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  • Explore Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan on one trip.
  • Private guided tours of Japan's cornerstones Tokyo and Kyoto.
  • Discover Beijing and the Great Wall of China with private guide.
  • Private city tours of Seoul (South Korea), and Taipei (Taiwan).
  • Expert selection of comfortable 3.5* and 4* accommodations.
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From modern megacities to ancient wonders, East Asia has an incredible array of unique architecture, culture and history, waiting to be discovered. Explore the best of East Asia on this itinerary, traveling between neighbor countries Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan.

Tour the massive metropolis Tokyo with a guide, then venture out to Hakone and the scenic Mt. Fuji area. Make your way to Kyoto, an impressive ancient city which maintains and celebrates its traditional architecture. Travel onward to South Korea, where you'll explore the capital, Seoul, including a visit out to the Third Tunnel in the demilitarized zone nearing the border of North Korea. In China, stand in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and discover the Forbidden City and Summer Palace before venturing out to the 2,000 year old Great Wall, a feat which still seems miraculous to this day. Enjoy a private tour of Shanghai with a cruise on the Bund, then conclude your journey in Taipei, capital of Taiwan, where you'll tour the city with a private guide, and then set out along the scenic north coast to the unique Yehliu Park.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Japan - Welcome
    • Airport Meet & Assist - Meet & Greet-Narita 9:00-20:55
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Narita Airport
  • Day 2 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Tokyo Highlights Tour (8 hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 3 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Hakone Mt. Fuji National Park Tour (9 hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 4 Tokyo to Kyoto
    Tokyo to Kyoto
    • Baggage Transfer - Baggage Transfer
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station Transfer with Private Vehicle and Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Train - Tokyo - Kyoto [(2.5hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station Transfer with Private Vehicle and Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Kyoto Highlights Tour by Taxi (4 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Nara and Fushimi Excursion with Sake Brewery by Taxi & Local Train (8 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Kyoto to Seoul
    Kyoto to Seoul
    • Transfer - Private - Kyoto - Osaka [Kansai Airport] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Incheon Airport with Guide - Mini Van/Driver/Guide
  • Day 7 Seoul
    Seoul
    • Tour - Private - Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong & Jongmyo (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Seoul
    Seoul
    • Tour - Shared - D.M.Z. & The 3rd Tunnel - Coach/Guide
  • Day 9 Seoul to Beijing
    Seoul to Beijing
    • Transfer - Private - Incheon Airport with Guide - Mini Van/Driver/Guide
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Liyuan Theater Peking Opera & Dadong Peking Duck - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 10 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Tour - Private - Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 11 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Tour - Private - Great Wall Mutianyu with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 12 Beijing to Shanghai
    Beijing to Shanghai
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Train - Beijing - Shanghai [Bullet Train (5.5hrs) ] - 1st Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner & Acrobat Show - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 13 Shanghai
    Shanghai
    • Tour - Private - Bund Cruise, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl & Yu Gardens with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 14 Shanghai to Taipei
    Shanghai to Taipei
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (PVG) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 15 Taipei
    Taipei
    • Tour - Private - Half Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Night Tour with IS Tea House (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 16 Taipei
    Taipei
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Northern Coast & Yehliu Park Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 17 Taipei
    Taipei
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan!

For your added comfort, you will be welcomed by an English speaking assistant who will assist you upon arrival at the airport. Your assistant will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

Meet your driver for an enjoyable airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Ginza (3.5*)

The Courtyard by Marriott Ginza is located in the world-famous Ginza District on Tokyo's premier Showa-Dori Avenue.It is surrounded by shopping, commercial, sightseeing and cultural attractions of Japan's capital.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tokyo
Tokyo
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Courtyard by Marriott Ginza
Courtyard by Marriott Ginza

Day 2: Tokyo

Take a day tour of this fascinating city with a local guide. The day begins with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. Take a walk down Omotesando shopping street, a broad tree lined avenue home to the flagship stores of the world’s top fashion brands. Head across town to Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can soak in the atmosphere of the Tokyo of old. Visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. End your day in Hamarikyu garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts, where you will stop for a cup of steaming matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea house on a small island in the park’s lake.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Ginza (3.5*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple

Day 3: Tokyo

Today leave Tokyo behind as you make the 90 minute journey to Hakone, the gateway to Mt Fuji and surrounding national park. Your local guide for the day will accompany you on the “Romance Car” express train from Tokyo’s Shinjuku station. To explore the National Park, you can take advantage of the numerous forms of transport on offer. Ride the world’s second longest cable car up Mt Owakudani, passing over sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers in this volcanic area, where you can eat an egg hard boiled in the sulfuric hot springs which make Hakone famous. If you do, it will add seven years to your life! A majestic replica pirate ship will sweep you across the Lake Ashinoko, a lake formed by a volcanic eruption 3000 years ago, and the Hakone Tozan ‘switchback train’ zig zags through the mountains, giving amazing views of the surrounding valleys. Throughout the day you will have the chance to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, however please keep in mind that she is a notoriously shy mountain and it needs to be a clear day. 

