A YMT Southeast Asia cruises allows you to experience the unique and exotic cultures of the region without the stress of planning any logistics yourself. Our China and Japan tours will take you to popular destinations including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and the monuments and memorials of Nagasaki, while impressing you with the distinct traditions of each place. On our Yangtze River Cruise, stroll along the Great Wall of China, visit Giant Pandas, and of course – enjoy the sights and sounds as your vessel makes its’ way along the third largest river in the world.
You may think that Western and eastern cultures have nothing in common. But as you interact with locals and observe life in the region, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that you can actually relate to many things. Join us to witness the highlights of Asia on our fabulous escorted vacations. Our expert Tour Directors will ensure your trip is one you will never forget.
Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise
Experience the mystique and culture of the Far East with YMT’s new China Tour which includes a Yangtze River cruise! You’ll spend 3 nights and see all the main sights in Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Visit the Great Wall of China where you’ll walk along an ancient path and discover one of the world’s most intriguing architectural marvels. Then it’s on to Xi’an to see the more than 8,000 figures that make up the Terracotta Warriors. Then, fly to Chongqing to see Giant Pandas before embarking on a remarkable 3-night Yangtze River Cruise with panoramic views of the world’s third longest river, complete with three included shore excursions. The final stop is Shanghai for 2 nights and more included sightseeing featuring the French Concession and Shanghai Museum. Three internal flights in China.
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Treasures of the Far East Cruise & Tour
IntroductionChina and Japan are icons of the Far East, and on this tour you will see how very different each port is in people, culture, and cuisine. During this unique vacation, witness wonders from the ancient eastern world that leave you in an awe, to buzzling and exciting high-tech cities, all from the comfort of the ms Westerdam.
Passports and Visas: A passport valid for at least 6 months after your return and a valid Chinese tourist visa (extra charge) is required to participate in this tour. Getting a Chinese visa is straightforward. Unless you live near a Chinese consular office, YMT recommends you use one of the many visa agencies that offer a convenient and hassle free service. Contact a local visa agency for full application requirements and fees or alternatively visit www.china-embassy.org.
A visa is not required for the Japan portion of this tour.
The above is valid for US and Canadian citizens as of 6/1/18. All guests are advised that passport regulations are subject to change, and guests who are not US or Canadian citizens must check their visa requirements with the consular offices of China and Japan.