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China’s Ancient Wonders & Eastern and Oriental Express Experience
Includes a Southeast Asia Cruise
7 Day Fully Escorted China Tour
Price from
£5,999pp
Promo code:
ASA7364
Duration
25 nights
Departing
26 Jan 2020

Your Experience:

  • 3 night luxury hotel stay in Beijing
  • Fully escorted tour of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • 2 night luxury hotel stay in Xi'an
  • Fully escorted tour of the Terracotta Army
  • 1 night luxury hotel stay in Shanghai
  • Shanghai ERA acrobatic show
  • 5 night luxury hotel stay at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore
  • 11 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess
  • 2 night luxury full-board Eastern & Oriental Express train journey from Singapore to Bangkok with off train excursions
  • 1 night luxury stay at the Avani Plus Riverside Bangkok Hotel
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)
  • ATOL protected

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 Singapore Hotel Stay
  • Day 8 Singapore Embark ship
  • Day 9 At Sea
  • Day 10 Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 11 At Sea
  • Day 12 Nha Trang
  • Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 14 At Sea
  • Day 15 Sihanoukville (Cambodia)
  • Day 16 Laem Chabang
  • Day 17 Koh Samui
  • Day 18 At Sea
  • Day 19 Singapore Disembark ship
  • Days 20 - 22 Singapore Hotel Stay
  • Day 23 Embark Eastern & Oriental Express Tour day 7
  • Day 24 Eastern & Oriental Express Tour day 8
  • Day 25 Disembark Eastern & Oriental Express Tour day 9
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    Day 1
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Board a flight to Beijing, the beating heart of Chinese politics, culture and economic development and the gateway to China’s ancient wonders. You’ll arrive just after Chinese New Year and be transferred to your hotel ready for the start of your tour the following day.
    Zhengyangmen, Beijing

    Day 1

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Board a flight to Beijing, the beating heart of Chinese politics, culture and economic development and the gateway to China’s ancient wonders. You’ll arrive just after Chinese New Year and be transferred to your hotel ready for the start of your tour the following day.

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    Day 2
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Your tour starts with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park full of temples built for Chinese emperors to communicate with the gods and pray for good harvests. After lunch in a local Chinese restaurant, you’ll visit the Great Wall, one of the modern wonders of the world. Here you’ll marvel at the scale of this ancient fortification that snakes its way dramatically over hills and through valleys.
    Great Wall of China

    Day 2

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Your tour starts with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park full of temples built for Chinese emperors to communicate with the gods and pray for good harvests. After lunch in a local Chinese restaurant, you’ll visit the Great Wall, one of the modern wonders of the world. Here you’ll marvel at the scale of this ancient fortification that snakes its way dramatically over hills and through valleys.

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    Day 3
    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Today you’ll visit the Forbidden City, a scarlet-walled palace that was home to 24 Chinese emperors and their concubines over the years. This beautifully preserved heritage site is a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; discover the secrets of the reclusive imperial rulers as you wander through atmospheric halls and courtyards. You’ll also visit the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square that celebrates China’s modern heroes and the Summer Palace, an idyllic retreat designed to sit in perfect harmony with nature.
    Temple of Heaven, Beijing

    Day 3

    Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Today you’ll visit the Forbidden City, a scarlet-walled palace that was home to 24 Chinese emperors and their concubines over the years. This beautifully preserved heritage site is a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; discover the secrets of the reclusive imperial rulers as you wander through atmospheric halls and courtyards. You’ll also visit the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square that celebrates China’s modern heroes and the Summer Palace, an idyllic retreat designed to sit in perfect harmony with nature.

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    Day 4
    Beijing to Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
    Travel by train to Xi’an, an ancient city in central China known as the birthplace of civilisation. Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, the city is like a living history book, with a melting pot of cultures, ancient relics and a vibrant old quarter whose narrow streets are packed with street vendors and food stalls. You’ll have time to explore at your own pace before viewing the grand majesty of the Terracotta Warriors tomorrow.
    Xi'an City Wall

    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

    Travel by train to Xi’an, an ancient city in central China known as the birthplace of civilisation. Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, the city is like a living history book, with a melting pot of cultures, ancient relics and a vibrant old quarter whose narrow streets are packed with street vendors and food stalls. You’ll have time to explore at your own pace before viewing the grand majesty of the Terracotta Warriors tomorrow.

