Approached through its striking harbour with the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Explore the sites around the harbour where you’ll find the Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The narrow streets and alleyways of this area contain many historic buildings, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Tue 25 Feb 2020
Depart 9:00 PM
After the hustle and bustle of Sydney relax in stunning Airlie Beach, the Heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a sailor’s paradise. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional tour to the Whitsunday Isles with its white beaches, clear aquamarine waters and abundant marine life.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Yorkey’s Knob (giggle once and move on) is a beach suburb of Cairns in North Queensland where you’ll find your own piece of paradise on the large expanse of golden palm-fringed beach. From nearby Cairns is a not to be missed the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef or discover the amazing World Heritage Rainforest.
Sun 1 Mar 2020
5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Nestled in the north of Papua New Guinea, the coast surrounding Madang is idyllic with crystal clear waters and beautiful volcanic islands dotted off the shore. Be sure to take time to appreciate this beautiful paradise, your last chance to enjoy the best of the South Pacific before sailing back over the equator to the Northern Hemisphere.
Thu 5 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Travel about an hour north of the port of Yokohama to experience the frenetic energy and bright lights of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. While the city is one of the most densely populated in the world, and is constantly evolving, it is also deeply rooted in its traditions and has areas of calm amidst the rush hour crush.
Thu 12 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Located at the southerly tip of Japan, Kagoshima is often compared with its Italian sister city of Naples due to its similar climate and palm tree-lined streets. The Senganen Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers beautiful Japanese style landscaped gardens with views over the striking Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay.
Sat 14 Mar 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Beijing is the perfect mix of ancient Chinese culture, modern architecture and commercial innovation. The cultural heart of China, few places on earth can compare to Beijing for historical interest. A visit to any of its six UNESCO World Heritage Sites should be a must including the Forbidden City and the Chinese Imperial Palace, which was the heart of Chinese rule.
Tue 17 Mar 2020
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Jeju is South Korea's largest island located 55 miles south of Korean Peninsula in Northeast Asia where the Yellow Sea meets the South China Sea. From its unique history to its natural scenic beauty, Jeju has plenty to offer. Created by a volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, Mount Hallasan forms the island's centrepiece and at 6400ft in height, is South Korea's tallest mountain.
Thu 19 Mar 2020
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The city boasts a vibrant cultural scene that features the influences of its Chinese roots and colonial connections. Take the tram up to Victoria Peak where you’ll get a spectacular 360-degree view of the island. Board one of Hong Kong’s fabled sampan boats for a cruise through the bustling harbour. In Kowloon see the Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lian Garden and bustling Nathan Road.
Mon 23 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cruising Hainan Strait
Halong Bay rests beautifully over the Red River Delta on the coast of Vietnam. From here, visitors can travel inland to the politically historic, Hanoi, one of the country’s most fascinating cities. The most renowned monuments are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the austere former residence of the revolutionary leader. Visit the temple dedicated to Confucianism and explore the Old Quarter.
Wed 25 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Still commonly referred to as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before catching up with the present in designer malls. The real beauty is this city’s blend of two worlds into one thrilling, seething mass. A host of exhilarating tours gets you way off-the-beaten-track.
Sat 28 Mar 2020
6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Cambodia offers you the chance to unwind and relax on its perfect white beaches and enjoy the warm tranquil waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Perhaps choose to visit Wat Krom, a unique and beautiful Buddhist temple overlooking Sihanoukville and the sea. The temple was built to dedicate to the local deity Yeah Mao and is a holy place.
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Full of contradictions, the City of Angels - Thailand’s capital city, has a rich, multifaceted personality. What Bangkok lacks in museums, it makes up for in impressive temples and shiny palaces. There is a series of beautiful Buddhist temples to visit, including the Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The Grand Palace is definitely worth visiting, and a longtail boat ride - thrilling.
Tue 31 Mar 2020
11:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and South East Asia’s oriental star. Retaining its heritage of colonial buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars, this modern island is today more about contemporary art and hi-tech architecture. Victorian buildings and Chinese shop-houses with their red tiled roofs make for striking state-of-the-art conversions.
Fri 3 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
The British made Kuala Lumpur the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings that continue to stand proudly today. Since then, a virtual ‘race to the sky’ has seen the graceful buildings and mosques surrounded by steel and glass towers. As well as museums and temples to visit, there’s an elephant sanctuary and rainforest canopy walk.
Sat 4 Apr 2020
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The ‘jewel in the crown’ of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. George Town, the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. This paradise island has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Sun 5 Apr 2020
9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Sri Lanka’s capital is a delightful concoction of past and present. Its busy, man-made harbour, from which tea, spices and rubber are exported, stands side-by-side with historical museums and monuments. Colombo offers an array of charms, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Pettah Bazaar.
Thu 9 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Beautifully situated in Kerala, Cochin has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. If you’re not tempted by an overland excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s fascinating cultural legacy, which includes a synagogue, churches, mosques, temples and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Don’t miss the Mattancherry Palace or a stroll along the lovely beach, scattered with unique Chinese fishing nets.
Sat 11 Apr 2020
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Your first glimpse of Mumbai, a densely populated and intoxicating city, will be the iconic Gateway of India that sits on the waterfront. A trip to Elephanta Island visits the temple carved out of rock. Visit too, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus whose exterior is a jungle of stone. Be sure to experience the furious energy of Mumbai’s markets.
Mon 13 Apr 2020
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reached across the Eastern Desert from Safaga, Luxor, in the celebrated Valley of the Kings, is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum. Nothing in the world compares to the scale and grandeur of the ancient monuments.
Tue 21 Apr 2020
4:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Aqaba For Petra
The port of Aqaba has been an important strategic and commercial centre since Roman times. It presents the opportunity to visit the lost city of Petra, which lies in the surrounding desert - a city that is estimated to date back to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Transit The Suez Canal
Fri 24 Apr 2020
4:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat 25 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Piraeus For Athens
Piraeus is the gateway to Athens, the city of Plato and Socrates. Visit the Acropolis with its mighty Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. In the heart of the city there’s the National Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Stadium used for the first modern games.
Mon 27 Apr 2020
1:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.
Fri 1 May 2020
2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tue 5 May 2020
Arrive 8:00 AM
Seat in Coach transfer from Tilbury port to London Victoria station
Day 71 - 73:
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt
The Vanderbilt Hotel’s magnificent Georgian exterior, the stunning frescoed ceilings, stained glass windows and carefully restored wood paneled walls are all part of the building's proud heritage and timeless sense of style.
Located in fashionable South Kensington, the hotel is only moments from some of London’s world-famous museums, the Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College London, as well as the stylish shopping districts of Knightsbridge and High Street Kensington.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt is an idyllic London home for leisure travellers, allowing easy access to many of London’s sights. The hotel is easily accessible by three London Underground lines located a two-minute walk away.
The Vanderbilt is a quintessential experience of British hospitality set in a convenient area of one of the United Kingdom’s most multicultural cities.
Tue 5 May 2020
3:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Private transfer London hotel to London Heathrow
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