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Century Sky Shanghai Chongqing Cruise

Century Sky, another proud member of Century Cruises, has been reviewed as the best-value ship for the Century Cruises. In 2018, it offers the special itinerary between Shanghai and Chongqing with awesome sightseeing along the Yangtze River.

Century Sky Shanghai Chongqing Cruise Highlights 2018:

  • 1. New & In-depth Yangtze River Route: The ONLY luxury Yangtze River cruise offering in-depth cruise to its upstream, midstream and downstream, for a perfect savory of the real essence of this mother river!
  • 2. Wonderful & Relaxing Shanghai - Chongqing cruise: Without tiring vehicle transfer, it enables you to experience diverse sightseeing, culture, and charm of both modern and ancient China, from the metropolitan Shanghai, via classic Yangzhou, quiet Chizhou, elegant Jingdezhen, historic Wuhan and Jingzhou, world impressive Three Gorges Dam and Three Gorges, to fantastic Chongqing!
  • 3. The ONLY Yangtze River commercial passenger ship passing the Five Stage Ship Locks!
  • 4. Abundant included items with very LOW prices: covering 15/16 attractions, 8 destinations in 4 provinces and 2 municipalities, etc. in 10 days and 9 nights!

Cruise Route:

Shanghai - Chongqing (Oct. 28 - Nov. 6; 10 days & 9 nights)

Chongqing - Shanghai (Nov. 20 - Nov. 29; 10 days & 9 nights)

Price:  from $1,179 •This price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing, valid until Feb.28, 2019.

•Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.

•Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.

•Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.40. The USD quote is based on current exchange rate, and it may change according the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will remain the same.

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Century Sky Shanghai Chongqing Cruise Itinerary in 2018

Century Sky's Shanghai Chongqing Itinerary Map of Century Sky's Shanghai Chongqing Itinerary

  • Shanghai - Chongqing Upstream Cruise
  • Chongqing - Shanghai Downstream Cruise
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
  • Day 1 (Oct. 28, 2018)
  • Shanghai
  • Ship Embarkation
  • D
  • Shanghai Splendid Shanghai Night View
  • The Bund in Shanghai The Bund in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! Embark the Century Sky before 18:00 at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上海国际客运中心码头 (Pier Address: from the entrance of Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上港邮轮城, No.500 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai). After a little break, enjoy your first dinner onboard in the grand restaurant.

Cruise departs from The Bund of Shanghai at 21:00. You can go to the Sun Deck to enjoy the resplendent night view of Lujiazui area, the Bund, and Huangpu River with fascinating colors of lights.

  • Day 2 (Oct. 29, 2018)
  • Yangzhou
  • Yangzhou Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Yangzhou Geyuan Garden Geyuan Garden
  • Yangzhou Geyuan Garden Poetic Geyuan Garden
  • Yangzhou Dongguan Ancient Street Dongguan Ancient Street

Waken up by the river breeze and rising sunshine! Take a half day new tour to visit its Geyuan Garden and Dongguan Ancient Street in Yangzhou City. Then return onboard to enjoy your lunch. You can spend the afternoon hours on the various activities. Joyous Crew Cabaret show will be performed at around 21:00 after dinner.

Geyuan Garden: a typical classic garden of Jiangnan flavor and the featured best-preserved one in Yangzhou. Built by a salt merchant for nearly 200 years, it is worth to appreciate the traditional private garden of ancient people in Jiangnan area. During your leisure stroll along the architectures, lakes, corridors, gardens, etc., please do not miss its best highlights on the rockeries which show the diverse sceneries of spring, summer, autumn and winter in the perfect poetic ways.

Dongguan Ancient Street: over 1100 meters long, it is the most representative historic street in Yangzhou. Still being kept in the original appearance as in the Qing and Ming dynasties, it is fabulous to seek the traditional old flavor of Jiangnan and the prosperity of Yangzhou in the old decades. Various types of local snacks and items will intrigue your fond of the wonderful Yangzhou during the 1 hour’s walk there.

  • Day 3 (Oct. 30, 2018)
  • Xinghuacun Village
  • Xinghuacun Village Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Chizhou Xinghuacun Village Chizhou Xinghuacun Village
  • Chizhou Xinghuacun Village Chizhou Xinghuacun Village
  • Chizhou Xinghuacun Village Chizhou Xinghuacun Village

On this day, after your breakfast, take the tourist bus at 09:00 and enjoy the half day tour (about 3.5 hours) to visit Xinghuacun Village Ancient Town in Chizhou City, Anhui Province. Then, return onboard. You can spend the afternoon hours on the various activities. Interesting Movie Night is to be shown at around 21:00.

