Season of Sakura: March to early April, Gather in parks to be surrounded by a sea of cherry trees with pink blooms.
Season of maple leaves: End of October to early November. Experience a colorful autumn. It is not only about the maple leaves, but also the beautiful design of Japanese gardens and architecture.
Gain an immersive experience of Japanese culture and lifestyle through this 9-day journey including impressive authentic cuisine tasting.
Notes: Cherry blossoms and autumn leaves are highly seasonal and subject to the climate conditions. These are historically the best times but nothing can be guaranteed.
Day 3: Full day Nara trip with lunch at CAD$220/person including round-trip transportation, English tour guide and admission.
To start, you will visit Floating Garden Observatory, Umeda District for about One hour. Overlook the city of Osaka, Awaji Island and Mt. Ikoma at the open-air observatory.
Then get on board of Osaka Aqua Liner cruise to discover the seasonal scenery and view the famous and historic spots of Osaka along the Ogawa River.
(If the Aqua Liner is out of service due to bad weather or other operational concerns, the group will visit the Osaka Museum of History instead. If the Aqua Liner is unavailable on a Tuesday, when the Osaka Museum is closed, the cost of the Aqua Liner ride will be refunded by the guide on the tour)
At the end, you will head to Nara to visit Todaiji Temple with its Great Buddha Hall housing the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana Wander, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free.
Day 5: Dinner Optional Nagoya Roasted Eel Cuisine with round trip transportation CAD65/person.
Day 6: Fuji Mountain Gotena Station with Hakone cuisine lunch CAD$85/person, including Yamanakako Park
Head to Yamanakako Park which is a flower park in the highland at 1,000m above sea level. You will have the opportunities to appreciate various kinds of flowers from spring to autumn, and witness “Seiryu-no-sato (Home of spring water)” in the park and an exhibition site of lava of Mt. Fuji.
Day 8: Nikko World Heritage tour with Ninja Show, Lunch CAD$190/person
The Nikko, the place of the World Heritage tour will begin with the site: Toshogu Shrine, which is established in 1618 enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu. The founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate governed Japan from 1603 to 1868. Its extravagant structures fascinate all the visitors. The remarkable National Treasures such as the Three Monkeys that, “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” and the “Sleeping Cat”, are also available.
You will be involved and reenacts the authentic Shogun life back in living heritage and culture of Edo Periodhe with 400 years of history by visiting EDO WONDERLAND.
Day 8: Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea at admission CAD120/person
Spend a day in Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea* on your free day in Tokyo.
(Transfers not included)
Optional program must be booked more than 1 month before departure.
Minimum travelers: 10 (If less than 10 people booking the same departure date, you will get fully refund)
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• International Air (*Compass Holidays reserve the right to confirm the airlines below)
• Air Canada, Air China, United Airline, Delta Airline, American Airline, China Eastern Airline;
• All transportation ( from Osaka to Tokyo, coach);
• All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy);
• Meals and local delicacies mentioned in the itinerary;
• All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary;
• English speaking guide;
• Single Sup 680CAD
• Optional tours/meals, extension tours;
• Service charge & all gratuities: USD$90/person for the entire trip;
• Travel insurance;
• Personal expenditures and all items not listed.
This document creates a contractual relationship between Compass Holidays/ Vacances Compass Holidays Inc./Tian Bao Travel (hereafter “Compass Holidays”) and you, the customer/participants who purchased any travel services from Compass Holidays. Please read the following carefully in their entirety and it is important to understand these terms and conditions applying to any travel arrangements provided by Compass Holidays. To reserve a trip with Compass Holidays and signing our agreement and authorization form indicates acceptance of, and your agreement to follow terms and conditions hereunder.
We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local real conditions.
This is group tour, guaranteed departure minimum 15 people
That for travelers under 12 years old is as follows:
Tour fare is based on American/Canadian adults (non student group), twin share.
As this is a sight-seeing and shopping tour, there are designated local shopping stops on this tour, and a minimum amount of time (60 mins) must be spent at each shopping site. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. For those who are not very keen on shopping, visits to shopping sites should be treated as cultural learning experiences as all the products including jade, silk, tea, etc are deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture and well worth learning.
