Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique itinerary featuring a seven–night cruise across the full length of the historic Inland Sea of Japan and two nights in Kyoto. On board the five–star, small ship L’Austral, enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima, from Miyajima to the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe–inspiring beauty of these captivating countries. Pre– and post–cruise extensions to Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa are also planned.
Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
Grace Gary, an architectural historian with degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia, is a veteran leader of more than 30 Trust tours. Most recently she served as the executive director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE, where she oversaw an award-winning, multi-year, $70 million restoration of building and gardens. She and fellow National Trust lecturer Dwight Young are the authors of Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s House. Grace also is the author of two volumes in the Trust’s “Information” series and has also served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Preservation PA, and Longue Vue House and Gardens. She was the first director of Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Center. Grace has led more than forty tours over thirty years to countries on four continents.
Day 1 Depart the U.S./ Cross the International Date Line
2 Osaka, Japan/Kyoto
4 Kyoto/Himeji/Embark m.s. L’Austral
7 Sakaiminato for Matsue
8 Ulsan, South Korea, for Gyeongju
9 Moji, Japan
10 Uno for Kurashiki or Koraku-en Garden
11 Osaka/Disembark ship/Depart for the U.S./ Cross the International Date Line/Arrive in the U.S.