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China River Cruise & Tour

China is one of the most fascinating destinations on earth! It is a country of abundant natural splendor with amazing culture and ancient history. It is a country of old and new with maze-like alleyway homes and hyper design skyscrapers.

From a colorful night cruise on Huangpu river of Shanghai to a peaceful bamboo draft cruise in Guilin. From a romantic boat cruise along west lake in Hangzhou to the marvelous cruise of Yangtze River. Beijing Holiday plans them all! With us, you are about to board splendid China Cruise journey that you will never forget!

Yangtze Cruise:The once-in-the-lifetime cruise experience

Yangtze River Cruise
A Yangtze Cruise will take you to discover China in a unique way! Not only visiting the breathtakingThree Gorges, you will get far more than your expect from the interesting shore excursions, and various special on board activities.
View sample tours:
5 Days Yangtze Cruise (Chongqing-Yichang) from Beijingfrom $1055
8 Days Beijing Essence and Yangtze Luxury Cruise Tourfrom $1376
9 Days Beijing Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Relaxing Tour from $1443
11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour & Yangtze River Cruisefrom $1225
13 Days Best of China Tour incl. Yangtze Cruisefrom $1457

Guilin Li River Cruise: Travel with us in a scroll of Chinese Painting

Relaxing during Li River Cruise
The scenery on these Guilin trips are varied and impressive: limestone crags, primeval forests, rice-terraced mountaiins, meandering rivers, and the world-famous karst peak landscapes of Yangshuo. Against these stunning backdrops, you will visit places of both historical and cultural interest in China.
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4 Days Guilin Tour from Beijing ( flight to Guilin )from $689
5 Days Guilin Tour from Beijing incl. Yangshuo Cyclingfrom $778
6 Days Guilin Indepth Tour from Beijingfrom $931
7 Days Beijing & Guilin Tour incl. Li River Hikingfrom $989
8 Days Beijing & Guilin Longsheng Indepth Tourfrom $1283

Wuzhen,Zhouzhuang,Tongli: Discover romantic and ancient Water Towns

Wuzhen Water Town
China's water towns, often referred as Venice of the East, are famous for their ancient buildings, bridges, canals, and ways of life that have not changed in centuries. They are idyllic destinations to unwind from the hustle and bustle of China's cities and can offer visitors glimpses into Chinese ancient past.
View sample tours:
7 Days Beijing Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Tourfrom $856
8 Days Beijing Shanghai Suzhou & Tongli Tourfrom $998
8 Days Beijing Shanghai Hangzhou & Wuzhen Tourfrom $1045
10 Days Beijing Shanghai & around In-depth Tourfrom $1379

Travel Tips & FAQs

1. What about the "China River Cruise"?

With several years' experience of China tour operating, Beijing Holiday designed elaborately River Cruise routes, including the marvelous Yangtze River cruise, the peaceful Guilin Li River bamboo cruise, the Shanghai Huangpu River night cruise, the romantic Hangzhou West Lake cruise and the ancient Water Towns discovering cruise.


1) Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River, known as Chang Jiang in China, is the longest river in Asia. It flows from west to east through Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Suzhou and Shanghai, finally emptying into the East China Sea. The most beautiful and impressive section is from Chongqing to Yichang, including Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge, and it is also the best for cruising.


Take a 5 stars cruise ship, like Victoria Sophia, Yangtze Explorer, President Prime, to enjoy a relaxing cruise along Yangtze River, with stunning sceneries on its banks.


>> Read more about Yangtze River Cruise


2) Guilin Li River Cruise

Guilin is reputed as the most picturesque and natural scenery place in China. Nevertheless, Li River is the main reason for people traveling to Guilin. Tourists can choose two ways to enjoy the uniquely beautiful Karst landscape: by cruise or by hiking. Bamboo rafting is one of the most exciting way to view the natural beauty. You will immerse yourself in Jiu Ma Hua Shan, Huang Bu Dao Ying, etc.


