Yangtze Cruise Itinerary
Yangzte Cruise Plan
|Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock|
There are three plans popularly recommended.
Between Chongqing and Wuhan
Plan A takes 3-4 nights and 4 days down stream and 5 nights and 6 days upstream. This is the most popular plan for it includes the splendid Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam with a culture excursion to Jingzhou (Shashi) - a historical and cultural city and Wuhan - another important industrial and commercial centre in the central part of China. If you have not purchased transportation and you are responsible for getting to the ship, this plan is a favoutite choice because both in Chongqing and Wuhan it is very convenient for you to take a plane to most of the big cities in China. Of course this plan is more expensive.
More Chinese culture-feature programs e.g. lectures on Chinese paintings, Martial art, Finger-boxing classes, etc.
No long bus transfers between cities
Easier access to docks, airports and deluxe hotels
More time on-board, costs more
Less adventurous for backpackers and trekking lovers
Plan B. Between Chongqing and Yichang
Plans B and C:
Cruising by Yangtze Gold Cruises, President Series, Yangtze Premier Cruise Series, New Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises, Yangtze Explorer
Plan C. Between Chongqing and Jingzhou (Shashi)
Victoria Cruises also extend its Classic Yangtze with plans to Mt. Lushan in Jiujiang, Mt. Huangshan and Shanghai and some Winter Specials offer cruising between Fengjie and Yichang.
Advantage: Costs less
Disadvantage: Long bus transfers
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Cruising at the speed between 15 - 18 Kilometer/hour, allows enough time for sightseeing and photography
Costs less, usually 10 - 30% lower than that of downstream
More time on-board for leisure, entertainment and Chinese culture programs and activities
Comparatively lower speed
Night sailing sometimes
The time passing the Gezhouba ship lock is usually around 4:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
Fast speed, between 28 - 30 kilometer/hour
No night sailing
All scenic sites are arranged in the daytime, enough time for shore excursions
Less time for each scenery scenic section
For example, only several 15-17 minutes for the 8-kilometer Qutang Gorge, less time for photography
Very hot during the high season
Most cruise lines have adjusted their itinerary and on-board programs to allow tourists to enjoy both the river landscape and life on ships.
- Last modified on Jun. 20, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Yangtze Cruise Itinerary
Asked by Sandra Bao from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 20, 2018 06:53Reply
Is there a cruise that sails from ChongQing to Wuhan?
Answered by Bishop from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 20, 2018 21:41
Yes, there is.