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Mysteries of China & Far East Discovery
Includes a 16 Night Cruise from Shanghai to Singapore
8 Day Fully Escorted China Tour
Price from
£2,999pp
Promo code:
ASA7343
Duration
23 nights
Departing
25 Apr 2020

Your Experience:

  • 3 night hotel stay in Beijing
  • Fully escorted tour of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • 2 night hotel stay in Xi'an
  • Fully escorted tour of the Terracotta Army
  • 2 night hotel stay in Shanghai
  • Shanghai city tour
  • 16 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Beijing Tour day 1
  • Day 2 Beijing Tour day 2
  • Day 3 Beijing Tour day 3
  • Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an Tour day 4
  • Day 5 Xi'an Tour day 5
  • Day 6 Xi'an to Shanghai Tour day 6
  • Day 7 Shanghai Tour day 7
  • Day 8 Shanghai Embark ship
  • Day 9 At Sea
  • Day 10 Busan
  • Day 11 Kagoshima
  • Day 12 At Sea
  • Day 13 Hualien
  • Day 14 Kaohsiung
  • Day 15 At Sea
  • Day 16 Hong Kong
  • Day 17 At Sea
  • Day 18 Nha Trang
  • Day 19 Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 20 At Sea
  • Day 21 Laem Chabang (Bangkok)
  • Day 22 Koh Samui
  • Day 23 At Sea
  • Day 24 Singapore Disembark ship
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    Day 1
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Fly 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.
    Beijing City Skyline

    Day 1

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Fly 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 2
    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 2

    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 3
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Today you’ll visit other famous sites in Beijing. 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. You’ll also visit the remarkable Tiananmen Square that celebrates modern heroes of the People’s Republic.
    Temple of Heaven, Beijing

    Day 3

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Today you’ll visit other famous sites in Beijing. 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. You’ll also visit the remarkable Tiananmen Square that celebrates modern heroes of the People’s Republic.

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    Day 4
    Beijing to Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
    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 and it’s here you’ll see the world-famous Terracotta Army.
    Xi'an City Wall

    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

    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 and it’s here you’ll see the world-famous Terracotta Army.

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    Day 5
    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
    This morning 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.
    Terracotta Army

    Day 5

    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

    This morning 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.

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    Day 6
    Xi'an to Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Fly from Xi'an to Shanghai for a two night hotel stay. A centre of technology and transport, commerce and capital, fashion and finance; Shanghai is the biggest city in China. Here you’ll find many of the world’s supertall buildings, so get your camera ready for amazing views – you won’t want to miss it.
    Shanghai City Skyline

    Day 6

    Xi'an to Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Fly from Xi'an to Shanghai for a two night hotel stay. A centre of technology and transport, commerce and capital, fashion and finance; Shanghai is the biggest city in China. Here you’ll find many of the world’s supertall buildings, so get your camera ready for amazing views – you won’t want to miss it.

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    Day 7
    Shanghai - Hotel Stay
    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.
    Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai

    Day 7

    Shanghai - Hotel Stay

    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.

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    Day 8
    Shanghai - Embark Sapphire Princess
    You’ll be transferred to Civitavecchia where you’ll embark Sapphire Princess for your Mediterranean 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 8

    Shanghai - Embark Sapphire Princess

    You’ll be transferred to Civitavecchia where you’ll embark Sapphire Princess for your Mediterranean 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 9
    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.
    Relax on Board

    Day 9

    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 10
    Busan
    Surrounded by mountains on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan has something for all tastes whether you want to enjoy its beaches, hot springs or fantastic fresh seafood. Busan’s laid-back atmosphere and international flair make it a relaxing getaway.
    Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan

    Day 10

    Busan

    Surrounded by mountains on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan has something for all tastes whether you want to enjoy its beaches, hot springs or fantastic fresh seafood. Busan’s laid-back atmosphere and international flair make it a relaxing getaway.

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    Day 11
    Kagoshima
    This friendly city, with its towering volcano, lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. This city has a number of gardens and parks where you can see spectacular cherry blossom, including Yoshino Park with over 800 cherry trees and the riverside with over 500 cherry trees lining the banks of the Kotsukigawa River.
    Sakurajima Volcano, Kagoshima

    Day 11

    Kagoshima

    This friendly city, with its towering volcano, lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. This city has a number of gardens and parks where you can see spectacular cherry blossom, including Yoshino Park with over 800 cherry trees and the riverside with over 500 cherry trees lining the banks of the Kotsukigawa River.

