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China River Cruising

Indulge in an exquisite river journey along China’s Yangtze River with APT. Be captivated by the stunning natural spectacle around you as you cruise in style aboard the Yangtze’s most impressive boutique river ships.

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Gliding through China’s stunning Three Gorges region, you can relax as you enjoy views of the imposing mountains. Accompanied by a passionate English-speaking APT Tour Director and local guides. You will discover the fascinating sights along the river as you disembark for enriching small group excursions. This cruise is the perfect complement to your China land vacation.


Glide through China's stunning Three Gorges region and enjoy views of the imposing mountains from both sides. Venture off the beaten track to experience the rituals of rural life.
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Nowhere is APT’s expertise more evident. You’ll cruise aboard a luxurious 5-star river ship, enjoy Signature Experiences, a host of unforgettable culinary experiences and exceptional service; and can personalise your vacation with Freedom of Choice.
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The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is the most exclusive river ship on the Yangtze and one of the most luxurious in China. With balconies for every suite on board, the boutique-sized ship boasts the most personalised Yangtze River cruising experience.
The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Tour director, Emily, was excellent and did not miss a beat.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family

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  • Enjoy the comfort of knowing you have everything provided for the perfect vacation - like overseas transfers, port charges, tipping and luggage porterage
  • Personalise your holiday in select locations with our included Freedom of Choice activities and dining options
  • With iconic sights on land and scenic beauty, be transported through its China's rich history
  • Ensuring everything runs smoothly on your journey are dedicated Cruise or Tour directors, and local guides, who will assist with anything you need
  • Cruise in style aboard some of the finest ships on their waterways; while on land, enjoy quality accommodation set in central or unique locations
  • A host of unique culinary experiences await – from delicious dining onboard your cruise to tantalising meals at local restaurants