Enjoy a luxury Silversea cruise around Japan including visits to the country’s beautiful gardens with the popular Gardeners’ World presenter

Japanese gardens are loved the world over for their simple, minimalist design - just imagine what tidying guru Marie Kondo's garden would look like. They're some of the most beautiful gardens the world over and on this wonderful 14-night ultra-luxury Silversea cruise you'll see some of the finest examples with one of the UK's top garden experts.

BBC Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost, also known for his appearences at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will join you onboard to give an exclusive talk and Q&A - as well as accompany you on a visit to Kyoto's most magnificent gardens.

Plus you will enjoy a voyage around the entire coastline on Silversea's Silver Muse, an indulgent all-suite ship with an unprecedented level of service. Boasting marble bathrooms, luxury toiletries and a walk-in wardrobe, the 298 luxurious suites measure from 334 sq feet to 1,970 sq feet and each comes with an attentive butler who will attend to your every need - even unpacking your cases when you arrive.

There are eight speciality restaurants to choose from including a Japanese teppanyaki grill and 'slow-food' Italian restaurant, plus fine wine and Champagne are all included onboard. Readers will enjoy a pre-and post cruise one-night stay in Tokyo, Japan's futuristic capital, and scenic stops in eight fascinating ports on the voyage including Busan in South Korea, Osaka and Hiroshima.

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Adam Frost
Garden designer

Adam Frost established his own garden design and landscape gardening business in 1996. Since then he has gone on to design gardens around the world and win seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Adam is a presenter on the popular BBC television programme Gardeners' World, he is an an RHS Ambassador for Education and Community Gardens and is also the founder of the Adam Frost Garden School in Lincolnshire. His first book, Real Gardens, was published in 2015 and tells the story of his award-winning gardens at Chelsea and his most recent, How to Create Your Garden, is available now.

Price includes

  • Exclusive talk, Q&A session, drinks/dinner and garden visits with Adam Frost
  • One night's pre- and one night's post-cruise stay in a five-star hotel inTokyo
  • All-inclusive, ultra-luxury 14-day cruise on Silversea's Silver Muse
  • A copy of Adam's new book How to Create your Garden (one per booking)
  • Onboard credit of $200 per suite
  • Return flight to Tokyo
  • All gratuities on board

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Sep 25, 2019
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 13, 2019
Duration
19 Days
Price per person
£6,375*
Sold out
* From price based on double occupancy in a Vista suite. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Silversea’s booking conditions apply.
Call now to book 02039933319
Quote ref: ADAM FROST
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Depart London
    Tokyo, Japan
    In-flight meals

    You'll depart London and fly overnight to Tokyo.

  2. Day
    2
    Arrive Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    After arriving in Tokyo, transfer to your hotel. You'll be able to explore the bustling capital today, admiring Tokyo's soaring skyscrapers and blooming Japanese gardens. Savour traditional classics at noodle houses and fine dining in western-style restaurants.

  3. Day
    3
    Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    Today you'll have time to settle into your cabin on the ultra-luxury Silver Muse, before spending an extra day tomorrow exploring more of Japan's fascinating capital before your cruise begins.

  4. Day
    4
    Exploring Toyko
    Tokyo, Japan

    Choose from a wide range of enriching excursions today. One highlight will be an excusion into Tokyo's Rikugien Japanese Garden. Designed by one of Japan's most influential 17th-century feudal lords, Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, it is widely considered one of the finest examples of a landscaped garden in the world. In autumn, its numerous maple trees give the scenery a beautiful golden intensity.

    Other optional activities include a half-day learning to cook Japanese food, a sighseeing tour of Tokyo's main spots or a shopping tour of up-market Ginza.

  5. Day
    5
    Day at sea
    Osaka, Japan

    Relax in luxury as you sail towards Osaka today. Make the most of the on-board pool, sip cocktails in the bar or look out for whales in the Observatory Lounge. This afternoon, Adam Frost will join you on-board to give an exclusive talk and Q&A session.

  6. Day
    6
    Osaka
    Osaka, Japan

    Arrive in Osaka this morning, an island with a competitive array of restaurants, fashion outlets and sights to see. Locals are known to be the friendliest in Japan, so this should be an upbeat and welcoming stop. Adam Frost will accompany you again today, on an exclusive excursion to Kyoto's lovely gardens.

