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Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai

The downstream Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai is the most relaxing cruise route, taking 6 nights and 7 days. It stops in Wuhan city where Yangtze cruisers could have exciting land tour.

Follow the mighty Yangtze from Chongqing to Shanghai to discover the glories of China's long history and splendid culture. This delightful itinerary features the most insight for the Yangtze River, with all the scenic and historical highlights of Yangtze River itself and shore excursion to the celebrated cities like Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan and Mount Jiuhua.

Latest news for Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai: sorry to inform you that there is no ship sailing from Chongqing to Shanghai in 2018. If you are interested in downstream Yangtze River cruising, you can take the 4 days & 3 nights itinerary from Chongqing to Yichang which covers all the essence of Yangtze River. 


7 Days & 6 Nights Chongqing Shanghai Cruise Itinerary

Chongqing to shanghai Cruise Route Map


Day 1 Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise (L, D)

  • 08:00-10:00 Get onboard at Chaotianmen Dock, and depart from Chongqing
  • 16:00-18:30 Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda

Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

  • 07:30-08:00 Pass through Qutang Gorge
  • 09:00-13:00 Shore excursion to Shennv Stream
  • 13:30-15:30 Pass through Wu Gorge
  • 16:30-18:00 Pass through Xiling Gorge
  • 20:00-24:00 Pass through five stages ship locks

Shennv Stream, also called Goddess Stream, is a new shore excursion site since 2014. With a total length of 30 km, it is a wondrous gorge with extraordinary view.

Shennv Stream

Shennv Stream

Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

  • 08:00-10:00 Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site
  • 12:00-14:00 Pass through Gezhouba Dam

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze has been a dream for generations and is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken by mankind. This great dam, the biggest hydropower project in the world, provides China with tremendous power generation and flood control service.

Three Gorges Dam Site

Three Gorges Dam

Day 4 Yichang - Wuhan (B, L, D)

  • 10:30 Arrive in Wuhan City
  • 12:00-15:00 Visit Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan

Hubei Provincial Museum is a national AAAA museum in China, showing numerous state-level historic and cultural relics. It currently holds about 200,000 objects among which the most astonishing are the objects excavated from the Zenghouyi Tomb which was built about 2400 years ago.

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

Day 5 Wuhan - Jiuhuashan (Mount Jiuhua) (B, L, D)

  • 09:00-19:00 Full-day shore excursion to Mt. Jiuhuashan

Mt. Jiuhua, known as the international Buddhist temple, is originally known as Mountain of Nine Lotuses, due to the shape of nine peaks like lotus, later renamed to be Jiuhua Mountain. Together with Wutai Mountain in Shanxi, Putuo Mountain in Zhejiang, Mt. Emei in Sichuan, known as the four famous mountains of Chinese Buddhism, which wins a fame of "Top Buddhism Mountain in Southeast China”.


Mount Jiuhua

Day 6 Jiuhuashan - Nanjing (B, L, D)

  • 09:00-12:00 Shore excursion in Nanjing, including Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty style Bazaar surrounding Confucian Temple

Built in 1926, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is in honor of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866 – 1925), “the Father of Modern China”. This majestic Mausoleum is regarded as the most outstanding in Chinese modern architectural history with deep historical significance and beautiful scenery.

Confucian Temple is a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism. Surrounded by Qing Dynasty style bazaar, it has become a powerful point of attraction and the essence of the Qinhuai scenery.

Nanjing Confucian Temple

Nanjing Confucian Temple


Day 7 Shanghai Disembark(B)

  • 08:00 disembark at Shanghai Wusongkou Port

Situated at the mouth of Yangtze River, Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in China. It is a flourishing international metropolis and a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks the Bund, Yu Garden as well as the extensive and growing Lujiazui skyline.

Shanghai City

the Metropolis Shanghai

Instead of taking the long cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai, you can choose the shorter cruise itinerary running from Chongqing to Yichang, which takes 4 days & 3 nights as the whole voyage. All the essence of Yangtze River are covered including the Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam Site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our professional cruise agents!


1. The above information including itinerary, attractions, and shore excursions, is not fixed and will be changed slightly because of the differences in ships, seasons, water levels, and weather condition.

2. Included meals as noted in above itinerary: (B) = Breakfast; (L) = Lunch; (D) = Dinner. 

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Departure date for Chongqiong to Shanghai
Hi, I like to understand what are the departure dates available in July for the Chongqiong to Shanghai cruise? Mike
2017-04-02 22:49
Hi Mike,

I am so sorry to tell you that there is no ship sailing from Chongqing to Shanghai in 2017. If you are interested in downstream Yangtze River cruising, you can take the 4 days & 3 nights itinerary from Chongqing to Yichang which covers all the essence of Yangtze River.

You can check the cruise calendar in July http://www.yangtze-river-cruises.com/find-a-cruise/calendar2017-7.html which gives you more ideas about the Yangtze River cruise.

Have a nice day!

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