Experience the contrast between cultures, meet the ancient Terracotta Warriors, cross the East China Sea, get a bird's-eye view of Mt Fuji from a cable car, stay in a traditional ryokan
Explore two ancient nations in 18 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. You'll face an army of Terracotta Warriors for an historical encounter you won't soon forget and spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites.
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Arrive at any time.
Included visit to the Great Wall and tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Fly to Xi'an and visit the Terracotta Warriors. Opt to cycle the city's ancient walls.
Visit Suzhou, the 'Venice of the East'. Take in the Master of Nets performance.
Shanghai Bund walking tour. Opt to see a Chinese acrobat show.
Cross the East China Sea to Japan aboard a modern passenger ferry.
Free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city. Options included visiting Osaka Aquarium.
Visit the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Included shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine) meals. Watch the monks pray in the morning.
Visit the Peace Park and Museum and take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate.
Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens and the famous Kinaku-ji Golden Pavilion. Practice meditation in Daisen-in's Zen rock garden.
Take a cable car up Mt Owakudani for views of Mt Fuji, a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko and a walk along the Old Tokaido Highway. Staying in traditional ryokan accommodation, you will feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs and sleep on a futon.
Free time to explore Tokyo and do some last-minute shopping.
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city.
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