Ultimate Japan Discovery

9 Night Cruise + 8 Day Tour + Flights + 1 BONUS Night & Incl. $2000 BONUS Value

Deal Code: MC-78289

from $... per person
Book by January 31, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit From $400*pp!
  • 9 Night Cruise
  • 8 Day Tour
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • BONUS Night in Tokyo
  • BONUS Entrance Fees Included on Tour
  • BONUS Farewell Dinner on Tour
  • BONUS Transfer
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 9 Night cruise from Tokyo onboard MSC Bellissima in an Interior Bella Experience Cabin
  • Economy Flights to Tokyo returning from Osaka
  • 8 Day guided tour from Tokyo to Osaka
  • 7 Nights hand selected accommodation including breakfast daily & a welcome & farewell dinner
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • BONUS 1 Night pre cruise accommodation in Tokyo
  • BONUS Farewell dinner whilst touring
  • BONUS Entrance fees included on the tour
  • BONUS Transfer from Tokyo hotel to Tokyo Cruise Port
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruise Package Holiday Savings

General Sail Date Information

Set Sail on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Tour Departs on Saturday, October, 26th 2020

 

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


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Day 1: Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama has completely transformed over the past few decades and is now one of Japan’s largest ports and the gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk amongst both neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples. Discover the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Embark on the Ultimate Japan Discovery and jump onboard MSC Bellissima!

Day 2-3: Wakayama, Japan

Wakayama Japan, is the spiritual heartland of Japan, an ancient gem waiting for you to discover. With breathtaking mountain vistas to gawk at, misty alpine forests to explore, & pristine beaches to relax at, the Wakayama Prefecture will become your new favourite destination in Japan.

Day 4-5: Hiroshima, Japan

While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. None more iconic than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park and enjoy local delicacies.

Day 6: Matsuyama, Japan

Matsuyama, Japan is Shikoku's largest city. The beautiful area of the world is located in a lush river basin, built around the ancient hot springs of Dōgo Onsen Honkan. Be sure to experience the pure relaxation of a traditional Japanese Onsen and bask in the architectural beauty of the 19th-century public bathhouse built around the springs. For a spice of spirituality, Matsuyama is home to 8 of the 88 temples in Japan, including Ishite-ji, one of the most famous stops on the 88 temple pilgrimage.

Day 7: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 8: Gangjeong/Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

Gangjeong-dong, located in South Korea's Eastern Island is a great place to experience a taste of what the beautiful South Korea is all about; traditional culture, vibrancy, hiking, food and K-Pop.

Day 9: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 10: Yokkaichi, Japan

Walk across the moat of a cherished castle, pray for peace at a sacred shrine, shop for mementos at a 400-year-old shopping district and walk in the footsteps of the samurai. Yet Nagoya's sky-scraping architecture, bustling streets, Toyota Museum, theme parks with flower gardens and shopping are hallmarks of a multi-faceted 21st century city.

Day 11: Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama has completely transformed over the past few decades and is now one of Japan’s largest ports and the gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk amongst both neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples. Discover the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Disembark MSC Bellissima and be met by your English-speaking tour guide at Yokohama Port for a full day tour of Tokyo.

Day 12: Tokyo, Japan (free day)

Explore Tokyo at your leisure!

Day 13: Mt Fuji – Shizuoka

Full day tour of Mt Fuji, Shizuoka, Oshino Hakkai & Gotemba Peace Park.

Day 14: Shizuoka – Nagoya – Osaka

Today you will leave Shizuoka and travel to Osaka through Nagoya. Sightseeing includes Nagoya Castle, Osu Shopping District & the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry.

Day 15: Kyoto (Osaka), Japan

Your English-Speaking guide will meet you at the hotel this morning for a full day of sightseeing in Kyoto today. Sites include Fushimi Inari Shrine, Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka, Kodaiji Temple and the famous Gion Area.

Day 16: Nara – Osaka

Your English-Speaking guide will meet you at the hotel this morning for a full day of Sightseeing. Activities include Nara Deer Park, Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha) and Kasuga Shrine Treasure House. You will be taken back to the hotel in the early evening with time to get ready before meeting for a group farewell dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Day 17: Osaka, Japan

Free Day – Explore Osaka at your leisure!

Day 18: Osaka, Japan

Depart for Kansai International Airport in Osaka and be transferred to the Airport by Limousine Bus.

All aboard the grand MSC Bellissima, MSC’s new flagship! While the stress-free itinerary makes it the best way to uncover seas, this ship boasts endless on-ship activities for all to relish. Meander your way through the 80-metre long 2-deck promenade for brilliant shopping, exquisite dining and a myriad of chic bars. Produced specifically for MSC Bellissima, witness the 2 brand new Cirque du Soleil shows for world-leading live performances. Catch some rays at the epic Polar Aquapark, Atmosphere Pool, Horizon Pool or the exclusive Yacht Club before treating your body at the revitalising Aurea Spa. For those a little more energetic, the MSC Bellissima features a state-of-the-art Gym by Technogym gifting guests with expert classes and ground-breaking training programs. Whether you’re after an action-packed, entertaining or tranquil cruise, MSC Bellissima will enchant all.

 

Travel based on Cruise Departure October 17, 2020.

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.

Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

*Transfers included with the exception of final transfer from hotel to Airport on departure.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

  • Discover the best of Japan by land and sea - one of the most Japan intensive holiday experiences
  • MSC Bellissima is one of MSC's newer and most innovative cruise ships
  • Feed the gentle Sika Deers at Nara Park
  • Stroll the streets of Gion - one of the most famous Geisha districts

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Bellissima
Departs: Tokyo, Japan
Countries Visited: Japan & South Korea

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