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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

15 CRAIGSIDE FALL 2015 AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE

Well, today is the day of my presentation on plans for my final around the  world adventure, and I welcome you to join me:

  15 Craigside Place 
(up Nuuanu Avenue, one block past Judd Street,  turn right just before the cemetery and the security guard will tell you where to park)
     The Theater
     Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30PM

Here is the latest summary:

15 CRAIGSIDE FALL 2015 GLOBAL ADVENTURE

September      16        Depart             Honolulu                                 UA879
                        17        Arrive Tokyo (Narita)

Tokyo Westin will be the  home hotel, where you will keep your luggage as you travel around Japan.  Robuchon and Yebisu Garden Place (a large shopping complex) are located across the street, with the JR Ebesu Station on the other end.


                        18
                        19        Japan Rail Pass


                                    Tokyo to Kanazawa (new Shinkansen), Nagano,
                                     Matsumoto (Pearl's Gold Koi) and Shinjuku
  


                        20        Tokyo Station to Sapporo


                JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo is one of the very best at any train station.

                        21        Fall colors?
                        22        Sapporo to Tokyo
                        23        Tokyo to Kyoto



                        24               Stay at the first Starwood ryokan


                        25        Kyoto to Yokohama
                        26        Yokohama to Tokyo
                       (I posted:  Could the Tokyo Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge be Heaven.)


My breakfast, with a view of Mount Fuji when I last stayed here.

                        27        Return to Tokyo Westin to pick up suitcase
                        28        Narita to Seoul Incheon                      OZ101


                        29               Stay at next generation hotel


                        30       
October             1        Seoul Incheon to Singapore
                          2           50th Anniversary


                          3        Singapore to Bangkok


                          4
                          5        Bangkok to Dubai
                          6            Tallest building in the world


                          7       
                          8        Dubai to Instanbul

The Grand Bazaar is overwhelming:


                          9       
                        10        Istanbul to London

London Eye:


                        11
                        12
                        13        London to Paris, Gare du Nord          Eurostar (train)


                        14       
                        15
                        16        Paris, Gare de Lyon to                        TGV (train)
                                    Milan 


                        17             World Expo


                        18
                        19        Milan to Venice                                  Trenitalia (train)


                        20       
                        21       
                        22        Venice to Frankfurt                           LH327

The Sheraton is at the airport:


                        23        
                        24        Frankfurt to Budapest


                                      Tauck River Cruise


                        25        Budapest
                        26        Vienna
                        27        Vienna
                        28        Danube River
                        29        Passau
                        30        Regensburg
                        31        Nurnberg
November         1        Bamberg
                          2        Wurzburg/Rothenburg
                          3        Main River
                          4        Rudesheim
                          5        Cologne
                          6        Amsterdam
                          7        Amsterdam
                          8        Amsterdam

Schiphol Airport has everything, including a Sheraton:


                          9        Amsterdam to Newark Liberty (NYC) UA224

                        10
                        11
                        12        Newark Liberty to O’Hare (Chicago)    UA224

                        13       
                        14        Chicago to Las Vegas                             UA519


                        15
                        16
                        17        Las Vegas to San Francisco


                        18
                        19
                        20        San Francisco to Honolulu                     UA300


Of course, the best part of the trip will be coming  home.

FINANCIAL DETAILS
            # of days                    =          65
            cost
                        airfare              =          $10,610           (business class)
                        trains               =          $     939
                        river cruise      =          $  6,856           (Tauck)
                        hotel/food        =          $17,000
                        TOTAL          =          $35,655
            Coach class                
              No river cruise
              Home from Venice   
  37 days                     =          $12,900


TRAVEL AGENCY
            Outrigger Travel
                        Hans Allgeier
                                    Hans@OutriggerTravel.com
                                    808 923 2377
                        Stan Saito

                                    Stan@OutriggerTravel.com

Adjustments will no doubt occur, for the trip is still four and a half months away.  However, Outrigger Travel will keep track of any changes to the itinerary.

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