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JAPAN TOUR PACKAGE

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Tokyo,Mount Fuji, Shinkansen Bullet Train , Kyoto, Nara, Osaka

Day 01: CHICAGO – TOKYO, JAPAN
Fly this afternoon from Chicago to Tokyo, Japan on our selected scheduled airline.

Day 02: TOKYO
Arrive in Toyo-Japan’s bustling capital city. Meeting and assistance upon arrival. Later transfer to your hotel (check in after 12 noon).

Day 03: TOKYO
A full day tour of Tokyo will take you to Meiji Shrine was founded in 1921 to enshrine the Emperor and Empress Meiji. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office located in Shinjuku-ku has observatories on the 45th Floor for a panoramic view of skyline of Tokyo. The Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan (not open to public to visit inside). Asakusa Kannon temple - Senso-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. Ginza, a neon-lit district in Chuo-ku, is one of the most famous downtown areas in Japan.

Day 04: TOKYO
A full tour of Mt. Fuji and Hakone National Park will take you by a cable car from Hakone National park for panoramic view of Mount Fuji. Enjoy the Owakudani Boiling valley – a volcanic valley with its volcanic smokes in Hakone. Cruise on Lake Ashi, a beautiful caldera formed by outer crate ridge and inner volcanoes.

Day 05: TOKYO - KYOTO
This morning transfer to Tokyo train station to board super-fast bullet train –Shinkansen to Kyoto. Arrive in Kyoto and proceed on a tour of Kyoto visiting Nishiki market, Yasaka Shrine and Kodaiji temple. Later transfer to hotel by subway.

Day 06: KYOTO
A full day tour of Kyoto visiting Kinkakuji temple, Nijo castle, Ryoanji temple, Old Gion district, famous for its Geisha houses.

Day 07: KYOTO
Full day free in Kyoto for an OPTIONAL day return trip by bullet train to see the Hiroshima memorial (cost of optional trip is US $ 490 per person) or simply enjoy, at your own pace, exploring this cultural and historical city of Japan.

Day 08: KYOTO - NARA - OSAKA
Morning depart for Osaka via Nara by coach/car. Visit Todaiji temple and Kasuga Grand shrine in Nara. Todai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara. Regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, roam the grounds freely. Arrive and check in at the hotel.

Day 09: OSAKA
This morning tour of Osaka will take you to Osaka Castle and Dotonbori shopping district. The Osaka Castle was built in the end of the 16th century by ToyotomiHideyoshi, a well-known warlord who brought the whole country under his rule in the late 16th century. Dotonbori is a large scale downtown area along the south bank of the Dotonborigawa Canal. The Umeda Sky Building is the seventh-tallest building in Osaka City, Japan, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.

Day 10: OSAKA CHICAGO
Transfer to airport for your flight to Chicago. Arrive in Chicago same day.

TOUR ENDS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount

AIR & LAND COST: 
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)

US $ per person

Single Room supplement US $ per person

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • International coach class airfare from Chicago to Japan Roundtrip on our selected scheduled airline as per program.
  • Deluxe/ First Class Hotel accommodation based on sharing twin/double standard rooms as per the hotel mentioned in the program or similar category.
  • Daily Buffet breakfasts as per program
  • Transfers, sightseeing and excursion tours as per the program by private air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the places of visit
  • All Airport taxes and fuel surcharges

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits

NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:   We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDOnce booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.

An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :: It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements,etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip.

HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.

AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.

GROUP HOTEL BOOKING POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.

GROUP DINNER BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.

RESPONSIBILITYPollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.