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Explore China’s archaeological wonders and India’s iconic Golden Triangle during fully escorted tours, paired with a luxury all-inclusive Silversea cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore

You’ll first fly to Beijing to begin a series of fully escorted tours that will include the remarkable Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, before travelling to Xi’an to discover the Terracotta Army.

Following your incredible tour of China, you’ll fly to Hong Kong for a two-night stay, before embarking Silver Muse. Settle in for an all-inclusive cruise to Singapore, with highlights including two nights in Ho Chi Minh City and an overnight in port in Bangkok.

Immerse yourself in the Silversea experience, with multiple restaurants, including the exquisite French venue at La Dame. There's also a beautiful pool deck, a large spa and fantastic live entertainment.

Your cruise ends in Singapore, where you will fly to Delhi to experience the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of India during an immersive Golden Triangle tour. Highlights include the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra, the deserted 16th-century city of Fatehpur Sikri and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

Your Route

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The Silver Muse Experience

Delivered in spring of 2017, the beautiful Silver Muse accommodates just 596 guests with unrivalled space-to-guest ratio. Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel - enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. From elegant suites equipped with luxury bath amenities and pillow menus, to culinary excellence in the eight on board restaurants and evening shows In L’Opera theatre, you can’t help but fall in love with the comfort, service, and quality that the Silversea way of cruising so effortlessly delivers.

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Butler Service

Relish in the VIP treatment of having your own personal butler.
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Dining

With eleven exquisite dining venues, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start.
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Panorama Lounge

Sip a cocktail while taking in panoramic views of the sunset as a pianist plays just the right notes to take you from day to night.

Your 27 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

18 Oct 2023

Fly to Beijing to begin your extraordinary tour of ancient China

China’s dynamic capital Beijing is home to some of the country’s best-known heritage sights and its political hub. You’ll find the ancient and the futuristic rubbing shoulders in its bustling streets, from elaborate old temples to soaring skyscrapers that defy gravity. Take an atmospheric rickshaw ride through historical districts like Shichahai and sample the city’s signature dish, Peking Duck. Or seek serenity at the spectacular Beihai Park, built in the 11th century, it is among the largest of gardens across China and boasts a wealth of historical structures, palaces and temples.

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Day 2

19 Oct 2023

Today you will discover one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering: The Great Wall of China

A highlight of your tour will be a visit to the magnificent Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world. Admire the astounding architectural wonder of China’s greatest landmark as it 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. This afternoon, you’ll enjoy a visit to the beguiling Summer Palace, a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Soak up the enchanting sights of rolling hills, serene lakes and ornate bridges.

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Day 3

20 Oct 2023

Marvel at Beijing’s greatest treasures during a tour China’s sprawling capital city

Today you’ll visit the city’s most famous sites. 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.

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Day 4

21 Oct 2023

Travel by fast train to discover the rich heritage of Xian

Leaving Beijing, you’ll travel 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. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), Xi’an is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations and boasts an array of awe-inspiring landmarks. Admire the striking colours adorning the Bell Tower of Xi’an, built in 1384 or lose yourself in the Muslim Quarter where you could pick up a souvenir and indulge in tasty local snacks.

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Day 5

22 Oct 2023

Spend the day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Army

Today you will learn about the Terracotta Army, one of the top archaeological finds of the 20th century. Comprising of about 8,000 different life-size statues, the Terracotta Army is part of the world’s largest ancient imperial tomb complex and is the largest of its kind. Explore the fascinating site which boasts soldiers, chariots and horses, each with their own precise detail – hair, facial, expressions and armour, no two statues are alike. Later, you’ll enjoy a leisurely walk along the monumental ancient walls of the Fortifications of Xi’an.

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Days 6 - 7

23 - 24 Oct 2023

It’s now time for the next part of your adventure as today you fly to Hong Kong for a two-night stay

Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Visit the dynamic Stanley Market where shoppers will find an unparalleled selection of bargains and hidden treasures, Victoria Park for spectacular views of the harbour or one of the 9,000 bars, pubs and restaurants Kowloon has to offer. The harbour itself 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.

