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Incredible Singapore & China with Quantum of the Seas Cruise 22 Days


$3,499.00 $2,999.00

Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue/Da Nang, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Tianjin, Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou & Shanghai

Tour Highlights:
  • Visit 5 countries in Asia on one trip: Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan & China
  • Enjoy world-class dining, shopping and entertainment in Singapore City
  • Relax and unwind on a Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas® cruise across East Asia and South East Asia
  • Uncover the mystery of Beijing's Forbidden City
  • Race across China on a high-speed bullet train from Beijing to Suzhou
  • Take a boat ride on tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou
  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling metropolis Shanghai
  • Plenty of shore excursions and optional programs to enhance your experience

 

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Departure Dates

2020 Twin Share Per Person Single Supplement
29 Apr From $3,499
$2,999
+$1,900

 

Package Inclusions:

  • Economy class airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth on Singapore Airlines and/or their codeshare partner(s) (or Qantas, Cathay Pacific, China Southern if Singapore Airlines and/or their codeshare partner(s) are not available)
  • 1 night 4 star (local rating) hotel accommodation in Singapore (twin share)
  • 12 nights cruising on Quantum of the Seas® in a lead-in interior stateroom with on-board meals, gratuities, taxes & port charges
  • 8 nights 3 to 4-star (local rating) hotel accommodation
  • Daily meals as indicated on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • High-speed bullet train from Beijing to Suzhou (Second Class Seat)
    • When travelling by railway within China, quantity restrictions apply for powders, liquids, aerosols and gels: no more than 20 ml of nail polish, hair dye, etc.; no more than 120 ml of hair mousse, hair gel, hair spray, insect repellent spray, air freshener, sunscreen spray, deodorant, etc. The restrictions are not limited to the above examples.
  • Daily air-conditioned coach transportation
    • Baggage limit: 1 piece 20kg per person
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
  • English speaking local tour guide(s)

 

Package Exclusions:

  • Mandatory tour guide and driver service fee: $90
  • China visa
  • Vietnam visa
  • Other applicable visas
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses, optional programs, and any extra not mentioned in “Package Inclusions”

 

Price Guide:

  • Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge: From $250 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Post-Tour Accommodation (incl. breakfast): $75/person/twin room twin share, $150/person/single room
  • Child Price: Same as adult

 

Cruise Upgrade:

  • Upgrade your stateroom category:
Stateroom Category Twin Share Per Person
Oceanview fr. $300
Balcony fr. $500

Note: Prices are for the lead-in stateroom type, higher stateroom types within a category incur fare differences

  • Upgrade your stateroom location: Your package includes a guarantee (GTY) stateroom to be assigned near the sailing date by the cruise line. To choose your own location (eg. higher deck, midship), please contact us for a quote.

 

Tour Extensions Optional Extension

Singapore Stopover 2 Nights

From $399 (twin share)
Upgrade your flights to Singapore Airlines to book this package

Singapore is loved as a modern and ‘hot’ destination, full of contrasts inside a small area. The food culture is diverse; Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes such as stir-fried noodles, roti chennai, and laksa are well known. You will see hundreds of different street foods in Chinatown.

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Yangtze River Cruise 4/5 Days

From $950 (twin share); Single supplement $750
Yichang, Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Site, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge, Chongqing

A Yangtze River cruise is the thrill of a lifetime. You will enjoy the stunning picturesque scenery and amazing natural beauty of the famed Three Gorges: Qutang, Wu, and Xiling, while exploring historical relics and ancient cultural sites along the mighty river.

