£4499PP * FROM ONLY HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS Explore two ancient nations in 16 well-packed days on your unique land tour and spend 9 nights on board Diamond Princess. This holiday will take you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. Hop aboard trains and ferries and face an army of Terracotta Warriors for a historical encounter you won't soon forget. Spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites. YOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - BEIJING Arrive at Beijing and feel free to explore before your welcome meeting in the evening. Your CEO will review the details of your tour. DAY 2 - BEIJING Climb the rolling hills of Huairou County at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy scenic views as the wall winds along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall from any of the 22 towers. DAY 3 - BEIJING / XI'AN Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Great Hall of the People. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an DAY 4 - XI'AN / SUZHOU Enjoy some free time exploring the city before a visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. More than 8,000 clay soldiers and hundreds of replica horses and chariots stand in three pits. Learn why the Emperor Qin Shihuang commissioned the statues to serve as his army in the afterlife and how they were discovered. Spend a half-day exploring this archaeological wonder. After enjoy a local lunch at a farmhouse before hopping on an overnight train to Suzhou. DAY 5 - SUZHOU Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens and UNESCO World Heritage Site. FREE STAYS YOUR FULL BOARD CRUISE YOUR FLIGHTS ANCIENT EMPIRES ANCIENT EMPIRES LAND TOUR Overnight in Mount Koya Temple Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing) Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour Terracotta Warriors excursion Master of the Nets Garden visit Shanghai orientation walk Chinese acrobat performance Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit Nijo Castle and gardens visit Gion walk Fushimi Inari shrine visit Lake Ashino-ko boat ride Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days) All transport between destinations and to/from included activities Hotels (12 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), mountain monastery (1 nt, shared facilities), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities) DEPARTING: OCT ‘19 - APR ‘20 LOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED ANCIENT EMPIRES 5 FIND OUT MORE >