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China's Ancient Treasures, Luxury Asia Cruise & India's Legendary Golden Triangle

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Westerdam
  • Duration 31 NIGHTS
  • Departure 02 November 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code ASA2338

INCLUDES 5-NIGHT 5★ FULLY ESCORTED TOUR OF CHINA

INCLUDES 8-NIGHT 5★ FULLY ESCORTED GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR

Two richly cultural tours – of China and India and a delightful Southeast Asian cruise through the waters of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Be swept away in China’s extraordinary past during this all-encompassing trip to Beijing, Xi’an and Hong Kong. Step into Beijing’s Forbidden City and Summer Palace and walk along the Great Wall of China. Get a front row viewing to Xi’an’s 8,000 terracotta soldiers with their unique details.

On board Westerdam, explore Hạ Long Bay, Huế, Nha Trang and Phú Mỹ in Vietnam, Cambodian Sihanoukville, and an overnight in port in Bangkok, then Ko Samui. Disembark in Singapore for a one-night stay before flying to Delhi to begin your once-in-a-lifetime tour of India’s Golden Triangle. Discover the epic hilltop Amber Fort in Jaipur. See Delhi’s Red Fort with its luminous orange walls and verdant gardens. Take in Agra, where the Taj Mahal lies: a 240-foot mausoleum that exemplifies India’s artistry.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam

Overnight in port in Bangkok

Fully Escorted Tours

Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

Great Wall of China and Summer Palace

Fast Train to Xi’an

Terracotta Warriors

Tour of Jama Masjid Mosque, Red Fort and Rajghat

Tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Tour of Amber Fort by Jeep, Hawa Mahal and the City Palace

Hotel Stays

3 night five-star stay in Beijing at the NUO Hotel Beijing

2 night five-star hotel stay in Xi’an at the Gran Meliá Xian

1 night five-star hotel stay in Hong Kong at the Harbour Grand Kowloon

1 night four-star hotel stay in Singapore at Aloft Singapore Novena

4 night five-star stay in Delhi at the Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

2 night five-star hotel stay in Agra at the ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra

2 night five-star stay in Jaipur at the ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur

All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Beijing

Your holiday begins as you fly from the Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Beijing: Hotel Stay

With a history spanning over 3,000 years, Beijing is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks. The majestic Great Wall of China, the sprawling Forbidden City, and the tranquil Temple of Heaven are just a few must-visit sites you’ll visit.

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 3
Beijing: Hotel Stay & Tour

Visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven with its symbolic representations of heaven and Earth, together with the scarlet-walled Forbidden City – home to imperial rulers. Then on to the remarkable Tiananmen Square and the heart of the People’s Republic.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 4
Beijing: Hotel Stay & Tour

Get ready for the Great Wall of China – the longest wall in the world and the only manmade structure visible from space. Walk along the wall’s quieter Mutianyu section and discover over 2,000 years of history.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 5
Xi'an: Hotel Stay

Take the fast train to Xi’an, one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation, for a two-night stay. Appreciate the Bell Tower of Xi’an, built in 1384. Stroll the Muslim Quarter, packed with tasty local cuisine.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Gran Meliá Xian

Day 6
Xi'an: Hotel Stay & Tour

See the 8,000 life-sized soldiers of the imposing Terracotta Army, each one unique. Discovered in 1974, they form part of the necropolis built for China’s first emperor. In the afternoon, visit Xi’an’s historic city wall.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Gran Meliá Xian

Day 7
Hong Kong: Hotel Stay

Hong Kong seamlessly blends Eastern traditions and Western modernity. Its iconic skyline contrasts ancient temples and vibrant markets. You’ll be captivated by everything from Kowloon’s bustling streets to Victoria Peak’s serene viewpoint.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Harbour Grand Kowloon

Day 8
Hong Kong: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark Holland America Line’s Westerdam. A ship that combines the elegance of traditional cruise sailing with state-of-the art amenities, Westerdam promises the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and dazzling entertainment venues.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 9
Relax At Sea
Day 10
Hạ Long Bay

Embark on an ethereal journey through Vietnam’s Hạ Long Bay , where limestone pillars rise from emerald waters. Cruise amidst breath-taking scenery, explore hidden caves, and witness the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12
Huế