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Hotel Accommodation Optional Extension

Singapore Furama Riverfront Hotel Singapore or similar
Beijing Ramada Beijing North or similar
Suzhou Ramada Suzhou or similar
Wuxi Jinjiang Grand Hotel Wuxi or similar
Hangzhou Meiziqing Hotel Hangzhou or similar
Shanghai Crystal Orange Hotel Shanghai or similar

China Optional ProgramsOptional Extension

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 Forbidden City Tour $85
Beijing Peking Duck Lunch $50
Beijing The Golden Mask Dynasty $75
Beijing Authentic Old Beijing Tour with Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour and Dinner $115
Wuxi Grand Canal Cruise $45
Hangzhou West Lake Cruise $55
Hangzhou Show: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou $95
Shanghai Chinese Acrobatic Show $85
Shanghai Half Day Shanghai City Tour $85
Shanghai Cruise on Huangpu River $75

 
Note: Alternative activities and attractions may not be available in the vicinity and cannot be arranged. Non-participants must wait for the group to finish the activities should they want to catch the group transfer. Transportation is not included and is self-arranged for those not joining optional programs.

Arrive Singapore. Please make your own way to the hotel and check in.

Please note: Some flights may depart the night before. Airport to hotel transfer is not provided and is to be self-arranged by traveller.

Please check out from your hotel and make your own way to the cruise port and embark your cruise at appropriate time.

Note: Hotel to cruise terminal transfer is not provided. Hotel check out time is 10:00 am and cruise check in time is 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Cruise to Ho Chi Minh City, a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Enjoy a leisure day on your own in this spectacular city.

Note: Shore excursions are not included, must be paid on board and strictly subject to availability.

Hue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the nation capital from 1802 to 1945. Take a shore excursion to explore the imperial Hue City, or enjoy a bicycle ride in countryside of Hoi An.

Note: Shore excursions are not included, must be paid on board and strictly subject to availability.

Once a sleepy fishing village, Hong Kong has developed into one of the premier financial powerhouses of the Far East. It is a city which boldly blends modernity with Chinese heritage and British colonial influence. Hong Kong is a bustling, well organised, fast paced shopping paradise, it also offers up some unmatched cuisine experiences. Dine on some of the best yum cha and wonton noodle soup in the world, or a taste of more unusual culinary delights such as grass jelly or shredded jellyfish.

Note: Shore excursions are not included, must be paid on board and strictly subject to availability.

Explore the Nakagusuku Castle ruins – the stone walls of former courtyards are what remain today after the structure was defeated in 1458 by an opposing lord. Or stop off at Naha city to see famous Shuri Castle and dig into bold fusion food.

Note: Shore excursions are not included, must be paid on board and strictly subject to availability.

Your cruise experience concludes today, please disembark your cruise before 7:30 am, then you will be transferred to Beijing.

Upon arrival, visit Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing. The square is named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its north, which is one of entries to the famed Forbidden City. The square is surrounded by the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong. Later, you can join the optional Forbidden City Tour (at your own expense) to explore and discover the mystery of “forbidden” imperial city of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a true architectural masterpiece, and is home to the fascinating National Palace Museum. Then, you may taste the famous traditional local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck for lunch (at your own expense). Cap off your night with a large-scale stage production, the Golden Mask Dynasty Show (at your own expense).

Optional Activities:

  • Forbidden City Tour ($85 per person): Explore and discover the mystery of the ancient and imposing heart of China’s imperial history.
  • Peking Duck Lunch ($50 per person): Enjoy the famous local delicacy, Peking Roasted Duck.
  • Authentic Old Beijing Tour, with Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour and Dinner ($115): The Temple of Heaven is recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is an architectural masterpiece, and was built between 1406 and 1460 AD. The temple was used by China’s emperors for ceremonies honouring the god of harvests. Then, go on a tour of Beijing’s ancient Hutong neighbourhoods, and visit a local family where you will learn about tai chi, Chinese calligraphy, and cricket fighting. Alternatively, climb up Bell Tower to enjoy a bird’s eye view of old Beijing. This package also includes a traditional Beijing Noodle dish – zhajiangmian (fried bean sauce noodles) meal at a local restaurant. A speciality of Beijing, zhajiangmian is cooked by mixing noodles with vegetables and fried soybean sauce.
     
    Note 1: There is only time available for one option (Hutong Life Tour or Bell Tower). Your tour guide will advise which one is available and suitable based on the day’s schedule. Bell Tower requires climbing stairs.

