Delights of Japan with Chinese Charm - Winter 18 & 19

Visit Kamakura, Yokohama, Tokyo, Hakone, Nara, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka, Shanghai, Xian and Beijing

Highlights

Kamakura:

  • Great Buddha Temple – Kotoku-in

Yokohama:

  • China Town
  • Yamashita Park

Tokyo:

  • Observation Deck of Tokyo Sky Tree – tallest TV tower of the World
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Nakamise Shopping Arcade
  • Drive pass Imperial Palace
  • Hie Shrine
  • Shopping at Ginza

Hakone:

  • Lake Ashi Cruise
  • Owakudani Boiling Valley with one way Cable Car
  • Mt. Fuji 5th station

Nara:

  • Todaiji Temple with Nara Deer Park

Kyoto:

  • Gekkeikan Sake Museum
  • Travel on the hi-tech Japanese Bullet Train to Okayama

Hiroshima:

  • Atomic Bomb Dome Photo stop
  • The Hiroshima Museum
  • The Peace Memorial Park

Okayama:

  • Korakuen Garden

Kobe:

  • Ijinkan

Osaka:

  • Osaka Aquarium
  • Shopping at Shinsaibashi

Shanghai:

  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Shanghai Zoo
  • Huangpu River Cruise
  • Nanjing Road (Photo Stop)
  • Acrobatic Show (Optional)
  • Bund (Photo Stop)
  • Silk Factory (Compulsory Government Stop)

Xian:

  • Wild Goose Pagoda (Photo Stop)
  • Fountain Show
  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Crockery Factory (Compulsory Government Stop)

Beijing:

  • Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Golden Mask Show
  • Great Wall of China (Juyongguan Pass)
  • Jade Factory (Compulsory Government Stop)
  • Olympic Stadium (Photo Stop)
  • Shopping at Xiushui Market
  • Pearl Factory (Compulsory Government Stop)

 

Inclusions

  • Flight No
  • Accommodation Yes
  • MealsYes
  • Sight Seeing Tours Yes
  • Transportation Yes
  • Tour Manager Yes
  • Tour Leader No
  • Taxes Yes
  • Visa No
  • Travel Insurance No

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Tokyo. On arrival at the Narita International Airport you will be greeted by a Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport, who will assist you to transfer to your conveniently located hotel. Check into the hotel (Standard Check in time 14.00 hrs.) and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight enjoy a delicious local meal in the comfort of your hotel.
Overnight at MyStay Hotel or similar in Narita.

Included Meals - Dinner

After an American breakfast, check out and proceed to Kamakura the resort town with dozens of Buddhist Zen Temple. Visit the most recognizable landmark of the town – Kotoku-in Temple – the oldest Zen Monastery, with a 13 meter high statue of Great Buddha, still standing after 15th Century tsunami. Lunch at local Indian restaurant. Later proceed to the 1st Harbour city of the country – Yokohama to visit the largest Chinatown in Japan and Asia with large number of Chinese stores set in the colorful and narrow streets. Walk to the Yamashita Park and gaze over the Yokohama Harbour, enjoy looking at the various famous statues and soak yourself in the local atmosphere whilst strolling through the park. Tonight JPY 2500 per person will be handed over to have meal of your choice (We have taken care to ensure that there are few Indian Restaurants around, in case anyone wishes to have Indian meal).
Overnight in Hotel Shinagawa Prince or Sunshine Prince or similar in Tokyo.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after a sumptuous American breakfast, enjoy a full day guided city tour of Tokyo. Start your tour with a visit to Sky Tree first observatory (need to que for entrance). A unique opportunity to view the city of Tokyo from a height of 350mts from the observation deck of Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest tower in the world. Later visit the Asa Kusa District known for its renowned Sensoji temple, a very popular Buddhist Temple which was constructed in the 7th century. You also have some free time at the famous Nakamise Shopping Arcade where you get a chance to try local snacks and buy Japanese souvenirs. Enjoy your Indian Lunch. Later drive pass the Imperial Palace, visit the shrine dedicated to the Guardian Deity of Land – Hei Shrine and free time for Shopping at Ginza. Tonight JPY 2500 per person will be handed over to have meal of your choice (We have taken care to ensure that there are few Indian Restaurants around, in case anyone wishes to have Indian meal).
Overnight in Hotel Shinagawa Prince or Sunshine Prince or similar in Tokyo. (B, L, D)