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Day 8

25 Oct 2023

Embark Silversea’s luxurious Silver Muse to begin your all-inclusive cruise to Singapore

Today you’ll embark Silver Muse for your cruise to Singapore. Settle into your surroundings and choose from a wealth of dining experiences, personalise your suite to the finest detail - including your choice of scent, toiletries and pillow - and get to know your personal butler who will keep your fridge stocked with your favourite drinks. Cruising with Silversea is simply fabulous.

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Day 9

26 Oct 2023

Relax on board and soak up the sumptuous Silver Muse during your first sea day

Dining on board Silver Muse is in a class of its own. Enjoy a Japanese lunch of sushi and sashimi at Kaiseki, savour Asian fusion dishes at Indochine where it’s not uncommon to find rock lobster and aloo palak on the menu, and head to the Italian-flavoured La Terrazza. Here you could finish your evening off with tiramisu, panna cotta or a delicious cheese board.

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Day 10

27 Oct 2023

Soak up the spectacular scenery of the green-covered islands of Halong Bay

This spectacular seascape of limestone towers draped in green and tiny islets all compete for space in an area which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in the country. Legend has it that the towers were created when a dragon, sent by the Jade Emperor, descended from heaven and sprayed fire and emeralds from its mouth. Enjoy a trip on board a traditional junk boat; watch as the incredible scenery unfolds and sip a refreshing cup of green tea as your experienced guide points out some of the most interesting parts of the bay.

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Day 11

28 Oct 2023

Unwind by Silver Muse’s chic pool deck or indulge in a treatment at the spa

Spend your final days at sea relaxing on deck by the pool or with an ocean view in the gentle sea breeze. Or you could head for the Zagara Beauty Spa, a sanctuary of pure bliss. Enjoy invigorating therapies including facials, body wraps and massages or simply relax in the saunas and steam rooms. The views are also exceptional, with floor-to-ceiling windows and there’s even an outdoor whirlpool.

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Day 12

29 Oct 2023

Visit Da Nang’s eye-popping Golden Hands Bridge or visit the ancient city Hoi An

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 of the city, as are the Marble Mountains, with their limestone caves and hidden Buddhist shrines. Wander the breathtaking Golden Hands Bridge, a man-made structure of two giant concrete hands that reach towards the sky or lose yourself in the vibrant markets where you’ll find everything from Vietnamese silk to street food. Da Nang is also ideal for visiting the ancient cities of charming Hoi An and Hue, a UNESCO-listed site.

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Day 13

30 Oct 2023

Indulge in Silversea’s renowned attentive service in your surroundings of your spacious suite

Silversea’s round-the-clock butler service ensures all your needs are met on your days at sea. You’ll find yourself attended to by immaculately clad, white-gloved staff, all of whom are professionally trained to the highest standards and are able to give you their undivided attention. Together with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios at sea, it ensures a Silversea cruise is something truly special.

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Day 14

31 Oct 2023

Enjoy a two-night stay in port to explore the buzzing Ho Chi Minh City

The sprawling city of Ho Chi Minh City is commonly referred to as Saigon and boasts a turbulent history due to the role it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays, this modern metropolis is known for its French colonial landmarks, which include Notre-Dame Cathedral. Escape the bustle of the city and embark on a tour of the gripping Cu Chi tunnels, a labyrinth of underground passages that were paramount to the success of the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War. Capture a photo of the intricate gate in Ben Duoc Temple before discovering the hidden trapdoors, secret kitchens and compact living areas all under the jungle floor.

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Day 15

1 Nov 2023

Enjoy the flavours of Vietnam on an immersive half-day Saigon Street Food experience

A chaotic destination that awakens every sense, this city is a place of incense-infused temples, colonial architecture, friendly locals and delectable street food. Savour another day in this enthralling metropolis where you could embark on an excursion to discover highlights of the city, from the outstanding History Museum to Thien Hau Temple. Relish an engaging half-day Saigon Street Food experience, sampling flavours from a wealth of colourful stalls or explore the magic of the Mekong with a cruise along the river.