THE HOTELS LISTED IN THE ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE SUBSTITUTED WITH A SIMILAR CATEGORY HOTEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, IF UNAVAILABLE. MULTI-CARRIERS/AIRLINES ARE USED FOR THE GROUP TOUR AIRFARE. ONCE THE GROUP TICKETS ARE ISSUED THE AIRLINE INFORMATION MAY BE RELEASED BY THE GROUP TICKETING DEPARTMENT ABOUT 45 DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP DEPARTURE. Compass Holidays CAN RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ISSUE TICKETS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
The prices are group rates with minimum of 10 people. If there will be less than 10 people departuring on the same date, the tour will be canceled with full refund.
Cancellation for any special tour/group package with tours/accommodation/air is 100% non refundable.
Cancellation for air reservations are subject to airline fare rules and normally is 100% non-refundable once paid in full.
Days prior to departure Cancellation Fee
90 + A non-refundable deposit will be retained
89 – 60 25% of the trip price or 100% total cost if the booking value is less than $300
59 – 30 50% of the trip price or 100% total cost if the booking value is less than $500
29 – 15 80% of the trip price or 100% total cost if the booking value is less than $500
14 - 0 100% of the trip price
Compass Holidays reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or amend any itinerary in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control or if the quality of the trip or the safety of travelers is judged to be compromised. In such a case, refund of payments received by Compass Holidays shall constitute full settlement.
Compass Holidays is not responsible for any other travel arrangement affected due to our cancellations. Where amendments beyond our control require us to add or amend a service(s) resulting in an increased cost, a surcharge may be payable by you for the additional or amended service(s).
Compass Holidays cannot assume responsibility for any loss incurred on account of non-refundable air tickets.
REVISION AND SWITCH TRIPS
Prior to 60 days of your original departure date, you have a sole opportunity to switch to a difference trip in the same calendar year upon payment of a fee of $ 100 per person. Within 60 days of departure, no change can be made and the cancellation fees will apply. A revision fee of $50 per person applicable for any alternation or revision made to a confirmed booking.
Compass Holidays makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and to the best of its knowledge all information is accurate at the time of publication. We attempt to ensure that the prices in the brochure and on the website are accurate, however errors do occur and we reserve the right to refuse to accept bookings at any price published in error.
In addition, Compass Holidays reserves the rights to change the itinerary when necessary for reasons beyond our control and provided the travel facilities or other services are of at least the same standard or value. We strongly recommend that you visit our website www.compassholidays.net for most updates.
You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit and for your return home. Canadian citizens can contact Foreign Affairs Canada at www.travel.gc.ca and American citizens can contact the Department of State at http://travel.state.gov for assistance in obtaining this information. Citizens of other countries should check with the relative Tourist Board or Consular Office of the destination which they are intending to visit. Visa and entry documents must be obtained independently prior to departure. Compass Holidays will assume no responsibility whatsoever for passenger(s) denied carriage by the airline or refused entry into any country.
Compass Holidays strongly recommends that you carry a valid passport when travelling outside of your home country. Please note that most countries now require that your passport be valid for up to six months after the completion of your travel in order to be accepted by them as a valid travel document. Compass Holidays cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure of the passenger to carry correct documentation.
Some ground operator in foreign countries require Compass Holidays to collect and pass on certain personal and other details related to you, including but not limited to government-issued identification and passport details in order to confirm your transportation or accommodation. If you fail to supply the details as requested fully and accurately, your trip may be interrupted or cancelled. There are no refunds for failure to provide documentation or failure to provide documentation by the time required.
Compass Holidays strongly recommends that all travelers review and purchase your trip cancellation and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs when confirming on a trip, in case of any cancellation penalty, loss of property, or liability of medical treatment during the trip. Please consult your travel agent or Compass Holidays for premium. If we do not receive payment for the insurance at the time of your deposit, it will be assumed that you have declined coverage.
By sending a deposit toward your trip purchase and completing traveler information form, you certify that you do not have any physical condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other travelers and you have received all appropriate vaccinations. Please consult travel clinic or your doctor.
