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16D15N Ancient Empires – Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ)

16D15N Ancient Empires – Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ)

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G Adventures Rail Tours. Before we took to the skies, we rode the rails. The steam locomotive connected the world like no technology that came before it, linking isolated communities to the big cities. The magic of train travel hasn’t diminished with time, yet most of us have forgotten it. Climb aboard and see your world in a new way all over again. Rail tours combine the must-see highlights, insider access, freeform exploration, and life-altering encounters with local people and culture you'd expect from small-group adventures with the ease and efficiency of the train travel.

Cities to Visit: Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Tokyo
Language: English

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Travel Period: from May 13, 2022 till December 22, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Meet the ancient Terracotta Warriors
~ Visit the Great Wall of China
~ Sleep in a temple atop Mt Kōya
~ Get a bird's-eye view of Mt Fuji from a cable car
~ Stay in a traditional ryokan
What To Expect
Explore two ancient nations in 16 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. Hop aboard trains and ferries and face an army of Terracotta Warriors for a historical encounter you won't soon forget. Spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites.
  • Day 1: Beijing

    Arrive at any time. Is Beijing top of your must-see list? Booking pre-trip accommodations will let you do Beijing your way before meeting up with the group.

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall. Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Spend time wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs.

  • Day 3: Beijing - Xi'an

    Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.

  • Day 4: Xi'an

    Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. After, the day is yours to explore as you wish.

  • Day 5: Xi'an - Shanghai

    Say goodbye to Xi'an this morning and hop on the fast train to the bustling city of Shanghai.

  • Day 6: Shanghai

    Train to Suzhou today for a day exploring in the city. Admire Suzhou's classical gardens, canals, bridges and museums.

  • Day 7: Shanghai

    After an orientation walk along Shanghai's famous Bund, you are free to explore the delights of this modern Chinese city. In the evening, head to the theatre for an intense acrobatic performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Day 8: Shanghai - Osaka

    Hop on a flight from Shanghai to Osaka. Take the evening to explore the city. Board a flight from Shanghai to Osaka and enjoy a free night exploring the cityscape.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: Osaka - Kōyasan

    Depart early and travel to the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Savour a traditional dinner of shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine). Watch the monks pray in the morning. Journey to Mt Koya, a religious centre founded in 816 by the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi. The train ride up the mountain is possibly one of the finest rail journeys in Japan. For the final steep ascent, switch to funicular and then hop on a bus to reach the monastery.

    In the evening, dine on shojin-ryori, typical vegetarian cuisine, and relax in a yukata, or kimono.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10: Kōyasan - Hiroshima

    Watch the monks pray in the morning and enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Hiroshima. This afternoon, visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum commemorating the events of 1945. Early morning offers the chance to observe the monks praying. Breathe in some fresh mountain air before a vegetarian breakfast, then start the journey back down the mountain via bus, train and funicular.

    Later, board a train to Hiroshima, a historically significant city, marked by the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 11: Hiroshima

    Take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate. Opt to hike around Mt Misen.

  • Day 12: Hiroshima - Kyoto

    Travel to Kyoto and start exploring. Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, explore the geisha district of Gion on a CEO-led walking tour.

  • Day 13: Kyoto

    Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and walk under the bright torii gates. Opt to shop, stroll along the riverbank, or explore another of Kyoto's many temples with free time.

  • Day 14: Kyoto - Hakone

    Take a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko, and hopefully catch a glimpse of majestic Mt Fuji. Enjoy a stay in traditional ryokan accommodation, feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs, and sleep on a futon.

    Travel to Hakone, a town in the hills famous for its onsens, or natural hot springs. Stay in a traditional ryokan, with its own private onsen.

    In the evening, enjoy the ryokan, savouring a complex meal of traditional Japanese foods, followed by a recommended soak in the onsen.

    : Dinner
  • Day 15: Hakone - Tokyo

    Head to Tokyo with time to do some last-minute shopping. Arrive before noon to Tokyo, with time to explore this energetic metropolis. Opt to visit Ueno park and the museums, Akihabara for cutting edge electronics, Harajuku for funky fashions, Ginza for the highest of the high end, walk the grounds of the Imperial Palace East Garden, or just stroll the streets, looking for the traditional life that still lies just under the modern surface.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 16: Tokyo

    Depart at any time.

Whats Included
~ 15 nights’ accommodation
~ 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners
~ Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
~ All attractions as mention in tour.

