Ancient Traditions of Japan's Inland Sea | April 16 - 27, 2024

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and storied history of Japan and South Korea on a carefully crafted itinerary that reveals each country's cultural treasures and divine mystique. Travel with alumni and friends from April 16 to 27, 2024 on a 10-night journey with unparalleled access to the region’s vast architectural riches, bountiful landscapes, and venerable heritage.

Spend three nights in Japan’s spiritual and cultural capital, Kyoto, home to a unique collection of UNESCO World Heritage‑designated historical monuments, including the celebrated temples of Kiyomizu-dera, Ryoan‑ji, and Kinkaku‑ji and the imposing Nijo Castle. Cruise for seven nights along the coast of the Inland Sea to South Korea aboard the, 5‑star Le Soléal—an elegant French vessel featuring only 132 ocean‑view suites and staterooms.

Enjoy excursions to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the 17th‑century Himeji Castle, Japan’s largest surviving feudal complex; Hiroshima’s poignant Peace Memorial Park; Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine; and in Gyeongju, South Korea, the ancient Silla Kingdom Royal Burial Mounds; and the glorious Bulguksa Temple, the embodiment of Buddhist utopia on Earth.