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Japan, Cuba & Group Travel Planning

"I love Tokyo. If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it." — Anthony Bourdain

Japan has been the talk of the week here at Nine Muses Travel, with clients recently returned and others planning a Tokyo and Kyoto honeymoon adventure. Since the border reopened to tourists, there's a huge interest in Japan! As your travel advisor, I'm sorry to break the news that if have your heart set on Japan, you'll want to wait until Summer 2023 or later because demand got so high the best guides are fully booked and tour operators are operating at their max. Unless... you join a group tour where great guides have been booked for those set departure dates for a long time. I love a group tour! Before founding Nine Muses Travel, I was a Product Manager at Tauck, designing a third of their US and Canada itineraries. There's a great range of group tour operators out there with different vibes and demographics, affiliations like with National Geographic, themes, off-season opportunities, and so much more. If you're a convivial traveler and appreciate the ease of letting someone else do the heavy lifting on vacation (literally never having to move your suitcase around yourself), group tours are a dream and so convenient. My first 2024 trip on the books is a great London to Paris group itinerary, and past clients joined group tours all over England and the national parks out west. Group tours are especially popular for solo travelers, and we can take any group itinerary and PRIVATIZE it just for you and your travel companions! You get your own driver and dedicated tour director to handle reservations, check-ins, everything. I'd love to tell you more about group travel! Another destination that is endlessly fascinating and soon becoming even more accessible is Cuba. I've been to Cuba four times and seen a lot! It's a complicated, compelling, educational travel experience you won't ever forget. Some favorite clients returned a few weeks ago from a culturally-rich, custom-designed trip to Cuba, and their professional family photos driving around Havana in vintage convertibles just melted my heart. Beginning April 10, 2023 Delta Airlines is resuming their Miami to Havana route, operating two daily non-stop flights. United Airlines is also flying direct into Havana, out of Newark. Believe me, I know you have questions about how to legally get to Cuba and what it's like there. You'll never regret choosing a trip to Cuba, and I will help arrange for your 100% legal travels in comfort and style. How's your travel wish list for 2023 looking? Maybe Japan, Cuba, and group travel just joined the mix! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Nine Muses Travel offers a premium experience with flights, guides, drivers, rental vehicles, and the best accommodations to maximize your time, with expert advice on how to get the most out of any destination. We INCLUDE amenities for you at the world's finest hotels, the BEST OF THE BEST!

  • Complimentary room upgrades at check-in, subject to availability

  • Complimentary daily breakfast

  • Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • And more!

Nine Muses Travel works with exceptional suppliers who add unparalleled value:

  • Expert guides: artists, historians, naturalists, unique locals with insider tips & insights

  • Flexibility with your touring - See and do as much, or as little, as you prefer!

  • Custom-designed routings

  • Exclusive experiences

  • 24/7 real-time support

  • Comprehensive travel protection plans

Nine Muses Travel designs journeys to inspire artists, arts lovers and the culturally curious.

Danielle Dybiec

Founder & President

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