Choose between 2 itineraries during Cherry Blossom Season.
Enjoy the culinary delights and dazzling cityscapes in Tokyo, Japan.
Cruise aboard Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’ ship.
Immerse yourself in the dynamic blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology in Japan.
Explore ancient temples and tranquil gardens in Tokyo, Japan.
Admire dazzling cityscapes in Tokyo, Japan.
Unwind at the Izumi Japanese bath house aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ ship. (Fees apply)
Dine at the inclusive buffet Horizon Court aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ ship.
Enjoy sports and movies under the stars aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ ship.
Calypso Reef & Pool aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ ship.
Neptune's Reef & Pool aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ ship.
An onsen (hot spa) in Beppu, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. (Itinerary 1, fees apply)
Steam from onsens in Beppu, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. (Itinerary 1)
The Tower of Peace in Miyazaki, Japan. (Itinerary 1)
Udo Shinto Shrine in Nichinan Coast, between Aburatsu & Miyazaki, Japan. (Itinerary 1)
Discover interesting historic monuments in & around Kagoshima, Japan. (Itinerary 1)
Marvel at the captivating mountainous landscape of Kagoshima, Japan. (Itinerary 1)
Nagasaki, Japan. (Itinerary 1)
Peace Park in Nagasaki, Japan. (Itinerary 1)
Confucius Shrine in Nagasaki, Japan.
City of Busan, South Korea. (Itinerary 1)
Haedong Yonggungsa Buddhist Temple in Busan, South Korea. (Itinerary 1)
Sasebo City is known for Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-themed park, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. (Itin 1)
Sasebo City is known for Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-themed park, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. (Itin 1)
Islands in Toba Bay, central Japan.
Look for the rare red-crowned crane in Kushiro, Japan. (Itinerary 2)
Admire stunning panoramic views in Hakodate, Japan. (Itinerary 2, fees may apply)
Take a stroll through the iconic Goryokaku Park in Hakodate, Japan. (Itinerary 2)
Walk the romantic canals in the picturesque coastal town of Otaru, Japan. (Itinerary 2)
Admire blooming canola flowers on Jeju Island, South Korea. (Itinerary 2)
Marvel at the extinct volcano of Mt Hallasan in Jeju Island, South Korea. (Itinerary 2)
Take in the stunning rocky volcanic coastline of Jeju Island, South Korea. (Itinerary 2)
Set sail on a premium cultural Asian voyage.
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Japan & South Korea's Spring Blooms

Operated by TripADeal
Cruise aboard Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’ ship
Set sail on a premium cultural Asian voyage
Choose between 2 itineraries during Cherry Blossom Season
Dates: 12 Mar - 13 Apr 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
10-night cruise with Princess Cruises
4 nights of hotel accommodation
29 meals including all while cruising
Overview
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Overview

Travel to Japan and South Korea on a captivating 15-day journey during the colourful Spring season. Delve into breathtaking landscapes and historic landmarks, while enjoying some time in vibrant cities and picturesque towns.

Begin your adventure in the neon-coloured capital of Japan, Tokyo, where ancient traditions and serene temples seamlessly blend with towering skyscrapers and modern innovation. Enjoy three nights in the bustling capital of Japan before departing on your 10-night cruise aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’. Exceptional delights await at sea, from the largest Japanese bath on a cruise (extra fee applies) to lavish entertainment and more. The ship offers unparalleled dining options, from Italian cuisine at Perfecto Prego to barbecued goods at Trident Grill and an endless selection of favourites at Horizon Court. Upgrade your experience at sea by selecting a Princes Plus Package and enjoy a drinks package, discounts, dining reservations, premium desserts, wifi and more inclusions during your cruise.  

If you choose itinerary 1, as you sail along the stunning coastline of Japan, you'll have the chance to see the seven onsens (baths) of Beppu, marvel at Miyazaki’s Tower of Peace (45 kilometres from Aburatsu port), or visit the Haniwa Gardens where over 400 replica haniwa (burial statues) make for a striking sight. Travel to the Satsuma Peninsula to Kagoshima, visit the Peace Park in Nagasaki, and then cruise to the second largest city in South Korea, Busan. Back in Japan, visit Kyushu Island and the castle town of Toba in Mie Prefecture before finishing your cruise in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Choose itinerary 2 and you will dock in the charming fishing port of Kushiro, known for its waterfront restaurants serving delicious freshly caught seafood; the large city of Hakodate, where you can discover the incredible architecture in the Motomachi District and the city of Otaru, home to the wealthy 'Herring Mansions'. Cross over the Tsushima Strait to South Korea, where you may witness the enchanting cherry blossoms in full bloom, adding a touch of natural beauty and serenity to your journey. Stopping by Jeju Island, you’ll be amazed by the majestic dormant volcano of Mount Hallasan that dominates the landscape. Sail back to Yokohama, Japan, to disembark from your unforgettable cruise.

