Begin this epic journey with a stay in Sydney. You’ll have time to explore the city, head over to Bondi and soak up the atmosphere of the harbour, before embarking Arcadia for your journey to Hong Kong. Witness the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef, immerse yourself in the rich culture of Manila, and finally, disembark in Hong Kong for a two-night stay and explore this bustling metropolis on a city tour. Hong Kong is a city like no other, with a mix of modern skyscrapers and ancient temples and with a private tour included, you’ll not miss a thing.
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Fly from the UK to Sydney, arriving two days later.
On arrival, take your private transfer to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Take your private transfer to the port and embark Arcadia for your 18-night cruise.
Sydney always lives up to great expectations. When you are on one of our Sydney cruises, the first glimpse of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House will stay in your memory forever. One of the world’s great cities and harbours, Sydney always lives up to great expectations. When you are on one of our Sydney cruises, the first glimpse of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House will stay in your memory forever. Even before the 2000 Olympics, cruises to Sydney had much to offer – hosting the games just made the city even better with improved facilities and extra dining and entertainment venues all round. From the waterside restaurants fringing the historic Rocks district, the Sydney cruise tour takes you around Sydney Cove past the Circular Quay ferry terminal to that remarkable Opera House and the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.
Classic Australian pastimes such as surfing and swimming from sensational beaches – that is what you will find on the coastline surrounding Queensland’s capital and cruise port Brisbane. Cruises here bring to your holiday a balance of both nature and elegant grounds. To the south are the high-rise hotels which make up the exciting Surfers’ Paradise and Gold Coast resorts, while to the north there is the beautiful and more sedate Sunshine Coast. Cultural attractions in downtown Brisbane are located in and around the South Bank Parklands by the Brisbane River – site of the 1988 World Expo. In close proximity you will discover the Queensland Museum and the State Art Gallery, which features many Aboriginal works. Shore excursions from our cruises to Brisbane also include the Butterfly House and Maritime Museum. The best shopping can be found at the Myer Centre complex on the city’s central commercial artery, Queen Street. While enjoying your Brisbane cruise walk south to admire the fine architecture around the former Treasury building and then discover the imaginatively landscaped Botanic Gardens.
Airlie Beach is a coastal locality in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Airlie Beach had a population of 1,208 people.
Framed by rainforest mountain ranges and the Coral Sea, Cairns lies in the heart of Tropical North Queensland. A modern, sophisticated city, its focal point is the Cairns Esplanade which combines landscaped gardens, restaurants and a natural harbour. A great base for exploring this region’s reef, the rainforest and outback, there’s plenty to see further afield too. Take a skyrail cable car or the scenic railway train through rainforest. Or head off in search of a glimpse of this region’s native wildlife including crocodiles, koalas, parrots and finches.
Bitung is a city on the northern coast of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is in the province of North Sulawesi, and faces Lembeh Island and the Lembeh Strait, which is known for its colourful marine life, in particular sea slugs.
Rich in heritage and culture, Manila combines natural beauty and history to great effect. Colonial ruins will satisfy the historians amongst you. Visit the ruins of Fort Santiago, Rizal Shrine Museum and San Augustin Church. Alternatively, Rizal Park, one of South East Asia’s largest, showcases different styles of gardens and an Orchidarium. Or why not head to Taal Volcano, the smallest known active volcano in the world? A day in Manila holds many possibilities.
Hong Kong may boast some 236 islands but most of the five million inhabitants of this former British Crown Colony are concentrated on just one, Hong Kong Island, and one city, Kowloon, on the facing peninsula. It is known as one of the most crowded and vibrant places in the world, making Hong King cruises a must see. Be energised just walking down its teeming streets where you can buy anything from a handmade suit, fancy jewellery and the latest duty-free electronic gizmos to Asian antiques. Also part of our cruises to Hong Kong is a journey between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island with Star Ferry, which gives you the experience of the world’s busiest crossings. For one of the steepest journeys, try the tram which travels to the top of Victoria Peak, 1,300ft above the harbour. And for the ultimate taste sensation on your Hong Kong cruise, head for Aberdeens floating restaurants featuring every kind of Asian cuisine.
Disembark in Hong Kong and take your private transfer to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Authentic Hong Kong private tour
One of the best way to dive deep into intriguing neighbourhoods and get a glimpse of the everyday life of Hong Kong locals. It will be a true Hong Kong experience for you to discover the food, culture, history, landscape, and even shopping in unique places! This wonderful city has so much to offer and the guides love making it fun and easy for you to immerse in an authentic Hong Kong environment especially in places where only locals go, and having good finger-licking food and snacks from amazing local eateries.