“Best of Japan, China & Hong Kong” 15 Nights/16 Days HIGHLIGHTS o A complete all-inclusive 16 days tour at an honest price with maximum quality sightseeing and minimum travelling time. o Stay at top quality hotels – Shingawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo Inn, Hotel Plaza Osaka, Best Western Premier, Purple Mountain Hotel, Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang, Ramada Kowloon, Century Plaza and the Taipa Hotel. o Full- spread American breakfast at the hotels. o Most of the dinners served in the best of the local Indian restaurants. o Stay 02 Nights in Tokyo. o Enjoy an exciting guided city tour of Tokyo. o Visit Asa Kusa Kanon temple. o Buy Japanese souvenirs for your friends and try the local food at one of the many stalls of the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. o See the majestic Imperial palace, the residence of the Emperor of Japan. o Shop to your heart’s content. o Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Observatory Tower. o Visit Toyota Car theme park. o Visit Hakone, a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. o Visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station. o Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi. o Take a picturesque ride on the Owakudani ropeway. o Ride the super fast Shinkansen or the bullet train from Mishima to Hiroshima. o Stay 01 night in Hiroshima. o Take a ferry to the Miyajima area and visit the Itsukushima shrine with its famous floating torii gate. o Visit the Peace memorial park, the Museum, the Cenotaph and the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. o Stay 02 Nights in Osaka o Enjoy a full day excursion to Kyoto and Nara visiting Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion in Kyoto and Deer Park and Todaji Temple in Nara. o Stay 03 nights in Beijing – the capital city. o Marvel at one of the wonders of the world – ‘Great Wall Of China’ - a symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and one of the only two architectures on Earth that can be seen from space. o Visit the Ming Tombs. o Enjoy an exciting guided city tour of Beijing. o Visit the Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace on our city tour. o Enjoy a drive past the Olympics Venue of 2008 with its Aqua Theatre & “Bird’s Nest” stadium. o Stay 01 night in Xian. o Visit the world famous Terra Cotta warriors and enjoy a short 360-degree film. o Visit the famous Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian. o Stay 02 nights in the beautiful city of Shanghai. o Enjoy a spectacular acrobatic show. o See the lights of this beautiful city as you enjoy a cruise on the Huangpu River. o Enjoy the sights and sounds of Shanghai on your guided city tour. o Visit the beautiful Yuyuan Garden, the world famous Jade Buddha, the Bund and the Shanghai museum on your city tour. o Visit the Observatory deck on the Pearl TV Tower. o Stay 02 nights in Hong Kong. o Visit the Aberdeen Harbour, Repulse Bay Beach.
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A day of fun at Hong Kong Disneyland. See amazing views of the city from Victoria Peak. Visit Madame Tussaud’s. Stay 01 night in Shenzhen – a shopping paradise! See miniature versions of sights from across the world at Windows of the World. Shop to your heart’s content in Shenzhen. Stay 01 night in Macau. Enjoy Greyhound racing. Enjoy a city tour of the historic Macau See A-Ma temple, Ruins of St Paul’s church, Kun Lam Statue, Macau Tower on your city tour. A relaxed tour with ample time for shopping too. Professional, friendly, multi-lingual and experienced Thomas Cook Tour Managers at your service. Visit 12 cities in 16 days: Tokyo, Hakone, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau.