Unveil the allure of Huế, Vietnam—a city of rich history and vibrant culture. Discover ancient palaces, enchanting pagodas, and let the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site ignite your senses.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Nha Trang

Escape to Nha Trang, Vietnam’s tropical paradise. With white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs, this coastal gem offers a blissful retreat where you can immerse yourself in natural beauty and warm hospitality.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 15
Phú Mỹ

Indulge in the mesmerising beauty of Phú Mỹ, Vietnam. Let its serene landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm-hearted locals captivate your senses. Discover a hidden gem where unforgettable experiences and cherished memories await your arrival.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Day 17
Sihanoukville

Experience the coastal charm of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. With its pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and tropical ambiance, it’s a destination that invites you to relax, indulge in fresh seafood, and embrace the allure of the Cambodian coastline.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 18 - 19
Bangkok: Overnight in Port

Experience Bangkok’s vibrant energy, majestic temples, bustling markets, and world-class cuisine. This city of contrasts captivates with its blend of old and new, offering an unforgettable adventure that leaves you craving more.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 20
Ko Samui

Escape to the tropical paradise of Ko Samui, Thailand’s crown jewel. Lounge on palm-fringed beaches, indulge in luxurious resorts, explore vibrant markets, and immerse yourself in the island’s vibrant culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Singapore: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Arrive in Singapore to embrace the city-state’s captivating blend of modernity and tradition. Explore the stunning architecture, diverse cuisine, lush gardens, and cultural gems that make it a must-visit destination for travellers.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Aloft Singapore Novena

Day 23
Delhi: Hotel Stay

India’s sprawling capital formed by several ancient cities melding together through the centuries. Here you’ll find UNESCO World Heritage sites sitting comfortably alongside innovative modern architecture like the florally inspired curves of the Lotus Temple.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Day 24
Delhi: Tour & Hotel Stay

Experience the captivating allure of Old and New Delhi during a sightseeing tour. Explore narrow lanes where ancient Mughal architecture and bustling markets, then witness the grandeur of New Delhi, adorned with colonial-era landmarks.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Day 25
Agra: Hotel Stay

Transfer to Agra, for your next destination of your Golden Triangle tour, a city in northern India, renowned for its iconic Taj Mahal. This historic city boasts stunning Mughal architecture, vibrant markets, and rich cultural heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra

Day 26
Agra: Tour & Hotel Stay

Discover Agra’s ancient marvels. Behold the Taj Mahal’s eternal beauty in the morning light, explore Agra Fort’s lavish halls and imposing fortifications, and marvel at the colourful rhythms of Agra’s streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra

Day 27
Jaipur: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today, you’ll call at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, Fatehpur Sikri. Soak up its dazzling red sandstone palaces and fortresses before continuing to Jaipur, where you’ll check in for a two-night hotel stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur

Day 28
Jaipur: Tour & Hotel Stay

Marvel at the Amber Fort, set high on the hills in Jaipur. A fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture, you’ll find golden patterns lacing their way up the walls and adorning its curved ceilings. The City Palace then awaits you come afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur

Days 29 - 30
Delhi: Hotel Stay

Returning to Delhi for a two-night stay, visit the Lotus Temple, a modern architectural feat styled after a half-opened flower, and head to Baba Kharak Singh Marg to shop for traditional Indian artistry.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

