China by Land, Japan by Sea

Resort:Spectrum of the Seas
Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
Destination: China, Japan
Price From: Contact for latest offers


Journey from China to Japan, and back again, on this Far Eastern expedition. Our Cruise & Tour journeys bring together all the joy of a cruise, on board the spectacular Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas, with all the exciting exploration of a Wendy Wu Tours land itinerary. On this one you’ll be able to contrast the history and culture of these two ancient nations and see their biggest treasures, from the Great Wall to Kyoto’s timeless temples, with your own eyes.


  • Visit: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, Kobe, Osaka/Kyoto, Tokyo
  • Experience: The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Kyoto’s Temples, Giant Pandas, and more.

Included Meals

  • Breakfasts: 16
  • Lunches: 15
  • Dinners: 16


  • International flights and current taxes included.
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders included.

Group Tour Details

  • Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating: 1 (Walking, some steps, and time on your feet)

Tour Experiences

  • Beijing Acrobatics: Enjoy a thrilling acrobatic show.
  • Dumpling Demo: Learn dumpling making in Xian and enjoy a Tang Dynasty dance performance.
  • Sichuan Hot Pot: Experience the famous Sichuan hot pot in Chengdu.

Cruise Ship: Spectrum of the Seas

  • Launched: 2019
  • Occupancy: 5,622
  • Tonnage: 168,379 GT
  • Length: 1,139 ft
  • Crew: 1,551


Days 1-2: Arrive in Beijing

  • Arrive in Beijing, transfer to the hotel.


Day 3: Explore Beijing

  • Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven.
  • Dinner: Peking Duck.


Day 4: The Great Wall

  • Visit the Great Wall, Sacred Way, and Ming Tombs.


Day 5: Travel to Pingyao

  • Bullet train to Pingyao, explore the ancient city.


Day 6: Travel to Xian

  • Morning at leisure, travel to Xian.


Day 7: Explore Xian

  • Visit Terracotta Warriors, city walls, dumpling demo, and Tang Dynasty show.


Day 8: Travel to Chengdu

  • Explore Muslim Quarter, bullet train to Chengdu.


Day 9: Explore Chengdu

  • Visit Chengdu Panda Research Base.


Day 10: Travel to Shanghai

  • Fly to Shanghai, visit the Bund and Huangpu River cruise.


Day 11: Board Spectrum of the Seas

  • Transfer to Shanghai’s cruise terminal, board the ship.


Day 12: At Sea

  • Enjoy onboard amenities.


Day 13: Explore Kobe

  • Discover Kobe, known for its beef.


Day 14: Explore Osaka/Kyoto

  • Visit Osaka and Kyoto.


Day 15: Explore Tokyo

  • Explore Tokyo’s mix of modern and traditional culture.


Day 18: At Sea

  • Return to China, enjoy onboard amenities.


Day 19: Explore Shanghai

  • Visit Yu Garden, Old Town, Xintiandi, and a silk factory.


Day 20: Fly Shanghai to UK

  • Return flight to the UK.

Best Time to Go

  • Departures: September, November, March

Example Departures

  • 04 Sep 2025: £4,690pp (Balcony), £4,490pp (Outside)
  • 13 Nov 2025: £4,590pp (Balcony), £4,390pp (Outside)
  • 11 Mar 2026: £4,615pp (Balcony), £4,415pp (Outside)

Additional Price Information

  • Single Room Supplement: From £1510
  • Land & Cruise Only: From £4690
  • Flight Upgrades Available on Request
  • Tipping: 720 RMB (China), 126 USD (Royal Caribbean Cruises)