Singapore - Hotel stay
Welcome to Singapore, a city of curious contrasts and exotic fusions, where sacred temples sit in the shadows of sleek, science-fiction-style architecture. Head to the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark for panoramic views and as night falls, see the stately super trees lit up in against the glittering skyline at Gardens by the Bay; an otherworldly experience.
Singapore - Embark Queen Elizabeth
In Singapore, you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.
A relaxing few days at sea gives you ample opportunity to experience all that your ship has to offer. There are so many activities to choose from; enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings and then dance the night away in the grand ballroom.
The port of Chan May is located halfway between two historic and important cities: Da Nang and Hue. From gleaming new restaurants to fantastic street food, there’s something to savour on every street corner in Da Nang. Golden beaches are within easy reach, as are the Marble Mountains, with their limestone caves and hidden Buddhist shrines. The ancient city of Hue is a UNESCO-listed site where you’ll find remnants of the glories of imperial Vietnam.
Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day; take champagne afternoon tea in Queens Room, pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.
This spectacular seascape of limestone towers and tiny islets all compete for space in an area which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in the country. Take a trip on board a traditional junk boat to cruise the emerald waters.
Your day on board the Queen Elizabeth can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in The Royal Spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.
Hong Kong - Disembark Queen Elizabeth and Fly to Shanghai
Arriving in Hong Kong, you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth and fly to Shanghai for a two night hotel stay. A centre of technology and transport, commerce and capital, fashion and finance; Shanghai is the biggest city in China. Here you’ll find many of the world’s supertall buildings, so get your camera ready for amazing views – you won’t want to miss it.
Shanghai - Tour day 1
Today you’ll enjoy a city tour of Shanghai followed by dinner and a spectacular acrobatic show. Era – Intersection of Time combines traditional Chinese acrobatic arts with technology to create a wondrous futuristic world using high-tech lighting, elaborate costumes and original live music that is guaranteed to leave you enthralled and amazed.
Shanghai to Xi'an - Tour day 2
From Shanghai, you’ll fly to Xian, one the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation. The seat of power of Chinese dynasties and the last stop for those following the enigmatic Silk Road, Xian is rich in historical heritage and it’s here you’ll see the world-famous Terracotta Army.
Xi'an - Tour day 3
Today you’ll visit one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Terracotta Army. These life-sized grey warriors were created by Qin Shihuang to protect him in the afterlife. While their imposing formations are eerie, the individual warriors come alive through meticulously detailed expressions, hairstyles and clothes. Xian was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the Muslim quarter and Great Mosque.
Xi'an to Beijing - Tour day 4
You’ll take the fast train to the Chinese capital of Beijing, the heart and soul of Chinese politics, culture and economic development. In this huge metropolis, you’ll discover ancient wonders such as the Great Wall and incomparable imperial palaces and temples, as well as modern Beijing’s growing confidence as a global dynamo.
Beijing - Tour Day 5
A highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world that bends and twists over hills and valleys like a giant dragon fiercely guarding its borders. On your way back, if Beijing’s hectic traffic allows, you’ll stop to admire the iconic ‘Birds Nest’ Olympic stadium and the ‘Water Cube’ National Aquatic Centre.
Beijing - Tour day 6
Today you’ll visit the city’s most famous sites, ancient and modern. The magnificent Temple of Heaven with its symbolic representations of earth and heaven, together with the scarlet-walled Forbidden City, home to imperial rulers and their concubines, reveal secrets about ancient Chinese civilisations. Whereas the remarkable Tiananmen Square celebrates modern heroes of the People’s Republic.
Beijing - Tour day 7
Your tour ends today and you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*