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Asian trio

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2 159 $

Asian trio Tour

11 days

Explore Seoul and Tokyo, two of the most modern capital cities in the world, and continue your stay in Japan in the city of Kyoto, the epicentre of Japanese traditions.

Included :


- Round-trip flight tickets from/to Los Angeles, Sydney or Paris

- Flight Seoul-Tokyo

- 9 nights in 3* equivalent hotel

- Personalised reception at Incheon airport (Seoul)

- Airport transfers

- 1 Seoul public transport pass including 12 journeys within city limits (handed over to you when you arrive in Seoul)

- 1 Shinkansen ticket (Japanese high-speed train) for the journey from Tokyo to Kyoto

- 1 prepaid travel card to travel around Tokyo and Kyoto, already loaded with ¥1500

- 1 Pocket wifi (with unlimited internet access) in Japan

- 1 complete mini travel guide, sent by mail 20 days before your departure, detailing the stages of your journey and the tourist sights not to be missed.

- Helpline assistance 24/7 in English
 

Not included :

- Optional insurance
- Personal expenses
- Public transportation in cities*
- Tourist tax in Kyoto**
- Anything not listed in the "included" section above


Customization:

Contact us for:
- Flights from London, New York or any other city required
- Direct flights
- Flight upgrades to premium-economy or business class
- Upgrade to a 4* hotel
- Traditional accommodation in Tokyo and Kyoto
- Child price (11 y/o or younger)
- Extending your stay before or after the tour
- Guided activities in Seoul, Tokyo or Kyoto
- Other activities (Disneyland Tokyo, sake distillery, tea ceremony, initiation into Korean modern art…)


Flights:

The departure and end dates of the tour include your flight and arrival from/to your departure country.

Most flights will require one transfer (less than 5 hours) in Asia or the Gulf States before landing in Tokyo.

Examples of airlines we use:
- Air France
- All Nippon Airways
- Finnair
- Korean Air


Accommodation:

The basic price includes one room for 2 adults in 3* equivalent hotels.

Single room: If a triple room is not available, a single room supplement may be required for any booking with an odd number of participants.

In Japan and South Korea, countries with high population density where everything tends to be smaller, 3*** hotels provide excellent quality accommodation but the rooms are often fairly small (12-24m2), depending on the hotels. For a greater level of comfort, please contact us for an estimate including 4**** hotels.

The rooms for 2 people in western-style hotels have 2 separate single beds (twin rooms) as standard. Contact us to request a double bed; there is no supplementary charge but we cannot guarantee availability. Note that double bed rooms are smaller in size than twin rooms.


Terms of payment:
- 35% deposit paid upon booking
- Balance paid 35 days before departure


Note:

This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

*when the ¥1,500 already added to your transport card in Japan and the 12 journeys on your pass in Seoul have run out

**$1.70 USD/person/night to be paid directly to the hotel in cash

Detailed Itinerary

SÉOUL - TOKYO - KYOTO

Day
0

Flight to Seoul.

Overnight on the aeroplane, arrive the next morning at Seoul.

Day
1

SÉOUL

Arrival at Incheon airport in Seoul.

Reception at the airport by an English-speaking specialist. They will hand over your last travel documents, including your transport pass, and then accompany you to your hotel in the heart of Seoul.

Check-in at your 3-star hotel.

SÉOUL

Free evening and a night at your hotel.

Day
2

SÉOUL

Free visit of Seoul and its region.

A few essentials:
- Cheonggye Square, from where you can set off to explore the whole city by walking alongside a waterway. Totally relaxing!
- Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the greatest in the country
- The imposing Jongmyo shrine, classified as a UNESCO world heritage site

Optional (please contact us):
- Enjoy being shown around the city by a specialist for a day
- Explore the world of Korean art with visits to several galleries, private meetings and an introduction to modern art in Korea

SÉOUL

Free evening and night at your hotel.

A chance to try some delicious Korean cuisine!

Day
3

SÉOUL

Make the most of this day to explore the areas around the capital:
- The fortress of Hwaseong and its unique architecture, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Bukhansan national park, which is home to the finest hiking trails in the region but also several temples and a fortress
- Jeonju Hanok Village and its traditional houses which will take you on a trip back through time

As an optional visit, head off for a half-day's guided trip close to the border between North and South Korea, into the demilitarised zone (DMZ) where the Armistice putting an end to the Korean war was signed. (please contact us)

SÉOUL

Free evening and a night at your hotel.

