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Yangtze River

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Welcome to the "wildest, wickedest river on earth". So said...

Welcome to the "wildest, wickedest river on earth". So said author Pearl Buck when referring to the river known to Chinese as the Changjiang and to western people as the Yangtze or Yangzi. It's the only inland river in the world which can be explored by luxury cruise ship all year around!

When entering the three gorges in the day time you will cruise through steep, scenic gorges and view historical sites such as the 2000-year -old hanging coffins of the Ba people and an ancient plank walk way carved on the side of the cliff. Enjoy the biggest Dam project in the world and pass through the 5 steps ship lock at the Three Gorges Dam. After that, pass by the city of Jinzhou , an ancient city with a history of 3000 years, see the ancient city wall or a local museum where you even can see a 2000 years old mummy which is still well preserved. You will then arrive in the city of Wuhan , the biggest city in Central China, and also the capital city of Hubei province, visit Hubei 's provincial museum with its many historic artifacts including a collection of ancient bells. Upon arrival in Jingdezhen , you will have an opportunity to visit the Ceramic History Museum for a lesson on how ceramics were produced in ancient times; and explore the biggest ceramic market in China .

Marvel at the tranquil beauty of Mt. Jiu Hua in the Guichi city one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains , you will have a great Buddhist temple tour today. After Guichi, the ship arrives in Nanjing , the capital city of Jiangsu province, this is a historical city that has a history of over 6000 years. Nanjing used to be one of the 6 most famous historical cities in China , and there you can see Dr. Sunyet-san's mausoleum as well as an ancient city wall. After Nanjing , you will pass by the city of Yangzhou , this is where the Grand Canal located in, and it's also an excellent Tourist City in China famous for its beautiful lakes, gardens, pavilions, willows as well as the delicious Huaiyang style food. After breakfast, you will arrive in Shanghai , China 's largest city and a modern metropolis, tour the old Shanghai and the bund, an elegant riverfront promenade, on an afternoon tour. You will also see many exhibits at the Shanghai museum.

So relax, and let the Great River , the Long River , the Changjiang, sweep you into her fascinating world of timeless adventure in the heartland of the oldest continuous civilization on earth.

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Yangtze River Cruise and Private Chongqing Evening Tour
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Private Tour: Best of Chongqing Including Chongqing Museum

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Fantastic 4 day River Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing

On the Yangtze from Yichang to Chongqing. 6 Australians and 300 Chinese. Beautiful comfortable cabin on the 5th Deck about midships. Balcony and private onsuite. Bed a bit hard... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the Yangtze from Yichang to Chongqing. 6 Australians and 300 Chinese. Beautiful comfortable cabin on the 5th Deck about midships. Balcony and private onsuite. Bed a bit hard but that's Asia. Shore tours to Three Gorges Dam, lesser gorges, Qutang Gorge (the famour gorge on the ten yuan note) and Chongqing a huge city of 33 million people. Food... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first river cruise. We are avid ocean cruisers and have done 55 cruises to date. We have been many times to Shanghai and a couple of times to Beijing over the years. We wanted to see more of China, as it is a vast country that can only be seen by visiting inland. We decided on Viking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the screw how r u v it could have been one or two days shorter. The scenery is lovely. the boat is nice and the cabins are all in good condition. The food was average with lots of Western choices. Staff are wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just back from Viking tour of China. The boat is a little dated but food and service on board was very good. The land part is from Chongqing to Beijing. While The sight seeing and organisation was great and we stayed in 5 star hotels, the food which is in local restaurants or God forbid silk and jade warehouses was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: The food was plentiful and excellent as was our cabin. The service from the staff was polite, friendly and very helpful. The cruise ship 'President 8' was very clean, roomy and good quality (though the carpets in our cabin were a bit worn and stained). The three gorges was extremely worthwhile to see and we also really enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This ship is very neat and the staff was amazing. We had experienced many hot hotel rooms on our China trip so it was very nice to be able to open our balcony doors and get some cool night air. The gorge excursion was very enjoyable. If you haven't bought any souvenirs save your money for the markets when you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an incredible journey through new and old, up the river and into the temples. Our journey included Tibet and China - Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Wuhan, the Yangtze, and Lhasa. For us, the experience was one of the best journeys to foreign lands taken over many years of travel. Each day was filled with wonders, carefully explained and guided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 3 night cruise along the Yangtze River aboard the Sinorama Diamond as part of our Imperial China Tour through Sinorama Holidays. This was a real highlight! Experiencing life along the river as we cruised from Jingzhou to Chongqing. This included passage through the 5 locks of the 3 Gorges Dam - a true engineering masterpiece! The Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cabin included in Wendy Wu Majestic Yangtze tour was very small, we needed to upgrade to Executive Room to have some breathing space. Peter who looked after our room is very pleasant and helpful. He has many talents; apart from house keeping he also performed at the night entertainment. Night entertainment never short of surprises, especially the face changing... More 

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Our river cruise was part of a tour package with Sinorama Holidays. We were on the Diamond 8 ship and found the accommodations, service, and river experience excellent. We especially enjoyed the experience of our ship going through the various river locks and seeing how massive the gates and walls were. The Three Gorges Dam was huge and the visitor... More 

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