Avalon Waterways China Cruises

Sail in style on the third largest river in the world, which separates North and South China, when you take an Avalon Waterways China River Cruise. You’ll have the opportunity to delve into the culture of Shanghai and Xian, where you can gaze and ruse upon the fate of those depicted in the Terra Cotta Warrior statues. Visit beautiful towns full of natural wonder, like Lijiang and Shibaozhai, where you can walk the steps of a 12-story red pagoda temple.  Lose yourself in a region filled with intrigue, mysterious history, and kind people—take a China River Cruise with Avalon Waterways.



Things to Do on a China River Cruise with Avalon Waterways


An Avalon Waterways river cruise along the Yangtze is an exploration of China’s past, present and future, from a visit to the Great Wall in Beijing to the ultra-modern Bund shopping area in Shanghai.


Avalon Waterways Great Wall of China
  • Great Wall of China (Beijing, China)
    Explore one of the most magnificent and incredible structures the world over. The Great Wall of China was built in separate parts and once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s border with Mongolia. Today you’ll walk on this wall and take in amazing views. You’ll then visit a workshop where artisans turn copper into decorative furniture, a traditional Chinese art. At night you’ll walk through the Donghuamen night market and sample some street food.


Avalon Waterways Terracotta Warriors Xian China
  • Terra Cotta Warriors (Xi’an, China)
    Visit the tomb of China’s first emperor, which was discovered in 1974. This discovery proved incredible because buried with him was a full legion of life size warriors made out of terra cotta, complete with horses. This site is truly amazing. After lunch you’ll enjoy a noodle making demonstration and visit a lacquer workshop, all before ending the day at the Dayan Pagoda.


Avalon Waterways Yuyuan Garden Shanghai China
  • Silk and Acrobats (Shanghai, China)
    In Shanghai you’ll visit the Yu Yu Gardens, which date all the way back to the Ming Dynasty. Then you’ll enter the present day by walking along Shanghai’s popular riverfront, The Bund. Next you’ll visit a silk factory to learn about how this luxurious textile is made. After dinner you’ll be treated to an acrobatic show you’ll never forget.


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