Spend 3-nights in a first-class hotel in Tokyo exploring the city and, Nikko and Yokohama, before you will embark on a 14-day cruise around Japan. In the small town of Otaru, its once-illustrious fishing past can be explored through its herring mansions. Walk along its namesake canal lined with Western-style warehouses, now restaurants and galleries. In Kanazawa, you’ll find its historic districts are well preserved. Samurai fans, head to Nagamchi. Those seeking a geisha experience can visit a teahouse in the Higashi Chaya district. Don’t miss Kenrokuen, Japan’s most celebrated landscape garden. In Shimizu, one of Japan’s most scenic cities, soak in the views of Mount Fuji, take a leisure bay cruise or explore the country’s first sushi museum.
Day 1 Depart CANADA
Day 2 Tokyo, JAPAN Hotel Stay
Day 3 Tokyo, JAPAN Hotel Stay
Day 4 Tokyo, JAPAN Hotel Stay
Day 5 Tokyo / Yokohama, JAPAN Embark 7 pm
Day 6 Day at sea — —
Day 7 Hakodate, JAPAN 7 am 9 pm
Day 8 Sapporo / Otaru, JAPAN 7 am 7 pm
Day 9 Day at sea — —
Day 10 Kanazawa, JAPAN 7 am 5 pm
Day 11 Busan, SOUTH KOREA 3 pm 9 pm
Day 12 Nagasaki / Hiroshima, JAPAN 8 am 7 pm
Day 13 Cruise Kanmom Strait — —
Beppu, JAPAN 11 am 6 pm
Day 14 Kyoto / Osaka, JAPAN 11 am Overnight
Day 15 Kyoto / Osaka, JAPAN — 5 pm
Day 16 Nagoya, JAPAN 8 am 7 pm
Day 17 Shimizu / Mount Fuji, JAPAN 7 am 6 pm
Day 18 Tokyo / Yokohama, JAPAN Disembark
Depart for CANADA
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DAY 1 – MONDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2020 – DEPART CANADA
Meet your fellow travelers at the departure gate in Toronto airport for your flight to Tokyo, Japan.
DAY 2 – TUESDAY – OCTOBER 20 – TOKYO, JAPAN
Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival we will be met at the airport by our guide and private coach and transfer to your hotel. Meet this evening for our welcome dinner. Accommodation: KEIO PLAZA HOTEL or similar (3 nights). (D)
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 21 – TOKYO, JAPAN
After breakfast, arrive at Yokohama Cruise Terminal. You will be met by tour guide and proceed to Tokyo for a city tour. You will visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple with its Nakamise Shopping Arcade and then walk to Ginza walking. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Drop off is at the hotel and for check in. Remaining of the day is at your leisure. (B/L)
DAY 4 – THURSDAY – OCTOBER 22 – TOKYO, JAPAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have a full-day sightseeing of Nikko by coach, visiting Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Fall. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel for dinner. (B/L/D)
DAY 5 – FRIDAY – OCTOBER 23 – YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – EMBARKATION
Breakfast at the hotel with free morning. It is followed by a check-out from our hotel and will transfer to the pier, where we will board your cruise ship the NORWEGIAN SPIRIT our home for the next 14 days. (B/L/D)
DAY 6 – SATURDAY – OCTOBER 24 – DAY AT SEA
DAY 7 – SUNDAY – OCTOBER 25 – HAKODATE, JAPAN
The best view of Hakodate is seen from high atop its namesake mountain. Ride the gondola to the observation deck and gaze down at the spectacular vista below. Immerse yourself in history within the star-shaped walls of Fort Goryokaku and explore the site of famous battles that transformed Japan. Work up an appetite strolling along the city’s sloping streets and enjoy a mouth-watering seafood rice bowl (kaisen-don) from the Hakodate Morning Market. (B/L/D)
DAY 8 – MONDAY – OCTOBER 26 – SAPPORO / OTARU, JAPAN
Considering its population was just seven in 1857, Sapporo is one of Japan’s youngest major cities. Hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics gave the city a lot visibility. Catch a chair lift to the top of a ski jump to Okurayama Observatory for incredible views of Sapporo below. Or, head to the Historic Village of Hokkaido just outside the city to tour around 60 buildings dating from 1868 to 1926, which are set up as a typical town as well as fishing, farming and mountain villages. Alternatively, pay a visit to Noboribetsu to pamper yourself in healing, mineral-rich hot springs. (B/L/D)
DAY 9 – TUESDAY – OCTOBER 27 – DAY AT SEA
DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 28 – KANAZAWA, JAPAN
Head to Kanazawa and the Ishikawa Prefecture and you step back in time to the Edo Period (1603 to 1886), the height of samurai culture. Thankfully, Kanazawa was the second-largest city (after Kyoto) to make it through World War II intact. As a result, parts of the old castle town, including the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived in pretty good condition. Keep your camera ready to capture the rows of teahouses in the historic Geisha district. Kanazawa also boasts attractive temples, a wide variety of museums and a lively market dating back to 1721. About an hour away is Kaga Onsen, healing hot springs that are well worth a day trip. (B/L/D)