Day | 01 Welcome to Japan-“The Land of the Rising Sun”. Your tour begins in Tokyo. Bon voyage! Welcome to Tokyo. On arrival at the Narita International Airport you will be greeted by the Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport, who will transfer you to your conveniently located hotel. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight enjoy a delicious meal at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Shingawa Prince Hotel or similar in Tokyo. Day | 02 Join us on a guided city tour of Tokyo visiting Asakusa Kannon Temple, Imperial Palace and Toyota Museum. Shop at famous Ginza area. Enjoy best views of the city from the observatory deck of the Metropolitan Tower. After a sumptuous American breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour of Tokyo. Visit the Asakusa District known for its renowned Sensoji temple, a very popular Buddhist Temple which was constructed in the 7th century. You also have some free time at the famous Nakamise Shopping Arcade where you get a chance to try local snacks and buy Japanese souvenirs. Next, see the Imperial Palace, the residence of the Emperor of Japan with its beautiful gardens and the Eyeglass Bridge. Next visit Toyota Car theme park (Mega-web). Enjoy an exhibition of Toyota cars, and feel the nostalgia as you look at famous makes from the 50s, 60s, 70s in the History Garage. Test-drive a Toyota car on the 1.4km Ride One course and push the limits on the very realistic VRD drive simulator or experience for yourself Toyota's new technology showcased in their, hybrid and racing cars. Go on a shopping frenzy as we drive you to the most famous downtown area of Japan – Ginza. Well-established Japanese shops and outlets of famous brand name shops from around the world stand side by side on the district's main street including the Sony building. Later, we give you a unique opportunity to view the city of Tokyo from a height of 202mt from the top of Tokyo Metropolitan Building observatory. Tonight, enjoy sumptuous dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Shingawa Prince Hotel or similar in Tokyo.
Day | 03 Visit Hakone and see the magnificent Mt. Fuji. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi and enjoy spectacular views of Owakudani by a ropeway. Proceed to Hiroshima by a bullet train. After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Hakone, a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. (Clients are required to carry only an Overnight bag in Hiroshima. Their main luggage – one piece of baggage per person only – would be transferred directly to Osaka by coach). Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations of Japan. We take you to visit the Mount Fuji 5th station. Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and often considered the symbol of the country. Next, enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi, whose spectacular beauty and tranquillity will leave you spellbound. Also admire the picturesque beauty of the surroundings as you ride on the Owakudani ropeway. Later, get ready for a thrill of a lifetime as you board the bullet train, the fastest train in the world, to Hiroshima. Tonight, enjoy a lavish Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Tokyu Inn or similar in Hiroshima. Day | 04 City tour of Hiroshima including visit to Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima. Onto Osaka. This morning, after an American breakfast, check out and proceed on a guided city tour of Hiroshima, the city devastated by the atomic bomb in World War II. See the A-Bomb Dome, the symbol of Hiroshima and the only building to remain standing after the atomic explosion. See the Peace Memorial Park with its museum and number of monuments of peace including the Flame of Peace, Flocks of Doves and the Children’s Memorial. The cenotaph with its arched tomb is a tribute to those who died because of the bomb. Take a ferry to the Miyajima area to see the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine and the floating torii – one of Japan’s most scenic spots. Later, proceed to Osaka – the city of wonder and check into your conveniently located hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delightful Indian dinner. Overnight at the Hotel Plaza Osaka or similar in Osaka. Day | 05 Full day excursion to Kyoto and Nara. After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a full day excursion to Kyoto, one of the most beautiful cities of Japan. Marvel at the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion, which houses sacred relics of Buddha. The gardens of the Golden Pavilion are renowned for their exquisite beauty. Also visit the Kiyomizu temple, a part of the historic monument of ancient Kyoto and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next proceed to Nara, the first capital of Japan. Visit the Todai-ji temple, which houses the largest Buddha statue in Japan and the Nara Deer Park, which is home to hundreds of freely roaming deers. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deers have become a symbol of the city and have been designated a natural treasure. Proceed to Osaka. In the night, enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel Plaza Osaka or similar in Osaka. Day | 06 Proceed to Beijing, the capital city of China! After an American breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Beijing. On arrival, you will be greeted by the Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport. Proceed to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure or explore the city on your own.