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    Day 12
    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 on Board

    Day 12

    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 13
    Hualien
    Although it’s one of Taiwan’s largest cities, Hualian has a lots of natural beauty and an easy going pace of life. It boasts a good choice of restaurants, parks and ocean views but it’s also the gateway to discover Taiwan’s beaches, hiking trails, waterfalls and hot springs. Visit Taroko National Park with an astounding 12-mile-long canyon—a breathtaking spectacle of craggy rocks and cascading water.
    Taroko National Park

    Day 13

    Hualien

    Although it’s one of Taiwan’s largest cities, Hualian has a lots of natural beauty and an easy going pace of life. It boasts a good choice of restaurants, parks and ocean views but it’s also the gateway to discover Taiwan’s beaches, hiking trails, waterfalls and hot springs. Visit Taroko National Park with an astounding 12-mile-long canyon—a breathtaking spectacle of craggy rocks and cascading water.

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    Day 14
    Kaohsiung
    Next you’ll cruise to Southern Taiwan, calling at Kaohsiung, home to skyscrapers, parks and endless shopping opportunities. The city boasts numerous intricate temples including Cijin Tianhou Temple, rich in colourful paintings and mosaics and Tiánliáo Stone Temple, its fascinating back-story as alluring as the walls built from coral, seashells and stones.
    Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung

    Day 14

    Kaohsiung

    Next you’ll cruise to Southern Taiwan, calling at Kaohsiung, home to skyscrapers, parks and endless shopping opportunities. The city boasts numerous intricate temples including Cijin Tianhou Temple, rich in colourful paintings and mosaics and Tiánliáo Stone Temple, its fascinating back-story as alluring as the walls built from coral, seashells and stones.

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    Day 15
    At Sea
    There’s something happening around every corner on board. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll find something to entertain you.
    Dance the Night Away

    Day 15

    At Sea

    There’s something happening around every corner on board. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll find something to entertain you.

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    Day 16
    Hong Kong
    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. Take the Peak Tram up to the Sky Terrace 428 at the top of Victoria Peak, with its stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the city.
    Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Day 16

    Hong Kong

    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. Take the Peak Tram up to the Sky Terrace 428 at the top of Victoria Peak, with its stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the city.

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    Day 17
    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 17

    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 18
    Nha Trang
    Nha Trang is the place to relax on tranquil beaches and enjoy stunning views. Over six kilometres of white-sand curves around an aquamarine bay against a backdrop of verdant mountains. The sheltered bay and its many islets are home to reefs full of marine life. At night, the city comes alive with restaurants serving fresh seafood and lively bars along the beachfront.
    Nha Trang Beach

    Day 18

    Nha Trang

    Nha Trang is the place to relax on tranquil beaches and enjoy stunning views. Over six kilometres of white-sand curves around an aquamarine bay against a backdrop of verdant mountains. The sheltered bay and its many islets are home to reefs full of marine life. At night, the city comes alive with restaurants serving fresh seafood and lively bars along the beachfront.

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    Day 19
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander down Le Duan Boulevard towards Reunification Palace, where you’ll find opulent halls, a gambling room and even a private movie theatre. Stroll through colourful Cho Lon, the city’s Chinatown, before visiting Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda, a temple known for its gilded woodwork and detailed interiors.
    Buu Long Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

    Day 19

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Wander down Le Duan Boulevard towards Reunification Palace, where you’ll find opulent halls, a gambling room and even a private movie theatre. Stroll through colourful Cho Lon, the city’s Chinatown, before visiting Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda, a temple known for its gilded woodwork and detailed interiors.

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    Day 20
    At Sea
    Princess Cruises enjoys an exclusive partnership with Discovery™ which lets you enjoy immersive activities including Stargazing on the top deck; Discovery™ hit shows including Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus a new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series.
    Stargazing

    Day 20

    At Sea

    Princess Cruises enjoys an exclusive partnership with Discovery™ which lets you enjoy immersive activities including Stargazing on the top deck; Discovery™ hit shows including Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus a new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series.

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    Day 21
    Laem Chabang (Bangkok)
    Here you can see 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 21

    Laem Chabang (Bangkok)

    Here you can see 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 22
    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.
    Nang Yuan Island

    Day 22

    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 23
    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.
    Top-Deck Retreat

    Day 23

    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 24
    Singapore - Disembark Sapphire Princess
    Your cruise ends in Singapore where you’ll disembark for your flight home.
    Disembark your Ship

    Day 24

    Singapore - Disembark Sapphire Princess

    Your cruise ends in Singapore where you’ll disembark for your flight home.

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

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  • Interior
    1. £2,999pp
  • Oceanview
    1. £3,699pp
  • Balcony
    1. £4,199pp
  • Suite
    1. £4,799pp
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