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The Yangtze River Holidays

Stretching 3,195 miles from the glaciers of the Tibetan plateau to the East China Sea by Shanghai, the Yangtze River is Asia’s longest river, and the third-longest in the world. Winding its way through mountains, gorges and fertile plains, the Yangtze has played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of China, having been used for irrigation, sanitation and transportation for thousands of years. The Yangtze is perhaps best known for the dramatic stretch of river that passes through the Three Gorges, and more recently the controversy of the Three Gorges Dam, which transformed the river beyond recognition over recent years. Cruising the river lays out a fascinating glimpse of the country past and present – on the banks you’ll see huge industrial centres, natural splendour, old places of worship and agricultural land still tended by conical hatted farmers with teams of buffalo.  

Popular Tours Visiting The Yangtze River

holiday duration 14 Days from
holiday price 2,790pp

Savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River Cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China’s enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian, Beijing, and of course the unforgettable Giant Pandas of Chengdu.

holiday duration 16 Days from
holiday price 2,990pp

China is a land of many wonders – ancient and modern, natural and man-made. This hugely popular tour is a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River.

holiday duration 11 Days from
holiday price 2,790pp

Set sail on the essential Yangtze cruise, spending 4 nights on its magnificent waters, combined with the bright lights of Shanghai and the gorgeous pandas of Chengdu

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Five Reasons To Visit The Yangtze River

Yangtze River Cruise
Follow the course of China’s mightiest and most fascinating river past cultural relics and through the dramatic Three Gorges.

Three Gorges
Each of the Three Gorges - Qutang, Wu and Xiling, has its own characteristics whether its sheer rock faces, swirling mists or precariously perched foliage. 

Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric power station. Controversial as it may be it is difficult to not be impressed.

Shibaozhai Temple
Perched on a rocky outcrop with the river rushing by, the bright red façade of Shibaozhai is beautifully striking.

Tributary streams
Glide down one of the Yangtze’s beautiful, narrow, sheer walled tributary streams in a traditional longboat.

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Things To See In The Yangtze River

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