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  • Ride a cable car up Mt Owakudani for spectacular views of Mt Fuji.
  • Stroll through Nara Park and visit the 1,000 tame deer living there.
  • Step into the past with a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.
  • Learn to make homemade sushi during a cooking class.
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Experience all that Japan has to offer, from frenetic Tokyo, to culturally rich Kyoto, in this 2 week all-encompassing adventure. Visit garden oasis, observe ancient traditions, and try your hand at making the most iconic of all Japanese foods, sushi. From the base of Mt Fuji you will enjoy natural onsen or hot springs, and cruise the serene waters of Lake Ashinoko. Drink sake with the masters, and stroll the beautifully preserved old town of Takayama. Head to the UNESCO heritage site of Kanazawa, rich with samurai history, and finally make your way to Hiroshima. Finish your trip in the former imperial capital of Kyoto, where no shortage of wonders awaits. Enjoy Japan with the luxury of a private guide, and gain hard-to-find insight into this unique and enigmatic culture.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Japan - Welcome
    • Airport Meet & Assist - Meet & Greet-Narita 7AM-7.59PM(12)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Narita Airport(2)
  • Day 2 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Private - Tokyo Highlights Tour (8hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 3 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Private - 1/2 Day Tsukiji Fish Market & Sushi Making with Lunch (4hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 4 Tokyo to Hakone
    Tokyo to Hakone
    • Tokyo - Hakone [via Kamakura, with Lunch] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Tokyo to Hakone
    Tokyo to Hakone
    • Private - Discover Hakone Mt. Fuji National Park Tour (9hrs) - Guide/Vehicle
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Hakone to Odawara to Takayama
    Hakone to Odawara to Takayama
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Odawara - Takayama [via Nagoya (3.5 hrs)] - First Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 7 Takayama
    Takayama
    • Private - Takayama Walking Tour - Guide
  • Day 8 Takayama to Kanazawa
    Takayama to Kanazawa
    • Transfer - Private - via Shirakawa-go - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Kanazawa to Kyoto to Hiroshima
    Kanazawa to Kyoto to Hiroshima
    • Private - Kenroku-en Garden - Taxi/Guide
    • Kanazawa - Kyoto [(2hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Kyoto - Hiroshima [(1.5hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Sheraton Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
  • Day 10 Hiroshima
    Hiroshima
    • Private - Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 11 Hiroshima to Kyoto
    Hiroshima to Kyoto
    • Self-Guided - Sheraton Departure from Train Station - Short Walk
    • Hiroshima - Kyoto [(2hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Granvia Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
  • Day 12 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Private - Kyoto Highlights (8hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 13 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Private - 1/2 Day Nara Tour (5hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 14 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Kyoto - Osaka [Kansai Airport] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan!

An English speaking assistant will meet and assist you upon arrival at the airport and take you to meet your driver.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)

Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing center of business and culture. This luxury business hotel in Tokyo provides a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of all international clientele. A member of the design hotels TM group, Park Hotel Tokyo offers an extraordinary level of service and coordinated interior designs. Each room at Park Hotel Tokyo is decorated with Monique Le Houelleur's natural artwork and features color coordinated curtains and bedcovers. With its Atrium, Restaurants and Travel concept, art, the hotel is also unique in not only offering traditional Japanese hospitality throughout the year, but also stimulating the aesthetic senses of its guests.

Tokyo
Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo

Take a day tour of this fascinating city with a local guide, making use of Tokyo’s comprehensive and user friendly public transport system. The day begins with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. Take a walk down Omotesando shopping street, a broad tree lined avenue home to the flagship stores of the world’s top fashion brands. Head across town to Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can soak in the atmosphere of the Tokyo of old. Visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Take a boat cruise on the Sumida River passing under 12 bridges. Disembark in Hamarikyu garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts, where you will stop for a cup of steaming matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea house on a small island in the park’s lake. Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)
Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple

Day 3: Tokyo

Today your guide will take you to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Take a few hours to wander through this enormous market, exploring both the vegetable and fruit areas plus the impressive seafood section. On offer in the seafood section are more than 480 different kinds of seafood ranging from fresh fish to shellfish and prawns. There may also be an opportunity to see a complete tuna being cut and filleted. After buying various ingredients you will have the opportunity to visit a typical Japanese home. Your guide will answer any and all questions about Japanese culture and everyday life in Tokyo during the transfer by public transportation. Learn to prepare “maki sushi” (rolled sushi), "gunkan maki" (sushi rice wrapped with a strip of seaweed and topped with soft ingredients), and "nigiri sushi" (sushi rice topped with a slice of raw fish). You will then get to enjoy your homemade sushi for lunch. End the tour in central Tokyo. Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)
Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market

