Yangtze cruises

The mighty Yangtze plays a huge part in Chinese life, with deep roots in the country's culture, history and economy.

The river's landscape has changed quite a bit since the building of a controversial dam but Three Gorges cruises - calling at Qutang, Wu and Xiling - remain an unforgettable experience. The 500-foot cliffs and cloud-capped mountains look just like images from traditional Chinese art, and other highlights here include the Lotus Cave limestone rock formations and the Shibaozhai, or 'stone treasure fortress'.

In between the Gorges and the coast lie the sprawling cities of Wuhan and Nanjing, whose populations of 10 million and 8 million people are on a par with London.

After 3,917 miles, the river finally flows into the East China Sea at Shanghai. In the 1920s the city was a world centre for commerce, earning a reputation for wealth and glamour, and arguably has become Chinas most stylish place once again. For a glimpse of that earlier era, visit the old international area known as the Bund.

Popular Yangtze river cruises

Discover China with Yangtze Gorges Cruise add-on
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  • River cruise holidays

Discover China with Yangtze Gorges Cruise add-on

20 days from £2898

Apr 2015 - Jun 2016 departures

Highlights of China with Hong Kong add-on
  • Touring holidays
  • Holidays by air

Highlights of China with Hong Kong add-on

20 days from £2598

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015 departures



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