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  • Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Seoul
  • Gyeongju
  • Busan
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawago
  • Takayama
  • Matsumoto
  • Hakone
  • Mt Fuji
  • Tokyo

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Itineraries

Day 1

Home . Seoul

Destination Home . Seoul Meals included Hotel 4 . Shilla Stay Guro, or similar Welcome to Seoul, the magnificent capital of South Korea. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, take some time to relax after your flight. PLEASE NOTE - Some flights may depart the night before, arriving in the morning on Day 1. You will be able to leave your luggage at the hotel until checkin, allowing you to start exploring this amazing city straight away.

Day 2

Seoul

Destination Seoul Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Shilla Stay Guro, or similar Today we will set out on a city sightseeing tour with our guide. Seoul is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. We will begin at the N Seoul Tower, also known as the Namsan Tower, built in 1969. It is located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul and operates as a communication and observation tower. At 236 metres, it marks the second highest point in Seoul. Next we will be visiting Namsangol Hanok Village, a traditional Korean village set in the foothills of Namsan Mountain that features Korean houses and pavilions, as well as a beautiful small pond. Walking through this quaint village is like walking back through time. From here our guide will take us to Gyeongbokgung Palace where we will witness the Changing Guard Ceremony. Built in 1395, this was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Next we will be visiting Bukchon Hanok Village, a picture-perfect historic village dating back almost 600 years. Following this we will take a stroll down Insadong Antique Street, a street that has been selling furniture since the '60's when U.S. soldiers sold their pieces before returning home. Our city tour will come to an end at Gwangjang Market, one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South Korea, with more than 5000 shops.

Day 3

Seoul . Gyeongju

Destination Seoul . Gyeongju Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Daemyung Resort Gyeongju, or similar Today we depart Seoul and head to the city of Gyeongju, once the capital of the 1,000-year-long Silla dynasty, and known for its extensive historical remains. Upon arrival we will tour Yangdong Folk Village with our guide. This is Korea’s largest traditional village, showcasing the intriguing culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this we will head to the Cheomseongdae Observatory, the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia, and possibly even the world. Cheomseongdae means ‘star-gazing tower’ in Korean. From here our guide will take us to the Daereungwon Royal Tomb. Excavated in 1973, this ancient burial tomb of an unknown king contained 11,000+ artifacts. Our final stop today is Anapji Pond, a stunning artificial pond in Gyeongju National Park. It was constructed in 674 CE as part of the palace complex of ancient Silla. OPTIONAL INSPIRING SIGHT - WAGYU BEEF DINNER Tonight, enjoy the world-famous delicacy of Kobe beef. Kobe beef comes from the Tajima strain of the Japanese Black cattle, raised according to strict guidelines only in Hyogo Prefecture. The meat is prized across the globe for its flavour, tenderness and marbling.

Day 4

Gyeongju . Busan

Destination Gyeongju . Busan Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Commodore Hotel Busan, or similar We depart Gyeongju this morning after breakfast and begin our drive towards Busan. En route, we will be making a stop at Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple. Together, Bulguksa Temple, built in 774, and the Seokguram Grotto form a religious architectural complex of exceptional significance. Established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mount Toham, the Seokguram Grotto is an artificial grotto constructed of granite that comprises an antechamber, a corridor and a main rotunda. It also contains a monumental statue of the Buddha looking out towards the sea. After our tour here, we will continue on to Busan, a large port city known for its gorgeous beaches, sloping mountains and ancient temples. Upon arrival we will head to Ibagu-gil, or Story Road. Located near Busan Station, Ibagu-gil street was formed at the top of a hill after people started building houses back in the poor period. The night scene is especially beautiful here, as the lights from every house twinkle and gleam as the surrounding area gets darker. OPTIONAL INSPIRING SIGHT - TOFU DINNER Kyoto is famed for its vegetarian cuisine, developed over many centuries thanks to the influence of the local monk culture. Tofu is one of the local specialities and can be prepared in a variety of ways – from simple recipes that involve just soy sauce and ginger, to the famous local agedashi style, where it's deep fried. Tofu is one of the most commonly used ingredients in Japanese cuisine.

