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Yangtze River Cruise Route 2017

In 2017, travelers can take Yangtze River cruise sailing between Chongqing and Yichang, the most popular sailing section on Yangtze River. All of the top cruise companies including Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Gold Cruises, Changjiang Cruises and Yangtze Explorer offer Chongqing Yichang schedules of 2017!

The cruising distance between Chongqing and Yichang is 648 kilometers. The cruise routes are divided into “DOWNSTREAM” and “UPSTREAM”:

(a) 4 days & 3 nights Chongqing Yichang Downstream Cruise

(b) 5 days & 4 nights Yichang Chongqing Upstream Cruise

Besides Chongqing Yichang cruise route, there are also Chongqing Shanghai cruise route, Chongqing Wuhan cruise route sailing on Yangtze River.

(c) 7 days & 6 nights Chongqing Shanghai Downstream Cruise

(d) 9 days & 8 nights Shanghai Chongqing Upstream Cruise

(e) 4 days & 3 nights Chongqing Wuhan Downstream Cruise

(f) 6 days & 5 nights Wuhan Chongqing Upstream Cruise

Note: During 2017 and 2018, there are only Yangtze River cruises sailing between Chongqing and Yichang.

4 Days & 3 Nights Chongqing Yichang Downstream Cruise

Chongqing Yichang Cruise Route

As for Chongqing Yichang downstream cruise, travelers will board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port and disembark at Yichang Port (New Century Port or Taohuacun Port) which takes 4 days and 3 nights for the whole cruise.

On the first day, arrive in Chongqing, reach Chongqing Chaotianmen Port and board your ship at the correct pier and your ship may depart from Chongqing around 21:00. On the second day, there are some interesting activities both onboard and offshore. Travelers can take shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda or Fengdu Ghost City. On the third day, your ship sails through the breathtaking and magnificent Three Gorges – Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Besides, you can also catch the opportunity to explore White Emperor City and Shennv Stream. At this night, you can see the five-stage ship locks and know how Three Gorges Dam works. On the fourth day in the morning, travelers will transfer to Three Gorges Dam Site to have in-depth exploration. After the tour, continue your sailing to Yichang Port and get disembarkation.

The exact itineraries are different according to the cruise companies’ schedule. You can contact our experts for exact itinerary of your favorite ship.

Check more details about 4 Days & 3 Nights Chongqing Yichang Downstream Cruise.


5 Days & 4 Nights Yichang Chongqing Upstream Cruise

If you want to take Yichang Chongqing upstream cruise, you will board the ship at Yichang Port (New Century Port or Taohuacun Port) and disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port which takes 5 days and 4 nights for the whole upstream cruise.

On the first day, travelers should arrive in Yichang and transfer to the right port (different ship may depart from different port and your travel consultants will tell you the exact one in advance via email or call) and board your ship before 21:00. On the second day, sailing through Xiling Gorge and visit Tribe of Three Gorges (It is usually served as an optional excursion and travelers can choose to go or not), Three Gorges Dam and pass through five-stage ship lock. On the third day, pass through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge and have excursions to Shennv Stream and White Emperor City. On the fourth day, take shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda or Fengdu Ghost City and enjoy Captain’s Farewell Party tonight. On the fifth day, you’ll arrive in Chongqing and disembark at Chaotianmen Port around 09:00 in the morning.

Recommended Ships for This Route:

  1. Victoria Cruises: the ONLY American-managed cruise with the best service onboard
  2. Century Paragon & Century Legend: 2017 Newest Century Cruise ships at the brand-new luxury standard.
  3. President No.8 & President No.7: The largest and Newest Yangtze ships from President Cruises.

Check more details about 5 Days & 4 Nights Yichang Chongqing Upstream Cruise.


7~9 Days Chongqing Shanghai Cruise Routes

Chongqing Shanghai Cruise Route

It is the most relaxing cruise route between Chongqing and Shanghai, for the whole journey (about 2644 kilometers) takes 6 nights and 7 days downstream from Chongqing to Shanghai, and 8 nights and 9 days upstream from Shanghai to Chongqing.

Besides the ordinary shore excursions in Three Gorges Area, this route also provide land excursions to Mount Jiuhua and some other historical & cultural sites, such as Museums in Wuhan city, and Confucian Temple in Nanjing, where you can get a better understanding about the local culture along the Yangtze River.

Please Note: The longest and most relaxing Chongqing Shanghai routes make a stop in Wuhan city that travelers can embark/disembark at Wuhan Port. If you are interested in Chongqing Wuhan curise, please feel free to let us know and we'll book the ship for you.

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