Flight - 1 night

Shanghai - 3 nights

Tokyo - 5 nights

Flight - 1 night

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Combining the mystique and exotic promise of Shanghai with ancient traditions and modern lifestyles of Japan at a special tariff enabled by a new direct flight service to Shanghai

The new direct flight service from London to Shanghai, and the opportunity of a visa-free visit to China, has allowed us to create a wonderful winter break combining the metropolis of Shanghai with the wonders of Japan.

Discover the marvels of Shanghai with its beautiful Chinese gardens, European colonial remnants, imperial past and futuristic skyscrapers.

Explore the contradiction that is Japan, where bullet trains take you from modern cities to ancient lands, where geishas glide effortlessly, and enjoy an encounter with the unique Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani National Park.

Key Features

Ancient & Modern Wonders

New Tour

Visa-Free Visit To China

Bullet Train

Local Expert Guides

Group Size: 5 – 20

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Gatwick to Shanghai.

Day 2 Transfer for a three night stay at the 4-star Juss Hengshan Hotel (formerly Regal International East Asia). Explore Shanghai, visiting the old town, Yu Yuan Garden and Shanghai Museum.

Day 3 Visit the Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund. Acrobatic show in the evening. (B, L, D) 

Day 4 Optional excursion to Suzhou by rail. Visit the Garden of the Master of Nets, Lingering Garden and explore the ancient streets of Pingjiang, including a short canal cruise and a Chinese lunch. (9 hrs – £125). (B)

Day 5 Fly to Tokyo. Transfer to the 4-star Grand Nikko Daiba for a five night stay. (B)

Day 6 Visit Imperial Palace Plaza, stroll in Asakusa and Nakamise, later visit Edo-Tokyo museum and Ameyako market. (B)

Day 7 Bullet train to Iiyama and onward to Jigokudani Yaen Koen, home to a very special troop of Japanese macaques. Enjoy an Oyaki-making experience and visit the Buddhist Zenkō-ji temple. (B)

Day 8 Optional excursion by coach to Hakone & Mt. Fuji. Enjoy spectacular views, Japanese style lunch, a short cruise on Lake Ashi and a rope way ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. Return via Hakone to Ginza. (12 hrs – £115). (B)

Day 9 Optional excursion to Kyoto by bullet train. Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha for Senbon Torii gates, Sanjusangen-do Temple and the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera. Includes lunch. (12 hrs – £255). (B)

Day 10 Morning at leisure. Overnight return flight via Shanghai. (B)

Day 11 Arrive in the morning at Gatwick.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


The optional excursions to Kyoto starts and finishes at Tokyo station.


Please note that in Japan room sizes are generally smaller than in Europe.


per person in a twin/double room
Air China from Gatwick

Date Price
February 22 £1895
March 7 £1925
March 14 £1895

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £495

Flight Options

Air China Business Class from £1755

Optional Excursions

Suzhou by rail £125
Hakone & Mt. Fuji £115
Kyoto by bullet train £255

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Visit to Shanghai is visa-free at the time of writing.

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