Day 5

Busan

Destination Busan Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Commodore Hotel Busan, or similar After breakfast this morning we will be visiting the iconic Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of the city. This temple complex was built in 1376 and is one of the few in Korea to be set on the seaside, offering stunning vistas over the ocean. Following a tour here we will head to the colourful and interesting Gamcheon Culture Village. This village is built right into the mountainside and is known for its steep streets, twisting alleys, and brightly painted houses. After a lovely stroll through this picturesque historical area, we will continue on to Gukje and Jagalchi Market, world famous for fresh fish and seafood to take away or eat at the informal stalls. Upon completion of our tour, the rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Day 6

Busan Seoul

Today we depart Busan and head back to the capital, Seoul. Here you will have a free day to spend exploring the city at your leisure, visiting any sights that you may have previously missed. Be sure to ask your guide for recommendations.

Day 7

Seoul . Osaka

Destination Seoul . Osaka Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka, or similar Today, fly from Seoul to Osaka, to begin your Japanese adventure. Upon arrival the rest of the day is at your leisure. OPTIONAL INSPIRING SIGHT - GREEN TEA CEREMONY Also called chado, 'the way of tea' is the traditional and ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, the finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. You'll be shown how to prepare the tea and be able to experience preparing it as well. Your guide will be able to provide you with directions to the venue. OPTIONAL INSPIRING SIGHT - KIMONO FITTING Kimono's are a traditional Japanese garment, first introduced in Japan in the Heian period (between 794 and 1185). You'll be able to rent a kimono and walk around the traditional streets of Kanazawa to take photos. Your guide will provide you with directions to the venue.

Day 8

Osaka

Destination Osaka Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka, or similar Prepare for a full day of touring today. You'll meet with your English-speaking guide in the morning before heading out to explore the city. We'll begin at the stunning Osaka Castle, which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the 16th century. After exploring the castle and its extensive grounds, we'll move on to something much more modern – the Umeda Sky Building's Floating Garden Observatory, which provides an unparalleled view over Osaka. The viewing platform is suspended between two 40-storey towers, 173m above the city's streets. Next we'll enjoy a walking tour of the Dotonbori area, one of Osaka's most popular tourist destinations running parallel to the Dotonbori canal, and a place that's packed with shops, bars, street food and entertainment. At night the streets here are illuminated by hundreds of colourful neon lights and mechanised signs, including the famous running Glico Man sign and the Kani Doraku crab sign. We'll finish our tour at one of Osaka’s most famous districts – the nostalgic Shinsekai, which translates to 'New World'. The district was created in the early 1900s and modelled on the cities of Paris and New York. After our guided tour we'll return to the hotel where you can spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 9

Osaka

Destination Osaka Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka, or similar Today is a free day to explore the wonders of Osaka. Osaka is known for its modern architecture, lively nightlife and hearty street food and has no end of extraordinary sights and activities. Be sure to ask your guide for some recommendations. To enhance your journey, we're offering 2 free Inspiring Sights experiences throughout the duration of your tour, from a total of 5 options.

Day 10

Osaka . Kyoto

Destination Osaka . Kyoto Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . New Miyako Hotel, or similar This morning we say farewell to Osaka as we continue on our journey towards the City of Ten Thousand Shrines, Kyoto. Considered by many to be the Jewel in the country's crown, and one of the only cities in the country to escape destruction during the war, many of this former imperial capital's relics have remained intact. Upon arrival we'll begin a guided tour of the city at the breathtaking Nijo Castle. Its palace buildings are arguably the best surviving examples of castle palace architecture of Japan's feudal era; as such the castle was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. From here we'll travel to Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion. This is a Zen temple and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold, set within a beautiful classical Zen garden. The detailed architecture incorporates three distinct architectural styles – Shinden, Samurai, and Zen. Next we will explore the Ryoan-ji, the site of Japan's most famous rock garden finishing our tour at Arashiyama. Here we will see the famous bamboo forest, a nationally designated historic site and a place of serene beauty. Following this, the rest of the afternoon will be yours to spend at leisure. To enhance your journey, we're offering 2 free Inspiring Sights experiences throughout the duration of your tour, from a total of 5 options.

