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Marvel at the geographic diversity of China, from the mountains of Tibet to the grand gorges of the Yangtze. Witness the great contrast between ancient Chinese culture and its more modern entrepreneurial spirit. Be inspired by ethereal landscapes and historical sites, all while enjoying the modern-day comforts of five-star hotels and luxurious cruise ships. English-speaking Cruise/Tour Managers will happily share their vast knowledge of China’s history, art, culture, and natural landscapes with you. Take the seas less travelled on a cruise to China.

Why cruise China?

Discover the magnificent marvels of the Far East with a cruise around China and take a step back through 10,000 years of civilisation from the treasures of ancient China to the thrill of modernisation in culturally rich cities. There are some pretty obvious ‘must dos’ on any trip to China starting with a trip to the Great Wall of China whilst in Shanghai you can visit The Bund, an elegant promenade lined with 19th century buildings. Add to this the amazing sights and sounds of Beijing including a visit to the Forbidden City, a walk through Tiananmen Square or a trip to the Temple of Heaven and a cruise to China offers you the ultimate holiday of discovery.


Chinese Destinations

A cruise around China really does offer up lots of diverse opportunities to explore this fascinating country with its unique culture and history. From the modern cities of Beijing and Shanghai to a cruise along the Mekong River, there is so much to see and do that a cruise around China can take anywhere from a week to a month. A big draw for many is the opportunity visit Tibet on a fly and cruise holiday. The opportunity to visit one of the world’s most mysterious places and take in the magnificence of the Himalayas comes high on a lot of bucket lists. Destinations in China include:

• Beijing • Yichang • Xiling • Fengdu • Chongqing • Xian • Shanghai • Tibet • Shibaozhai • Yichang • Wuhan • Hong Kong • Lhasa

Who's sailing to China?

Cruising in China offers you the best of both worlds – an opportunity to explore these historic destinations whilst enjoying the onboard luxuries of a five star floating hotel. There are some outstanding cruise lines operating in and around China, all offering different experiences, itineraries and things to do on board. From luxury spa treatments to gourmet food, a cruise around China is a great journey of discovery and here are the cruise lines who can take you there:

  • APT Cruising
  • Uniworld River Cruises
  • Viking Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Scenic Tours
  • Holland America Line
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Tauck


    When is the best time to go to China?

    Depending on where you go in China will dictate the best time of year. If you have a cruise of the Yangtze included in your cruise (many itineraries do), then the cruise season runs from April to October although some cruise lines will run outside of these times. The weather is the most comfortable in the autumn and spring so these are great times to cruise China and the Yangtze.

    Find out more and book today

    To choose your China cruise simply click on the cruise lines above or alternatively us the search function on the left of the page to enter the dates and destination. If you are new to cruising or you have any questions, check out our FAQ section for more information. If you are looking for more personal advice do not hesitate to give our travel consultants a call and we will be more than happy to help to plan your dream cruise to China. Happy cruising!