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ANCIENT EMPIRIES BEIJING TO TOKYO

18 Days, Beijing to Tokyo
ANCIENT EMPIRIES BEIJING TO TOKYO

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Explore two ancient nations in 18 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. read more...

IS THIS Rail TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think train journeys are a classic way to explore the world!
    • Love discovering destinations from urban to rural to way-out-there, while being easy the pocket.
    • Enjoy the thrill of an adventure and meeting travellers from across the globe.
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 17 nights accommodation (Hotels (12 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), ferry (2 nts, multi-share), mountain monastery (1 nt), Japanese-style ryokan accommodation with hot springs (1 nt)).
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Train, local bus, air-con bus, sea ferry, boat, walking, plane, bullet train).
  • Internal flight.
  • Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing).
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour.
  • Terracotta Warriors excursion (Xi'an).
  • Master of the Nets Garden visit (Suzhou).
  • Shanghai orientation walk.
  • Sea Ferry journey.
  • Overnight in a temple on Mt Koya with traditional meals.
  • Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit.
  • Miyajima excursion with floating Torii Gate visit.
  • Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto).
  • Kinaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit.
  • Daisen-in Temple and Zen garden visit.
  • Mt Owakudani cable car ride (Hakone).
  • Lake Ashino-ko boat ride.
  • Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal.
  • Japan Rail (JR) pass (7-day).
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour except on ferry from China to Japan, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 600-780 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Day 2 Beijing
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Day 4 Xi'an/Suzhou
Day 5 Suzhou
Day 6 Suzhou/Shanghai
Day 7 Shanghai
Day 8 Shanghai/Osaka
Day 9 Shanghai/Osaka
Day 10 Osaka
Day 11 Osaka/Koyasan
Day 12 Koyasan/Hiroshima-shi
Day 13 Hiroshima-shi
Day 14 Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto
Day 15 Kyoto
Day 16 Kyoto/Hakone
Day 17 Hakone/Tokyo
Day 18 Depart Tokyo
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • On Board The Train (Sleeper Coach)
  • Suzhou
  • Shanghai
  • On Board The Sea Ferry
  • Osaka
  • Koyasan
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Hakone
  • Tokyo
  • DAY 1 Arrive Beijing

    Arrive at any time.

    Is Beijing top of your must-see list? Booking pre-trip accommodations will let you do Beijing your way before meeting up with the group.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Beijing

    Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

    Metro
    Beijing
    Get around underground via public transit.

    Tiananmen Square Guided Tour
    Beijing Morning
    Explore one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument to the People's Heroes and the Great Hall of the People. Also located in the square is the National Museum of China with artifacts such as relics from the First Opium War of 1840.

    Forbidden City
    Beijing Morning
    Your city guide will steer around crowds and help to make the most of a visit to the Forbidden City.

    Free Time
    Beijing Afternoon
    Free time in Beijing lets you create your own unique experiences to add to your adventure. Hungry? Sample the delicacies from the food stalls or head to a local restaurant to try Peking duck. If there's a temple you're dying to see ask some of your new friends to tag along or go explore solo.

    Optional Activities
    Hutong Trishaw Cycle Tour

    Beijing 3h-4h
    80-180CNY per personPedal through the hutongs of Beijing, the ancient alleyways created by rows of courtyard-style houses. Exploring the hutongs on a bike will let you cruise through the narrow streets and get up close with locals. This half-day tour includes a driver and rickshaw.

    The Silk Market
    Beijing
    Free Shoppers get ready. The Silk Market is a shopping centre with more than 1700 vendors selling goods like crafts, clothing and silk.

    Drum and Bell Tower Visit
    Beijing
    20CNY per personClimb to the top of the Drum Tower for an unforgettable aerial view of the city. Back in the Han Dynasty the towers were used to echo the time to the city with bells in the morning and drums in the evening. Today the 63-ton bell still stands in one tower and drum performances happen daily in the morning and afternoon. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Beijing/Xi'an

    Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall. Take an evening flight to Xi'an.

    Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. After time spent wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs, head to the airport for an evening flight to Xi'an.

    Private Vehicle
    Beijing 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Great Wall Mutianyu visit
    Mutianyu
    Climb the rolling hills of Huairou County at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy scenic views as the wall winds along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall from any of the 22 towers.

    Private Vehicle
    Beijing 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Plane
    Beijing - Xi'an 2h15m
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle
    Xi'an Xianyang International Airport - Xi'an
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Optional Activities
    The Great Mosque

    Xi'an
    25CNY per personDiscover this hidden oasis behind the markets of the Muslim Quarter. Learn about the Great Mosque's centuries-old history, and explore the temples and gardens to see how Chinese and Islamic architecture came together in this place of worship.