Whats Excluded
~ Travel insurance
~ International air ticket
~ Optional activities
~ Others not mention in inclusion

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Travel Period: from May 13, 2022 till December 22, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Meet the ancient Terracotta Warriors
~ Visit the Great Wall of China
~ Sleep in a temple atop Mt Kōya
~ Get a bird's-eye view of Mt Fuji from a cable car
~ Stay in a traditional ryokan
What To Expect
Explore two ancient nations in 16 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. Hop aboard trains and ferries and face an army of Terracotta Warriors for a historical encounter you won't soon forget. Spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites.
  • Day 1: Beijing

    Arrive at any time. Is Beijing top of your must-see list? Booking pre-trip accommodations will let you do Beijing your way before meeting up with the group.

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall. Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Spend time wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs.

  • Day 3: Beijing - Xi'an

    Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.

  • Day 4: Xi'an

    Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. After, the day is yours to explore as you wish.

  • Day 5: Xi'an - Shanghai

    Say goodbye to Xi'an this morning and hop on the fast train to the bustling city of Shanghai.

  • Day 6: Shanghai

    Train to Suzhou today for a day exploring in the city. Admire Suzhou's classical gardens, canals, bridges and museums.

  • Day 7: Shanghai

    After an orientation walk along Shanghai's famous Bund, you are free to explore the delights of this modern Chinese city. In the evening, head to the theatre for an intense acrobatic performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Day 8: Shanghai - Osaka

    Hop on a flight from Shanghai to Osaka. Take the evening to explore the city. Board a flight from Shanghai to Osaka and enjoy a free night exploring the cityscape.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: Osaka - Kōyasan

    Depart early and travel to the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Savour a traditional dinner of shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine). Watch the monks pray in the morning. Journey to Mt Koya, a religious centre founded in 816 by the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi. The train ride up the mountain is possibly one of the finest rail journeys in Japan. For the final steep ascent, switch to funicular and then hop on a bus to reach the monastery.

    In the evening, dine on shojin-ryori, typical vegetarian cuisine, and relax in a yukata, or kimono.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10: Kōyasan - Hiroshima

    Watch the monks pray in the morning and enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Hiroshima. This afternoon, visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum commemorating the events of 1945. Early morning offers the chance to observe the monks praying. Breathe in some fresh mountain air before a vegetarian breakfast, then start the journey back down the mountain via bus, train and funicular.

    Later, board a train to Hiroshima, a historically significant city, marked by the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 11: Hiroshima

    Take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate. Opt to hike around Mt Misen.

  • Day 12: Hiroshima - Kyoto

    Travel to Kyoto and start exploring. Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, explore the geisha district of Gion on a CEO-led walking tour.

  • Day 13: Kyoto

    Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and walk under the bright torii gates. Opt to shop, stroll along the riverbank, or explore another of Kyoto's many temples with free time.

  • Day 14: Kyoto - Hakone

    Take a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko, and hopefully catch a glimpse of majestic Mt Fuji. Enjoy a stay in traditional ryokan accommodation, feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs, and sleep on a futon.

    Travel to Hakone, a town in the hills famous for its onsens, or natural hot springs. Stay in a traditional ryokan, with its own private onsen.

    In the evening, enjoy the ryokan, savouring a complex meal of traditional Japanese foods, followed by a recommended soak in the onsen.

    : Dinner
  • Day 15: Hakone - Tokyo

    Head to Tokyo with time to do some last-minute shopping. Arrive before noon to Tokyo, with time to explore this energetic metropolis. Opt to visit Ueno park and the museums, Akihabara for cutting edge electronics, Harajuku for funky fashions, Ginza for the highest of the high end, walk the grounds of the Imperial Palace East Garden, or just stroll the streets, looking for the traditional life that still lies just under the modern surface.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 16: Tokyo

    Depart at any time.

Whats Included
~ 15 nights’ accommodation
~ 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners
~ Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
~ All attractions as mention in tour.

Whats Excluded
~ Travel insurance
~ International air ticket
~ Optional activities
~ Others not mention in inclusion
★★★☆☆

106-1 Majiabao East Road, Beijing, China, 100068

Laurel Hotel Beijing is located on Majiabao East Road, Fengtai District, Beijing, next to the South Third Ring Road, northeast, between Metro Line 5 and line 4, and about two minutes' walk to Jiaomen east station of Metro Line 10.

★★★★☆

100 W 5th Rd, Zhonglou Shangquan, Xincheng District, Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Xi'an Huiyuan Jinjiang International Hotel is located in the bustling golden area of Xi'an City, at the intersection of North Street subway line 1 and line 2. It is adjacent to the bell tower, Drum Tower, ancient city wall, famous snack street, Huimin street and yongxingfang.