Day 11

Kyoto . Nara . Kyoto

Destination Kyoto . Nara . Kyoto Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . New Miyako Hotel, or similar Today we begin at the magical Fushimi Inari Shrine. Famous for its thousands of vermilion torii (shrine gates), which straddle a network of trails behind its main temples, the Fushimi Inari Shrine is incredibly photogenic. The trails lead into the forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233m and belongs to the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Next we'll set out with our guide towards Nara, a city with significant temples and artwork dating to the eighth century, when it was Japan’s capital. Here we'll wander through Nara Park, where more than 1200 tame sika deer roam freely. According to the Shinto religion these animals are messengers of the gods. Later we'll visit Todai-ji (Great Eastern Temple), famed for its Great Buddha Hall, which remains one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. This impressive building houses a 15m-tall bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. We'll finish our tour today at the Grand Shrine of Kasuga. This eighth-century Shinto shrine is renowned for its many lanterns: the pathway to the shrines are lined with 2000-plus stone lanterns, or ishidoro, while the shrines and gates themselves are adorned with more than a thousand lanters made from bronze. Upon completion of our guided tour of Nara, we will return to our hotel in Kyoto. OPTIONAL INSPIRING SIGHT - SUSHI DINNER One of Japan's most famous exports, the word sushi is recognised almost anywhere in the world today. International versions of the dish continue to evolve in a unique way to reflect local characteristics and often use unconventional ingredients such as avocado, cheese, or fried prawns.

Day 12

Kyoto . Kanazawa

Destination Kyoto . Kanazawa Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . KKR Hotel Kanazawa, or similar Prepare an overnight bag this morning, as your larger luggage will be transported ahead of you, to arrive in Takayama in two days' time. We'll meet our guide after check-out, who will walk with us to the Kyoto station. Here we'll board the Thunderbird train to Kanazawa station. Upon arrival this afternoon we'll enjoy a guided tour of Kanazawa, one of the few cities in Japan to escape destruction by air raids. As such, parts of the old castle town – including the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts – have survived. Next we'll visit Nomura Samurai House, the historic residence of the Nomura Samurai clan. The intriguing house and grounds provide an insight into the lifestyle of the samurai, or military nobility, during the 16-19th centuries. The residence features beautiful architecture, gardens and décor, such as intricately painted screen doors. Later we'll tour Kanazawa Castle Park, an absolutely stunning open space in the middle of the city and a favourite stop for many, the sprawling leafy grounds backed by a partially restored white and black castle. We'll end our guided tour at the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden – one of the most beautiful in Japan. Developed over more than 200 years, starting in 1620, the garden contains almost 9000 trees and 200 plant species.

Day 13

Kanazawa

Destination Kanazawa Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . KKR Hotel Kanazawa, or similar Today is yours to explore Kanazawa on your own. Perhaps pick up some regional handicrafts at one of the city's shops, roam the streets of Kanazawa's well-preserved Edo-era districts, visit its many art galleries and museums, or simply relax. Be sure to ask your guide for some recommendations. To enhance your journey, we're offering 2 free Inspiring Sights experiences throughout the duration of your tour, from a total of 5 options.

Day 14

Kanazawa . Shirakawago . Takayama

Destination Kanazawa . Shirakawago . Takayama Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Takayama Ouan, or similar This morning we leave Kanazawa and travel towards our next destination, Takayama. Along the way we'll stop in Shirakawa-go Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has more than 100 'Gassho-style' houses, which feature steeply-pitched roofs. Built many hundreds of years ago, these historic houses stand together in a beautiful natural setting. From the site’s observation deck you can enjoy a panoramic view of this unique village, its thatched-roof houses sitting among gorgeous mountain scenery. Following this we will transfer to Kanazawa to rest for the evening. After our visit here we'll continue on to the Edo-period city of Takayama. Upon arrival we'll visit the Takayama Jinya, the former government house of Takayama. Once upon a time there were more than 60 similar buildings around Japan, but this is the only one left standing today. Next we'll visit Kamisannomachi Street in the city's Old Town; a wonderfully well-preserved slice of old Japan, with houses and shops dating back to the Edo period (1600-1868). As well as the charming architecture, there are several quaint cafés and a number of old saké breweries to explore.

