Kyoto (Kobe)
03/09/2020 6:00 PM
03/09/2020 8:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Kobe: Kyoto Full Day Excursion
Overview: 
After meeting your driver and private guide in the morning at your ship’s dock in Kobe, this day will take you via private car to the historic capital of Kyoto where we will tailor the day for you. You could tour the most significant historical sights such as the Golden Pavilion and the Shogun’s castle, or you could choose to visit other famed areas such as Fushimi Inari and its brilliant thousand torii gates. Depending on interest, we could also include a lovely private tea ceremony led by a tea master, or we could incorporate other cultural activities, giving you a nice and personal experience with the city of Kyoto. We look forward to tailoring the day for you. 

Included:
  • Transportation by Private Car
  • Private English Speaking Guide (for up to 8 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • 24/7 phone support for travelers
Not Included:
  • Services that are not mentioned above. 
  • Beverages in meals are not included unless specified above. 
  • Local transportation (taxis, buses, subways, etc.) except where specified above. 
  • Entrance fees except where specified above. 
  • Baggage transfers/handling and associated taxes/fees unless otherwise specified above
  • Tips and gratitude for guides, privately charted car drivers and porters.
  • Travel Insurance is not included.
Kobe: Half Day Excursion
Overview: 
This half-day will be dedicated to touring the multi-faceted city of Kobe. Once the most major port in mainland Japan, this city boasts districts of foreign influence, and perhaps some of the most delicious food from its Chinatown snacks to its most famed Kobe beef. You will meet your private guide and driver at the ship dock in Kobe in the morning who will then take you through the city by private car, stopping at Sorakuen landscape garden, (weather depending) Mt. Rokko for its nature and gardens, and time allowing, visiting the city’s sake brewery district and a few of its more notable shrines and temples. You can also choose to have a fine lunch of Kobe beef before heading back to your ship by 3:00pm. 


Included:

  • Transportation by Private Car
  • Private English speaking guide for up to 6 hours
  • Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 phone support for travelers
  • Optional: A Kobe Beef Lunch in Kobe - 5,000 JPY to 12,000JPY per person (drinks not included)
  • Optional: Restaurant reservations - 1,000 JPY per restaurant 

Not Included: 
  • Services that are not mentioned above. 
  • Beverages in meals are not included unless specified above. 
  • Local transportation (taxis, buses, subways, etc.) except where specified above. 
  • Entrance fees except where specified above. 
  • Baggage transfers/handling and associated taxes/fees unless otherwise specified above
  • Tips and gratitude for guides, privately charted car drivers and porters.
  • Travel Insurance is not included. 

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