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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

Local Living: 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 $5,014
Start Location
Beijing, China
End Location
Tokyo, China
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201811 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
03 Jun 201818 Jun 20182AUD $5,999
10 Jun 201825 Jun 20182AUD $5,999
17 Jun 201802 Jul 20182AUD $5,999
24 Jun 201809 Jul 20186AUD $5,999
01 Jul 201816 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
15 Jul 201830 Jul 20185AUD $5,099
21 Jul 201807 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
22 Jul 201806 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
29 Jul 201813 Aug 20181AUD $5,999
05 Aug 201820 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
12 Aug 201827 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
19 Aug 201803 Sep 20189AUD $5,099
26 Aug 201810 Sep 20183AUD $5,999
02 Sep 201817 Sep 20184AUD $5,014
09 Sep 201824 Sep 20184AUD $5,899
16 Sep 201801 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
23 Sep 201808 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
30 Sep 201815 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
03 Oct 201818 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
07 Oct 201822 Oct 20184AUD $5,999
14 Oct 201829 Oct 201810AUD $5,779
17 Oct 201801 Nov 20187AUD $5,779
21 Oct 201805 Nov 201812AUD $5,779
28 Oct 201812 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
04 Nov 201819 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
11 Nov 201826 Nov 20188AUD $5,549
18 Nov 201803 Dec 201814AUD $5,549
25 Nov 201810 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
02 Dec 201817 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
09 Dec 201824 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,014 
11 Jan 201926 Jan 201915AUD $5,549
22 Feb 201909 Mar 201911AUD $5,549
01 Mar 201916 Mar 201915AUD $5,549
15 Mar 201930 Mar 201913AUD $5,549
22 Mar 201906 Apr 20199AUD $5,549
29 Mar 201913 Apr 201910AUD $5,549
05 Apr 201920 Apr 201915AUD $5,899
12 Apr 201927 Apr 201915AUD $5,899
19 Apr 201904 May 201911AUD $5,779
26 Apr 201911 May 201915AUD $5,999
03 May 201918 May 201915AUD $5,999
10 May 201925 May 201915AUD $5,999
17 May 201901 Jun 201915AUD $5,899
24 May 201908 Jun 201915AUD $5,899
07 Jun 201922 Jun 201915AUD $5,999
14 Jun 201929 Jun 201915AUD $5,999
21 Jun 201906 Jul 201915AUD $5,999
28 Jun 201913 Jul 201915AUD $5,999
05 Jul 201920 Jul 201915AUD $5,999
12 Jul 201927 Jul 201915AUD $5,999
17 Jul 201901 Aug 201915AUD $5,999
19 Jul 201903 Aug 201915AUD $5,999
26 Jul 201910 Aug 201913AUD $5,999
02 Aug 201917 Aug 201915AUD $5,999
09 Aug 201924 Aug 201914AUD $5,999
23 Aug 201907 Sep 201915AUD $5,999
30 Aug 201914 Sep 201915AUD $5,999
04 Sep 201919 Sep 201915AUD $5,899
06 Sep 201921 Sep 201915AUD $5,899
13 Sep 201928 Sep 201915AUD $5,899
20 Sep 201905 Oct 201915AUD $5,899
27 Sep 201912 Oct 201915AUD $5,999
04 Oct 201919 Oct 201915AUD $5,999
11 Oct 201926 Oct 201915AUD $5,779
18 Oct 201902 Nov 201915AUD $5,779
25 Oct 201909 Nov 201915AUD $5,779
01 Nov 201916 Nov 201914AUD $5,549
08 Nov 201923 Nov 201915AUD $5,549
15 Nov 201930 Nov 201915AUD $5,549
Itinerary
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
Visit one of China's greatest archaeological treasures the Terracotta Warriors and enjoy a local lunch at a farmhouse. Enjoy some free time exploring the city 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.
Day 7 - Shanghai
Enjoy free time in this bustling city before watching a spectacular Chinese acrobat show in the evening.
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
Watch the monks pray in the morning and enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Hiroshima.
Day 11 - Hiroshima
Visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum and take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate.
Day 12 - Hiroshima/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.