The Yangtze River is China’s longest river, winding 6,300 kilometers west to east across the country. A Yangtze River cruise is the perfect way to wind down for a few (or more!) days in between other travel activities and destinations during a China tour. The most popular China river cruise is the section of the Yangtze River known as a Three Gorges cruise, it takes you away from the hustle of China’s big cities and gives you time to soak in the spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring landscapes to be found on a Yangtze River cruise.
Experiencing the Yangtze - in all its magnitude, history, and surrounding natural beauty - is worth every minute you’ve waited to get there!
Through our premium cruise partners, we offer flexibility around departure dates, duration, schedules and routes, with our wide selection of cruises providing options to travel downstream, upstream, or a combination of the two.
Yangtze River Cruise – all the fun of a cruise without the worry of ocean travel
A Three Gorges cruise on the Yangtze River offers many features you’d find on an ocean cruise: relaxation, spectacular scenery, live entertainment, fun activities, educational sessions, cruise tours, delicious food, and ample opportunities for exploration ashore.
What makes a ChinaTours.com Yangtze cruise so memorable is the focus on bringing you closer to a more enriching and natural experience of China. Most travelers point to the Three Gorges as a highlight of any Yangtze River cruise, and with good reason. As you relax on your Three Gorges cruise, you’ll understand why this magnificent river has inspired poets and peasants alike for millennia.
Guests can decide what inspires them along the way. Choose from visits to iconic sights famous along the Yangtze River, including Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai, the impressive Three Gorges, and stunning Shennong Stream, which can only be visited in a small wooden boat. Time for an adventure!
Whether you’re traveling up or downstream, a stop at the Yichang Three Gorges Tourism Center will provide the back story to the Three Gorges Dam - an impressive feat of Chinese engineering and logistics. Learn how the dam has changed the face of the river and lives of those who’ve made its shore their home.
Looking for a China river cruise? You can't beat the awe inspiring beauty of the Yangtze River.