APT has added Japan as a new destination to its Asian portfolio, showcasing new land tours and two styles of ocean cruising as part of its latest China & Japan 2017 brochure.
The new brochure offers a choice of four Japan itineraries. As well as staying at impressive luxury hotels, a range of travel styles feature – from bullet train to coach travel, soft expedition cruising and classic ocean cruising. APT has also compiled an unforgettable sightseeing program.
Sightseeing highlights include Signature Experiences such as: the chance to meet with Grandma Hiroko in Tokyo to learn more about the Japan of yesteryear and try your hand at cooking traditional cuisine; meeting a Maiko (apprentice Geiko) or Geiko (Geisha) while at a traditional tea ceremony within a tatami tearoom; visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to meet local volunteers and construct paper cranes at the Sadako Memorial; and spending a full day at World Heritage-listed city of Gyeongju, ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty.
Several travel styles are available, with APT offering a smaller group land journey on the 11 day Best of Japan, the chance to ride Japan’s infamous Bullet Train and for cruise fans, two styles of ocean cruising. Guests can choose small ship cruising around the Japanese coast aboard APT’s own vessel, the MS Caledonian Sky, on the 12 day Timeless Japan; or ocean cruising aboard the Diamond Princess on the 19 day Best of Japan and Circle Hokkaido journey from Osaka to Tokyo.
The new brochure also features a selection of APT’s most popular luxury China river cruises and tours. APT’s all inclusive sightseeing in the region includes Signature Experiences such as the chance to explore a rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China to enjoy an unforgettable lunch complete with free flowing beer, wine and soft drinks; and at Beijing’s Summer Palace, a private cruise aboard a traditional vessel around the shores of China’s most beautiful royal palace complex.
Most popular China tour is 13-day Best of China. Priced from $6,345* per person twin share, the itinerary takes guests from Beijing – where guests spend three nights at the five star Raffles Hotel – to Shanghai for a three night stay at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, and includes an exclusive luxury four night river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and then two nights in Xi’an.
Highlights include the chance to see Chongqing Zoo’s giant Pandas, enjoy a special tour of the Terracotta Warriors and premium seating at an acrobatic show.
For those wanting to combine both destinations APT’s new brochure also features a combination tour, the 23 day Best of Japan and China.
APT offers a long list of guaranteed inclusions across all journeys on its China and Japan program. These include all sightseeing, most meals, port charges, porterage and tipping, flights included within China, luxury hotel stays, airport transfers and dedicated APT tour and cruise directors.
APT is offering a choice of three SuperDeals including ‘Fly Free, including taxes’, ‘Companion Fly Free, including taxes’ and ‘Fly Business Class from $995’.
In addition, APT’s Early Payment Discount offers a saving of up to $600 per couple when they book and pay 10 months prior to departure. APT is also offering Travel with Friends & Save whereby guests who travel with six friends on the same date will save $600 per couple.
All offers are subject to availability and are valid until 31 October 2016. Terms and conditions apply.