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Spirit of Seoul and Japan

  • Departure DateOct & Nov 2024, Mar & Nov 2025
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Spirit
  • 17-19 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,899 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Seoul
  • Incheon, Seoul
  • Jeju
  • Sasebo, Japan
  • Kagoshima
  • Miyazaki
  • Osaka
  • Hiroshima
  • Kochi, Japan
  • Nagoya
  • Shimizu
  • Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Stay 2 nights in Tokyo

Discover a fascinating mix of old and new in Seoul, from modern skyscrapers and neon lights to ancient Buddhist temples as you stay 3 night you will have ample time to discover this amazing city. Discover the history, cultures and stunning landscapes of South Korea and Japan as you sail on Norwegian Spirit. You’ll visit the picturesque Jeju Island, home to South Korea’s highest mountain, lush countryside, beautiful beaches and the longest lava tube in the world. Take a glimpse into the history of beautiful Nagasaki, equally harrowing and colourful, before heading to the magical island of Kagoshima and enjoy the glistening beaches, steaming hot springs. In Kyoto, immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Japan and delight in traditional teahouses and sublime gardens before taking the chance to explore Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park to witness how locals have transformed an infamous tragedy into a firm call for peace. Enjoy exceptional views of the sacred and snow-capped Mount Fuji from Shimizu. Finish with 2 nights in the dazzling city of Tokyo you will have sufficient time to discover this everchanging city of wonders. Embrace the unique old meets new culture as visions of soaring, sleek structures tower over low-slung wooden buildings laden with traditional glowing lanterns.

Highlights

  • Exclusive Savings of up to £1000 per couple
  • FREE Seoul Stay
  • FREE Seoul City Full Day Tour
  • 2 Night Tokyo Stay
  • Upgrade for only £249pp & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Excursion Discounts

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Seoul on room only basis
  • FREE Seoul Full Day City Tour
  • 11 night cruise on board Norwegian Spirit on full board basis
  • Upgrade for only £249pp & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Excursion Discounts
  • 2 night stay in Tokyo on room only basis
  • Transfers
  • Baggage Allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Oct 2024£2,939£3,099£3,449£6,699
Nov 2024£2,899£3,249£3,499£7,939
Mar 2025£3,139£3,839£4,379£8,149
Nov 2025£3,329£3,579£4,429£8,589

Price based on 08 Oct 18nts, 11 Nov 2024 18nts, 09 Mar 17nts & 10 Nov 18nts 2025, itinerary, duration & ship may vary depending on date. Suite price is based on Penthouse Suite. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Spirit of Seoul and Japan

Day 1 - Fly UK to Seoul

Day 2 - Arrive Seoul & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Seoul

Day 3 - Enjoy Seoul

Day 4 - Enjoy Seoul

Day 5 - Embark Norwegian Spirit in Incheon,Seoul

Travel to Seoul and discover its 5,000-year-old heritage amidst the ultra-modern high-rises. Visit the magnificent 14th century Gyeongbok Palace and stone pagoda, the National Museum and the bustling antique district. Or spend a day in the serene atmosphere of a Zen Buddhist temple and a historic Korean village. Tour the DMZ and rediscover the drama of recent history. Or simply wander the fish market and promenade at Inchon.

Day 6 - Jeju

The dormant volcano Hallasan formed many of the natural attractions found on Jeju. As South Korea's tallest mountain, Hallasan offers an abundance of hiking opportunities and is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve showcasing a crater lake and an abundance of plants and wildlife. The Manjang Cave, formed by cooling lava, is the world's longest lava tube and is partially open for tours. Head from the mountain to the magnificent beaches and watch famed haenyo (powerful sea-women) dive for octopus, abalone, clams and more without the aid of a breathing apparatus. Don't miss the opportunity to sample fresh seafood dishes at a local restaurant.

Day 7 - Sasebo, Japan

What used to be an old fishing village, Sasebo has been a major naval port since the late 19th century - first with Imperial Japanese Navy and today as a base for the U.S. Navy. Don't miss a boat tour of the emerald-green 208 Kujuku Islands nearby, a beautiful sight set against the deep-blue waters of the bay. On shore, explore Sasebo's Zoological and Tropical Botanical Garden, featuring 80 animal and 1,200 plant species, all with spectacular views of the Kujuku Islands. And if you want to go Dutch, head to Huis Ten Bosch, a recreated 17th-century Dutch village complete with colourful tulip fields. For something more authentically Japanese, head to the Yorozu-cho district to visit a market teeming with fresh produce and seafood as well as handmade clothing and pottery.

Day 8 - Kagoshima

Visit the exquisite Iso-Teien Garden and its villa, built in 1660, and enjoy gorgeous views before a short ferry ride to smoking Sakurajima for a close-up view of the volcano and its lava fields. Or journey into the countryside to Chiran and its well-preserved streets lined with samurai homes. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Ikeda and the stunning vistas of the Satsuma Peninsula. Local Satsuma dolls, unique cards printed with ink made from volcanic ash, and unusual wooden toys make interesting souvenirs. And be sure to try some miso soup, sashimi or ramen, the area's famous noodles.

Day 9 - Miyazaki

Surf, sand and historic shrines define Miyazaki, a popular resort town with scenic views and notable monuments. Venture out to the Miyazaki Shrine, which was established over 2600 years ago as a dedication to Japan's first emperor Jinmu, and sits in the middle of a vast forest filled with magnificent wisteria trees. Heiwadai Park, or Peace Tower Park, is another distinguished landmark, believed to be the original site of Jinmu's capital. The Peace Tower positioned inside the park is constructed of stones sent from all across Asia, while Haniwa Garden holds 400 clay burial statues. Head to the SeaGaia region for entertainment such as the Phoenix Zoo, natural Onsen hot springs and beaches with world-class surfing.

Day 10 - Osaka

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan's sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don't miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine - one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines - or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

Day 11 - Osaka

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan's sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don't miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine - one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines - or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

Day 12 - Hiroshima

History is never far from mind in Hiroshima, thus the city has created one of the most important and breathtaking memorials in the world, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Statues, halls, and monuments at this World Heritage Site honor those who fell in World War II. As one of Japan's largest islands, Hiroshima also offers rich natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor activities like biking, hiking and beaching. The local cuisine is plentiful, especially the signature "Okonomiyaki," a crepe filled with meat, seafood, cabbage, and vegetables. Oysters (usually grilled) serve as an additional fresh and delicious culinary draw.

Day 13 - Kochi, Japan

Engage with locals and indulge in local flavours in this welcoming city, known for its famed dish Katsuo no tataki (a type of tuna Tataki). The city centre was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region's principal attractions. Delve into times gone by as you stroll along the famed, red Harimaya-bashi - the basis for an old local folklore song. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.

Day 14 - Nagoya

Japan's fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a centre of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake china and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle, deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you'll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city's symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme.

Day 15 - Shimizu

In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan's first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.

Day 16 - Tokyo (Yokohama), disembark & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Tokyo

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan's largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

Day 17 - Enjoy Tokyo & Tour

Day 18 - Fly Tokyo to UK

Fly Tokyo to UK/ Arrive UK

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