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Authentic Japan

19 days from £4,099 per person


Immerse yourself in Japanese culture on this cruise-and-stay holiday. Quintessentially Japanese experiences and delicious cuisine await you - sample sake, sushi and soba, and sip tea made meticulously during a traditional ritual. Explore Tokyo’s shrines, shops and skyscrapers, admire restored castles in Nagoya and Osaka, and catch a glimpse of geishas in Kyoto. You’ll also have a chance to visit the moving memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to discover the delights of Hong Kong.

Your holiday includes:

2 excursions and visits

  • Full-day tour of Tokyo (including tea-making ceremony)
  • Full-day tour of Hong Kong


  • 2 nights in hotel, 14 nights cruise on Boudicca and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 45 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 3-18) 14 lunches (days 3 and 5-17) 15 dinners (days 2 and 4-17)


  • £150 per person onboard credit
  • Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment on board
  • 3 formal nights
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local guides in Tokyo and Hong Kong
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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  • UK - Flight Titan Travel

    Day 1 UK - In flight

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Tokyo.

    In flight

  • Tokyo


    After arriving in Tokyo, we’ll transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore a little of this fascinating city.

    Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo (4-star)

  • Tokyo - Titan Travel


    A full-day tour introduces us to some of Tokyo’s highlights. We’ll see the Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace and Asakusa Kannon Temple, and take a boat along the Sumida River to the immaculately landscaped Hamarikyu Gardens. We’ll finish the day with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

  • Tokyo - Titan Travel

    Day 4 - Tokyo (overnight)

    After a morning at leisure, we’ll transfer to the port at Yokohama and embark Boudicca.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Tokyo - Titan Travel

    Day 5 - Tokyo

    Today, you’re free to see more of Tokyo. Tour serene temples and shrines, browse quirky boutiques and ultra-modern malls, or perhaps opt for a tour to Kamakura to learn more about the origins of samurai culture.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Nagoya - Titan Travel

    Day 6 - Nagoya

    We’ll dock close to the centre of Nagoya this morning, bringing the city’s highlights within easy reach. Nagoya was developed as a castle town during the Edo period, and its reconstructed castle is well worth seeing. You might also like to explore Atsuta Shrine. Dating back to the 1st century, it’s one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Kobe - Titan Travel

    Days 7-8 - Kobe (overnight)

    Kobe is the gateway to historic Osaka. Visit its magnificent castle, surrounded by a park filled with cherry trees, or don a kimono as part of a traditional tea ritual. Osaka is known as the ‘kitchen of Japan’, so be sure to sample a few local specialities while you’re here. As we stay in Kobe overnight, you might also like to head to Kyoto. Japan’s former capital, it’s home to Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and imperial palaces. Walk through the Gion district and you might catch a glimpse of a geisha in traditional dress.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Day at Sea - Titan Travel

    Day 9 - At sea

    As we sail towards Hiroshima, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Hiroshima - Titan Travel

    Day 10 - Hiroshima

    Spend today exploring Hiroshima. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a moving reminder of the atomic-bomb attack on the city - you’ll also find the Peace Memorial Museum and UNESCO-listed A-Bomb Dome here. Hiroshima is also home to a collection of pagodas, temples and shrines. One of the most beautiful is Itsukushima Shrine, set on scenic Miyajima Island. Built in AD 593, it’s a World Heritage Site and a National Treasure - you might recognise the red torii gate, which ‘floats’ in the Seto Inland Sea.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Beppu

    Day 11 - Beppu

    Nestled between sandy beaches and volcanic mountains, Beppu is famous for its hot springs. Soak in the warm waters of a traditional onsen, or visit one of the mud baths to slather yourself in mineral-rich volcanic mud. For a great photo opportunity, stop by the ‘Hells of Beppu’, where you’ll find the blue springs of Umi Jigoku (Sea Hell) and the red springs of Chi-no-ike Jigoku (Blood Hell).

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Day 12 - At Sea - Titan Travel

    Day 12 - At sea

    Today is free as we continue our cruise. Enjoy a hearty breakfast then take your pick from the variety of activities on board. Show off your general knowledge in an afternoon or evening quiz. Try your hand at bridge, bingo or deck quoits. Or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea to while away your time. Top off the day with a sumptuous dinner or a simple tasty buffet.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Nagasaki - Titan Travel

    Day 13 - Nagasaki

    This morning we’ll arrive in Nagasaki. It’s set at the foot of Mount Inasa - journey to the mountain’s peak for spectacular views over the city and its harbour. Nagasaki was a major target during WWII, and now houses a Peace Park with symbolic monuments donated by countries around the world.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • At Sea - Titan Travel

    Day 14 - At sea

    Spend the day on board. Maybe read a book and relax or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Enjoy lunchtime melodies or a piano recital, then walk a mile with the cruise fitness instructor.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan - Titan Travel

    Day 15 - Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan

    Discover Keelung’s historic sites, forts and old temples, or relax in one of this coastal town’s ocean parks.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • At Sea - Titan Travel

    Day 16 - At sea

    Keep your brain active with the morning quiz, then perfect your dance moves in the afternoon with a beginners’ class. After dinner, you could continue the dancing theme and join the hosted dancing, or choose to watch the professionals instead.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Hong Kong  - Titan Travel

    Day 17 - Hong Kong (overnight)

    At first glance, Hong Kong is a hectic mix of bright lights, busy streets and towering skyscrapers. But there’s plenty more to this city that first meets the eye. Take a tram up to Victoria Peak for fantastic views across the harbour, step inside one of the serene temples, or wander through markets tucked away in small squares and backstreets.

    Boudicca (3.5-star)

  • Hong Kong - Titan Travel

    Day 18 Hong Kong - In flight

    After disembarking the ship this morning, you’ll enjoy a full-day tour of Hong Kong with free time for lunch and shopping. We then transfer to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK.

    In flight

  • UK - Arrive Home - Titan Travel

    Day 19 UK

    Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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Important information about your destination

Please note: A tour manager isn’t included on this holiday. Your ship’s expert crew will be available instead.

Authentic Japan

19 days from £4,099 per person