Traveler needs special assistance due to physical condition must be brought up to the attention of Compass Holidays in writing at the time of booking.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We promise to make sure that all travel arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide, as applicable, as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. Your purchase of travel services provided by Compass Holidays is based on travelers agreeing to this Limitation of Liability.
Travelers must accept each and all terms and conditions herein and assume full responsibility for any loss, injury, death or damage to them, their family or their dependents arising in connection with their participation in the trips. Travelers must have their own insurance appropriate to their needs and the needs of their family or dependents in respect of such loss, injury, death or damage. On your behalf, Compass Holidays arranges with airlines, independent ground suppliers to provide you with the travel services you have purchased. We use our best efforts in selecting these companies with respect to their performance and reliability. However, we have no direct or indirect control over these suppliers and therefore Compass Holidays cannot be held responsible for injury, loss or damage whether mental, emotional or physical howsoever sustained, resulting from any error, omission or negligence of any company or person, agent, employee or sub-contractor supplying any of the services, flights, transfers, tours or accommodation provided as part of your trip. Compass Holidays as the tour operator and/or its agents do not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expense arising out of personal injury or death, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, illness, distress or frustration whether physical, emotional or mental, resulting from any of the following:
i) Any negligent act or omission by the airlines, transportation companies, coach tour operators, car rental organizations, hotel/resort properties or other suppliers or their personnel or any company or person not under our direct control.
Ii) Government actions, political issues, weather, equipment failure, labour disputes, sickness, theft or any other cause beyond our direct control.
Iii) Failure of the passenger to obtain the necessary documentation or meet the required health regulations in order to complete their travel arrangements.
Iv) Failure of the passenger to arrive at the airport by specific airline’s Check-in Deadlines on the day of departure whether due to missed connections, adverse weather conditions, mechanical failures or any other reason whatsoever.
V) The need for us to change itineraries or substitute accommodation or services, provided that every effort is made to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available.
Vi) Cancellation of trip arrangements made by Compass Holidays, provide all monies paid by travellers are fully refunded back to travellers.
Vii) While every effort has been undertaken to ensure accuracy, photographs, artist rendering and written descriptions in this brochure are representational only and are not a guarantee that everything will be exactly same as at the destinations.
The passenger agrees to indemnify and save harmless Compass Holidays against any liability, actions (including legal fees), claims, losses, costs and damages, which Compass Holidays may incur, sustain or pay arising out of or in connection with the passenger’s negligent or intentional act or omission, in relation to any incident alleged to have occurred in destination and/or in relation to services provided by Compass Holidays
ACT OF GOD/FORCE MAJEURE
Compass Holidays and / or its agents, act only as agent for travelers in all matters pertaining to the trips, we shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities. Compass Holidays shall be excused; discharged or released from its performance to the extent such performance is so limited or prevented, without liability of any kind.
Travelers agree that Compass Holidays is the trustee of the respective rights under this Limitation of Liability, which will apply to a traveler’s trips with Compass Holidays, and any transfer of a reservation to another trip, including any deviations or extensions. This Limitation of Liability is binding upon all members of the traveler’s family, dependents, estate, heirs, successors and legal personal representatives. Any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Limitation of Liability or its interpretation, the trip, or the traveler’s relationship with Compass Holidays will be resolved exclusively in the courts of the Province of Canada in which the particular office of Compass Holidays is located and with which traveler had contracted their trip and will be governed exclusively by laws of that province of Canada.
CLAIMS & REFUND POLICY
Except for verifiable extenuating circumstances, there are no refunds, whatsoever, for any unused travel arrangements and services including but not limited to accommodations, meals, intra tour transportation or sightseeing. Any refunds for unused travel arrangements and services shall be issuedin the sole discretion of Compass Holidays. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual cost of the service involved and not on a per diem basis.
All claims must be made in writing to your travel agent and accompanied by receipts, reports and other documents pertaining to the claim and must be received by Compass Holidays for investigation no later than 14 days after your return from your trip. We will not consider any request for refund received by it after 30 days of tour termination.
NOTE: Please carefully examine this invoice. It will be considered correct if no disputed item is reported on or before 7 days from the receipt of this invoice. Remittance must be made by its due date and the interest will be charged on unpaid overdue amount. When making payment please quote our file and invoice numbers. Official receipt will only be issued upon request.