Take a one-hour bus ride to the Bamboo River Dock ( Zhujiang Dock ) or the Mill stone Hill Dock to start the cruise from its essential part.


>> Read more about Guilin Tour


3) Shanghai Huangpu River cruise

Huangpu River has its 40km within Shanghai. Cruising on the boat, from the Bund ( Zhongshan Road ) north towards Wusongkou and return back to the Bund, tourists can enjoy the views on both sides of the river: Nanpu Bridge, Yangpu Bridge, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Lujiazui Financial Zone, etc. If cruising in the evening, visitors can experience its silence and beauty under the moonlight.


The cruise ships vary in size, decoration, and amenities, with the most luxurious offering air conditioning, conference room, bar, television and banquet hall.


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4) Hangzhou West Lake cruise

The West Lake looks like a landscape painting, which will cause you to marvel at its beauty and will perhaps make you feel as if you have stepped into a land of magic and fantasy. The scenery is unique according to the four seasons: the tall and green grasses and nightingales flying in the air in spring; the graceful lotuses in summer, smooth lake in autumn and plum blossom in winter.


There are many cruise boats in the wharfs along the bank, with different descriptions such as rowing boats in the Qing Dynasty style, painted boats in Southern Song flavors and dragon boats designed according to the folktale of the West Lake.


5) the ancient Water Towns cruise

There are 7 well-known water towns around Shanghai, Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Wuzhen, Xitang, Luzhi and Nanxun. They are characterized by burbling brooks, arched bridges, slab-stone paved alleys, and all of them are waiting for your discovering by boat.


These typical and ancient town features expedite waterways. Locals live their life on the waterways, carry out everyday activities on the water, and wash clothes and shop from vendors in boats.


2. What you need to pay attention to specially when cruising?

1) protect the environment

When cruising on the river, please do not throw your garbage at random to the river. As a civilized travelers, your are be in duty bound to protect the environment in the destinations.


2) security

Nowadays, it is very safe to travel in China, incl. in the west of China - Tibet. However, you also need to pay attention to your personal and property safety.


a. Try to contact a China local travel agency and let them to arrange your China tour.
b. Be careful about sharing your travel plans with strangers. Never follow a stranger to anywhere you are not familiar with.
c. Try not to open your wallet in public, and don't show large amounts of cash or traveler's check to others.
d. Always ask for a receipt after you doing some consumption, so that you can complain if you have been cheated.


3) packing

In every big cities of China, you can buy your essentials during the tour. You can also prepare them in your country, such as casual and comfortable clothing and shoes, sun lotion, medical kit and toiletries. Especially, if you travel to Tibet, you need to not only have China Visa, but apply for "Tibet Travel Permit".


4) cash & credit cards

You need to prepare some changes, it will be needed when you buy things from the street vendors or small shops. When you get changes back at some scenic spots, please check carefully in case they are counterfeit money.


If you pay for things in supermarkets or big shops, Credit Card is available. One disadvantage is that the processing fee is needed.


4. The arrangement of the vehicles for the tours

Normally, travelers take the international flights on their own to China, or we can help you to book if you want. In the tours of China, we can arrange private car, trains or flights based on your time and tour arrangement, and it will be very convenient to change or cancel if there is any emergency.

5. Local flavor meals in the trip

During our trips, you will have your breakfast on the hotel, which are all included in price of the package ( only if you book the hotel with us ). For the lunch everyday, meals in good local restaurants include plenty of dishes selected according to your taste, and we will order more if possible. For the dinner indicated in the itinerary, we usually take you to the local famous restaurant.

6. Experienced tour guides & drivers

Our guides are carefully selected and trained. We not only evaluate their language skill, their knowledge of sites but also their personality and ability to be a kind host. They are locals who are familiar of all attractions in their cities. They can speak English fluently and have the professional national tourist guide certificate, ensuring you have the best tour experience in China.


Moreover, our divers have got strict training in the limo service professionalism. They will provide you the fast and safe car service.

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