  7. Day
    7
    Explore Osaka
    Osaka, Japan

    Today explore Osaka, learning about its traditional geisha culture and visiting extraordinary Unesco World Heritage Sites such as Kinkakuji Temple and Nijō Castle.

  8. Day
    8
    Day at sea
    Hiroshima, Japan

    Spend the day sailing towards Hiroshima. You could catch some rays on the sun deck, book a treatment at the Zagara Beauty Spa, read a book next to ocean views or try some of the restaurants' delicacies.

  9. Day
    9
    Hiroshima
    Hiroshima, Japan

    Spend the day sailing towards Hiroshima. You could catch some rays on the sun deck, book a treatment at the Zagara Beauty Spa, read a book next to ocean views or try some of the restaurants' delicacies.

  10. Day
    10
    Karatsu
    Karatsu, Japan

    Karatsu island offers one of Japan's best cities, Fukuoka, where Tonkotsu ramen originates from. Enjoy a tour of Saga city, famous for its ceramics, or get involved in one of the many optional excursions on offer.

  11. Day
    11
    Busan
    Busan, South Korea

    Enjoy a restful day on the Korean island of Busan, making the most of its white-sand beaches, markets, temples and museums.

  12. Day
    12
    Day at sea
    Niigata, Japan

    Busy yourself with onboard activities such as spending time in the casino or working up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. Alternatively, relax and breathe in the sea air in a range of comfortable, luxury spaces.

  13. Day
    13
    Niigata
    Niigata, Japan

    On Honshu, the largest of the four islands that make up Japan, you'll land at Niigata, a city famous for its rice production and its tasty seafood. You'll have plenty of time to sample both during your day here.

  14. Day
    14
    Aomori
    Aomori, Japan

    Aomori is another great destination for seafood, offering fantastic sushi including Oma no Maguro (tuna of Oma) and other delicacies.

  15. Day
    15
    Hakodate
    Hakodate, Japan

    Hakodate is a 19th-century port town, famed for its monkeys who bathe in the natural hot springs, known as onsen. Sloping streets look up to Mount Hakodate at over a thousand feet above the city and the dockside historic quarter has an antiquated feel.

  16. Day
    16
    Day at sea
    Tokyo, Japan

    As you cruise back towards the Japanese capital, make the most of your last full day on board the ultra-luxurious Silver Muse.

  17. Day
    17
    Back to Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    Disembark the fantastic Silver Muse and transfer to your hotel in Tokyo for your final night in Japan.

  18. Day
    18
    Fly home
    Tokyo, Japan

    Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight back to the UK.

  19. Day
    19
    Arrive home
    Tokyo, Japan

    Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight to London.

Accommodation

Silver Muse

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Cruise ship

Silversea’s newest five-star small ship

Silver Muse is Silversea's newest small ship, accommodating just 596 guests in 298 suites. The all-suite accommodation is unrivalled on any other ship, all enjoying panoramic sea views when at sea. Complete with a butler service, the suites offer an experience similar to staying in a five-star hotel.

There are eight speciality restaurants to choose from, including the Asian-fusion Indochine, Japanese teppanyaki grill Kaiseki, Hot Rocks by the pool - where you cook your meat on volcanic stones - a 'slow-food' Italian restaurant, an open-air pizzeria. La Dame features a bespoke menu created and cooked by top chefs and is the highest expression of excellence in French dining.

Facilities include a glamorous outdoor pool and Jacuzzi area, plus a spa and fitness centre. Looking more like a designer hotel than a ship, with plenty of light wood and beige edged with silver, there's also two large lounges, an Arts Cafe and jazz-inspired evening venue the Silver Note. The Observatory Room, fantastic for viewing aquatic life up close, is a favourite among guests.

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Sep 25, 2019
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 13, 2019
Duration
19 Days
Price per person
£6,375*
Sold out
* From price based on double occupancy in a Vista suite. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Silversea’s booking conditions apply.
Call now to book 02039933319
Quote ref: ADAM FROST