May 10, 2024 – May 23, 2024

Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun

Discover the people and places of the “land of the rising sun”… a showcase of timeless traditions, revered settings and modern-day memories taking you beyond the Japan you think you know and introducing you to the rich culture this island nation has to offer.

Osaka – Nagasaki

Hiroshima – Tokyo

Luxury Cruise Ship & Hotels

Your explorations begin during your stay in Osaka and include nearby Nara and Kyoto – city of two thousand temples and shrines – and end in Tokyo; on your cruise, sightseeing excursions include Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki… Uncover layers of Japanese culture – past and present; explore historic sights and trend-setting neighborhoods… attend a taiko drumming performance, a geisha performance, a sumo wrestling demonstration… and more. You’ll explore the volcano Sakurajima, visit a pearl farm, tour modern and historic museums, and see how the Japanese produce one of their most popular beverages – Kirin beer. Travel in style aboard Le Soléal – with outside staterooms; a choice of chic or casual dining; and all-day complimentary beverages, including wine and spirits. And that’s just the beginning of the amenities and services onboard.

Luxury Hotel Accommodations (St. Regis, Shangri-La & Ritz Carlton

You have a choice of hotel accommodation for nights 1, 2 & 3 and 12 & 13 – The St. Regis Osaka
nights 1, 2 & 3 and The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo nights 12 & 13 or The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka nights 1,
2 & 3 and The Palace Hotel, Tokyo nights 12 & 13 or The Conrad Osaka nights 1, 2 & 3 and The
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo nights 12 & 13
Special Tauck Experiences include local cultural

All-Inclusive (all beverages onboard, gratuities, excursions, 36 meals & transfers)

All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides and drivers
Private Tauck Shore Excursions – $5,385 Value
8-night cruise aboard a Ponant ship
3 nights in Osaka and 2 nights in Tokyo at premier hotels
Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck
guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and
your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including
house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost.
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
36 meals on land and at sea; service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes, and porterage

Special Tauck Experiences include local cultural entertainment, a sumo wrestling demonstration, geisha and taiko performances and more

You will never be bored on this Tauck adventure.

 

Special Experiences

Nagasaki

Nagasaki for a day filled with historic sights. In the morning, visit the Nagasaki Peace Park, graced with notable monuments and memorials, and the Atomic Bomb Museum, recounting the devastating events that occurred on August 9, 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped on the city

Hiroshima

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and sites associated with the WWII atomic bomb blast of August 1945. After lunch at a

local restaurant serving regional fare, you can choose to visit the iconic Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine that seems to float on water (a photographer’s dream). 

Trip Dates

May 10, 2024 – May 23, 2024

Pricing

Pricing from $15890 per person 

Ship

Ponant Le Soléal 


Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive Osaka

Day 2:Temples and traditions of Kyoto

Day 3:Exploring historic Nara

Day 4:Osaka discoveries & embark in Maizuru

Day 5:Sakaiminato and Matsue’s black castle

Day 6:Sail on to Busan in South Korea

Day 7:A day well spent in Nagasaki

Day 8:From a volcano to a peace museum in Kagoshima

Day 9:Choices galore in Uwajima

Day 10:Today’s Hiroshima

Day 11:Art, bicycling & beer in Uno Ko & environs

Day 12:Disembark Osaka & Bullet Train to Tokyo

Day 13:Disembark Osaka & Bullet Train to Tokyo

Day 14:Journey home

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

ONLY WITH TAUCK

You have a choice of hotel accommodation for nights 1, 2 & 3 and 12 & 13 – The St. Regis Osaka

nights 1, 2 & 3 and The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo nights 12 & 13 or The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka nights 1,

2 & 3 and The Palace Hotel, Tokyo nights 12 & 13 or The Conrad Osaka nights 1, 2 & 3 and The

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo nights 12 & 13

Special Tauck Experiences include local cultural entertainment, a sumo wrestling demonstration,

geisha and taiko performances and more

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides and drivers

Private Tauck Shore Excursions – $5,385 Value

8-night cruise aboard a Ponant ship

3 nights in Osaka and 2 nights in Tokyo at premier hotels

Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck

guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and

your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including

house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost.

Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted

36 meals on land and at sea; service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes, and porterage

Let’s begin your next adventure!

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