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Botanica

Cherry Blossoms in Japan & Chinese Culture & Gardens in Spring

Osaka to Beijing

Trip Code: BTJPCN25
25 Days
69 Meals
2020

Trip Highlights

Cherry Blossom Season

Visit Japan's gardens during cherry blossom season, including Ryonji, Koraku-en Garden, Kenroku-en and more.

Iconic Chinese Gardens

Explore iconic Chinese Gardens including the Garden of the Humble Administrator, the Summer Palace and more.

Wonders of Japan and China

Visit the iconic sights of Japan and China.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director, local guides & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & port taxes
  • 10 Nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky & 4 Nights aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Bullet train from Kanazawa to Tokyo
  • 10 Nights quality accommodation in Tokyo and China
  • Economy flight from Tokyo to Shanghai and flights as per the itinerary in China
  • 69 Meals

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Small ship up to 100 guests maximum
  • Group size (China) 15 to 25 guests
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • A visa is required for China
  • Shuttle transfers provided in Tokyo and Osaka
  • Cherry blossom viewing is subject to nature
  • Torii Gate under scaffolding in 2020
  • Prices are for land,cruise and flights as specified only
Asia Map BTJPCN25 2019-21
Osaka to Beijing

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Azalea Flower Show

Stroll through the grounds at historic Tiger Hill to see thousands of blooming flowers.

Visit the famous Kyoto temple, Ginkakuji, and see the cherry blossom from the Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto.

Stay: Ten Nights, MS Caledonian Sky

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Visit Koraku-en Garden, then discover the canal town Kurashiki.

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Tour Takamatsu on Shikoku, visit Kinashi Bonsai Town and Ritsurin Park.

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Visit the Peace Memorial Park, and Torii Gate.

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Choose to visit a pearl farm and Tensha-en Garden or explore Uwajima Castle and Tensha-en Garden.

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Tour the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden.

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Embark on a full-day excursion to Kyongju.

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Tour a Samurai’s home and visit the historic Daisho Temple.

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Visit Matsue Castle and Yuushien Gardens, famous for ginseng and peonies.

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Visit the Kanazawa Castle ruins and the famed Kenroku-en Garden.

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Take the bullet train to Tokyo and enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing including the Meiji Temple.

Stay: Tokyo, Imperial Hotel

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Fly to Shanghai and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden.

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Visit the watertown of Jinxi. Continue to Suzhou.

Stay: Two Nights, Suzhou, Hyatt Regency

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Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden today then enjoy a Suzhou music show in a garden setting.

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Azalea Flower Show

Stroll through the grounds at historic Tiger Hill to see thousands of blooming flowers.


See the Azalea Flower Show and visit Tiger Hill Park. Fly to Yichang and board the RV Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.

Stay: Four Nights, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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  • Dinner

Cruise through the Three Gorges region.

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Appreciate the spectacular Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.

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Choose to experience either the 816 Underground Project or the White Crane Ridge Underwater Project.

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Disembark in Chongqing today, visit the zoo to see giant pandas. Fly to Xi’an.

Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La Hotel

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See the world-famous Terracotta Army from a private viewing platform.

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Fly to Beijing. This afternoon visit Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Stay: Three Nights, Beijing, Regent Hotel

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Visit one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall of China. Board a cable-car and enjoy great views of the wall.

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Visit the Summer Palace. This evening we will enjoy a Peking Duck Farewell Dinner.

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Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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