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Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo
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Japan,China

Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo

Explore two ancient nations in 16 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. Hop aboard trains and ferries and face an army of Terracotta Warriors for a historical encounter you won't soon forget. 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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  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Starting From
    $4,683
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.
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Itinerary

Beijing

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Beijing

Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.

  Hotel:  None

Beijing/Xi'an

Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.

  Hotel:  None

Xi'an

Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. After, the day is yours to explore as you wish.

  Hotel:  None

Xi'an/Shanghai

Say goodbye to Xi'an this morning and hop on the fast train to the bustling city of Shanghai.

  Hotel:  None

Shanghai

Train to Suzhou today for a day exploring in the city. Admire Suzhou's classical gardens, canals, bridges and museums.

  Hotel:  None

Shanghai

After an orientation walk along Shanghai's famous Bund, you are free to explore the delights of this modern Chinese city. In the evening, head to the theatre for an intense acrobatic performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  Hotel:  None

Shanghai/Osaka

Hop on a flight from Shanghai to Osaka. Take the evening to explore the city.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Osaka/Kōyasan

Depart early and travel to the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Savour a traditional dinner of shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine). Watch the monks pray in the morning.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Kōyasan/Hiroshima

Watch the monks pray in the morning and enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Hiroshima. This afternoon, visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum commemorating the events of 1945.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Hiroshima

Take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate. Opt to hike around Mt Misen.

  Hotel:  None

Hiroshima/Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto and start exploring. Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, explore the geisha district of Gion on a CEO-led walking tour.

  Hotel:  None

Kyoto

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and walk under the bright torii gates. Opt to shop, stroll along the riverbank, or explore another of Kyoto's many temples with free time.

  Hotel:  None

Kyoto/Hakone

Take a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko, and hopefully catch a glimpse of majestic Mt Fuji. Enjoy a stay in traditional ryokan accommodation, feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs, and sleep on a futon.

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Hakone/Tokyo

Head to Tokyo with time to do some last-minute shopping.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Tokyo

Depart at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Shanghai Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in Mount Kōya Temple, Kōyasan

  Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing)

  Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour

  Terracotta Warriors excursion (Xi'an)

  Master of the Nets Garden visit (Suzhou)

  Shanghai orientation walk

  Chinese acrobat performance (Shanghai)

  Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit

  Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit

  Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto)

  Gion walk

  Fushimi Inari shrine visit

  Lake Ashino-ko boat ride

  Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal

  Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)

  Internal flight

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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Dates and prices

Start date

16 Dec 2022

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31 Dec 2022

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23 Dec 2022

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07 Jan 2023

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