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Yangtze River Cruise Routes, Three Gorges Cruise Routes

When planning a Yangtze River cruise tour, you will find there are so many routes for you to choose and it is usually hard to make a judgement on which to choose. Be confused? Don’t worry, here, in this Yangtze River Cruise Routes Guide, your problem will be solved! We will show you all the cruise routes and rank them in order of the recommends of our customers. Besides, you can get our useful suggestions of choosing your best cruise route at the end of this guide!

4-day Chongqing to Yichang Cruise

4-day Yichang to Chongqing Cruise

The classic downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang is the most popular and hottest chosen route! So it comes no surprise that you can find this route on the brochure of any cruise company.

This classic route covers almost all the highlights of Yangtze River. World-class Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam, of course, are all included. Besides that, there are many other attractions await your visit, like Shibaozhai Pagoda, White Emperor City, Shennv Stream, etc.

The first day of this cruise line starts at the evening. Therefore, you are given almost a whole day to explore Chongqing City before boarding your ship. What great news for hot-pot and house-crossing metro trains lovers!

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5-day Yichang to Chongqing Cruise

5-day Yichang to Chongqing Cruise

The upstream cruise line from Yichang to Chongqing shares the same surprises you can get from the 4-day Chongqing to Yichang Cruise. And these two cruise trips usually share the same price! The differences are the direction of the journey and the nights you will stay onboard.

This route starts from Yichang and ends at Chongqing. If you are coming from tourist cities near Yichang side, like Zhangjiajie and Guilin, this route may be your best choice!

Compared with the 4-day cruise route, this 5-day cruise route gives an extra luxury night onboard in the same price. Therefore, it will also be your best choice if you are looking for more leisure and luxury experience!

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12-day Shanghai to Chongqing Cruise

Chongqing to shanghai Cruise Route Map

The ultimate panoramic Yangtze River cruise route taking you to have a complete admiration of the splendid nature, diverse brilliant culture, ethnic minority folk life, profound historical stories and the domestically vital economical development of the lower, middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze.

Shanghai to Chongqing cruise and Chongqing to Shanghai cruise offered by classic luxury cruise - Century Legend take 11 ~ 12 days and let you visit the 4 mega dynamic cities and 8 authentic ancient cities along the river, including Shanghai, Yangzhou, Nanjing, Chizhou, Jiujiang, Wuhan, Yueyang, Jingzhou, Yichang and Chongqing.

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9-day Chongqing to Jiujiang Cruise

Chongqing Jiujiang Cruise Route Map

The 8 nights and 9 days Chongqing Jiujiang cruise is a new and interesting route taking you to enjoy nice explorations of both top important port cities and hidden beautiful little places in one go. Apart from 8 days’ shore excursion visits to Fuling, Wuhan, Jingzhou, Yueyang, Huanggang, etc. With the cruise, you will make a full-day tour in Jiujiang, Nanchang or Jingdezhen for Chinese nature, history or art savory based on your likes.

You will not only discover the interesting Three Kingdoms period historical stories, Chinese poem charm, and more treasurable gems left from remote dynasties, but also admire the awesome splendors of the Three Gorges from the top and a series of parks, live performances, etc. for both relaxing and learning! This route is offered only by Yangtze Explorer in 2021 for your best luxury travel experience.

This cruise route is not available in 2021!

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8-day Wuhan to Chongqing Cruise

Chongqing Wuhan Cruise Route Map

The newly designed 7 nights and 8 days Wuhan Chongqing Cruise is a quite popular route to discover far more beyond the classic Three Gorges since you will visit the exciting geological park and primitive stream for the diversity of landform in large Chongqing municipality. And more, you’ll explore the impressive Three Kingdom period history in Hubei Province (including Wuhan and Jingzhou) for feel its charm, culture, safety and more. Plus, the attractive experience of passing the Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks is also covered in the route for your fresh try! Take this route to sail with well managed Century Emerald in 2021!

This cruise route is not available in 2021!

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4~5-day Chongqing Roundtrip Yangtze Cruise

Chongqing Roundtrip Yangtze Cruise

This is the brand-new designing route only available for Century Legend cruise visitors in 2020. The itinerary with relatively shorter distance from Chongqing to Wu Gorge actually covers more places for your deep savory of the essential sightseeing, folk culture charm and profound historical stories of the Yangtze River crossing Chongqing, Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge.

In the 4 days & 3 nights cruise trip, you will embark in Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock and sail down to pay great visits to former mysterious nuclear military plant and natural rift valley in Fuling, Shennv Stream with serene sightseeing, White Emperor City with rich poetic elegance, etc. around Three Gorges and disembark in Wanzhou Port for bus shuttle back to Chongqing downtown.

While in the 5 days & 4 nights sailing holiday, you will take the arranged shuttle bus from Chongqing downtown to Wanzhou Port for boarding. Appreciate the best natural and cultural essences around Three Gorges and then make exciting exploration of Zhang Fei Temple and Yunyang Longgang National Geological Park in Yunnan County. Continue sail to Fengdu to walk to the amazing ghost city with Taoist theory on Day 4 and leave your cruise at Chongqing Chaotianment Dock on the morning of the last day for a nice trip ending!

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How to Choose Your Best Yangtze River Cruise Route

How to choose the cruise route right for you? Maybe you can get inspired from the following aspects!

By Your Travel Length: If you still feel confused on which to choose, you can choose the one according to the travelling days you prefer most! If you are in hurry, you can choose the most classic 4-day Chongqing to Yichang cruise route. And if you want a longer trip, you can try the 5-day Yichang to Chongqing cruise route or the in-depth Chongqing Shanghai routes.

By Your Entire China Trip Plan: If you are going to take a Yangtze River cruise after the visit of Zhangjiajie or Guilin, you are more suggested to choose the 4-day Yichang to Chongqing route. And for the travelers going from Lhasa, Chengdu, Lijiang, Kunming, Shangri-La or Chongqing, the 5-day Chongqing to Yichang route is more recommended!

By the Itinerary of the Ship You Prefer: Since even the same ship may have different itinerary plans, you can just choose the downstream or upstream route according to the itinerary of the ship you prefer.

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