Day 4: Tokyo - Hakone

Enjoy a transfer from Tokyo to Hakone, via Kamakura with a private vehicle and driver. Kamakura is the former de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Shogunate during the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333). At that time Kamakura was the largest city in the world, however the Kamakura of today is a small, sleepy seaside town with numerous temples, shrines, and other attractions. With your local guide, you will visit Kotokuin Temple, home to the Daibutsu, a giant bronze Buddha that stands 13 meters high. Dating from the 12th century, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the spiritual heart of Kamakura and one of its most popular attractions. The shrine was originally founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, then enlarged and moved to its present site by Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura government in 1180. The shrine was dedicated to Hachiman, the Shinto god of war and patron of the Minamoto family. Hasedera Temple is a temple of the Jodo sect, which is most famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The statue shows Kannon with eleven heads, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan. 

Accommodation: Gora Sounkaku (3.5*)

Sounkaku is a traditional Japanese-style inn located near the top of Mt. Soun. Guests can enjoy splendid landscape overlooking the mountains of Hakone. The popular tourist spots are easily accessible from the nearest station, Sounzan. Sounkaku has been in business for over 80 years and was fully renovated in April 2010. It now offers the spirit of traditional Japanese aesthetics with elegant scent of Japanese cypress wood while retaining a classical atmosphere.

Hakone
Hakone
Onsen Hot Springs Indoor
Onsen Hot Springs Indoor

Day 5: Tokyo - Hakone

Explore the Fuji/Hakone National Park, located only 90 minutes from Tokyo, by private car with guide. Ride the world’s second longest cable car up Mt Owakudani, passing over sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers in this volcanic area, where you can eat an egg hard boiled in the sulfuric hot springs which make Hakone famous. If you do, it will add seven years to your life! A majestic replica pirate ship will sweep you across the Lake Ashinoko, a lake formed by a volcanic eruption 3000 years ago, and the Hakone Tozan ‘switchback train’ zig zags though the mountains, giving amazing views of the surrounding valleys. Hakone used to be an important checkpoint to control traffic along the Tokaido highway which linked Tokyo with Kyoto during the feudal Edo Period. You can visit the Hakone Checkpoint to see the gates, fence, housing for officers and foot soldiers, a prison chamber and a lookout tower. Last stop of the day is the Hakone Open Air Museum, which successfully attempts to create a harmonic balance of nature and art by exhibiting various sculptures on its spacious grounds in combination with beautiful views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Besides the sculptures, the Hakone Open Air Museum features various indoor galleries, including a sizable Picasso Collection, consisting of paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramic creations. You can also relax your tired feet with soak in the hot spring foot bath! Throughout the day you will have the chance to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, however please keep in mind that she is a notoriously shy mountain and it needs to be a clear day.

Accommodation: Gora Sounkaku (3.5*)
Lake Ashinoko
Lake Ashinoko

Day 6: Hakone - Odawara - Takayama

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Transfer by train from Odawara to Takayama via Nagoya. The train ride is approximately 3.5 hours.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer in a private vehicle.

Upon arrival in Takayama, the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps you may opt to visit one of the town’s many sake breweries for a taste of the local drop, its high quality due to the area’s clean water sources.

Accommodation: Associa Takayama Resort (4*)

Set amidst the southwest of Takayama city in the Takayama highlands, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort soars 640 meters above sea level. All of its 290 spacious rooms and suites command superb and unobstructed views of the northern Japanese Alps. Hotel Associa Takayama Resort prides itself in providing the finest accommodation in the city. The Associa Takayama is also the first hotel in Takayama to have its own hot spring bath.

Takayama
Takayama
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Day 7: Takayama

After breakfast you will depart your hotel by foot and on public transport with your own private guide for today's walking tour. You will go up to the Miyagawa morning market, with stalls selling local crafts and produce making it a good opportunity to try some of the region’s delicious fruit and vegetables (payable on spot). Because of its valuable timber resources, the Hida Region around Takayama was put under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1692. The Takayama Jinya served as the local government office, headed by the officials dispatched from Edo. The present building complex includes various rooms for administrative purposes, offices, kitchens, toilets, bathrooms, residential space, a court room, and storehouses. It was in official use until 1969, and is now open to the public as a museum.

Takayama's old town has been beautifully preserved, with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period (1600-1868), when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants. The southern half of the old town, especially Sannomachi Street, survives in a particularly pretty state with many old homes, shops, coffee houses, and sake breweries, some of which have been in business for centuries.

You will end the day at a sake brewery, where you can taste different kinds of sake.

Accommodation: Associa Takayama Resort (4*)
Takayama
Takayama

Day 8: Takayama - Kanazawa

In the morning, visit the Takayama Festival Floats museum, displaying floats from the famous Takayama festival.

