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Red, Mekong & Yangtze River Odyssey

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Red, Mekong & Yangtze River Odyssey

From £11,195 pp

In Vietnam, explore Hanoi and the Red River region through to Ha Long Bay, cruise along the mighty Mekong River on board the luxurious Scenic Spirit, then discover China’s Yangtze River, all in one amazing journey.

You’ll travel through three of China’s most prominent cities – Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an – and discover many of the must-see wonders, from the Great Wall of China to Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Warriors. History, culture, cuisine – it’s all on the table, including an incredible cruise along the majestic Yangtze River.

What’s included On Board
  • Return flights from a choice of UK airports
  • 100% one-bedroom balcony suites
  • Featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • Personal service with unrivalled staff-to-guest ratio
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Intimate, boutique river cruising and
  • Small group land journeys
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Dining options
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Gym and Wellness Centre
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • Guest elevator on board Scenic Spirit
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience
  • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive event
  • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
  • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Scenic Travel Tour Manager.

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Day 1 - Your journey Begins

Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including Emirates via Dubai, from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle.

Alternatively, fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore from London Heathrow or Manchester.

Day 2 - Hanoi

Highlights: Welcome reception

Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special at your hotel in Hanoi.

Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner.

Day 2 - Hanoi

Dinner

Day 3 - Hanoi

Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring and genuine two night cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon.

Day 3 - Hanoi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Hanoi & Halong Bay Cruise

Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

Sundowners
Exclusive to Scenic guests, savour some wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset.

Day 4 -  Hanoi & Halong Bay Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Halong Bay Cruise

Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and a historic bunker tour at the hotel.

Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s old quarter by night, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

Day 5 -  Halong Bay Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Hanoi

Later, on your cyclo ride, discover the maze of back streets throughout the Old Quarter.

Freechoice
Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or partake in an authentic cooking class. Alternatively visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature.

Enrich
After attending Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, learn the secrets behind this illusionary piece of theatre thanks to your special backstage pass.

Day 6 - Hanoi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Hanoi - Siem Reap

After a morning at leisure, fly to Siem Reap for your three-night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap.

Day 7 - Hanoi - Siem Reap

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 - Siem Reap

Visit Ta Prohm temple before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

Enrich
Take your Premium reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

Day 8 -  Siem Reap

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9 - Siem Reap

Enrich
Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a NGO supported local bakery school.

Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) above Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

Enrich
Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

Day 9 -  Siem Reap

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 - Siem Reap & Mekong Cruise

Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits.

Day 10 -  Siem Reap & Mekong Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham

Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail to Kampong Cham.

Freechoice
Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

Day 11 -  Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Angkor Ban - Silk Island - Phnom Penh

On arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of resident monks.

Later sail downstream to Koh Dach, an island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

Upon arrival revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

Enrich
Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Sundowners
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset.

Day 12 - Angkor Ban - Silk Island - Phnom Penh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13- Phnom Penh

Freechoice
Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by a high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

Day 13- Phnom Penh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau

Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction.

The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border.

Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

Day 14 - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Tan Chau

Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy your private balcony.

Freechoice
Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi or cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc and walk through the market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront.

Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Day 15 - Tan Chau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 - Sa Dec & Cai Be

Visit historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

Freechoice
Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area.
Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board and learn to make cocktails.

Day 16 -  Sa Dec & Cai Be

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 - Mekong Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City

Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around your hotel for the next two nights. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in street food.

Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

Day 17 - Mekong Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18 - Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways.

Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before attending tonight’s farewell dinner.

Day 18 - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19 - Ho Chi Minh City - Beijing

Fly to Beijing, China via Hong Kong for your next adventure. Settle into the luxurious hotel in Beijing, within walking distance of the Silk Markets, for a three night Special Stay.

Your wonderful journey starts with a welcome feast of Peking Duck.

Day 19 - Ho Chi Minh City - Beijing

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 20 - Beijing

Visit China’s most iconic attraction, the Great Wall at Mutianyu.

Freechoice
Look forward to an unforgettable evening at either the famed Peking Opera or the spectacular Kung Fu Show.

Day 20 - Beijing

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 21 - Beijing

Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the Forbidden City. Later, enjoy lunch with a local family in a traditional home before a rickshaw ride through the ancient alleyways.

Choose between contemporary Asian dining or modern Western epicurean cuisine.

Day 21 - Beijing

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 22 - Beijing - Yichang & Yangtze River Cruise

Explore the beauty of the Summer Palace and cruise Kunming Lake before flying to Yichang to join your cruise ship, the Yangzi Explorer.

Enjoy dinner on board with included wine and beer.

Day 22 - Beijing - Yichang & Yangtze River Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 23 - Yangtze River Cruise

Visit the Three Gorges Dam project site. Later, sail through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea delights.

Tonight enjoy the Captain’s reception.

Day 23 - Yangtze River Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 24 - Yangtze River Cruise

Explore the dramatic gorges of Shennong Stream by longboat (sampan).

Later, traverse Wu Gorge, known for its sheer rock walls, and Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the three gorges.