DAY 11 – THURSDAY – OCTOBER 29 – BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
Busan – South Korea’s second largest city – is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan’s visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan’s natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination. (B/L/D)
DAY 12 – FRIDAY – OCTOBER 30 – NAGASAKI / HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn’t be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that’s waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki’s scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbour tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see. (B/L/D)
DAY 13 – SATURDAY – OCTOBER 31 – CRUISE KANMOM STRAIT / BEPPU, JAPAN
A visit to Kanmon Straits is an opportunity to experience one of the Japan’s most incredible waterways. This expansive channel connects two of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu and Kyushu. The best views of the surrounding scenery are from above. Hop on a helicopter ride or visit Mt. Hinoyama in Shimonoseki on the north side of the strait. On the south side, you can visit Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu. Make your way to either side using an underground pedestrian walkway or crossing Kanmon Bridge, one of the 50 largest suspension bridges in the world. As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it’s steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu’s claim to fame-along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city’s centre, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. (B/L/D)
DAY 14 – SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 1 – KYOTO / OSAKA, JAPAN
DAY 15 – MONDAY – NOVEMBER 2 – KYOTO / OSAKA, JAPAN
Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine – one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines – or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities. (B/L/D)
DAY 16 – TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 3 – NAGOYA, JAPAN
Japan’s fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a centre of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake china and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle, deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you’ll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city’s symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme. (B/L/D)
DAY 17 – WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 4 – SHIMIZU / MOUNT FUJI, JAPAN
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection. (B/L/D)
DAY 18 – THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 5 – TOKYO – DEPARTURE FOR CANADA
Breakfast onboard the ship, followed by disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Canada. (B)
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1 – FREE Unlimited Beverage Package
Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities on the retail
value of the Ultimate Beverage Package prior to cruise in the amount of $30.00 per person per day.
2 – FREE Shore Excursion Credit
$50 USD per port shore excursion credit is per stateroom. Credit has no monetary
value and is non-refundable. In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit
will be issued. Shore excursion credit is applicable for each port, including debarkation port, and is not transferable
to other ports. Use the credit or lose it. It does not include embarkation ports. Overnight stays count as one port.
3 – FREE Specialty Dining
On cruises of 10 days plus 5 meal packages are available. Guest is responsible for
20% gratuities on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package prior to cruise in the amount of $35.00.
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All prices are in Canadian dollars, per person and include:
Return airfare from TORONTO.
3-Nights first class hotel stay in Tokyo.
Breakfast daily with 3 lunches and 2 dinners
Local guided sightseeing while in Tokyo.
14-Day cruise with all our meals aboard Norwegian SPIRIT.
Prepaid shipboard gratuities on your cruise.
All departure, port taxes/fees and surcharges.
Fully hosted by Expo Cruises & Tours.
Please Note: Shore excursions are NOT included while on the cruise portion.
DOUBLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $7,495
OUTSIDE – Category OB $7,995
BALCONY – Category BA $9,495
SINGLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $10,795
OUTSIDE – Category OB $11595
BALCONY – Category BB $14,195
All above fares are subject to change without notice.
Initial deposit of $500 per person. Final payment is due by: JUNE 12, 2020.
Please note a cancellation fee of $200 per person will apply for cancellation prior to the final payment.