Japan’s Cherry Blossom & Mount Fuji Discovery

Includes hotel stays in Hong Kong & Tokyo

 

Mount Fuji & Cherry Blossom Experience

Get the full experience...

  • 1 night hotel stay at The City View in Hong Kong
  • 14 night full-board cruises on board ms Noordam
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks on board
  • 3 night hotel stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba over cherry blossom season

  • Fully escorted tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
  • Fully escorted boat trip across Lake Ashi
  • High-speed rail journey on the Bullet Train to Tokyo
  • All flights, taxes & transfers

At a glance

18 nights
Departing 12 Mar 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
R54,999 pp
Price based on 12 Mar 2021 departure
Ocean View
R65,999 pp
Price based on 12 Mar 2021 departure
Suite
R83,999 pp
Price based on 12 Mar 2021 departure
Verandah
R65,999 pp
Price based on 12 Mar 2021 departure

Here to help

Call to book:

0861 666 481

Holiday code:

ASA6279

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 12 Mar 2021
Hong Kong - Hotel Stay

Hong Kong – Hotel Stay

Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Experience the excitement, vibrancy and colour of this unforgettable duty-free port. Visit the dynamic Stanley Market where shoppers will find an unparalleled selection of bargains and hidden treasures, Victoria Park for spectacular views of the harbour or one of the 9,000 bars, pubs and restaurants Kowloon has to offer.

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DAY 2 | 13 Mar 2021
Hong Kong - Embark Ship

Hong Kong – Embark ms Noordam

Today you’ll embark Holland America’s ms Noordam. With all the elegance of traditional cruise sailing, yet offering a few state-of-the-art surprises, this beautiful cruise ship is an ideal choice for passengers of all ages. On board ms Noordam you’ll discover museum-quality paintings, as well as contemporary art, including the photographs of music greats, Dizzy Gillespie and BB King.

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DAY 3 - 4 | 14 - 15 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

The ms Noordam offers attractive and luxurious spaces for you to relax between ports of call on your New Zealand cruise. And there’s a wide range of activities to keep you entertained: you can work out in the Fitness Centre, be pampered in the Greenhouse Spa or get creative in the Culinary Arts Centre.

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DAY 5 | 16 Mar 2021
Shanghai

Shanghai

Bright neon meets ancient tradition in Shanghai. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai Museum.

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DAY 6 | 17 Mar 2021
Shanghai

Shanghai

You’ll enjoy an overnight in Shanghai on board ms Noordam with more time to explore this fascinating city. To truly understand its spirit, take a walk along The Bund, a mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River. Not only will you get incredible views of modern Shanghai’s awe inspiring skyline of skyscrapers, you’ll also walk past historical buildings that remind you of the city’s past.

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DAY 7 | 18 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

Many passengers enjoy the company of fellow guests in the cruising tradition of set-time dinner sittings. This dining format is available in the gorgeous two-tier Vista restaurant, but you can also opt for a walk-in and be seated at a time of your choosing. Whichever you prefer, you can be assured of exceptionally friendly and efficient service and the very finest international cuisine.

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DAY 8 | 19 Mar 2021
Nagasaki

Nagasaki

Nagasaki is a beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. Nagasaki has one of Japan’s most complex histories due to the influences of the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese; all of which can be seen around this vibrant, bustling city.

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DAY 9 | 20 Mar 2021
Busan

Busan

Surrounded by mountains on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan has something for all tastes whether you want to enjoy its beaches, hot springs or fantastic fresh seafood. Busan’s laid-back atmosphere and international flair make it a relaxing getaway.

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DAY 10 | 21 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

When it comes to activities on board ms Noordam, much-loved favourites such as the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre will ensure guests are well looked-after, while more recent introductions such as informative digital workshops and the brilliant Culinary Arts Centre add a new twist to the cruise holiday experience.

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DAY 11 | 22 Mar 2021
Kanazawa

Kanazawa

This compact city has one of the country’s top three landscaped gardens at its heart, the Kenroku-en Garden. Widely considered to be the most beautiful Japanese garden, this peaceful space reveals perfect vistas and traditional teahouses as you wander through it. Kawazawa also boasts an impressive contemporary art museum as well as traditional temples and geisha districts.

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DAY 12 | 23 Mar 2021
Sakaiminato

Sakaiminato

From this natural port city, you can visit the Oki Islands, a small cluster of largely uninhabited islands with an abundance of natural beauty, with ancient Japanese cedar trees, majestic cliffs and tranquil beaches. For fans of Japanese anime, the Mizuki Shigeru Museum is a must-visit that celebrates the life and work of one of Japan's best-loved cartoonists.

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DAY 13 | 24 Mar 2021
Fukuoka

Fukuoka

In Fukouka, at the extremity of the Japanese archipelago, you’re closer to Seoul than Tokyo. Step on shore and browse the shops of Canal City, Fukouka’s stunning shopping arcade on water. You may find time to take in the Tocho-ji Temple, with its 10-metre high wooden Buddha, then admire the ruins of the 17th-century Fukuoka Castle in Maizuru Park.

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DAY 14 | 25 Mar 2021
Kagoshima

Kagoshima

This friendly city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. Kagoshima is often described as a Japanese version of Naples with a warm and sunny climate and its very own active volcano that towers over the city. Here you can sample some of Japan’s best sake, brewed from the Satsuma sweet potatoes.

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DAY 15 | 26 Mar 2021
At Sea

At Sea

After a day at sea you’ll be ready to sample the ship’s exciting nightlife. With a fabulous choice of music and live entertainment, the only question is which social space you’ll explore first! Enjoy after dinner drinks in the Pinnacle Bar and sing along in the Piano Bar.

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DAY 16 | 27 Mar 2021
Yokohama - Disembark Ship

Yokohama – Disembark ms Noordam and Tokyo Hotel Stay

You’ll arrive in Japan’s mega-city at the perfect time to experience the mystical scents and colour of its iconic cherry blooms. The whole metropolis turns pale pink at this time of year. To immerse yourself in this enchanting symbol of Japanese culture, make your way to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Ueno Park for the perfect viewing points of hundreds of flowering trees.

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DAY 17 | 28 Mar 2021
Tokyo - Hotel Stay & Tour

Tokyo – Hotel Stay & Tour

During your Tokyo stay, you’ll enjoy a tour of the sacred Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. You’ll admire the symmetrical beauty of its near perfect volcanic cone surrounded by pink cherry blossom and take in stunning panoramic views from halfway up the mountain. You’ll also take a sky ride on the Hakone gondola and a boat trip across the serene Lake Ashi, before the bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.

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DAY 18 | 29 Mar 2021
Tokyo - Hotel Stay

Tokyo – Hotel Stay

Discover Japan’s fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, home to Japanese royalty and take your pick of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the district of Ginza. In the evening, head to the Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Illuminations where over 800 cherry trees are lit up along the river lined with red lanterns and festive food stalls.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing March 2021
Inside
Inside R54,999
Ocean View
Ocean View R65,999
Suite
Suite R83,999
Verandah
Verandah R65,999

CALL TO BOOK: 0861 666 481

HOLIDAY CODE: ASA6279