Voyages d'exception invites you to dive into the heart of Japan with a stay in a 4* hotel in Tokyo and then embark on a discovery of its traditional coasts during an unforgettable cruise. During your stopovers, you will go to Kobe, Hakodate or Aomori and count on the presence of our exceptional speakers, who will speak to you with passion about all the subtleties of Japanese and Korean culture. For sure, a trip under the sign of serenity and harmony!
Dates of stay
October 4 to 20, 2024
If you book before January 31, 2024, you can get a discount of €500 per person (€6490 instead of €6990)
The Japanese Alps, from €3,590
Returning October 25, 2024
Day 1 & 2 – Departure City/Tokyo: Depending on your departure city, you will meet your team of escorts at a Paris airport or when you arrive in Tokyo. The next day, you will meet your local guides at the airport who will take you on a first city tour before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. * This program is communicated for information purposes only and will be carried out according to flight schedules... The fixed prices published in the Rates and Conditions sheet depend on your country and city of departure (France or Abroad). Depending on the flight plans that will be proposed, your departure and/or return from Geneva could be done early for the outward journey and delayed for the return, the fare would then be adjusted. If you are departing from another city, we can offer you a transport solution for an additional fee (please contact us). The city of departure and return must be the same.
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Day 3 – Tokyo (Yokohama): After breakfast at the hotel, you will be invited to an introduction to the tea ceremony that will immerse you in the Japanese atmosphere and traditions, in contrast to the modern and future-oriented atmosphere of the city. Then, you'll have time to stroll through the distinctive Yanaka neighborhood before heading to the port of Yokohama where you'll board the Celebrity Millennium.
Day 4 – Mount Fuji (Shimizu): A port city located in the south of the country in Suruga Bay, Shimizu merged with its neighboring city, Shizuoka, in 2003. On a clear day, it offers an incredible view of the majestic Mount Fuji, the highest point in Japan, and is full of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Not far from the port, the S-Pulse Dream Plaza, recognizable by its Ferris wheel, is home to museums such as the Shimizu Sushi Museum. Nearby, you'll find the Kashi-no-Ichi Market and its seafood stalls as well as the Verkehr Museum, dedicated to the history of the port.
Mount Fuji Guitar photographer / Shutterstock
Day 5 – At sea: During this day at sea, you will be able to take advantage of your ship's facilities and attend the conferences offered by your speakers.
Day 6, 7 – Osaka: Osaka is an iconic city in the Japanese archipelago, famous for its Japanese cuisine, markets, castle and Japanese temples. Located on the main island of Honshū, it is nestled at the bottom of the bay of the same name. Founded in the <>th century, it was the former capital of Japan for a time, it is both historic and modern, and has many attractions. With its dynamic architecture symbolised by its skyscrapers and the commercial districts of Umeda and Namba, it carefully preserves two testimonies of its past, namely the Shitenno-ji, considered the oldest Buddhist temple in the country, and Osaka Castle, the pride of the city erected at the end of the <>th century.
Day 8 – Hiroshima: The destruction of Hiroshima is a major event in contemporary history. The city has since undergone a remarkable renaissance and has become a vibrant metropolis that claims its title of "City of Peace" thanks in part to its memorial park where the eponymous museum is located.
Miyajima, Hiroshima Sean Pavone / Shutterstock
Day 9 – At sea: This day at sea will allow you to enjoy the facilities of your ship and to attend the conferences offered exclusively by our speakers.
Day 10 – Busan (South Korea): South Korea's second largest city, located at the mouth of the Nakdong River, Busan has an atmosphere that is both traditional and modern. Although the city has seen many towers, the nearby hills have preserved Buddhist temples, such as Beomeosa, as well as picturesque and colorful neighborhoods such as Taeguk or Anchang.
Beomeosa Temple, Busan, South Korea Ivan NL / Shutterstock
Day 11 – At sea: During this day at sea, you will be able to take advantage of your ship's facilities and attend the conferences offered by your speakers.
Day 12 – Hakodate: Japan's first commercial port, Hakodate is a site of remarkable historical and cultural richness. The city has Goryokaku Park, with its 1660 cherry trees and its magnificent European-style fortress, the Trappistine Convent, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Yachigashira Onsen hot spring.
Day 13 – Aomori: Born at the beginning of the seventeenth century following the expansion of the existing port, Aomori was established in the north of the island of Honshu, at the foot of the Hakkoda Mountains. A modern city, focused on high-tech industry, it is nonetheless traditional thanks to its fish markets. It also has many museums dedicated to modern art or its history, the most amazing of which is the Hakkoda Maru, an old ferry. To the west of the city are the ruins of Sannai Maruyama, a prehistoric site dating back to the Jomond era, while to the east, Seiryu-ji Shrine is home to a 22-metre-tall bronze Buddha.
Day 14 – At sea: You will take advantage of this last day at sea to rest and take stock of your magnificent discoveries.
Geisha Guitar photographer / Shutterstock
Day 15 – Tokyo (Yokohama): After your last breakfast on board, you will disembark and start a day trip to the Japanese capital. Your morning will be spent visiting the Meiji Shrine and you will discover new emblematic areas of the city. And after your dinner, you will head to your 4* hotel (local standards) for the night.
Day 16, 17 – Tokyo / Return City*: You will have breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to the airport to catch your flight home, you will visit Tokyo National Museum and Shinjuku Garden. You will arrive in Europe the next day. *The programme for the last two days is indicative and will take place according to flight schedules.
The price includes
- Round-trip transport Paris/Tokyo (Air France, KLM or Cathay Pacific) in economy class
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Full-board cruise (excluding drinks)
- Accompaniment on board
- Hotel nights and services described in Tokyo before embarkation and after disembarkation
- Tips to flight attendants
- Known air and security taxes as of 20/09/2023, readjustable
- Port taxes
- Carrying luggage at the ferry terminal
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