Day 1: Sunday, 20th of November
*Members departing from Melbourne must check in on Saturday the 19th of November from 10:30pm.
Melbourne departures will board Cathay Pacific flight CX178 for Hong Kong at 01:05 am which arrives at 07:00am. Remain in the International Terminal and depart Hong Kong for Sapporo on Cathay Pacific flight CX580 at 09:10am which arrives at 02:50pm. Welcome to Japan!
We will clear customs and board our charter bus to the Sapporo Grand Hotel. (60 min) The Sapporo Grand Hotel is a lovely hotel and ideally located which gives us convenient access to a wide range of restaurants and shops.
Take time to rest after your long flight. From 07:00pm in the lobby meet tour coordinator Haydn Thompson, a representative of the VRC, and our host in Hokkaido, Mr Naohiro Goda. A private dining room within the Sapporo Grand Hotel has been arranged to enjoy a banquet dinner of Japanese and western dishes. *Drinks are also included. Cheers, or as they say in Japan, "kampai".