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Savour Japan’s neon-lit capital, Tokyo, witness the beauty of Mount Fuji and discover Japan’s incredible coastal destinations on a luxury Cunard voyage on board Queen Elizabeth, during cherry blossom season.

Tokyo is one of the world’s most endlessly fascinating cities, where ancient shrines nestle in the shadow of mirror-tinted high-rises and the cherry blossom season garlands the streets in a riot of pink. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo, complete with an unforgettable Mount Fuji tour. This incredible fully escorted tour will allow you to marvel at Mount Fuji in all its iconic glory. This sacred landmark has inspired writers, painters and even samurai warriors over the centuries. You’ll then ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car for incredible panoramic views and take a boat ride across nearby Lake Ashi and glide back to Tokyo on the famous bullet train.

Following your incredible Tokyo stay you’ll embark Cunard’s regal Queen Elizabeth for an unforgettable voyage around some of the Japan’s most enthralling coastal gems. Highlights of your luxury cruise include calls in South Korea’s kaleidoscopic city of Busan, the vibrant city of Nagasaki and Shimizu which lies in the shadows of Mount Fuji. Returning to Tokyo, you’ll savour a final night stay before flying home with a wealth of incredible memories of Japan.

Your Route

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Board the exquisite Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

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Dining

From hearty dishes to healthy snacks, light bites to elegant fine dining, you’ll enjoy a sense of freedom regarding the array of places to eat.

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Entertainment

Each evening brings about a different entertainment highlight. See a dazzling stage show, enjoy black tie gala dinners and savour fabulous live music.

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Spa

The opulent Mareel Spa offers a sanctuary of relaxation where you can indulge in some ‘me time’ with a sumptuous massage or calming facial.

Your 13 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

26 March 2024

Your holiday begins with a two-night stay in the awe-inspiring city of Tokyo

Neon–infused Tokyo is Japan’s dynamic and densely packed capital, where cutting-edge technology and architecture can be found beside ornate Buddhist shrines. Wander the upmarket shopping district of Ginza, see Japan’s outlandishly dressed youth parade the streets of fashionable Shibuya, and partake in a traditional tea ceremony at one of the many tea houses dotted around the city.

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Day 2

27 March 2024

Marvel at the majestic Mount Fuji during a fully escorted tour

Today your fully escorted tour will take you to the stunning Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. You’ll also ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car where you can watch steam spiralling up from the active hot springs. At Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still, peaceful water, enjoying the natural beauty of the crater lake before the high-speed bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.

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Days 3 - 4

28 - 29 March 2024

You’ll step on board the majestic Queen Elizabeth for your iconic Cunard cruise around Japan

Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge on your first day at sea.

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Day 5

30 March 2024

Decompress in picture-perfect Akita

Akita is situated in the north-eastern part of the Japanese mainland, boasting gorgeous flowing rivers, expanses of fertile farmland and majestic mountain ranges. Whilst the city is laced with a stark medieval past, it is also bursting with a youthful energy due to its vibrant year-round festivals and breathtaking street parades. Take a stroll through Senshu park for a taste of Akita’s history and culture, or explore the Akita Hachiman Shrine, a sanctuary devoted to the Shinto religion. Above all else, Akita is the perfect place to decompress due to its natural beauty, calming waterfalls, and awe-inspiring temples.

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Day 6

31 March 2024

Sample incredible seafood in Kanazawa, home to one of Japan’s oldest markets

Kanazawa is proudly recognised as an UNESCO city of crafts and folk art. Brimming with Edo-era architecture and authentic 19th century venues, Kanazawa offers a window into Japanese heritage. Head to Higashi Chaya-gai, a quaint preserved district of Japanese tea houses, to sample deliciously authentic tea. Famous for its seafood, Kanazawa offers Japan’s finest delicacies, head to Omicho Market colourful maze of stalls, to sample sensational fresh seafood.

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Day 7

1 April 2024

Savour a day at sea with a host of options on board to suit every taste

Your day on board the Queen Elizabeth can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in The Royal Spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.

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Day 8

2 April 2024

Explore Busan, South Korea’s wonderfully kaleidoscopic city

Overlooking the Strait of Korea, Busan’s cityscape consists of soaring skyscrapers set in green mountainside. An efficient bus and train system allows you to easily move around the city, so why not head to Gamcheon Culture Village, a hillside arts district where you'll find a kaleidoscopic collection of multi-coloured houses adorned with murals and graffiti, or climb the stairs to Haedong Yonggung Temple, set against dramatic rocks and windswept waters.

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Day 9

3 April 2024

Relax at one of Queen Elizabeth’s excellent bars or lounges

Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.

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Day 10

4 April 2024

Uncover Nagasaki’s complex histories as you explore its beautiful city centre

Nagasaki is a beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. Nagasaki has one of Japan’s most complex histories due to the influences of the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese; all of which can be seen around this vibrant, bustling city.

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Day 11

5 April 2024

Enjoy your final day at sea; whatever you choose to do, Queen Elizabeth will have you covered

Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.

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Day 12

6 April 2024

Enjoy a natural escape in Shimizu

With unparalleled natural escapes like its green parks and beaches, Shimizu does its best to convince you to stay. A few of the main attractions here also include Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government, Sunpu Castle and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, where ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu, who ushered in the Edo period, held his coming-of-age ceremony.

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Day 13

7 April 2024

Today you’ll disembark the Queen Elizabeth to enjoy a final night's stay in Tokyo

Returning to Tokyo, you'll savour a another night at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo. Relish your final evening in the tantalizing city of Tokyo by visiting the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, home to Japanese royalty, or take your pick of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the Ginza district.

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Day 14

8 April 2024

Bid farewell to Tokyo as it’s time for your onward flight home

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your onward flight home, with endless unforgettable memories of Japan to cherish.

Your Hotel Stay

Hotel New Otani Tokyo
★★★★

This Japanese four-star hotel is one of the largest city hotels in the world. Laden with traditional Japanese décor, the Hotel New Otani Tokyo offers a timeless ambiance complete with beautifully landscaped historic gardens. Known for its impeccable service and incredible facilities, it is the perfect hub for exploration of the wonders Tokyo. Head to The Sky - the top floor’s 360-degree revolving restaurant - for a truly unique dining experience, or to the bar on the Garden Tower’s highest floor. At the Hotel New Otani Tokyo, each room is adorned with breath taking views of the city and the hotel also provides incredible access to Shinjuku Gyoen National garden.

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Touring Experience

Mount Fuji

More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year, located in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Its elegant shape has been depicted in paintings and literary works since ancient times, with many locals worshipping the fire deity who dwells within the mountain. Visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud. Then it’s on to Lake Ashi, where you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji and your boat trip will also take you to see many of shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores before the bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.

Your Holiday Summary

 

FREE Hotel Stay

  • 3 night four-star stay at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo

FREE Fully Escorted Tours

  • Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car
  • Boat trip across Lake Ashi
  • High-speed bullet train to Tokyo

Cruise

  • 10 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Prices From

Departing

26 March 2024

Inside

£3,199pp

Outside

£3,799pp

Balcony

£3,999pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Tokyo, Akita, Kanazawa, Busan, Nagasaki, Shimizu, Tokyo

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800