This remarkable package includes return international full-service flights, 4 nights hotel accommodation, a 10-night cruise, 29 meals and more. 

Want more? Tailor your itinerary by adding extra days in Tokyo pre and post-tour, or upgrading your cruise cabin

Please note: The Cherry Blossom Season can be difficult to predict. Every year is different and there are variations across the country. What’s more, there are multiple sakura varieties, each coming into flower at a slightly different time and lasting for a different period (most stay for around two weeks). Therefore we cannot guarantee the trees will be blooming in locations visited on this itinerary.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore vibrant cities, ancient temples, tranquil gardens and more with time at leisure
  • Immerse yourself in the dynamic blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology, culinary delights and dazzling cityscapes in Tokyo, Japan
  • Admire the stunning beauty of Spring in Japan and seek the famed cherry blossoms
  • Dock in Aburatsu, the gateway to Miyazaki, offering a playground of outdoor activities, balmy breezes and aquamarine waters (Itinerary 1)
  • Seek out the captivating volcanic landscapes, hot springs, rich history and mouth watering cuisine of Kagoshima, Japan (Itinerary 1)
  • Discover the allure of Beppu, Japan's famed spa town where healing hot springs and breathtaking geysers await amidst scenic beauty. (Itinerary 1)
  • Reflect on Nagasaki's poignant history at the Peace Park (Itinerary 1)
  • Visit Busan, where modern skyscrapers meet ancient temples, offering a glimpse into South Korea's rich culture. (Itinerary 1) 
  • Discover Toba, a historic gem nestled in Mie Prefecture, renowned for its castle town heritage and scenic vistas within Ise-Shima National Park (Itinerary 1) 
  • Explore Sasebo, a city on Japan’s Kyushu Island known for Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park replicating a Dutch town (Itinerary 1)
  • Discover the natural beauty and tranquillity of Kushiro, a charming city in Japan known for its pristine wetlands, abundant wildlife, delicious seafood, and warm hospitality (Itinerary 2)
  • Experience the enchanting blend of history and scenic beauty in Hakodate, Japan, where you can savour fresh seafood, explore historic sites, and admire stunning views from Mount Hakodate (Itinerary 2)
  • Uncover the charm of Otaru, Japan, a picturesque coastal town famous for its canal, romantic ambiance, glassware craftsmanship, and delectable seafood cuisine (Itinerary 2)
  • Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Seogwipo, Jeju, where you can explore majestic waterfalls, volcanic landscapes, pristine beaches, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and experience warm hospitality (Itinerary 2)
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
CRUISE
  • Visit Tokyo, Beppu, Kagoshima, Busan and more on a 10-night Japan & South Korea cruise around Hokkaido (Itinerary 1 only)
  • Visit Tokyo, Kushiro, Hakodate, Otaru, Jeju Island and more on a 10-night Japan & South Korea cruise around Kyushu (Itinerary 2 only)
  • Sail aboard Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’ ship
ACCOMMODATION
  • 3 nights of quality hotel accommodation in Tokyo
  • 1 night of quality hotel accommodation in Yokohama
DINING
  • Enjoy 29 meals including all meals whilst cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • Airport taxes
  • Cruise port charges
PRINCESS PLUS UPGRADE

Upgrade to a Princess Plus Package for the following additional benefits for just $65 per person per day:

  • Drinks Package: Indulge in a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, specialty coffee and fountain soft drinks (up to the value of $22 per drink)
  • Enjoy a 25% discount on wines by the bottle
  • Casual Dining Package: Includes two casual dining reservations
  • Princess Premium Desserts: Indulge your sweet tooth with two Princess Premium desserts each day
  • Fitness Classes: Break a sweat with two fitness classes from Xponential including Pure Barre, Yoga Six and Stretch Lab
  • Onboard Wi-Fi: Stay connected with one device per guest
  • Ocean Now Delivery: Why wait for anything when it can come to you? It doesn’t matter if it’s something to eat, drink, wear or whichever. Just order and it’ll find you anywhere onboard
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location. (See checkout for details)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Preferred Airline: Fly with a preferred airline. (See checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply, see the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Tokyo, Japan

Today, you'll fly to one of the most captivating cities in the world - Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel for the next three nights. Once you have settled into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore. 

