Beijing - Tour Day 1
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 - Tour Day 2
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 - Tour Day 3
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.
Beijing to Xi'an - Tour Day 4
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 - Tour Day 5
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 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. That afternoon, explore the Old City Wall of Xi'an.
Xi'an to Shanghai - Tour Day 6
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 - Tour Day 7
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.
Singapore - Hotel Stay
You’ll fly to Singapore for an overnight hotel stay to explore the city before setting sail on your cruise. Singapore’s kaleidoscope of cultures is evident as you uncover colonial gems, historic temples and the vibrant districts of Little India and Chinatown. The futuristic skyline features the modern skyscrapers of Marina Bay Sands and the space-age trees of the Gardens by the Bay.
Singapore - Embark Silver Spirit
The all-new Silver Spirit has been completely refurbished to create extra space and exciting new features that offer an even more luxurious experience at sea. Now with eight superb dining options, an improved health and fitness centre, a larger pool deck, together with Silversea’s world-famous standards of service, you’re guaranteed the cruise of a lifetime on Silver Spirit.
Dining on board Silver Spirit is of the finest luxurious standard. Enjoy the theatre of cookery at Seishin, a Japanese restaurant where chefs perform their arts at “La Table du Chef” the centre stage cooking area; dine on the freshest pizza in Spaccanapoli and relish in the Italian lust for life (and indeed food!) or nibble on small tapas style dishes accompanied by the smooth sounds of jazz and blues at Silver Note.
Your next stop is Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Covered with rainforest and dotted with temples, Phuket’s main draw is its beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters. Seek out Wat Chalong temple or delve into tropical Phang Nga National Park.
During these days at sea you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore all that Silver Spirit has to offer. Relax on a lounger by the pool or admire the view from the whirlpool as the attentive staff bring you your favourite drink. Later enjoy an expertly made cocktail and share stories with your fellow travellers in Dolce Vita.
You’ll enjoy three nights in port in Yangon, an exotic city where monks wander the streets and towering pagodas pierce the sky. Although no longer Myanmar’s capital, Yangon is still its cultural heart, with a rich historical heritage, due to its centuries of international trade.
Here you’ll find the Shwedagon Paya, the 325ft tall zedi adorned with gold leaf that has to be seen to be believed. For a truly magical experience you could join a Shwedagon by candlelight excursion as the magnificent landmark is atmospherically lit up by flickering candlelight.
Golden pagodas sit alongside some of the most impressive colonial architecture in Southeast Asia. Take a stroll along Yangon’s riverfront and Strand Road at sunset to take in the array of colonial treasures that were built when this area was a hive of trading activity.
Yangon’s parks and lakes provide a welcome sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle. The People’s Park, with its fountains and flower gardens, is a peaceful place to relax or you could wander around Kandawgyi Lake to see the colourful replica of classically styled royal barge.
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.
Sri Lanka’s hectic capital is the gateway to the island’s beaches, tea trails and elephant safaris. However there’s more to this historic city than the industrial port that shipped tea around the globe and honking tuktuks weaving through the traffic. Take in Colombo’s stunning colonial architecture; markets with fragrant spices and colourful silks and lush parks where snake charmers still entertain passers-by.
With an overnight stay in you port, you’ll have time to explore the island. Take a day trip to Galle, a historic city developed by the Dutch who also built Galle Fort in the 17th century – a fortification so strong it withstood the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Or you can take a trip to a tea plantation to learn about Sri Lanka’s most famous export.
From early morning to late at night, the Panorama lounge offers everything you could wish for. A peaceful retreat that is the perfect place to break away to, a social place to meet and greet old friends, or an evening venue to partake in a cocktail as you sit back and watch the world go by.
Cochin’s rich trading past is reflected in its striking architecture where you’ll see British, Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese influences. At sunset you may catch a glimpse of local fisherman casting their vast Chinese fishing nets in the backwaters of Kerala.
Spend your final day at sea relaxing in 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.
Mumbai - Disembark Silver Spirit and Delhi Hotel Stay
Arriving in Mumbai, you’ll disembark Silver Spirit and fly to Delhi. One of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi is a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and modernity. Made up of seven ancient cities, its multi-layered existence and profusion of architectural styles is tantalizing.
Delhi - Tour Day 8
Your full day of sightseeing includes a tour of the 300-year-old walled city of Old Delhi. Visit the most elegant mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, characterised by its black and white onion dome and minarets, and Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. You’ll also see the imposing India Gate on a tour of New Delhi and visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.
Delhi to Agra - Tour Day 9
In Agra, you’ll visit the world famous Taj Mahal, an architectural masterpiece in white marble with beautiful inlay work. You’ll also travel to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the capital of the Mughal Empire for generations.
Agra to Jaipur - Tour Day 10
On your way the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, you’ll stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century, before arriving at the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.
Jaipur - Tour Day 11
During your time in Jaipur you’ll see the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Amber Fort and the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astrological and astronomical wonder built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
Jaipur to Delhi - Tour Day 12
Today you’ll travel back to Delhi for a final night and a chance to relax before your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*