Day 15

Takayama . Matsumoto . Mt. Fuji . Hakone

Destination Takayama . Matsumoto . Mt. Fuji . Hakone Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Tokinoyu Setsugetsuka, or similar Today we begin our journey towards Hakone, making stops at some of Japan’s most iconic destinations along the way. First we arrive in Matsumoto, where we will enjoy a guided tour of this mountain city, which includes a visit to Matsumoto Castle. Also known as the 'Crow Castle' due to its dramatic black exterior, this building, completed in the 1500s, is listed as a National Treasure of Japan. After enjoying a break for lunch, we continue on to the Mount Fuji 5th station, which is halfway up the active volcano. At 3,776m high Mount Fuji is the country’s tallest peak and it is considered one of Japan’s three holy mountains. Here, above the clouds, we'll view the mountain’s enormous summit if weather permits. Later this afternoon we'll arrive in Hakone and enjoy a kaiseki dinner at the hotel – this is a traditional, multi-course meal that is meticulously prepared and typically demonstrates numerous cooking techniques. You can also enjoy a private onsen (hot spring) experience on your balcony as part of your Inspiring Stay.

Day 16

Hakone . Tokyo

Destination Hakone . Tokyo Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Hotel Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande, or similar Today begins with a comprehensive guided tour of Hakone – a mountainous town that lies within Japan's Fuji-Hakone- Izu National Park and is known for its hot springs and mesmerising views of Mount Fuji. Our tour will begin at Hakone Shrine, famous for its torii that sits in the waters of Lake Ashi and frames gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape. Next we'll visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum, which is home to more than a thousand sculptures and works of art from both Japanese and international artists such as Picasso and Henry Moore. After our tour of the Hakone Open-Air Museum, we'll take some time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Odawara station, from where we'll transfer to Tokyo, experiencing the mind-blowing speed of the bullet train, which travels at up to 320 km/h. The shinkansen, as they are known locally, are famous for their punctuality, comfort and safety. Upon arrival in Tokyo, we'll enjoy an afternoon with our guide exploring some of the sights of the city. Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and the world’s most populated megalopolis – the Tokyo metropolitan area spreads over three prefectures and has a whopping 38 million habitants. We'll begin our tour in the Ginza district, Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district. From here we'll head to the Shibuya Crossing, rumoured to be the busiest intersection in the world. Following this you're free to spend the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 17

Tokyo

Destination Tokyo Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Hotel Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande, or similar A full day tour of this magnificent city awaits. Our first stop will be the Meiji Shrine, located within a 170-acre forest in the centre of the city. Constructed of cypress wood and copper, the shrine commemorates Emperor Meiji, Japan’s 122nd emperor, who presided over Japan’s industrial revolution and emergence onto the world stage. Next we'll visit the Imperial Palace, the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. Built on the site of the old Edo castle, it is surrounded by large park areas, moats and massive stone walls, and come cherry blossom season it is blanketed in a sea of pink blooms. A tour of Tokyo would not be complete without a visit to Tsukiji, the world’s biggest wholesale fish market and the largest wholesale food market in the world. Stroll through Tokyo’s kitchen and delight in the tastes, smells and sights. Take some time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before we begin our Sumida River Cruise, which offers a striking new perspective of the city. Following our cruise we'll head to the Asakusa district where we'll visit the beautiful Senso-ji Temple. This ancient Buddhist temple is Tokyo's oldest, and one of its most significant, dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. We will then visit the Tokyo Skytree. Open since May 2012, the Skytree is a television and radio broadcast site, and contains a restaurant and two viewing platforms. At 634m, it's among the tallest structures in the world. To enhance your journey, we're offering 2 free Inspiring Sights experiences throughout the duration of your tour, from a total of 5 options.

Day 18

Tokyo

Destination Tokyo Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Hotel Keihan Tsukiji Ginza Grande, or similar Today is a free day to explore Tokyo on your own. Japan’s busy capital expertly mixes the ultramodern with the traditional and has plenty to offer everyone. Feel free to ask your guide for personalised suggestions.

Day 19

Tokyo . Home

Destination Tokyo . Home Meals included Breakfast Hotel N/A Unfortunately today marks the end of your fantastic tour through some of the best Japan has to offer. We hope you have had an incredible experience and wish you a safe journey home. After checking out of your hotel, enjoy some free time until your transfer to Narita International Airport.

