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The Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors & Japan in Cherry Blossom Season

Oceania Cruises

14 March 2025

From

£7079 pp

Riviera

19 Nights

Exclusive Free Prestige Drinks Package Onboard + Save 30% on Airport Parking

Experience the magnificence of the Forbidden City & Ambience of the Temple of Heaven

Enjoy a glass of champagne on The Great Wall of China

Stand in awe of the Terracotta Warriors with a unique archaeologist presentation

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1     Fly overnight from the UK to Beijing

Day 2     Beijing, China

On arrival into Beijing (PEK) airport, you will be met by an English-speaking assistant and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be served at your hotel this evening. No meals included.

Day 3     Beijing, China - Tiananmen Square,  Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Today, be met by your guide and take a walk through Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City, the former residence of the Ming and Qing emperors. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. After lunch, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in bustling urban landscape. This evening, dine on a Peking Duck meal, a former favourite of the Qing emperors. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 4     Beijing, China - Great Wall of China & Summer Palace

This morning, head out of Beijing with your guide and proceed to the Great Wall of China, one of the
seven Wonders of the modern world. Receive a brief introduction on the history of the wall before
having the opportunity to take a walk on this world-famous structure at the Huanghuacheng section.
Once your group has been given an introduction to the Great Wall’s unique history, enjoy a glass of
champagne and time to explore at your own pace. Next, visit a jade museum
where you can purchase intricate pieces of this gem before taking a stroll through the exquisite
Summer Palace, the former holiday retreat of the Qing emperors.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 5     Beijing - Xian

After breakfast, take the bullet train to Xian with your guide. On arrival, head to your hotel for check-in. After spending some time at leisure, dine on Xian’s local delicacy, Shui Jiao Dumplings, this evening. After the banquet of dumplings, you will be treated to an exciting Tang Dynasty music and dancing performance. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 6     Xian - Terracotta Warriors

This morning, come face to face with the impressive Terracotta Warriors, built to protect Emperor Qin in the afterlife.  Before visiting the Terracotta Warriors, enjoy a unique presentation by an archaeologist expert in the museum. You will receive an introduction to the historical background, production techniques, cultural significance, and other aspects of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

Next, pay a visit to the Xian Arts and Ceramics Exhibition Centre where you can learn how these magnificent warriors were created. This afternoon, take a leisurely stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century ancient city walls that enclose Xian’s old town before returning to your hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 7     Xian - Hong Kong

After breakfast and check-out, you will be met by an English-speaking assistant and transferred to
Xian (XIY) airport to board your onward flight to Hong Kong (HKG).  On arrival, you will be met by an English-speaking assistant and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Breakfast included.

Day 8     Hong Kong

After breakfast and check-out, you will be met by an English-speaking assistant and transferred to the cruise port to board your onward cruise. Breakfast included.

Day 8     Hong Kong, China - Embark Oceania Riviera

Day 9     Cruising

Day 10   Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Day 11   Cruising

Day 12   Busan, South Korea

Day 13   Nagasaki, Japan

Day 14   Miyazaki (Aburatsu), Japan

Day 15   Osaka, Japan

Day 16   Osaka, Japan

Day 17   Nagoya, Japan

Day 18   Tokyo, Japan

Day 19   Tokyo, Japan - Disembark Oceania Riviera

Day 20   Arrive in the UK after your overnight flight.

Holiday Highlights

Onboard Inclusions

Small ship luxury cruising with a country club ambience
The finest cuisine at sea
Complimentary speciality restaurants
Complimentary Wi-Fi
In port shuttle service
Butler service in suites
Personalised & intuitive service

Pricing

Inside Stateroom from £7079 pp

Veranda Stateroom from £8099 pp

Concierge Veranda Stateroom from £8579 pp

Penthouse Suite from £9879 pp

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