Xinghuacun Village: reputed as the “No. 1 Village under Heaven” for the famous poem called “Qingming” by Du Mu from Tang dynasty, this ancient village tells what the best romantic scenes of rain, blossoms, and liquor. It is said poem and liquor are the best friends by many famous ancient poets in China. Roam in the site famous for producing liquor, walk by the old wooden houses, bridges, and gardens, and know about the stories of Du Mu and the idyllic rural life of leisure.

  • Day 4 (Oct. 31, 2018)
  • Jingdezhen Town
  • Jingdezhen Town Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Jingdezhen Jingdezhen Pocelain Expo Area
  • Jingdezhen Jingdezhen Porcelain Skills
  • Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln Porcelain Yard

Today, you will take a full day tour (about 9 hours) to Jingdezhen and taste the featured lunch at a local restaurant.

Jingdezhen: the well-known City of Ceramics for over 1,000 years. Visit the ancient porcelain factory, ancient kiln porcelain yard and ceramic Expo area to see from the ancient kilns, historic sites of ceramic production, ancient streets, and a series of sites of full steps of its manufacture, to various outstanding ceramic products with subtle lines, patterns and luster, and those cherished cultural records and materials of ceramics in China, through which Jingdezhen tells the glorious success of China’s ceramic production and the superb skill of Chinese people among the world. A continuing leisure walk in “China Ceramic City” will offer you another fantastic chance to appreciate those beautiful ceramic artistic works and choose your favorite one to take.

  • Day 5 (Nov. 1, 2018)
  • Wuhan
  • Wuhan City Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Hubei Provincial Museum Hubei Provincial Museum
  • Hubei Provincial Museum Chime-bells from the Tomb of Marquis Yi
  • Wuhan East Lake Tingtao Area of East Lake in Autumn

Today, take a half-day city tour in Wuhan to visit Hubei Provincial Museum and East Lake. Then, return onboard. You can spend the afternoon hours on the various activities. Highly welcome you to join the Talent Show at around 21:00 and show your personal charisma and talent after dinner.

Hubei Provincial Museum: one of the 8 national class museums in China. Collecting over 240 thousand precious historic and cultural relics, with nearly 1,000 being the national first class, Hubei Provincial Museum never fails to impress visitors with its wonderful displays about the strong culture of the ancient Chu State and the civilization of ancient Yangtze River region. Among all relics, the "Chime-bells from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State, the Sword of Goujian, Human Skull Fossils from Yunxian County, and the Blue and White plum vase of the four loves in Yuan Dynasty are the “four treasures of Hubei Provincial Museum”.

East Lake Scenic Area: It is famous as the top largest city lake and the romantic sightseeing of Sakura blossoms. Visit the poetic Tingtao Scenic Spot to admire the picturesque autumn scenery of the peaceful lake, antique buildings on water, and the multiple colored trees in yellow, orange, golden, and red, which presents like a wonderful oil painting. Also, you can immerse into the fun of wandering along the twisty paths.

  • Day 6 (Nov. 2, 2018)
  • Jingzhou
  • Jingzhou City Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Jingzhou Ancient City Wall Jingzhou Ancient City Wall
  • Jingzhou Museum Jingzhou Museum
  • Jingzhou Museum Over 1800 Years Historic Mal Corpes

After your lunch, take a half day tour to discover the highlights in Jingzhou city to visit the Jingzhou Ancient City Wall and Jingzhou Museum. Join in the Game Party with lucky draws to win some good souvenirs at around 21:00 after dinner.

Jingzhou Ancient City Wall: as one of the best preserved and large scaled city wall in south China, it shows the original city boundary of the ancient Jingzhou from the Warring States period. The present keeping city wall with a perimeter of 12 kilometers long was rebuilt from 1646 in Qing dynasty based on its appearance and foundation in Ming dynasty.

Jingzhou Museum: collecting over 130 thousand pieces of historical cultural relics, it is one of the top National First Class Museums in China. You can enjoyably admire the top best silk from the Warring States period, well preserved swords of famous ancient kings, colorful lacquer exhibitions from the Warring States period, Qin and Han dynasties. More importantly, you can watch the best preserved and most historic ancient male corpse from the Western Han dynasty, which was buried in 167 BC.