After that, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Beijing Rainbow Hotel / Best Western Premier Hotel or similar in Beijing. Day | 07 Join us on an exciting and unforgettable tour to the world famous Great Wall of China and later visit the Ming Tombs. After breakfast, proceed on a guided tour of the renowned Great Wall of China. Stretching to a length of 4163 miles it is one of the only man-made structures on Earth that can be seen from Space. Later, visit the Ming Tombs, the mausoleum of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. After a tiring day, relax yourself as you enjoy a soothing and a traditional foot massage especially arranged for you. On your way back get a chance to see the Olympics Venue of 2008 with its Aqua theatre, the Bird’s Nest stadium and the dragon shaped Olympic Office. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner. Overnight at Beijing Rainbow Hotel / Best Western Premier Hotel or similar in Beijing. Day | 08 Enjoy the sights and sounds of Beijing on your guided city tour. Visit Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace. Today after breakfast, proceed on an exciting city tour of Beijing. Visit Tian’anmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world followed by a visit to the Forbidden City and the famous Summer Palace, a gorgeous imperial garden with over 3000 scenic spots. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Beijing Rainbow Hotel / Best Western Premier Hotel or similar in Beijing. Day | 09 Onto Xi’an – the ancient city of Chang’an! Visit the world famous Xi’an Terra-Cotta warriors and enjoy a short 360-degree film! Visit the famous Wild Goose Pagoda. After an American breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. On arrival visit the famous Terracotta warriors; where you can see life-sized colorful Terracotta warriors and horses arranged in battle formation. Also enjoy a 360 degree film presentation about the terracotta army; its history and formation. Proceed to the Wild Goose Pagoda; a monastery housing a statue of Buddha, carved out of teakwood. Later check-in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel X’ian Skyview / Hotel Purple Mountain or similar in X’ian. Day | 10 Onto Shanghai - the river city. In the evening visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower followed by an exciting cruise on the Huangpu River. After an American breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival, proceed to your conveniently located hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, get ready to see splendid views of the city from the observatory deck of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Later in the evening, we take you on an exciting Huangpu river cruise where you will see great views of this city which is lit up beautifully in the night. Proceed for a delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang or similar in Shanghai. Day | 11 Join us on a guided city tour visiting the famous Yuyuan Garden, the Jade Buddha, and Shanghai Museum! Today, after an American breakfast, join us on an exciting city tour of Shanghai. Visit the world famous Yuyuan Garden; and the world renowned Shanghai Museum with a collection of
120,000 precious works of art, followed by a visit to the Yufo (Jade Buddha) Temple. Enjoy some free time for bargain shopping at the famous Nanjing Road. Later, get ready to enjoy the famous acrobatic show where top artists display their prowess at trick cycling, spinning, juggling and Chinese dancing. Enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang or similar in Shanghai. Day | 12 Onto Hong Kong. After an American breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. On arrival you will be greeted by your friendly Thomas Cook Tour Manager/ local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport. Spend the entire day at leisure. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ramada Kawloon or similar in Hong Kong. Day | 13 City tour of Hong Kong. Visit Aberdeen Harbor, Repulse Bay Beach followed by a fun-filled trip to Hong Kong Disneyland-Hong Kong’s most famous attraction. After an American breakfast at your hotel, get ready to catch a glimpse of the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s remaining fisher folk as you visit the Aberdeen Harbour. Also visit the most famous beach in Hong Kong-Repulse Bay Beach. Later, join us for some fun, adventure and entertainment on the tour to Disneyland. Enjoy the ‘Lion King’ show; see the delightful Mickeys Philarmagic, see the outer-galaxy at the ‘Space Mountain’ and later prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular Disney Parade where all your loved Disney characters come to life. Enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Ramada Kowloon or similar in Hong Kong. Day | 14 Visit the famous Victoria Peak and Madame Tussaud’s. Later proceed to Shenzhen for a visit to Windows of the World. The rest of the day is free for shopping. After an American breakfast at your hotel, proceed to the top attraction spot of Hong Kong. View the Victoria Peak which at 1503 feet above the sea level gives a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Also visit the famous Madame Tussaud’s. Get a chance to rub shoulders and click photographs with stars, world leaders and sports heroes from across the world. Later, get ready to WOW yourself as we proceed to Shenzhen, a favourite with all shopaholics. On arrival, proceed on an exciting visit to ‘Windows of the World’, a fantastic replica park where you can see vivid replicas of the world's wonders, historical heritages and famous scenic sites. The entire masterpiece is built at ratios of 1:1, 1:5 or 1:15. The rest of the day is free for shopping. As a fast developing metropolis, Shenzhen has a good selection of department stores and shopping centres, where everything from basic commodities to high-quality brands can be found. Actually, this is an ideal destination for those who are addicted to shopping. Electrical appliances, fashionable and reasonable clothing and jewellry are some of the best choices for you to buy in Shenzhen. Tonight, enjoy a hot sumptuous dinner at the local Indian restaurant. Overnight in Hotel Century Plaza or similar in Shenzhen. Day | 15 Proceed to Macau, the gambling Capital of Asia! enjoy a city tour of Macau. See the Famous A-Ma temple, ruins of St. Paul church and Macau tower. Enjoy greyhound racing at Canidrome.
