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Botanica

Japan Cherry Blossoms & Chinese Culture in Spring

Osaka to Beijing
24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: BTJPCN24
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Azalea Flower Show

Explore the colours of the Azalea Flower Show in Suzhou, China.

See the Terracotta Warriors

View the life-sized clay soldiers of the ancient Terracotta Army in Xi'an.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Evocative and sobering, see the collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the catastrophic atomic bomb.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All sightseeing and shore excursions
  • Services of a Tour Manager and Botanical Guide
  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities
  • On board lectures by the Botanical Guides
  • 10 nights aboard the intimate MS Caledonian Sky
  • Three-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Finest dining - includes all meals while on board your ship

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map BTJPCN24 2019
Osaka to Beijing

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Visit the Ryoanji rock garden and explore the historic city of Kyoto, famous for Geishas.

Stay: Ten Nights, MS Caledonian Sky

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Visit Koraku-en Garden, one of Japan's most significant gardens, then continue to the beautiful historic town of Kurashiki.

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Tour the city of Takamatsu on Shikoku, and visit Kinashi Bonsai Town. Next visit Ritsurin Park, a 350-year-old garden.

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Visit the compelling Peace Memorial Park, and after returning to the ship for lunch, continue to Miyajima where you will see the famous Torii Gate.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Choose between learning about pearl cultivation before visiting the Samurai era Tensha-en Garden, or exploring Uwajima Castle and Tensha-en Garden.


Today presents the fantastic opportunity to explore Uwajima with a choice from two fascinating included sightseeing options.

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Today, tour the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden. Continue to Dejima Island, built during the Edo Period to accommodate and isolate Portuguese Christian missionaries.

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This morning you will embark on a full-day excursion to Kyongju, a World Heritage-listed site often described as the world's finest open-air museum.

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Today you will tour a Samurai’s home and visit the historic Daisho Temple. Also see the Hagi Castle ruins, Shizuki Park and the famous Tokoji Temple.

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Known as the 'Town of Water' Matsue is on the shores of a scenic lake and lagoon. Visit Matsue Castle, and later, Yuushien Gardens, famous for colourful spring blossoms, ginseng and peonies.

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Visit the Kanazawa Castle ruins and the famed Kenroku-en Garden, which is ranked one of the country's top gardens.

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Take the Bullet Train to Tokyo and enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing. See the Meiji Shrine and take in the serene surrounds.

Stay: Tokyo, Imperial Hotel

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  • Lunch

Fly to Shanghai today before enjoying a Welcome Dinner and an acrobatic show.

Stay: Two Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden.

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See the Azalea Flower Show and visit Tiger Hill Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Suzhou, Hyatt Regency

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Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden today then enjoy a Suzhou music show in a garden setting.

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Visit the watertown of Jinxi, before flying to Xi’an.

Stay: Two Nights, Xi'an, Shangri-La Hotel

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See the world-famous Terracotta Army from a private viewing platform.

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Fly to Chongqing and visit the zoo to see giant pandas. Board the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and cruise the Yangtze River.

Stay: Three Nights, Yangtze River, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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Visit the 816 Underground Project. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception.

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Cruise through the Three Gorges region and visit a local riverside village.

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Tour the dam before disembarking then fly to Beijing.

Stay: Three Nights, Beijing, Regent Hotel

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Tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Visit the Summer Palace, the largest Imperial gardens of China.

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Visit one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall of China. Board a cable-car and enjoy great views of the wall. This evening enjoy a Peking Duck Farewell Dinner.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Aerial view of large ship near a tropical island

Your Boutique Expedition Ship

APT's MS Caledonian Sky offers the ultimate expedition cruising experience with exclusive access to remote locations.

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Luxury Hotel Stays

Stay in some of China's finest hotels such as Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel.

3 Nights Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy 3 Nights aboard the Yangzi Explorer cruising though the Three Gorges region.

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