    Note 2: Based on government policy, the number of rickshaws have been significantly reduced and adjustments to the Hutong Life Tour optional have been made to accommodate this change.

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll have a chance to climb a portion of this 6,000km marvel, at Juyong Pass. Then visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia, and see skilled artisans work at a cloisonné factory.

Optional Activities:

  • The Golden Mask Dynasty Show ($75 per person): Be amazed by the colour, music, and action of this large-scale stage production (evening).
Today, tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China, and formerly a summer resort for emperors. This is followed by a visit to a Chinese herbal medicine institute, and learn about this ancient medical tradition. Then, take a high speed train to Suzhou. Alternatively, the group may fly to Shanghai and travel the short distance to Suzhou by road.
After breakfast, tour the exquisite Lingering Garden, a classic private garden with 500 years of history. Next, visit the largest silk factory in the country, and discover how silk is manufactured from mulberry-munching silkworms. You may also take an optional cruise along the Grand Canal (at your own expense) and view life along this section of the longest and oldest canal in the world. Late afternoon, we continue to Wuxi and visit Three Kingdoms City, which is a major CCTV (China Central Television) production studio, and a renowned tourist attraction. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a historical TV series, was filmed there.

Optional Activities:

  • Grand Canal Cruise ($45 per person): Cruise on China’s Grand Canal, at 1,776km long and reaching all the way to Beijing, this massive engineering feat was unparalleled in the ancient world.
This morning, tour beautiful Li Lake (Lihu), which is the most scenic corner of Wuxi’s huge Lake Tai (Taihu), followed by a visit to a freshwater pearl exhibition and store. Continue on to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, You may take an optional cruise on the serene West Lake (at your own expense), which the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, and is noted for its scenic beauty, which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Savour your day with the famous delicacy Hangzhou Dongpo Pork dinner (at your own expense), and cap off your night by attending the Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show (at your own expense), and see the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes.

Optional Activities:

  • West Lake Cruise ($55 per person): An optional cruise on the serene West Lake.
  • Show: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou ($95 per person): See the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes (season runs Feb-Oct)
Experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation, which produces some of the the best Longjing green tea in China. After lunch travel by coach to Shanghai. Upon arrival, visit The Bund, located on the Huangpu River and lined by historical architecture of European design, it is the best place to capture the Western influences of the colonial era. Then, visit the City God Temple Bazaar, which is composed of stores selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine, and souvenirs. Tonight you can watch a thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show (at your own expense).

Optional Activity:

  • Chinese Acrobatic Show ($85 per person): A thrilling Chinese acrobatic show, featuring Chinese dance, drama, music, and other performing arts and modern technology.
In the morning, tour Shanghai Museum, to see ancient Chinese art, furniture, and jade, followed by a visit to an emerald exhibition centre. In the afternoon, you may enjoy an optional half day Shanghai tour ($85/person). You’ll visit the Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck on the 88th floor, for a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Xintiandi (New Heaven and Earth) holds the historical and cultural legacy of the city. It was the site of the first congress of the Chinese Communist Party, but is now the most expensive place to live in China. Tonight, you may enjoy an optional Huangpu River night cruise.

Optional Activities:

  • Half Day Shanghai City Tour ($85 per person): Visit the affluent Xintiandi area which holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city. Xintiandi was the site of the first congress of the Communist Party of China, and is now the most expensive place to live in the country. Then explore the free market underground the Shanghai Sci-Tech Museum where you can find lots of goods such as traditional Chinese outfits, shoes and fashion accessories. Next, experience the world’s fastest commercially operating train, running between the city and Shanghai airport with a top speed of 431km/h.
  • Cruise on Huangpu River ($75 per person): Get a glimpse of the dazzling night view of Shanghai, with the colonial-era Bund on one side and the futuristic skyscrapers of Lujiazui financial district on the other.
After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai airport to board your overnight connecting flight via an intermediate city to Australia. The trip may be over, but the experiences and memories will certainly last a lifetime.
Arrive home this morning.