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China Yangtze River Tours from Shanghai

Shanghai, China’s most cosmopolitan center sitting at the mouth of the Yangtze River, is one of the best gateway cities to China in the East! Also, Shanghai is served as the door of Yangtze River cruise that many travelers would like to put the relaxing cruise experience after their Shanghai exploration.

Shanghai may not have Great Wall like Beijing, Terracotta Warriors and Horses like Xian or cute pandas like Chengdu , but it is every bit as worthy of your time as any other spot in China. When you stepping on the land Shanghai, you will get amazed how flourishing this metropolis is. Gaze out over the Bund waterfront from the world’s highest observation deck and have a great learning about China’s history and culture at Shanghai Museum...Shanghai is home to a unique lifestyle of lane house called shikumen, which combines Western and Chinese elements. You can take a nice walk in Tianzifang to feel the old traditions... Learn more about Shanghai Tours >>

Starting from Shanghai, you can take a flight or high speed train to Yichang for the Yangtze cruise and then head to different destinations around China to catch an overall impression about China. A relaxing Yangtze River cruise is usually arranged after Shanghai trip, giving great relaxation and fun along the beautiful Three Gorges in Central China. Just go with us now!


  • Private - flexibility & freedom; travel at your pace;
  • Customizable - create the trip that's right for you;
  • Inclusion - hotels, transfers, & things to do;
  • Yangtze River cruise - the hard core of highlights for each trip;
  • Shanghai - your flight landing destination, so visit it firstly;
  • Dig into the very heart of China - Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Tibet...more;

Top 2 Shanghai Yangtze River Tours

The following are the 2 best Shanghai Yangtze River tours for your short cruise trip. Most travelers would like to get to Shanghai first and then head to Yichang by flight or high speed train for the 5-day upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. While, some travelers would like to make the cruise trip shorter and they would fly to Chongqing from Shanghai first and the go for the 4-day downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. Feel free to select your likes or if you have your own needs or personal requirements, please tell us and we are here to help you customize your own trip! Best prices and awesome experience are guaranteed!

Most Recommended China Yangtze Tours from Shanghai (12~17 Days)

For most first-timers to China, they would like to cover several hot destinations in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Yangtze River, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa, Zhangjiajie to get an overall impression about the vast and beautiful China. Usually, Yangtze River cruise is served as a relaxing short break during the whole vacation. The following are the top 6 strongly recommended China Yangtze tours starting from Shanghai, and these tours are ranging from 12 days to 17 days. You can select your favored trip based on your interests, travel length and budget! If you have got your own ideas, contact us directly to discuss the travel plan and we can tailor made the tour for you!

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