Far East Cruise & Stay 2021

From£3899 Per Person
Highlights
  • 2-night hotel stay in Hong Kong
  • 10-night Ultra-Luxury, All-Inclusive Silversea Cruise
  • 3 days in Ho Chi Minh City (stay onboard)
  • 2-night hotel stay in Singapore
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Details
  • Itinerary
  • Review
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Far East Cruise & Stay 2021

Far East Cruise & Stay 2011. Fly from the UK on January 13th 2011 and experience the Far East like an insider – from Ha Long Bay’s mystical beauty to Hue’s mesmerising cultures, to Singapore’s shiny modernity. Enjoy three days in the urban buzz of Ho Chi Minh City but along the way, hidden gems also shine bright: secluded grottoes far away from tourists, restful days at sea for supreme pampering, tasty, soups in street markets, pristine city beaches, and vast historical towers.

Far East Cruise & Stay 2011

 

Far East Cruise & Stay 2021

2 nights Hong Kong

10-night Ultra-Luxury, All-Inclusive Cruise to Singapore

2 nights Singapore

Depts UK 13 January 2021

from £3899 pp

 

 

Far East Cruise & Stay 2021 – Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel

Far East Cruise & Stay 2011 - Harbour Grand Kowloon

Welcome to Harbour Grand Kowloon. A stay at THIS luxury Kowloon hotel in Hong Kong allows guests to experience the urban beauty of the city from a unique vantage point. Nestled beside the Victoria Harbour and the new MTR Whampoa Station, Harbour Grand Kowloon is a private retreat offering luxurious accommodation and diverse dining options, as well as the venue of choice for heads of state, international athletes and celebrities.

Harbour Grand Kowloon accommodation offers 555 luxurious and well-appointed Hong Kong guest rooms and suites. This luxury Kowloon accommodation has spacious rooms designed for guests who are particular about comfort and functionality. The majority of the beautifully appointed rooms boast outstanding harbour views.

Equipped with Wi-Fi service, guest rooms and suites share a contemporary, spacious setting. A host of valuable benefits and privileges are available on the Harbour Club Floors. Two magnificent Presidential Suites house our most discerning guests. Ranging from 36 to 104 sq. m. (390-1,120 sq. ft.), our rooms are categorised into Courtview Rooms, Harbourview Rooms and Harbourview Suites.

 

Far East Cruise & Stay 2021 – Silver Spirit

Far East Cruise & Stay 2011 - Silver Spirit

With one of the highest space to guest rations in the business and eight superlative luxury dining options, Silver Spirit offers its guests one of the most complete cruise experiences available. Fully refurbished for a superlative onboard adventure, she retains our world-famous standards of service and home away from home feel.

Your Ultra-Luxury, All-Inclusive Cruise includes:

Spacious suites – over 80% with private verandas | Butler service in every suite | Unlimited Free Wifi | Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest | Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining | Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits | 24-hour dining service | Onboard entertainment | Complimentary transportation into town in most ports | Onboard gratuities

 

Far East Cruise & Stay 2021 – Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Far East Cruise & Stay 2011 - Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

 

Grand Copthorne Waterfront is located along the Singapore River. A 5-minute drive from Orchard Road, the hotel offers an outdoor pool, 4 restaurants and free parking. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Luxurious rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer city or river views. Amenities include a flat-screen TV with cable channels that include local and international channels in languages such as Chinese and English. Free toiletries include toothbrush and toothpaste.

Guests can exercise at the on-site gym facility. Multi-lingual staff can assist arrangements for sightseeing tours at the on-site tour desk, which supports languages such as English, Malay and Chinese. For convenience, laundry and dry cleaning services are also provided. Newspapers are available in English and Chinese.

Food Capital offers international buffet-style cuisine and features live show kitchens showcasing Western and Asian favourites. Grissini serves up hearty Southern Italian fare with live antipasti stations as well as oven-grilled meats and seafood, while Grand Shanghai serves traditional Shanghainese dishes reminisce of the 1940s and a variety of dishes native to other regions of China. Guests can unwind with pre-dinner cocktails at Tempo.

 The property offers complimentary shuttle services to selected locations. Robertson Quay is a great choice for travellers interested in food, shopping & botanical gardens

 

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 2-night hotel stay in Hong Kong
  • 10-night All Inclusive Silversea Cruise
  • 2-night stay in Singapore
  • Private transfers throughout

