Tokyo - Hotel Stay
During your stay in Tokyo you can zip between locations thanks to the city’s sophisticated transport network. Fast-moving Akihabara showcases the best of Japanese technology but when the hustle and bustle gets too much, you can escape to one of Tokyo’s many parks or have green tea in an elegant tea house.
Tokyo - Mount Fuji Tour
Today your fully escorted tour will take you to the stunning Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. You’ll also ride the Hakone Sky gondola, with a chance to explore the active hot springs. At Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still, peaceful water, enjoying the natural beauty of the Crater Lake before the high-speed Bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.
Tokyo - Embark Ship
Today you’ll embark 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.
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.
Naha is the capital of the Okinawa prefecture, a popular holiday destination for Japanese and overseas visitors due to its subtropical climate. During your time in port you could visit the majestic hilltop Shurijo Castle which offers beautiful architectural design and vermilion colour or stroll around the Shikinaen gardens which offer wooden palace buildings in the traditional Okinawa style, set in spacious Japanese-style landscape.
This island’s white-sand beaches and turquoise waters draw divers and snorkelers hoping to glimpse the island's famed manta rays. Ishigaki is a nature lover’s paradise, with palm forests, mangrove-lined rivers that you can kayak down, and jungle-covered mountains perfect for hiking adventures. As well as its wealth of natural beauty, you'll find an abundance of cultural sites with ties to the island's rich history.
Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.
Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Experience the excitement, vibrancy and colour of this unforgettable duty-free port. The harbour is the lifeline of the city, with its deep, sheltered waters and constant parade of vessels – modern and traditional – all set against a stunning backdrop.
Hong Kong - Disembark Ship
You’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong and fly to the Chinese capital Beijing, a city that few others can match in terms of extraordinary historical landmarks. There are six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city alone, from imperial palaces and ancient temples to the majestic Great Wall. While the city is rooted in Chinese history, culture and tradition, it also has its gaze firmly fixed on the future as it booms with economic development.
Beijing - Tour Day 1
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. During your tour of the Mutianyu section, you’ll ride the cable car to the top of the wall to enjoy incredible views of the valleys on either side. At the top, you’ll have free time to explore the wall as far along as you want.
Beijing - Tour Day 2
Today you’ll visit other famous sites in Beijing, including the scarlet-walled Forbidden City, the home of imperial rulers and their concubines that reveals secrets about ancient Chinese civilisations. You’ll also visit the remarkable Tiananmen Square that celebrates modern heroes of the People’s Republic. That afternoon you’ll visit the Summer Palace, once an iconic lakeside retreat for royalty.
Beijing to Xi'an - Tour Day 3
This morning you'll visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven with its symbolic representations of earth and heaven before travelling from Beijing to Xi'an by fast train. The seat of power of Chinese dynasties and the last stop for those following the enigmatic Silk Road, Xi'an is rich in historical heritage and it’s here you’ll see the world-famous Terracotta Army.
Xi'an - Tour Day 4
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. That afternoon, explore the Old City Wall of Xi'an.
Xi'an to Shanghai - Tour Day 5
Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai where bright neon meets ancient tradition. You’ll enjoy a city tour 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.
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