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Dream Japan Cruise & China Tour w/Hong Kong Stopover & Cathay Flights – 19 Days

$3,499.00 $2,999.00

Tick off three of Asia’s bucket list cities in one trip with a fascinating 9 night China highlights tour staying in 5-star locally-rated accommodation, with 3 nights in shopping and food paradise Hong Kong, before unwinding on a luxurious 5-night cruise to the Okinawan island gems of southern Japan on the recently-debuted Genting Dream.

Tour Highlights:

  • Tour the best of China and:
    • Walk on the incredible Great Wall
    • Uncover the mystery of the Forbidden City
    • Sit by the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou
    • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
    • Immerse yourself in the bustling metropolis Shanghai
  • Enjoy free and easy time in bustling food & shopping paradise Hong Kong
  • Experience Asia’s first luxury cruise line on the recently-debuted Genting Dream docking at:
    • The largest sub-tropical island of the Okinawa Prefecture – Miyakojima
    • The capital and largest city of the Okinawa Prefecture – Naha

Dream Cruises

(Click here to view Dream Cruises brochure)

Dream Cruises is the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line that aims to redefine vacation travel with a transformational journey at sea. Our first ship, Genting Dream, debuted in November 2016 and sails out from Hong Kong or Guangzhou.

Genting Dream brings our guests inspirational luxury on board and takes them to exciting destinations in Japan's southern Islands, including Naha city and Miyakojima Island. Our choice accommodations for travellers-at-sea are spacious, with over 70 per cent of staterooms offering private balconies with ocean views.

Onboard offerings include a waterslide park, spas, kids clubs, an onboard cinema, the ZoukTM nightclub, and the first ‘China’s Got Talent’ show at sea. Guests will enjoy discovering an eclectic array of over 35 restaurant and bar concepts where they can indulge in the finest Asian and international dining.

(Click here to view Dream Cruises promotional video)

Dream Cruise Map
Great Wall of China
Genting Dream

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Guaranteed Departure Dates

2017 Price Per Person Single Supplement
20 Jul 24 Aug 28 Sep From $3,499 Book by 31 July 2017 to receive a $500pp discount! $1,250 (inside stateroom)
27 Jul 07 Sep
10 Aug 21 Sep*

Package Inclusions:

  • International airfares & taxes with a 5-star Cathay Pacific from Sydney or Melbourne
  • Inside stateroom cruise fare, port charges, taxes, all meals & entertainment for 5 nights on Genting Dream
  • 22 meals on land and all meals onboard cruise as specified on itinerary
  • Tour sightseeing as per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • China 5-star locally rated accommodation with breakfast
  • Hong Kong 4-star locally rated accommodation with breakfast
  • Internal China airfares & taxes
  • All airport, hotel & cruise terminal transfers
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides (in China)
  • Tour admission fees

Package Exclusions:

  • Tour guide and driver tipping prepaid in Australia: $100
  • Cruise gratuities payable onboard: from $19.50/person/day (for Deluxe Balcony Class and below), or AUD$22/person/day for Suite Classes.
  • Optional recommended excursions
  • China visa
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated

Optional Pre-Tour Extension Package

Xi’an Terracotta Warriors 2 Nights

From $790 (per person, twin share)

Xi’an was the first Chinese city to open its doors to the world, during the Tang dynasty, and was the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. Together with Athens, Cairo and Rome, Xi’an is among the four major ancient civilisation capitals of the world.

Highlights:

  • Terracotta Army
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Great Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
  • Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show
  • Imperial Dumpling Banquet

Inclusions:

  • Return economy class airfares to Xi’an
  • All transfers
  • Coach transportation
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, S=Special Banquet)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double/triple share)
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions:

  • Tipping prepaid in Australia: $30
  • Personal expenditure

Price Guide:

  • Single Supplement: $120
  • All airline or flight related upgrades defined in the Price Guide of the core tour incur an additional $200
  • This extension can be combined with other optional tour extensions

Accommodation:

  • Kempinski Hotel 5 star local rating or similar

Genting Dream


Highlights:

