Kyoto has to be a destination on everyone’s bucket list. The streets of Gion, the tea ceremonies, the tradition arts and amazing temples. Whether you visit the city during Cherry Blossom or during the colours of Autumn it is a spectacular journey back in time to a Japan of old.
This weeks Cruise Deal of the Week not only takes you to Kyoto, but does it in style – on the elegant Queen Elizabeth!
On the 3rd March 2018 you set sail on this beautiful vessel from Brisbane on a 12 night cruise to Japan. Onboard the Queen Elizabeth you will enjoy the most traditional cruise experience, including fine dining, fantastic entertainment and spotless service. Big tip = don’t miss the time honoured Cunard Afternoon Tea!
Your first port of call is Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. With its lagoon, tiny islands, and north coast drive through amazing length of coconut plantations, Madang Province is a perfect example of relaxed Pacific outlook. Be sure to visit the Beehive Islands, Tavui Point or the New Britain Volcanoes.
Next up is your entry point into Japan, but has a feeling and atmosphere completely unique – Okinawa. Consisting of 160 large and small islands including 49 inhabited islands over a vast ocean area The coral reefs, crystal-clear blue seas, white sand beaches, and beautiful natural scenery combine to form different images on each island. With its collection of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Okinawa is highly received as one of the leading resort destinations in Japan by not only domestic travelers but also international travelers.
Finally you arrive in Japan’s second city – Osaka, but Osaka is not your final destination in Japan as you are transferred by private car to Kyoto for a nights hotel stay. This gives you the opportunity to walk through the old town of Gion, visit the Temple of Kiyomizu-dera or explore the Enryaku-ji complex – an entire world of temples and dark forests.
The following day you enjoy your included breakfast at your hotel, before hopping on the train back to Osaka for your flight back to Australia.
Of course one night is not enough really, so please talk to the crew at Travel Masters about extending your stay in Kyoto, or why not catch the Bullet Train (the Shinkansen) to Tokyo, or you could even explore Sapporo and the northern island of Hokkaido – the choice is endless!
But this 12 night cruise, 1 night hotel, transfers and return airfare has a fantastic low package price to get you started – $3,999 per person!!!