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Tokyo to Singapore

Pagodas Sojourn | 33 Nights | Departs Mar 11, 2015

 

Manila, Philippines

Ports:

Mar, 11

-Tokyo, Japan

Mar, 12

-Nagoya, Japan

Mar, 13

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Mar, 14

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Mar, 15

-Hiroshima, Japan

Mar, 16

-Busan, South Korea

Mar, 17

-Cruise the East China Sea

Mar, 18

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 19

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 20

-Cruise the East China Sea

Mar, 21

-Japan Okinawa (Naha), Japan

Mar, 22

-Ishigaki, Japan

Mar, 23

-Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Mar, 24

-Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mar, 25

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 26

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 27

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 28

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 29

-Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Mar, 30

-Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mar, 31

-Cruise the Luzon Strait

Apr, 1

-Manila, Philippines

Apr, 2

-Boracay Island, Philippines

Apr, 3

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 4

-Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Apr, 5

-Muara, Brunei

Apr, 6

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 7

-Nha Trang, Vietnam

Apr, 8

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 9

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 10

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 11

-Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Apr, 12

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 13

-Singapore

Manila, Philippines-port

The Philippine capital of Manila was founded by King Philip II of Spain. In the years that followed, the Spanish successfully prevented the Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese from settling in the Philippines. During the Seven Years' War the British occupied Manila, but agreed to return it to Spain in 1763. During WWII, the Japanese took control during a 1942 invasion, and eventually the U.S. recaptured the islands and returned them to the Philippines. In 1946, the country was granted full independence.

 

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
  • Charms of Old Manila
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Corregidor-the Last Bastion
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Old Manila & Jeepney Ride
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Old and New Manila
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Tagaytay Ridge
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Charms of Old Manila

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 3/4 hours
    Tour Code: mnl-003
    Price:

    Free

    Manila's tumultuous past comes alive on this exploration of its most historic sites, many of them contained within Intramuros, the city's original 16th-century district.

    Depart from the pier by coach and begin driving along Roxas Boulevard, the wide wonderfully scenic thoroughfare that hugs the shore of Manila Bay. Before long, you'll arrive in Intramuros, the city's oldest district, which is enclosed within a thick wall that the Spanish built for defense in the 1500s. Here, you'll tour notorious Fort Santiago, where prisoners were held and tortured throughout the history of Manila. You may even see the symbolic bronzed footsteps of Dr. Jose Rizal, a national hero who was imprisoned in the fortress before walking to his execution, the penalty for his inflammatory, anti-colonial writings.

    Then, after some free time to shop for souvenirs, you'll discover even more about the city's history at Casa Manila, a replica of a lavish Spanish colonial house decorated with period furniture. It was built as a pet project of the Philippines' former first lady Imelda Marcos. Delving even further into the past, you'll visit magnificent San Agustin, a stone church constructed in 1606. The interior of this UNESCO World Heritage site is stunning, especially its baroque altar.

    Next, you will make a brief photo stop at serene Rizal Park, whose focal point is the Rizal Monument which was built in honor of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Continuing on, you'll also see the Manila Hotel, a luxurious Philippine landmark that opened in 1912. General Douglas MacArthur used the hotel as his command post during much of World War II. After viewing these most notable landmarks of old Manila, you'll return to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or 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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