Star Collector: Grand Adventure: From the Rising Sun to the Land Down Under  Sydney 2020
Australia, Japan
During your 73-day adventure, take in a myriad of Asian islands and Australian cultures, rich history, incredible wildlife and the natural beauty of changing landscapes. In Japan, explore Osaka Castle, Takamatsu’s Ritsurin Garden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki’s tributes to “Never Again,” Shingu’s famous shrines in the Kii Mountains, Shimizu’s views of Mount Fuji, Tokyo’s shogun past, Kobe’s sake tasting, the small hidden harbors of Amami Island, Tomonoura, and Yakushima with its ancient forests and snow monkeys and cruising the inland sea. Visit South Korea’s city of Busan boasting the Gyeongju outdoor museum, experience Taiwanese culture in the markets of Taipei, and enjoy the sampans of Hong Kog as they glide through the waters of Aberdeen.
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Tour Highlights

  • Cruise the Seto Inland Sea and discover the beauty of the small Japanese islands there
  • See the pink granite peaks of Freycinet National Park, home of abundant birdlife.
  • Overnight in Kyoto with extra time to explore the beauty of the area including the Golden Pavilion and experience the formal tradition of kaiseki dining
  • Check the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list when you get to Cairns, the gateway to this UNESCO site
  • Shop for batik in Benoa, their highly regarded art form
  • Overnighting in Sydney affords time to see the UNESCO site Opera House and Bondi Beach
  • Experience local culture and street food like stinky tofu and salt & pepper chicken at the Taipei Night Food Markets
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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