  • Over 35 authentic Asian and international dining options and a wide variety of bars including scenic al fresco dining
  • Two luxury submersibles on board (subject to weather and availability)
  • Waterslide Park perfect for families
  • Live production shows and endless entertainment and events including the first ever ‘China’s Got Talent – The Dream Experience’ at sea
  • Crystal LifeTM featuring the largest Asian and Western spa and massage treatments at sea with state-of-the-art fitness centres
  • First-ever ZoukTM club with endless entertainment at sea featuring DJs and live fireworks display (subject to weather and availability)
  • Go bar-hopping at Bar City including the world’s first Johnny Walker HouseTM at sea

Balcony Stateroom

Basic Facts:

  • Gross Tonnage: 151,300 tons
  • Length: 335mm
  • Width: 40m
  • Decks: 18
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,352 (lower berth)
  • Crew: 2,016
  • Staterooms: 1,674
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Manufacturer: Meyer Werft, Germany

Genting Dream Pool Deck

Cabins (Inside Staterooms):

  • Two single beds convertible to a double bedding arrangement (fine bedding) with private bathroom
  • One 32″ flat-panel television
  • Security safe, fridge and in-house phone
  • Max. occupancy: 2-3 persons
  • Average size: From 13sqm
  • Decks: 5/8/9/10/11/12/13/15
  • Pictured at Right: Balcony Stateroom

Upgrade to Dream Suite & receive:

  • Specialty dining and beverage credit
  • 24 hour butler service in Dream Palace
  • Crystal life spa priority bookings
  • 1 hour per day free WiFi
  • Complimentary in-room hot beverages
  • Exclusive acess to Dream Palace Suite Complex


Genting Dream Deck Plan

Hotel Accommodation

Beijing Loong Palace Hotel local rating or similar
Suzhou Pan Pacific Hotel local rating or similar
Wuxi Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan Wuxi local rating or similar
Hangzhou Metropark Hotel local rating or similar
Shanghai Wyndham Bund East Hotel local rating or similar
Japan Cruise On board Genting Dream Inside stateroom
Kowloon, Hong Kong Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees local rating or similar