★★★★☆

1301 Gonghexin Rd, Zhongshan North Road, Zhabei Qu, Shanghai, China

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Shanghai Holland Hotel is ideally situated in SHA Railway Station Zhabei; one of the city's most popular locales.

★★★☆☆

3 Chome-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

This modern business hotel is ideally located close to JR Osaka Station, allowing easy access to all of Osaka's top attractions, sports facilities, restaurants, and bars. The JR station is the best option for transportation with JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, and several subway lines available.

★★★★☆

3-11 Kojinmachi, Minami Ward, Hiroshima, 732-0807, Japan

Located within less than 0.6 mi of Myoei-ji Temple and a 16-minute walk of Chosho-in Temple, Nest Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae provides rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Hiroshima. Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima and Hiroshima Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

★★★☆☆

Japan, 〒604-8035 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Sakuranocho, 420 420 寺町東入

Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo is located in Teramachi Shopping Street, one of the downtown areas of Kyoto, and is lined with many long-established stores. Guests can enjoy shopping in Kyoto as well as sightseeing spots in the area. It is also extremely convenient to move to various parts of Kyoto.

Motel

160-51 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0522, Japan

Newly renovated in January 2011!! The new Japanese style twin rooms with cozy Tatami living space are ready for reserve.There are still western style rooms with indoor bath available. And the existing Japanese style rooms are suitable for a family or group. The lodge style resort hotel Ashinoko Ichinoyu is very close to Ashi Lake. The area is good for many activities such as Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Eco Tour, Driving and so on. And of course, you can enjoy a good quality hot spring here.

★★★☆☆

2 Chome-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan

Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is a chic hotel located in the busy Shinjuku business district of Tokyo, Japan. Newly renovated in 2007 with sleek lines and modern furniture, this Tokyo Shinjuku hotel's guestrooms are both contemporary and inviting for business and leisure travelers.

★★★☆☆

106-1 Majiabao East Road, Beijing, China, 100068

Laurel Hotel Beijing is located on Majiabao East Road, Fengtai District, Beijing, next to the South Third Ring Road, northeast, between Metro Line 5 and line 4, and about two minutes' walk to Jiaomen east station of Metro Line 10.

★★★★☆

100 W 5th Rd, Zhonglou Shangquan, Xincheng District, Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Xi'an Huiyuan Jinjiang International Hotel is located in the bustling golden area of Xi'an City, at the intersection of North Street subway line 1 and line 2. It is adjacent to the bell tower, Drum Tower, ancient city wall, famous snack street, Huimin street and yongxingfang.

★★★★☆

1301 Gonghexin Rd, Zhongshan North Road, Zhabei Qu, Shanghai, China

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Shanghai Holland Hotel is ideally situated in SHA Railway Station Zhabei; one of the city's most popular locales.

★★★☆☆

3 Chome-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

This modern business hotel is ideally located close to JR Osaka Station, allowing easy access to all of Osaka's top attractions, sports facilities, restaurants, and bars. The JR station is the best option for transportation with JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, and several subway lines available.

★★★★☆

3-11 Kojinmachi, Minami Ward, Hiroshima, 732-0807, Japan

Located within less than 0.6 mi of Myoei-ji Temple and a 16-minute walk of Chosho-in Temple, Nest Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae provides rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Hiroshima. Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima and Hiroshima Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

★★★☆☆

Japan, 〒604-8035 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Sakuranocho, 420 420 寺町東入

Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo is located in Teramachi Shopping Street, one of the downtown areas of Kyoto, and is lined with many long-established stores. Guests can enjoy shopping in Kyoto as well as sightseeing spots in the area. It is also extremely convenient to move to various parts of Kyoto.

Motel

160-51 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0522, Japan

Newly renovated in January 2011!! The new Japanese style twin rooms with cozy Tatami living space are ready for reserve.There are still western style rooms with indoor bath available. And the existing Japanese style rooms are suitable for a family or group. The lodge style resort hotel Ashinoko Ichinoyu is very close to Ashi Lake. The area is good for many activities such as Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Eco Tour, Driving and so on. And of course, you can enjoy a good quality hot spring here.

★★★☆☆

2 Chome-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan

Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is a chic hotel located in the busy Shinjuku business district of Tokyo, Japan. Newly renovated in 2007 with sleek lines and modern furniture, this Tokyo Shinjuku hotel's guestrooms are both contemporary and inviting for business and leisure travelers.

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