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A holiday experience should be joyful and relaxing! Whether you take merely a Yangtze cruise tour or in combination with a tour of hot cities, our diverse Yangtze cruise tours are always flexible for you.

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With essential parts with a guide plus some open free days, our budget itineraries are particularly designed for clients who are on a limited budget and enjoy a measure of independent travel.
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    FAQs on Yangtze Cruise

    What is the difference between taking the downstream cruise as opposed to the upstream?

    Yangtze River Cruises 2020/2021 have downstream and upstream sailings. Downstream sails from the higher part of the river – Chongqing to the lower part - Yichang. Conversely, upstream sails from Yichang to Chongqing. The main difference is that downstream takes one day less than the upstream. The onshore excursion programs may differ a little in some of the ships, but the Yangtze three gorges sceneries and the dam project are all included.

    How long are the Yangtze vacations? Can I do it in 3 days?

    Basically it takes 4 days/ 3 nights for a downstream sailing, and 5 days/ 4 nights for an upstream journey. At present, there is no reputable cruise company operating only 3 day/ 2 nights along the river.

    When is the latest possible time to board the ship? Is there a ticket for me?

    Usually you need to arrive several hours before the ship sets sail. We will offer you the detailed boarding information beforehand. You just need to show your passport when you board the ship. If you take a guided China cruises tour, the guide will escort you to the boarding port and help you check in the ship.

    There is no dinner mentioned on the day when we board the ship. Where should we have it?

    Before boarding the ship, we suggest you have dinner at a restaurant in the city area. Chongqing is famous for the hot pot and Sichuan cuisine. Also, there are many local flavors for you to taste. The guide will help you choose a good restaurant according to your preferences. You can also have dinner at the restaurant on board after check-in, but it might be expensive.

    Is there a balcony available in the cabin?

    Not all ships have balcony cabins available, but all cabins on the ships we use for our valued clients have a private balcony, thereby ensuring that our clients have a comfortable stay and a truly memorable experience.

    Are the main deck cabins noisy? Do you recommend cabins on the upper decks?

    Please rest assured that you will not be bothered by the noise, as the ships assign guests to cabins on the main, 3rd and 4th decks, which are well away from the engines, anchor gear and entertainment areas.

    As for higher decks, the cabins certainly have better views, but they are mostly executive cabins and deluxe suites, so the cost is much higher.

    Are special diets catered for?

    Yes. Most ships can accommodate vegetarian, salt-free, Kosher, or other diet preferences in the best possible way. However, requests must be made in advance, so be sure to advise your travel consultant of your requirements when you make a booking.

    Is Wi-Fi available on board?

    Free Wi-Fi is not available in most of the ships. Clients need to pay an extra fee for that. Sometimes the Wi-Fi connection is not very good due to a poor network.

    Can I have the service of your private tour guide when on board?

    Sorry, this is not going to work. As your travel agent we purchase the cruise tickets for you, but all activities onboard are arranged by the cruise company. After helping you board the ship, our private guide in Chongqing or Yichang will say good bye to you. Then all activities and shore excursions will be managed by the cruise company. There are always an English-speaking guide and a manager ready to serve passengers onboard.

    Is there dress code during the Yangtze vacation?

    Actually casual and comfortable clothes during travel are most people's choice, but dressing up for some particular occasions, e.g. Captain's Welcome Party, is welcomed.
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      Jimmy
      Holland
      Posted on January 16, 2020
      Our guides and drivers were always on-time and helpful, attentive and friendly! I met Kevin in Xian. He was super excellent! 👍👍👍He had a nice attitude and a high sense of responsibility. He was very kind and warm-hearted. Thank you for organizing the visit and we were really pleased with how it all went.
      Joanne
      Australia
      Posted on December 29, 2019
      It was a good experience. Highly recommend! Many thanks for helping us arrange such a memorable China tour that will remain indelible in our minds!
      Bill
      Canada
      Posted on December 15, 2019
      We had a really good time in China! We were very satisfied with the service offered by Travel China Guide. The well-planned itinerary brought us more enjoyment! We had many activities and all of them were fascinating! The hotels were cost-effective and comfortable. The service staff were friendly and zealous and provided us many conveniences. And the guides were qualified and considerate. Our whole China tour was relaxing and pleasant. What troubled me was that the food in Beijing didn’t suit my taste. But the guide Lily finally took me to eat something I enjoyed. It was so nice of her! ... More
      Maikel
      Spain
      Posted on December 02, 2019
      We were very tired as we got off the plane. Thanks to the good itinerary and we had time to restore strength and energy for the trip. We had visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The giant pandas were the cutest animals in the world and we saw them playing, eating and sleeping. So lovely!!! Our China tour was relaxing and we had a great pleasure!
      Bernhard Allred
      New Zealand
      Posted on November 17, 2019
      Our Yangtze cruise tour was well arranged! We took the luxurious New Century Cruise Ship to view the beautiful sights along the Yangtze River. We had sailed through the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Three Gorges Dam. Especially the Three Gorges Dam left me a deep impression and we saw the great strength of scientific and technological development of China. We were shocked by its magnificence! The guide had thorough and professional explanations. We appreciated his hard work a lot!
      Margaret Hamilton
      UK
      Posted on November 14, 2019
      Everything was exactly as planned, guides were at the airport and boat to meet us and all train tickets were collected with no issues. We have used you before and you will continue to be our first choice for travel in China.
      Lori Bush
      USA
      Posted on November 03, 2019
      Our 8 days budget China Tours were cost-effective and affordable. We had visited many highlight spots, including the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Provincial History Museum in Xi’an and the Shanghai Museum. They were all worth a visit and I liked this trip to China very much!
      Roser and Miquel
      Spain
      Posted on October 25, 2019
      We travelled through China for 3 weeks, as independent travellers. Travel China Guide has Belen once of the most valuable tools to consult about things to do in each city and to get practical information (metro, Train, restaurants). We also booked the train and flight Tickets through Travel China Guide, that were sent to our first hotel, and a Yangtsé river cruise. Kelly, our agent, offered us continuos support by mail and also phone. Very professional and highly resolutive.
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      Nilesh Blas
      United Kingdom
      Posted on October 20, 2019
      We were very pleased with this tour of China. The guides were enthusiastic, considerate and outgoing! We would like to thank the guides of TravelChinaGuide for their professional and friendly assistance during our China tour!I will recommend TravelChinaGuide to everybody who desires to see the beautiful and unique country!
      Josephine
      Canada
      Posted on October 07, 2019
      Our schedules of the China tour was packed with many activities and it was tight but interesting! Summer Palace and Hutong tour in Beijing left me with a deep impression. Summer Palace was an imperial garden and we were lucky to visit a place where emperors had stayed. It was luxurious and elegant. And it was extremely beautiful and marvelous! The vivid explanations of guide Linda attracted me and the trip was so amazing!
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