Highlights of East Asia: Japan, South Korea, and China

06/15/2019 through 03/22/2020
06/15/2019 through 04/17/2020
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Highlights of East Asia: Japan, South Korea, and China
Hit all the hot spots of East Asia on this 24-day tour through Japan, South Korea, and China. Start with stunning mountain temples, shrines, and torii gates before heading to the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea and venturing to Beijing’s monumental highlights (Great Wall, Forbidden City). Along the way, you’ll experience destinations like the locals do – overnights in a Japanese Ryokan (complete with onsen baths and tatami floors), a local temple in Busan, and indulging in street eats to get a true understanding of day-to-day life in China.

Highlights
Stay overnight in a temple on top of Mt Koya, See Miyajima’s floating torii gate, Visit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Walk along the Great Wall of China, Explore Shanghai’s famed Bund waterfront.

Accommodation
Hotels (19 nts), mountain monastery (1 nt, shared facilities), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities), temple (1 nt, multi-share), sleeper train (1 nt).

Group Size Notes
Max 15.

Meals Included
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

What’s Included
Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in Mount Koya Temple, Koyasan
Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Temple Stay, Busan
Your Discover Moment: Shanghai. Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit. Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit. Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto). Gion walk. Fushimi Inari shrine visit. Lake Ashino-ko boat ride (Hakone). Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal. City tour of Seoul. DMZ visit. City tour of Gyeongju. Yangdong Folk Village visit. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Visit. City tour of Busan. Great Wall excursion. Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Terracotta Warriors tour. Master of the Nets Garden visit. Shanghai orientation walk. Chinese acrobat performance. Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days). Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Day 1 Osaka
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Day 2 Osaka/Koyasan
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Day 3 Koyasan/Hiroshima
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Day 4 Hiroshima
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Day 5 Hiroshima/Kyoto
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Day 6 Kyoto
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Day 7 Kyoto/Hakone
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Day 8 Hakone/Tokyo
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Day 9 Tokyo
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Day 10 Tokyo/Seoul
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Day 11 Seoul
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Day 12 Seoul
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Day 13 Seoul/Gyeongju-si
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Day 14 Gyeongju-si/Busan
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Day 15 Busan
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Day 16 Busan/Seoul
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Day 17 Seoul/Beijing
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Day 18 Beijing
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Day 19 Beijing/Xi'an
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Day 20 Xi'an/Suzhou
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Day 21 Suzhou
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Day 22 Suzhou/Shanghai
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Day 23 Shanghai
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Day 24 Shanghai
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