14 Night Cruise sailing from Hong Kong to Tokyo aboard Viking Orion.
Unravel the mysteries of one of the most captivating corners of Asia. Mingle with merchants at Hong Kong’s famed Stanley Market. Learn the nuances of Taiwan from a local. Hear about the recovery of Nagasaki and Hiroshima from residents who connect you to their rebirths. Witness Busan’s bustling South Korean culture. And make sense of the dazzling cultures of Shimizu and Tokyo with the help of those who live there. Overnight stays in four ports let you delve deeply.
Highlights of this cruise:
Hong Kong, China
Arrive in dazzling Hong Kong today and embark your ship. Take time to settle in and explore, perhaps admiring the city’s magnificent setting, a glittering forest of skyscrapers standing between soaring mountains, a bustling harbor and offshore islands. Our overnight stay gives you ample time to experience the rich cultural tapestry and unmistakable British influence.
Call in Nagasaki today, where East meets West—most notably in the city’s delicious cuisine. Embark on an included tour of Nagasaki, pausing at the Nagasaki Peace Park to stroll among its moving statues. You will also see the Urakami Cathedral and the island of Dejima, built to house European merchants. If you like, you may choose to enjoy lunch and a geisha performance followed by a visit to a 1,000-foot-high observatory on one of our optional excursions.
Today, you may combine a visit to the beautiful Mitaki temple with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. If you prefer, you may explore more of Hiroshima on your own, perhaps paying your respects at the Children’s Peace Monument; its Flame of Peace will burn until the last nuclear weapon on the planet has been dismantled.
Formerly known as Edo, today’s Tokyo is the cultural and economic heart of Japan, residence of its emperor and a fascinating study in contrasts. Take in sweeping views of Tokyo as you drive across the Rainbow Bridge, and admire some of the city’s signature landmarks before strolling through the plaza of the emperor’s primary residence, the Imperial Palace. You may choose to join a walking tour of Tsukiji Market, one of the world’s largest wholesale seafood markets, followed by a visit to a local restaurant to learn how to make the city’s signature Edomae sushi. Or immerse yourself in Japan’s ancient traditions on a visit to a bonsai museum.
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