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Epic China & Japan Adventure: From the Great Wall to Mount Fuji

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Holiday Overview

  • Duration 13 NIGHTS
  • Departure 17 March 2025
  • Holiday type Touring Holidays
  • Holiday code ASA2242

Includes fully escorted tours of China & Japan

Limited to only
40 guests

Experience the
High-Speed Bullet Train in China & Japan

From China’s ancient wonders to Japan in the cherry blossom season, this holiday weaves together 12 nights of unforgettable hotel stays and tours.

In Shanghai, your holiday begins with a one-night stay before flying to Xi’an to stand face to face with the mighty Terracotta Army, a haunting display of over 8,000 life-like sculptures. During a three-night stay in Beijing, wander along the weaving Great Wall of China, admire the symmetry of the Temple of Heaven, and uncover history in the mystical Forbidden City.

Flying to Tokyo, the adventure continues with a six-night hotel stay that includes immersive tours at the peak of cherry blossom season. During a full-day tour of Mount Fuji, ascend this sacred mountain via the Hakone Ropeway cable car and enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi before the iconic bullet train awaits to whisk you back to Tokyo.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Hotel Stays

1 night four-star stay in Shanghai at the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel with breakfast

2 night five-star hotel stay in Xi’an at the Gran Meliá Xian with breakfast

3 night five-star stay in Beijing at the NUO Hotel Beijing with breakfast

6 night four-star hotel stay in Tokyo at the Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

Fully Escorted Tours

Terracotta Warriors

Xi’an city tour

High-speed bullet train to Beijing

Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Great Wall of China and Summer Palace

Tokyo city tour

Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car

Boat trip across Lake Ashi

High-speed bullet train to Tokyo

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flight

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Tour

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Shanghai

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Shanghai: Hotel Stay

On your arrival in Shanghai, check in to your hotel for a one-night stay then head out to explore. Stroll along the Bund, savour delicacies at Yu Garden, explore the intricate Jade Buddha Temple.

Overnight: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

Day 3
Xi'an: Hotel Stay

Now on to Xi’an for a two-night escape and the imposing Terracotta Army. Appreciate the Bell Tower of Xi’an, built in 1384 and stroll the Muslim Quarter, packed with tasty local cuisine.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Gran Meliá Xian

Day 4
Xi'an: Hotel Stay & Tour

Meet the imposing Terracotta Army. Uncovered in 1974 by farmers, the 8,000 soldiers of the Terracotta Army, each one unique, were a symbol of the first Emperor’s power. After lunch, visit Xi’an’s Old City Wall.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Gran Meliá Xian

Day 5
Beijing: Hotel Stay

China’s high-speed Fast Train awaits. Leaving Xi’an behind, you’ll journey to Beijing for a three-night hotel stay. Take an atmospheric rickshaw ride through historical districts or seek serenity at the 11th-century Beihai Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 6
Beijing: Hotel Stay & Tour

Visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven with its symbolic representations of heaven and Earth. Then witness the heart of the People’s Republic, the remarkable Tiananmen Square. Marvel at the scarlet-walled Forbidden City, home to imperial rulers.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 7
Beijing: Hotel Stay & Tour

Get ready for the Great Wall of China – the longest wall in the world and the only manmade structure visible from space! Discover its 2,000-year history, then explore the breathtaking Summer palace and imperial gardens.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 8
Tokyo: Hotel Stay

Fly to Tokyo and check into your hotel, where you’ll stay for six nights. In a scintillating blend of modernity and tradition, neon skyscrapers are juxtaposed with ancient temples and gleaming shrines.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

Day 9
Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour

On this full-day city tour, discover the famous Meiji Shrine, wander the bustling streets of Asakusa, venture atop the iconic Tokyo Sky Tree, and savour matcha tea. End the tour with a serene ferry cruise.

Overnight: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

Day 10
Tokyo: Hotel Stay

Uncover Tokyo’s history at Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, then dive into the fun and frenzy of Golden Gai’s cosy bars or Ginza’s upscale boutiques and sushi havens, creating an unforgettable tapestry of memories.

Overnight: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

Day 11
Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour

Take a tour of Mount Fuji, the near-perfectly symmetrical volcano that rises above Tokyo. Ascend via the Hakone Ropeway cable car and explore the tranquil Lake Ashi, sailing across its serene waters to visit shrines and museums.

