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13-night Asia, a Blend of Tradition & Modernity Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Laperouse
Destination:
Haiphong/Osaka
Departure Date:
3/13/2021
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1354802

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Haiphong
3/13/2021
3/13/2021

Haiphong was the initial arrival point of the French; their final departure also took place from here on May 15, 1955. Because of its importance as a major port, Haiphong was subjected to heavy U.S. bombing during the Vietnamese War. Before then, the city suffered devastating losses during the first Indochina
War when the French bombarded Haiphong in 1946. Much of the French colonial architecture survived the bombardment and can be seen in the area around the theater square in downtown Haiphong. Also of interest are the numerous street markets, a casino and a resort. Haiphong serves tourists as a gateway to Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. See the Fine Arts Museum, the Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. There are ancient streets blooming with the same lotus flowers that have existed here for centuries. Hundreds of pagodas and temples around famous lakes and verdant parks also lend Hanoi a particular charm.

Hanoi
3/13/2021
3/13/2021

Hanoi is a city with a history that dates back to the 7th century. In 1954 Hanoi was declared the capital of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, and in 1976, following the Vietnam War, it became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This political history has made Hanoi one of the country's most fascinating cities to explore. The most renowned of all the monuments is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is dedicated to Vietnam's most well-respected President, who in 1945, led his country to independence. Other highlights include the Museum of History, containing ancient artifacts from Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and China, the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and legendary Sword Lake.

Haiphong
3/13/2021
3/13/2021 6:00:00 PM

Haiphong was the initial arrival point of the French; their final departure also took place from here on May 15, 1955. Because of its importance as a major port, Haiphong was subjected to heavy U.S. bombing during the Vietnamese War. Before then, the city suffered devastating losses during the first Indochina
War when the French bombarded Haiphong in 1946. Much of the French colonial architecture survived the bombardment and can be seen in the area around the theater square in downtown Haiphong. Also of interest are the numerous street markets, a casino and a resort. Haiphong serves tourists as a gateway to Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. See the Fine Arts Museum, the Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. There are ancient streets blooming with the same lotus flowers that have existed here for centuries. Hundreds of pagodas and temples around famous lakes and verdant parks also lend Hanoi a particular charm.

Halong Bay
Suggested Private Excursion
3/14/2021
3/14/2021

Meaning “Bay of the Descending Dragon,” Halong Bay’s water is calm and undisturbed despite the jutting limestone mountains that soar out of the water and toward the sky. As if a tail of a Dragon plunged into the earth, the mountains are craggy, sharp, and barren, and are dotted with thousands of small caves of various depths and heights. At dusk, they all take on mysterious shades of gray, mauve and olive, lending credence to the local legends.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ha Noi City Tour & Street Food Tour – 12 hours - Hanoi

At Sea
3/15/2021
3/15/2021

No information currently available.

Hong Kong
Suggested Private Excursion
3/16/2021
3/16/2021

As Asia’s premier gateway to China and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong offers a great travel experience. Visitors will find everything from hiking, horse racing and sailing to internationally renowned art galleries and lively art festivals. Some of the best hotels, dining and shopping in the world are found in this metropolis. Hong Kong is one of the world’s great cities and a delightful realm of natural wonders and serene rural villages. With its wealth of cultural attractions, Hong Kong invites exploration and inspires interest to even the most experienced traveler. Sights include Museum of History – which houses a collection of archaeological finds and historic photographs providing an introduction to Hong Kong’s history. Cultural Center is the city’s newest performing arts venue. The Space Museum’s dome, where Omnimax shows and astronomy exhibits are featured, is nearby. Adjacent is the Museum of Art. Stanley Market is an open-air market for browsing and finding bargains in fashions, leather, porcelain, and linens. Jade Market is a specialty market featuring 450 stalls with jade items.

Suggested Private Excursions

Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours

Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours

Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Highlights Tour with Lunch – 6 hours - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Living Culture Tour – 4.5 hours - Hong Kong

Macau Excursion – 8 hours - Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Full Day Macau Tour by jetfoil (10 Hours)

Hong Kong
Suggested Private Excursion
3/17/2021
3/17/2021

As Asia’s premier gateway to China and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong offers a great travel experience. Visitors will find everything from hiking, horse racing and sailing to internationally renowned art galleries and lively art festivals. Some of the best hotels, dining and shopping in the world are found in this metropolis. Hong Kong is one of the world’s great cities and a delightful realm of natural wonders and serene rural villages. With its wealth of cultural attractions, Hong Kong invites exploration and inspires interest to even the most experienced traveler. Sights include Museum of History – which houses a collection of archaeological finds and historic photographs providing an introduction to Hong Kong’s history. Cultural Center is the city’s newest performing arts venue. The Space Museum’s dome, where Omnimax shows and astronomy exhibits are featured, is nearby. Adjacent is the Museum of Art. Stanley Market is an open-air market for browsing and finding bargains in fashions, leather, porcelain, and linens. Jade Market is a specialty market featuring 450 stalls with jade items.