Days 31 - 32
Delhi: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Great Wall of China
Admire the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world that bends and twists over hills and valleys like a giant dragon fiercely guarding its borders. During your tour you’ll explore the quieter Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, a 2.5-kilometre stretch which features 22 watchtowers.
Forbidden City
Experience the awe-inspiring Forbidden City Tour, a journey through China's imperial history. Wander through the majestic halls and courtyards, where emperors once ruled in splendour. Discover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a testament to China's rich culture and heritage.
Terracotta Warriors
Xi'an, birthplace of Chinese civilisation, houses the astounding Terracotta Warriors. Unearthed accidentally by farmers, these life-sized warriors, boasting intricate details, including hair, expressions, and armour, encircle the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. A remarkable and enigmatic discovery.
Hawa Mahal
Discover the exquisite beauty of Hawa Mahal, an architectural gem in the heart of Jaipur, India. With its intricate honeycomb facade and rich history, it's a must-see for anyone seeking a glimpse into India's royal past. Don't miss this captivating marvel.
Taj Mahal
Experience eternal love at the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel symbolising romance. Explore its intricate details, rich history, and UNESCO status. Watch the stunning sunrise and embark on a captivating journey through time at this iconic site.
Amber Fort
Explore Amber Fort's regal world, nestled in the Aravalli Hills. Its opulent architecture, mirror work, and murals create an enchanting experience. Walk its ancient paths, immerse in valorous tales, and discover Sheesh Mahal and Maota Lake. Relish royal charm in this unique journey.
Agra Fort
Explore Agra Fort's timeless allure, a Mughal masterpiece blending red sandstone and white marble. Unearth regal stories within ancient walls, revealing palace opulence and serene courtyards. Immerse in its captivating heritage on a journey through time.
Red Fort
The Red Fort, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site in Delhi, India, beckons with its rich history and architectural grandeur. Its vibrant red sandstone walls and intricate design encapsulate India's cultural heritage. A visit to this iconic monument promises a journey through time and an unforgettable cultural experience.

Westerdam

Westerdam has been trusted by more than one million guests since its launch in 2003. Allow this splendid Vista-class vessel to carry you in comfort to some of the world’s must-see destinations.

With its abundant range of high-class dining options, Westerdam satisfies almost every conceivable gastronomic preference. Travellers on board can also delight in duty-free shopping and luxuriate in world-class spa facilities.

Infuse your evenings with magic, courtesy of Westerdam’s Broadway-style shows and movies under the stars, as well as the very best in live music.

With its three enticing swimming pools, a basketball court, and an impressive fitness centre offering daily classes, Westerdam serves up seemingly infinite opportunities for thrills.

Whatever activities you enjoy on your cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy Westerdam’s renowned stabilised cruising technology, as you decompress on your journey across the ocean to your next captivating destination.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,348 tons
  • Length 951 ft (290.00 m)

Life on board Westerdam

This Vista-class ship presents guests with everything that they will require in order to enjoy their time on board, encompassing the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and entertainment venues, to cite just a few of the vessel’s attractions.

dining

The dining options on board Westerdam are diverse, and sure to please almost every imaginable palate and nationality. Whether you require a quick bite to eat or are in the mood for a multiple-course formal dinner, you can be sure of finding the right eateries for the occasion.

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

Make the most of a wide range of facilities on board the stunningly appointed Westerdam, from an extensive library to sports activities and a relaxing spa. It’s all about making the kinds of memories that you might rarely get to make in your lifetime – so whatever catches your eye, why not throw yourself in?

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Westerdam makes available only the very best in evening entertainment for all guests, including such highlights as a stimulating casino, thrilling theatrical shows, and a welcoming nightclub at which to dance the night away.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Nightclub

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Cabins and Suites

When it comes to picking from a wealth of utterly pleasurable and generously equipped staterooms and suites, you could scarcely make a finer choice of ship for your upcoming luxury cruise than Westerdam. Cabins are on offer that are suitable for single travellers and larger groups alike, catering to almost every possible preference and demand.

inside Prices from $8,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Inside Stateroom

As the name suggests, these are elegantly appointed and cosy inside staterooms, all with ample space to relax, and a variety of amenities of which to take advantage. An Inside stateroom on board Westerdam really does present almost everything you could really require on your luxury cruise.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: ASA2338
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Ocean View Prices from $9,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Outside Stateroom

It’s called “ocean view”, and that’s exactly what this large and high-specification stateroom provides. These cabins vary in their exact configuration, but you can certainly expect the kinds of views of the open ocean that will have you and your fellow travellers whipping out your cameras – not to mention approximately 174 to 180 square feet of space in which to stretch your legs.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: ASA2338
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Verandah Prices from $10,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Balcony Stateroom

Westerdam’s Veranda staterooms are elegantly designed and furnished, with many comfort-enhancing amenities, although these are far from their only attractions. That’s because they also offer plentiful natural light, thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private veranda, giving passengers head-turning views of the ocean or port.

