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Experience the beautiful spectacle and discover the wonders of Tokyo and Mount Fuji in 2023

Japan is a unique blend of ancient and modern. It boasts countless natural wonders and cultural highlights but perhaps no single experience is as beautiful or memorable as that of 'Hanami', or cherry blossom, viewing. Each spring, millions of Japanese wait for the first buds of the pink cherry blossom - known as Sakura; the symbol of renewal, vitality and beauty - to appear. Next year, you will have the chance to experience it for yourself.

On this 12-night cruise for our readers you will journey far and wide through this fascinating land. Your trip starts in the frenetic capital city. A city of contrasts, Tokyo combines soaring skyscrapers with blooming gardens, noodle houses and western-style restaurants. And no trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to its most iconic landmark, the 2,400m Mount Fuji.

Travelling on Celebrity Cruises®' award-winning Celebrity Solstice, you will enjoy unforgettable spaces and world-class amenities. Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher using locally sourced ingredients, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Other highlights will be Kochi, Kobe, the secluded hot springs of Nagasaki and the beautiful beaches of Ishigaki Island.

See the cherry blossom

There is no better time to visit Japan than during the Hanami festivities, which celebrate the beauty of the cherry blossom and the fleeting nature of life. The blossom typically sweeps across the country between March and May, making this trip perfectly timed to see it at its most spectacular.

The best of Japan

This exclusive itinerary takes in so many must-see destinations, from the conic Mount Fuji to Mount Godaisan with its temple and botanical garden, and, of course, the neon lights of Tokyo.

Cruise on Celebrity Solstice

One of Celebrity Cruises®' most decorated ships, Celebrity Solstice's crew aim to take care of every detail, leaving you to enjoy your luxury holiday. Their passion for outstanding cuisine takes onboard dining to a new level and the luxurious staterooms bring all the comforts of home to sea. Enjoy a spa treatment, soothing massage, fitness class or beauty treatment at The Spa, play outdoor games, catch a concert or just soak up the sun at The Lawn Club.

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Price includes

  • Return overnight flights and airport transfers
  • Pre-cruise one-night stay in Tokyo in a four-star hotel
  • 12 nights' accommodation on Celebrity Solstice and tips
  • Classic Drinks package
  • Internet package (two devices per stateroom)

Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Mar 14, 2023
To
Tue, Tue, Mar 28, 2023
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£2,475*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a cabin. Prices subject to change dependent on cabin availability. Single Supplement applies. Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Deposit: 20%. For full deposit and cancellation info, go to tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly London to Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    Fly overnight from London to Tokyo.

  2. Day
    2
    Arrive in Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    Arrive in Tokyo and check in to your hotel for your pre-cruise stay.

  3. Day
    3
    Explore Tokyo and embark Celebrity Solstice
    Tokyo, Japan

    There aren't many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city. Here is where your Yokohama cruise begins.

    Meals - Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Mount Fuji
    Mount Fuji, Japan

    On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan's highest mountain is capped with snow, it's a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Kyoto
    Kyoto, Japan

    Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world's largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company's first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation's capital for more than 1000 years and is home to 17 different World Heritage Sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Kochi
    Kochi, Japan

    The capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku is small, friendly, and boasts several attractions of interest to travelers. Make sure to enjoy some Katsuo no tataki, Kochi's most famous dish, and visit the temple and botanical garden at Mount Godaisan.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Kagoshima
    Kagoshima, Japan

    Kagoshima is the southernmost city on Japan's bullet train network and the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. The city is often compared with its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius. Near port, find the fascinating Kagoshima aquarium, traditional Senganen Japanese gardens, museums, the Shiroyama mountain-top park with a view over the city, and Yakushima Island, a registered world heritage site. Plus, an abundance of hot springs, mud baths, and spas to promote serenity and relaxation.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Ishigaki
    Ishigaki, Japan

    Often called the most beautiful place in Japan, part of Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Island is where many Tokyoites come to escape the big city. They seek the warm weather, great food, and friendly people. Some stay and adopt the slower pace of life here and maybe open a small café. History buffs visit Yaeyama Museum, near the port, to see local human remains dating back 24,000 years. They also trek to Tōrin-ji, a 1614 Buddhist temple that survived the 1771 tsunami to become Okinawa's oldest wooden building. Get out of town to experience the unspoiled beaches, dazzling waters, coral reefs, palm forests, pineapple plantations, and subtropical vistas that ring the island.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Okinawa
    Okinawa, Japan

    This ancient kingdom boasts crystal blue waters, tropical plants, and many fascinating creatures. Browse the shops on Kokusai Street and see Shuri Castle with its Tombs of Kings of Ryukyu. Then, watch for the rare Yambaru-kuina bird in Yambaru and explore the beautiful limestone of Gyokusen-do Cave.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    12
    Jeju Island
    Jeju, South Korea

    South Korea's tropical island paradise will enchant you with its sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and amazing volcanic landscape. Need a break from your beach towel? Waterfalls, museums, folk villages, scuba diving, hiking and festivals galore will keep you busy. Explore the colorful coral and sea life with a scuba dive off the coast of laid-back Seogwipo. Take an underground stroll through the world's longest lava-tube cave at Manjanggul.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    13
    Nagasaki
    Nagasaki, Japan

    Historically rich Nagasaki features beautiful seaside scenery and fabulous nighttime views from its mountain slopes. Secluded hot springs, fascinating museums, and ornate temples live side by side in this exciting city. Ten natural parks grace the area, and unique festivals can be experienced throughout the year. Walk through streets influenced by both Chinese and European cultures in fascinating Nagasaki.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day
    14
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day
    15
    Disembark for Tokyo and return home
    Yokohama, Japan

    Arrive back in Yokohama port after your cruise. Disembark Celebrity Solstice and transfer to Tokyo, for your flight back to Heathrow.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Celebrity Solstice

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Cruise ship

Elegant Celebrity Cruises® ship

Celebrity Solstice is one of the Celebrity fleet's most decorated ships, with elegant designs everywhere you turn. Celebrity's passion for outstanding cuisine takes the onboard dining experience to a whole new level - dining options include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and the most awarded wine collection at sea. You can play your favorite outdoor games, catch a concert, or just take in some sun at The Lawn Club. Invigorate your senses and discover an amazing level of soothing spa treatments at The Spa. The luxurious staterooms are sure to bring the comfort of your home out to sea.

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Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Mar 14, 2023
To
Tue, Tue, Mar 28, 2023
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£2,475*

* Price is per person, based on two sharing a cabin. Prices subject to change dependent on cabin availability. Single Supplement applies. Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Deposit: 20%. For full deposit and cancellation info, go to tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST JAPAN CRUISE