Day 20

Home

Destination Home Meals included Hotel N/A Arrive home today.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Return international airfares with Singapore Airlines
  • Return airport transfers
  • In depth discovery of the Golden Route in Japan
  • Bullet train from Hakone to Tokyo
  • 18 nights in deluxe 3 to 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast plus a meticulously prepared multi-course Kaiseki dinner
  • The services of a professional English-speaking guide throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing & all entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated private transportation throughout
  • Tipping
  • 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Seoul – Visit the infamous DMZ
  • Gyeongju – Learn about the ancient Silla Kingdom
  • Busan – Step out on the Oryukdo Skywalk looking at the waves below
  • Busan – Stop at one of Korea’s largest markets, Nampo Dong
  • Osaka – Visit the Osaka castle
  • Osaka – Stroll through Dotombori – Shinsaibashi area
  • Osaka – Admire the view from the floating observatory of the Umeda Sky Building
  • Kyoto – See the most famous shrines – Kinkakuji, Ryoanji Temple, Fushimi Inari
  • Taisha Shrine
  • Kyoto – Walk through the famous bamboo forest at Arashiyama
  • Nara – Deer park
  • Nara – Visit the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple
  • Kanazawa – View the famous Kenrokuen Garden
  • Kanazawa – Slip into the past at the Nomura Samurai House
  • Shirakawago – Admire the 114 Gasho-style houses
  • Takayama – Visit the Takayama old town
  • Matsumoto – Matsumoto Castle
  • Mt Fuji – Enjoy the view from the 5th Station
  • Hakone – See the latest exhibition at the open air museum
  • Tokyo – Explore the new and traditional in Asakusa
  • Tokyo – Climb the Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Tokyo – Imperial Palace
  • Tokyo – Taste the freshest fish at the fish market

INSPIRING FEATURES

To enhance your journey, we’re offering guests two (2) bonus sightseeing experiences out of
a choice of five (5) options. The remaining 3 options can also be purchased, costs listed under
‘Optional Tours’.

  • Osaka – Wagyu Beef dinner
  • Kyoto – Tofu Dinner
  • Kanazawa – Tea Ceremony
  • Kanazawa – Kimono fitting
  • Tokyo – Sushi dinner

Fine Print

HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS

Deposit & Payments

Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
Pay a 2nd instalment of $2400 per person within 28 days.
You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.
Booking Process
Select the purple ‘Reserve Your Seat’ tab to begin your booking (you must ‘Sign
Up’ first by enterting your email and creating a password)
Then select the purple ‘Book now’ tab of the tour you have selected
Select your Departure Date, Departure City, Number of Passengers, Room
Configuration, any Upgrade Options, and enter any Special Requests
Click the purple ‘Proceed to Secure Checkout’ tab
Enter your credit card or PayPal details to secure your deposit/payment
Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a Booking Form
so that we can fulfil your booking
Your booking is confirmed once your Booking Form is submitted and you can
begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!
You will then be allocated and contacted by one of our Dedicated Support Agent’s
(within 48 hours) who will support you right up until you return from your journey

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS

Airfare Information

Full-service airline used is Singapore Airlines (or similar if unavailable)
Flights are not direct and include a minimum of one connection (maximum two)
All tickets will include 30kgs checked baggage.
Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable; any changes will be subject to the airline
rules and change fees
Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required
Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control
Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades
Premium Economy upgrade available from an additional $2,000 per person
(subject to availability).
Business Class upgrade available from an additional $4,500 per person (subject to
availability).
Please specify this as a ‘Special Request’ when completing your booking and you will be
quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are
dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
Land Only discount (if booking your own flights)
A $800 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your
own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking
process, under ‘Departure City’.
If you have chosen to deviate your stay or if you have requested specific flights that do not
match the group arrival and departure times, you will forfeit the airport transfer services. For
this package, we cannot offer a private airport transfer service for you, therefore you will be
required to make your own way from & to the airport at your own expense. You may choose
to book a shared transfer service independently, get a taxi on arrival or travel by train. For
advice, you may speak to your Dedicated Support Agent.
Singapore Stopover Package
You may wish to stop over in Singapore before or after your tour.
Includes:

  • 3 nights at the 4 star Furama Riverfront or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Return airport transfers
  • Cost – $499 per person Twin Share ($998 Single Share)

If you wish to book the Singapore stopover package before or after your tour, please select
this under ‘Upgrade Options’ before completing your booking. You will then be invoiced for
this in your final payment.
The $150pp extension supplement does not apply if selecting this option.
How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour.
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the ‘Special
Requests’ field

2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require
additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.

