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The 400 mile stretch of Yangtze River between Chongqing and Yichang provides the best luxury cruising in China. Sleep in comfortable cabins with private showers and enjoy freshly prepared meals, nightly cultural shows and local activities, such as calligraphy, folk dancing, cooking lessons and Taichi.
Highlights include the 400 year old Shibao Zhai monastery, which sits on what was once a hillside, but is now an island and the sacred Ghost City of Fengdu, a mountaintop complex dedicated to the afterworld and full of weird and wonderful tombs and statues. Despite its rather gloomy sounding name, it is actually a rather uplifting and insightful experience. The star attraction here though is the dramatic landscape as you reach the steep verdant walls of the famous Three Gorges, offering magnificent views and the chance to spot wild monkeys and giant sturgeon fish. Just before reaching Yichang is the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world's most impressive feats of engineering, the ship passes through a series of locks, lowering itself around 600 metres.
12 Nights from
Cruise down the Yangtze River in style and see China's most iconic sights: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army and Shanghai's skyline.…
Day 1 - Fly to Beijing
Day 2 - Welcome to Beijing
Day 3 - Special tour - Beijing's past & present
Day 4 - At leisure or optional tours
Day 5 - Hike the Great Wall of China
Day 6 - Fly to Xi'an
Day 7 - See the 8,000 strong Terracotta Army
Day 8 - Fly to Chongqing & board cruise ship
Day 9 - Shore Excursion to Shibao Pagoda
Day 10 - Dramatic Three Gorges scenery
Day 11 - Three Gorges Dam & fly to Shanghai
Day 12 - Skyscrapers, local life & European heritage
Day 13 - At leisure or optional tours
Day 14 - Return flight to the UK
An intimate boutique cruise ship accommodating 124 guests in 5 star style and spacious cabins.
5 star standard large cruise ships, two of the newest of their kind to sail the Yangtze River.
These large 4 star standard sister ships provide excellent value for money.
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