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Shanghai Panda Yangtze Cruise Tour

Shanghai, Yichang, Three Gorges, Chongqing, Chengdu
Yangtze River Cruise
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Yangtze River is the longest river of China. It reaches a dramatic crescendo with the Three Gorges, carved over the millennia by the inexorable persistence of the powerful waters. The gorges are a magnificent spectacle and the Yangtze River Cruise is a rare chance to hang up your travelling hat, take a seat and leisurely watch the drama unfold. Your tour starts from the most modern Shanghai of the mainland China, and then you will take a train to Yichang for your Yangtze Cruise sail upriver to Chongqing. Then you will take express train to Chengdu to see adorable panda bears. Don’t hesitate! Mail us, we will offer you an amazing holiday.



Day 1__Arrive in Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Have free time for the rest of the day.


Day 2__Shanghai City Tour

Shanghai City Tour includes Shanghai Museum, the Bund and Yuyuan Garden.

Shanghai Museum: mainly the exhibitions of painting, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, jade, Ming & Qing Dynasty furniture, coins, seals, and ethnic artwork. Contemplate the masterpieces of traditional Chinese art in the Shanghai Museum. This must-see Museum guides you through the craft of millennia while simultaneously escorting you through the pages of Chinese history.

The Bund: And then you will walk along and admire both sides of the harbor. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

Yuyuan Garden: and then you will stroll along the lovely paths and pavilions of Yu Garden in Shanghai Old City and at the same time experience Shanghai recently gained modernity.




Day 3__Shanghai to Yichang to board on the Cruise

After breakfast, you will take train to Yichang. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the exit of the railway station and transfer you to the port for the Yangtze Cruise.


Day 4__Yangtze Cruise

06:30 to 07:00 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise

07:00 to 08:30 Breakfast (buffet)

08:30 to 11:00 Set sail, passing through the Xiling Gorge

Optional shore excursion to Three Gorges Tribe

12:00 to 13:30 Lunch (buffet)

14:00 to 16:30 Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam

16:30 to 21:00 Set sail, passing through the Three Gorge Ship Locks

18:20 to 19:00 Captain welcoming party

19:00 to 20:30 Supper (buffet)

21:00         Dancing Ball


Day 5__Yangtze Cruise

06:30        Morning coffee and Taiji

07:30        Set sail passing through the Wu Gorge

07:00 to 08:30 Breakfast (buffet)

08:30 to 12:30 Shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges by boat

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch (buffet)

14:00         Set sail passing through Qutang Gorge

15:00 to 16:00 Lecture about Chinese Painting

15:00 to 17:30 Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City

19:00 to 20:30 Supper (buffet)

20:30         Entertainment show




Day 6__Yangtze Cruise

06:30 to 07:00 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise

07:00 to 08:30 Breakfast (buffet)

08:30 to 11:30 Shore excursion to the Ghost City of Fengdu

12:00 to 13:30 Lunch (buffet)

19:00 to 20:30 Supper (table dinner)

20:00 to 23:00 Checkout time

21:00         Entertainment show


Day 7__Chongqing to Chengdu

07:00 to 08:00 Breakfast (buffet)

08:00 to 09:00 Check out

09:00        Disembark at Chongqing

Your guide will meet you at the port of Chongqing. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the railway station for your express train to Chengdu. Your guide of Chengdu section will meet you at the exit of the railway station. And then you will visit Jinsha Ruins Museum.

Jinsha Ruins Museum: has been built over the actual excavation site of the 3000 year old Shu Kingdom sacrificial centre - a site that was only discovered in the suburbs of Chengdu by chance in 2001. It shows incredible connection with Sanxingdui, which re-write a passage in Chinese history.




Day 8__Chengdu City Tour

Today you will pay a visit to Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre, Wenshu Yuan Temple and Wide & Narrow Alleys.

Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre: has been created and imitated the natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. It cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals with an area of 92 acres, 96% of which is verdure. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base.

Wenshu Yuan Temple: this Tang-dynasty monastery is dedicated to the Bodhisattva and is Chenggdu's largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple. The air is redolent with incense, there's a low murmur of chanting, and despite frequent crowds of worshippers, there's still a sense of serenity and solitude.

Wide and Narrow Alleys (Kuan and Zhai Xiangzi): are two ancient streets restoring the old archetecture in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) styles, and they are the shorten versions of Chengdu, a city combining history and modern changes. At here you can experience the leisurely and comfortable life in Chengdu with boutique hotels, characteristic local snacks and cuisines, traditional teahouse, distinctive inns and relaxing Spas. The historical and cultural area of the wide and narrow alleys is consists of wide alley, narrow alley, jing (well) alley and quadrangle courtyards.


Day 9 __Departure

Your Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Tour will be near the end. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.




1.     The above itinerary of Yangtze Cruise section is subject to change due to weather condition, water level, navigation, seasonal condition and different Yangtze cruise companies.

2.     Different cruises are different. The pictures of the cruises are as your reference.

3.     The fee of optional shore excursions are depends on cruise companies.



This tour could be tailor made according to your demands. Upstream cruise or downstream cruise depends on you. We will recommend one accordingly. Please don’t hesitate to email us. Email: info@pandachinatour.com Panda China Tour is happy to help on your China tour.