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Day 16

2 Nov 2023

Savour one final day in this spirited city of Ho Chi Minh

Immerse yourself in the spirited heart of Ho Chi Minh with a visit to the Ben Thanh Market, one of the largest and most historic markets in the country. It’s also one of the best places in the city to catch a glimpse of the old Saigon. Inside you’ll find an eye-watering display of stalls upon stalls, selling anything and everything from clothes and umbrellas to spices and trinkets.

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Day 17

3 Nov 2023

From chic cocktail bars to theatre performances, make the most of Silversea’s extravagant nightlife

Enjoy a taste of the finer things in life at Dolce Vita as you sip on your favourite cocktail to the strains of grand piano. Or catch up with friends in the Panorama Lounge after dinner and dance the night away to house DJ. For those who prefer a tranquil venue for an after-dinner digestif, Connoisseur’s Corner offers a prestigious range of cognacs and whiskies as well as cigars.

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Day 18

4 Nov 2023

Today you’ll arrive in Laem Chabang (Bangkok), where you’ll enjoy an overnight in port

From the port of Laem Chabang, head to Thailand’s balmy capital Bangkok, a city of impressive temples such as Wat Pho with its huge, gilded Buddha. The most striking temple has to be Wat Arun with its distinctive spires and Ordination Hall, whose entrance is flanked by two imposing demonic statues. Situated along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, it glimmers day and night due to being coated in colourful porcelain. Take a boat ride here and see the rows of gleaming Buddhas within, then find a vantage point to watch the sun set behind it. Discover the floating markets where small boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables. Or you could head south to the resort city of Pattaya. Smaller than Bangkok but just as lively, it’s home to thriving street markets, powdery beaches and intricately carved Buddhist temples.

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Day 19

5 Nov 2023

Soak up Bangkok’s vibrant street markets and colourful temples or visit the nearby beach resort of Pattaya

With an overnight in port, enjoy another day here to explore the jewels hidden within this colourful city. Discover the floating markets where small boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables. Or you could head south to the resort city of Pattaya. Smaller than Bangkok but just as lively, it’s home to thriving street markets, powdery beaches and intricately carved Buddhist temples.

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Days 20 - 21

6 - 7 Nov 2023

A two further sea days will provide plenty of opportunity for you to discover more of Silver Muse’s wonderful facilities

Days at sea on board Silver Muse can be just as enriching and fulfilling as those spent exploring new destinations. During the day learn how to make your favourite cocktail poolside, relax around the pool or compete in a shuffleboard tournament, before evenings of dancing and musical shows. Those looking for a sophisticated venue to enjoy an after-dinner drink should head to Connoisseur’s Corner. Decorated in a rich and luxurious fashion, enjoy the finest range of cognacs or whiskey while swapping stories with fellow passengers.

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Day 22

8 Nov 2023

Transferring to Delhi, today you will begin your epic Golden Triangle tour of India

Arriving in Singapore, you will disembark Silver Muse and transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Here you’ll find UNESCO world heritage sites sitting comfortably alongside innovative modern architecture like the florally inspired curves of the Lotus Temple. Immerse yourself in the colourful chaos of the streets. Sample the Mughlai cuisine, from Chaat to Butter Chicken, so delicious that it’s exported to the world or soak up the atmosphere of the city in the evening, when some of its most prominent buildings – such as the India Gate - are beautifully illuminated.

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Day 23

9 Nov 2023

Explore Old and New Delhi on a guided tour of the bustling city

In Old Delhi, explore the Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest in India, whose courtyard can accommodate 25,000 worshippers. Admire the well-preserved ramparts of the Red Fort and mingle with throngs of locals at Khari Baoli street market. New Delhi is where you’ll see the Rashtrapati Bhavan - the official residence of the Indian Prime Minister - and the Jantar Mantar observatory, which features the world’s largest stone sundial.

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Day 24

10 Nov 2023

A highlight of your tour, today you will marvel at the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra

Prepare yourself for the one of the greatest love letters in the world – the Taj Mahal. Constructed by 20,000 artisans over a twenty-year period, this mausoleum was dedicated to Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, who died in childbirth. Made of polished white marble and inlaid with a king’s ransom of jewels, this is one of the world’s most recognisable buildings. Complementing this remarkable building is the symmetrical harmony of the garden which features fountains, marble benches and stone-paved raised pathways.

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Day 25

11 Nov 2023

Visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and enjoy an overnight stay in Jaipur

On the way to Jaipur, you’ll stop off at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted 16th century red sandstone city, the gateway of which is its famed domed archway, the Buland Darwaza. At the Rajasthan capital of Jaipur, known as the Pink City because of the colour scheme of many of its many historic buildings, you’ll discover well-preserved architectural wonders that illustrate the vast wealth and power of the rajas that once ruled this enthralling corner of India.

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Day 26

12 Nov 2023

Today you’ll discover the landmarks of the vibrant Pink City of Jaipur

The mountain-top Amber Fort is one of the architectural gems of Jaipur and looks out over the tranquil Maota Lake. Inside is a visual feast of mirrored ceilings and embossed silver doors leading to ever grander rooms that have been designed with meticulous precision. Rajasthan’s mountain-fringed capital is also home to the Hawa Mahal, a building festooned with latticed balconies from which royal ladies could view the street below while preserving their modesty.

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Day 27

13 Nov 2023

You’ll return to Delhi for one final night’s stay, your Golden Triangle tour complete

Returning to Delhi, you’ll enjoy an overnight hotel stay before your flight back home the following day. Take a stroll to the Lotus Temple, an architectural marvel designed to look like a half-opened flower. Although a Baha’i place of worship it’s open to everyone and its interior is as impressive as its exterior. If you want to shop for an original gift, head to Baba Kharak Singh Marg where you can find a variety of traditional Indian craftsmanship in one of its emporiums.

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Day 28

14 Nov 2023

It’s time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight home

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home, your epic, bucket-list adventure holiday complete.

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Touring Experiences

India's Golden Triangle Tour

Begin your holiday by flying to Delhi from where you’ll explore India’s wealth of treasures during a fully escorted seven day Golden Triangle tour. Discover the Indian capital’s multi-layered history and colourful street life before traveling to Agra, site of the world-famous Taj Mahal. More architectural splendour can be found in the Pink City of Jaipur, home to the vast Amber Fort overlooking the scenic Maota Lake. While in Jaipur, you’ll also visit the intriguing Hawa Mahal, otherwise known as the ‘Palace of Winds'.

China's Ancient Treasures

Explore some of China’s greatest archaeological treasures during a series of fully escorted tours; from the Terracotta Army in Xi’an to the weaving marvel of the Great Wall in Beijing. Highlights of which include: Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Army and The Forbidden City.

Your Holiday Summary

 

 

Fully Escorted China Tours

  • Tour of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • Tour of the Terracotta Army

Fully Escorted Golden Triangle Tours

  • Tour of Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and more
  • Tour of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tour of Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and more

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 14 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Silver Muse
  • Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*
  • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
  • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
  • All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits
  • 2 nights in port in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Overnight stay in port in Bangkok

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night five-star stay at the NUO Hotel Beijing or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night five-star hotel stay at the Wyndham Grand Xi'an South or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night five-star hotel stay in Hong Kong at the Harbour Grand Kowloon or similar with breakfast
  • 3 night five-star hotel stay at the Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka with breakfast
  • 1 night five-star hotel stay at the Trident Agra with breakfast
  • 2 night five-star stay at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel with breakfast

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

*Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge.

Prices From

Departing

18 October 2023

Vista Suite

£6,499pp

Veranda Suite

£6,999pp

Silver Suite

£11,999pp

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