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Hong Kong to Beijing (Tianjin)

Jewels of the Orient | 16 Nights | Departs Feb 5, 2015

 

Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Ports:

Feb, 5

-Hong Kong, China

Feb, 6

-Cruise the Coast of China

Feb, 7

-Xiamen, China

Feb, 8

-Xiamen, China

Feb, 9

-Cruise the Coast of China

Feb, 10

-Shanghai, China

Feb, 11

-Shanghai, China

Feb, 12

-Cruise the East China Sea

Feb, 13

-Hiroshima, Japan

Feb, 14

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Feb, 15

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Feb, 16

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 17

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 18

-Seoul (Inchon), South Korea

Feb, 19

-Dalian, China

Feb, 20

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Feb, 21

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Kyoto (Kobe), Japan-port

Visit the breathtaking temples and shrines of Japan’s old imperial capital, Kyoto, or visit ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples that pre-date Kyoto’s. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine. Then travel on to Osaka and its famed castle. In Kobe visit historic Himeji Castle, a huge, amazing edifice built entirely of wood and tile! Take home silks, ceramic teapots, paper parasols, superb artworks and pottery among other beautiful objects. Enjoy traditional Japanese fare or indulge in a wonderful dinner of Kobe beef. Everything will be exquisitely prepared and served.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • The Glory of Mt. Rokko
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Highlights of Osaka
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Kyoto
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Osaka Castle
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Traditional Kyoto
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Nara & Osaka Discovery
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • The Glory of Mt. Rokko

    Moderate Activity/Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: kbe-002
    Price:

    Free

    This half-day tour takes you to the outskirts of Kobe, to scenic Mt. Rokko. Opened to the public by Arthur Groom in 1901, Mt. Rokko quickly became a popular retreat for foreigners. Today, Mt. Rokko is the centerpiece of a popular sightseeing and hiking area stretching over six miles. With an elevation of 3,000 feet, it is the highest peak in the mountain range that spreads 19 miles from the northeast to southwest. Reach the summit via a funicular, then drive to Mt. Rokko Observation point to enjoy stunning views of Osaka Bay and the distant Awaji Island in the easternmost part of the Inland Sea. Departing Mt. Rokko, drive to the Sake Brewery Museum. Designated an Important Tangible National Cultural Property by Hyogo Prefecture, the museum was opened in 1978 on the site of an old brewery. Known for growing the best rice for sake production and its pure underground water, the region manufactures some of the most famous brands of sake in Japan. After your visit, rejoin your coach for your return to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking with number of steps to negotiate. At the funicular station, there are approx 30 steps. (no lift or slopes) Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. We suggest passengers obtain local currency for shopping.

    The order of sites visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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