Meals Included: Lunch

Overnight: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

Days 12 - 13
Tokyo: Hotel Stay

Two nights in Tokyo are yours to embrace. Lose yourself in the upmarket boutiques, lavish cocktail bars and traditional sushi restaurants. Drink in the views from Roppongi Hills, and marvel at the flamboyant street fashion of Harajuku.

Overnight: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake

Day 14
Tokyo: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Your Tour Highlights

Terracotta Army
Xi'an, birthplace of Chinese civilisation, houses the astounding Terracotta Army. Unearthed accidentally by farmers, these life-sized warriors, boasting intricate details, including hair, expressions, and armour, encircle the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. A remarkable and enigmatic discovery.
Temple of Heaven
This complex of religious buildings was built for Chinese emperors to communicate with the heavens and pray for a good harvest every year. The layout of the buildings reflects the relationship between heaven and earth according to Chinese cosmogony.
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square is an iconic landmark with profound historical significance. It serves as a symbol of political and cultural importance, witnessing both mass protests and official events. Its vast expanse and monumental structures make it a focal point for national identity and international attention.
Forbidden City
Experience the awe-inspiring Forbidden City Tour, a journey through China's imperial history. Wander through the majestic halls and courtyards, where emperors once ruled in splendour. Discover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, a testament to China's rich culture and heritage.
Great Wall of China
Admire the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world that bends and twists over hills and valleys like a giant dragon fiercely guarding its borders. During your tour you’ll explore the quieter Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, a 2.5-kilometre stretch which features 22 watchtowers.
Summer Palace
Dating back over 800 years, Beijing’s Summer Palace boasts beautiful imperial gardens, pavilions, halls and bridges. Dynastic elegance echoes through its ornate architecture, while serene lakes offer respite from Beijing’s urban clamour.
During this full-day tour, discover the famous Meiji Shrine, wander the bustling streets of Asakusa, venture atop the iconic Tokyo Sky Tree, and savour the delicate flavours of matcha tea. Your day concludes with a tranquil ferry cruise for an alternative perspective of Tokyo’s dazzling skyline.
Mount Fuji
More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year. Its elegant shape has long been depicted in art and literature and visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud.
Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hakone like never before with the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car. Soar above lush forests and witness the iconic Mount Fuji in all its glory. This unforgettable journey offers a unique perspective of Japan's natural wonders. Don't miss this chance to elevate your Hakone adventure.
Lake Ashi
In Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji, and your boat trip will also take you to see many of the shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores.
Bullet Train
A triumph of high-speed rail, Japan’s bullet trains connect Tokyo with most of the country’s major cities. Departing on time to the second, these trains are a marvel of precision engineering, travelling at speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour and carrying an average 420,000 passengers on a typical weekday.


Solo Passenger Prices from £5,699pp

Twin-Share Prices from £4,499pp

Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (Or Similar)

The Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel seamlessly blends modern luxury with traditional Chinese charm. Indulge in delectable dining at the stylish YU Bar, serving exquisite cocktails and panoramic views. Unwind in the serene Aura Spa, offering rejuvenating treatments. Admire the hotel’s elegant décor, inspired by classic Chinese elements and contemporary design. Enjoy spacious, well-appointed rooms with scenic city views, ensuring a memorable stay in Shanghai.


Included Hotel

Gran Meliá Xian (Or Similar)

Located next to Tang Paradise, Gran Meliá Xian offers private gardens, a lake, and even a big-name shopping mall amidst its welcoming grounds. Guests can enjoy meals at a choice of five restaurants, or work off the calories in the well-equipped fitness centre. There’s also a beautiful indoor pool beneath a panoramic roof as well as a hot tub and spa. Every room comes with a TV, air conditioning, and a balcony offering views of wither the lake or the city. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the property.


Included Hotel

Nuo Hotel Beijing (Or Similar)

The NUO Hotel Beijing, located in the Chaoyang District, is a luxury hotel known for its exquisite design, elegant accommodations, and commitment to Chinese art and culture. The hotel offers a range of spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites, all designed with a blend of contemporary luxury and traditional Chinese elements.


Included Hotel

Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake (Or Similar)

Nestled in Tokyo’s thriving Ariake district, the Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Ariake hotel offers sleek design, impeccable Japanese hospitality, and a host of amenities. It’s well-appointed, contemporary rooms blend comfort and style, looking out upon the waters of Tokyo Bay. Guests can savour Japanese and international cuisines at the on-site restaurant, or unwind in the tranquil lounge. Its proximity to Tokyo Big Sight and the attractions of Odaiba makes it the perfect base for exploring this dynamic Asian capital.

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