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Far East Horizons

Explore China, Korea and Japan on this unforgettable journey across the Far East, where ancient traditions exist side by side with modern life. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Hong Kong
  • Taipei
  • Mount Sakurajima, Kagoshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • Shimizu

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Far East Horizons Special Offer

Join Viking Orion to discover the history, traditions and cultures of the Far East on this cruise from Hong Kong to Tokyo.

Explore Hong Kong where ultra-modern skyscrapers stand beside street markets and ancient temples, before sailing to Taiwan to see the fascinating capital, Taipei. Admire the stunning views of Sakurajima volcano from Kagoshima, see the sights of Busan on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and uncover the toll of war in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Osaka offers an intriguing mix of modern Japan and traditional culture and an overnight stop in the historic city of Shimizu gives the opportunity to get up close to the famous Mount Fiji. Take a step back in time in Tokyo, home to the beautiful Meiji Shrine, the revered Senso-ji temple and the Imperial Palace.

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Far East Horizons Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Hong Kong (China)

Fly from the UK to Hong Kong.

Days 2-3 - Hong Kong

Embark Viking Orion in Hong Kong where an overnight stay allows ample time to discover the British and Chinese influences on this magnificent city. On a guided tour take in the open-air Stanley Market and ascend Victoria Peak for breathtaking views, then cruise through Aberdeen's floating village on a traditional sampan. Alternatively travel to the island of Lantau to ride the cable car for stunning views of Hong Kong or explore the centuries-old treasures of Macau including the 7th-century Ruins of St Paul and the A Ma Temple.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Taipei (Taiwan)

See the Chinese, Japanese and Western influences on Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, on a guided sightseeing tour of the city. See the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the pagoda-like National Theatre, the National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine and the famous Taipei 101 skyscraper.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Kagoshima (Japan)

Dominated by the Sakurajima volcano, Kagoshima is often likened to the Italian city of Naples. A guided tour takes in Shiroyama Park with its spectacular views, the fascinating Reimeikan Museum and scenic Kinko Bay with its bronze statue of Saigo Takamori, dubbed the last true samurai.

Day 8 - Nagasaki

Discover the highlights of the modern city of Nagaski with visits to the Nagasaki Peace Park which is dedicated to world peace, the Roman Catholic Urakami Cathedral and the National Historic Site of Dejima, a man-made island. Perhaps tour the Atomic Bomb Museum, built on the spot where the bomb was detonated, to view its insightful exhibits detailing the city before and after the bombing.

Day 9 - Busan (South Korea)

Busan is a modern and dynamic seaside city in South Korea. Enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour to see the city's major sights at your leisure, including the towering skyscrapers of Marine City, the lively Jagalchi Market, the Busan Museum of Art or pristine beaches and tranquil parks.

Days 10-11 - Hiroshima

The cosmopolitan city of Hiroshima will forever be known as the site of the first atomic bombing. A guided tour of this inspirational city takes in the ruined Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle, with free time to explore the city's shopping district.

Day 12 - Osaka

Osaka's gleaming skyscrapers contrast with its ancient shrines, temples and castles. Join a guided tour of the 16th-century Osaka Castle then explore the sacred Sumiyoshi Shrine and stroll through its tranquil grounds. Why not join the optional excursion to Kyoto to discover the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Golden Pavilion and the world-famous bamboo forest.

Days 13-14 - Shimizu

Shimizu is dominated by Mount Fuji and surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes and a beautiful coastline. See Japan's stunning natural beauty on a journey to the Miho Peninsula for sweeping views of tea plantations, Shimizu City and Mt Fuji.

Day 15 - Tokyo

Tokyo combines the vitality of a modern city with the stately elegance of the past. Take a self-guided tour of the city to discover the beautiful Meiji Shrine, the revered Senso-ji temple and the picturesque gardens at Shinjuku Gyoen.

Day 16 - Tokyo - UK

Disembark Viking Orion in Tokyo and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Cruise Extensions

  • Hong Kong Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Hong Kong. Please contact us for details
  • Tokyo Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in Tokyo. Please contact us for details
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