departing Australia*, 10 November 2016
Princess Cruises departing Beijing, 12 November 2016with
4 nights pre & post cruise accommodation in Beijing (2 nights) & Singapore (2 nights)
Marvel at the cultural diversity on your Grand Tour of Asia, from the history of Beijing and Nagasaki to the modern hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Delight in the many flavours on your Asian experience, from Chilli Crab in Singapore, My Thais in Bangkok whilst enjoying the many other tastes as you explore the local markets. This trip will evoke all your senses leaving you longing to return!
Experience a one-of-a-kind journey as we take you through Asia on a 17 night cruise with Princess Cruises plus you will spend 2 nights pre & post cruise in Beijing & Singapore to explore these beautiful cities at your leisure. Visit bucket list tourist attractions such as Beijing's Great Wall and Forbidden City, Bangkok's Grand Palace, the Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, the exquisite temples and superb museums in Shanghai plus much more!
10 Nov 16 - Arrive in Beijing and transfer to The Grand Mercure, Beijing Central
You will be picked up from the airport in a private car and transferred to your 4-star accommodation at The Grand Mercure Beijing Central. Today is yours to explore the wonderful city of Beijing at your own leisure.
Inclusions: Buffet breakfast & overnight at The Grand Mercure, Beijing Central
11 Nov 2016 - Full Day Tour of Beijing, China
Explore the best of Beijing on a 9 hour guided tour visiting sights such as the Forbidden City, the Badaling Great Wall & the Jade Factory, Beijing's largest carving centre.
Inclusions: Buffet breakfast & overnight at The Grand Mercure, Beijing Central
12 Nov 2016 - Transfer to Tianjin (Beijing) Cruise Terminal and board Diamond Princess
You will be transferred to the Cruise Terminal where you will embark on your 17 Night Grand Asia cruise onboard the Diamond Princess. You’ll find this exotic cruise ship is home to great-tasting cuisine, elegant dining rooms, pools and many other features to keep you entertained all day long.
13 Nov 2016 - At Sea
14 Nov 2016 - Busan, South Korea
The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures. Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.
15 Nov 2016 - Nagasaki, Japan
For most travellers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horror and the inhumanity of war. An estimated 75,000 people perished in 1945 when the city became the second target of a nuclear attack. Today, Nagasaki's Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world. But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers other sights. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. For three centuries, Nagasaki was Japan's sole window on the world. The city is also celebrated as the setting for Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly."
16 Nov 2016 - At Sea
17 Nov 2016 - Shanghai, China
Shanghai is one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the earth. Its streets are packed with individuals, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet serenity and beauty are always present, be it a class practicing early morning tai chi or the serene repose of the city's jade Buddha. Shanghai's attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to the Bund's elegant 19th-century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the legendary city of Suzhou.
18 Nov 2016 - At Sea
19 Nov 2016 - At Sea
20 Nov 2016 - Hong Kong
Welcome to Hong Kong, one of the world's great travel destinations. Now a semi-autonomous region of China, Hong Kong - literally "Fragrant Harbor" - has lost none of its charm, excitement or exoticism. Modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels climb the slopes of Hong Kong Island. Narrow streets are crammed with noodle vendors, fortune-tellers and bonesetters. The endless array of shops offer the visitor everything from hand-tailored suits and ancient porcelain to the latest consumer electronics. And everywhere more than seven million people are moving at a breathtaking pace in one of the world's great monuments to capitalism, commerce and enterprise. To take in the entire spectacle, head to Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Enjoy lunch on one of the city's floating restaurants. Walk down one of the crowded streets to take the city's rapid pulse. And whether you think you are in the mood or not - shop. After all, you are in the duty-free capital of the world. You have 2 days to explore this incredible city.
21 Nov 2016 - Hong Kong
Welcome to Hong Kong, one of the world's great travel destinations. Now a semi-autonomous region of China, Hong Kong - literally "Fragrant Harbor" - has lost none of its charm, excitement or exoticism. Modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels climb the slopes of Hong Kong Island. Narrow streets are crammed with noodle vendors, fortunetellers and bonesetters. The endless array of shops offer the visitor everything from hand-tailored suits and ancient porcelain to the latest consumer electronics. And everywhere more than seven million people are moving at a breathtaking pace in one of the world's great monuments to capitalism, commerce and enterprise. To take in the entire spectacle, head to Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Enjoy lunch on one of the city's floating restaurants. Walk down one of the crowded streets to take the city's rapid pulse. And whether you think you are in the mood or not - shop. After all, you are in the duty-free capital of the world.
22 Nov 2016 - At Sea
23 Nov 2016 - At Sea
24 Nov 2016 - Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My)
Over three decades have passed since the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading centre since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns. Bicycles, motorbikes and automobiles fly down the boulevards at dizzying speeds. And everywhere, friendly faces and warm greetings meet you. The port of Phu My (pronounced "Foo Me") is your gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau.
25 Nov 2016 - At Sea
26 Nov 2016 - Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
Laem Chabang is your gateway to Bangkok. This enchanting city on the Chao Phraya River is a magical place where graceful dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires harbor priceless Buddhas and riverboats cruise a maze of canals. The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Thailand offers a rich and ancient culture that flowered unhindered by Western influence. Proud and strongly nationalistic, the Thai people call their nation Muang Thai - "Land of the Free."
27 Nov 2016 - At Sea
28 Nov 2016 - At Sea
29 Nov 2016 - Arrive in Singapore and transfer to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore Hotel
Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial centre of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colourful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
Inclusions: Buffet breakfast & overnight at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore
30 Nov 2016 - 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Singapore
Explore Singapore at your own pace with your 1 day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing City Pass. Stop at popular Singapore landmarks such as the Art Museum and City Hall or take time out to explore Chinatown and Little India, or Marina Bay and The Esplanade.
Inclusions: Full breakfast, overnight at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, 1 day sightseeing city pass
01 Dec 2016 - Transfer to Singapore Airport for your flight home
Today your tour sadly comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, taking home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
- 17 night Grand Asia Cruise onboard Diamond Princess (Beijing to Singapore)
- All main meals and entertainment onboard
- Port charges and government fees
- Onboard gratuities
- Two nights pre-cruise accommodation in Beijing with buffet breakfast daily at The Grand Mercure Beijing Central
- One day guided tour of Beijing
- Two nights post-cruise accommodation in Singapore with full breakfast daily at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore
- Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Pass in Singapore for two people
- Economy class airfares from home city to Beijing
- Economy class airfare from Singapore back to home city
- Private Car Transfer Beijing Airport to Beijing Hotel
- Private Car Transfer Beijing Hotel to Tianjin Port on day of cruise
- Private Car Transfer from Singapore Port to Hotel
- Private Car Transfer from Singapore Hotel to Changi International Airport
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