Details of the Tour

October 15-27, 2017

Program Location
The program begins at Dulles Airport in Washington, takes off for Tokyo, then proceeds to Hakone and Kyoto, and finally returns to Dulles.

The study tour is open to anyone interested in gardens, especially those of Japan. Please note: there is considerable walking required and one must be able to handle his/her luggage.

Lodging is in first class hotels (double occupancy). Single occupancy, while discouraged, is available for an additional fee. Here are our hotels in Japan:

In Tokyo:
The New Otani Hotel

In Hakone: Hotel Okuyumoto

In Kyoto: Royal Park Hotel the Kyoto

The cost of the study tour is $6150 which includes airfare, lodging, entrance fees, ground transportation, all breakfasts and two dinners. Single lodging supplement is $1000.

Not included in the Cost
Costs of obtaining passports, visas, excess baggage charges, items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, bottled water, laundry, telephone and optional tours are not included. All meals except those included in the tour are not included. Trip insurance is not included as well as tips to driver/guides and any foreign departure taxes. Transportation from your home to the airport, along with any connecting flights from your nearest airport to and from Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC, are not included.

Tour Conditions
McDuffTours LLC acts only as agents for the passengers with respect to transportation, hotels and restaurants, and exercise every care possible. McDuffTours LLC assumes no responsibility to any person or entity for liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, breakdown, disruption of advertised schedules, delay or irregularity in connection with the service of any ship, ferry, airplane, train, automobile, motorcoach, carriage, or any other conveyance used in carrying out these tours, or for the acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. We cannot accept responsibility for losses or additional expense due to delay, refusal of visa, or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, violent acts, quarantine, acts of God, or any other causes beyond our control. All such losses will have to be borne by the passenger, as our tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. We reserve the right to make such alterations to the itinerary or accommodations as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the tour. The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our part. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour. The price of the program is based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect on January 15, 2017, and is subject to adjustment in the event of change in tariffs, taxes or exchange rates. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The acceptance of any service provided as part of tour or any ticket or voucher shall be deemed to be acceptance of, and consent by the tour member to these conditions. All services are subject to the law of the country in which these services are provided.