Vietnam & The Philippines

Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hue/Danang, Nha Trang, Manila & Subic Bay

29 November 2022
Starting at
€ 2499
on board
Celebrity Solstice

Itinerary

Meet tour leader at Malta International Airport to check in for your international flight to Hong Kong, with transit.

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you shall be transferred to your hotel for room allocation. After room check-in, we suggest that you join the tour leader for a familiarization walk around the area and overnight.

Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favourite experiences in Hong Kong. Take in as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Make the most of your morning in Hong Kong before your transfer to the cruise terminal for check in formalities, followed by embarkation on the beautiful Celebrity Solstice.

Head to Hanoi, the country’s captivating capital, where you’ll find a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace. Rise early to watch t’ai chi practiced at dawn near Hoan Kiem Lake, then take in the rich heritage and history with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the bustling back streets of the Old Quarter. Or embark on an adventure through the Red River Delta. Experience one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders- Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin from the decks of a traditional Chinese junk boat.

The Nguyen Dynasty founded this former capital in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today it sits as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Explore the Imperial Citadel, then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors and Thien Mu Pagoda. Pago Pago is the main settlement on Tutuila, surrounded by peaks rising out of deep-water harbour rimmed with palm-shaded beaches.

Nha Trang has a split personality. One takes the form of a smaller Danang - a bustling Vietnamese city humming with commerce but blessed with access to a beautiful beach. The other is a Western resort town encompassing several blocks of hotels, tourist shops, bars and international restaurants. The city is indisputably beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. Topiary and modern sculpture punctuate the immaculately manicured foreshore. Nha Trang offers plenty to keep you dazzled - from island-hopping boat trips and scuba diving, to mud baths and historic sites.

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

Who said grass can’t be on a ship? Enjoy a friendly pick-up game of leisure sports like Croquet, Bocce, golf putting, Blongo or Baggo. Enjoy the airy Main Restaurant which offers exquisite menu selections, that change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. And the service? Legendary.

Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Manila is the urban hub of the Philippines’ 7,000 islands. Explore the markets and backstreets of Quiapo and Chinatown where you can find goldsmiths, herbalists, teahouses and shops selling mooncakes, incense, paper money to burn for ancestors, trinkets and all kinds of local curios. The Intramuros walled Spanish fortress is the oldest part of the city. Jutting out into Manila Bay on a narrow peninsula, this was the site of the original Muslim settlement over which the Spanish built their isolated outpost. As a counterpoint, visit the lively centre of modern Manila, Makati, where you can shop, eat and drink to your heart’s content. On a cruise to Manila, you’ll get caught up in the unique vibe that comes from the many locals who are here to work, relax and play. End the day enjoying one of the legendary sunsets over Manila Bay.

A former US naval base until 1991, Subic Bay today hosts a number of adventures ranging from ecotourism on land and sea to world-class dining and shopping. If you’re SCUBA-certified, discover an underwater world of coral reefs teeming with aquatic life and shipwrecks, remnants from the Spanish-American War and World War II. Explore lush rainforests along trails through Pamulaklakin Forest, visit a traditional village of the region’s natives, the Aetas.

Today shall be another day at sea and so another day to relax and unwind! Sun worshippers may lay down on a sun-bed or deck chair by the pool lapping in the sun. And what about pleasing your taste buds! Dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savour.

Cruising in style, while relaxing at sea. Live modern luxury, experience the many culinary spots available on board, pamper yourself at the spa or just get lost in an intriguing story from one of the books you can borrow from the library.

Your cruise holiday comes to an end. After breakfast, tour some of Hong Kong’s most famous attractions before flying home. Your coach will start with a ride to Victoria Peak where the views are mesmerizing and inspirational. Then you will head to Stanley Market for some last-minute shopping on designer goods and clothing. Afterwards, visit the fishing village of Aberdeen and watch sampans glide pass multimillion-dollar yachts. The tour concludes at Hong Kong International Airport, where you will check in for your return flight to Malta with transit, arriving the next day (12th December).

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Price Includes

  • Return flight to Hong Kong with transit including checked-in luggage & hand luggage 
  • Return Transfers: airport/hotel/port /airport 
  • 1 night in Hong Kong on Room Only Basis
  • 10-night Cruise on board the Celebrity Solstice on Full board Basis including Classic Beverage Package
  • Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities 
  • Gratuities
  • Wi-Fi Package
  • Half Day Excursion in Hong Kong with drop off at the airport 
  • Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge 
  • Tour Manager 
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund 

Not Included

  • Shore Excursions
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended