Cherry Blossom Explorer

 

A spellbinding natural marvel, immerse yourself in the blush-hued delights of Japan’s cherry blossom during an in-depth Cunard cruise, scintillating Tokyo stays, and a breathtaking Mount Fuji tour.

Your iconic adventure begins in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, before you’ll join Cunard’s beloved Queen Elizabeth for your awe-inspiring 18-night sailing of coastal Japan and South Korea. A bucket list experience, you’ll be immersed in the nation’s natural beauty, traditions, and culture, all while relishing Cunard’s iconic standards of maritime luxury. Highlights include calls to striking Aomori, compelling Nagasaki, and charismatic Kagoshima.

Disembarking in Yokohama, you’ll then transfer to Tokyo to fully embrace its scintillating atmosphere and fulfil the heart of your stay: a magical tour of Mount Fuji, featuring a sky ride and a boat trip, before a high-speed bullet train whisks you to Tokyo.

Cherry Blossom Explorer Map

 

  Departure Date:   27 March 2025
  Tokyo  →  Tokyo
24 nights from

$8,399

pp incl FLIGHTS!
 
Your Inclusions:

 

 Return Flights from Australia, Taxes & Transfers
 18 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth
 BONUS Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car
 
 BONUS Boat trip across Lake Ashi                  
 BONUS High-speed bullet train to Tokyo
 4 night four-star stay at the Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel
 
Your Itinerary:

 

Day 1:  Fly overnight to Tokyo
Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to Tokyo.
 
Day 2: Tokyo
One of Asia's most iconic megacities, Tokyo, is where you'll kickstart your adventure with a one-night stay. Here, you'll be welcomed by the city's mesmerising skyline, captivating culture, and charming traditions
Overnight at Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel
 
Day 3: Tokyo Embark Ship
Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth in Tokyo's port, Yokohama. On board, you'll enjoy Cunard's unrivalled heritage, sense of occasion, and an array of activites including glamourous ballroom dancing, lawn bowels, and traditional Afternoon Tea. 
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (L/D)
 
Day 4: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 5: Aomori
Aomori, a captivating Japanese prefecture, unfolds with scenic beauty. Cherry blossoms, snow-covered landscapes, and rich traditions make it a charming destination, offering an authentic and serene escape in northern Japan.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 6: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 7: Sakaiminato
Sakaiminato, a place where tradition and enchantment intertwine. Discover the charm of this coastal town, immerse yourself in its rich heritage, and let the magic of Sakaiminato ignite your soul.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 8: Busan
Embark on a transformative journey from picturesque Burravoe to vibrant Busan. Discover a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, indulge in tantalizing cuisine, immersing yourself in South Korea's rich and dynamic culture. Unforgettable experiences await.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 9: Nagaskaki
Discover the captivating spirit of Nagasaki, a city that rose from the ashes with unwavering resilience. From its rich history to vibrant culture, it's a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 10: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 11: Shimizu
Embrace the coastal allure of Shimizu, Japan, With its iconic Mount Fuji views, maritime charm, and historic sites, it's a destination that invites you to immerse in Japanese culture and nature's beauty.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 12: Tokyo
Experience Tokyo's captivating contrasts. From serene shrines to bustling streets, traditional cuisine to vibrant nightlight, this city blends old and new in a mesmerising way. Tokyo satisfies every traveller's desires for exploration and cultural immersion.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 13: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 14: Beppu
Indulge in the tranquil haven of Beppu, Kyushu Island's hot spring paradise. Surrender to rejuvenating waters, savour delectable cuisine, and immerse yourself in serenity. Let this blissful retreat revive your body, mind, and spirit.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 15: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 16: Busan
Busan, South Korea's bustling port city, captivates with its stunning beaches, vibrant street markets, and cultural richness. Home to the colourful Jagalchi Fish Market and the scenic Gamcheon Culture Village.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 17: Nagasaki
Visit Nagasaki again to further explore its picturesque harbour, historic sites, and vibrant culture, beautifully contrasts its tragic past.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 18: Kagoshima
Kagoshima, Japan's volcanic wonder. Witness majestic Sakurajima, indulge in hot springs, and savor Southern charm. Let this city's blend of nature and culture ignite your spirit of exploration.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 19: Kochi
Kochi, Japan, is a captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern delights. Discover its serene temples, captivating festivals, and pristine nature. A must-visit destination for cultural enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 20: At Sea
Relax at Sea
Overnight Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)
 
Day 21-22: Tokyo Disembark Ship
Today you'll disembark Queen Elizabeth and be transferred to Tokyo for a final three nights. Discover Japan's fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets.
Overnight at Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel
 
Day 23: Tokyo
Today, you'll tour a sight unlike any other: the sacred Mount Fuji. Alongside your tour is a Hakone Ropeway cable ride that lifts you above active hot springs, and a boat ride along Lake Ashi.
Overnight at Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel
 
Day 24-25: Depart Tokyo
Your unforgettable holiday has unfortunately come to an end. Today you will head to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.
 

 

 

Join us on Queen Elizabeth and immerse yourself in her evocative art deco elegance. This stunning Queen exudes style and has an especially refined feel. Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable voyage.

 

Queen Elizabeth invites you to an uncrowded world where spacious decks set the perfect backdrop for you to savour a flawless Cunard experience. Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodation and an array of dining choices. Her art deco features and gleaming chandeliers blend with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable holiday. Enjoy croquet on her Games Deck, stunning entertainment in her Royal Court Theatre or relax in her elegant conservatory. The choice, as always with Cunard, is yours.

 

 

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS: *Conditions Apply. All pricing is per person twin share, quoted in Australian dollars and is correct as at 18 June 2024. Pricing is inclusive of all cruise, air & hotel taxes, fees, port expenses which are subject to change with surcharges or currency fluctuation. Lead prices are based on a Inside Cabin. Airfare is subject to availability at the time of booking and may require immediate payment and ticketing. Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change. Transfer times are approximate and subject to local, traffic conditions at the time of travel. All tour & flight times will be advised in your detailed itinerary & please contact us for other departure cities &/or Business Class Upgrades. Offer is subject to limited availability and other cruise accommodation categories may be available. Please check all reservation information with your travel consultant prior to booking. Meals are included as stated as per itinerary. Package prices are subject to change due to being sold out, changed or withdrawn without prior notice. For full terms and conditions & visa requirements, please speak to your travel consultant.

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