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China Tour & Southeast Asia Discovery
Includes a 5 Night Hotel Stay in Phuket
6 Day Fully Escorted China Tour
Price from
£2,799pp
Promo code:
ASA7389
Duration
19 nights
Departing
17 Feb 2020

Your Experience:

  • 5 night five-star hotel stay at the Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
  • 2 night hotel stay in Singapore
  • 7 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess
  • 2 night hotel stay in Xi'an
  • Fully escorted tour of the Terracotta Army
  • 3 night hotel stay in Beijing
  • Fully escorted tour of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)
  • ATOL protected

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Days 1 - 5 Phuket Hotel Stay
  • Day 6 Singapore Hotel Stay
  • Day 7 Singapore Embark ship
  • Day 8 At Sea
  • Day 9 Koh Samui
  • Day 10 Bangkok
  • Day 11 At Sea
  • Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 13 At Sea
  • Day 14 Singapore Disembark ship
    Singapore Hotel Stay
  • Day 15 Xi'an Tour day 1
  • Day 16 Xi'an Tour day 2
  • Day 17 Xi'an to Beijing Tour day 3
  • Day 18 Beijing Tour day 4
  • Day 19 Beijing Tour day 5
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    Days 1 - 5
    Phuket - Hotel Stay
    Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, an idyllic province of soft sandy beaches and swaying palm trees so embrace your five night hotel stay here. Staying at the Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, you’ll have access to a private beach and three swimming pools, including the infinity pool at the Edge Beach Club. Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at Tamarind, a contemporary restaurant with fantastic views of the glistening Makham Bay or a varied menu of international cuisines at Aqua.
    Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort

    Day 1

    Phuket - Hotel Stay

    Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, an idyllic province of soft sandy beaches and swaying palm trees so embrace your five night hotel stay here. Staying at the Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, you’ll have access to a private beach and three swimming pools, including the infinity pool at the Edge Beach Club. Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at Tamarind, a contemporary restaurant with fantastic views of the glistening Makham Bay or a varied menu of international cuisines at Aqua.

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    Day 6
    Singapore - Hotel Stay
    Welcome to Singapore, where food is a passion and shopping is almost an art form. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay here and go back to Singapore’s roots with a visit to Chinatown where you’ll find Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu temples sitting side by side, before heading to the futuristic Marina Bay Sands area with its luxury shopping mall and iconic Skypark for panoramic views across the city.
    Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

    Day 6

    Singapore - Hotel Stay

    Welcome to Singapore, where food is a passion and shopping is almost an art form. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay here and go back to Singapore’s roots with a visit to Chinatown where you’ll find Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu temples sitting side by side, before heading to the futuristic Marina Bay Sands area with its luxury shopping mall and iconic Skypark for panoramic views across the city.

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    Day 7
    Singapore - Embark Sapphire Princess
    Today you’ll embark Sapphire Princess for your cruise. With a range of dining options and a huge range of entertainment, you can guarantee a cruise holiday of a lifetime on board Sapphire Princess.
    Sapphire Princess

    Day 7

    Singapore - Embark Sapphire Princess

    Today you’ll embark Sapphire Princess for your cruise. With a range of dining options and a huge range of entertainment, you can guarantee a cruise holiday of a lifetime on board Sapphire Princess.

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    Day 8
    At Sea
    Today you can enjoy the facilities on board from rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquillity of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs to dance the night away.
    Lotus Spa

    Day 8

    At Sea

    Today you can enjoy the facilities on board from rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquillity of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs to dance the night away.

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    Day 9
    Koh Samui
    Feel the sand between your toes as you stroll along stunning beaches in the bustling Chaweng resort town or on the sleepy shores of Lamai. Incredible views across the island are waiting to be discovered at Mae Nam View Point, while a short distance away you’ll find the beautiful Tan Rua Waterfall also known as the Secret Falls.
    Sandy Beach in Koh Samui

    Day 9

    Koh Samui

    Feel the sand between your toes as you stroll along stunning beaches in the bustling Chaweng resort town or on the sleepy shores of Lamai. Incredible views across the island are waiting to be discovered at Mae Nam View Point, while a short distance away you’ll find the beautiful Tan Rua Waterfall also known as the Secret Falls.

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    Day 10
    Bangkok
    You’ll have time to visit some of Bangkok’s most impressive temples such as Wat Pho with its huge, gilded Buddha. Or visit some of the floating markets where small boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables. Sip on fresh coconut juice or sample some sizzling Thai noodles cooked up on the cauldrons and charcoal grills on the boats.
    Wat Arun, Bangkok

    Day 10

    Bangkok

    You’ll have time to visit some of Bangkok’s most impressive temples such as Wat Pho with its huge, gilded Buddha. Or visit some of the floating markets where small boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables. Sip on fresh coconut juice or sample some sizzling Thai noodles cooked up on the cauldrons and charcoal grills on the boats.

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    Day 11
    At Sea
    Sapphire Princess has many specialty restaurants that deliver an extraordinary experience. With the freshest ingredients, menus reflect regional flavours from around the world. The Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the “Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants” at sea.
    Dining

    Day 11

    At Sea

    Sapphire Princess has many specialty restaurants that deliver an extraordinary experience. With the freshest ingredients, menus reflect regional flavours from around the world. The Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the “Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants” at sea.

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    Day 12
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City is commonly referred to as Saigon, famous for the role it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays, this modern metropolis is known for its French colonial landmarks, which include Notre-Dame Cathedral, composed entirely of materials imported from France. Beyond the chic designer malls and boutique shops, you’ll discover alleyways home to incense-filled temples and food stalls brimming with bánh xèo and noodle soup.
    Buu Long Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

    Day 12

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City is commonly referred to as Saigon, famous for the role it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays, this modern metropolis is known for its French colonial landmarks, which include Notre-Dame Cathedral, composed entirely of materials imported from France. Beyond the chic designer malls and boutique shops, you’ll discover alleyways home to incense-filled temples and food stalls brimming with bánh xèo and noodle soup.

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    Day 13
    At Sea
    Throughout the day and night, the exclusive open-air poolside amphitheatre is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. As the stars come out, cosy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger, grab some complimentary popcorn and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.
    Movies Under the Stars®

    Day 13

    At Sea

    Throughout the day and night, the exclusive open-air poolside amphitheatre is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. As the stars come out, cosy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger, grab some complimentary popcorn and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

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    Day 14
    Singapore - Disembark Sapphire Princess and Hotel Stay
    Today, you’ll disembark in Singapore and have a further overnight hotel stay. Uncover atmospheric temples in Chinatown, shop ‘til you drop on Orchard Road or gaze up a Singapore’s futuristic skyline that includes the magical Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. From colonial treasures to the jaw-dropping view from the SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore offers so much to discover during your stay.
    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Day 14

    Singapore - Disembark Sapphire Princess and Hotel Stay

    Today, you’ll disembark in Singapore and have a further overnight hotel stay. Uncover atmospheric temples in Chinatown, shop ‘til you drop on Orchard Road or gaze up a Singapore’s futuristic skyline that includes the magical Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. From colonial treasures to the jaw-dropping view from the SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore offers so much to discover during your stay.

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    Day 15
    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
    From Singapore, you’ll fly to Xi'an, one the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation. 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 City Wall

    Day 15

    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

    From Singapore, you’ll fly to Xi'an, one the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation. 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.

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    Day 16
    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
    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 Shi Huang to protect him in the afterlife. While their imposing formations are eerie, the individual warriors come alive through meticulously detailed expressions, hairstyles and clothes. Xi'an was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the Muslim quarter and Great Mosque.
    Terracotta Army, Xi'an

    Day 16

    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

    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 Shi Huang to protect him in the afterlife. While their imposing formations are eerie, the individual warriors come alive through meticulously detailed expressions, hairstyles and clothes. Xi'an was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the Muslim quarter and Great Mosque.

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    Day 17
    Xi'an to Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    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.
    Forbidden City, Beijing

    Day 17

    Xi'an to Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    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.

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    Day 18
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    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. That afternoon you’ll visit the Summer Palace, once an iconic lakeside retreat for royalty.
    Great Wall of China

    Day 18

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    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. That afternoon you’ll visit the Summer Palace, once an iconic lakeside retreat for royalty.

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    Day 19
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    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.
    Temple of Heaven, Beijing

    Day 19

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    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.

Sapphire Princess

With such a sparkling array of entertainment venues, great dining options and fantastic activity programmes, there’s no wonder the lovely Sapphire Princess is considered such a gem. This stunning ship is a fabulous choice for those wanting a family cruise holiday of a lifetime to some of the world’s hottest cruise destinations. Yet the elegant and luxurious lounges, beautifully designed public spaces and spacious pool areas also provide the perfect ambience for passengers looking for a more peaceful and romantic getaway. Her welcoming and helpful crew will make sure you enjoy your holiday in just the way you want to on the exciting Sapphire Princess.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 01/05/2004

Number of Decks: 13

Passenger Capacity: 2,674

Total Crew: 1,238

Number of Cabins: 1,337

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 6

Formal Nights: Yes

Kids Club: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

Lotus Spa

Enjoy relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite.

Sabatini

Savor Sabatini’s authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating Princess’ Italian heritage.

Movies Under the Stars

The go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games.

Prices per person from

City Key

  1. London
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  • Interior
    1. £2,799pp
  • Oceanview
    1. £3,199pp
  • Balcony
    1. £3,499pp
  • Suite
    1. £3,999pp
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