 

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Ginza (3.5*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji

Day 4: Tokyo - Kyoto

Your baggage will be transferred overnight by van to your next destination so that you may navigate the train system without the burden of heavy luggage. Please be sure to pack a small overnight bag.  

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Transfer by train from Tokyo to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2.5 hours.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Kyoto contains 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today you will have the opportunity to explore two of them, as well as, a local market on this half day tour. Your day will begin with a visit to one of Kyoto's most famous temples, the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion). It was originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. However, after his death, it became a Buddhist Temple as per his request. The second site you will be visiting is the Nijo Castle, an ornamental castle surrounded by stunning gardens that were built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence.The main building was completed in 1603 and is famous for its architecture, decorated sliding doors and ‘chirping’ nightingale floors. You will finish the day with an exciting visit to Nishiki Market, known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”. Nishiki is a narrow shopping street lined with more than 100 shops, selling fresh seafood, vegetables, pickles, Japanese sweets, and sushi. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Vista Premio (3*)

The Vista Premio is located in Japan's old capital city, which never ceases to attract tourists from all over Japan and around the world. The Vista Premio is just a few minute walk to the city's dining and shopping area, surrounded by numerous temples, shrines, and other cultural sites. Stay at the Vista Premio and immerse yourself in its seasonal beauties from cherry blossom to cultural festivals to autumn leaves to white winter season and explore the authentic cuisines. The interior furnishings and artworks are designed with a fine combination of Japanese tradition and western comfort. 

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kyoto
Kyoto
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Vista Premio
Vista Premio

Day 5: Kyoto

Transfer from your hotel to Nara (45 minutes) with a local guide by taxi and a local train. For 74 years during the 8th century Nara was Japan’s capital and many of the temples and shrines built at that time still remain. Visit Todaiji temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. Next stop is Nara’s most celebrated shrine, Kasuga Taisha, established in 768 AD and famous for its hundreds of bronze and stone lanterns which have been donated by worshipers. Take a wander through Nara Park, called Deer park by locals due to the large population of more than 1,000 tame deer living there. Quench your thirst at a sake brewery. During a tour of the brewery you will learn about the traditional brewing process, and then sample the different types of their sake. On the way back from Nara, visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, which was used in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”.  It is home to over 10,000 red tori gates, which form a path up the mountain behind the temple. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Vista Premio (3*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nara Deer
Nara Deer

Day 6: Kyoto - Seoul

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your English speaking guide and driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Times Square (4*)

Located in the Yeongdeungpo District and part of a new landmark, the Courtyard Seoul Times Square is just 5 minutes from the financial district and subway station. Also being very close to Gimpo/Incheon Airport, the establishment offers an unmatched location in the Times Square multi-complex, featuring shopping, entertainment and movies. The hotel provides upscale accommodations with luxurious bedding, modern furnishings, high-speed Internet, and a large work desk. You'll find world-class amenities at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Seoul. Stay fit at the fully equipped gym, catch up with colleagues over a great meal at MoMo Café, or savor your favorite cocktail at MoMo Bar. Stay productive with Internet access throughout the hotel and a full-service business center. The Courtyard Seoul Times Square also offers 6 meeting rooms and impeccable catering for business functions and social occasions.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Seoul
Seoul
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Courtyard by Marriott Times Square
Courtyard by Marriott Times Square

Day 7: Seoul

Enjoy this full day tour in and around Seoul revealing some of the many highlights. Changdeok Palace is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Because of its location, east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung, with Changgyeonggung, it is also referred to as the "East Palace". The Bukchon Hanok Village is the perfect destination for those seeking to learn about and enjoy the beauty of Hanok (traditional Korean-style house). Bukchon is not an official municipal name; rather, it means that it lies to the north of Cheonggyecheon (Stream) and Jongno, the downtown area of Seoul. It used to be the high-end residential district for royal family members and high-ranking government officials. Insa-dong Street one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts. Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue, a tradition established in the 14th century. Such shrines existed during the Three Kingdoms of Korea period but only the shrines for the rulers of Joseon remain.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Times Square (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace

Day 8: Seoul

Travel by shared coach and English speaking guide to visit the DMZ and ‘third tunnel’. The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) winds 151 miles across the Korean Peninsula from the Han River estuary in the west to a point just below the 39th parallel on the east coast. Down the center of the 4,000 meter wide strip, largely undeveloped in the years since the truce was signed, runs the Military Demarcation Line, bisecting the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, where meetings and conferences are held between north and south. The third tunnel was discovered in Oct.1978. Almost identical in structure to the second Tunnel, the 1.635 kilometer-long, 1.95 meters high and 2.1 meters wide tunnel penetrates 435 kilometers south of the Truce village of Panmunjeom. It runs though bedrock at a depth of about 73 meters below ground. Capable of moving a full division per hour, plus their weapons, it was evidently designed for a surprise attack on Seoul. Almost identical with second tunnel in structure, this tunnel is only two kilometers from a key outpost depending on the Munsan corridor leading to Seoul. Please note there is a dress code at the DMZ; please do not wear any torn clothing (including torn jeans), no clothing with profanity or offensive writing, no leather pants, and no military uniforms. During the summer no flip flops, short-shorts or miniskirts are permitted.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Times Square (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Third Tunnel of Aggression
Third Tunnel of Aggression

Day 9: Seoul - Beijing

Meet your English speaking guide and driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Enjoy a deluxe Peking Duck dinner at Da Dong restaurant. Voted by locals as the best Peking Duck in Beijing. Next visit the Liyuan Theater Peking Opera.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Beijing
Beijing
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing

Day 10: Beijing

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven with a deluxe lunch. Tiananmen Square was built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and stretches a vast 440,000 square meters. The Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex with 9,999 buildings. The Outer Court was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation. The Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. Fourteen emperors of the Ming dynasty and ten emperors of the Qing dynasty reigned here until 1924. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 AD during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven. The Summer Palace occupies an area of 294 hectares, three quarters of which is water. Classically designed as an archetypal Chinese garden, it's ranked amongst the most noted gardens of the world and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1998.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Day 11: Beijing

Enjoy a full day private guided tour with lunch at the Great Wall at Mutianyu located 45 miles northeast of Beijing. This section winds along lofty, cragged mountains for 1.4 miles. Construction was started in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) and was restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Built mainly from granite with 8 meter walls and 5 meter wide at the top, it is notable for its 22 watchtowers. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Great Wall at Mutianyu
Great Wall at Mutianyu

Day 12: Beijing - Shanghai

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Transfer from Beijing to Shanghai via the high-speed Bullet Train. The train ride is approximately 5.5 hours.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

This evening you will be picked up by a private car to enjoy a deluxe dinner and then watch the spectacular performers of an acrobatic show. The impressive acrobatic feats are hardly credible and are a result of early professional training, starting as young as six or seven. Most performers have a minimum of twenty years experience.

Accommodation: Marriott Shanghai City Center (4*)

The best of Shanghai awaits both inside and outside of the doors of the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. The new luxury property is situated in the heart of the city's downtown area, only minutes away from the Bund, Nanjing Road, and the People’s Square. Guest rooms and suites boast expansive city views and include modern amenities and plush designer bedding. Other on-site amenities include a full fitness center with an indoor pool and our signature Luxury Spa. Amenities at the hotel in Shanghai City Center include an indoor pool, fully equipped gym facilities and relaxing spa. Five delectable restaurants and lounges allow guests to savor everything from authentic Cantonese cuisine to made-to-order afternoon tea. Come see why the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre presents guests with an unparalleled downtown experience.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Tower
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Marriott Shanghai City Center
Marriott Shanghai City Center

Day 13: Shanghai

Enjoy your private tour of the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Gardens, Jade Buddha Temple, and a cruise along the Huangpu River. The tower, surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors year-round. This 468 meter high tower is the world's sixth and China's second tallest TV and radio tower. The Huangpu River is not only the mother river of Shanghai, which divides the city into east and west parts, but also assembles the splendid attractions of the city. Situated on the east bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is the symbol of Shanghai. The cruise ride is about 1 hour. The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist shrines in Shanghai. The White Jade Buddha’s were brought here from Myanmar in the nineteenth century. The temple also has some impressive images of the Heavenly Kings. The Yu Gardens are the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles. The garden has six areas, each with its own style. The Grand Rockery, in the center of the garden, is the most renowned sight. Near the garden, there is the City God Temple, where several local snack shops and streets are scattered around.

