Enter your email below to request more information.
Following a course carved from the landscape over millions of years, the Yangtze runs through a wealth of spetacular scenery. From dramatic gorges and pastoral panoramas to man-made wonders and imperial cities, enjoy it all at a relaxed pace on board your cruise ship.
Shanghai – Yangtze River Cruise – Chengdu – Xian – Beijing
Luxury Cruising and the dramatic scenery of the Three Gorges, the Yangtze River Cruise is an amazing voyage amongst mysterious river banks. Wendy Wu Concierge is designed for clients who want to experience the very best of a destination and do it completely on their own terms…the ultimate destination with the ultimate in luxury.
The Three Gorges along the Yangtze River offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Vertical cliffs rise dramatically from the water, a sight best appreciated from the comfort of a five-star luxury cruise ship. During the cruise, travelers will enjoy private cultural lectures by senior staff to enhance their visual experience.
The scenery varies along the way with each part of the journey displaying unique characteristics: the Qutang Gorge is narrowest of the gorges but is the most dramatic; the Wu Gorge is more beautiful with the river lined by forested mountains; while the Xiling Gorge is the longest and deepest.
There are several side excursions included as part of the cruise which illustrate the history and geography of the river. Clients will visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu, as well as take a small boat ride through the Daning River Small Gorges which are impressive for their narrow width. Visitors may also wish to see the remarkable engineering feat that is the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world.
At the western terminus of the Yangtze River Cruise is the city of Chongqing which is famous for its flavorful (and sometimes spicy) Sichuan food. If you want to try something with a unique local taste, this is the place to do it! Sights within the city include the attractive gardens of Erlin Park, the General Stilwell Museum, The Great Hall of the People and Chongqing Ancient Town where porcelain is made.