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ACCJ - Ancient Empires Beijing to Tokyo

Explore two ancient nations in 16 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the ptic views of Mt Fuji. Hop aboard trains and ferries and face an army of Terracotta Warriors for a historical encounter you won't soon forget. Spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region's ancient sites.

Inclusions

Your Discover Moment: Shanghai Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in Mount Koya Temple, Koyasan
Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing)
Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
Terracotta Warriors excursion (Xi'an)
Master of the Nets Garden visit (Suzhou)
Shanghai orientation walk
Chinese acrobat performance (Shanghai)
Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit
Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto)
Gion walk
Fushimi Inari shrine visit
Lake Ashino-ko boat ride
Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal
Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
16
Price From
AUD $5,549
Start Location
Beijing, China
End Location
Tokyo, China
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Rail
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
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22 Feb 201909 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
01 Mar 201916 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
15 Mar 201930 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
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29 Mar 201913 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
05 Apr 201920 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
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10 May 201925 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
17 May 201901 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,549 
24 May 201908 Jun 20197AUD $5,899
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14 Jun 201929 Jun 20195AUD $5,999
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Beijing
Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.
Day 3 - Beijing/Xi'an
Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.
Day 4 - Xi'an/Suzhou
Enjoy some free time exploring the city before a visit one of China's greatest archaeological treasures the Terracotta Warriors. After enjoy a local lunch at a farmhouse before hopping on an overnight train to Suzhou.
Day 5 - Suzhou
Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens.
Day 6 - Suzhou/Shanghai
Travel to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund. After enjoy a Shanghai acrobat show.
Day 7 - Shanghai
Enjoy free time in this bustling city.
Day 8 - Shanghai/Osaka
Hop on a flight from Shanghai to Osaka. Take the evening to explore the city.
Day 9 - Osaka/Koyasan
Depart early and travel to the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Savour a traditional dinner of shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine). Watch the monks pray in the morning.
Day 10 - Koyasan/Hiroshima-shi
Watch the monks pray in the morning and enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Hiroshima. This afternoon, visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum commemorating the events of 1945.
Day 11 - Hiroshima-shi
Take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate. Opt to hike around Mt Misen.
Day 12 - Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto
Travel to Kyoto and start exploring. Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, explore the geisha district of Gion on a CEO-led walking tour.
Day 13 - Kyoto
Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and walk under the bright torii gates. Opt to shop, stroll along the riverbank, or explore another of Kyoto's many temples with free time.
Day 14 - Kyoto/Hakone
Take a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko and a walk along the Old Tokaido Highway, and hopefully catch a glimpse of majestic Mt Fuji. Enjoy a stay in traditional ryokan accommodation, feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs, and sleep on a futon.
Day 15 - Hakone/Tokyo
Head to Tokyo with time to do some last-minute shopping.
Day 16 - Tokyo
Depart at any time.