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be available to depart the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents, issued 4-6 weeks before departure.

Overnight: Citadines Shinjuku, Tokyo (or similar)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Free Day - Tokyo, Japan

Rise early and say ‘konnichiwa’ (hello) to the vibrant city of Tokyo before enjoying a day at leisure. Why not start your day at Tokyo Imperial Palace, a symbol of grandeur and history, where you can explore beautiful grounds and learn about their significance? You could then head to Tokyo Skytree, one of the world's tallest towers, to take in breathtaking views of the city from the observation deck. Stop by the serene oasis of Yoyogi Park to walk amidst lush greenery and take in the peaceful atmosphere where locals enjoy yoga or a picnic. In the evening, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at a nearby restaurant where you can savour the flavours of Tokyo and reflect on the day's adventures.

Overnight: Citadines Shinjuku, Tokyo (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 3 Free Day - Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy another day at leisure in Tokyo today where you can take the time to explore Tokyo's top attractions. Begin at Tsukiji Outer Market, a lively place filled with stalls of delicious food from fresh seafood to local snacks. Next, you could visit Meiji Jingu, a peaceful shrine known for its traditional architecture, torii gates and beautiful surrounding forests. Finally, you might like to enjoy an afternoon at Zōjō-ji Temple, a quiet Buddhist temple with a tall pagoda and lovely gardens where you can relax and reflect in the tranquil surroundings.

Overnight: Citadines Shinjuku, Tokyo (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 4 Begin 10-night Japan & South Korea Cruise - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Depart at 16:00

Enjoy a morning at leisure before making your own way from your hotel to the cruise terminal to board the ‘Diamond Princess' cruise ship and begin your Japanese adventure.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Dinner

Day 5 Cruising

Enjoy a wonderful day aboard the 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship, starting with a tasty breakfast at the Horizon Court where you can take in the beautiful ocean views. During the day, you can relax by the pool and soak up the sun while refreshing yourself with drinks from the nearby bar (charges may apply). As night falls, watch a movie under the stars on the open deck where you can snuggle up with blankets and snack on popcorn. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Prego Pizzeria where you can savour Italian dishes before ending your night by catching a dazzling performance at the Princess Theater.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Beppu, Japan

Arrive: 09:00
Depart: 16:00

This legendary tourist town is renowned for its geothermal waters and spas. Overlooking Beppu Bay to its east and protected from the west by dramatic mountain peaks, this exotic city is blanketed with misty turquoise waters and elegant Japanese foliage. Its main attraction is the "Hells of Beppu," a collection of seven stunning onsen, or hot springs, some of which feature geysers and colourful waters in shades from white to copper to sapphire (fees apply). The springs' names, including Kamado-Jigoku (Cooking Pot Hell) and Oniyama-Jigoku (Crocodile Hell), are somewhat misleading as all of the hot springs are breathtakingly beautiful rather than frightening - though your nose may cower and crinkle at the sulphurous odour they emit!

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Miyazaki (Aburatsu), Japan

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 18:00

Boasting one of the warmest average temperatures in Japan, Miyazaki offers a playground of outdoor activities that take full advantage of its balmy breezes and aquamarine waters. You might like to explore the local botanical gardens, emerald green golf courses and more. The Tower of Peace, built with stones from throughout Asia anchors the city at Heiwadai Park and is one of the most noted landmarks. Visit nearby Haniwa Gardens where over 400 replica haniwa (burial statues) make for wonderful photo opportunities. You could then explore Miyazaki's history and culture on display at The Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History, located on the same grounds as the picturesque Miyazaki Shrine. For a change of pace, stop into the Miyazaki Science Center where an animatronics "Dr Cosmo" welcomes you to this hands-on museum (charges apply). 