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    Day 5
    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
    The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. You’ll enjoy an extensive tour to discover these life-sized grey warriors that 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. Xian was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the fascinating and significant Muslim quarter and Great Mosque.
    Terracotta Army, Xi'an

    Day 5

    Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

    The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. You’ll enjoy an extensive tour to discover these life-sized grey warriors that 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. Xian was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the fascinating and significant Muslim quarter and Great Mosque.

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    Day 6
    Xi'an to Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour
    A flight delivers you to Shanghai, where ancient tradition meets neon-lit modernity. In the evening you’ll enjoy a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts with modern technology and lighting that is guaranteed to be keep you enthralled and entertained from start to end.
    Shanghai at Sunset

    Day 6

    Xi'an to Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour

    A flight delivers you to Shanghai, where ancient tradition meets neon-lit modernity. In the evening you’ll enjoy a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts with modern technology and lighting that is guaranteed to be keep you enthralled and entertained from start to end.

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    Day 7
    Singapore - Hotel Stay
    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Enjoy some free time to experience some of Singapore’s amazing food scene. The city also offers fantastic shopping, both in the malls of Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands. From here you can wander down to Gardens by the Bay and admire the mesmerising, multi-coloured Supertrees during their evening light show.
    Gardens by the Bay

    Day 7

    Singapore - Hotel Stay

    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Enjoy some free time to experience some of Singapore’s amazing food scene. The city also offers fantastic shopping, both in the malls of Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands. From here you can wander down to Gardens by the Bay and admire the mesmerising, multi-coloured Supertrees during their evening light show.

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    Day 8
    Singapore - Embark Sapphire Princess
    A transfer will take you from your hotel to the cruise port, where you will board your luxury ship, Sapphire Princess, for your 11-night cruise around some of South East Asia’s most beautiful destinations. Sapphire Princess is an elegant choice for your journey, with world-class dining on board, an array of fabulous entertainment options and a serene spa.
    Sapphire Princess

    Day 8

    Singapore - Embark Sapphire Princess

    A transfer will take you from your hotel to the cruise port, where you will board your luxury ship, Sapphire Princess, for your 11-night cruise around some of South East Asia’s most beautiful destinations. Sapphire Princess is an elegant choice for your journey, with world-class dining on board, an array of fabulous entertainment options and a serene spa.

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    Day 9
    At Sea
    Spend your day at sea acquainting yourself with the incredible facilities available on the ship. At your fingertips you will enjoy a variety of restaurants serving a huge choice of international cuisine, from buffets with family favourites, fine dining, a pizzeria, grill and an array of cafes.
    Relax on Board

    Day 9

    At Sea

    Spend your day at sea acquainting yourself with the incredible facilities available on the ship. At your fingertips you will enjoy a variety of restaurants serving a huge choice of international cuisine, from buffets with family favourites, fine dining, a pizzeria, grill and an array of cafes.

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    Day 10
    Kota Kinabalu
    Presiding over the Malaysian landscape with a mythical grandeur is Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between New Guinea and the Himalayas. Equally, the town of Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to more of Northern Borneo’s natural wonders, including coral islands and the tangled mangrove forests.
    Boheydulang Island

    Day 10

    Kota Kinabalu

    Presiding over the Malaysian landscape with a mythical grandeur is Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between New Guinea and the Himalayas. Equally, the town of Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to more of Northern Borneo’s natural wonders, including coral islands and the tangled mangrove forests.

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    Day 11
    At Sea
    Entertainment is top notch on board your luxury cruise liner: take your seat at a dazzling original musical, an illuminating magic show, comedy gig or live music performance in the nightclub where you can dance the night away.
    Dining on Board

    Day 11

    At Sea

    Entertainment is top notch on board your luxury cruise liner: take your seat at a dazzling original musical, an illuminating magic show, comedy gig or live music performance in the nightclub where you can dance the night away.

