Japan and China (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: Westerdam  |  82 Reviews
Yokohama, Japan to Shanghai, China
Dates: 13 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
13 Oct 2019
Yokohama, Japan
8:00 PM
DAY 2
14 Oct 2019
Shimizu, Japan
8:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 3
15 Oct 2019
Osaka, Japan
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 4
16 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 5
17 Oct 2019
Pusan, South Korea
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 6
18 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
19 Oct 2019
Seoul, South Korea
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 8
20 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 9
21 Oct 2019
Tianjin, China
8:00 AM
DAY 10
22 Oct 2019
Tianjin, China
6:00 PM
DAY 11
23 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
24 Oct 2019
Qingdao, China
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 13
25 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
26 Oct 2019
Shanghai, China
8:00 AM
Japan and China map

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Yokohama, Japan - 13 Oct 2019

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Tokyo Art Collector's Tour
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and from there you will proceed on your art expedition using Tokyo's efficient public transportation system. The number of fine galleries here are limitless but your guide will have the route planned out to help make your art dreams a reality.

Whether your artistic interests lie in antiques (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc), ceramics, Ukiyo-e prints, drawings, paintings or sculptures, your guide will have pre-arranged a personal shopping experience for you at some of the most esteemed galleries in the city and will provide translation between you and the gallery as well. This combination of planning, personal attention and expert translation will hopefully result in a successful acquisition of the perfect addition to your collection.

At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to escort you back to your hotel. If you prefer to linger at a gallery or visit a museum, you will be responsible for finding your own way back to your hotel, either via public transportation or taxi.

Departures:
10:00 AM, 01:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- As this is a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips if you would prefer a different departure time.
- Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your central Tokyo hotel. If you are staying outside of central Tokyo, please contact ShoreTrips to make different meeting arrangements.
- If you choose to stay in the city at the end of this tour, rather than have your guide escort you back to your hotel, you will be responsible for making your own way back. Your guide will be happy to provide you with instructions on how to return to your hotel via public transportation or you may take a taxi instead.
- The operator of this tour suggests that each participant purchase a travel insurance policy that will cover them for injuries and illnesses while in Japan due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Tokyo After Dark
Your night-time adventure begins at Shibuya crossing, the busiest pedestrian crosswalk in the world. You haven't lived until you've experienced this quintessential Tokyo street-crossing ritual. Be part of the crowd of thousands who begin to gather at the corners, patiently waiting for the walk sign to change from red to green. Once the "go" signal is given, this mass of humanity briskly, yet politely, crosses to the other side of the street before the light turns red and the process repeats.

As the tour continues into the Shinjuku district, famous for its large large entertainment, business and shopping area, you'll venture into the world of “Lost in Translation!”. Many scenes from this Golden Globe Award winning movie were filmed in this fast-paced, bustling, neon-lit Toyko district. You might want to watch the movie before taking this tour to refresh your memory.

Keep your sunglasses handy when heading into Kabuki-cho where ramped-up neon spills into the streets and lights up the night. No flash for selfies needed here.

As you make your way through these bright, bustling districts, your guide will know just when to veer off the main streets to a Yakatori bar (skewered chicken grilled over a charcoal fire), stop for a drink or lead you down micro-alleys to rub elbows with local workers at an Izakaya.

Departures:
06:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- As this is a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips if you would prefer a different departure time.
- You will need to take a taxi or public transportation to the starting point of this tour. Specific instructions will appear on your voucher.
- Please note: This tour ends in Shinjuku. You will make your own way back to your hotel with transportation instructions provided by your guide.
- This tour does not include food or beverages other than those inclusions mentioned above. All additional purchases are at the guest's expense.
- The operator of this tour suggests that each participant purchases a travel insurance policy that will cover them for injuries and illnesses while in Japan due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Tokyo Art Hunt
Your guide will meet in your hotel lobby in central Tokyo (or another agreed upon location). Based on your personal art preferences provided during the check-out process, he/she will be ready to fulfill all your art expectations.

To make your way around the city you will use Tokyo's efficient, clean public transportation system. Your journey from place to place will be part of the experience as you discover this modern, busy city.

At each stop, the guide will give the background of the artwork. You may also have a chance to hear insightful stories by gallery curators (subject to availability.) The artworks may consist of those by Japanese and non-Japanese artists, modern, contemporary and even antiques.

While you might associate Ginza with upscale shopping, nightlife and entertainment, contained within are several interesting art galleries. Some are obvious, others require the knowledge of your local guide to locate.

The Roppongi neighborhood showcases "Art Triangle Roppongi" formed by the National Art Gallery (the largest art gallery in all of Japan), the MORI Art Center and the Suntory Museum of Art.

Don't let the fact that Shinjuku is home to the world's busiest train station deter you from visiting. Your knowledgeable guide will navigate the crowds to deliver you to the best art galleries in the district.

Mixed within the vibrant teenage culture, haute cuisine and cutting-edge architecture of Omotesando are very fine galleries. The Ota Memorial Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of ukiyo-e (woodblock) paintings while the Nezu Museum is bursting with a wide variety of East Asian art and a traditional Japanese garden.

If your interests lie in art seen through the lens of a camera, you'll find a wonderful display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu.

Your guide will leave you at a gallery so you may continue your exploration of Tokyo's magnificent art. Transportation instructions to your hotel will be provided by your guide.

Departures:
01:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- As this is a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips if you would prefer a different departure time.
- Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your central Tokyo hotel. If you are staying outside of central Tokyo, please contact ShoreTrips to make different meeting arrangements.
- Please note: This tour ends at an art gallery. You will make your own way back to your hotel with transportation instructions provided by your guide.
- The operator of this tour suggests that each participant purchases a travel insurance policy that will cover them for injuries and illnesses while in Japan due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services.

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