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A cruise on the mighty Yangtze River is a great way to take time out from the temples and museums, and digest what you’ve seen so far on your trip. It can act as a relaxing interlude amid a longer itinerary that visits some of the country’s other highlights.

We work with two different Yangtze cruise companies that operate boats of different sizes and levels of comfort. Whichever boat you choose, a river cruise in China is a good chance to relax on the sun deck and soak up the scenery or learn more about Chinese culture and history.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our China specialists on 01993 838 220

Our suggested China cruising itineraries

Each of these itineraries features an element, big or small, of experiencing China by boat. As we’ve discovered, cruising lets you slow the pace and gain a different — sometimes exclusive — perspective on a destination. As with all our itineraries, treat these as just inspiration for your uniquely created trip.

Boats and ships selected by our specialists

Ranging from luxurious floating hotels to far simpler options, the selection of China cruise vessels you can choose from all have one thing in common: they offer unparalleled access to sights well off the beaten track.