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Osaka to Seoul

23 days Classic Cruise & Tour

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Osaka to Seoul

Discover the Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu, with the added bonus of South Korea, on this wonderful Far East exploration. Our Cruise & Tour journeys bring together all the joy of a cruise onboard the magnificent Celebrity Millenium with all the exciting exploration of a Wendy Wu Tours land itinerary. Here your Celebrity cruise and Wendy Wu Tour on land will showcase Japan's history, culture and nature in a little more depth, before you cruise over to South Korea to call on the vibrant cities of Busan and Seoul.
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 21 , Lunches: 19 , Dinners: 19
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    20 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Celebrity Ocean Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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23 DAYS
From $13,080PP
Kyoto (3N) – Nagano (1N) – Tokyo (2N) – Celebrity Cruise (12N) – Seoul (2N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Osaka to Seoul tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Kyoto (3N) – Nagano (1N) – Tokyo (2N) – Celebrity Cruise (12N) – Seoul (2N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Osaka
    Breakfast
    Days 1-2 Fly to Osaka

    Fly overnight to the vibrant city of Osaka. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to the hotel in Kyoto. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Breakfast
  • Days 3-4
    Explore Kyoto
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Days 3-4: Explore Kyoto

    Japan's capital for over 1,000 years, Kyoto is a treasure trove of history and timeless culture. Your explorations will include Kyoto's landmark sights - beautiful Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), the Zen Garden of Ryoanji, the pathways of vermilion red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Gion district, an area famous for its geisha. Between explorations, enjoy a kaiseki dinner and sukiyaki lunch.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    View Mount Fuji
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: View Mount Fuji

    Board a bullet train and be whisked off to Mount Fuji. Pause at Oishi Park for incredible views (weather dependent) before a mini cruise on the picturesque Lake Ashi. Fly up to the heights of Mount Komagatake by cable car for more beautiful views before heading to Nagano to relax in an onsen – hot spring baths – dine on a traditional kaiseki dinner and stay at a traditional ryokan.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Snow Monkeys
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Snow Monkeys

    Travel to Jigokudani Monkey Park, walking through the forest to reach the hot spring pool where a community of Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, bathe in the warm waters. Visit the 7th-century Zenkoji before transferring to Tokyo, Japan's capital since 1868 and one of the world's largest cities.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Explore Tokyo
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Explore Tokyo

    Tokyo may seem a thoroughly modern cityscape at first glance but look beyond the soaring towers and neon signs and you’ll find deeply rooted tradition and peaceful pockets of the past. Start at vibrant Sensoji, the city's oldest temple before ascending the Tokyo Sky Tree for magical views. Enjoy a sushi making masterclass before dining on your creations for lunch. Enjoy a photo stop at the world-famous Shibuya Crossing then explore Meiji Jingu Shrine.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Board the Celebrity Millennium
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Board the Celebrity Millennium

    After breakfast you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to Yokohama cruise terminal to board your cruise. The rest of the day is free to explore the ship's facilities and settle in. Throughout your cruise, when your ship comes into port, there will be a range of excursions available to help you explore each destination. These excursions are at your own expense and are bookable on your cruise reservation.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Cruise – Explore Shimizu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Cruise – Explore Shimizu

    Port in Shimizu, a city of medieval castle ruins, ancient pine groves and traditional gardens. Here, you are ideally located for viewing Mount Fuji (weather dependant) and a series of fascinating cultural sights.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Cruise – Explore Kyoto
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Cruise – Explore Kyoto

    Port in Kyoto, Japan's cultural heart.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Cruise - Kyoto
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Cruise - Kyoto

    Spend today at port in Kyoto, enjoying what your cruise ship has to offer.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Cruise – Explore Kochi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Cruise – Explore Kochi

    Port at Kochi. A surfer hang out with a UNESCO Global Geopark coastline, plentiful great outdoors and bags of rustic charm, Kochi is a wonderful place to while away a day.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Cruise – Explore Hiroshima
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 13: Cruise – Explore Hiroshima

    Arrive at Hiroshima. Best known as the first city in the world to feel the power of the atomic bomb in 1945, Hiroshima has emerged from the ashes as a cosmopolitan and peaceful place. Visit the tranquil Peace Park to learn about and reflect on the past.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Cruise – At sea
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Cruise – At sea

    Relax and enjoy everything that your cruise ship has to offer as you sail along Japan's coastline.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Cruise - Explore Kagoshima
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Cruise - Explore Kagoshima

    Arrive at Kagoshima, a city at the southern tip of the island of Kyushu. Watched over by the active Sakurajima volcano and rich in history and delicious food, and surrounded by glorious nature, there is plenty to discover here.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Cruise - Explore Nagasaki
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 16: Cruise - Explore Nagasaki

    Port at Nagasaki. Like Hiroshima, Nagasaki is best known for the events of the 9th of August 1945 but there is so much more to it. Backed by rolling hills and forested islands, with unspoilt beaches, European-style architecture, and ancient roots, it is a delight to explore.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17
    Cruise – Explore Fukuoka
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 17: Cruise – Explore Fukuoka

