Boats along the Yangtze River, China. Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.

The Yangtze River Cruises

The Yangtze River is easily China's most spectacular natural wonder. Sprawling, deep and majestic, the Yangtze runs from the forested mountains and gorges of central China - to the country's eastern coast where, for centuries, Shanghai has drawn trade merchants from across the world. Today, visitors to China have the opportunity to cruise the Yangtze at leisure, absorbing its breathtaking beauty from the comfort of luxury cabins - or disembarking to explore the highlights of this world-renowned waterway up close.

River cruise along the Yangtze with Titan take place onboard extravagant, specially-designed river cruise vessels complete with beautifully furnished cabins and suites, each with a private balcony. While passengers may also choose to watch the scenery glide by from their ship's panoramic observation deck, cruises stop regularly along the Yangtze's route, presenting opportunities for closer explorations of this unique environment.

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On our Signature tour, 'The Mighty Yangtze and the Best of China', passengers begin their journey at Chongqing, gateway to the Yangtze River and a bustling urban centre itself. Before their cruise begins, visitors may want to take the opportunity to explore the city's historic Old Town - and even visit the Chongqing Zoo. Onto the river itself, many cruises set sail from Fengdu, 'The Ghost City' - a destination closely associated with the spirit world thanks to its blossoming wild beauty. As cruises set out onto the Yangtze, passengers receive their first taste of the river's natural splendour as deep green forests rise on both banks and a dazzling spectrum of flora and fauna accompany the trip downriver.

East of Fengdu, cruises reach the spectacular Three Gorges, one of the most incredible and unique natural environments in the world. Each of the three natural gorges, known individually as Qutang, Wu and Xiling, comprise gigantic, sheer rock walls, towering above the river and vessels sailing upon it. Our cruises stop at locations across the Three Gorges to let passengers take special tours of the area, get as close as possible to their abundant plant and animal life or simply lose themselves in breathtaking beauty. As cruises move through the region, passengers experience the epic Three Gorges Dam - an awesome feat of engineering designed to harness the power of the Yangtze and provide vast amounts of green energy for China's population.

Beyond the Three Gorges, river cruises wind their way through a spectrum of environments within the rural Hubei province, including the sacred mountain of Jiuhaushan and the historic city of Nanjing. At each destination, passengers may disembark for excursions into the surrounding region. Finally, tours reach the famous skyline of Shanghai, with its own vast range of cultural and historic attractions, including the metropolitan Bund waterfront, the tranquil Yunyan Garden and the ancient water-town of Zhujiajiao.

Titan holidays on the Yangtze River are designed to be unforgettable experiences from the moment you set foot out of your door. Our VIP Home Departure Service ensures you arrive for your flight in style and when you land in China, our experienced tour managers remain on hand at all times - to offer information and advice during your cruise of the river and your wider tour of China.

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