Accommodation: Marriott Shanghai City Center (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Yu Gardens
Yu Gardens

Day 14: Shanghai - Taipei

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: The Landis (4*)

The Landis Taipei Hotel is located within the business and entertainment districts of Taipei and only a five minute drive from the domestic airport and 40-minutes from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. With close proximity to the Metropolitan Rapid Transit and busses, major attractions including museums, night markets, and busy shopping districts are only steps away. All guestrooms are designed in French art deco style and equipped with modern amenities and luxurious features. Guestrooms feature wireless internet connectivity throughout and boast city views as well as comfort and luxury. The hotel has five excellent themed dining outlets from traditional French cuisine to authentic Chinese delicacies all presented in chic and modern establishments. Health and wellness services present in the hotel include the ultra-enticing Australian-born Jurlique Day Spa and a state of the art health center. Awarded as one of the top luxury hotels in Taiwan, The Landis Taipei offers its guests a wide variety of facilities combined with a high level of personalized service to ensure a satisfying stay.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taipei
Taipei
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Landis Taipei Hotel
The Landis Taipei Hotel

Day 15: Taipei

Enjoy a half day private tour with an English speaking guide. While the Taipei area has been settled for millennia by the indigenous Ketagalan people, its history as an urban centre only dates back to the early 1700's. Despite only a few hundred years of history Taipei is now a modern city with a tumultuous history, diverse population and impressive collage of modern grandeur and age old traditions. Begin with a visit to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument to the one-time leader of China and founder of modern Taiwan. The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, pavilions, and ponds. Next stop is the nearby Martyr's Shrine, an excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture and an excellent source of insight into the history of Taiwan that still shapes its relationship with the Mainland. Next stop by the Taipei National Palace Museum which houses the imperial safeguarded from the chaos of the civil war and with over 620,000 items it is the world's largest collection of Chinese art treasure - too large to be displayed all at once. Final stop is the handicraft center - an excellent source to see (and if interested purchase) traditional goods.

Enjoy a four hour private evening tour with an English speaking Guide. Modern Taipei is home to many temples, markets and exciting dining opportunities. This private tour combines these urban highlights with a visit to Lungshan (Dragon Mountain) Temple, Taipei's oldest and most famous as well as one of Taiwan's finest examples of temple architecture. With a delicious and exciting dinner at IS Tea House there is also opportunity to visit the lively Hwahsi Street Night Market and view Taipei's skyline atop the Taipei 101 Observatory (entrance ticket is included).

Accommodation: The Landis (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taipei 101
Taipei 101

Day 16: Taipei

Enjoy a half day tour with an English Speaking Guide to the beautiful northern coast of Taiwan. Begin your tour to the harbor city of Keelung and explore Yehliu Park famed for its stunning panoramic views and natural rock formations including the iconic Queen’s Head pillar.

Accommodation: The Landis (4*)
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Yehliu Park
Yehliu Park

Day 17: Taipei

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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Courtyard by Marriott Ginza (3.5*): Tokyo

The Courtyard by Marriott Ginza is located in the world-famous Ginza District on Tokyo's premier Showa-Dori Avenue.It is surrounded by shopping, commercial, sightseeing and cultural attractions of Japan's capital.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Courtyard by Marriott Ginza
Courtyard by Marriott Ginza

Vista Premio (3*): Kyoto

The Vista Premio is located in Japan's old capital city, which never ceases to attract tourists from all over Japan and around the world. The Vista Premio is just a few minute walk to the city's dining and shopping area, surrounded by numerous temples, shrines, and other cultural sites. Stay at the Vista Premio and immerse yourself in its seasonal beauties from cherry blossom to cultural festivals to autumn leaves to white winter season and explore the authentic cuisines. The interior furnishings and artworks are designed with a fine combination of Japanese tradition and western comfort. 