Afterwards you will travel by private car to Shirakawa-go (1.5 hrs). The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.

In the afternoon, your guide will bid you farewell as you continue on with your private driver to your hotel in Kanazawa (1.5 hrs).

Accommodation: Hotel Nikko (4*)

The Hotel Nikko is luxurious hotel located conveniently near the JR Kanazawa Station, within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in the city. At 130 meters, it is the tallest hotel in the Hokuriku area, yet its superb service allows it to maintain an intimate 'boutique' feeling.

Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Nikko Hotel
Nikko Hotel

Day 9: Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hiroshima

Meet your guide this morning and depart from your hotel for your tour today (on foot, and by taxi). The highlight of any visit to Kanazawa is Kenroku-en garden. Ranked one of the top three in Japan, its breathtaking beauty shines through in any season. You will also visit the Nagamachi Samurai district, Saihitsuan Yuzen Silk Center, offering demonstrations of the centuries-old Yuzen silk painting technique, and the Nomura Samurai House, a traditional Japanese home with a tea-ceremony room, an interior courtyard garden, and artifacts from the Edo period.

The tour will end at the Kanazawa train station around 3:00pm. 

Transfer by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2 hours.

Transfer by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. The train ride is approximately 1.5 hours.

The Hiroshima Sheraton is located directly opposite the Japan Rail train station. After exiting your train, please follow the Sheraton signage to reach your hotel. This is a very short walk, and done easily on your own, so no guide service has been included.  

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima (4.5*)

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. You’ll be in the middle of the energy and excitement of Hiroshima, along with its historic sites and architecture. Find total comfort in their guest rooms. The restaurants offer the finest and freshest cuisine, and the bar is a great place to gather with friends. And be sure to relax and recharge your mind and body at Shine Spa for Sheraton™.

Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Exterior
Exterior

Day 10: Hiroshima

Your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you on a tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima by street car, train and ferry. Start the day with a visit to the Peace Memorial Park. The area where the park now lies was ground zero for the Atomic Bomb on 6th August 1945. After the bombing the Memorial Park was created and dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack. Stroll through the park and discover the many memorials, monuments and statues in the park before heading into the Museum itself.  From Hiroshima, a short ferry ride will take you to Miyajima Island.  A small sacred island located in the Inland Sea, it has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. Here you will find perhaps the most photographed site in Japan - The Floating Torii Gate.  Designated as one of Japan's '3 Most Beautiful Views', the shrine it belongs to dates back to the 6th century with the present structure dating back to the 12th century. The harmoniously arranged buildings reveal great artistic and technical skill, and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mere 'commoners' were not allowed to set foot on this holy place, and even now it is forbidden to give birth or die on the island! You will have time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples, sample local goodies like maple leaf shaped cakes before heading back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima (4.5*)
Peace Memorial
Peace Memorial

Day 11: Hiroshima - Kyoto

The Sheraton Hiroshima is located directly across from the Japan Rail train station, and so departing by train is easily done independently. Simply make your way by foot to the appropriate platform as listed on your train tickets. No assistance is required, or included.

Transfer by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2 hours.

The Granvia Kyoto is located directly above the Japan Rail train station. After exiting your train, please follow the below instructions to reach your hotel. This is a very short walk, and done easily on your own, so no guide service has been included.

When using the Shinkansen bullet train: Exit via the Shinkansen Main Exit, turn right and walk straight through Nanboku-Jiyu-Tsuro (North-to-South main corridor) until you reach the escalator to the hotel entrance on your right.

When using the Haruka Express from Kansai International Airport: Exit via the JR Chuo Main Exit and take the escalator on your right to the Lobby on the 2nd floor of the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*)

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 12 restaurants and bars and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers.

Kyoto
Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Day 12: Kyoto

Today you explore the former imperial capital with a knowledgeable local guide, utilizing Kyoto’s comprehensive bus system to visit some of Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites. You will start your day with a visit to Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), which was originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. After his death it became a Buddhist Temple at his request, and is now one of Kyoto’s most famous temples. Nijo Castle is an ornamental castle was built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence and is surrounded by stunning surrounding gardens. The main building was completed in 1603, and is famous for its architecture, decorated sliding doors and ‘chirping’ nightingale floors.
Take a walk down Nishiki Market, a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. Final stop is Kiyomizu (Pure Water) Temple. From the 13 meters high veranda jutting out from the Main Hall you can enjoy amazing views of the whole of Kyoto, whilst pondering the fact that both the Main Hall and Veranda were built without the use of nails or any kind of joiners.

Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*)
Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple

Day 13: Kyoto

Transfer from your hotel to Nara by train (45 minutes) with a local guide. For 74 years during the 8th century Nara was Japan’s capital and many of the temples and shrines built at that time still remain. Visit Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. Next stop is Nara’s most celebrated shrine, Kasuga Taisha, established in 768 AD and famous for its hundreds of bronze and stone lanterns which have been donated by worshipers. Take a wander through Nara Park, called Deer Park by locals due to the large population of more than 1,000 tame deer living there.

Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*)
Nara Park
Nara Park

Day 14: Kyoto

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation:
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Park Hotel Tokyo (4*): Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing center of business and culture. This luxury business hotel in Tokyo provides a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of all international clientele. A member of the design hotels TM group, Park Hotel Tokyo offers an extraordinary level of service and coordinated interior designs. Each room at Park Hotel Tokyo is decorated with Monique Le Houelleur's natural artwork and features color coordinated curtains and bedcovers. With its Atrium, Restaurants and Travel concept, art, the hotel is also unique in not only offering traditional Japanese hospitality throughout the year, but also stimulating the aesthetic senses of its guests.

Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo

Gora Sounkaku (3.5*): Hakone

Sounkaku is a traditional Japanese-style inn located near the top of Mt. Soun. Guests can enjoy splendid landscape overlooking the mountains of Hakone. The popular tourist spots are easily accessible from the nearest station, Sounzan. Sounkaku has been in business for over 80 years and was fully renovated in April 2010. It now offers the spirit of traditional Japanese aesthetics with elegant scent of Japanese cypress wood while retaining a classical atmosphere.

Onsen Hot Springs Indoor
Onsen Hot Springs Indoor

Associa Takayama Resort (4*): Takayama

Set amidst the southwest of Takayama city in the Takayama highlands, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort soars 640 meters above sea level. All of its 290 spacious rooms and suites command superb and unobstructed views of the northern Japanese Alps. Hotel Associa Takayama Resort prides itself in providing the finest accommodation in the city. The Associa Takayama is also the first hotel in Takayama to have its own hot spring bath.

Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Hotel Nikko (4*): Kanazawa

The Hotel Nikko is luxurious hotel located conveniently near the JR Kanazawa Station, within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in the city. At 130 meters, it is the tallest hotel in the Hokuriku area, yet its superb service allows it to maintain an intimate 'boutique' feeling.

Nikko Hotel
Nikko Hotel

Sheraton Hiroshima (4.5*): Hiroshima

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. You’ll be in the middle of the energy and excitement of Hiroshima, along with its historic sites and architecture. Find total comfort in their guest rooms. The restaurants offer the finest and freshest cuisine, and the bar is a great place to gather with friends. And be sure to relax and recharge your mind and body at Shine Spa for Sheraton™.

Exterior
Exterior

Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*): Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 12 restaurants and bars and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Elizabeth W — June 24, 2015 — Asia

    Excellent trip. All of the guides were professional and top quality. We were able to see many sights due to their knowledge of the train system and they also taught us how to get around on our own. The guides also recommended places to see on our own time and all worth while. In addition they taught us local customs and foods that we needed to try in that region. Very helpful. Special day was with our guide on the Fish Market and sushi making tour, made sushi personally with her. She made it a very special day. Great tour for those who want guides but also some free time on our own. The guides were always on time, the transportation on time and everyone was so nice and helpful. We also appreciated not having to be in a large group of strangers and the one on one quality of the tour. Was not sure what to expect but the trip met all expectations and then some. Will use Kensington again and will refer friends.

  • Lynn m — June 18, 2015 — Asia

    We booked all accommodation ourselves so not rated on survey. Kensington did a perfect job for us customizing all our transportation needs at the airport, ferry, hotel or boat transfer. There was always someone waiting with a sing on the correct day, time and place. As well the guides we used were friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and spoke English well. Our travel consultant Marc Sison was excellent always prompt returning my call or email as well as making fabulous suggestions like going to Oslob to snorkel with the Whale Sharks, an absolute highlight of our trip. Our trip to the Philippines was primarily to snorkel and we were not disappointed, the water was warm and clear with lots of fish, coral, sea snakes, sting rays and even a couple of black tipped reef sharks. Of course there were turtles but we have seem many in our past snorkeling. This has created another way of traveling. Thanks! All the categories on the survey I rate as 10.

  • Maynard Fossum — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours.

  • FayeLaing — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure.

  • Craig Gelman — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent.

  • Ruth Reinhard — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience.

  • SixtoCastenada Jr. — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!

  • TerryCreighton — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken.

  • Olive Ramchand — June 03, 2014 — Asia

    I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)

  • Jeanne Tarvin — April 21, 2014 — Asia

    The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!

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