  • Day 7 (Nov. 3, 2018)
  • Yichang
  • Three Gorges Dam Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Tribe of Three Gorges Tribe of Three Gorges
  • Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam
  • Five Stages Ship Locks Five Stages Ship Locks

Today, you will arrive in Yichang city. After breakfast, take the optional shore excursion visit to the Tribe of the Three Gorges (290RMB/person). After lunch onboard, visit the significant Three Gorges Dam and experience sailing through the Five Stage Ship Locks.

Tribe of the Three Gorges (290RMB/person): praised as the “Protected Center of the Popular Culture and Art of the Three Gorges”, it is one of the best sites for Yangtze cruise travelers. Roam along the Water-side, Brook-side and Mountain villages to enjoy the beauty of local Tujia tribe, peaceful life and pleasant living environment.

Three Gorges Dam: the world’s largest and most complicated hydroelectric station. Go up to the Tanziling Ridge to admire the panorama of the whole dam project, the five stage ship locks, and the sightseeing of the blossoms and trees. Since it contributes a lot to flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. in China, you also can visit the exhibition center and other spots to know about its working theory and history.

Three Gorges Dam Five Stages Ship Locks: so far the largest ship locks globally. With a water height difference of 113 meters in total, it is the most complicated ship locks to construct universally. At night hours after dinner, experience sailing through the ship locks.

  • Day 8 (Nov. 4, 2018)
  • Three Gorges
  • Three Gorges Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Shennv Stream Shennv Stream
  • Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
  • Qutang Gorge Qutang Gorge
  • White Emperor City White Emperor City
  • Qutang Gorge Kuimen Gate of Qutang Gorge

This day, visit Shennv Stream (about 3 hours) in the morning. Then, admire Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. After lunch onboard, you can take an optional visit to White Emperor City (290RMB/person) or spend the afternoon hours on the various activities. After dinner, welcome to the Lounge to enjoy the night of Waltz at around 21:00 .

Shennv Stream:also called Goddess Stream for its fairy legendary. Take the sightseeing boat to sail through the primitive and deep gorge valley, and experience reaching the heart of the tranquil nature with emerald water and lush plantations to comfort your exciting mind. Such visit really seems the closing up with a wonderland hidden.

Wu Gorge: it is the most beautiful gorge. Famous for its rising mists, it is like a mysterious young lady with spectacular sightseeing of deep valleys and prosperous plant-covered mountains by the wide water. In autumn, Wu Gorge changes its costume into orange and red with the vigorous red leaves embracing all mountains.

Qutang Gorge: this gorge is the most precipitous and most magnificent one among all the three gorges. Once you are sailing there, the steep hills that can be 1,500 meters high, and the narrow river path would leave you its dramatic but superb natural scenery, which makes you seem to travel in an art gallery of nature.

White Emperor City (290RMB/person): known as the “Poem City”, it is the creating site of numerous classic ancient poems of famous literati, including Li Bai, Du Fu, etc. Thus, follow the local guide to know those interesting stories to enjoy the cultural essence of this great place. Also, you can go to appreciate Kuimen Gate of the Qutang Gorge from the best angle of view.

  • Day 9 (Nov. 5, 2018)
  • Zhongxian
  • Zhongxian County Tour
  • B,L,D
  • Shibaozhai Pagoda Shibaozhai Pagoda
  • Shibaozhai Pagoda Shibaozhai Pagoda
  • Yangtze River Yangtze River View from Shibaozhai

Today, you will arrive in Zhongxian County and visit its Shibaozhai Pagoda (about 2.5 hours) after breakfast. After lunch onboard, you can spend the afternoon hours on the various activities. Farewell dancing party or Talent Show will be held grandly at around 21:00 after dinner.

Shibaozhai Pagoda: the antique tower reputed as one of the gems of Chinese architectures and listed as one of the “Top 8 Most Peculiar Architectures in the World” by the American Discovery. This 12-story red wooden building stably standing along the mountain looks unbelievable and beautiful under sunshine. Climb from one level to the upper one to know the historical stories of the Yangtze River and reach the upper area to enjoy the view of Zhongxian County and Yangtze River.

  • Day 10 (Nov. 6, 2018)
  • Chongqing
  • Ship Disembarkation
  • B,L,D
  • Chongqing Chaotianmen Port Chongqing Chaotianmen Port
  • Chongqing Chongqing City

After breakfast, gather your entire luggage and disembark Century Sky at around 08:30 at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port in the downtown. Cruise ends happily!