Optional Recommended Excursions – China Tour

Get to know China better with our list of in-depth excursions recommended to add another dimension to your total experience! They can be prepaid in Australia more than 30 days prior to departure at the discounted AUD prices below, or paid directly in the local currency to your tour guide upon arrival in China. Prepay for all optional programs to receive a $15 discount off the total price. English speaking guide, admissions and round trip transfers are included in the prices.
Beijing The Golden Mask Dynasty $75
Beijing Hutong Life Tour $70
Wuxi Grand Canal Cruise $35
Hangzhou Impression West Lake $80
Shanghai ERA: The Intersection of Time $75
Shanghai Shanghai Dumpling Lunch $25
Shanghai Huangpu River Night Cruise $55
Fly to Beijing, the capital city of China, via a connecting city. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
Please note: Some flights may depart the night before.
Beijing
Beijing served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Continue on to the Temple of Heaven, one of the best examples of Ming Dynasty architecture and also an ornate sanctuary where Chinese emperors offered sacrifices to heaven and prayed for a good harvest. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking roast duck.
Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. You will also visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia en-route. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a cloisonné factory. Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, The Golden Mask Dynasty (at your own expense).
Today tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for emperors, followed by the Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda. Then visit a Chinese herbal institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years, as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage. Later, you can join an optional Hutong Life Tour (at your own expense), a special journey which explores Beijing’s ancient alleyways or hutongs by pedicab, or take a stroll in Wangfujing, one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping streets.
Fly to Shanghai and travel to Wuxi, an ancient city richly endowed with natural attractions due to its pleasantly warm and moist climate. Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China. This evening, we have the option of visiting Nanchang Street and take a cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along what was known as ‘China’s golden waterway’ in its heyday, then stroll along the trendy pedestrian streets composed of both ancient and modern architecture (at your own expense).
This morning visit one of the largest fresh water pearl exhibitions in the country. After lunch, travel by coach to Suzhou, an extraordinarily elegant city with its canals, stone bridges, and meticulously designed gardens. Suzhou has often referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’ by Chinese poets and writers since ancient times. As a large area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is also known as ‘Venice of the East’. It is also known as the ‘Garden City’ due to its many classical gardens, renowned for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. Visit the Lingering Garden, which is among the finest classical gardens in China.
This morning visit a silk spinning mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth. After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, and noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. This evening, you can enjoy an optional open-air performance, Impression West Lake, a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games opening ceremony (at your own expense).
Experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then travel by coach to Shanghai, a vibrant metropolis and the commercial centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined with colonial architecture of European design, it is the best place to capture a sense of the Western influence on old Shanghai. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure strolling along the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road. Tonight you can watch a superb and thrilling Chinese acrobatic show ERA: The Intersection of Time (at your own expense).
After breakfast, visit Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Then taste the famous xiao long bao at a Shanghai dumpling restaurant for lunch (at your own expense). After lunch, head to the City God Temple of Shanghai, symbolic centre of the large temple complex and surrounding traditional commerce district in the city. After tonight’s farewell celebration dinner, you can cap off the celebrations by joining an optional Huangpu River Night Cruise for a glimpse of the dazzling night view of Shanghai (at your own expense).
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. The remaining time is free at your leisure to explore the bustling food and shopping paradise.
Victoria Peak Hong Kong
Transfer to the cruise terminal to embark on your cruise.
Genting Dream Hong Kong
Enjoy an easy day at sea while sailing towards Japan. With so many restaurants and bars the ship is a true pleasure for food lovers, while the ship’s glamorous décor and luxurious suites ensure that you travel in the utmost comfort. Guests will also discover great facilities, and plenty of world-class entertainment. Pictured: Balcony stateroom.
Home to more than 300,000 people, Naha is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. The thriving urban centre has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants along Kokusai-dōri. The capital of the Ryūkyū Kingdom was located within the borders of today’s Naha and the restored Shuri-jō Castle is the city’s main link to the past.
Okinawa
Miyakojima is the largest and the most populous island among the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. The triangular island is roughly 35km from tip to tip and is famous for having some of Japan’s best beaches, making the island a great destination for snorkelling, sunbathing and diving in the island’s coral reefs. The sub-tropical climate provides mild weather year around.
Miyako Island Okinawa
Enjoy a leisurely cruise over the calm seas.
Genting Dream Balcony
Arrive in Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel for a rest.
Victoria Peak Hong Kong
Free time at leisure. You may opt to join one of our wide range of optional programs at Hong Island, Macau, Disneyland, Ocean Park and more.
Lantau Island Cable Car
Time at leisure (flight permitting) and then transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight via connecting cities.
Explore Hong Kong
Arrive home today. Note: The date of arrival may vary, please refer to flight itinerary for exact schedule.

Optional Pre-Tour Extension Package

Xi’an Terracotta Warriors 2 Nights

From $790 (per person, twin share)
Xi’an was the first Chinese city to open its doors to the world, during the Tang dynasty, and the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. Together with Athens, Cairo and Rome, Xi’an is among the four major civilisation capitals of the ancient world.
Highlights:

  • Terracotta Army
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
  • Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show
  • Imperial Dumpling Banquet

Inclusions:

  • Return economy class airfares to Xi’an
  • All transfers
  • Coach transportation
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, S=Special Banquet)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double/triple share)
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions:

  • Tipping prepaid in Australia: $30
  • Personal expenditure

Price Guide:

  • Single Supplement: $120
  • All airline or flight related upgrades defined in the Price Guide of the core tour incur an additional $200
  • This extension can be combined with other optional tour extensions

Accommodation:

  • Kempinski Hotel 5 star local rating or similar
Board your international flight from Australia for a connecting flight via an intermediate city to Xi’an. Your tour guide will greet you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel to rest.
The highlight today is a visit to the Terracotta Army to see the life-sized defending army of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. This site is among the top archaeological excavations of the 20th century. This will be followed by a visit to a ceramic art factory. In the evening, enjoy a special Imperial Dumpling Banquet and traditional Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show.
After breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Enjoy a special noodle lunch including an interesting noodle making demonstration. Then visit the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. Later, walk along the Ancient City Wall, which is not only the most complete city wall to survive in China, but also one of the largest ancient military defence systems in the world. Fly to Beijing in the evening to commence your China tour.