Tokyo - Hotel Stay
Discover Japan’s fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, home to Japanese royalty and take your pick of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the district of Ginza.
Tokyo - Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi 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 - Hotel Stay
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 - Embark Queen Elizabeth
Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. 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.
The orchard of Japan, Aomori is famous for its apples and cider. This beautiful region is remains relatively unspoilt and has a quiet sleepy feel about it. While Aomori was bombed quite heavily in the war, it still retains its Edo Period grid pattern and has a number of modern architectural gems including the A-Factory with its apple-based workshops including cider making and the Aomori Bay Bridge.
Japan’s fifth-largest city offers a warm welcome to visitors from around the world, a legacy of hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics. In February, Sapporo hosts a famous winter festival that sees the city decorated with impressive ice and snow sculptures. However in the summer months, visitors come for the wonderful parks and festivals celebrating the city’s renowned culinary dishes and locally brewed beer.
At Sea - International Date Line
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. As you cruise across the Pacific Ocean, you’ll cross the International Date Line.
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak is a nature-lovers paradise. Two thirds of the island is a national park that provides a haven for all kinds of wildlife, but particularly native brown bears, hundreds of species of birds and six varieties of Pacific salmon. As well as outstanding opportunities to spot wildlife, Kodiak has two excellent native heritage museums and a historical park.
Anchorage is the home of outdoor adventures with over 60 sparkling glaciers; astounding mountain ranges, including Denali National Park; and 300 miles of wilderness trails all within easy reach of the city. Urban parks, museums and restaurants sit alongside some of the most majestic wilderness in the world and as you explore Anchorage, you’re likely to see whales and salmon swimming in the Cook Inlet and a moose munching on someone’s front garden - there are over 1,500 of them living in the city!
Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.
Juneau is Alaska’s capital and stands on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness, with a giant icefield behind its mountains that created 38 glaciers, including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier just a few miles from the city. It’s also home to incredible array of wildlife and nature lovers can see sea lions, sea otters, whales, bald eagles as well as brown and black bears here.
Whether you enjoy taking part in sport or watching it, you’ll find plenty of opportunities on board. Queen Elizabeth’s Games Deck offers a refined area to enjoy bowls, deck tennis and croquet, or you could try a gentle putt in the golf nets. Alternatively, you’ll find a great atmosphere in the Golden Lion pub to watch live sports.
Inside Passage - Scenic Cruising
Cruising is wonderful way to experience Alaska’s snowy peaks and shimmering icy waters and today you’ll get incredible views of this region’s beautiful scenery as you weave your way through the islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Its temperate rainforests, glaciers, fjords and mountains are home to an incredible range of wildlife including bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales.
Your cruise ends in Vancouver where you’ll disembark for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*