Day 24 -  Yangtze River Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 25 - Yangtze River Cruise

Take an excursion to Fuling and 816 Underground project.

Tonight, enjoy the Taste of China gala dinner and dress in your finest Chinese outfit.

Day 25 - Yangtze River Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 26 - Chongqing - Xi’an

Disembark and visit Chongqing Zoo where you’ll get to see the rare and treasured giant panda before flying to Xi’an.

Later, check into your hotel for a three night stay.

Day 26 -  Chongqing - Xi’an

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 27 - Xi'an

Enjoy a stroll around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Thanksgiving Temple.

Enrich
Gaze at Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Warriors in the company of a museum curator, an amazing opportunity to learn first-hand about the restoration process.

Enrich
Be treated to a special private after hours viewing of ancient artefacts at a local museum. Enjoy a refreshing drink and learn about the history of Shaanxi Province from the museum’s curator. Continue your refreshments overlooking the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
at sunset.

Day 27 - Xi'an

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 28 - Xi'an

Visit a local painter’s home in nearby Hu Xi’an County, famous for its rural peasant paintings, and learn about his art before you enjoy lunch with his family.

Back in Xi’an, explore the ancient city wall on foot, by push bike or electric buggy.

Tonight enjoy the wonderful Tang Dynasty Cultural Show with dinner.

Day 28 - Xi'an

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 29 - Xi’an - Shanghai

This morning explore the Muslim Quarter, an integral part of daily life in Xi’an at the eastern end of the Silk Road.

Later fly to Shanghai and experience the speed of the Maglev train from the airport before transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night Special Stay.

Day 29 -  Xi’an - Shanghai

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 30 - Shanghai

Later, spend your free time exploring Nanjing Road’s shopping opportunities before enjoying your farewell dinner.

Freechoice
Wander through the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square before exploring the French Concession Region and Xintiandi entertainment area. Alternatively, visit Zhujiajiao, a town with a rich canal life and a wealth of traditional buildings and bridges.

Day 30 - Shanghai

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 32 - Shanghai

It’s time to bid farewell and transfer to Shanghai Airport for your return flight home with your chosen airline.

Alternatively, extend your journey with an inbound stopover in Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore.

Breakfast

Day 33 - Arrive Home

Welcome home

Scenic’s Mekong River cruises take place aboard Scenic Spirit, a 279-foot vessel that was launched in 2016 and can accommodate 68 passengers in 34 one-bedroom balcony suites.

The Scenic Spirit, offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema.

Boasting a collection of the most generous suites available on the Mekong River, Scenic Spirit is more akin to a luxury boutique hotel than a conventional river cruise ship. Each perfectly appointed suite benefits from its own balcony, en-suite bathroom and living space, so you can be sure your stay on this mighty waterway will be as comfortable and luxurious as it is culturally stimulating.

To bolster the sense of space and luxury afforded by our spacious guest cabins, Scenic Spirit also features a raft of communal areas, including a handful of decadent eateries and an expansive open-air space complete with vitality pool, café and alfresco cinema.

Below, you’ll find a selection of images which capture every aspect of Scenic Spirit, allowing you to explore this beautiful, innovative vessel before you even step on board.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • All balcony suites
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Sun Deck
  • Wellness area & Vitality Pool
  • Open air cinema
  • Open air lounge
  • Crystal Dining
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Beauty Salon
  • Steam Sauna
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Fully inclusive land touring
  • International flights and resort transfers

Accommodation & Amenities

34 elegantly appointed all balcony Suites range in size from 344 – 861 ft². Try one of the 2 Royal Panorama Suites, situated at the front of the ship at 861 sq ft² in size with separate bedroom and living area.  An large outdoor terrace, allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings and the ever-changing scenery.

All Suites feature added enhancements such as a large sitting area.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Panorama Suites

861 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic queen size slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

Grand Deluxe Suites

430 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with Luxury bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

Deluxe Suites

344 ft² Diamond (Upper),Sapphire (Middle) and Jewel (lower) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with Luxury bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
Scenic Spirit - Deck Plan

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Aug 11Scenic SpiritHanoi£11195Free one way Business classCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11195  
Middle DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11890  
Upper DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£12490  
Upper DeckGrand Suite430 ft², Outside Balcony£12690  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite861 ft², Outside Terrace£14190  
Aug 25Scenic SpiritHanoi£11195Free one way Business classCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11195  
Middle DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11890  
Upper DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£12490  
Upper DeckGrand Suite430 ft², Outside Balcony£12690  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite861 ft², Outside Terrace£14190  
Sep 22Scenic SpiritHanoi£11195Free one way Business classCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11195  
Middle DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11890  
Upper DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£12490  
Upper DeckGrand Suite430 ft², Outside Balcony£12690  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite861 ft², Outside TerraceSold  
Oct 6Scenic SpiritHanoi£11495Free one way Business classCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£11495  
Middle DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£12190  
Upper DeckSuite344 ft², Outside Balcony£12790  
Upper DeckGrand Suite430 ft², Outside Balcony£12990  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite861 ft², Outside TerraceSold  


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