Golden Trails of Japan
16 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday With $2500 Bonus Value including Escorted Touring, Sightseeing, Exclusive Package Savings & More
Deal Code: MC-93540
Your 16 day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday Includes
Low Deposit from $199pp*
Economy Flights to Osaka, Returning From Tokyo
6 Day Leisurely Highlights of Japan Guided Tour
5 Nights Accommodation in Hand Selected Hotels Whilst Touring with Breakfast Daily
Transportation on Private Deluxe Coach with the Services of an English Speaking Tour Director
Explore the Vibrant City of Kobe
Enjoy a visit to a Traditional Sake Brewery
Be Amazed at the History of Himeji Castle
Wander Miyajima Island & Immerse Yourself in Traditional Culture
Uncover the History of Hiroshima with a visit to the Peace Memorial
Bucket List – Ride a Bullet Train between Hiroshima & Tokyo
Indulge in a Full Day At Leisure in Tokyo
Bonus Arrival Transfer in Osaka
Bonus Hotel to Port Transfer in Tokyo
10 Night Best of Japan Cruise
10 Night Cruise Onboard Norwegian Sun in an Interior Stateroom
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Wifi package
Bonus Onboard Speciality Dining Package
Bonus Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Bonus Choice of Cabin Location
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
General Travel Date Information
Tour starts on 3 November 2022
Cruise Starts on 8 November 2022
Day 1: Osaka, Japan
On arrival at Osaka International Airport, you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide. Your guide will assist you with your transfer to your hotel for this evening in Amagasaki.
Day 2: Amagasaki-Kobe/Himeji-Okayama
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing today with highlights including the Kobe Port Tower and a visit to a traditional Sake Brewery. In the afternoon visit the Himeji Castle (White Heron Castle), which serves as a classic example of Japanese castle architecture, having been designated a national treasure in 1931. After arriving at your hotel in Okayama, enjoy a welcome Japanese dinner.
Day 3: Okayama-Kurashiki-Hiroshima
Today you will enjoy visiting Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, situated on a beautiful canal. It is like stepping back in time to old town Japan.
In the afternoon travel to Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial and Atomic Bomb Dome to learn about the somber history of the area.
** Note ** Luggage allowance for overnight stay
Your suitcase will be delivered by courier services from Okayama to Tokyo. 1 piece of luggage per person (next day arrival). Please prepare your overnight bag for 1 day.
Day 4: Hiroshima-Miyajima (Itsukushima) -Tokyo
Take a short ferry ride to this historic island of Itsukushima, better known as Miyajima Island to spend your morning exploring the island’s lush forests & ancient temples. Just offshore, the giant, orange Great Torii Gate is partially submerged at high tide. It marks the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine, which was first built in the 12th century. In the afternoon catch a bullet train from Hiroshima to Tokyo, which is a bucket list experience for any visitor to Japan. Marvel at this engineering wonder. Arrive at your hotel in Tokyo this evening.
Day 5: Tokyo, Japan – Day at Leisure
Enjoy a full day at your leisure in Tokyo. You may choose to visit Tokyo Tower, tour the Imperial Palace, shop till you drop in the Ginza District, sample sushi at the Outer Tsukiji Market or walk across the famous Shibuya Crossing.
Day 6: Tokyo, Japan – Cruise Embarkment
On your way from Tokyo to Yokohama Port to embark your cruise on Norwegian Sun, you will enjoy a visit to the peaceful Sankeien Garden & Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Arrive at the port and embark on your cruise this afternoon.
Day 7: Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
Of all Japan’s iconic images, Mt Fuji (3776m) is the real deal. Fujisan was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2013; these days, around 300,000 people make the ascent every year.
Day 8: Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya has cosmopolitan aspects, including some fantastic museums, significant temples, and excellent shopping.
Day 9 – 10: Kyoto (Osaka), Japan – Overnight Onboard
From temples, gardens, traditional teahouses, and Geisha’s, Kyoto is your step into Japanese culture. Use Kyoto as your gateway to Osaka as well. Osaka is renowned for its modern architecture, nightlife, and delicious street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle has undergone countless restorations and remains as the city’s most historical landmark.
Day 11: Beppu, Japan
Beppu is located on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Cast between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, it is well known for its large amount of onsen (hot springs), more than 2000 of them! Enjoy a nutrient-rich bathing experience or visit Mount Tsurumi via cable car.
Day 12: Busan, South Korea
It is Busan’s trading port that makes it an international metropolis while its beautiful sea vistas make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeosa Temple, climb the Busan Tower or rejuvenate at Hurshimchung Spa.
Day 13: Nagasaki, Japan
With the city well known for its misfortune, there are many museums, monuments, and memorials dedicated to this. The rebirth of this city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie, situated throughout its cobblestone streets and rolling hills.
Day 14: Kagoshima, Japan
This city is the southernmost stop on the country’s bullet train. It is commonly referred to as Naples sister due to the comparative climate, palm tree-lined streets, and Kagoshima’s version of Mt Vesuvius! Plus, an abundance of hot springs, mud baths, and spas promote the serenity and relaxation of the traditional lands.
Day 15: At Sea
Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found on the vessel’s daily newsletter. 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 16: Tokyo, Japan – Yokohama Cruise Terminal, Disembarkment
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 neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples which make for a truly unmatched experience. Disembark your cruise today and fly home.
Norwegian Sun – Sun Class
A smaller ship accommodating 1,936 cruise passengers. Built-in 2001 and refurbished in 2018, she is equipped with everything you would expect from an NCL cruise liner including a spa, casino, 14 dining options, daily activities, nightly entertainment plus 12 bars and lounges. Choose from two main dining rooms, casual cafes, grills, and signature dishes with an array of wine options. Head to Cagney’s Steakhouse for a delicious steak & wine combo, authentic Italian meals at La Cucina, or French cuisine at Le Bistro. You’ll be hard-pressed to decide on your favourite bar and lounge. Enjoy a casual coffee or cocktail at the Atrium Cafe & Bar, spend a night under the disco lights in Dazzles Nightclub, or head to the sports bar to watch live games all around the world.
Upgrade to Oceanview Stateroom with drinks from only $399 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Stateroom with drinks from only $1,299 per person
Uncover the Traditional side of Japan with visits to Osaka & Hiroshima
Explore Tokyo at your own pace – wander your way through his vibrant city
Marvel at the picturesque Mt Fuji
Ride a Bullet Train like a local
Travel based on Tour Departure 3 November 2022 Cruise Departure 8 November 2022
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