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    Day 12
    Nha Trang
    Vietnam’s most famous beach resort, Nha Trang is home to a white sand beaches, gin-clear waters and swaying coconut palms. Once the capital of the Champa Kingdom, the city has many remaining relics from its rule including the Cham Tower complex overlooking the Cai River. Within the modern city, there are beach amenities and many beachfront cafes dating back to the colonial era – the city was a popular R&R destination for U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.
    Nha Trang Bay

    Day 12

    Nha Trang

    Vietnam’s most famous beach resort, Nha Trang is home to a white sand beaches, gin-clear waters and swaying coconut palms. Once the capital of the Champa Kingdom, the city has many remaining relics from its rule including the Cham Tower complex overlooking the Cai River. Within the modern city, there are beach amenities and many beachfront cafes dating back to the colonial era – the city was a popular R&R destination for U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.

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    Day 13
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Street hawkers, blaring horns, buzzing motorbikes and swarming markets: Ho Chi Minh City is a cacophony of sound and colour. Your gateway to the former French colonial city of Saigon is via the port of Phu My. Tours include Notre Dame Cathedral, the network of Cu Chi Tunnels and the ‘rice basket’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta. You can even pay a visit to a local family to learn the customs of life on the river.
    Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

    Day 13

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Street hawkers, blaring horns, buzzing motorbikes and swarming markets: Ho Chi Minh City is a cacophony of sound and colour. Your gateway to the former French colonial city of Saigon is via the port of Phu My. Tours include Notre Dame Cathedral, the network of Cu Chi Tunnels and the ‘rice basket’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta. You can even pay a visit to a local family to learn the customs of life on the river.

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    Day 14
    At Sea
    Spend your sea day indulging in some retail therapy: the ship has a choice of luxury stores on board where you can splash the cash (perhaps your winnings from the on-board casino) in ‘The Shops’, where you’ll find brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Tissot and all manner of local crafts and souvenirs – all of it tax- and duty-free.
    Relax on Board

    Day 14

    At Sea

    Spend your sea day indulging in some retail therapy: the ship has a choice of luxury stores on board where you can splash the cash (perhaps your winnings from the on-board casino) in ‘The Shops’, where you’ll find brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Tissot and all manner of local crafts and souvenirs – all of it tax- and duty-free.

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    Day 15
    Sihanoukville (Cambodia)
    Anchored to the cost on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is beautifully preserved and offers much more than its face-value of paradise beaches and crystalline waters. Offshore there are dive sites and big game fishing, but you’ll also find restaurants, markets and temples such Wat Leu and Wat Krom.
    Rice Fields in Cambodia

    Day 15

    Sihanoukville (Cambodia)

    Anchored to the cost on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is beautifully preserved and offers much more than its face-value of paradise beaches and crystalline waters. Offshore there are dive sites and big game fishing, but you’ll also find restaurants, markets and temples such Wat Leu and Wat Krom.

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    Day 16
    Laem Chabang
    Set on the banks of the Chao Praya River, the capital of Thailand is accessed via the port of Laem Chabang. Head into the city to explore the gilded temples, maze of canals known as ‘klongs’ and thronging night markets. Must-see sights include the royal complex of the Grand Palace, a cruise along the Chao Praya, the Wat Po Buddhist temple, and the Ayutthaya temple ruins.
    Floating Market in Bangkok

    Day 16

    Laem Chabang

    Set on the banks of the Chao Praya River, the capital of Thailand is accessed via the port of Laem Chabang. Head into the city to explore the gilded temples, maze of canals known as ‘klongs’ and thronging night markets. Must-see sights include the royal complex of the Grand Palace, a cruise along the Chao Praya, the Wat Po Buddhist temple, and the Ayutthaya temple ruins.

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    Day 17
    Koh Samui
    Koh Samui was once famous for its coconut palms and rubber factories, but now it’s a paradise holiday destination like no other. Spend your final port day lazing on the powdery white beaches, exploring its Buddhist temples and taking a dip in its glittering waters. With a laid-back feel and relaxed population, it’s the perfect place to chill out before sailing back to Singapore.
    Tiger Cave Temple

    Day 17

    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui was once famous for its coconut palms and rubber factories, but now it’s a paradise holiday destination like no other. Spend your final port day lazing on the powdery white beaches, exploring its Buddhist temples and taking a dip in its glittering waters. With a laid-back feel and relaxed population, it’s the perfect place to chill out before sailing back to Singapore.