    Big Goose Pagoda Visit
    Xi'an
    50CNY per personHead to the outskirts of the city to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a beautiful, brick Buddhist temple. Check out the Music Fountain Square at the base of the leaning pagoda at night to see an amazing light show. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Xi'an/Suzhou

    Visit one of China's greatest archaeological treasures-the Terracotta Warriors-and enjoy a typical lunch at a local farmhouse.

    Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour
    Xi'an
    Take a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors where more than 8,000 clay soldiers and hundreds of replica horses and chariots stand in three pits. Learn why the Emperor Qin Shihuang commissioned the statues to serve as his army in the afterlife and how they were discovered. Spend a half-day exploring this archaeological wonder with a local guide.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Xi'an - Suzhou 14h-16h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

    Opt to cycle the ancient city walls before an overnight train to Suzhou.

    Optional Activities
    Cycling Xi'an City Walls

    Xi'an1h-2h
    40-80CNY per personRent a bike and cycle the Xi'an city walls for a great way to absorb local history - the walls were built for protection in the Tang Dynasty, and expanded in the Ming Dynasty. Hop off where you like to admire the views as you pedal along the 12m wide wall - it takes about 2 hrs to cycle the entire length. (Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Suzhou

    Visit Suzhou, the 'Venice of the East'. Explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens.

    Master of the Nets Garden Tour
    Suzhou 1h30m
    Tour through the serene classical garden and UNESCO World Heritage Site. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Suzhou/Shanghai

    Travel to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund.

    Arrive in the afternoon to Shanghai. After an orientation walk along Shanghai's famous Bund, you are free to explore the delights this modern Chinese city has to offer.

    Private Vehicle
    Suzhou - Shanghai
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Orientation Walk of the Bund
    Shanghai
    Take a stroll along the Bund, a main road that follows the Huangpu River, with your CEO. This is a great opportunity to get a layout of the city and figure out what you want to explore next. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Shanghai

    Free Time
    Shanghai Full Day
    Take advantage of your free time today to visit Yuyuan Gardens, return to the Bund, or do some shopping on Nanjing Road.

    Optional Activities
    Yuyuan Gardens

    Shanghai
    45CNY per person
    Explore this tranquil, 400-year-old, 5 acre garden. Climb to the top of the Rockery to see the greenery from above, check out the Jade Rock, and watch the swarms of goldfish swim around in the ponds. With multiple pavilions and halls there's plenty to see. Depending on when you visit there may be flower shows or tea ceremonies in the area. Opt to visit the bustling bazaar located outside the gardens and hone your bargaining skills.

    Enjoy free time in this bustling city before watching a spectacular Chinese acrobat show in the evening.

    Chinese Acrobatic Performance
    Shanghai
    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show with tumbling, balancing and plate-spinning. There are amazing contortionists and high-wire walkers- truly not to be missed! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Shanghai/Osaka

    Cross the East China Sea to Japan aboard a modern passenger ferry.

    The 48 hr crossing is a good time to relax and refresh for the next section of your journey. Facilities on board are clean and comfortable.

    Overnight Sea Ferry
    Shanghai - Osaka 48h
    Board the ferry in Shanghai and head towards Japan. Rest and relax during the journey, and enjoy the beautiful view. Arrive to Osaka two days later. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Shanghai/Osaka

    Cross the East China Sea to Japan aboard a modern passenger ferry.

    The 48 hr crossing is a good time to relax and refresh for the next section of your journey. Facilities on board are clean and comfortable.

    Overnight Sea Ferry
    Shanghai - Osaka 48h
    Board the ferry in Shanghai and head towards Japan. Rest and relax during the journey, and enjoy the beautiful view. Arrive to Osaka two days later. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Osaka

    Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city.

    Free Time
    Osaka Full Day
    Spend free time exploring all the city has to offer.

    Optional Activities
    Osaka Aquarium Visit

    Osaka
    2300JPY per personEnjoy a visit to this spectacular museum, which was recently voted Best Aquarium in Asia by travellers. it has tried to recreate the natural environments that several different species normally live in and provides an amazing opportunity to learn about marine life. Be sure to check the feeding schedules as these demonstrations should not be missed!

    Bunraku Puppetry Play
    Osaka
    1500-6500JPY per personEnjoy a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre, also known as Ningyo joruri, which began in Osaka in 1684. Sit back and enjoy the music, chanting, and, of course, the puppets.

    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Osaka/Koyasan

    Visit the centre of Buddhism in Japan and sleep in a temple atop the 800m Mt Koya. Savour a traditional dinner of shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine). Watch the monks pray in the morning.

    Journey to Mt Koya, a religious centre founded in 816 by the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi. The train ride up the mountain is possibly one of the finest rail journeys in Japan. For the final steep ascent, switch to funicular.

    In the evening, dine on shojin-ryori, typical vegetarian cuisine, and relax in a yukata, or kimono.

