Meet tour leader at Malta International Airport to check in for your international flight to Tokyo with transit.
Upon arrival in Tokyo, 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.
There aren’t many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra-modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city. Make the most of your morning in before your transfer to the cruise terminal for check in formalities, followed by embarkation on the beautiful Celebrity Solstice.
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On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan’s highest mountain is capped with snow, it’s a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.
Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years and is home to 17 different World Heritage Sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.
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.
The capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku is small, friendly, and boasts several attractions of interest for travellers. Make sure to enjoy some Katsuo no tataki, Kochi’s most famous dish, and visit the temple and botanical garden at Mount Godaisan.
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.
Often called the most beautiful place in Japan, part of Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Island is where many Tokyoites come to escape the big city. They seek the warm weather, great food, and friendly people. Some stay and adopt the slower pace of life here and maybe open a small café. History buffs visit Yaeyama Museum, near the port, to see local human remains dating back 24,000 years. They also trek to Tōrin-ji, a 1614 Buddhist temple that survived the 1771 tsunami to become Okinawa’s oldest wooden building. Get out of town to experience the unspoiled beaches, dazzling waters, coral reefs, palm forests, pineapple plantations, and subtropical vistas that ring the island.
This ancient kingdom boasts crystal blue waters, tropical plants, and many fascinating creatures. Browse the shops on Kokusai Street and see Shuri Castle with its Tombs of Kings of Ryukyu. Then, watch for the rare Yambaru-kuina bird in Yambaru and explore the beautiful limestone of Gyokusen-do Cave.
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until you arrive at the next amazing destination.
South Korea’s tropical island paradise will enchant you with its sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and amazing volcanic landscape. Need a break from your beach towel? Waterfalls, museums, folk villages, scuba diving, hiking and festivals galore will keep you busy. Explore the colourful coral and sea life with a scuba dive off the coast of laid-back Seogwipo. Take an underground stroll through the world’s longest lava-tube cave at Manjanggul.
Historically rich Nagasaki features beautiful seaside scenery and fabulous night-time views from its mountain slopes. Secluded hot springs, fascinating museums, and ornate temples live side by side in this exciting city. Ten natural parks grace the area, and unique festivals can be experienced throughout the year. Walk through streets influenced by both Chinese and European cultures in fascinating Nagasaki.
Soak up the sun in one of three pools - the Sports Pool, the Family Pool, and the Adults-only indoor Solarium. Enjoy exquisite dining options that include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and the most awarded wine collection at sea.
Your cruise holiday comes to an end. After breakfast, take a post-cruise motor coach excursion that shows you some of Tokyo’s most important cultural sights, then enjoy an easy drop-off at the Airport for your flight home with transit, arriving the next day (07th November).
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- Return flight to Tokyo with transit including checked-in luggage & hand luggage
- Return Transfers: airport/hotel/port /airport
- 1 night in Tokyo on Room Only Basis
- 12 night Cruise on-board the Celebrity Solstice on Full board Basis including Classic Beverage Package
- Wi-Fi Package
- Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities
- Half Day Excursion in Tokyo with drop off at the airport
- Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge
- Tour Manager
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- Shore Excursions
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended