China travel map - Shanghai Yangzte Cruise Tour

Following the tour starting from China's biggest city Shanghai, a wonderful Yangtze cruise is arranged to enjoy the natural and civilized treasure of Chinese mother river.

Best for: Senior, Sightseeing

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing

Starting Point: Shanghai 

Ending Point: Chongqing


  • Experience the most fastest train in the World, the maglev train in Shanghai
  • Charming Shanghai with Yu Garden and the Bund
  • Enjoy leisurely Yangtze River Cruise

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    Upon you arrival, be met at the airport. Transfer to downtown by maglev, which is the first business maglev train in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit futuristic Pudong New district, since the beginning of its development in 1990 when plans were first announced, Pudong has become a New Open Economic Development Zone, and has emerged as China’s financial and commercial hub. Then visit The Bund, the must see place in Shanghai, which is the famous water front to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Then enjoy the Huangpu River Cruise, which is a good way to let you have a panoramic view of the river and the scenery along Huangpu River.

    Meal: L

    After breakfast, we will transfer to visit the Yu Garden, which was built at Ming Dynasty and used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. After that, visit Old Quarters of Town God Temple (Yuyuan Market), where you can look at traditional way of people’s life, the houses, markets and people. Enjoy Dim-sum lunch. It is a very popular meal in China, and it often associate with teahouse culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong. After lunch, you will visit the Xintiandi, an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Visit the Former French Concession, the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Visit the Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, to end today’s sightseeing.

    Meal: B, L

    Yu Garden Pavillion

    Transfer to airport and take airplane to Yichang. Be met and take a shuttle transfer from the Yichang Central Cruise Terminal to the nearby Maoping pier to embark on your Cruise ship (shuttle operates 4:30 pm-9:00 pm on a first come first serve basis; winter operation is between 6:00 pm-9:00pm, until the bus is full).

    Meal: B, D

    Disembark this morning and take a specially-designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. The lock will be transited in about 40 minutes to an hour. Then visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.

    Additional optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion or Quyuan Homwtown (river conditions permitting).

    Meal: B, L, D

    Three Gorges Dam

    Transfer to another vessel for an excursion through Shennong Stream small gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Goddess Stream. Enter the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. 

    Additional optional shore excursions (river conditions permitting) to White Emperor City (daytime), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge, and a performance of the acclaimed hi-tech spectacle "Return to the Three Gorges" (evening).

    Meal: B, L, D

    Take a shore excursion to the Jade Emperor Scenic Area near Fengdu, which has the largest image of the Jade Buddha in the world. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda. 

    Additional optional shore excursion (river conditions permitting) to Fengdu’s "Ghost City", known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

    Meal: B, L, D

    Yangtze River overlook

    Arrive in Chongqing and disembark the cruise at 09:00am, and transfer to the airport or train station heading for your next destination. 

    Meal: B

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    What's included

    • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

      Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

    • Private Local Guide and Driver

      Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
      Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

    • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

      We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

    • Gourmet Meals

      Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
      Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

    • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

      Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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