3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our
team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
Please note, a supplement of $150 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences)
applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and
proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required
to confirm your request.
All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement, or alternatively
we can offer the following rates:
Pre-tour accommodation (Seoul): $250 per room per night (single or double/twin)
including breakfast
Post-tour accommodation (Tokyo): $360 per room per night (single or double/twin)
including breakfast
The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice,
due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.
If you have chosen to deviate your stay or if you have requested specific flights that do not
match the group arrival and departure times, you will forfeit the airport transfer services. For
this package, we cannot offer a private airport transfer service for you, therefore you will be
required to make your own way from & to the airport at your own expense. You may choose
to book a shared transfer service independently, get a taxi on arrival or travel by train. For
advice, you may speak to your Dedicated Support Agent.

OPTIONAL TOURS You have the choice of 2 of 5 Inspiring Sights to enhance your journey. You may purchase
additional ones prior to departure:

  • Osaka – Wagyu Beef Dinner (Day 3) – $75 per person
  • Kyoto – Tofu Dinner (Day 4) – $75 per person
  • Kanazawa – Green Tea Ceremony (Day 7) – $75 per person
  • Kanazawa – Kimono Fitting (Day 7) – $75 per person
  • Tokyo – Sushi Dinner (Day 11) – $75 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your
deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like
to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you
choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to
your Account online or speaking with your Dedicated Support Agent for assistance.
Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 65 days before departure,
after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that
anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be
paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.
Please note that transportation to and from each optional tour is not included in the price.
You will be required to make your own way to the starting point of the optional tour, as well
as back to your hotel. Your tour guide can provide you with the direction and guidance
needed to make your own way.

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

You will travel with Emirates (Qantas, Etihad, Qatar, Malaysian, South African Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)

Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).

All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage. Despite the airline's baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.

Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable.

1. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
2. Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
3. Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
4. Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades Premium Economy - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm.
5. Business Class upgrade available - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm (subject to availability).

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the 'Notes' field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach or plane with ease.

20 kilos checked baggage per person
7 kilos of hand luggage.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

This package allows you to avoid paying a single supplement by booking as a Paired Solo Traveller. Please indicate in the 'Notes field for the special requirement at the time of booking during the purchase by sending us Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

Regardless of whether an accompanying solo traveller is found, you are guaranteed to travel at no additional cost. Solo travellers are matched only on the basis of gender and not on other factors such as age, nationality, religion or sexuality. We kindly ask that you disclose any requirements, medical or otherwise, that might disturb your matched traveller’s sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea or a CPAP machine).

Unfortunately, with this in mind and in the interest of other travellers, we request that you proceed with your own private room with the resulting single supplement. Should a second solo traveller not be available, you are nonetheless guaranteed to travel at no extra cost and you will be placed into a single, twin share or double room by yourself. Your tour group may include multiple solo travellers who may or may not be paired. No changes will be permitted to any pairing arrangements.

Note that for some portions of some itineraries, the group sizes will vary. Some packages may operate on groups as small as 2 people and therefore, there may be time spent travelling only with your paired traveller. Should a package require a minimum number of 2 travellers and you are not paired, your booking may be cancelled.

You will be introduced to your matched solo traveller at the beginning of your itinerary and your personal details will not be shared as per our Privacy Policy. Should there be any dissatisfaction with your matched traveller, unfortunately, we are unable to make any changes to your room arrangements or offer any refund. Tripmia Travels and Tours takes no responsibility for and will not be held liable for any dissatisfaction with the matched traveller or for their actions.

All departures remain strictly subject to availability and may sell out prior to your tentative booking being confirmed, in which case the fee will be refunded in full. All other booking terms apply.

The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Visas
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Tipping
Optional activities
Personal expenses
Shore excursions
Transfers
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 - 90 days prior to travel.

Your group size can be from 10-30 people

Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are at the same price as adults.

[Average] [Above Average] [Excellent] [Superior] [Athlete]

While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Tripmia Travels and Tours customers. As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times, you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available. This particular tour is categorised as a “Superior":

Superior – Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter the European Union for a stay up to 90 days.
Some countries require e-visa . You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into a country, approximately 120 days prior to departure.

