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Augusta Falconer

PR & Marketing Assistant

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Augusta grew up in her family-owned Cotswold farmhouse with an appreciation for timeless and unspoiled nature. With an architect father and art historian mother, both of whom were brought up abroad, Augusta spent many summers on cultural escapades throughout Europe. From an early age she was instilled with a strong desire to explore new and exciting locations, and had a sense of eagerness to live in different countries.

Between school and university, Augusta volunteered in Kenya, inspired by the stories of family members who once lived there (such as riding a pet zebra to pony club!). The unforgettable trip confirmed her love for travelling, integrating with new people and learning about different cultures. This led her to apply for a year abroad during her degree at Durham, and she was lucky enough to be given the incredible opportunity to study at the renowned and highly prestigious University of Tokyo. She fell completely head over heels for Japan and all its intricacies and idiosyncrasies, and now she can share her enthusiasm for the country, use her insider’s knowledge and continually learn more about the place she adores.

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DESTINATION

JAPAN

Japan truly is a country unlike any other: rich in extraordinary heritage sites, fascinating idiosyncrasies and exquisite beauty – you are bound to fall under its otherworldly spell.  Enjoy a luxury Japan tour with us to witness how this culture-rich island simultaneously embraces new innovations and maintains its past, by upholding traditional Japanese values and immaculately preserving its outstanding heritage and...

HOTELS

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Augusta's favourites include the ultra slick Aman Tokyo, and the charming traditional ryokan, Gora Kadan...

Aman Tokyo View here
Capitol Hotel Tokyu View here
Ryokan Kurashiki View here
Four Seasons Kyoto View here
Gora Kadan View here

ITINERARY

A PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN

11 days from £4,990

Japan is a varied and culturally rich country which rewards repeat visits. First-timers can cover a lot of ground culturally...


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So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka

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