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to one of the highlights of your tour - a visit to Mt. Fuji. Visit the Mount Fuji 5th station (Weather permitting). Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in
Japan and often considered the symbol of the country. Enjoy your Indian Lunch. Later enjoy Lake Ashi Cruise. Here you get a chance to enjoy the picturesque view of Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Then visit Owakudani Boiling valley with one way cable car (Weather permitting). Later drive to Nagoya. Tonight, enjoy Indian Dinner.
Overnight at Sun Route Hotel or similar in Nagoya.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a full day visit to Nara and Kyoto. Nara - the first capital of Japan. Visit the Todai-ji temple, which houses the largest Buddha statue in Japan and the Nara Deer Park, which is home to hundreds of freely roaming Deer's. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the Gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have been designated a natural treasure. Lunch at local Indian Restaurant. Visit the Gekkeikan Sake Museum - Sake is a local and the most popular Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice. Next travel by the hi-tech Japanese Bullet Train to reach Okayama. Enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant.
(NOTE - Today morning one bag per person will be couriered to Osaka, so kindly carry a small handbag for
overnight in Okayama)
Overnight at Okayama International or similar in Okayama.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning after an American breakfast, visit the A-Bomb Dome, the symbol of Hiroshima and the only building to remain standing after the atomic explosion. See the Peace Memorial Park with its Museum and number of monuments of peace including the Flame of Peace, Flocks of Doves and the Children's Memorial. The Cenotaph with its arched tomb is a tribute to those who died because of the bombing. Lunch at local Indian Restaurant. After lunch proceed to one of the top 3 most beautiful garden of Japan and the Crown Jewel of Okayama – Korakuen Garden, where 300 years of history come live. Stroll through the garden - arranged to take in water from the river, which then runs via a zigzag brook into a pond and down in a waterfall. The extensive lawn and vast pond create an atmosphere that is as uplifting and relaxing as the regions mild climate. Enjoy dinner at Indian Restaurant.
Overnight at Okayama International or similar in Okayama.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After an American breakfast, checkout and drive to Osaka, enroute drive through the Kitano town in Kobe, which contains a number of western-style residences called Ijinkan. Proceed to Osaka. Lunch at local Indian Restaurant. Proceed to one of Japans most spectacular aquarium, world-renowned for its innovative presentation. There are over 15 large tanks, each recreating a specific region of the Pacific Rim, taking visitors on a virtual tour of the Pacific Ocean. The tanks include, “Japan Forest, which recreates a sunlit, beautiful Japanese forest; the icy, snow-clad “Antarctica;” and the center piece of the aquarium, “Pacific Ocean,” a 9 m deep, 34 m long tank containing 5,400 tons of water, serving as the home of WHALE SHARKS, the largest fish species in the world. Later shop to your heart’s content at Shinsaibashi - the largest shopping area in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered, attracting local people and visitors. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long. Dinner at local Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Nikko Kansai or similar in Osaka.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Welcome to Shanghai. On arrival, you will be greeted by the Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local
representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport. Proceed to the hotel and check in (check in time after 14.00 hrs). This evening you have the chance to enjoy the famous Acrobatic show where top artists display their prowess at trick cycling, spinning, juggling and Chinese dancing. Proceed for a delicious dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Days Hotel Frontier Pudong or similar in Shanghai.

Included Meals - Breakfast and Dinner

Today, after an American breakfast, join us on an exciting city tour of Shanghai. Get ready to see splendid
views of the city from the observatory deck at 263 meters of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, along with the Glass bottom Floor at 259 meters. Proceed to Shanghai Zoo to see the Giant Panda and the Red Panda. Sitting in the outdoor exhibition area you can see every move of the Panda. Visit the silk Factory (Compulsory Stop). Lunch at Indian restaurant. Enjoy photo stop at the famous Nanjing Road. Later enjoy shopping at Local Market. Proceed to board the Huangpu River Cruise and experience the beautifully illuminated skyline of Shanghai. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Days Hotel Frontier Pudong or similar in Shanghai.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today it would be a packed breakfast, check out and proceed to the Airport to catch an early morning flight to Xian. Visit Crockery Factory. Arrive and proceed to visit the famous Terra Cotta warriors (one way battery car for your convenience) where you can see life-sized Terra Cotta warriors and horses arranged in battle formation. Also enjoy a 360 degree film presentation about the terracotta army; its history and formation. Enjoy packed subway lunch. Later proceed to Wild Goose Pagoda, where you will also see the colourful and musical fountain show which will leave you in awe. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant.
Today the bags will be couriered to Beijing directly, so kindly carry a small handbag for overnight stay at Xian.
Overnight at Skytel Hotel or similar in Xian.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after an American breakfast, check out and proceed to Xian Railway Station to board a high speed train to Beijing. Packed Lunch will be provided. Later visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Later see the Forbidden City which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home to the emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Jiangxi Grand or similar in Beijing

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after an American breakfast, proceed on a guided tour of the renowned Great Wall of China, stretching to a length of around 5500 miles across China, we visit the Juyongguan pass section of the wall. Experience local Chinese lunch. Visit the Jade Factory (compulsory stop). Get a chance to see the Olympics Venue of 2008, the “Bird’s Nest” stadium and the dragon shaped Olympic Office. Visit the Silk Factory
(compulsory stop). In the evening enjoy the famous Golden Mask Dynasty show – an awe inspiring show with grand sets, colorful costumes and spectacular performances. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Jiangxi Grand or similar in Beijing

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After an American breakfast, check out. Proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Do spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Rate the package

Price : AED 13301* / Person


Offer price : AED 12376* / Person

Pricing

Description Original Price Offer price
Adult on Twin / Triple SharingAED 13301* AED 12376*
Child with bedAED 11285* AED 10545*
Child no bedAED 8195* AED 7455*
Single AdultAED 18278* AED 17353*
InfantAED 4* AED 4*

Departure Dates

Oct’18 : 20
Nov’18 : 10
Dec’18 : 15
Jan’18 : 19
** NOTE: Surcharges will be applicable on certain departure dates.

Hotel Accommodation Details

01 night accommodation at Hotel Mystay Hotel or similar in Narita.
02 night accommodation at Hotel Sunshine Prince/ Shinagawa Prince or similar in Tokyo.
01 night accommodation at Sun Route Hotel/ Best Western Nagoya Hotel or similar in Nagoya.
02 night accommodation at Hotel Okayama International or similar in Okayama.
01 night accommodation at Nikko Kansai Hotel or similar in Kansai, Osaka.
02 night accommodation at Days Fortune Hotel or similar in Shanghai.
01 night accommodation at Hotel Skytel or similar in Xian.
02 night accommodation at Hotel Jiangxi Grand or similar in Beijing.

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