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Yangtze River Cruise Routes

Yangtze River Cruise Routes are the sailings between Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan and Shanghai for different duration. The most popular cruise routes are as below:

  1. Downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang (4 Days & 3 Nights), from Wuhan to Shanghai (6 Days & 5 Nights), and from Chongqing to Shanghai (11 Days & 10 Nights).
  2. Upstream cruises from Yichang to Chongqing (5 Days & 4 Nights), from Shanghai to Wuhan (6 Days & 5 Nights), and from Shanghai to Chongqing (11 Days & 10 Nights).

>>Differences between Upstream & Downstream

Besides, in 2019, to meet the needs and interests of more Yangtze River cruise, we also provide the upstream and downstream cruises between Shanghai and Wuhan for the poetic enjoyment of the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River and the elegant Jiangnan region in China.


The Popular Cruise Routes Between Chongqing and Yichang

Map of Chongqing-Yichang Cruise Route
Map of Chongqing-Yichang Cruise Route

Yangtze cruises between Chongqing and Yichang is the most popular cruise route, chosen by about 95% Yangtze River cruisers. The cruising distance is about 648 kilometers, taking 3 nights and 4 days sailing downstream from Chongqing to Yichang, and 4 nights and 5 days upstream from Yichang to Chongqing.

Shore excursions of this route are mainly including Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Temple, Lesser Three Gorges, Shennong Stream, White Empire City and the Three Gorges Dam. However, the exact itineraries are different according to the cruise companies’ schedule. You can check cruise ships layout to find detailed info.

There are also some differences between the upstream and the downstream itinerary, shown on our Cruise Route Comparison Chart. You can go to check the detailed comparison, and find your favorite way to go.


The Relaxing Cruise Routes Between Chongqing and Shanghai

Map of Chongqing-Shanghai Cruise Route
Map of Chongqing-Shanghai Cruise Route

The longest Yangtze Cruise Route (about 2644 kilometers) between Chongqing and Shanghai is the most relaxing cruising, taking 10 nights and 11 days downstream from Chongqing to Shanghai, and upstream from Shanghai to Chongqing. The ONLY ship - Century Sky, running this route, will stop over at Taizhou, Manjing, Chizhou, Mount Jiuhua, Jingzhou, Wuhan cities and Jingdezhen, etc. to offer great time for the best appreciation of the essences in those nice tourist icon places.

Besides the shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream and Three Gorges Dam in the Three Gorges area, this route also operates land excursions to Jingdezhen porcelain town and some historical sites, like Museums in Wuhan city, and famous Confucius Temple in Nanjing, where you can get a better understanding about culture and history along the Yangtze River.

>> Know more detailed interesting Shanghai Chongqing cruise itinerary 2019 to plan your Yangtze River cruise


The Brand-new Cruise Routes between Shanghai and Wuhan

Map of Shanghai-Wuhan Cruise Route
Map of Shanghai-Wuhan Cruise Route

Take the Century Sky - 5 star cruise ship; sailing between Wuhan and Shanghai, to admire the natural, cultural and historical changes and highlights of the middle and lower parts along Yangtze. It takes 6 days and 5 nights for the downstream cruising from Wuhan to Shanghai. And 6 days and 5 nights for the upstream cruising from Shanghai to Wuhan.

Besides the close up to the prosperous Shanghai and Wuhan to see their modern look with many skyscrapers, you could also have special-offered excursions to the featured Dongguan Ancient Street and Slender West Lake in the charming Yangzhou, some famed places of interested in Nanjing, including the Confucius Temple and Niushou Mountann, and well-known Jiuhua Mountain, the earliest institutes of higher learning in ancient China White Deer Cave Academy, and iconic Lushan Mountain complimented in many famous Chinese ancient poems, etc. All are enriching and enlightening along the way!

>> Know more detailed interesting Shanghai Wuhan cruise itinerary 2019 to plan your Yangtze River cruise

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