ESCORTED GROUP . INCLUDES TAXES
Explore one of the most popular destinations in the world – Discover the Wonders of China on this 10 days itinerary, a trip that will take you to the top of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world - Terracotta Warriors Museum and many other unique architecture, culture, and history waiting to be discovered. Enjoy a spectacular view of Shanghai from 1,555 ft above ground level from the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) observation deck. Experience the fastest commercial train, Maglev Train, which has a highest speed of 430 km/h from downtown to Pudong Airport. This tour highlights the real life of the people and the ancient culture beyond your expectations.
The new Symphony of the Seas is here — a perception remixing, memory maxing mic drop. It's all the greatest hits, plus revolutionary new firsts. This is the new sound of adventure. An Oasis Class favorite, the Boardwalk neighborhood onboard Symphony of the Seas® introduces new surprises, elevated experiences and one-of-a-kind venues to entertain all ages. At Playmakers_ Sports Bar & Arcade, catch the game while sipping craft brews, or engage in a little friendly competition on your favorite classic arcade games. Or satisfy your sweet tooth at Sugar Beach, a candy and ice-cream shop where each treat is more tempting than the last. And if it's a visual feast you're craving, head to the AquaTheater to catch never-before-seen high-diving performances like the brand-new show HiRO. In this neighborhood, you'll find new thrills everywhere you turn.
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A Special Grand Welcome Ceremony in Tang Dynasty Style & Spectacular Performance
at Xian City Hall on September 17, 2018
Discover the highlights of China on this itinerary, a trip that will take you to the top of the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world - Terracotta Warriors Museum and many other unique architecture, culture, and history waiting to be discovered. Enjoy a spectacular view of Shanghai from 1,555 ft above ground level from the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) observation deck. Experience the fastest commercial train, Maglev Train, which has a highest speed of 430 km/h from downtown to Pudong Airport.
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this Iceland escorted tour, you will start and end in Reykjavík, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying exciting and unique experiences.
Scenic highlights include the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and Goðafoss – known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to the Rangarping Eystra area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's most beautiful areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs.
In Thingvellir – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk with the chef of the Geysir restaurant through the geothermal areas, where you'll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You may wish to pair it with a traditional glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience on your tour is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat or, based upon the season, witnessing the Northern Lights.
Tokyo, a “prefecture” and capital of Japan, this is the world’s most populous metro area and home to unlimited choices—shopping, dining, entertainment, historic temples and sites, peaceful gardens, and excellent museums. On this 7-day vacation, we’ve arranged hotel accommodations for three nights each in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as private guided sightseeing in each city, breakfast daily, and a bullet train ride from Tokyo to Kyoto. Plus, in each city, an expert Local Host is on hand and at your service to ensure your trip runs smoothly, to answer your questions, and to help you put your own personal stamp on your vacation.
After a restful night, rise and shine over a hearty breakfast. Afterward, embark on a private guided sightseeing tour using Tokyo’s famous subway system. You will see the Meiji Shrine, a 20th-century Shinto monument built within a man-made forest; the Samurai Museum, where you can learn about Japanese history and see authentic swords and armor; visit the bustling Nakamise Shopping Arcade; and one of the city’s most colorful temples, the Asakusa Kannon Temple.
Enjoy the afternoon and the following day at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions about what to see and do during your stay. Perhaps take an excursion out of the city to Mount Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Here, you will cruise on Lake Ashi and take a cable-car ride for spectacular views of the Owakudani volcanic valley and majestic Mount Fuji. Or maybe do a bit of exploring on your own. For an unforgettable view, ascend the 2,080-foot-tall Tokyo Skytree tower and if you’re a tech enthusiast, spend some time in the Akihabara electronics district.
A highlight of the vacation is the Shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo to Kyoto. Between the nearly 200-mile-per-hour speeds, this is, by far, the most entertaining way to travel between cities. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that includes visits to Sanjusagendo Temple and the beautiful Temple of the Gold Pavilion. Built on a lake and surrounded by a thick forest, the image of the temple’s reflection in the water is a must-take photo. You’ll also walk through Gion and explore the thousands of Torii Gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine. In your free time, hop aboard a rickshaw for a ride through the Old Town, visit nearby Nara, join a Japanese cooking class, attend a sake tasting, or indulge in some of the country’s finest Japanese cuisine.