Exotic. Evocative. Extraordinary: Words that perfectly describe Asia shore excursions on offer when your Asia cruise travels take you to far Pacific ports of call around the South China Sea, the Sea of Japan, and beyond.
Experience Singapore, traditional and contemporary, by daylight and moonlight, on Asia cruise excursions that put the sights, sounds, and scents of the city within easy reach, and where ancient architecture meets modern innovation. Take a break from sightseeing and try your hand at creating national dishes at a cooking session that evokes the spice world of long ago and the culinary trends of today.
When your cruise ship docks in Laem Chabang, savor a land and sea excursion taking in Thailand’s “Venice of the East,” Bangkok; discover the city’s spiritual nature as you visit the Sanctuary of the Truth wooden pavilion; marvel at the reclining Buddha at Wat Po temple; or daytrip-it to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thailand’s ancient capital Ayutthya.
Asia shore excursions while in Vietnamese ports of call offer city tours that combine visits to historic landmarks like Reunification Hall in Ho Chi Minh City with cultural heritage sites like Notre Dame Cathedral, a testament to the city’s French heritage, and Jade Emperor Temple. On a day-long tour of Hanoi, you’ll see the hallmarks of an ancient country, including the Temple of Literature that dates from 1070 and is dedicated to Confucius.
As a cruise destination, Japan combines incomparable beauty with an extraordinary blending of ancient and modern cultures, and on Asia cruise excursions you’ll navigate beyond the ports to the most iconic sights: Mt. Fuji on Honshu, the harmonious Seibi-en Garden in the Aomori Prefecture, Sumiyoshi Taisha, a most revered shrine in Osaka, and Hiroshima. Tokyo shore excursions are as fascinating and varied as the city itself, pairing for example, the art of a geisha performance and the culinary artistry of a multicourse Kaiseki dinner.
When in port at Hong Kong, hop a turbo-ferry to exotic Macau for an unforgettable day of touring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its blended Portuguese-Chinese culture; or wander among the throngs on Hong Kong’s bustling streets, and capture the spectacular views from the Victoria Park tram.
Sail into Seoul, South Korea, and see the city’s past, present, and future on guided excursions that include the DMZ, the piece of land that separates South Korea from North Korea. Sip tea at a Korean temple and hear about the art of the tea ceremony.