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Macau by Turbojet. Check in to your hotel. Later proceed on an exciting city tour of Macau; visit A-Ma temple and Ruins of St. Paul’s church. Drive past Macau Tower, one of the highest freestanding towers in the world, Kun Lam Statue and much more. Later proceed to the Canidrome for the Greyhound Racing-a major highlight of your trip to Macau. Located in the northern part of the city, it is the largest racing facility in Asia. You can also try your luck at the numerous casinos (on your own). Tonight, enjoy a hot sumptuous dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight Hotel Taipa or similar in Macau. Day | 16 Fly back home. Enjoy an American breakfast at your hotel. Later today, proceed to the airport as this fantastic tour comes to an end. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour with Thomas Cook.
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES SIGHTSEEING & EXCURSIONS Tokyo
Guided city tour of Tokyo visiting Asa Kusa Kanon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Imperial Palace from outside, Tokyo Metropolitan Observatory Tower, Toyota Car Theme Park. Visit to Mt. Fuji 5th station. Cruise on Lake Ashi, Owakudani ropeway Shinkansen from Mishima station to Hiroshima Visit-Miyajima area by ferry (Itsukushima shrine) Peace Memorial Park & the Hiroshima Museum. Kiyomizu Temple Golden Pavilion Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park A full day visit to the famous Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs Guided city tour of Beijing visiting the famous Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer palace. Visit to the famous Terra-Cotta warriors. Visit Wild Goose Pagoda. : Guided city tour of Shanghai visiting Yuyuan Garden, Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum and Jade Buddha Temple. Acrobatic show Evening Huangpu River Cruise City tour visiting Repulse Bay Beach, Aberdeen Harbour A full day tour to Hong Kong Disneyland. Visit to Victoria Peak and Madame Tussaud’s Windows of the World Greyhound Racing, City tour of Macau, including A-Ma Temple, Ruins of St Paul’s Church, Macau Tower.
ACCOMMODATION • 02 nights at Shingawa Prince Hotel, or similar in Tokyo. • 01 night in Hotel Tokyo Inn or similar in Hiroshima. • 02 nights in Hotel Plaza Osaka or similar in Osaka. • 03 nights at Hotel Beijing Rainbow / Hotel Best Western Premier or similar in Beijing. • 01 night at Hotel X’ian Skyview / Hotel Purple Mountain or similar in Xi’an. • 02 nights at Hotel Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang or similar in Shanghai. • 02 nights at Hotel Ramada Kowloon or similar in Hong Kong. • 01 night at Hotel Century Plaza or similar in Shenzhen • 01 night at Hotel Taipa or similar in Macau. MEALS • Daily American Breakfast. • 15 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinners at local Indian restaurants. AIRFARE • Return economy class airfare as per the itinerary. VISA • Cost of visas including documentation and processing fees. TICKET TAXES • Cost of the ticket taxes for the above itinerary as on 01 December 2009. VISA REQUIREMENTS • Single-entry Japan Visa • Single-entry Chinese Visa. NOTE: • A person below 12 years is considered a child and above 12 years, an adult. • As a 3rd person in a Triple room, most hotels use roll away beds or 2 queen size beds and the room size may be the same as a double room. • Surcharges for Local events will be applicable on certain departure dates. DEPARTURE DATES MONTH EX-MUMBAI April 10 08, 22, May 10 20, 27 June 10 10, 24 July 10 15 August 10 12 September 10 09 NOTE: • It is compulsory to pay a nominal amount of USD 05 per person / per day as tips to the guide / driver for the services rendered. • Entrance to the Canidrome in Macau is only for clients above 18 years of age. Those below 18 years will have to wait in the coach during the greyhound race. • The greyhound race at Canidrome is not applicable for clients travelling on an FIT basis (Group size below 25 clients).