Please note: Your ship docks at Aburatsu, approximately 45 kilometres from Miyazaki. 

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Kagoshima, Japan

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 18:00

From the 12th century to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Kagoshima was the chief stronghold of the mighty Shimazu clan. The city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. The area is also rich in modern Japanese history: Saigo Takamori and the Satsuma samurai were leaders of the Meiji Restoration that toppled the shogun and restored the Emperor to power in 1868. In 1877, dissatisfied with the direction of the new government, Saigo led the Satsuma Rebellion, which ended in his death and the final defeat of the samurai.

The symbol of Kagoshima is Sakurajima - the volcanic island that sits just offshore. Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes in all of Japan.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Nagasaki, Japan

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 18:00

For most travellers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horror and the inhumanity of war. In 1945, the city became the second target of a nuclear attack. Today, Nagasaki's Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world.

But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers other sights. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. For over two centuries, Nagasaki was Japan's sole window on the world. The city is also celebrated as the setting for Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly."

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Busan, South Korea

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 18:00

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Sasebo, Japan

Arrive: 07:00
Depart: 17:00

Sasebo is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture on Japan's Kyushu Island. It's known for Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park modelled after a Dutch town, with canals, replica buildings, windmills and flower gardens (fees apply). Kujukushima Aquarium has dolphins, coral reefs and many jellyfish (fees apply). Off the coast, boats cruise among the Kujuku Islands, part of Saikai National Park. To the south, Saikai Bridge is a popular spot to view cherry blossoms.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Cruising

Enjoy a wonderful day aboard the 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship, starting with a tasty breakfast at the Horizon Court where you can take in the beautiful ocean views. During the day, you can relax by the pool and soak up the sun while refreshing yourself with drinks from the nearby bar (charges may apply). As night falls, watch a movie under the stars on the open deck where you can snuggle up with blankets and snack on popcorn. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Prego Pizzeria where you can savour authentic Italian dishes before ending your night by catching a dazzling performance at the Princess Theater.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Toba, Japan

Arrive: 07:00
Depart: 17:00

Toba, located at the northeastern end of the Shima-hanto Peninsula in Mie Prefecture, flourished as the castle town of the Kuki family who ruled this region from the 16th century. It was also a landing spot for visitors on the route to Ise-jingu Shrine and belongs to Ise-Shima National Park.

Please note: This port is accessed by water shuttle. Boarding and disembarking water shuttles may involve steps and uneven surfaces. While cruise lines strive to provide ease of access, accessibility options can vary at different water shuttle ports. Passengers with mobility concerns are encouraged to inquire about specific arrangements and consider their individual needs when participating in water shuttle activities.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Disembark - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Arrive: 06:30

This morning you will arrive back in Yokohama, the gateway to greater Tokyo. Enjoy your final breakfast onboard as your ship arrives into port.

After disembarkation, make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Tokyo - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today, it’s time to say goodbye to Japan & South Korea as your 15-day holiday comes to an end. At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport to board your flight home.

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day due to flight schedules.

Meals included: In-Flight

Itinerary 2
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Tokyo, Japan

Today, you'll fly to one of the most captivating cities in the world - Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel for the next three nights. Once you have settled into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore. 

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be available to depart the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents, issued 4-6 weeks before departure.

Overnight: Citadines Shinjuku, Tokyo (or similar)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Free Day - Tokyo, Japan

Rise early and say ‘Konnichiwa’ to the vibrant city of Tokyo before enjoying a day at leisure. Why not start your day at Tokyo Imperial Palace, a symbol of grandeur and history, where you can explore beautiful grounds and learn about their significance? You could then head to Tokyo Skytree, one of the world's tallest towers, to take in breathtaking views of the city from the observation deck. Stop by the serene oasis of Yoyogi Park to walk amidst lush greenery and take in the peaceful atmosphere where locals enjoy yoga or picnicking. In the evening, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at a nearby restaurant where you can savour the flavours of Tokyo and reflect on the day's adventures.

Overnight: Citadines Shinjuku, Tokyo (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 3 Free Day - Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy another day at leisure in Tokyo today where you can take the time to explore Tokyo's top attractions. Begin at Tsukiji Outer Market, a lively place filled with stalls of delicious food from fresh seafood to local snacks. Next, you could visit Meiji Jingu, a peaceful shrine that is known for its traditional architecture, torii gates and beautiful surrounding forests. Finally you might like to enjoy an afternoon at Zōjō-ji Temple, a quiet Buddhist temple with a tall pagoda and lovely gardens where you can relax and reflect in the tranquil surroundings.

Overnight: Citadines Shinjuku, Tokyo (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 4 Begin 10-night Japan & South Korea Cruise - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Depart at 16:00

Enjoy a morning at leisure before making your own way from your hotel to the cruise terminal to board the ‘Diamond Princess' cruise ship and begin your Japanese adventure.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Dinner

Day 5 Cruising

Enjoy a wonderful day aboard the 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship, starting with a tasty breakfast at the Horizon Court where you can take in the beautiful ocean views. During the day, you can relax by the pool and soak up the sun while refreshing yourself with drinks from the nearby bar (charges may apply). As night falls, watch a movie under the stars on the open deck where you can snuggle up with blankets and snack on popcorn. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Prego Pizzeria where you can savour authentic Italian dishes before ending your night by catching a dazzling performance at the Princess Theater.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Kushiro, Japan

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 17:00

Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean in northern Japan, it should come as no surprise that this "town of mist" is a major Japanese fishing port. But although the freshly caught seafood served ashore is a highlight for many visitors, Kushiro has so much more to offer! Stroll through Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO, where a variety of coastal restaurants and boutiques delight tourists from all over. Or head inland to explore the natural wonders of this region, such as Kushiro Marsh, a lush national park and home to the country's most extensive marshland. Break out your binoculars for close-up views of the rare and graceful Japanese cranes at Tancho Nature Park (not included). And if you're an architecture enthusiast, you'll be fascinated by the unusual structure of the Kushiro City Museum of Art, which resembles the shape of a Japanese crane spreading its wings.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Hakodate, Japan

Arrive: 07:00
Depart: 17:00

In 1859, the port of Hakodate became the first Japanese city fully opened to Westerners under the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Foreigners soon flocked to Hakodate, and today visitors wandering the cobblestone streets of the city's Motomachi District can view their Western-style frame houses. Hakodate, once a fishing port famed for its high quality fish and shellfish, quickly became Hokkaido's largest city and one of Japan's most important ports. The Great Hakodate Fire of 1934 dealt the city a near fatal blow - a blow from which Hakodate was slow to recover. Today the city is Hokkaido's third largest - surpassed by Sapporo and Asahikawa - but retains its foremost position as the finest Japanese producer of sushi's raw product: the high quality seafood caught in Hokkaido's cold waters.

It may not compare to Tokyo's Tsukiji's Fish Market, but at Hakodate's four-block-long Morning Market, vendors offer a stunning array of fresh fish and shellfish prized for sushi including salmon roe, sea urchin, scallops and crab. Restaurants and food stands prepare a wide array of dishes including donburi topped with fresh seafood.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Otaru, Japan

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 17:00

In 1880, the first railroad line on the island of Hokkaido connected Sapporo, the prefectural capital, with the important port city of Otaru. Indeed, for most of the 19th and much of the 20th centuries, Otaru outshone Sapporo in importance. The city was home to a thriving herring fleet. Ships regularly plied the waters between the port and the then Japanese island of Sakhalin. Coal was mined in the hills, and Otaru even won a reputation for producing fine music boxes. It was the island's industrial heart. Closure of coal mines in Hokkaido and downturn in demand of coal initiated a long decline that lasted into the 1950s. But Otaru survived - and has thrived. Japanese travellers discovered the city, drawn to its winter sports, it's fine sushi, and its historic architecture. Otaru seemed like a portrait frozen in time. Today, international travellers have flocked to experience Otaru's charms - including the scenic beauty of Hokkaido's rugged west coast and its nearby national parks.

The vast wealth accumulated by Otaru's herring tycoons is displayed at their so-called "Herring Mansions." One, the Nishin Goten, amply illustrates the state of 19th century society.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Cruising

Enjoy a wonderful day aboard the 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship, starting with a tasty breakfast at the Horizon Court where you can take in the beautiful ocean views. During the day, you can relax by the pool and soak up the sun while refreshing yourself with drinks from the nearby bar (charges may apply). As night falls, watch a movie under the stars on the open deck where you can snuggle up with blankets and snack on popcorn. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Prego Pizzeria where you can savour authentic Italian dishes before ending your night by catching a dazzling performance at the Princess Theater.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Cruising

Enjoy a wonderful day aboard the 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship, starting with a tasty breakfast at the Horizon Court where you can take in the beautiful ocean views. During the day, you can relax by the pool and soak up the sun while refreshing yourself with drinks from the nearby bar (charges may apply). As night falls, watch a movie under the stars on the open deck where you can snuggle up with blankets and snack on popcorn. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Prego Pizzeria where you can savour authentic Italian dishes before ending your night by catching a dazzling performance at the Princess Theater.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Jeju Island (Seogwipo), South Korea

Arrive: 07:00
Depart: 15:00

Seogwipo is the second-largest city on Jeju Island, settled on a rocky volcanic coastline in the southern part of Jeju Province, South Korea. In July 2006, Seogwipo's boundaries were expanded to include the entire southern half of Jeju island.

Lying off the south coast of Korea, Jeju-do (Jeju Island) is one of the warmest and wettest places in the entire country. The island is at its most beautiful in spring when the canola flower blooms in a riot of delicate colours and the wooded areas display the most fascinating shades of green. The seasons determine the changing hues of colour through the island. In the autumn the colour that dominates is brown and orange due to the falling leaves, in summer the aqua blue waters of the sea and golden beaches take over as in spring the brilliant yellow flowers cover the landscape.

Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods," is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and many Japanese. The island's mixture of volcanic rock, frequent rains, and temperate climate, make it very similar to the Hawaiian Islands in the US. The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on Hallasan (South Korea's highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls, riding horses or just lying around on the sandy beaches.

One of the most outstanding features of the island is a regular maze of tunnels, caves and pillars formed by the cooling of lava flows from ancient volcanoes. Jeju-do is basically an island composed of extinct volcanoes formed by volcanic matter such as basalt and trachyte and layered with sedimentary rock. It has an active volcano called Mt Hallasan which, at almost 1950 metres height, doubles as the island's main mountain.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Cruising

Enjoy a wonderful day aboard the 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship, starting with a tasty breakfast at the Horizon Court where you can take in the beautiful ocean views. During the day, you can relax by the pool and soak up the sun while refreshing yourself with drinks from the nearby bar (charges may apply). As night falls, watch a movie under the stars on the open deck where you can snuggle up with blankets and snack on popcorn. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Prego Pizzeria where you can savour authentic Italian dishes before ending your night by catching a dazzling performance at the Princess Theater.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Shimizu Port (for Mt. Fuji), Japan

Arrive: 10:00
Depart: 20:00

A mesmerising landscape, a revered cultural history, and Japan's most sacred volcano are just a few of the many delights beckoning you to come and explore this ancient city. While nearby Shizuoka may have the reputation as being bustling and modern, its cultural and spiritual side is on display in the form of ancient and enthralling shrines. Of course, it may be the sacred and snow-capped Mount Fuji that garners the most attention. Towering over the region at approximately 3776 metres above sea level, this active volcano was designated a "place and source of artistic inspiration" by UNESCO and is just one of the many unforgettable adventures Shimizu inspires.

Please note: Your ship will dock at Shimizu Port approximately 12.8 kilometres from Shizuoka and 72 kilometres from Mount Fuji. 

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Diamond Princess’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Disembark - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Arrive: 06:30

This morning you will arrive back in Yokohama, the gateway to greater Tokyo. Enjoy your final breakfast onboard as your ship arrives into port.

After disembarkation, make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Tokyo - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today, it’s time to say goodbye to Japan as your 15-day holiday comes to an end. At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport to board your flight home.

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day due to flight schedules.

Meals included: In-Flight

Important Info

Booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 13th April 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• Inside Cabin: $3,000
• Oceanview Cabin: $3,500
• Balcony Cabin: $4,000
• Mini Suite: $4,500
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability. 
 
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1: 2025 
March: 12 
 
Itinerary 2: 2025
April: 13
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland. 
 
