Kyoto & Miyajima Spring Blossoms, Mt. Fuji Tour & Tokyo Stay, 26 March 2024 (19 nights)

Cruise + Flight + Hotel + Land Tour
Westerdam By Holland America Line

Departs from London Airports (included) Change

Cruise Id: 311346 (Supplier Ref: W422 )

What's included


Cruise highlights:
  • Family Friendly
  • Handcrafted Holidays
  • Hotel Included
  • Transfers Included

Promotions:
  • Bespoke Cruise & Stay Holiday Package 

  • Upgrade to "Have It All" and receive WiFi, Signature Beverage Package, Specialty Dining* & Shore Excursions*!

Holiday Features:
  • Suica Travel Card pre-loaded with 1,500 Yen. Use your card on JR East trains, the subway, monorail and buses. Additionally, you can use the credit to purchase soft drinks and coffee from train vending machines, or small items from convenience stores.
  • Mt. Fuji with Bullet Train Tour - Tokyo - Enjoy a day of taking in the different views of Mt. Fuji. First, you will travel to the Hakone Sky Gondola for a ride over the Owakudani Valley, where you will see sulphur fields, as well as views out to Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji. You will enjoy a short stop in Owakudani before moving onto Lake Ashi for a cruise. This lake, formed by a volcanic eruption 3,000 years ago is set with Mt. Fuji as the backdrop. With most of the shores not particularly developed, you can enjoy some beautiful scenery and mountain views. This is followed by the Shinkansen (Bullet train) back to Tokyo, where the tour completes at Odawara station where you are free to continue exploring, or travel back to the hotel if you wish.
  • Kyoto Temples & Spring Blossoms Tour - Osaka Port - Head to Heian Shrine in the hope of seeing the 300 Cherry Blossom trees in bloom (sighting can never be guaranteed). The shrine itself dates back just over 100 years ago to 1895 and is dedicated to the spirits of the last and first emperors who reigned from the city. Kyoto's former name was Heian. After lunch at a local restaurant you will explore the World Heritage Site, Tenryuji Temple where there are approximately 200 Cherry Blossom trees (sighting can never be guaranteed). Built in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji, the ruling shogan at the time who dedicated the temple to the deceased Emperor Go-Daigo. This was Takauji's way of appeasing the former emperor's spirits after the two had turned from allies to enemies. Before returning to the port take a walk, or a ride (payable locally) through the towering bamboo groves. Take a moment to enjoy a sense of calm from the swaying bamboo, it really is unlike any other experience and offers up some wonderful photo opportunities too.
  • Miyajima Spring Blossoms Tour - Hiroshima Port - Miyajima is a small island in Hiroshima's Bay, and is a good place to try and spot the beautiful Sakura (Cherry Blossom) in the springtime (please note sighting can never be guaranteed) as there are over 2,000 trees scattered over the island. This will lead onto a visit to Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine, best known for the iconic Torii gate which appears to be 'floating' in the water. It is also a good spot for Cherry Blossom viewing, with a row of blossom trees lining the path to the shrine.
 

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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.