Yangtze Cruises

Why you should cruise the Yangtze

  • A relaxing way to experience stunning scenery and some of China's most historically and culturally important locations
  • Join in with a traditional Tai Chi exercise class on the deck of your Yangtze cruise ship
  • Visit the Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Centre
  • On shore excursions include the chance to mingle with local Chinese residents and children

Our specialists 'Must Do'

Learn how to make Chinese dumplings with the onboard Chinese Chef - one of China's most recognised delicacies.

A little more about Yangtze Cruises

There's no better way to experience China's stunning landscapes and ancient culture than on a Yangtze cruise holiday. With ever more comfortable boats, there has also never been a better time to go.

Arguably China’s most dramatic river, the Yangtze has been celebrated in poetry and painting for at least 2,000 years. It is one of China's most important transport routes, carrying a huge amount of cargo and passengers, yet also one of China's most formidable barriers. From the Tibetan Highlands to the East China Sea, a distance of 6,380 kilometres, the world's third longest river traverses a timeless ever changing landscape of deep gorges and towering mountains. Its Chinese name is simply Chang Jiangor (Long River).

During the course of a cruise on the Yangtze, your boat will pass through the most impressive section of the whole river, the famous Three Gorges. The scenery is unrivalled anywhere with crystalline waters, rich forest and soaring rock formations little altered for thousands of years. Embark on shore excursions in the company of knowledgeable onboard guides during the day, returning to your comfortable small boat in the evening to soak up the evening scenery over a well-earned sundowner.

When to cruise the Yangtze

Cruise departures and itineraries offer frequent departures from March through to November.

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