The Best River Cruises in China

Rivers of Wonder: Dive into Unforgettable Adventures on These Extraordinary Cruises

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If you're longing for a holiday to China that combines relaxation, adventure, and awe-inspiring scenery, look no further than a river cruise. Imagine the serenity of gently gliding along picturesque waterways, while also immersing yourself in exciting excursions and cultural experiences. We've done the research for you, analyzing a wide range of ships and sailing itineraries based on price, comfort, guest ratings, and excursions to find the best river cruises in China. These meticulously curated cruises offer the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, cuisine, social activities, and exploration. Get ready to unwind, immerse yourself in the beauty of China, and embark on the cruise of a lifetime.


The Top 3:

  • 5 Days, $599.00

  • 4 Days, $599.00

  • 14 Days, $2989.00

What are river cruise options in China?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 4 trip options analyzed
  • $179 average price per day (USD)
  • 4 to 14 days in length
  • 4.68 of 5 average rating
  • 19 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of river cruises in China, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.68 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 19 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 9 days, with tours ranging from 4 to 14 days long. With our thorough analysis of 4 river cruises, we've found the best. So rest assured that China has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 4 Best River Cruises in China
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for river cruises.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Silk Road Trips



5 Days Yichang to Chongqing 2 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional cruise that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 5 days, this jouney will have 20 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests age 18 to 80. Expertly organized by Silk Road Trips, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $120 per day.

  • River Cruise
$599
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for river cruises.
by Silk Road Trips



4 Days Chongqing to Yichang 2 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 80 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This memorable cruise is offered by Silk Road Trips which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $150 per day. Your journey will begin in Chongqing and end in Yichang. The maximum group size is 20 people, welcoming guests age 18 to 80.

  • River Cruise
$599
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by TravelChinaGuide Tours



14 Days Beijing to Shanghai 6 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.7 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 14 days, this cruise offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 18 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests of all ages. This trip takes you on an adventure to 6 destinations, including Chongqing, Yichang, Xi'an, and Chengdu. Begin your trip in Beijing and complete it with a memorable finale in Shanghai. Brought to you by TravelChinaGuide Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $214 per day.

  • Historical
  • Family
  • River Cruise
$2,989
TourRadar
by TravelChinaGuide Tours



11 Days Beijing to Shanghai 5 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled journey for 11 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 18 participants at most. With 5 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Xi'an, Chongqing, and Yichang, and more. Your journey starts off in Beijing and finishes in Shanghai. TravelChinaGuide Tours, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests guests of all ages. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $233 per day.

  • Historical
  • Family
  • River Cruise
$2,559
TourRadar

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How much do River Cruises in China cost?

Average Daily Price River Cruises
$179

After analyzing 4 river cruises in China, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $179 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for river cruises with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in China.

And for more information on China, see China Travel Costs and China Hotel Costs.


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