Ultimate China & the Far East

Discover the wonders of China and the Far East with this amazing package that combines a comprehensive tour of China with a 14 night 5-star cruise. Boarding Holland America Line's Westerdam, after a night in Hong Kong, you will be transported through the Far East visiting incredible ports of call on your way to Shanghai. Explore the modern metropolis of Taipei whilst in Taiwan, visit to the Atomic bomb museum and Peace Park in Nagasaki and dive into Busan; the second-largest city in South Korea. Once you discovered all that the Far East has to offer, you will then begin your in-depth tour of China taking in three of its most popular cities; Shanghai, Xian & Beijing. Retrace the footsteps of the last Emperor through the maze of corridors and courtyards in the Forbidden City, walk along the Great Wall of China (which is visible from space) and marvel at the first Emperor of China’s Terracotta Warriors in Xian.

Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, with fully escorted tours: Starting with a one night stay in Shanghai, you will enjoy a half day tour of the Yu Garden, the Bund and Nanjing Road. The following morning you will check out of your hotel after breakfast and fly to Xian before journeying to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shanxi Province History Museum. Your half day tour will end at the hotel, where you will be based for the next two nights. Start your next full day tour off on a high with a morning visit to the world famous Terracotta Warriors. Stop offs to the City Wall and the Village Market after lunch will complete your afternoon, before being whisked away to an evening Tang Dynasty Dance Show with a traditional dinner included. Departing to Beijing the next day you will travel First Class via China’s high-speed railway, at over 300km an hour, arriving in China's Capital City ready for the next part of your Far East adventure. Before heading to your hotel you will enjoy an afternoon visit to the Forbidden City and a quick bite to eat. Your last full day in China will include visits to the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall of China and a Hutong tour (a journey down the alleyways and lanes of a traditional residential area), plus lunch at a local restaurant. The following morning you will depart for the airport after breakfast, before flying overnight back to the UK.

  • Westerdam Holland America Line

    Ultimate China & the Far East (RP)

    Cruise Line: Holland America Line

    Ship: Westerdam

    Sail Date: 30 Jan 2020

    Price From: £3399 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to hong kong overnight - arrive into hong kong. transfer to hotel for overnight stay - transfer to port and embark ship - hong kong - manila, philippines - kaohsiung, taiwan - keelung (taipei), taiwan - naha, japan - ishigaki island, japan - nagasaki, japan - pusan (busan), south korea - jeju, south korea - shanghai - disembark ship. half day shanghai tour ending at hotel for overnight stay - transfer airport and fly to xian. half day tour ending at hotel for two night stay - full day terracotta warriors tour. evening tang dynasty show. overnight hotel stay - 1st class rail journey to beijing. half day tour ending at hotel for two night stay

    22 nights
    £3399 pp
    £4139 pp
    £4899 pp
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    Includes one night's 4* B&B hotel stay in Hong Kong, one night's 4* B&B hotel stay in Shanghai, Two nights' 4* B&B hotel stay in Xian & Two nights' 4* B&B hotel stay in Beijing

    Includes three half day tours & two full day tours; visiting Shanghai Yu Gardens, the Terracotta Warriors, The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City & much more...plus all breakfasts, five lunches & one dinner

    Includes all private transfers