The land of cherry blossom
Did you know that Portugal is the oldest state in Europe and have had the same borders since XI centuries? The world’s oldest book store can also be found in Lisbon. Let’s discover this stunning country!
Highlights of Japan Tours
- Tours to one of the largest city in the world – Tokyo, old and historic Kyoto, and tragic Hiroshima
- Famous fish market with live tuna auction
- Traditional tea ceremony
- Fresh sushi, hibachi steaks and green tea ice cream
- Night in Japanese old fashion guest house (ryokan) with hot springs baths
- Countryside trip to Mount Fuji
- Temples, shrines, geishas, sumo wrestlers and samurai
Dates & Cost
April 17th – 25th, 2021
$3595 / 3995
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Country Code for Japan +81
American Embassy: 03-3224-5000 Address: 1-10-5 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Essential Travel Information
visa requirements, health, currency and more
▹ Visa requirements for Japan tours
There are no special requirements for US citizens entering Japan for less than 30 days. On arrival at the airport you will receive a free entry stamp in your passport. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Japan.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
Japan operates on 100 volts and uses the same plug as in the US.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Japan is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12pm in New York is 1am on the following day in Japan.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Japan is Japanese yen.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ Japan is very much a cash economy. ATM can be found in big cities and credit cards are accepted in major hotels, so it is better to have cash on hand.
▹ Transportation and arrival information
✔︎ If you add airport pick up our driver will meet you at the airport with a sign that says: Colibri Boston. If you do not see your driver immediately stay right by exit from the secure area for another 15 min. If you still can’t find each other please give us a call. Driver’s name and phone number will be provided within 24 hours before your departure.
✔︎ If you choose to arrange for your own transportation we will meet you at the hotel or casa. In this case please make sure that you have the address and phone number.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
We LOVE to talk about travel. If you have any questions please give us a call: 617 301 1237 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always happy to talk to our travelers and answer the questions!
Steps to enroll:
- Fill up the registration form on-line here.
2. Send us a copy of your passport and deposit check via password protected email or regular mail.
3. Pack your bags and enjoy!
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This is the best tour company we ever used, and we are forever converted to Colibri. First, we LOVED the small group. It was 16 of us and this is so much better than the big group tours. Try it and you will be shocked what a colossal difference it makes. Second, everything was so thoughtful and well organized. Hotels were beautiful and centrally located with delicious breakfasts. Local tour guides were outstanding. The dinner with fado music was a nice surprise, the port wine tour in the valley was incredible. The other thing I am really grateful for is that it was an amazing value for the money as almost everything was included (except for a couple of meals). My wife and I took many group tours in the past with big companies and you can clearly tell the difference. We were usually packed in big buses, there were so many extra charges for a la carte additional tours. That is NOT the case with Colibri Boston. We got way more than we expected.
Scenery was incredible. Food, wine, and all the sights also to die for. This company really pours lots of love in organizing this Portugal tour and adds lots of little touches. For example, we arrived in Belem and stopped to taste local pastry in the bakery where they were invented. The hotels they chose reflected local flavors. In one location we stay in a monastery that was converted to a beautiful, boutique hotel. This is the first tour I’ve been on where we went to a restaurant and we could either try so many different dishes family style or choose our own entree. Way better than everyone having to eat the same thing like on other tours. Our tour director was kind, friendly and funny. Best tour ever, don’t hesitate to sign up!
In a nutshell, I would return to Portugal anytime as there is just too much to see and do. The country is definitely underrated. As beautiful as Spain, but less expensive. The tour itself was phenomenal! Thanks to our tour director and other travelers, after day one we felt like old friends traveling together. I will stay in touch with many of the people I met on this trip. My favorite part was the little town of Obidos and of course the wine tour in Douro Valley. I love this company’s philosophy to travel with minimal environmental impact, not waste food, and buy locally made souvenirs and products. I already signed up for Cuba tour with Colibri Boston.