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Western Australia To Asia

19th February 2023 FOR 16 NIGHTS | Azamara Quest

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Flights and private overseas transfers (excluding to and from the car hire depot)
Two-night hotel stay in Freemantle
One-night hotel stay in Bunbury
Two-night hotel stay in Margaret River
One-night hotel stay in Pemberton
Two-night hotel stay in Albany
One-night hotel stay in Freemantle
Eight-day car hire in a Mitsubishi ASX or similar
16-night ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise

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South West Edge with Western Australia to Asia Voyage

Fly to Perth where your amazing Western Australia adventure begins. Following a two-night stay in Freemantle where you can explore at your leisure, embark on an amazing road trip South of Perth. Follow an ever-changing coastline through vineyards and forests encountering dolphins, whales and wildflowers. Take your time to relax, soak up the scenery and discover incredible food and wine on offer in Western Australia's South West region. You will then embark the luxury Azamara Quest and embark on a journey to Asia visiting Bali, Singapore and Vietnam before ending your amazing journey in Hong Kong.

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itinerary

Fly from the UK to Perth over two nights

08 Feb 2023

Flying

09 Feb 2023

Perth to Freemantle

On arrival transfer to Fremantle for a two-night stay. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

10 Feb 2023

Freemantle

Today is at your leisure. Relax and explore markets, craft breweries and historic landmarks of Freemantle. Why not take a tour of Freemantle Prison, the only world heritage-listed site in Western Australia or take the ferry over to Rottnest Island. This protected nature reserve boasts an abundance of unique flora and fauna, including spectacular marine life and, of course, the adorable quokka. Discover rich cultural heritage, explore numerous beaches and bays, swim and snorkel in pristine waters and meet the happiest animal on earth!

11 Feb 2023

Bunbury

Set off from Freemantle to Bunbury which is just a two-hour drive, the sooner you get to Bunbury, the more chance you have of meeting the friendly wild dolphins at the Bunbury Dolphin discovery Centre. Alternatively you can opt to take the scenic route through the picturesque rolling pastures and orchard of Harvey and Dardanup, picking up some fresh local produce along the way. Why not spend the afternoon exploring the forested valleys of Collie and Wellington National Park, or head out to the Ferguson Valley and enjoy views of the vineyards as you enjoy some lunch. Overnight in Bunbury.

12 Feb 2023

Margaret River

Walk up and take the 50-minute drive to Bussleton for breakfast overlooking Geographe Bay. Walk the 1.8km jetty - the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere, or ride the train and take a tour of Australia's greatest artificial reef. It is then just another 25-minute drive to Dunsborough and Yallingup for lunch. Visit Ngilgi Cave with its stunning stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and beautifully coloured shawls. Take a drive out to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to catch an Indian Ocean sunset, stopping to stroll on the pristine beaches. Continue South to Margaret River for a two-night stay.

13 Feb 2023

Margaret River

Spend the day exploring Margaret River, famous for its premium wines, ancient limestone caves and world-class surf. Visit cellar doors and meet the makers on guided tours with nature-meets-gourmet experiences. Grab a coffee and watch the local surfers in action, you will find 40 top surfing spots around Margaret River. Tek your pick from Margaret River's many restaurants and award-winning chefs. While you’re on the road, head south on Caves Road for a scenic drive through the tall karri trees of Boranup Karri Forest and a picnic beneath the canopy of these majestic 60-metre timber giants. You can also head 15 minutes south to Australia’s most south westerly point, where you can take a guided tour of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (the largest lighthouse of its kind on the mainland). Overnight in Margaret River.

14 Feb 2023

Margaret River to Pemberton

Head inland to the town of Nannup - famous for its colour-filled and enjoy the beauty of the town and the regions forests before continuing on to Pemberton. Overnight in Pemberton.

15 Feb 2023

Pemberton to Albany

Continue on this morning to Walpole where you can walk through the canopy of 400 year old tingle trees on the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Continue on to Denmark where you could head to the sheltered bay of Greens Pool to swim or snorkel or explore the national parks rugged coastline. Or why not stop off at a cellar door or gourmet produce store! Overnight in Albany.

16 Feb 2023

Albany

Albany is where the first European settlers set food in Western Australia in 1826 and much of their legacy remains today. Step back in time at Albany's Historic Whaling Station at Discovery Bay or visit the National Anzac Centre. you can also visit the nearby Australian Wildlife Park to see kangaroos, bandicoots and wombats or stop at the beautiful Regional Wildflower Garden. Head to Torndirrup National Park and the Gap - this natural gap is the granite cliff has a thrilling see-through skywalk platform extending our 10 metes over the cliffs edge! Overnight in Albany.

