14-night Japan and Russia Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Noordam
Destination:
Roundtrip Yokohama (Tokyo)
Departure Date:
4/10/2021
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1344674
from
$2099


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Yokohama (Tokyo)
4/10/2021
4/10/2021

Yokohama is located on the southern part of Honshu Island, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay, and is our gateway to Tokyo. It has excellent harbour facilities and is one of the leading ports industrial centres of Japan. There are numerous shrines, temples, and Christian churches and a number of beautiful parks. A small fishing village in 1854, Yokohama was almost totally destroyed in 1923 by an earthquake. Gradually reconstructed the city is now among the most modern in Japan. It was heavily bombed in 1945, during World War II.

Shimizu
4/11/2021
4/11/2021

Shimizu is located on the northwest coast of Suruga Bay on the island of Honshu. Protected by a sandspit, it is a major commercial port and fishing centre. Places of scenic and historic interest include the Pine Groves of Miho, the Ryuge Temple, containing a fern palm believed to be more than 1,000 years old, and the nearby Nippon-Daira plateau.

Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/12/2021
4/12/2021

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Kochi
Suggested Private Excursion
4/13/2021
4/13/2021

Kochi has beautiful lagoons and lakes and offers travelers an extraordinary setting for a stay of a few nights.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Kanmon Straits
4/14/2021
4/14/2021

No information currently available.

Hakata
4/14/2021
4/14/2021

Hakata is a port city that merged with Fukuoka city, and is now one of the largest cities in the northern part of Japan. There is a fantastic shopping and entertainment complex on the water at Hakata Wharf . Inside the building there is a beautiful aquarium, which contains about 500 fish from the local sea. There is also a museum, a year-round indoor snowboard facility, and the Hakata Port Tower. The wharf is also the boarding point for many sightseeing cruises and passenger ferries. And if that were not enough there is also Canal City Hakata, where the canal has been turned into a nature garden, with plants, live fish and even fireflies. The complex contains two hotels, office space, a movie theater with 13 screens, a Sega amusement park, a theater for musicals and plays, and a variety of shopping and dining.

At Sea
4/15/2021
4/15/2021

No information currently available.

Kanazawa
4/16/2021
4/16/2021

Kanazawa's importance grew in the 15th century, when the powerful and militant Ikko sect established its new headquarters there after being chased out of Kyoto by the monks of Mt.Hiei.

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa was the seat of the Maeda clan, the second most powerful clan after the Tokugawa in terms of rice production and fief size. Accordingly, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo).

In World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan's second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. Consequently, parts of the old castle town, such as samurai, temple and pleasure districts, have survived in pretty good condition.

Kanazawa is capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, a prefecture along the Sea of Japan.

At Sea
4/17/2021
4/17/2021

No information currently available.

Vladivostok
4/18/2021
4/18/2021

Vladivostok is capital of the Maritime Territory, in southeastern Russia, on Golden Horn Bay, an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Vladivostok is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Russia's major Pacific seaport, and the main base of their Pacific fleet. The harbour, kept open by icebreakers in winter months, serves as a base for fishing and whaling fleets. The Far Eastern State University is located here, and the city is an important centre of scientific research. Vladivostok, founded as a military outpost in 1860, grew rapidly after the completion in 1903 of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. From 1918 to 1922 the city was occupied by Japanese and Allied forces.

At Sea
4/19/2021
4/19/2021

No information currently available.

Otaru
4/20/2021
4/20/2021

Otaru is located on Ishikari Bay of the Sea of Japan on Hokkaido Island. With a name meaning "sandy beach", Otaru developed as a modern town in the late 19th century. Provided with a good natural harbour, it is the port for the city of Sapporo, the largest city and capital of Hokkaido Island and site of the 1972 Winter Olympics. Visit the Asarigawa Spa, Otamoi Park, and the Otaru Aquarium, one of the largest in Japan. Sapporo, laid out in 1871, features wide, tree-lined boulevards and some beautiful Botanical Gardens incorporating the Ainu Museum and Sapporo Art Park. The Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum and the Historical Village of Hokkaido are also well worth visiting.

Aomori
4/21/2021
4/21/2021

A city for all seasons, Aomori attracts visitors from afar for its beauty and events. In the spring, Hirosaki Castle Park is one of Japan’s most famous sites for viewing the cherry blossoms. The Nebuta Festival is held in the summer time and is one of the largest and most colorful summer events in Japan. Lake Towada is famous for the changing of her leaves in the autumn, and the winter months bring glorious snow for skiing, skating and snowboarding. Aomori is also home to the largest outdoor Buddha’s in Japan – weighing over 220 tons.

Hakodate
4/22/2021
4/22/2021

The fan shaped city Hakodate was once an island but now straddles a sandbar linking it to the mainland. Sites worth visiting include Mount Hakodate (cable car), the Old Public Hall, the Russian Orthodox Church and Goryokaku Fort. Nearby is the Onuma Quasi-National Park and Mount Komagatake.

At Sea
4/23/2021
4/23/2021

No information currently available.

Yokohama (Tokyo)
4/24/2021
4/24/2021

Yokohama is located on the southern part of Honshu Island, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay, and is our gateway to Tokyo. It has excellent harbour facilities and is one of the leading ports industrial centres of Japan. There are numerous shrines, temples, and Christian churches and a number of beautiful parks. A small fishing village in 1854, Yokohama was almost totally destroyed in 1923 by an earthquake. Gradually reconstructed the city is now among the most modern in Japan. It was heavily bombed in 1945, during World War II.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $215 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
4/10/2021
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 14-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1344674

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Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
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(604) 737-8100
(800) 565-2784
 
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