IMPORTANT • The tour will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full-paying passengers travelling together. In the event that the group size is less than 25 passengers, you will be given an option of travelling on seat-in-coach basis, by paying an additional supplement. • The services of a Thomas Cook Tour Manager will be provided with a group of minimum 25 full-paying passengers. Our local representative will be there to assist you in case this above requirement is not fulfilled. • When the tour has less than 25 adults and is operated on a seat-in-coach basis, there will be instances where the driver acts as a guide as well.
MEDICAL INSURANCE Medical insurance for the duration of the tour is included in the tour price. However, any passengers above the age of 60 years and those who wish to extend their stay will be required to pay additional charges.
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Rs 2,500/- the cost of deviation, in case you want to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure. • The tour cost does not include POE charges, porterage and passport charges. • Cost of Basic Travel Quota equivalent to USD 10,000. • The cost of airfare included in the above tour cost is based on the fare structure existing as on 01 December 2009. Any further increase in the airfare due to an increase in the fuel price, change in Government regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will have to be borne by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be held responsible for the same. • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements which may come into effect prior to departure. • The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate of exchange changes substantially prior to departure. • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menus provided by us. • Tips to hotel waiters, drivers, etc. • Meals are pre-set and a choice of menu is not available. • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passenger other than those included in the ‘What your Tour Price Includes’ box are to be paid for extra.
POINTS TO BE NOTED • Passengers joining this tour directly must travel to / from their hub city on their own expense. • The airfare is based on the fare structure existing as of 01 December’09. Any further increase in the airfare due to an increase in fuel price, change in Government regulations, Ticket taxes etc charged by the airline will have to be borne by the passenger. Thomas Cook will not be held responsible for the same. • Meals at all the destinations are pre-set and a-la-carte is not possible. American breakfasts will be served throughout the tour. • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during the stay shall be payable by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be liable for the same. • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure; excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary. • The cost of extension of validity of ticket is not included in Tour price • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, all services will remain the same. • The tour price is subject to increase without notice if the rate of exchange changes substantially prior to departure. • The Company reserves the right to alter the order of the itinerary. The same will be informed to the client before departure. • Due to Trade Fairs and conventions in the cities, it is possible that the hotel accommodation provided would be outside the city. The same will be informed in advance. • Passengers can board the tour from the hub city. Those boarding from any other city can do so, however all expenses to/from the hub city is to be borne by the passengers. • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour. • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement. • Due to operational reasons lunches are omitted. • Certain departure dates will have surcharges applicable, please contact our local sales office for details. • Standard check-in time for the hotels is 1400hrs while check-out is at 1200hrs. • The fare is subject to increase if the booking is not done 14 days prior to the departure date because of the ticket issue deadline of the Shinkansen. • Passengers are required to carry only an overnight bag to Hiroshima. Their main luggage (one piece of baggage per person) would be transferred directly to Osaka. • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in the schedule of trains, flights, coach, cruise or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passenger. • Thomas Cook will not be liable in any loss of baggage by the Airline. • Tours operated subject to RBI/GOI regulations. Part of the Tour cost will be paid in USD out of the BTQ. • Please refer to the booking form for detailed ‘Terms & Conditions’. • Hong Kong & Macau visa are gratis, in case of change of regulations the cost of visa will have to be borne by the passenger.
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