17 Feb 2023

Albany to Freemantle

A weekend visit to Albany gives you the option of breakfasting at the iconic Farmers' Markets for a taste of the regions fresh local flavours. Then set off back to Freemantle stopping as you please on the return back North. On arrival back in Freemantle drop your car off and return to your hotel for one night stay.

18 Feb 2023

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Fremantle, Western Australia00:00 - 17:00

Transfer from the hotel to the port and embark Azamara Quest.

The port city of Fremantle is a jewel in Western Australia's crown, largely because of its colonial architectural heritage and hippy vibe. Freo (as the locals call it) is a city of largely friendly, interesting, and sometimes eccentric residents supportive of busking, street art, and alfresco dining. Like all great port cities, Freo is cosmopolitan, with mariners from all parts of the world strolling the streets—including thousands of U.S. Navy personnel on rest and recreation throughout the year. It's also a good jumping-off point for a day trip to Rottnest Island, where lovely beaches, rocky coves, and unique wallaby-like inhabitants called quokkas set the scene.Modern Fremantle is a far cry from the barren, sandy plain that greeted the first wave of English settlers back in 1829 at the newly constituted Swan River Colony. Most were city dwellers, and after five months at sea in sailing ships they landed on salt-marsh flats that sorely tested their fortitude. Living in tents with packing cases for chairs, they found no edible crops, and the nearest freshwater was a distant 51 km (32 miles)—and a tortuous trip up the waters of the Swan. As a result they soon moved the settlement upriver to the vicinity of present-day Perth.Fremantle remained the principal port, and many attractive limestone buildings were built to service the port traders. Australia's 1987 defense of the America's Cup—held in waters off Fremantle—triggered a major restoration of the colonial streetscapes. In the leafy suburbs nearly every other house is a restored 19th-century gem.

19 Feb 2023

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Geraldton, Western Australia08:00 - 18:00

Surrounded by beaches, sun-drenched Geraldton in Western Australia is a thriving city facing the Indian Ocean. Located on the Coral Coast, the city has a friendly country town feel but is infused local history and cultural heritage. Like many coastal towns, the dining and café culture is superb and the choice of which restaurant to choose is a happy dilemma for most travellers!Celebrated for its annual display of spectacular wildflowers, Geraldton’s flora attracts visitors from all regions, with guides taking tourists on as much as 300 mile/500 kilometre round trips in order to make sure that they receive the best possible experience. A haven for visitors especially during the cooler months, the views differ year-in year-out and vary greatly depending on the rainfall. Whole fields become blanketed in colour and rare plants, such as the wreath-flower, burst into splendorous bloom. The well-informed guides keep a track of what is flowering where and visitors only have to ask to be pointed in the right direction. With over 300 species of native plants, it is only expected that insects and birds are attracted to the area. Over 120 types of bird have been classified as well as 22 types of reptile and seven types of frog. Happily, the iconic kangaroo also makes the plains their home, so visitors can expect a real Aussie welcome if they happen upon one!

20 Feb 2023

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At Sea

21 Feb 2023 - 23 Feb 2023

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Benoa, Bali08:00 - 18:00

Bali really is as alluring as everyone says. This island, slightly bigger than Delaware, has it all: beaches, volcanoes, terraced rice fields, forests, renowned resorts, surfing, golf, and world-class dive sites. But what sets Bali apart from other nearby tropical destinations is Balinese tradition, and villagers dedicated to celebrating it. The hundreds of temples, dances, rituals, and crafts linked to their ancient Hindu faith aren't a show for tourists, but a living, breathing culture in which visitors are warmly received by the Balinese, who cherish their own identities.

24 Feb 2023

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At Sea

25 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023

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Singapore09:00 - 22:00

The main island of Singapore is shaped like a flattened diamond, 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south. Near the northern peak is the causeway leading to West Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur is less than four hours away by car. It is at the southern foot where you will find most of the city-state’s action, with its gleaming office towers, working docks, and futuristic "supertrees," which are solar-powered and serve as vertical gardens. Offshore are Sentosa and over 60 smaller islands, most uninhabited, that serve as bases for oil refining or as playgrounds and beach escapes from the city. To the east is Changi International Airport, connected to the city by metro, bus, and a tree-lined parkway. Of the island's total land area, more than half is built up, with the balance made up of parkland, farmland, plantations, swamp areas, and rain forest. Well-paved roads connect all parts of the island, and Singapore city has an excellent, and constantly expanding, public transportation system. The heart of Singapore's history and its modern wealth are in and around the Central Business District. The area includes the skyscrapers in the Central Business District, the 19th-century Raffles Hotel, the convention centers of Marina Square, on up to the top of Ft. Canning. Although most of old Singapore has been knocked down to make way for the modern city, most colonial landmarks have been preserved in the CBD, including early-19th-century buildings designed by the Irish architect George Coleman.

