Multi-destination

Craft Beers of Asia - Japan and Vietnam 14 days

We thought long and hard about which countries showcase the best of Asia's craft-beer scene at the moment and after much deliberation (and some essential research!) settled on Japan and Vietnam. Two destinations that contrast wonderfully, offering a heady mix of Asia both old and new.

This tour is perfect for anyone with an interest in food and drink! It showcases the must-see highlights of both countries as well as offering a first-hand experience of the burgeoning world of craft beer in Asia, complemented of course by the flavours of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.

Starting in the metropolis of Tokyo you'll experience where the locals eat and drink on a high energy street food tour, before jumping on the shinkansen to Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto. Here you will explore the city on two wheels and sample some of our recommended craft beer bars. Your final stop in Japan is Osaka where there will be the opportunity to sample some of Japan's finest foods and it's nightlife.

Travelling onward to Vietnam, this stage of the trip introduces you to Vietnam's highlight destinations - Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. Over the next 8 days, enjoy the traditional beer making processes of bia hoi in the north of the country and the emerging craft beer scene of the south.

This is a dynamic holiday designed to show you the highlights of these two contrasting destinations. If you would prefer a more relaxed travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.

 

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Our tailor-made service costs you no extra

This itinerary is designed to work straight off the peg, but we'll happily tailor it until it's a perfect fit for you, to ensure we’re making the absolute best of your time and funds. All you need to do is ask...

Your own private guides & drivers

You'll typically have your own private guides & drivers throughout your trip. When you will be sharing a service (eg a boat cruise) with others, we'll always let you know. 

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 - 4 5 - 6
First Class£3,277£3,049£2,834

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

A brand new hotel addition in the heart of the up-and-coming, lively Kabukicho area of Shinjuku, the Hotel Gracery has the advantage of a wide and varied range of shops, bars and restaurants on its doorstep.…
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Noku Kyoto

Located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace, directly above Marutamachi subway station, the Noku Hotel Kyoto is a stylish, boutique hotel...


Candeo Hotel Osaka Namba

Within easy walking distance of Dotonburi’s neon nightlife, the Candeo Osaka Namba is the perfect base for a city break...


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La Siesta Classic Ma May

La Siesta Classic Ma May is a welcoming boutique property just a short stroll from Hoan Kiem Lake, within very easy reach of the many temptations of Old Quarter, and offers great facilities for a central Hanoi hotel...


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Hoi An Chic Green Retreat

A lovely and personal boutique hotel in a rural but convenient province beyond the town, the Hoi An Chic marries a sweet contemporary style with an eco-friendly ethos...
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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Sister to the Liberty Central at Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh's latest riverside hotel, the Liberty Central Riverside doesn't disappoint...
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Superior£3,740£3,513£3,297

Park Hotel

As much of an art gallery as a hotel, the Park Hotel is a ‘Design Hotel’. Thought-provoking design and architecture are an essential element of the property.…
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The Celestine

Located in the Gion district of Kyoto, the Celestine is a modern boutique hotel which combines chic interiors, well-designed facilities and high traditional service standards…
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Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel

Located on the top floors of Japan's tallest building, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel offers amazing city views from floor-to-ceiling windows in all its rooms. A polished, international hotel, facilities include a choice of restaurants and a lounge bar.


Movenpick Hanoi

Previously known as the Gouman Hotel, the Movenpick Hanoi is not only the seriously new-and-improved version - it has undergone the most outstanding transformation...
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La Siesta Resort & Spa

La Siesta Resort & Spa is conveniently located a 15-minute stroll (or 5 minute cycle ride) from Hoi An's Old Town. The town's colonial heritage is echoed in La Siesta's rooms and suites. 


Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint

When researching a city hotel it’s all about a central location and the new Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint certainly ticks that box...
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Deluxe£5,436£5,217£4,993

Palace Hotel

Originally built in the early 1960’s and an iconic property of the time, the Palace Hotel was razed to the ground in 2009 and completely rebuilt, re-opening in 2012 with a more up-to-date look...
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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Situated in a secluded old district in central Kyoto, the stylish Hyatt Regency is conveniently close to several important temples and the National Museum, as well as key transport hubs for exploring the city and beyond...
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The St. Regis Osaka

Boasting the largest hotel rooms in Osaka, some of the best views over the city and an enviable location in the heart of Midosuji, Osaka’s most exclusive neighbourhood, The St Regis is arguably the most sought–after property in town...
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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Opened in 1901 and once host to a roll-call of iconic 20th century guests, the Metropole Hanoi exudes historic charm like no other property in the city...
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Anantara Hoi An

Formerly known as the the Life Heritage Resort, the Anantara Hoi An is set on the banks of the De Vong River in the French Colonial quarter on the outskirts of Hoi An old town...
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Hotel des Arts

New hotels are opening up in Ho Chi Minh City on a frequent basis and existing properties are investing in makeovers to compete, so it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Step in Hotel des Arts...
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Solo travellers are always welcome - please contact us for a tailored quote.

These prices are shown in GBP.
Selective Asia is a UK-registered company, but our client-base spans the globe, so we bank in both GBP and USD and can therefore provide a fixed price in either currency.
We also have payment facilities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU, and can typically offer better-than-bank exchange rates on the date of payment in these currencies (against a booking priced in GBP).

  • After a indulgent couple of weeks you could extend your trip down to Phou Quoc island off the southern tip of Vietnam for some rest and relaxation on one of the countries finest beaches.
  • From Kyoto, you can take very special, cleansing trip up the mountain for an overnight stay in the seat of Shingon Buddhism.

At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.

While many clients are happy with of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.

Please note: During high season periods (such as Christmas, New Year and Cherry Blossom) hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • All train tickets and rail passes as listed
  • Luggage forwarding service as listed in Japan
  • 4G Wi-Fi To Go Package in Japan
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles in Vietnam
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Flight from Osaka to Hanoi
  • Entry visas
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days and limited beer sampling on guided tours
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

 

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will not require a visa to enter Japan and you may need one for Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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Craft Beers of Asia - Japan and Vietnam