The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Travel with us along the stunningly beautiful coastline of south eastern China. Our cruise is one of contrasts. As the Pacific Rim becomes the economic powerhouse of the world, we’ll see evidence of this in the 21st century metropolises of Hong Kong and Singapore. We will also see many splendid Buddhist temples. There are palm-lined sandy beaches and neon-lit thoroughfares, architectural wonders of the 21st century and memories of the colonial eras.
Join us for this beautiful 17-night cruise on board the Boudicca ship, and discover this cruise of contrasts along the stunning coastline of south eastern China. As the Pacific Rim evolves into the economic powerhouse of the world, we’ll observe evidence of the old and new. Skyscrapers and cityscapes of Hong Kong and Singapore, merge with splendid Buddhist temples, and palm-lined beaches stand against neon-lit thoroughfares and architectural wonders. This tour encapsulates the perfect blend of 21st century modernity with echoes back to the colonial era. Beginning with a flight and an overnight hotel stay in Hong Kong, we’ll spent two days exploring one of the world's most iconic cities. We continue the journey down to the buzzing country of Vietnam, here we uncover spectacular scenery and diverse culture. We will encounter kind people and a warm reception upon arrival, not too bad from a country that is torn between being unsullied and joining the commercial world. In Vietnam, we will experience the hustle and bustle of city life, beautiful mountains, deltas, magnificent beaches and four stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites. We pass through Da Nang, Ha Long Bay and Nha Trang before our final Vietnamese destination Ho Chi Minh City. With five days at sea, there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities, get your bearings, and get to know your fellow travelling companions and ship staff. Continuing south, we arrive in Singapore for two days exploring this modern-day metropolis. Our final port of call is exploring Phuket in Thailand, but it’s not over just yet. We discover Sino-Portuguese influences amongst Phuket’s culture and architecture, its colourful streets and buildings. This is graded as an easy walking & activity holiday, interspersed with sightseeing in major cities and the islands of the South China Sea. Evenings are spent on board Boudicca with a sumptuous dinner and the chance to discuss your day over a drink. All ports of call are accompanied by a local guide who will share insider knowledge and experiences, as well as introducing us to natural and man-made wonders.
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Itinerary & Travel
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.