    Bullet train
    Osaka - Koyasan 2h Morning
    Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight aboard a high-speed train.

    Overnight in Mount Koya Temple
    Koyasan
    During the overnight stay in the mountain temple, witness the routines of the monks and dine on typical fare. Explore the temples and moss covered Oku-no-in cemetery in the afternoon. In the evening, savour the shojin-ryori vegetarian cuisine, and relax in a yukata or kimono. Early morning at the temple offers the chance to observe the monks praying, before a vegetarian breakfast. Breathe the fresh mountain air and soak in the beautiful surroundings.

    Oku-no-in Cemetery Visit
    Koyasan Afternoon
    Oku-no-in is the most sacred site in Koyasan and the location of the mausoleum for Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), the founder of Shingon Buddhism. The area is surrounded by a massive cemetery, the largest in Japan. With over 200,000 tombstones lining the almost 2km path to Kobo Daishi's mausoleum, there is plenty of area to explore. Be sure to see Torodo Hall (Hall of Lamps), the main place of worship, where more than 10,000 lanterns are kept burning day and night. (Dinner)

  • DAY 12 Koyasan/Hiroshima-shi

    Watch the monks pray in the morning before travelling to Hiroshima.

    Early morning offers the chance to observe the monks praying. Before a vegetarian breakfast, breathe in some fresh mountain air and journey back down the mountain.

    Travel by train to Hiroshima, a historically significant city, marked with the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945.

    We will also take a trip together to Miyajima Island, famous for being one of Japan's most scenic spots.

    Bullet train
    Koyasan - Hiroshima-shi 5h
    Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight aboard a high-speed train.

    Free Time
    Hiroshima-shi Afternoon
    Explore all this city has to offer. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Hiroshima-shi

    Visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum and take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate.

    Peace Park and Museum Visit
    Hiroshima-shi
    Walk through the Peace Park in the centre of Hiroshima, a living memorial dedicated to the tens of thousands who died from the atomic bomb blast in 1945. Visit the statue of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who died of leukemia as a result of the bomb blast, despite folding 1,000 origami paper cranes to appeal to the gods to make her well. See the frame of the Gembaku Dome, the sole building to withstand the explosion. Reflect, remember, and be reminded of the power we all hold to create peace.

    Ferry
    Hiroshima-shi - Miyajima
    Hop a ferry to reach the island and journey back in the evening.

    Miyajima Island Visit
    Miyajima
    Take a trip to Miyajima Island, famed as one of Japan's most scenic spots, with a free afternoon to explore. See the famous floating Torii Gate, set out in the bay, which glows extraordinarily at sunset. The island is dotted with shrines and temples, populated by deer and monkeys, and traversed with hiking trails for those who want to get some exercise. There are also lanes full of souvenirs and tasty treats. Visit Miyajima at your own pace, and have the option to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

    Free Time
    Miyajima Afternoon
    Free time on Miyajima Island to make the most of this beautiful location.

    Optional Activities
    Mt. Misen Visit

    Miyajima
    Free-1800JPY per personSet out for the summit of Mt. Misen, Miyajima's highest peak at 500m (1,640 ft) above sea level. Opt to hike one of three trails through the forest and keep an eye out for wild deer or catch a ride on the ropeway and walk the remaining distance to the top. Take in great views of the Seto Inland Sea and on a clear day see as far as the city of Hiroshima. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 14 Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto

    Travel to Kyoto and start exploring.

    Visit zen gardens and pavillions, and the Gion area in the evening. WIth plenty of time to explore, opt to visit museums, palaces, temples, zen gardens, and restaurants. Take long walks along the river, through the Inari Gates, or along the Philosopher's path to Nanzen-ji. Stroll around Gion, catch a traditional tea ceremony, get a fantastic meal, and see locals dressed in traditional kimono.

    Bullet train
    Hiroshima-shi - Kyoto 1h30m-2h
    Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight aboard a high-speed train.

    Free Time
    Kyoto Afternoon
    Explore as much as you can in Kyoto.

    Optional Activities
    Philosopher's Walk

    Kyoto
    Free This stone path through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district follows a canal lined by hundreds of cherry trees. These trees come to life during a period known as "Hanami", generally from the end of March to early May. Their iconic pink blossoms are one of the most famous symbols of Japan. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 15 Kyoto

    Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens along with the famous Kinaku-ji Golden Pavilion, and practice meditation in Daisen-in's Zen rock garden.

    Nijo Castle and Gardens Visit
    Kyoto
    Visit the Nijo Castle, the residence of the first shogun of the Edo Period built in 1603. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the property is divided into three areas: the Honmaru (main circular fortification), Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), and the gorgeous gardens that surround both.

    Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit
    Kyoto
    Explore Kinkaku-ji or the Golden Pavilion, named for the temple's top two floors that are covered in gold leaf. The temple is surrounded by trees and sits on a reflective pond, making this must-see in Kyoto a perfect place for photos. While the temple can be busy, there are gardens around the area to explore once you've had enough of the view.

    Daisen-in Zen Rock Garden Visit
    Kyoto
    Take a walk through the gardens around Daisen-in Temple. This zen garden uses gravel, sand and stones to recreate a river and ocean, symbolizing the Buddhist journey through life.

    Zen Gardens of Ryoan-ji
    Kyoto
    The Ryoan-ji garden is one of the best examples of kare-sansui, or dry landscape, a type of Zen garden. Fifteen large rocks are placed within a sea of white pebbles raked into linear patterns to facilitate meditation. Stand on the platform to get the best view from above. Stroll the grounds around the Ryoan-ji Temple and along the Kyoyo-chi pond.

    Optional Activities
    Philosopher's Walk

    Kyoto
    Free This stone path through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district follows a canal lined by hundreds of cherry trees. These trees come to life during a period known as "Hanami", generally from the end of March to early May. Their iconic pink blossoms are one of the most famous symbols of Japan. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 16 Kyoto/Hakone

    Take a cable car up Mt Owakudani for views of Mt Fuji, a boat ride on Lake Ashino-ko, and a walk along the Old Tokaido Highway. Enjoy a stay in traditional ryokan accommodation, feast on a Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal, soak in the natural hot springs, and sleep on a futon.
    Travel to Hakone, a town in the hills famous for its onsens, or natural hot springs. Stay in a traditional ryokan, with its own private onsen.
    In the evening, enjoy the ryokan, savouring a complex meal of traditional Japanese foods, followed by a recommended soak in the onsen.

    Bullet train
    Kyoto - Odawara 3h
    Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight aboard a high-speed train.

    Local bus
    Odawara - Hakone
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Cable Car to Mount Owakudani
    Hakone
    Take a cable car to see spectacular views of Lake Ashinoko, the smoking crater of Mt Owakudani and the splendour of a snow-capped Mount Fuji.

    Lake Ashino-ko Boat Ride
    Hakone
    Hope aboard a passenger boat to cruise the waters of Lake Ashinoko. If you are lucky, on a clear day you can capture a view of Mt Fuji. The lake was formed from the caldera of Mt Hakone following its eruption 3000 years ago. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

    Traditional Ryokan Stay with Kaiseki Meal
    Hakone
    Enjoy the ryokan, savour a complex meal of traditional Japanese foods, then finish the day with a soak in the onsen. (Dinner)

  • DAY 17 Hakone/Tokyo

    Head to Tokyo with time to do some last-minute shopping.

    Arrive before noon to Tokyo, with time to explore this energetic metropolis.

    Opt to visit Ueno park and the museums, Akihabara for cutting edge electronics, Harajuku for funky fashions, Ginza for the highest of the high end, walk the grounds of the Imperial Palace East Garden, or just stroll the streets, looking for the traditional life that still lies just under the modern surface.

    Bullet train
    Hakone - Tokyo 2h
    Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight aboard a high-speed train.

    Free Time
    Tokyo Afternoon
    With so much to do, start exploring now.

    Optional Activities
    Ueno Park Visit

    Tokyo
    Free-500JPY per person
    As Japan's most popular city park, Ueno is known for its museums and cherry blossoms. Stroll the pathways, admire the thousands of trees, including 1,200 cherry trees, look for lotus on the pond and visit the temples and museums.

    Akihabara Visit
    Tokyo
    Free
    Tokyo's Akihabara district is a cultural centre and shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and electronics.

    Harajuku Visit
    Tokyo
    Free
    The Harajuku district is known as the centre of Japanese youth culture and fashion. Here, find dozens of shopping and dining options including independent boutiques and larger international luxury stores.

    Ginza Shopping
    Tokyo
    Free
    The Ginza district is Tokyo's equivalent of Fifth Avenue in New York. Window shop at Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, then check out the latest electronics at the Sony showroom or Apple store. Visit the Wako department store with its historic clock tower, housed in a building that dates back to 1894. If you are there on a weekend, head to Ginza's main street where pedestrians rule without Tokyo's traffic.

    Imperial Palace East Gardens Walk
    Tokyo
    Free
    The Imperial Palace in Tokyo's city centre is home to Japan's Emperor and Empress. It is surrounded by a moat and three gardens, all open to the public. Stroll throughout the grounds, admire the azaleas and hydrangeas (when in season), discover the original stone wall that surrounded the palace back in 17th to 19th centuries during the days when samurai warriors defended the ruler. Visit nearby Sannomaru-Shozo-kan museum and see exquisite kimonos and Japanese paintings. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 18 Depart Tokyo

    Depart at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 600-780 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 15 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. COMBO TRIP

    Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.



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