In the evening, explore the city's nightlife in the bustling districts of Gangnam, Itaewon or Hongdae.

Day
4

SÉOUL - TOKYO

Bus transfer to Incheon airport (included).

Flight to Tokyo.

Arrive at Tokyo at Narita or Haneda Airport.

Transfer to central Tokyo by shared limousine bus.

Note: The limousine bus shuttle leaves from the airport and stops either in front of your hotel or at a stop located 1-15 minutes on foot from your hotel.

Detailed explanations are included in your travel guide booklet, with pictures:
- How to find the Limousine Bus at Tokyo Airport
- How to get from the bus stop to your hotel

This transfer is not a private transfer with reception. If you wish to be met personally at the airport you can choose our "airport reception" service as an option.

In rare cases, depending on the arrival time of your flight, it may be the case that the limousine bus is unavailable. In that situation an alternative route using public transport would be offered, the price of which would be included in your package. A detailed explanation of the route, with pictures, would be provided in your travel guide booklet.

Check-in at your hotel.

TOKYO

Night in your 3* hotel in the Akasaka or Ikebukuro district.

Day
5

TOKYO

Visit Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Among the various options open to you, here are a few suggestions:
- The Asakusa district and Senso-ji temple
- The Tokyo Skytree, 634 metres high, and Tokyo Tower, a symbol of the city
- Ueno Park and its many museums
- The party districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku

Or why not try a guided tour of the city with one of our guides? (optional, contact us)

TOKYO

Discover Japanese gastronomy in the most Michelin-starred capital in the world.

Day
6

TOKYO

A few examples of day trips possible from Tokyo:
- Hakone and its hot springs at the foot of Mount Fuji (approximately 1hr 15mins by train)
- The temples and shrines of Nikko, in the heart of the forest (approx. 2hrs one way by train).
- The city of Kamakura and its monumental bronze Buddha statue (approx. 1hr one way).

TOKYO

For your last dinner in Tokyo, try "Kaitenzushi" (conveyor belt sushi) for a fun and tasty meal!

Day
7

TOKYO - KYOTO

Shinkansen (Japanese high-speed train) to Kyoto (approximately 2hrs 15mins, included).

Check-in at your hotel.

KYOTO

Free evening and night at your 3* hotel in the city centre, Gion district or near the central station.

Day
8

KYOTO

Visit Kyoto and the surrounding area.

Don't miss:
- The zen garden in Ryoanji, a famous dry landscape garden
- Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)
- The traditional Gion district
- Kiyomizu-dera, the incredible thousand-year-old temple that overlooks the city

Or enjoy a new experience with one of our many activities. (optional, contact us)

KYOTO

Free evening and night at your hotel.

Or why not enjoy the unique experience of a night walk in Kyoto's traditional district? (optional, contact us)

Day
9

KYOTO

Possible day trips from Kyoto:

- The city of Kobe, between ocean and mountains. Visit the port, then catch the cable car up Mt. Rokko and admire the view over the inland sea. (45 minutes).

- Nara, the first capital of Japan. Visit its ancient buildings, classified as Unesco World Heritage sites, such as Todaiji temple or Kasuga Taisha shrine, and buy some shika-sembei, crackers for the fallow deer that roam freely within the city park. (30 to 45 minutes).

- Fushimi-Inari Taisha, a must-see shrine in southern Kyoto. Wander through the tunnels made of hundreds of red torii gates found at this incredible shrine. (approx. 5 minutes).

KYOTO

Free evening and night at your hotel.

Day
10

Transfer to Kansai International Airport from Kyoto by shuttle bus.

Return flight.

Arrive back home.

Day 0
Day 1 SÉOUL
Day 2 SÉOUL
Day 3 SÉOUL
Day 4 Tokyo - Shinjuku SÉOUL, TOKYO
Day 5 Tokyo - Ameyoko-chô TOKYO
Day 6 TOKYO
Day 7 TOKYO, KYOTO
Day 8 KYOTO
Day 9 KYOTO
Day 10