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    Day 18
    At Sea
    Spending time at sea makes you want to take a dip, so make for the lido deck and slip into one of sparkling freshwater swimming pools. Lie back on a comfortable lounger to soak up the sun or plan your next activity, sipping a cocktail as you unwind. There are also hot tubs for long, hot soaks to revive sightseeing-weary muscles.
    Movies Under the Stars®

    Day 18

    At Sea

    Spending time at sea makes you want to take a dip, so make for the lido deck and slip into one of sparkling freshwater swimming pools. Lie back on a comfortable lounger to soak up the sun or plan your next activity, sipping a cocktail as you unwind. There are also hot tubs for long, hot soaks to revive sightseeing-weary muscles.

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    Day 19
    Singapore - Disembark Sapphire Princess and Hotel Stay
    Singapore’s futuristic skyline greets you as you cruise in and disembark Sapphire Princess for your hotel stay. The city offers fantastic shopping, both in the malls of Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands. From here you can wander down to Gardens by the Bay and admire the mesmerising, multi-coloured Supertrees during their evening light show.
    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Day 19

    Singapore - Disembark Sapphire Princess and Hotel Stay

    Singapore’s futuristic skyline greets you as you cruise in and disembark Sapphire Princess for your hotel stay. The city offers fantastic shopping, both in the malls of Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands. From here you can wander down to Gardens by the Bay and admire the mesmerising, multi-coloured Supertrees during their evening light show.

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    Days 20 - 22
    Singapore - Hotel Stay
    Spend your time in Singapore exploring the contrasts of the city, between ancient and modern. Manicured green spaces sit between glittering skyscrapers, air-conditioned megamalls between historic chophouses. The city is famous for its incredible food scene, from fine dining in the grandest restaurants to street food in the city’s many hawker markets. Four nights is ample time to get acquainted with this fascinating city.
    Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

    Day 20

    Singapore - Hotel Stay

    Spend your time in Singapore exploring the contrasts of the city, between ancient and modern. Manicured green spaces sit between glittering skyscrapers, air-conditioned megamalls between historic chophouses. The city is famous for its incredible food scene, from fine dining in the grandest restaurants to street food in the city’s many hawker markets. Four nights is ample time to get acquainted with this fascinating city.

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    Day 23
    Singapore - Embark Eastern & Oriental Express
    You will then board the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train to arrive in Bangkok in style. Your two-night journey includes dedicated 24-hour steward service, a daily four-course dinner and three-course lunch, with breakfast served in your cabin, and afternoon tea.
    Eastern & Oriental Express

    Day 23

    Singapore - Embark Eastern & Oriental Express

    You will then board the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train to arrive in Bangkok in style. Your two-night journey includes dedicated 24-hour steward service, a daily four-course dinner and three-course lunch, with breakfast served in your cabin, and afternoon tea.

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    Day 24
    Kuala Kangsar
    Your journey takes you through the southern Malaysian countryside to Kuala Langsar, where you’ll discover rural life from the villagers who live there, including a guided tour of the rice paddies. In Kanchanaburi you can choose between a classic tour of the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum or hop aboard a bicycle to explore off the beaten track, or perhaps head to the wet market and noodle house for a cooking class and tasting tour.
    Life on Board

    Day 24

    Kuala Kangsar

    Your journey takes you through the southern Malaysian countryside to Kuala Langsar, where you’ll discover rural life from the villagers who live there, including a guided tour of the rice paddies. In Kanchanaburi you can choose between a classic tour of the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum or hop aboard a bicycle to explore off the beaten track, or perhaps head to the wet market and noodle house for a cooking class and tasting tour.

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    Day 25
    Bangkok - Disembark Eastern & Oriental Express and Hotel Stay
    You will disembark the Eastern & Oriental Express in Bangkok, with a transfer to take you to your hotel. You’ll have an overnight stay to visit some of Bangkok’s glimmering temples and famous floating markets and explore the city’s diverse offerings, from sensuous silks and fragrant orchids, to authentic Thai cuisine.
    Disembark Eastern & Oriental Express

    Day 25

    Bangkok - Disembark Eastern & Oriental Express and Hotel Stay

    You will disembark the Eastern & Oriental Express in Bangkok, with a transfer to take you to your hotel. You’ll have an overnight stay to visit some of Bangkok’s glimmering temples and famous floating markets and explore the city’s diverse offerings, from sensuous silks and fragrant orchids, to authentic Thai cuisine.

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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  • Oceanview
    1. £6,499pp
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  • Suite
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