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1 The Riverina Anglican Collge Japan Study Tour April 2013

2 Who is G.E.T. Educational Tours Australia’s Largest and Most experienced educational tour provider – established 1960 Sole business is school tour travel Operate tours all over Australia and throughout the world

3 Proposed Itinerary Day 1/2 - April 06, 2013 Australia - JAPAN Travel to Japan with Qantas from Sydney. On arrival to Kansai, after immigration and customs, meet a TEI escort in the Arrivals Hall who will escort you to the JR office where you need to exchange your rail pass voucher. They will then escort you to where you need to meet the coach for transfer to the Hiraiwa Ryokan in Kyoto. Day 3 Kyoto Under Teacher's Supervision.Enjoy independent sightseeing of Kyoto with its many cultural and historical sites, or perhaps visit Nara, site of the famous Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji Temples. Day 4 Kyoto- Nara- Kyoto Under Teacher's Supervision. Travel to Nara using the rail pass. Enjoy independent sightseeing of Nara. Return to your accommodation in Kyoto. Day 5 Kyoto- Hiroshima Today travel to Hiroshima and enjoy a trip to Miyajima island and learn about the History of this city with a visit to the A-bomb site with a A -Bomb Survivor testimony and Latern Floating Ceremony. Day 6 Hiroshima- Tokyo Today travel to Tokyo were you will spend the next 5 days staying at the Shiba Park Hotel ( subject to availability)

4 ITINERARY Day 7 Tokyo Enjoy independent sightseeing of Tokyo ie. the Ginza Area, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kanon Temple and the Tokyo Tower. Day 8 Tokyo Tokyo DisneyLand! Day 9 Tokyo Today enjoy the Ghibli Museum! Day 10 Tokyo Today spend the day exploring Tokyo and surrounds ! Day 10-13 Homestay arrangements! Day 14 Tokyo – Syndney! ( 19 April ) Estimated! -

5 Tour Cost Inclusions Tour Cost Includes: Return economy airfares with Qantas Prepaid airport/airline taxes and levies $522.00 3 x nights accommodation at the Hiraiwa Ryokan, Kyoto with breakfast 1 x nights accommodation at the New Hiroden, Hiroshima with breakfast 5 x nights accommodation at the Shiba Park Hotel, Tokyo with breakfast 7 day ordinary Japan rail pass Tokyo Disneyland day passport Entrance to Ghibli museum Rail sector fare: Yonezawa- narita Airport Coach transfer: Narita Airport – Haneda Airport/Kansai Airport – Kyoto Accommodation 3 day Kansai Pass 5% consumption tax and service charges in Japan Lantern Floating in Hiroshima A-bomb Survivor Testimony in Hiroshima Meet & Greet on arrival at Kansai Airport

6 Estimated Tour Cost $4050.00 per person, based on 12 paying travellers Cost may be lowered if we have 20 travellers Cost also includes Tokyo Cityrama Morning Tour approx. $ 67.00 per person Return Qantas Airways flight (Wagga Wagga – Sydney) approx. $286.00 per person

7 What Can affect the quoted price Below are some factors that can affect this quoted price. 1)Prepaid Airline airport taxes / levies and surcharges are changing frequently. This component is not fixed until entire Airfare and Tax amount is paid and the group is ticketed by the airline. 2)Exchange rates – all land costs are calculated in local currency. Exchange rate used in quote 1AUD =¥80 3)Tour Numbers 4)Itinerary changes / availability of airfares / dates Updated Tour Cost will be advised 3 months prior to departure – taking into account final tour numbers, final tour itinerary, accurate exchange rate and any fluctuations in prepaid airline airport taxes and levies PRICES ARE NOT FIXED UNTIL FINAL MONIES ARE RECEIVED BY G·E·T EDUCATIONAL TOURS

8 What’s Not Included Passport/Visa costs Meals other than specified Personal Expenses Camera / video entrance fees Tipping Personal insurance policy – this is the responsibility of each traveller

9 Deposits and Payment In order to secure a reservation for your child on this tour please forward non-refundable deposit of $300.00 to the school. Once all deposits are in, and counted and if there is sufficient confirmed interest the school will make a booking request with G.E.T. Once deposits are received by GET they do become non-refundable Speak with your school regarding payment / instalment plans, etc.,

10 Booking Conditions Abbreviated booking conditions, for a full list please visit Please note that prices are based on the exchange rate of AUD 1= USD.98 Should the number of participants change from the above a re-cost will be necessary. Costs are subject to currency fluctuations, airline increases and seasonality changes for 2012. This quote is valid for 7 days from date of issue. Please note that the quote is based on twin share rooms for escorts and twin/triple rooms for students. Should the number or mix of males/females require a different rooming configuration, please note that a re-cost will be necessary. BOOKING YOUR TRIP DEPOSIT In order to secure a reservation G.E.T. requires notification of desired dates and number of students and teachers. Upon confirmation from the airlines, we will send the school an invoice for a non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per student. Once this deposit has been received, land arrangements will be requested. FINAL PAYMENT Approximately 10 weeks prior to your departure you will receive a Final Invoice. This will have an UPDATED final cost, incorporating possible changes in exchange rates and airline and airport taxes, changes in the number of participants. It is important to note ALL cancellations and changes must be notified to G.E.T in writing. Should a student cancel within 65 days prior to departure that student will incur a minimum fee of $300.00 per person and up to 100% of total land arrangements and a re-cost will be necessary for remaining passengers due to drop in student numbers. Should final payment not be received in this office on the due date it is important to note that the airlines reserve the right to cancel seats once the airline deadline of 45 days prior to departure is reached.

11 Passports & Visa Each passenger must have a valid passport. Passport must not expire within 6 months of the date of return Photocopy of the details page of each passenger’s passport require as soon as possible If travelling on anything other than an Australian passport advise the school immediately

12 Vaccinations / Medical Please seek professional advice regarding specific vaccinations required for this destination Please advise the school immediately of any existing medical concerns (allergies, asthma, etc.,) so that a suitable management plan can be discussed. Travel Insurance companies can impose additional premiums to cover pre- existing medical conditions, it is your responsibility to disclose these to the insurer using the Traveller’s Medical Appraisal Form provided and returning this to the school with your travel insurance application form. Further instructions will follow once your condition has been appraised by the insurer.

13 Spending money Students will need to take enough spending money to cover meals / snacks not already covered in the itinerary along with any personal expenses (drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.,) & souvenirs Official Unit of Currency is the Yen US Dollars and Yen are best forms of money It is suggested to take a mix of cash (USD or Yeng), keycards / credit cards & travellers cheques Check with your bank to see if your keycard will work internationally and what fees you will incur ATM’s are scarce outside of the major cities you may need to carry cash with you to the smaller towns.

14 Baggage and Packing Max check in luggage weight 20kg Max carry on luggage weight 7 kg – restrictions to the carry on of liquids, sharps and flammable items All Students must be able to manage their own bags – no porters have been included in this cost.

15 Staying in Touch with home Mobile phones – expensive check with provider re: rates. Check re: prepaid phones and ability to roam internationally Phone cards – purchased in Country used to phone back to Australia Telstra / optus international home link account Email – the cheapest and best way to stay in touch

16 What to Do Next You will receive a letter this evening from the co-ordinating teacher requesting deposit payment and passport copies. All cheques and correspondence must be made directly to the school Payment schedule as outlined by the school. Final payment due to G.E.T. no later than 65 days prior to departure All requests for information regarding the tour must come through the school and the teacher in charge

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