Japan: Temples, Traditions & Tea
The Evolved Traveler's luxury 11-night private journey to Japan begins in vibrant Tokyo where you experience the diversity of Asakusa, part of Tokyo’s shitamachi (old town). Asakusa is home to Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, and the city’s oldest Geisha district. Marvel at the Shibuya, the world’s busiest intersection, before enjoying the more tranquil, and lesser seen side of the city, on a bike ride through Tokyo’s backstreets and local shotengai (small commercial streets) in hip neighborhoods such as Shimo-Kitazawa. Next, board the bullet train for beautiful Kyoto, the reigning cultural capital of Japan, home to 2,000 shrines and temples and 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Partake in a tea ceremony in Kodai-ji, a stunning 400-year-old temple where special access has been granted for your private ceremony.
Continue to the sacred island of Miyajima and the city of Hiroshima which includes a visit to the moving Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Finally, it is off to Osaka, the flamboyant and colorful world of Japan’s street food and nightlife where a local food expert will take you on a culinary highlights tour of Osaka experiencing the city’s best-loved dishes - including Japanese soul food! The Evolved Traveler invites you to experience the wonder of Japan on this once-in-lifetime journey of Japan, or, let’s us design a personalized itinerary just for you!
$15,950 per person based on double occupancy
Experience the diversity of Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town, including Senso-ji Temple
Enjoy the more tranquil side of Tokyo on a bike ride through its backstreets
Explore Kyoto and some of its 17 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Partake in a tea ceremony in 400-year-old Kodai-ji Temple
Visit the moving Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima
Try Japanese soul food on a culinary tour of Osaka
Classic China: The Heritage & History
Few places can rival the depth of China’s rich cultural heritage or storied history. The Evolved Traveler invites you to explore some of China’s great treasures on our 15-night, luxury journey, “Classic China: The Heritage & History.” From the legendary monuments of the Forbidden City and Great Wall, to the awe-inspiring Terra Cotta Warriors and natural wonders of Guilin and the Yangtze River, to the thriving artistic culture of Shanghai whose skyline is dotted with China’s modern monuments, you will be immersed in the juxtapositions of China’s timeless traditions and its modern evolution on this truly transformative, once-in-a-lifetime journey!
Board The Century Legend, one of the most luxurious ships on the Yangtze, and enjoy the same comfort and amenities found in international five-star hotels. With its grand, 7-story atrium lobby, well-appointed river-view staterooms and suites with balconies, attentive staff, exceptional shore excursions, and traditional entertainment, the elegant Century Legend offers guests an unsurpassed experience.
$12,995 per person based on double occupancy
(Inclusive of Intra-Tour Air)
Visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing
Walk along the Great Wall of China
Marvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an
Take in the stunning, natural beauty of Guilin
Relax on a 3-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Century Legend
Explore the unique cultural and architectural fusion of Shanghai