    Port at Fukuoka, the alluring, and largest city, on Kyushu Island. The gateway to a mountainous interior that offers excellent hiking, and really, really good ramen to sample, the city itself has plenty of historic and cultural attractions to enjoy.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18
    Cruise – Explore Busan
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 18: Cruise – Explore Busan

    Depart Japan and arrive in South Korea, porting at the bustling city of Busan. Boasting mountains, beaches, and hot springs, this is a city full of small-town charm.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 19
    Cruise – At sea
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 19: Cruise – At sea

    Relax and enjoy everything that your cruise ship has to offer as you sail up South Korea's coastline.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 20
    Arrive in Seoul
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 20: Arrive in Seoul

    Arrive at Seoul's cruise port and disembark the Celebrity Millenium. You will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 21
    Explore Seoul
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 21: Explore Seoul

    Spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of Seoul, South Korea's capital. A city that contrasts a high-tech, cutting-edge frontage with a deeply traditional, even spiritual vibe, you'll get swept up in its wonders as you visit Gyeongbok Palace, the UNESCO-listed Jongmyo Royal Shrine and the N Seoul Tower

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 22-23
    Fly Seoul to Australia
    Breakfast
    Day 22-23: Fly Seoul to Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or the following day.

    Breakfast
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About Celebrity Millennium

Welcome to Celebrity Millennium

As part of our $500 million fleet-wide modernization, Celebrity Millennium is making even bigger waves with phenomenal new staterooms, technologies, and design, transforming the way people open their world. Plus, The Retreat offers an exclusive experience, featuring The Retreat® Sundeck, The Retreat® Lounge, and our award-winning Luminae private restaurant.
  • Launched
    2000
  • Occupancy
    2,218
  • Tonnage
    90,940
  • Length
    965ft
  • Total Crew
    1,024

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When to go

The best time to visit Japan is during spring (March to May) when the cherry blossoms are bursting into life and autumn (September to November) when the scenery is ablaze with colour.

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 1
    9
    5
  • 50
  • Nagano
  • -4
    4
    0
  • 51
  • Seoul
  • -6
    2
    -2
  • 21
  • Tokyo
  • 1
    10
    5
  • 65
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 1
    10
    6
  • 68
  • Nagano
  • -4
    5
    0
  • 50
  • Seoul
  • -3
    5
    1
  • 25
  • Tokyo
  • 2
    10
    6
  • 58
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 4
    13
    9
  • 113
  • Nagano
  • -1
    10
    4
  • 59
  • Seoul
  • 2
    10
    6
  • 47
  • Tokyo
  • 4
    14
    9
  • 77
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 9
    20
    14
  • 116
  • Nagano
  • 5
    17
    11
  • 54
  • Seoul
  • 8
    18
    13
  • 64
  • Tokyo
  • 9
    19
    14
  • 118
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 14
    25
    19
  • 161
  • Nagano
  • 10
    22
    16
  • 75
  • Seoul
  • 13
    23
    18
  • 106
  • Tokyo
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 145
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 19
    28
    23
  • 214
  • Nagano
  • 16
    26
    21
  • 109
  • Seoul
  • 18
    27
    23
  • 133
  • Tokyo
  • 18
    26
    22
  • 135
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 23
    32
    27
  • 220
  • Nagano
  • 20
    29
    25
  • 134
  • Seoul
  • 22
    29
    25
  • 395
  • Tokyo
  • 22
    29
    26
  • 81
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 132
  • Nagano
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 98
  • Seoul
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 364
  • Tokyo
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 113
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 20
    29
    25
  • 176
  • Nagano
  • 17
    26
    21
  • 129
  • Seoul
  • 17
    26
    22
  • 169
  • Tokyo
  • 20
    27
    23
  • 131
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 121
  • Nagano
  • 10
    19
    14
  • 83
  • Seoul
  • 10
    20
    15
  • 52
  • Tokyo
  • 14
    22
    18
  • 132
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 8
    17
    12
  • 71
  • Nagano
  • 3
    13
    8
  • 44
  • Seoul
  • 3
    12
    7
  • 52
  • Tokyo
  • 8
    16
    12
  • 128
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 3
    12
    7
  • 48
  • Nagano
  • -2
    7
    3
  • 46
  • Seoul
  • -3
    4
    1
  • 22
  • Tokyo
  • 4
    12
    8
  • 109

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All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

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    Additional Price Information

    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 june 2024. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request
    • Please note: cherry blossoms & autumn leaves are weather dependent and it is not guaranteed that they will be in bloom at the time of your arrival.
    • Tipping payable locally USD (South Korea), JPY (Japan), USD (onboard cruise)
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Cruise & Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • 4* accommodation
    • 12 night cruise with Celebrity Millennium
    • Domestic transportation
    • Land Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • All meals

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