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Highlights of Vietnam with Ha Long Bay & Sapa

17 nights from £2479pp

  • Ha Long Bay Cruise with Private Balcony & Tai Chi Sunrise Class
  • Explore Sapa, with the Worlds Best Rice Paddies & Terraces
  • Relax on a Luxury Overnight Train to Sapa
  • Escorted Culture & Heritage Tour of Hanoi

02 May 2020

Highlights of Vietnam with Ha Long Bay & Sapa

Cruise Highlights

Princess Cruises - Sapphire Princess - 17 Nights - 02 May 2020


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Spend a Night on a Luxury Sleeper Train

- Explore the highest region of Indochina around Sapa

- Cruise on Ha Long Bay with Private Balcony  

- Escorted Culture & Heritage Tour of Hanoi


SHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries.

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Your Itinerary

  •      

    02 May 20

           

    Fly UK to Hanoi, Vietnam

           

  • 03 May 20

    Arrive Hanoi

    Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your 4* central hotel.

        
  • 04 May 20

    Hanoi

    Begin the morning with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and hear about the man who led Vietnam’s campaign for independence from French colonial rule. Next, visit the 11th century relic, the Temple of Literature, which was built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius. After the mornings excursions you will embark the Victoria Express overnight Luxury train to Sapa. Modelled on the Orient Express trains of Thailand, you can relax as you leave the city of Hanoi behind and head into the mountains.

          
  • 05 May 20

    Arrive in Sapa

    Upon arrival in Sapa, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel, hidden away up in the mountains with sweeping views of the surrounding hillside. 

        

  • 06 May 20

    Fansipan by Cable Car

    Love the feeling of soaring through the clouds; leisurely enjoying the magnificent scenery and picturesque scenes of Muong Hoa Valley, Hoang Lien National Park alongside the striking peaks of the Hoang Lien Son Range. Heaven’s Gate, at 2047m it is the highest stretch of road in Vietnam with panoramic views over the surrounding valleys. On a clear day, there are picture postcard views of Mount Fansipan, the highest mountain in Vietnam.

            

  • 07 May 20

    Sapa to Hanoi

    Today following breakfast you will transferred back to Hanoi by road. See the incredible landscape from a different perspective before arriving back in Hanoi with the remainder of your day at leisure. With a host of attractions, restaurants and bars, Hanoi is a vibrant city to relax in. Vietnam is one of the largest coffee growing nations in the world so getting a hot (or ice cold!) fresh coffee is never too far away.      

        

  • 08 May 20

    Halong - Overnight Cruise

    Depart from Hanoi and travel by road to the Tuan Chau Island pier in Halong Bay. Set off on Aphrodite Cruise, where you’ll be pampered in style and comfort whilst meandering through the towering limestone cliffs and emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Take part in a professional cooking demonstration before indulging in a luxurious dinner in the dining hall.

           

  • 09 May 20

    Hanoi to Hong Kong

    Rise with the sun and practice the ancient art of Tai Chi on the sundeck while taking in majestic views of the surrounding bay and the cool sea breeze. Wrap up your experience with a visit to Titop island for swimming and an incredible view over the Bay from the mountain. Onwards to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hong Kong.

           

  • 10 May 20

    Hong Kong - Embark Sapphire Princess

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the port for your 8-night cruise.

         

  • 11 May 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 12 May 20

    Nha Trang, Vietnam

    Nha Trang is famous as Vietnam's top seaside destination, boasting golden sand beaches and tranquil waters backdropped by the surrounding hilly peninsular. The historic Tháp Bà Ponagar temple complex and surrounding Cham Towers dating back somewhere between the 7th and 12th centuries.

          

  • 13 May 20

    Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam

    Vietnam’s biggest city woos visitors with its French colonial backdrop and wide-set boulevards, allowing plenty of room for the often-chaotic lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh City. Those with an appetite should sample the distinct cuisine of the Ben Thanh Market.

          

  • 14 May 20

    At Sea.

         

  • 15 May 20

    Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok fearlessly places climate-controlled megamalls and neon-lit streets next to 200-year-old village homes and gold-spired Buddhist temples. Few cities offer such a satisfying sense of exploration, as you stumble across hidden markets and chat to the fun locals.

         

  • 16 May 20

    Ko Samui, Thailand

    Behind this brochure-polished exterior lies an authentic taste of Asian culture, with Buddhist temples hidden down backstreets, family-run seafood restaurants, localised merchant stands, and endless other reasons to stray off the beaten path.

          

  • 17 May 20

    At Sea

       

  • 18 May 20

    Singapore - Disembark

    Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Highlights

  • Ha Long Bay Cruise

    Ha Long Bay Cruise

    Set off on Aphrodite Cruise, where you’ll be pampered in style and comfort whilst meandering through the towering limestone cliffs and emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Take part in a professional cooking demonstration before indulging in a luxurious dinner in the dining hall. The next morning, opt to rise with the sun and practice the ancient art of Tai Chi on the sundeck while taking in majestic views of the surrounding bay and the cool sea breeze. Wrap up your experience with a visit to Titop island for swimming and an incredible view over the Bay from the mountain. 

  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hong Kong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense. It is not oddly tidy like in Singapore, nor is urban slumps omnipresent like in India. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is the reconciliation between American and Chinese influence, with many dots of modernity yet without losing Vietnamese traits and as much historical as it is modern.

  • Hong Kong, China

    Home to one of the world’s most iconic harbours and consisting of over 70% mountains and country parks, Hong Kong is a visual masterpiece. Immerse yourself in its culture and unique spirit as you travel from skyscrapers to holy Sikh temples, browsing endless markets along the way. Worshipers of the God of Cookery, Hong Kong’s culinary reputation is that of legend; enjoy diverse meals, from new cutting edge sensations to classics such as wonton noodles.

  • Ko Samui, Thailand

    The island of Ko Samui is a tiny tropical paradise. With shores lined with coconut trees, endless white sand beaches, and stunning turquoise blue water, we’ll understand if you have the urge to set up stakes here permanently. 

  • Nha Trang, Vietnam

    Nha Trang is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. The Gothic cathedral (pictured here) is also worth a visit, with its bell tower, domed ceiling & stained glass.

Your Ship

Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess

This exotic gem explores some of the most intriguing destinations across the world. She boasts great-tasting food and offers an appetising popular Italian restraint with freshly prepared pasta. Professional sommeliers help pair exquisite wine with your dinner to enhance your experience. Visit her hand tossed pizzeria next to the poolside as well as watching a Movie Under the Stars.

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Package fares from £pp

  • Inside

    £2479pp

  • Outside

    £2649pp

  • Balcony

    £2979pp

  • Mini Suite

    £3159pp

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