China & Japan Odyssey
9 Day Tour + 9 Night Cruise + Flights + Tours & Incl. $3000 BONUS Value
Deal Code: MC-74843
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- 9 Day Highlights of China Tour
- 9 Nights Best of Japan Cruise
- Return Flights
- All Onboard Meals
- Activities & Entertainment Onboard
- Port Charges & Taxes Included
Exclusive Bonus Value
- BONUS Beijing City Tour
- Great Wall of China Tour
- BONUS Bullet Train Journey
- BONUS Visit to Multiple Cities in China
- BONUS Traditional Tea House Visit in China
- BONUS Visit to Shanghai Museum
- Prepaid Gratuities Onboard Included
- BONUS My Cruises Package Savings
- 9 Day Highlights of China tour with the services of an English speaking guide
- 8 Nights accommodation in hand-selected hotels while touring with breakfast daily
- 9 Night Best of Japan cruise from Hong Kong onboard Voyager of the Seas in an Inside Cabin
- Economy Class airfares to Beijing, returning from Hong Kong flying with Cathay Pacific
- One-way Economy Class airfare from Shanghai to Hong Kong flying Cathay Pacific
- All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
- A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
- All port taxes & charges included
- My Cruises exclusive package savings
- BONUS Beijing City Tour including visits to Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
- BONUS Great Wall of China Tour
- BONUS Bullet train journey between Beijing & Suzhou
- BONUS Visits to Suzhou, Wuxi, & Hangzhou
- BONUS Visit to a traditional Tea House in Shanghai
- BONUS Visit to the Shanghai Museum
- BONUS Prepaid gratuities included on your tour
General Sail Date Information
Tour departs Thursday, June 25, 2020; Set sail Friday, July 03, 2020
*Surcharges may apply
Day 1: Beijing, China
You are now in the heartland of China, a dynamic and modern city awaits you in the form of Beijing. The Great Wall still makes its way the through the landscape; the once Forbidden City shows off its opulent throne rooms as well as temples and tombs which foreground the ancient cultural aspects of this city. Tienanmen Square is an absolute must see whilst in the city.Day 2: Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City (Beijing), China
This morning after breakfast drive onwards to Beijing to begin your exploration of this amazing city. The tour begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, and then takes in the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was originally constructed by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le, where 24 emperors once lived in succession. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge on fresh pearls. Tonight, take the opportunity to attend an optional large-scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” (not included).Day 3: Great Wall of China (Beijing), China
On the way to the Great Wall, stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as “Yu”, and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Observe the skilled artisans at work as they create their intricate designs. Afterwards, take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China’s most renowned monument—the Great Wall. You will visit the less-touristy and more original Juyong Pass, avoiding other sections which are the most accessible and consequently most crowded. The Great Wall meanders through China’s northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert – more than 3500 miles long. In the afternoon, join an optional tour to see Beijing’s 700-year old Hutongs (narrow alleys) area by old fashioned pedicab (not included), as well as a visit to a local family living in a courtyard style home to experience the local customs of the people of Beijing and their home’s unique architectural structure.Day 4: Suzhou (Shanghai) to Wuxi (Jiangsu), China
Often called the ‘Venice of the East’, Suzhou has a history dating back to 541BC. Visit the famous Lingering Garden, recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is renowned for its exquisite silk, so naturally a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order. Take the opportunity to cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway. Next, drive to Wuxi and enjoy free time at leisure in Nanchang Street, a famous ancient street showcasing the juxtaposition of traditional and modern living.Day 5: Wuxi (Jiangsu) to Hangzhou (Zhejiang), China
This morning visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds. View the picturesque Taihu Lake, the second biggest freshwater lake in China, and then visit a Pearl Outlet to learn about the cultural significance of the traditional Chinese pearl. Afterwards, drive to Hangzhou and visit the West Lake, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, that epitomises the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands.Day 6: Hangzhou (Zhejiang) to Shanghai, China
Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn’t complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing Tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including picking, frying and tasting the tea leaves. Then enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands. Next, drive to Shanghai to visit the famous Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses. Tonight, there is an optional activity to watch a thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time” (not included).Day 7-9: Shanghai, China
Spend today exploring Shanghai, China’s largest city! Enjoy a private tour of the city, watch Chinese acrobats, or venture further afield with a tour of Zhujiajiao, a traditional Chinese Water Town.Day 10: Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is a fascinating city with a positively confounding mix of modern skyscrapers and ancient shrines, high-tech mega malls and Buddhist temples. Relax for the day or feel free to explore the city with a walking tour, a cooking class, or a scenic open top bus tour.Day 11-12: 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 13: 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 14-15: Kobe, Japan
Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Kobe is situated between mountains and the sea, it is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine.Day 15: Osaka, Japan
Osaka is renown 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 16: Kochi, Japan
Engage with locals and indulge in local flavours in this welcoming city. The city centre was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region's principal attractions. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.Day 17-18: 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 19: Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is a fascinating city with a positively confounding mix of modern skyscrapers and ancient shrines, high-tech mega malls and Buddhist temples. Relax for the day or feel free to explore the city with a walking tour, a cooking class, or a scenic open top bus tour.
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Try your luck in the casino or be blown away by world-class entertainment. There’s something for everyone on this amazing, family friendly ship—you’ll have so much fun, you’ll never want to leave!
Tour departure based on June 29, 2020 and cruise departure based on July 03, 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. 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. Accommodation is subject to change and availability. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
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 Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, & Shanghai
- Visit the impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
- Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
- Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
- Visit a local Jade Museum and see artisans at work
- Walk along the iconic Great Wall of China
- Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at ‘Tongrentang’
- Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
- Taste Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village
- Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake
- Explore The Bund promenade in Shanghai
- Experience the high-speed bullet train
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