Wonders of Japan Value Holiday

13
Nights
2019
Sep 9
From
$4399
MSC
Splendida
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

Visiting Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokohama, Sakata, Kanazawa, Kagoshima; Japan, Busan, Republic of Korea

Tour highlights

  • Visit Kyoto to see its temples and sublime gardens
  • Discover the best of Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital
  • Visit Japan’s most famous Shinto Shrine, Meiji and Asakusa the oldest temple
  • Travel by Bullet Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
  • Luxury Cruising onboard MSC Splendida
Wonders of Japan Value Holiday Map

Includes

  • Economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Osaka and return from Tokyo
  • Sightseeing tours in Kyoto and Tokyo with a local guide
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kyoto; 2 nights’ accommodation in Tokyo including daily breakfast at 3 & 4 star centrally located hotels
  • All entry fees included in the land arrangements
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • English-speaking guides in Kyoto and Tokyo
  • Bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo
  • Tips and service charges pre-cruise
  • 8 days cruising aboard MSC Splendida
  • All meals, entertainment, port and handling charges on MSC Splendida
  • Enjoy 24 meals including daily breakfast
  • Cruise taxes, air taxes and surcharges
  • Transfers to/from hotel and to/from ship

 

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MSC Splendida

Eco-ship MSC Splendida carries you in stylish luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world, while being a beautiful destination in her own right. There are a variety of designer themed bars and restaurants with many gourmet choices to explore, from authentic Mediterranean specialities to spicy Tex-Mex. Complete the night with a world-class show in The Strand Theatre, a winning streak in the Royal Palm Casino or dancing in the Club 33 Disco. There’s also a vast array of sports facilities including four swimming pools, a jogging track, squash court and ultramodern gym. After your exertions, you can relax in the MSC Aurea Spa with pampering Balinese massages, thalassotherapy, advanced beauty treatments, a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool and solarium.

Clothing on board MSC Splendida

Lightweight, loose clothing are ideal for daytime. For informal evenings, casual dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men is recommended. For formal evenings, gala dinners or Captain’s cocktail parties, a cocktail dress for the ladies and lightweight or dark suit or dinner jacket for the men is recommended. There are usually at least 2-3 gala or formal evenings per cruise. Throughout the cruise (day or night) there maybe theme parties, including 60s, floral, white or Italian parties. Dressing in theme is NOT compulsory. Please note there are no shops onboard to purchase, make or hire theme costumes or dinner suits. The dress of the day is published in the Daily Program.

DAY 1 Monday 9 September 2019 Depart Australia
We depart Australia for the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ on our flight to Osaka, Japan.

DAY 2 Tuesday 10 September 2019 Kyoto
On arrival we meet our guide and transfer to Kyoto for an overview sightseeing tour before transferring to our hotel in Kyoto. We will visit the Philosopher’s Path, a pleasant stone path through the northern part of Kyoto’s Higashiyama district that follows a canal, lined by hundreds of cherry trees (cherry trees bloom in April). We will visit Ginkakuji, consisting of the famous Silver Pavilion and Nanzenji Temple, whose spacious grounds are located at the base of Kyoto’s forested Higashiyama Mountains, and is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Meals Included: In-flight

