The Far East - Culture, History & Exotic Surprises; A Cruise Exploring the Far East Is an Unforgettable Kaleidoscope of Incensefilled Temples, Verdant Forests, White-Sand Beaches, Vibrant Markets and Sophisticated Cities. Board a Ship and Explore Places a World Away from Here
YO UR FAR EASTERN HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
WA LK ALONG THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA (MAIN PICTURE)
THE FORBIDDEN CITY, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, AND SUMMER PALACE TOUR+
EAST COAST & CHANGI TOUR+
BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI TOUR+
DISCOVER THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS (ABOVE) WITH RETURN FLIGHTS
THE Far East is a feast for all five senses, whether you prefer the tranquil beauty of a Buddhist temple or the energy of a busy street market. Each port of call is an exciting discovery of sights and sounds. Experience cruises with wonderful hotel stays and fascinating tours, and get caught up in the bustle of the Far East.
Travelling to this region is now more affordable than ever before, and the shopping opportunities make your trip even better value for money. So, whichever itinerary you choose, you'll experience a melting pot of cultures and return home with wonderful memories.
Peek into the past, present, and future of China on a comprehensive tour of this diverse country - before you've even stepped foot on your cruise ship! This eight-day tour combines iconic sights and cities with unforgettable experiences -- from Beijing you'll walk the iconic Great Wall, explore the historic Tiananmen Square, the ancient Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Also included are return flights to X'ian, where you can discover the army of Terracotta Warriors, grand reminders of China's imperial past. A trip to the ancient water village of Zhujiajiao is awe-inspiring, and you'll enjoy a fascinating visit to the Rice Museum plus a boat cruise along the charming canals. Other highlights include a lesson in making dumplings and a visit to vibrant Shanghai with its futuristic skyline - this Highlights of China tour is certain to live long in your memory! A trip to this region offers so much to any traveller and the inclusive tours are designed to enhance your experience still further.
Few regions in the world are as exotic and varied as Asia, and cruise ships offer the most enjoyable and hassle-free way to experience its many wonders in true comfort and style. One of the great attractions of cruising around the Far East is that you can pack a huge amount of adventure and variety into only a couple of weeks - so get packing and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The variety of cultures, customs and religions in Vietnam, China, Japan and Thailand are awe-inspiring, yet so very different.
ASIA YOU BEAUTY
ASIA is famous for its breathtaking beauty, both natural and cultural, and on your cruise adventure you'll be fortunate enough to experience this - Vietnam's coastline is simply sublime, and China's endless lush rice paddies and oriental fashions are ornately beautiful.
The region is famous for its cuisine and many ships celebrate local traditions and delicacies on board. You can enjoy sushi, rice, noodles, fragrant curries and exotic fruits. Of course, this being a cruise, you can choose to eat something a little more familiar in the numerous on-board dining venues.
Ancient traditions and natural beauty aside, Asia is home to some of the most modern and technologically advanced cities in the world. Choose to uncover the sounds of Bangkok, the bustle of Hong Kong, sip afternoon tea in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore or explore the ultra-modern glitz and glamour of Dubai. There'll never be a better time to go for it.
A Taste of the Orient
Diamond Princess Oct 6, 2012
Following your overnight flight, arrive in Beijing, where you'll stay in a four-star hotel for two nights. Savour the ancient history of this extraordinary city on the complimentaryTiananmen Square tour, including the Forbidden City and mysticTemple of Heaven. Board the luxurious Diamond Princess for your 16-night cruise. …