Delhi - Tour Day 1
Fly to Delhi, one of the most historic capitals in the world and a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and modernity. Made up of seven ancient cities, its multi-layered existence and profusion of architectural styles is tantalizing.
Delhi - Tour Day 2
Your full day of sightseeing includes a tour of the 300-year-old walled city of Old Delhi. Visit the most elegant mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, characterised by its black and white onion dome and minarets, and Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. You’ll also see the imposing India Gate on a tour of New Delhi and visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.
Delhi to Agra - Tour Day 3
In Agra, you’ll visit the world famous Taj Mahal, an architectural masterpiece in white marble with beautiful inlay work. You’ll also travel to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the capital of the Mughal Empire for generations.
Agra to Jaipur - Tour Day 4
On your way the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, you’ll stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century, before arriving at the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.
Jaipur - Tour Day 5
During your time in Jaipur you’ll see the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Amber Fort and the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astrological and astronomical wonder built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
Jaipur to Delhi - Tour Day 6
Today you’ll travel back to Delhi for a final night and a chance to relax before your flight to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong - Hotel Stay
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 - Embark ms Westerdam
In Hong Kong, you’ll embark the wonderful ms Westerdam, a ship that successfully blends the finest elements of cruising heritage with a selection of modern innovations. It’s a superb choice for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea in exquisite surroundings, yet with stimulating activities and high-quality entertainment available.
During your days and nights at sea, you’ll find plenty on board to entertain you. The Vista Show Lounge lights up at night with superb live entertainment while Holland America’s Dancing with the Stars at Sea lets passengers get involved with the fun! Night owls will love the classy casino, open until late.
Bright neon meets ancient tradition in Shanghai. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai Museum.
You’ll enjoy an overnight in Shanghai on board ms Westerdam with more time to explore this fascinating city. To truly understand its spirit, take a walk along The Bund, a mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River. Not only will you get incredible views of modern Shanghai’s awe inspiring skyline of skyscrapers, you’ll also walk past historical buildings that remind you of the city’s past.
Explore a wide range of delicious on board dining options - everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool to the Pan-Asian flavours of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across the Holland America fleet.
Known as China’s sailing city, this attractive seaside town looks out over the sea on two sides and features long, sandy beaches. There’s a distinctive European feel to the city with its red roofed villas and German-style architecture, a legacy of occupation just before the First World War. The Germans also inspired a passion for beer - Qingdao now produces the famous Tsingtao beer and hosts a renowned international beer festival.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends or somewhere to dance the night away you’ll find it on board the ms Westerdam. Sip cocktails while enjoying spectacular ocean views in the Crow’s Nest and then head to the dazzling Northern Lights Nightclub for a dance.
Beijing is the beating heart of Chinese politics, culture and economic development. Here you could visit the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park, where locals practice Tai Chi, for an authentic taste of Beijing life. Or you could visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares, and the Forbidden City, the former home to 24 emperors.
During your visit to Beijing, you could visit the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest landmark weaves majestically between the East and West of China, through dry and dusty deserts and lush mountains, carrying with it a tragic, yet triumphant history that spans more than 2,000 years.
Dalian is known as China’s Northern Pearl and is exceptionally laidback and relaxed except when it comes to two subjects: football and fashion! With one of the top football teams in China, there’s almost as much passion for football here as you’d find in Brazil. The city is also very proud of its sartorial credentials and hosts the International Fashion Festival every year.
When it comes to activities on board ms Westerdam, much-loved favourites such as the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre will ensure guests are well looked-after, while more recent introductions such as informative digital workshops and the brilliant Culinary Arts Centre add a new twist to the cruise holiday experience.
Nagasaki is a beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. Nagasaki has one of Japan’s most complex histories due to the influences of the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese; all of which can be seen around this vibrant, bustling city.
Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents performances and presentations that are sure to entertain and inform throughout your voyage. These include Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.
Yokohama - Disembark ms Westerdam and Tokyo Hotel Stay
You’ll arrive in Japan’s mega-city at the perfect time to experience the mystical scents and colour of its iconic cherry blooms. The whole metropolis turns pale pink at this time of year. To immerse yourself in this enchanting symbol of Japanese culture, make your way to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Ueno Park for the perfect viewing points of hundreds of flowering trees.
Mount Fuji & Lake Ashi Tour
During your Tokyo stay, you’ll enjoy a tour of the sacred Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. You’ll admire the symmetrical beauty of its near perfect volcanic cone surrounded by pink cherry blossom and take in stunning panoramic views from halfway up the mountain. You’ll also take a sky ride on the Hakone gondola and a boat trip across the serene Lake Ashi, before the bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.
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