Mar 2017 - Oct 2017

24 Day Kingdoms of Asia: China & Japan Revealed

Travelmarvel Guided Tour & Cruise starting in Beijing and finishing in Osaka

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 24 Day Kingdoms of Asia: China & Japan Revealed. Marvel at the majesty of two ancient empires with Travelmarvel. This 24 day tour couples the enchantment of China with the magic of Japan.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 24 Days
From: Beijing to Osaka
Tour Code: CHTYJAG24
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: China, Japan
Our Price From:
$ 11,340
Per Person ($AU)
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Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day


Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Beijing, Jianguo Hotel

Beijing, Forbidden City

Enjoy a half-day tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Peking Duck banquet. (B/D)

Beijing, Great Wall of China

Take a cable car ride at the Great Wall of China, then see the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. Later, visit a jade factory. (B/L)

Beijing, Yichang, Embark Cruise

Today, tour Beijing's old alleys by pedicab and visit a local home. Then fly to Yichang and board your Yangtze River cruise. Stay Four Nights: A premium Victoria Cruises river ship (B/L/D)

Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge

Tour the Three Gorges Dam, then cruise through Xiling Gorge. (B/L/D)

Three Lesser Gorges, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge

Disembark for a visit to the Three Lesser Gorges, then cruise through Wu Gorge to Qutang Gorge. (B/L/D)


Explore Shibaozhai, a pagoda built into the base of a steep hill. There may also be an option to visit Fengdu (own expense). (B/L/D)

Chongqing, Disembark Cruise, Xi'an

Disembark in Chongqing. Visit the zoo then fly to Xi'an. Enjoy a Tang Dynasty show and banquet. Stay Two Nights: Xi'an, Golden Flower Hotel (B/D)


Visit the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses today. Afterwards, head out to the city's vibrant Muslim Quarter. (B/L)

Xi'an, Shanghai, Wuzhen

Fly to Shanghai, then travel to the ancient water town of Wuzhen. Relax at Tong'an Guesthouse. Stay: Wuzhen, Tong'an Guesthouse (B)

Wuzhen, Shanghai

Enjoy a cruise along the canals of Wuzhen. Return to Shanghai and check in to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Shanghai,Hotel Equatorial Shanghai (B/L)


Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in beautiful Yu Garden. Then, visit a silk factory before dinner. (B/D)

Shanghai, Tokyo

Transfer to the airport for your included flight to Tokyo in Japan. Stay Two Nights: Tokyo, Green Palace Hotel (B/D)


Your full-day tour of Tokyo includes visits to the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple, the Ameyoko Market and Hamarikyu Garden, as well as the Edo Tokyo Museum. (B)

Tokyo, Hakone

Journey to the resort town of Hakone by train, travelling in a 'Romance Car' (observation car).On arrival, take a tour of Hakone National Park. Enjoy a short cruise on tranquil Lake Ashi, then continue by coach to the hot springs at Owakudani. Stay: Hakone Hotel (B)

Mount Fuji, Matsumoto

This morning, travel by coach to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Stop in at the Mount Fuji Visitor Centre to learn more about the iconic snow-capped peak. Later, visit Matsumoto Castle. Stay: Matsumoto, Hotel Buena Vista (B)

Matsumoto, Takayama

Travel by coach to Takayama, pausing en-route at the Folk Village, an open-air museum of rustic farm dwellings. Continue to Takayama to spend the night. Stay: Takayama, Hida Plaza Hotel (B)

Takayama, Hiroshima

After a tour of Takayama, enjoy a journey on the Hida Train to Nagoya. Then, continue onwards by bullet train to Hiroshima. After settling in, you are free to explore this once-devastated city. Stay Two Nights: Hiroshima, Granvia Hotel (B)

Miyajima, Hiroshima

Today, travel by tram and boat to idyllic Miyajima. Here, enjoy a walking tour, which includes a visit to the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Hiroshima. (B)

Hiroshima, Kyoto

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. At the A-Bomb Dome Museum listen to a survivor of the nuclear destruction of 1945. Later, ride a bullet train to Kyoto. Stay Three Nights: Kyoto, Miyoko Hotel (B)


On a morning sightseeing tour, see the Nijo Castle, the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Later, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in a Japanese thatched farmhouse. (B)

Kyoto, Nara

Visit Nara today, just a short train ride from Kyoto. Enjoy a tour taking in Nara Park, the Todai-ji Temple and its Great Buddha. Return to Kyoto where you will have time at leisure before a traditional evening meal at a local restaurant. (B/D)


Travel by bullet train to the futuristic city of Osaka, and enjoy a tour which includes a visit to the Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky building, where you will enjoy views over Osaka. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening. Stay: Osaka, Namba Oriental (B/D)

Depart Osaka

After breakfast, transfer to Osaka airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in a sumptuous Peking Duck banquet in Beijing
  • Take a pedicab tour through Beijing's old hutongs (alleys)
  • Enjoy a dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty show in Xi'an
  • Wander amid the street food stalls in Xi'an's Muslim Quarter
  • Stay at Tong'an Guesthouse in Wuzhen
  • Take part in a tea ceremony in Shanghai's Yu Garden
  • Travel extensively by bullet train
  • Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, home to Mount Fuji
  • Explore historic Matsumoto Castle
  • Journey to the Japanese Alps aboard the Hida Train
  • Cruise to the idyllic island of Mijajima
  • Enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony in a thatched farmhouse
  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Included Experiences

  • Four nights on a premium Yangtze River cruise with Executive Lounge privileges
  • 19 nights in quality accommodation
  • All flights within Asia
  • Services of a Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides during your time in China, and a Great Rail Journeys Tour Manager during your time in Japan
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping


  • 40 meals - 23 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 10 dinnersĀ 

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary, inclusions and hotels subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Operator Details

Region: Asia
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: Optional Extras
Flights: Earlybird Air Deals Available
Ship Style: Premium
Balconies: Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: No
Drinks: Wine Included with Dinner, Beer & Spirits Included
* Source: Travelmarvel for river cruises in Asia. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.


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