Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong

15 Daysjapan,taiwan,hk

from £3699

A memorable triple-centre tour, incorporating Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Your first 5 days will cover some of the essential locations in Japan. Soak up the atmosphere in the bustling and modern capital, Tokyo, followed an overnight stay in the hot springs resort of Hakone. Your final 2 days in Japan will cover the cultural city of Kyoto and visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in historic Nara. Fly to the subtropical island of Taiwan, located 180 km east of China. Journey across the island discovering this food lovers’ paradise, exploring rural areas, costal resorts, lakes, inland mountains and the bustling capital, Taipei. Your last 3 days will be spent in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. A morning tour will include the must-do sightseeing trip to the top of Victoria Peak travelling on the famous Peak Tramway.

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2017 – 18

Day 1 Fly to Tokyo
Take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Tokyo.japan,taiwan and hkDay 2 Arrive Tokyo

Arrive at Narita (Narita International Airport) or Haneda (Tokyo International Airport). You will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you to board an airport bus for your transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Tokyo Morning Tour (B)
Today, you will be picked up from your hotel to join Tokyo Morning Tour. Enjoy the panoramic view of Tokyo from the main observation platform at Tokyo Tower, visit Meiji Shrine, drive past Akasaka House which is one of the two State Guesthouses of the Government of Japan. See the National Diet Building and visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Double Bridge and drive through Tokyo’s famous shopping district, Ginza. Tour ends in Ginza approx. 1 pm. The tour guide will inform you how to go back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 4 Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / Hakone (BL)
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please keep an overnight bag with you for the night in Hakone. After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji 5th station in the morning. After lunch, take the Hakone Ropeway, followed by a cruise on Lake Ashi. After the tour you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hakone by taxi.

Day 5 Hakone / Kyoto (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Odawara or Atami station by private car (Japanese speaking driver only). Take the famous bullet train to Kyoto (travel time 150min). On arrival you will be met by an English speaking assistant at Kyoto station, where you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, join the Kyoto Afternoon Walking Tour (Approx. 3.5 km walking including over varied terrain). You will meet your English speaking guide at Kyoto Station. Take public bus from the station to Higashiyama area and visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Yasaka Shrine and Gion district, one of the famous Geisha quarters. Tour ends in Gion approx. 6 pm.

Day 6 Nara / Kyoto (B)
Today, following breakfast, you will join Nara Morning Walking Tour (Approx. 4.5km walking). You will meet your English speaking guide at Kyoto station. Take a Kintetsu Express Train to Nara, the imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century. You will visit Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha), Nara Park (Deer Park) and Kofuku-ji Temple. Return to Kyoto by train. Tour ends at Kyoto station approx. 1 pm. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 7 Fly to Taipei (B)
Today you will transfer to Kansai International Airport by airport shuttle bus for your flight to Taipei. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 Taipei / Puli / Sun Moon Lake (B)
In the morning take a tour to Sun Moon Lake. Along the way, stop at the woodcarving village of Sanyi. Then drive to Puli and visit paper workshop, and Paper Dome Church for photo opportunities. Continue your journey to Sun Moon Lake, the largest body of water in Taiwan. Drive around the beautiful lake and visit Wen Wu Temple. Time permitting, visit Tse En Pagoda and Tehua Village.

Day 9 Sun Moon Lake/ Tainan / Kaohsiung (B)
After breakfast, drive two hours south to Tainan. On arrival enjoy a walking tour visiting Chikan Tower and the Confucius Temple. Proceed to Kaohsiung, the biggest city in southern Taiwan. Visit the spectacular Dragon and Tiger Pagoda located at Lotus Lake, along with Spring and Autumn Pavilion. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening take the opportunity to visit the famous Liuho Night Market.

Day 10 Kaohsiung / Chihpen (B)
This morning visit Foguanshan Monastery, the biggest monastery in Taiwan. Visit the Main Shrine, Buddhist Museum and Great Buddha Land. You can enjoy a light vegetarian lunch (at your own expense) in the monastery. After lunch drive to Taitung County in southeast Taiwan. Late afternoon arrive at Chihpen and check into the best hot-springs hotel in Chihpen. The rest of the day is at leisure where you can relax at the hot springs. In the evening witness the aboriginal dance.