Further Notes & Tips

1. Itinerary Valid Date:
The itinerary of Shanghai - Chongqing Upstream cruise is valid only for upstream Century Sky cruises starting on October 28th in 2018. The itinerary of Chongqing - Shanghai Downstream cruise is valid only for downstream Century Sky cruises starting on November 20th in 2018.
2. Subject to Change:
Please note that all arrival and departure times, shore excursions and lectures are subject to change due to weather, river conditions and permission from the navigational authorities. The cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.
3. Service Fee:
Above rates are not included the service fee of RMB450/pp for each cruise, and that will be credited on your account once you check in onboard and be settled when disembarking Century Sky.
4. Cabin / Deck Upgrading:
The above rates are the basic price of the standard cabin onboard, if you want to upgrade to the same type cabin on higher decks, it requires extra payment of RMB450/cabin/deck. If you want to upgrade into better class of suite, it also needs extra payment.
5. Embarkation & Disembarkation Ports:
The pier used in Shanghai is the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal 上海国际客运中心码头 (Address: No. 500 East Daming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai). The pier used in Chongqing is called Chongqing Chaotianmen Port 重庆朝天门码头 (Address: No.17, Changbin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing). To know detailed transportation to the Chongqing pier, please visit: How to Get to Chongqing Chaotianmen Port; for detailed transportation to Shanghai pier, please contact our professional cruise specialist.
6. Shore Excursion Visits:
The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.
The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional shore excursion tour to Tribe of Three Gorges, White Emperor City, and Fengdu Ghost City needs for 290RMB/pp respectively. The package price is at the lowest with great deal that Century Sky can offer. Just feel free to select your likes and do the interesting day tour.
The OPTIONAL shore excursions are prepared based on the number of visitors who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk at least 1 day in advance who would register for you and receive your pay in site. The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.
7. Clothes for Parties:
Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception and Captain's Farewell Party should wear smart casual.

More Inspiring Travel Ideas for Shanghai - Chongqing Cruise Tour

Guessing to enrich your trip to China to take full advantage of your international air tickets and time for travel planning? Since you are going to halt in Shanghai and Chongqing to embark / disembark the cruise, there is no reason not to discover the two popular tourist cities in China. Let’s see the top travel ideas for your Shanghai Chongqing Yangtze River cruise in 2018!

Cruise + Shanghai City Tour

Shanghai, the “Magic City”, shows the world its flying thriving feat during the past 100 years. Hidden behind the glittering modern city appearance with those towering skyscrapers, this charming city also preserves many awesome historic and cultural places to go, such as the Bund, Yu Garden & Bazaar for your easy savory!

Shanghai ShanghaiBund Shanghai Yuyuan Garden Shanghai

Cruise + Chongqing City Tour

Chongqing, the “City of Mountain” updates people’s cognition of a city’s structure and tells you how this city upon mountains has developed into the major economic center in southwest China. Extraordinarily famous for its food, like the hot pot, Chongqing will be your ideal wonderland for gourmet exploration!

Chongqing Chongqing Dazu Stone Carvings Chongqing Chongqing Hot Pot

Cruise + Additional China Destinations

Furthermore, as China is always an amazing country for tourists home and abroad, we also invite you to explore other inspiring destinations such as Beijing with great walls and the Forbidden City, Xian with Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu with Giant Pandas, Guilin with picturesque Karst landscape, Zhangjiajie with Avatar Hallelujha Mountain in reality, Tibet with Potala Palace, Hong Kong with fascinating Victoria Harbor, etc. to catch more charm of China! You can select from our top 5 most recommended China tour packages to match your cruise tour and appreciate china in advance. Also, we are very willing to help you tailor make a China Yangtze River cruise tour with sincerity!

Beijing Forbidden City Xian Terracotta Warriors Chengdu Pandas Guilin

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from $1,179
Price Note:
• The above price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.
• The prices are valid by Dec.31 of the year.
• Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
• Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.

Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Great Wall
Is there anyway to se the Great Wall while on this trip.
2018-07-09 12:41
Hello Laurence,

Thank you for the good question. In the whole trip of the 10 days & 9 nights Shanghai Chongqing cruise, there is no visit to the Great Walls and only the similar shore excursion to the Jingzhou Ancient City Wall in Jingzhou city area. And if you are interested in the Great Wall, we recommend you to extend your cruise tour with a Beijing tour to see the famous Great Walls without missing the amazing cruise experience. If you like, you could tell us about your nationality, group size, ideal traveling time to China, and any other information about your travel through E-mail, and then our professional travel expert will help you with the tour planning with sincerity and professionalism.

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