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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) and from Chongqing to Shanghai (10 Days & 9 Nights).
  2. Upstream cruises from Yichang to Chongqing (5 Days & 4 Nights) and from Shanghai to Chongqing (10 Days & 9 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 Nanjing for the poetic enjoyment of the lower reaches of Yangtze River and the elegant Jiangnan region in China.

We also offer cruises between Chongqing to Wuhan, and both the Downstream and the Upstream takes 5 nights and 6 days at a lower price are specially offered for those cruisers who are short in time. (Note: there is no ship sailing between Chongqing and Wuhan in 2019. However, you can choose the gold section between Chongqing and Yichang that is most favored by Yangtze River cruise visitors or the longer Chongqing Shanghai cruise route to deeper enjoy the charm of the mother river 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 9 nights and 10 days downstream from Chongqing to Shanghai, and upstream from Shanghai to Chongqing. The ONLY ship - Century Sky, running this route, will stop over at Yangzhou, Chizhou, 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 antique Geyuan Garden and Dongguan Ancient Street in Yangzhou, where you can get a better understanding about the local culture along the Yangtze River.

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


The Special Cruise Routes between Chongqing and Wuhan

Map of Chongqing-Wuhan Cruise Route
Map of Chongqing-Wuhan Cruise Route

Take the Victoria Sophia - 5 star cruise ship; sailing between Chongqing and Shanghai, stops over in Wuhan. To embark in Wuhan, it takes 6 days and 5 nights for the upstream cruising. And 4 days and 3 nights for the downstream cruising from Chongqing to Wuhan.

Besides the shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, Three Gorges Dam in Three Gorges Area, you could also have special-offered excursions to Jingzhou Ancient City Wall, Jingzhou Museum, and Chibi - a well-known ancient battle field in Hubei province. All are enriching and enlightening along the way!

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