Itinerary

Far East Cruise & Stay 2011
On arrival in Hong Kong, transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay.
Private transfer included
A spectacular, serrated skyline of soaring towers and neon lights, Hong Kong is a vibrant, immersive metropolis and cultural hub. Dramatic harbour-front light shows transform the waterfront’s gleaming buildings into a colourful canvas – best seen from the Star Ferry, when the Symphony of Lights blares into life each evening. A city where future and tradition collides - perhaps best illustrated by the skyscrapers that feature gaping holes, designed to allow spirit dragons to soar from the hills to the waterfront unimpeded. Wander flowing shopping streets, wade through sprawling markets and soak up the neon glory of this one-of-a-kind city - which continues to reach for the sky. Hong Kong's dense jumble of activity is one of its main appeals, but once you've felt the thrill of rising to towering observation decks, to see the soaring city from above, it's surprisingly easy to find peace among Hong Kong's intense urban wonders. Victoria Peak is the highest point and it offers staggering views down over the city and harbour. The Peak Tram funicular can ferry you to the top, to the vantage point which was historically adored by the rich for the cooler air found here, away from the busy bustle of the city streets. Many elaborate temples add a tranquil element to Hong Kong’s whirr, and Tin Hau temple has a surprisingly urban location, considering its dedication to the Goddess of the Sea. It did once occupy the shorefront, but the city's growth saw land reclaimed from the sea around it, leaving the temple marooned inland. Having been leased to the British for 99 years, milky tea is a revered tradition here - enjoy your cup with a serving of local dim sum.While it's easy to think all the bright lights are the sum of today's Hong Kong, you need only walk or board a tram for the short jaunt west into Western to discover a side of Hong Kong that is more traditionally Chinese but no less high-energy. You'll discover the real Hong Kong to the east of Central, too, in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and beyond. Amid the residential towers are restaurants, shopping malls, bars, convention centers, a nice smattering of museums, and—depending on fate and the horse you wager on—one of Hong Kong's luckiest or unluckiest spots, the Happy Valley Racecourse. Kowloon sprawls across a generous swath of the Chinese mainland across Victoria Harbour from Central. Tsim Sha Tsui, at the tip of Kowloon peninsula, is packed with glitzy shops, first-rate museums, and eye-popping views of the skyline across the water. Just to the north are the teeming market streets of Mong Kok and in the dense residential neighborhoods beyond, two of Hong Kong's most enchanting spiritual sights, Wong Tai Sin Temple and Chi Lin Nunnery. As you navigate this huge metropolis (easy to do on the excellent transportation network), keep in mind that streets are usually numbered odd on one side, even on the other. There's no baseline for street numbers and no block-based numbering system, but street signs indicate building numbers for any given block.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side
The extraordinary, mossy limestone mountains that rear from the waters of Ha Long Bay form one of the most spectacular natural landscapes on the planet. At least 1,600 green islands rise over a flotilla of strung-together fishing boats and floating villages. Spectacular at any time, sunset bathes the remarkable limestone formations in warm, honey-coloured light, adding an extra layer to the seascape's heart-stirring beauty. Emerald green sea washes around this immense network of islands and limestone outcrops, which you can explore at leisure on junk boats and by sea kayak. Local legend says the islands were formed when a dragon descended, spitting fire and emerald and jade jewels across the water to deter invaders. The sheer scale points to the supernatural – but scientists stubbornly maintain that this collection of towering sculptures was the result of various forms of erosion and a flood of seawater following the ice age. The water continues to chip away at the islands, and you can venture into the mouths of caves hollowed out by the relentless wash of the waves. Dau Go Cave and Sung Sot Caves are adorned with rows of spectacular stalactites, descending like dragon teeth from above. Investigate via boat, and find island jewels like Ti Top - a sharp, slope of land decorated with a crisp fringe of gleaming sand. The seaplanes that soar overhead, offer a magnificent bird's eye perspective. Located in Vietnam's northeast, the unique topography that forms the islands continues into neighbouring national parks like Cat Ba - which rises and falls in a similar, jaggedly undulating fashion, just without the flooded seawater in-between
Experience the rich imperial past, stoic resilience, and blissful beaches of central Vietnam, as you delve deep into this fascinating country’s past and present. The sheer beauty and vitality of the scenery will amaze you, as you explore the stories this now tranquil land has to tell - all the while surrounded by rolling rice paddies, freely grazing water buffalo and soaring limestone scenery. Cut in half by the evocatively named Perfume River, and home to a spectacular sprawling citadel, Hue is a true experience for the senses. Vietnam's timeless beauty outshines the shadows of its past, but Hue still bears the heavy scars of war - whether it's from American bombs, or harrowing events like those of Hue Jungle Crevice - where the Viet Cong pushed 3,000 civilians to their deaths. Hue’s Old City was once the jewel of Vietnam, standing proudly as its Imperial Capital. Lotus flowers now twirl peacefully in the grand moat around its mighty walls, which encase a spectacular array of charred palaces, temples and regal residences. Danang’s Marble Mountains rise dramatically close by, and they are scattered with Buddhist shrines and plunging caves. While there is an endless treasure trove of rich cultural experiences waiting here, it’s hard to resist the call of Danang's idyllic beaches, where white sand gives way to a fringe of palm trees. The undulating humps of the city's Dragon Bridge soar across the wide River Han, and this ambitious structure comes alive at night, when strobing light shows illuminate its flowing form, and the bridge’s dragon head rasps fire into the dusk
A chaotic, enchanting swirl of sensory stimulation - Ho Chi Minh City is a place of incense-infused temples, colonial architecture, warm people and delicious street food. Formerly known as Saigon, the city was affectionately-labelled the Pearl of the Orient by the French. Afternoons here drift by lazily on the gentle chaos of the River Saigon, as taxi boats and motor canoes flit up and down, and parks fill out with locals playing jianzi, kicking shuttlecocks back and forth. The French colonial imprint is evidenced in the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, which stands out with its grand double bell towers and red brick hue. Just across the road, you'll also find the celebrated Ho Chi Minh Post office, which was erroneously credited as a Gustav Eifel creation. In reality, the architect was another Frenchman, Alfred Foulhoux. The French also caffeinated this city with coffee culture, and a refreshing iced coffee, from the innumerable coffee shops, will perk you up instantly. Taste the street food to get under Ho Chi Minh City's skin, with humble restaurants serving up rich flavours - from the Vietnamese take on the baguette, a banh mi sandwich - to the local staple of pho, a delicious noodle soup. The Tortoise pagoda is a tranquil escape and a serene place of worship for Vietnamese who practice Buddhism and Taoism, while the Vietnamese medical museum has a fascinating collection of remedies and potions - some dating back to Stone Age. Journey out to learn more of the Vietnam War at the Remnants Museum and Cu Chi tunnels. Offering a vivid glimpse of conditions, and the ingenuity and resilience of the soldiers, you'll learn of the guerrilla war campaign raged from within this claustrophobic, 70-mile network of war tunnels.
After disembarkation, transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay.
Private transfer included
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Singapore Airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
Private transfer included

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