Day 11 Chihpen / Hualien (B)
After breakfast drive north along the east coast to visit Siaoyeliou, Dulan, Tunghe Bridge and Sansientai. Upon arrival at Hualien check-in to the hotel. Rest of day is at leisure.

Day 12 Hualien / Taroko / Taipei (B)
This morning set of to explore Taroko National Park. Sights visited in the park include; Swallow Grotto, Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroko Gorge Gateway and a marble factory. This afternoon drive back to Taipei via Su-Hua highway and stop at the dramatic Chingshui Cliffs. Late afternoon you will arrive back in Taipei.

Day 13 Taipei city tour / Hong Kong (B)
During your half day morning city tour visit the key locations in Taipei including Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs’ Shrine, Presidential Building (pass by), Traditional Taiwanese Temple, National Palace Museum and Handicraft Centre. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Hong Kong . Upon arrival you will be transferred by shuttle bus to your hotel.

Day 14 Half day Hong Kong Island tour(B)
In the morning enjoy a half day tour of Hong Kong Island. Visit Victoria Peak with a tram ride up to the Peak, then drive to Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen. The afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 15 Fly to UK (B)
Day at leisure time until your transfer to the airport by shuttle bus. Take your onward to London Heathrow.

Your Hotel Accomodation
Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Hakone: Palace Hotel
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel
Taipei: United Hotel
Sun Moon Lake: Fleur De Chine
Kaohsiung: Hotel Royal Chihpen
Chihpen: Grand Hi Lai Hotel
Hualien: Silks Place
Hong Kong: Metropark Kowloon

Tokyo:  Shiba Park Hotel

Just a 5-minute walk to two subway stations and the JR Hamamatsucho train station is a 10-minute walk away. Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple and Atago Shrine are also a 10 minute walk away. The spacious rooms include a flat-screen TV and free WiFi is available at all areas.

Hakone: Palace Hotel Hakone

Boasting spectacular views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi, Palace Hotel Hakone is a highland property with spacious outdoor and indoor hot spring baths, as well as sauna. Free WiFi is available. Western dishes with local ingredients can be enjoyed at Humming Café Restaurant.

Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel

New Miyako Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Subway Station. It features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.  The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. Restaurant Kyoyamatoya boasts a history of over 100 years, serving Japanese seasonal dishes.

Taipei: United Hotel

Located in Dann, this hotel is within 1 mile of Songshand Cultural Park, Taipei 101 and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. It features 2 restaurants, a fitness centre, coffee shop/café. All 243 rooms offer free Wifi, flat screen TV, safe, ironing board  and complimentary bottle of water.

Sun Moon Lake:  Fleur De Chine

A stylish hotel located at the North Peninsula of Sun Moon Lake. It offers spacious accommodation with a spa, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Guestrooms feature beautiful French windows and a private balcony offering views of the lake or the mountain. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV.

Kaohsiung:  Hotel Royal Chihpen

In the hotspring town of Taitung, Hotel Royal Chihpin offers 5-star accommodation with free Wi-Fi and scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. For dining, the hotel has a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. There is another restaurant which serves Chinese, Japanese and Western buffet spreads.

 Chihpen: Grang Hi Lai Hotel

It features an outdoor pool, 13 restaurants and a department store.Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen cable/satellite TV and a marble bathroom. A minibar and personal safe are provided. Local and international cuisines are served at the hotel’s restaurants.

Hualien:  Silks Place

Offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding greenery, Silks Place Taroko Hotel is located within the Taroko National Park in Hualien County. Chinese and Western dishes are served at Mei Yuan Restaurant. Featuring an international menu, Wellesley Restaurant serves buffet spread and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

Hong Kong:  Metropark Kowloon

Metropark Kowloon offers 4-star facilities like a rooftop pool. There is also free WiFi and free bottled water provided daily.  House of Tang Restaurant features Chinese dishes prepared by award-winning chefs. An international buffet is available at Palm Court Restaurant while Sip Sip Bar offers a good selection of beers.

Tour Name: Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Tour Code: JTHK15
Duration:
15 Day

Departures are available every Monday

Prices from £3699 per person(based on low season)

Land only from £2899

Single supplement from £990

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International flights and domestic flights
  • Hotel accommodation
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet train
  • Baggage trasfer for one piece
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance