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Beijing (Tianjin) to London (Southampton)

CLASSICS OF EAST AND WEST | 73 Nights | Departs Mar 21, 2014

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Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager
 

Xiamen, China

Ports:

Mar, 21

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Mar, 22

-Cruise the Yellow Sea

Mar, 23

-Seoul (Inchon), South Korea

Mar, 24

-Cruise the Yellow Sea

Mar, 25

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 26

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 27

-Cruise the Taiwan Strait

Mar, 28

-Xiamen, China

Mar, 29

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 30

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 31

-Cruise the South China Sea

Apr, 1

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Apr, 2

-Cruise the South China Sea

Apr, 3

-Cruise the South China Sea

Apr, 4

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 5

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 6

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Apr, 7

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Apr, 8

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Apr, 9

-Ko Samui, Thailand

Apr, 10

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Apr, 11

-Singapore

Apr, 12

-Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Apr, 13

-Penang, Malaysia

Apr, 14

-Phuket, Thailand

Apr, 15

-Cruise the Andaman Sea

Apr, 16

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 17

-Galle, Sri Lanka

Apr, 18

-Colombo, Sri Lanka

Apr, 19

-Cochin, India

Apr, 20

-New Mangalore, India

Apr, 21

-Goa (Mormugao), India

Apr, 22

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 23

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 24

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 25

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 26

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 27

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 28

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 29

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 30

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 1

-Salalah, Oman

May, 2

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

May, 3

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 4

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 5

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 6

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 7

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 8

-At Sea

May, 9

-Transit the Suez Canal

May, 10

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 11

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 12

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 13

-Limassol, Cyprus

May, 14

-Patmos, Greece

May, 15

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 16

-Taormina (Sicily), Italy

May, 17

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

May, 18

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

May, 19

-Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

May, 20

-Monte Carlo, Monaco

May, 21

-Provence (Marseille), France

May, 22

-Barcelona, Spain

May, 23

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 24

-Cruise the Strait of Gibralter

-Seville (Cádiz), Spain

May, 25

-Lisbon, Portugal

May, 26

-Oporto, Portugal

May, 27

-La Coruña, Spain

May, 28

-Bilbao, Spain

May, 29

-Bordeaux, France

May, 30

-Bordeaux, France

May, 31

-Cruise the Bay of Biscay and English Channel

Jun, 1

-Paris (Honfleur), France

Jun, 2

-London (Southampton), England

Xiamen, China-port

Originally established as a major seaport in the Song Dynasty, Xiamen today remains an important Chinese trade center. Historical sites from many eras await your discovery from charming Old Town to the former international settlement on neighboring Gulang Island. Hulishan Fortress, built in 1894, offers a tour of the tunnels and trenches, and displays of ancient weaponry; Jimei Park features eclectic architecture and elegant pavilions along Dragon Boat Lake. For a look at ancient times, take in the most respected Buddhist venue in China, Putuo Temple complex, with its classic front gate, many halls, garrets, and ponds; and be sure not to miss the Seven Buddha Tower.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Xiamen
    Light Activity /Walking
  • A Taste of Local Life in Xiamen
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • A Day in Quanzhou
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Tong'an Treasures
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Xiamen

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: xia-002
    Price:

    Free

    Experience China's historic and present-day traditions, cultures and lifestyles during this informative, half-day visit to Xiamen.

    Depart the pier for the drive to the South Putuo Temple. Located on the southern outskirts of Xiamen, the South Putuo Temple was built during the Tang Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago. It is so named because it lies to the south of Putuoshan, one of the most respected Buddhist venues in China. Since 1924, the temple has also been the home and training center for men and women seeking the enlightened path to becoming a monk.

    After entering via the front gate, you will walk to the Heavenly King Hall, which houses a huge laughing Buddha accompanied by four heavenly kings on either side. From here, you will take a leisurely stroll to the neighboring campus of Xiamen University, which is known as the most beautiful university in China. Upon arrival, students will join you for a walk, and talk about their life and studies in Xiamen University.

    Next, you will take a scenic drive along the coastal highway. En route, a photo stop will be made at Xiamen's beautiful beach before attending an authentic Chinese tea ceremony. During this delicate and interesting tea ceremony, you will learn about the classification of different types of tea, and how the Chinese have transformed the simple act of drinking tea into a unique and refined art form.

    Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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