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Vista Premio
Vista Premio

Courtyard by Marriott Times Square (4*): Seoul

Located in the Yeongdeungpo District and part of a new landmark, the Courtyard Seoul Times Square is just 5 minutes from the financial district and subway station. Also being very close to Gimpo/Incheon Airport, the establishment offers an unmatched location in the Times Square multi-complex, featuring shopping, entertainment and movies. The hotel provides upscale accommodations with luxurious bedding, modern furnishings, high-speed Internet, and a large work desk. You'll find world-class amenities at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Seoul. Stay fit at the fully equipped gym, catch up with colleagues over a great meal at MoMo Café, or savor your favorite cocktail at MoMo Bar. Stay productive with Internet access throughout the hotel and a full-service business center. The Courtyard Seoul Times Square also offers 6 meeting rooms and impeccable catering for business functions and social occasions.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Courtyard by Marriott Times Square
Courtyard by Marriott Times Square
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lobby
Lobby

Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*): Beijing

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lobby
Lobby

Marriott Shanghai City Center (4*): Shanghai

The best of Shanghai awaits both inside and outside of the doors of the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. The new luxury property is situated in the heart of the city's downtown area, only minutes away from the Bund, Nanjing Road, and the People’s Square. Guest rooms and suites boast expansive city views and include modern amenities and plush designer bedding. Other on-site amenities include a full fitness center with an indoor pool and our signature Luxury Spa. Amenities at the hotel in Shanghai City Center include an indoor pool, fully equipped gym facilities and relaxing spa. Five delectable restaurants and lounges allow guests to savor everything from authentic Cantonese cuisine to made-to-order afternoon tea. Come see why the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre presents guests with an unparalleled downtown experience.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Marriott Shanghai City Center
Marriott Shanghai City Center
East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Winter Garden Lounge
Winter Garden Lounge

The Landis (4*): Taipei

The Landis Taipei Hotel is located within the business and entertainment districts of Taipei and only a five minute drive from the domestic airport and 40-minutes from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. With close proximity to the Metropolitan Rapid Transit and busses, major attractions including museums, night markets, and busy shopping districts are only steps away. All guestrooms are designed in French art deco style and equipped with modern amenities and luxurious features. Guestrooms feature wireless internet connectivity throughout and boast city views as well as comfort and luxury. The hotel has five excellent themed dining outlets from traditional French cuisine to authentic Chinese delicacies all presented in chic and modern establishments. Health and wellness services present in the hotel include the ultra-enticing Australian-born Jurlique Day Spa and a state of the art health center. Awarded as one of the top luxury hotels in Taiwan, The Landis Taipei offers its guests a wide variety of facilities combined with a high level of personalized service to ensure a satisfying stay.

East Asia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Landis Taipei Hotel
The Landis Taipei Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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  • Kenneth D — November 09, 2017 — Asia

    Kensington did a fantastic job of arranging our tour to South Korea and Japan. The guides were all knowledgeable and spoke good English. The tour involved a lot of coordinating different guides, train and subway schedules and the schedules of places we were visiting. They even arranged for a couple of Uber drivers to take us to airports. Everything was flawless.

  • Elizabeth B — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    Hotels were all outstanding. Especially recommend Gora Kadan for anyone interested in a deluxe ryokan!! Ten stars to that gorgeous place. All transfers, tickets and services worked perfectly and that’s not a small feat, very appreciated.

  • Larry F — November 09, 2017 — Asia

    We have used your services several times and have never been disappointed. You do a great job of planning and organizing everything and are very attentive to our wants and needs. We look foreword to more travels with your service.

  • Kevin W — November 09, 2017 — Asia

    Because we traveled in several cities we had many different guides. They were all very good, with some being outstanding. We would like to especially commend our Beijing guide, Jerry Wang, for his expert and very personalized guidance.

  • Bruce H — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    Our guide in Beijing Jerry was absolutely fantastic!!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality. He was able to quickly asses the level of detail we wanted to hear and provided an excellent tour experience. He was very attentive to all our needs, ensured that we were understood the local culture and went out of his way to ensure that when we were not with him we still would have a great experience. Our driver Mr. Wong was also very competent and an extremely safe driver, we never felt nervous at all with him behind the wheel. Overall just a fabulous tour and experience!!!

  • Cynthia H — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    In general, the trip was an amazing experience with wonderful guides and well planned . The itinerary was perfect for the time we allotted. Our accommodations In Tokyo and Kyoto and Koyasan were excellent.Thanks for arranging another memorable trip.

  • Anette L — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    Our guides were knowledgeable, informative, and very helpful.

  • John B — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    It was a wonderful experience from the driver to each city representative and, of course, the guides. Especially Sunita who organized it all! Thank you

  • Jessica P. — September 26, 2017 — Asia

    Our trip was amazing and left us with amazing memories. We appreciate the seamlesness of our travel and transfers to different cities and countries.

  • Nicole C — September 08, 2017 — Asia

    The Viceroy in Ubud was beauty and perfection in every way.

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