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 - 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.
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.
Beijing to Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour
From Beijing, you’ll take the fast train 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 - 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 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. Xi'an was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque.
Xi'an to Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour
Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai where bright neon meets ancient tradition. 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.
Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour
Today you’ll enjoy a city tour of Shanghai followed by dinner and a spectacular acrobatic show. Era – Intersection of Time combines traditional Chinese acrobatic arts with technology to create a wondrous futuristic world using high-tech lighting, elaborate costumes and original live music that is guaranteed to leave you enthralled and amazed.
Shanghai - Embark Silver Muse
In Shanghai you’ll embark Silver Muse for your cruise to Yokohama. Choose from eight delicious 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.
You’ll enjoy an overnight in Shanghai on board Silver Muse 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.
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 La Terrazza to finish your evening off with tiramisu, panna cotta or a delicious cheese board.
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.
This friendly city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. Kagoshima is often described as a Japanese version of Naples with a warm and sunny climate and its very own volcano that towers over the city. Here you can sample some of Japan’s best sake, brewed from the Satsuma sweet potatoes.
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.
Yokohama - Disembark Siver Muse and Tokyo Hotel Stay
Arriving in Yokohama, you’ll disembark Silver Muse and be transferred to Tokyo for your three night hotel stay. Discover this fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, home to Japanese royalty and take your pick of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the district of Ginza.
Tokyo - Hotel Stay
Zip between locations thanks to the city’s sophisticated transport network. Fast-moving Akihabara showcases the best of Japanese technology but when the hustle and bustle gets too much, you can escape to one of Tokyo’s many parks or have green tea in an elegant tea house.
Tokyo - Mount Fuji & Lake Ashi Tour and Hotel Stay
Your fully escorted tour will take you to the stunning Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. You’ll also ride the Hakone Sky gondola, with a chance to explore the active hot springs. At Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still, peaceful water, enjoying the natural beauty of the Crater Lake before the high-speed bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.
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