream of each route, hoping to give you a clearer mind about the difference so that you can choose a more suitable ship for your need.
No.1: Chongqing and Yichang - the most popular Yangtze cruise route
This route is chosen by 95% travelers. Rich shore excursions, including White Emperor City, Fengdu Ghost City, Lesser Three Gorgers and Shennong Stream, offer you the best of the Three Gorgers in one go.
You can choose from the top deluxe Yangtze Explorer, popular Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises and Yangtze Gold Cruises, to the budget President Cruises. Wild choices of ships and sailing dates, please check the Yangtze Cruise Calendar.
Chongqing - Yichang (4D & 3N) Yangtze Downstream Cruise
- Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
- Shore excursion:
Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, Three Gorges Dam Site, Fengdu Ghost City (optional) and White Emperor City (optional)
- Chongqing is well connected by air and train with many cities in China.
Yichang - Chongqing (5D & 4N) Yangtze Upstream Cruise
- Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
- Shore excursion:
Three Gorges Dams Site, Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream, Shibaozhai Pagoda , Fengdu Ghost City (optional), White Emperor City (optional) and Tripe of Three Gorges (optional)
- Yichang is less conveninet in traffic, but well connected with Shanghai
- The price of Upstream is CHEAPER than that of downstream.
No.2: Chongqing and Shanghai - the most relaxing route but needs more time and money
Victoria Sophia is the ONLY ship sailing between Chongqing and Shanghai. The longest and most relaxing cruise route including further shore excursions to Mt. Huang, Nanjing city and Wuhan city, which offeres a deeper exploration about the local culture along different regions of the Yangtze.
Chongqing - Shanghai (7D & 6N) Yangtze Downstream Cruise
- Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
- 6 Shore excursions including Shennv Stream, Three Gorges Dam Site, Hubei Provincial Museum (in Wuhan), Mount Jiuhua, Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum and Confucian Temple (in Nanjin).
Shanghai - Chongqing (9D & 8N) Yangtze Upstream Cruise
- Duration: 9 Days and 8 Nights
- 7 Shore excursions including Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, Confusion Temple (in Nanjing), Mount Jiuhua, Hubei Provincial Museum, Gezhouba Dam, Three Gorges Dam, Shennv Stream and Shibaozhai Pagoda.
No.3: Chongqing and Wuhan - Special Cruise Line on Yangtze
Since Victoria Sophia offers lines between Chongqing and Shanghai, and it stops in Wuhan City. Guests could board and disembark in Wuhan for 4-day downstream cruise from Chongqing to Wuhan and 6-day upstream cruise from Wuhan to Chongqing. For the itinerary details, please view the itinerary offered by Victoria Sophia.
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