Please note, the ETA has limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however additional fee of $300 will be charged if you want us to submit an application on your behalf.

Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.

Further, tips for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Any other tipping, such as tips for the camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.

Please note that all Tours and Packages are subject to availability and all prices are set. Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking is made. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Credit Card Fee

The following Card Fees apply:

Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card - 1.76% fee applies.

American Express (Amex) - 2.8% fee applies.

For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

PAYMENT BY CHEQUE

Please note that cheque payments require about 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the cheque to satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balances to you.

DEPOSIT

Receipt of Deposit

By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.

- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.

- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.

Balance of Payment

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected. An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled. Insurance protects passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. We have partnered with Covermore to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. All Cover-More travel insurance policy holders have access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement Essentials & Travelsure before deciding to buy our travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking https://www.tripmia.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange your policy.

Please Note:

“Limits, sub‐limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover‐More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.”

Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
90 days or more before departure -loss of deposit
64‐40 days before departure – 45%
89‐79 days before departure – 55%
39‐31 days before departure – 75%
78‐61 days before departure – 85%
Within 30 days of departure – 100%
Within 60 days of departure – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Airlines

Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.

Cancellation by Tripmia Travel and Tours

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure.

Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider

If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.

AGENCY
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.

We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.

Tripmia Travel and Tours (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.

Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tripmia Travel and Tours shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.

You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.

By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.

If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.

Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.

You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.

Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

The information provided is subject to change and may be affected by unforeseen events outside the control of Tripmia Travel and Tours. Where changes to your itinerary or bookings occur, appropriate advice or instructions will be sent to your email address.

Call 1300 874 764 WhatsApp 0490 192 224 Email contactus@tripmia.com.au www.tripmia.com.au

Ttripmia Travel and Tours collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in loyalty programs and conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, we may not be able to make travel arrangements for you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to you.

Pricing Name Start End Group (Min-Max) Pax Price
  • Japan-Korea
    Monday
    November 4, 2019
    20 days
    Saturday
    November 23, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Japan-Korea
    Monday
    November 11, 2019
    20 days
    Saturday
    November 30, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Japan-Korea
    Tuesday
    March 17, 2020
    20 days
    Sunday
    April 5, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $6,500.00 $6,300.00 /Person

    - +

    Trip Extras:

    Tokyo – Sushi Dinner (Day 11) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Kimono Fitting (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Green Tea Ceremony (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kyoto – Tofu Dinner (Day 4) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Osaka – Wagyu Beef Dinner (Day 3) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
  • Japan-Korea
    Friday
    March 20, 2020
    20 days
    Wednesday
    April 8, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $6,500.00 $6,300.00 /Person

    - +

    Trip Extras:

    Tokyo – Sushi Dinner (Day 11) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Kimono Fitting (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Green Tea Ceremony (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kyoto – Tofu Dinner (Day 4) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Osaka – Wagyu Beef Dinner (Day 3) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
  • Japan-Korea
    Thursday
    March 26, 2020
    20 days
    Tuesday
    April 14, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $6,500.00 $6,300.00 /Person

    - +

    Trip Extras:

    Tokyo – Sushi Dinner (Day 11) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Kimono Fitting (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Green Tea Ceremony (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kyoto – Tofu Dinner (Day 4) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Osaka – Wagyu Beef Dinner (Day 3) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
  • Japan-Korea
    Monday
    May 4, 2020
    20 days
    Saturday
    May 23, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $6,500.00 $6,300.00 /Person

    - +

    Trip Extras:

    Tokyo – Sushi Dinner (Day 11) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Kimono Fitting (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Green Tea Ceremony (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kyoto – Tofu Dinner (Day 4) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Osaka – Wagyu Beef Dinner (Day 3) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
  • Japan-Korea
    Monday
    May 18, 2020
    20 days
    Saturday
    June 6, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $6,500.00 $6,300.00 /Person

    - +

    Trip Extras:

    Tokyo – Sushi Dinner (Day 11) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Kimono Fitting (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kanazawa – Green Tea Ceremony (Day 7) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Kyoto – Tofu Dinner (Day 4) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit
    Osaka – Wagyu Beef Dinner (Day 3) – $75 per person
    $ 75 / unit

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