Embark on an enlightening and enriching adventure around the beautiful, intoxicating islands of Japan and experience this country’s fascinating way of life, with chances to explore the history and spirituality of enchanting temples, shrines and palaces; sample traditional flavours; fully-immerse yourself in unique culture; and much more.
Be captivated by traditional Geisha dancing in Tokyo, or connect with the origins of the Samurai on tour to Kamakura; uncover the shrines and temples of Nagoya; and be part of a classic tea ceremony in Osaka.
- 14 nights’ staying in an interior room aboard Boudicca – upgrades available at an additional supplement
- Return flights from Manchester or Gatwick
- Comfortable, stylish rooms and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
- A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
- Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
- A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
- Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
- A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
- Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
To speak to an adviser regarding more information for this cruise or to book this cruise, please call 0800 1707 233 and quote *DC THOMSON TRAVEL*
Authentic Japan Fly Cruise Itinerary
Thu 14 Jan & Fri 15 Jan: Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is a vast and enticing city – the Tokyo Metropolis spans not just the city itself but encompasses rugged mountains to the west and subtropical islands to the south. The city centre – with its huge skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights, is exciting and vibrant, while the temples and gardens dotted around the capital offer a taste of traditional Japan.
Sat 16 Jan: Nagoya, Japan
Originally developed as the Castle Town of the Owari during the Edo Period, Nagoya played a major role in Japanese governance under the rule of great leaders such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu – three legendary samurai – and the emperor Meiji, until World War II bombing raids destroyed much of the city in 1945. Since rebuilt, Nagoya today is once again one of Japan’s most important cities and its third largest.
Sun 17 Jan: Kobe, Japan
Kobe is the cruise port for visits to Osaka. Osaka comes alive at night and is lit by thousands of Neon lights. Known as ‘the kitchen of Japan’, there are hundreds of restaurants located around the city that offer traditional Japanese cuisine. Osaka also offers a superb shopping district.
Mon 18 Jan: Kobe, Japan
Wed 20 Jan: Hiroshima, Japan
When sightseeing in Hiroshima, a must is a visit to Itsukushima Shrine on the scenic Miyajima Island. A National Treasure and UNESCO World Heritage site, it was built in AD593. The island also has numerous temples which are well worth exploring.
Thu 21 Jan: Beppu, Japan
On the ‘Japanese Riviera’ – a gorgeous stretch along the northeast coast of Kyushu Island – lies Beppu, one of Asia’s most famous hot spring resorts. Sat between a beautiful, beach-laden bay and imposing volcanic mountains, Beppu is home to more than 2,000 onsen hot springs that bathe the city’s streets and fill the air with warm, volcanic steam, a phenomena that is particularly visible during the colder winter months.
Sat 23 Jan: Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki, and its harbour, nestle in the foot of Mount Inasa from which there are stunning views, especially at night – the so-called “Million-Dollar View”.
Mon 25 Jan: Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan
Almost destroyed as a result of Allied bombers during the Second World War, Keelung has developed into a major port city in the Far East. With a number of historic sites and lovely coastlines to explore, you’ll be hard pushed to fit them all in.
Wed 27 Jan: Hong Kong, China
At first sight, Hong Kong is a hectic mix of bright lights, towering skyscrapers and crowded streets. This bustling city is renowned for its incredible skyline where, at night, the skyscrapers attempt to out-do each other with their incredible light shows.
However, upon closer inspection, Hong Kong offers so much more as a cruise holiday destination, with a plethora of shopping malls, restaurants serving delicious local cuisine and incredible traditional architecture to admire. Perhaps take a tram ride to Victoria Peak for a magnificent perspective over this “Fragrant Harbour”.