DAY 3 Wednesday 11 September 2019 Kyoto
Enjoy a free day in Kyoto. You may like to visit the Nishiki Market known as ‘Kyoto’s Kitchen’ where you can explore culinary delights or Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Thursday 12 September 2019 Tokyo
This morning we are transferred to the railway station for our exciting Bullet Train ride on the famous Shinkansen train to Tokyo, travelling up to 270 kmph. On arrival we visit Meiji Shrine, a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings and Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town is where you can soak up the atmosphere of what Tokyo must have been like hundreds of years ago. Visit Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon and Tokyo’s oldest temple. From Asakusa we will go to Ginza, the Ginza is renowned as the most expensive real estate in the world and Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes. On conclusion we transfer to the hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Friday 13 September 2019 Tokyo
Enjoy a day at leisure. You may choose to visit Tsukiji Market where around 2000 tonnes of seafood is traded daily, Tokyo Tower for a spectacular view of the city or the Tokyo National Museum. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 Saturday 14 September 2019 Embarkation
Yokohama This morning is at leisure before transferring to Yokohama later this afternoon to board the MSC Splendida. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7 Sunday 15 September 2019 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy one of the many ship activities. Perhaps take a dance class, attend a cooking demonstration or relax and unwind by the pool. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8 Monday 16 September 2019 Sakata
This morning we arrive in to Sakata, a city on the northwest coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. In the centre, Sankyo Soko is a group of warehouses built in 1893. One now contains the Historical Museum of Shonai Rice. The Honma Museum of Art includes antiques displayed in a 19th-century villa. The Ken Domon Museum of Photography is dedicated to the revered social realist photographer. North of the city, trails lead to up Mount Chōkai volcano. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9 Tuesday 17 September 2019 Kanazawa
This morning we dock in Kanazawa. You may like to visit Kenrokuen Garden – one of three most beautiful gardens in Japan. This spacious place is home to various kinds of flower and trees that provide different looks in each season. You may also like to admire the 400-year-old Banyan tree at the Nomura Samurai Residence. This picturesque ancient residence displays the lifestyle of samurai through a line of paintings on sliding door panel. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 Wednesday 18 September 2019 Busan, Republic of Korea
Discover the highlights of Busan on a shore excursion. You may like to reflect upon the historic past and developmental changes of Busan in Beomeosa Temple, UN Memorial Cemetery, and Busan Modern History Museum. Take the chance to delve into the city exuberance and dynamic as you visit Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan Cinema Centre and Yongdusan Park. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 Thursday 19 September 2019 Kagoshima, Japan
Today the ship arrives at Kagoshima Japan, the twin city of Perth. You may like to visit Chiran, a small town in the south of the island of Kyushu. A samurai district with approximately 250-year-old houses and gardens have been perfectly preserved and opened up for visitors to discover not only the scenic landscape but also the Japanese Samurai and their historical legend. Or perhaps visit the Ibusuki Sand Baths to experience the Sand Onsen. The Ibusuki is famous for the steaming hot sand baths. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12 Friday 20 September 2019 At sea
Our last day at sea to experience the facilities of the ship. Why not have a soothing spa treatment at the tranquil Aurea Spa. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 Saturday 21 September 2019 Yokohama, Japan Disembarkation
This morning we arrive in Yokohama where our cruise concludes, after disembarking the ship we transfer to the airport for our flight home to Australia. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 14 Sunday 22 September 2019 Arrive Australia
Today we arrive in Australia where our tour ends. Meals Included: In-flight

Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
Interior I2 Botticelli, Caravaggio, De Chirico, Pierro dla Francesca $4,399 $6,209
Ocean view O2 Giotto, Pierro dla Francesca $4,699 $6,669
Balcony B2 Botticelli, Caravaggio,  De Chirico, $4,999 $7,199

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Osaka and return from Tokyo
  • Sightseeing tours in Kyoto and Tokyo with a local guide
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kyoto; 2 nights’ accommodation in Tokyo including daily breakfast at 3 & 4 star centrally located hotels
  • All entry fees included in the land arrangements
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • English-speaking guides in Kyoto and Tokyo
  • Bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo
  • Tips and service charges pre-cruise
  • 8 days cruising aboard MSC Splendida
  • All meals, entertainment, port and handling charges on MSC Splendida
  • Enjoy 24 meals including daily breakfast
  • Cruise taxes, air taxes and surcharges
  • Transfers to/from hotel and to/from ship

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately.
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Shore excursions in ports of call
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Onboard gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

TOUR OPERATOR:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd – ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. MSC Splendida is operated by MSC Cruises and the MSC Splendida fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed on the MSC Cruise website. All passengers must complete the MSC online check-in process at www.msccruises.com.au and sign a Cruise Offers booking form.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
All Cruise Offers Value Holidays are heavily discounted and available for a limited time only. For this reason, we require a deposit of $1,500 at the time of booking. This payment is non-refundable. The deposit should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the MSC Splendida fly/ cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa, Mastercard and Amex cards.

AIRLINES USED:
Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Singapore, Malaysian, Thai, China Eastern, China Southern plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels (or equivalent): Kyoto – New Miyako Hotel – 3-star Tokyo – Metropolitan Hotel – 4-star

EXTENDING:
You can stay longer in Japan for minimal extra cost. Please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 434 for more information.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days Loss of deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. Please check with cruise offers for visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is required to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 23kg free baggage allowance on international flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Cruise Offers reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers Value Holidays, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/ cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/ or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/ cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the MSC Splendida fly/cruise passage contract with MSC Cruises, detailed on their website www.msccruises. com.au. If you do not have a copy of MSC terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers Value Holidays and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,500 per person to:

CRUISE OFFERS
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 434 (press option 1)
T: (03) 9836 2522
F: (03) 9836 8068
E: valueholidays@cruiseoffers.com.au

ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), is a wellestablished travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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