27 Feb 2023

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At Sea

28 Feb 2023

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Ho Chi Minh City (1 night in port)17:00 - 16:00

Romantically referred to by the French as the Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City today is a super-charged city of sensory overload. Motorbikes zoom day and night along the wide boulevards, through the narrow back alleys and past vendors pushing handcarts hawking goods of all descriptions. Still called Saigon by most residents, this is Vietnam's largest city and the engine driving the country's current economic resurgence, but despite its frenetic pace, it's a friendlier place than Hanoi and locals will tell you the food—simple, tasty, and incorporating many fresh herbs—is infinitely better than in the capital.This is a city full of surprises. The madness of the city's traffic—witness the oddball things that are transported on the back of motorcycles—is countered by tranquil pagodas, peaceful parks, quirky coffee shops, and whole neighborhoods hidden down tiny alleyways, although some of these quiet spots can be difficult to track down. Life in Ho Chi Minh City is lived in public: on the back of motorcycles, on the sidewalks, and in the parks. Even when its residents are at home, they're still on display. With many living rooms opening onto the street, grandmothers napping, babies being rocked, and food being prepared, are all in full view of passersby.Icons of the past endure in the midst of the city’s headlong rush into capitalism. The Hotel Continental, immortalized in Graham Greene's The Quiet American, continues to stand on the corner of old Indochina's most famous thoroughfare, the rue Catinat, known to American G.I.s during the Vietnam War as Tu Do (Freedom) Street and renamed Dong Khoi (Uprising) Street by the Communists. The city still has its ornate opera house and its old French city hall, the Hôtel de Ville. The broad colonial boulevards leading to the Saigon River and the gracious stucco villas are other remnants of the French colonial presence. Grisly reminders of the more recent past can be seen at the city's war-related museums. Residents, however, prefer to look forward rather than back and are often perplexed by tourists' fascination with a war that ended 40 years ago.The Chinese influence on the country is still very much in evidence in the Cholon district, the city's Chinatown, but the modern office towers and international hotels that mark the skyline symbolize Vietnam's fixation on the future.

01 Mar 2023 - 03 Mar 2023

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At Sea

04 Mar 2023

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Hue08:00 - 20:00

The Nguyen Dynasty founded this former capital in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today it sits as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Explore the Imperial Citadel, then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors and Thien Mu Pagoda.

05 Mar 2023

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At Sea

06 Mar 2023

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Hong Kong (1 night in port)07:00 - 00:00

The Hong Kong Island skyline, with its ever-growing number of skyscrapers, speaks to ambition and money. Paris, London, even New York were centuries in the making, while Hong Kong's towers, bright lights, and glitzy shopping emporia weren't yet part of the urban scene when many of the young investment bankers who fuel one of the world's leading financial centers were born. Commerce is concentrated in the glittering high-rises of Central, tucked between Victoria Harbor and forested peaks on Hong Kong Island's north shore. While it's easy to think all the bright lights are the sum of today's Hong Kong, you need only walk or board a tram for the short jaunt west into Western to discover a side of Hong Kong that is more traditionally Chinese but no less high-energy. You'll discover the real Hong Kong to the east of Central, too, in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and beyond. Amid the residential towers are restaurants, shopping malls, bars, convention centers, a nice smattering of museums, and—depending on fate and the horse you wager on—one of Hong Kong's luckiest or unluckiest spots, the Happy Valley Racecourse. Kowloon sprawls across a generous swath of the Chinese mainland across Victoria Harbour from Central. Tsim Sha Tsui, at the tip of Kowloon peninsula, is packed with glitzy shops, first-rate museums, and eye-popping views of the skyline across the water. Just to the north are the teeming market streets of Mong Kok and in the dense residential neighborhoods beyond, two of Hong Kong's most enchanting spiritual sights, Wong Tai Sin Temple and Chi Lin Nunnery. As you navigate this huge metropolis (easy to do on the excellent transportation network), keep in mind that streets are usually numbered odd on one side, even on the other. There's no baseline for street numbers and no block-based numbering system, but street signs indicate building numbers for any given block.

07 Mar 2023

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