Departure City Surcharges 
• Adelaide: $100 per person.
• Perth: $200 per person.
• Auckland: $300 per person. 
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Airlines: Virgin Australia, Vietnam, Japan Airlines, ANA, China Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Air New Zealand, Korean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, China Southern Air and other partner airlines (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Preferred Airline surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Singapore Airlines: $685 per person. 
• Qantas: $645 per person.
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive Early Options
• Tokyo, Japan - $300 per person.
High season dates up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025 
 
Stay Behind Options
• Tokyo, Japan - $300 per person.
High season dates up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025 
 
Stopover Packages 
* Singapore
Twin share: $1,200 per person/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,800 one way.
* Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Twin share: $900 per person/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,200 one way.
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation.
• Daily breakfast.
• Return airport transfers.
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.  
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business or Premium Economy Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.
 
Cruise

Princess Cruises: ‘Diamond Princess’ Cruise Ship  
Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure aboard ‘Diamond Princess’, where a treasure trove of exceptional delights awaits your discovery. Marvel at captivating street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or be enthralled by a lavish production show in the state-of-the-art theatre. For a unique treat, immerse yourself in the ultimate relaxation at the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea (fees apply).
From the moment you step aboard, Princess aims is to make you feel welcomed and right at home. Their friendly staff know the true meaning of hospitality, providing attentive service that ensures your Princess ship truly becomes your home away from home. Their talented chefs are dedicated to preparing great-tasting fare from scratch, offering a wide range of culinary delights to suit every palate. From endless buffet choices to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts. 
Day or night, you'll find endless ways to play on every Princess ship. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at the Festivals of the World, or discover a new talent through the many onboard activities that will keep you engaged throughout your cruise vacation. 
 
Princess Plus 
Upgrade your cruise fare and include the amazing Princess Plus Package for just $65 per person per day while cruising. This includes: 
Wi-Fi 
Included for one device per guest. All internet usage is subject to standard Wi-Fi policies which may limit browsing of sites due to network security and bandwidth usage and is subject to change with or without notice. 
 
Plus Beverage Package 
Applies to the first 2 guests in the stateroom when aged 20 years or over (21 years on some international voyages). Exclusions apply, see the Beverage Packages & Drinks page for full details. Plus Beverage Package allows guests to enjoy up to 15 drinks a day up to the value of AUD $22 per drink (including basic cocktails, glasses of wine, beers, spirits & coffee) + 25% off all bottles of wine and 1L bottles of water. Service of alcohol is always subject to Princess Cruises RSA Policies. Guests under the legal drinking age (20 years for this voyage) will receive the Zero-Alcohol Drink package and will not receive any refund or otherwise for that portion of the offer.
 
Premium Desserts 
Limited to 2 desserts per guest per day during the voyage. Excludes SMiZE premium ice creams. Not valid using the OceanNow feature within the Princess® App. 
 
Unlimited Juice Bar  
Only available at breakfast and lunch during the opening hours of the World Fresh Market place/other adjacent locations at which juice is served. The juice bar is not valid using the OceanNow feature within the Princess® app. 
 
Fitness Classes 
Limited to 2 classes per guest during the entire voyage. This applies to in-person classes, must sign up for class on-board by visiting the fitness centre. Exact class type, length, timing, schedule, availability, and other details will be determined by the ship type and by Princess in its sole discretion. 
 
Casual Dining  
Pre-fixed meals are limited to 2 meals per guest during the entire voyage at ship’s select casual dining venue locations. This package allows the guest to enjoy two price-fixed meals at Casual Dining venues that otherwise carry a charge not included in your cruise fare. At each of the two included meals, guests will be able to select one option from each menu section on the price fixed menu (for example, one starter, one main, one dessert); no substitutions, revisions, or other changes will be permitted to such menu. Exact meal options, availability, and other details will be determined by the casual dining venue. Any unused casual dining will not be credited or refunded to guests.
 
OceanNow Delivery
Included One-Time Delivery Access Fee covers the one-time fee of $14.99 USD (approximately $22.99 AUD) for each guest for delivery orders placed through the Princess® App (OceanNow®). Orders for delivery not placed through OceanNow (such as stateroom phone or stateroom breakfast order card) are also included for guests with the Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages. All delivery is based on availability and may be subject to additional terms. 
 
Cabins/Staterooms
Inside Cabin: From 14.6m2 to 15m2
All inside cabins come with comfortable queen or twin beds with 100% high-thread count cotton linens, an in-room refrigerator, a flat-panel TV, a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities, 24-hour room service (charges may apply), your own spacious closet, desk with chair and digital security safe.

Ocean View Stateroom: From 13.5m2 to 19m2
All oceanview staterooms come with a spacious picture window for memorable views, a comfortable queen or twin bed with 100% high-thread count cotton linens, in-room refrigerator, flat-panel TV, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities, 24-hour room service, your own spacious closet, desk with chair and digital security safe.

Balcony Stateroom: From 19.8m2 to 20.6m2 including the balcony
All balcony staterooms come with your own personal balcony with 2 chairs and a table, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a comfortable queen or twin beds with 100% high-thread count cotton linens, in-room refrigerator, flat-panel TV, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities, 24-hour room service (charges may apply), your own spacious closet, desk with chair and digital security safe.
 
Mini Suite: From 30m2 including the balcony
All mini-suites come with your own balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate sitting area with sofa bed and coffee table, complimentary welcome glass of bubbly on embarkation day, bathroom tub and massage shower head, hair dryer and bathroom amenities, two flat-panel TVs, comfortable queen or twin beds with luxury mattress topper and pillows and 100% high-thread count cotton linens, 24-hour room service (charges may apply), your own spacious closet, desk with chair and digital security safe.
Please note:
• Cruise timetables are subject to change. Some cruise cabins may have restricted views, based on availability.
• Cruise cabins booked on a guaranteed basis and are assigned by the cruise line prior to departure.
• Your cruise cabin number will be reflected in your final documents. 
 
Cruise Arrival & Departure Times
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are an approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets. 
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used 
4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
• Tokyo: Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo, or similar.
• Yokohama: Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel, or similar.
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel. 
 
Extra Nights
Not available. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people. 
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Minors under 21 years old must be accompanied by and share a cruise cabin with a responsible adult 21 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
 
Triple Share
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double (subject to availability). 
 
General information

Please note:
• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.
• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability)
• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements. 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• Optional gratuities/tipping. 
• Optional activities/tours.
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
• Mandatory city tax (if applicable).
• Mandatory Daily Crew Appreciation Gratuity:
Interior, Oceanview and Balcony: $16 USD per day (approximately $24.50 AUD).
Mini-Suite: $17 USD per day (approximately $26 AUD). 
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Japan
The weather in Japan from March to June brings a pleasant transition from the coolness of spring to the warmth of early summer. In late March to early April, cherry blossoms blanket the country, creating a breathtaking display (timings depend on the region of Japan). Temperatures start to rise gradually, ranging from mild to comfortably warm, with average highs reaching around 15°C to 25°C degrees. This period showcases lush greenery and blooming flowers, creating a vibrant atmosphere throughout Japan. It's a wonderful time to experience the unique blend of natural beauty, festivals, and outdoor activities that Japan has to offer. 
 
South Korea
In South Korea, the weather from March to June marks the transition from a cool spring to a pleasant early summer. Late March to the middle of April sees the arrival of cherry blossoms, painting the landscapes with vibrant hues. Temperatures gradually rise during this period, ranging from mild to comfortably warm, with average highs ranging from 15°C to 25°C. This period showcases lush greenery and blooming flowers, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities and cultural festivities. From cherry blossoms to vibrant landscapes, South Korea's spring to early summer season offers a delightful atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information. 
 
Passport Validity 
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation/Disembarkation
• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding. 
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts 
Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to. 
 
Luggage 
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage on and off the cruise.
 
OTHER
Mobility 
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf. 
 
Fitness Level Required 
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. Leisurely is described as Light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility.
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
 
Gratuities/Tipping
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request. 
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the cruise staff's services throughout this tour's cruise component. Princess Cruises is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a tipping culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at $16 USD per person per day (Interior, Oceanview, Balcony) or $17 USD per person per day (Mini-Suite). If you have any questions regarding the gratuities on your cruise, please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship. 
 
Sightseeing 
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information. 
 
Visas

Japan
Australian passport holders are visa-exempt for a stay of up to 90 days when travelling as a tourist. 
 
South Korea
Australian passport holders no longer need to apply for a Korean Electronic Travel Authorisation (K-ETA), under a temporary exemption in place until 31 December 2024. For 2025 Dates you may need to apply for a Korean Electronic Travel Authorisation (K-ETA). Seek advice from the relevant South Korean authorities in 2025 to determine if a visa is required.
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
 
Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers. 
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers. 
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.