  • Signature Marine’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA2338
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Signature Suite Prices from $11,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Suite Stateroom

Westerdam offers guests an almost unrivalled luxury experience with its Signature Suites. Each spacious suite is exquisitely decorated and includes state-of-the-art amenities. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, a private verandah, two lower beds that can be converted to a single queen-size bed, and a formidable 372 to 384 square feet of space in which to unwind.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium, or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool path and additional flower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: ASA2338
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Your Hotel Stays

Beijing

Included Hotel

NUO Hotel Beijing (Or Similar)

The NUO Hotel Beijing, located in the Chaoyang District, is a luxury hotel known for its exquisite design, elegant accommodations, and commitment to Chinese art and culture. The hotel offers a range of spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites, all designed with a blend of contemporary luxury and traditional Chinese elements.

Xi'an

Included Hotel

Gran Meliá Xian (Or Similar)

Located next to Tang Paradise, Gran Meliá Xian offers private gardens, a lake, and even a big-name shopping mall amidst its welcoming grounds. Guests can enjoy meals at a choice of five restaurants, or work off the calories in the well-equipped fitness centre. There’s also a beautiful indoor pool beneath a panoramic roof as well as a hot tub and spa. Every room comes with a TV, air conditioning, and a balcony offering views of wither the lake or the city. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Hong Kong

Included Hotel

Harbour Grand Kowloon (Or Similar)

Adorned with magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and ample natural lighting, Harbour Grand Kowloon offers state-of-the-art facilities and modern comforts in a wonderful embodiment of luxury and convenience. You’ll also find five distinctive dining options here offering a marvellous array of gastronomy from refreshing international buffet to authentic Japanese cuisine to premium grill. Rooftop pool with unique glass walls – even underwater there’s magnificent views – peripheral view of the ocean, and the skyscrapers in the distance. Enjoy Spectacular views of the city skyline whilst you sip your favourite cocktail at the pool deck. Alternatively enjoy a cosy nightcap at the Waterfront Bar & Terrace.

Singapore

Included Hotel

Aloft Singapore Novena (Or Similar)

Aloft Singapore Novena, nestled in the vibrant Novena district, offers a contemporary stay experience. With modern design and amenities, it caters to both leisure and business travelers. Its convenient location near shopping malls and cultural attractions allows for easy exploration of Singapore’s wonders. The hotel’s vibrant atmosphere, stylish accommodations, and personalized service ensure a memorable stay for every guest.

Delhi

Included Hotel

Sheraton New Delhi Hotel (Or Similar)

Experience luxury and sophistication at its finest at the Sheraton New Delhi Hotel. Nestled in the heart of India’s vibrant capital, this prestigious hotel offers a seamless blend of modern comfort and timeless elegance. Immerse yourself in opulent accommodations, world-class dining, and impeccable service. Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, our central location provides easy access to Delhi’s cultural treasures and business districts. Indulge in the rejuvenating spa, unwind by the pool, and savour exquisite cuisine at our restaurants. Discover the epitome of hospitality at the Sheraton New Delhi Hotel – where every moment is an unforgettable experience.

Agra

Included Hotel

ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra (Or Similar)

Feel like royalty during your stay at ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra, aptly named after the dynasty who built the nearby Taj Mahal. Enjoy the 23 acres of lush Mughal-style gardens, with the characteristic use of water channels, fruit trees, flowers and shaded walkways, and choose from an array of delectable fine dining options. From the opulent rooms and suites boasting a spacious place to rest with pleasant gardens to the resplendent Kaya Kalp featuring 8 treatment rooms and its own swimming pool surrounded by fragrant frangipani trees, your stay here will be nothing short of splendid.

Jaipur

Included Hotel

ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur (Or Similar)

Immerse yourself in the romance and majesty of the royal era during a stay at the five-star ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur located in the heart of the city. All 218 individually decorated rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as pillow menus and air conditioning. Feast on Rajasthani delicacies and dishes from around the world at the Jaipur Pavilion or lavish buffets at the Jal Mahal and enjoy a sundowner at the Sheesh Mahal Bar or at the poolside lounge, Jharokha.

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