Suggested Private Excursions

Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours

Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours

Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Highlights Tour with Lunch – 6 hours - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Living Culture Tour – 4.5 hours - Hong Kong

Macau Excursion – 8 hours - Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Full Day Macau Tour by jetfoil (10 Hours)

At Sea
3/18/2021
3/18/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/19/2021
3/19/2021

No information currently available.

Shanghai
Suggested Private Excursion
3/20/2021
3/20/2021

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Suggested Private Excursions

Shanghai City Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Museum Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Jewish Quarter Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai M50 Tour - 3 hours

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour - 4 hours

Full Day Shanghai Highlights – 8 hours - Shanghai

Half Day Shanghai Highlights – 4 hours - Shanghai

Shanghai
Suggested Private Excursion
3/21/2021
3/21/2021

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Suggested Private Excursions

Shanghai City Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Museum Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai Jewish Quarter Tour - 4 hours

Shanghai M50 Tour - 3 hours

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour - 4 hours

Full Day Shanghai Highlights – 8 hours - Shanghai

Half Day Shanghai Highlights – 4 hours - Shanghai

At Sea
3/22/2021
3/22/2021

No information currently available.

Nagasaki
Suggested Private Excursion
3/23/2021
3/23/2021

One of Japan's most historic cities, Nagasaki was a major port, trading with the Portuguese and Dutch in the 16th century. You can still see this colonial legacy in the brick buildings, old forts, canals and curving cobblestone streets. On a hill overlooking the bay, beautiful Glover Mansion, the setting of Madame Butterfly, is typical of the fine homes built by wealthy foreign residents. But Nagasaki's ties with Korea and China are equally apparent in the famous Chinese temple, a large Chinese colony and the numerous fine Korean and Chinese restaurants.

Suggested Private Excursions

NAGASAKI - Essential Nagasaki - 8 hours

Karatsu
3/24/2021
3/24/2021

No information currently available.

Hiroshima
Suggested Private Excursion
3/24/2021
3/24/2021

Hiroshima in southwestern Honshu has grown rapidly as a commercial city, and after 1868 it was developed as a military base. Every August 6 since 1947, thousands participate in multidenominational services in the Peace Memorial Park built on the site where the bomb exploded. After the war the city was largely rebuilt, and commercial activity gradually resumed. Visit the Peace Park but also explore Miyajima Island and its colourful shrines and mysterious forests.

Suggested Private Excursions

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours

Miyajima Island
Suggested Private Excursion
3/25/2021
3/25/2021


Miyajima Island, perhaps best known for the floating torii gateway to the Itsukushima Shrine, stunningly reflected in Hiroshima Bay. This is one of the most photographed spots in all of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

MIYAJIMA Full Day - Essential Miyajima - 8 hours

Takamatsu
3/26/2021
3/26/2021

Takamatsu is the capital of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan's smallest prefecture. The Matsudaira Clan, relatives of the Tokugawa, controlled the former castle town and surrounding region, then known as Sanuki, during most of the Edo Period.

Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
3/27/2021
3/27/2021

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
3/13/2021
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • A cruise with great cultural value, discovering four Asian countries: Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and Japan.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ha Long Bay, the Itsukushima Shrine and its vermilion torii on Miyajima (from Hiroshima), the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.
  • A spectacular sail around Ha Long Bay, amidst scenery of stunning beauty.
  • Hong Kong, city of lights: with its unforgettable bay, modern buildings reaching towards the sky, typical markets and lively shops.
  • Shanghai, a modern and cosmopolitan city, blending skyscrapers, gardens and night life.
  • From Hong Kong, Xi’an and Guilin overland: visit of the mausoleum of Qin Emperor with its famous terracotta army, visit of the Shaanxi Historical Museum, and cruise on the Li River, one of the most beautiful panoramas in China.
  • Before your cruise: possibility of visiting Hanoi and the imperial city of Angkor, in Cambodia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • After your cruise: possibility of discovering Osaka, one of the biggest Japanese metropolises, and its famous castle, and the ancient imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara.
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Offer ID:
1354802

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