Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rocky Mountaineer for 2013

rocky-mountaineer-logo.jpg “Six-time winner of World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train.” (- World Travel Awards)

“The Best Train Experience in the World” (- Society of American Travel Writers)

“One of the world’s greatest trips” (- National Geographic)

Ride the rails and see the majestic Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer luxury rail vacations. Rocky Mountaineer offers 45 unique Canadian vacation packages and four distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through British Columbia and Alberta. Rocky Mountaineer is the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America.

View the 2013 Rocky Mountaineer brochure online now, and then contact us to book your dream rail vacation!

Starting in 2013, Rocky Mountaineer’s new and fifth rail journey, the Coastal Passage, will begin inside the U.S., connecting to Seattle and Vancouver en route to the Canadian Rockies.

Also for 2013, the Mountaineer is introducing Lake Louise as a destination on its First Passage to the West journey.

Business class SilverLeaf Service will be expanding to the Journey Through the Clouds route in 2013.

See more on the Naka’s Travel Rocky Mountaineer page, or contact Naka’s Travel to book your trip today!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fall Colors on the River

american-queen.jpg This fall take a uniquely majestic vacation on the American Queen with FREE Prepaid Gratuities - a $231 value on a 7 night voyage, per stateroom!

Cruise the Mississippi River with the American Queen Steamboat Company - there’s no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen.

Experience the majestic Upper Mississippi River and the wonder of Fall Colors. The Front Porch of America is your front row seat to observe nature’s spectacle in cozy comfort. You will also witness engineering marvels as you pass through some of the 27 locks operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers to maintain Mississippi River water levels for commercial and leisure travel.

Included on every cruise:

  • FREE shore excursions
  • FREE luxury hotel night
  • FREE wine and beer with dinner
  • FREE cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks

ST. LOUIS, MO to ST. PAUL, MN: SEPT 13 - 21, 2012

Fall Colors
9-Day Holiday | includes a 7-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Fares from $1,995 per guest

ST. LOUIS, MO to ST. PAUL, MN: OCT 11 - 19, 2012

Fall Colors
9-Day Holiday | includes a 7-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Fares from $1,995 per guest

ROUNDTRIP ST. PAUL, MN: OCT 18 - 22, 2012

Fall Colors
5-Day Holiday | includes a 3-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Fares from $995 per guest

ST. PAUL, MN to ST. LOUIS, MO: OCT 21 - 29, 2012

9-Day Holiday | includes a 7-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Fares from $1,995 per guest
Featuring performances by Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra, Gary & the Ridgeland Dutchmen plus Barefoot Becky & Her Ivanhoe Dutchmen hosted by Chicago Polka radio personality Keith Stras.

ST. LOUIS, MO to ST. PAUL, MN: OCT 28 – NOV 5, 2012

9-Day Holiday | includes a 7-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Fares from $1,995 per guest
Featuring performances by Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra plus Gary & the Ridgeland Dutchmen hosted by Chicago Polka radio personality Keith Stras. Our Rat Pack Show will be onboard performing timeless classics of the 1950s and ‘60s.

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Prepaid onboard gratuities are valued at $16.50 per guest, per voyage day. Offer is applicable to new bookings made by August 31, 2012, and is not combinable with any other individual or group offer. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per guest, and do not include air or land transportation. Fares are based on double occupancy. Port Charges of $49 to $119 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply. The American Queen is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates July 26 2012

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for July 26th 2012 through August 1st 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … l.com/rail-pass.html for details and current pricing.


Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Brendan Vacations - 2013 USA, Canada & Central America Offer!

brendan.jpg NOW EXTENDED UNTIL AUG 30th! Book any Guided Vacation itinerary and receive $300* off per couple.

America’s wild and iconic landscapes hold great charm, history and natural beauty. These vacations provide built-in itineraries that are specially made for multigenerational travel and highlight key North and Central American treasures. From Florida’s Sunshine Trail to Panama, the Canal & Beyond don’t miss out on our 10 new itineraries to venture! Explore your journey now!

Save on Our Most Popular Vacations:

  • Costa Rica Eco Adventure - 8 Days from $1,425 NOW $1,275**
    Highlights include: San Jose, Tortuguero, Sarapiqui, Arenal & Monteverde
  • The Californian - 10 Days from $2,175 NOW $1,875**
    Highlights include: San Diego, Los Angeles, Cambria, Monterey, Yosemite & San Francisco
  • National Park Wonders - 9 Days from $2,025 NOW $1,725**
    Highlights include: Salt Lake City, Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Sheridan & Rapid City
  • Canada’s Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer - 8 Days from $3,050 NOW $2,750**
    Highlights include: Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops & Vancouver

Discover All NEW Experiences for 2013:

  • Panama, the Canal & Beyond - 8 Days from $1,875 NOW $1,725**
    Highlights include: Panama City, Playa Bonita, Boquete & Gamboa Rainforest
  • New York Zest and New England’s Best - 11 Days from $3,275 NOW $2,975**
    Highlights include: New York City, Newport, Hyannis, North Conway, Essex Junction & Boston
  • Canyon Country Jamboree - 9 Days from $2,095 NOW $1,795**
    Highlights include: Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Torrey & Moab
  • Florida’s Sunshine Trail - 10 Days from $2,595 NOW $2,295**
    Highlights include: Orlando, Miami, Key West, Naples & Sarasota

Hurry & Book Now! Offer ends August 30, 2012!

Why Book with Brendan Vacations?
Brendan Vacations is a travel wholesale company that directly negotiates hotel and other rates with suppliers. By dealing in large volume, Brendan Vacations is able to offer exclusive, value-driven pricing on the world’s most desirable hotels, resorts and tours.

See the Tour with Naka’s Page for information about this and other escorted tour packages, or contact Naka’s Travel to book now!

Terms & Conditions:
*Save $300 per couple ($150 per person) on new bookings from our 2013 USA, Canada & Central America itineraries. Must book and pay in full by July 19, 2012. Valid for travel between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Not valid on itineraries in Alaska and Mexico. Not valid with other promotional offers, but is combinable with brochure discounts (except Early Payment Discount). Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply. Promotion Code: BV13USA150. **Prices are per person, land only and based on double occupancy.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Trafalgar: Save up to $730 on South America

trafalgar-logo.png Take an unforgettable insider’s journey into South America, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Visit the floating reed village of the Uros Indians to see their unique way of life. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch of local cuisine at an Argentinian family’s home. When you travel with Trafalgar, it promises to be a value-packed insider’s journey beyond anything you could do on your own.

  • 13 guided vacations across a variety of travel styles, including At Leisure and Family Experiences
  • In-depth sightseeing with experienced Travel Directors, Local Guides and Local Experts
  • Unique Insider Experiences like Be My Guest dining and Local Specialties
  • First Class accommodations and transportation

Limited Time Offer

Save up to $730 per couple on 2013 South America vacations when you book and pay in full by September 30, 2012.*

Simply look for the 10 month Early Payment Discount in the price panel on each itinerary page to see how much you can save! And yes, we’ve waived the usual time-frame for full payment so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to save. View the brochure online now.

Plus, book your trip with airfare on LAN Airlines and save an extra $300 per couple!**

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your Trafalgar vacations today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

About Trafalgar

Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to Europe, Britain, Egypt, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve hosted over 2 million travelers worldwide and many return year after year.

Trafalgar is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, reliability and financial stability. With over 60 years of practice we’ve perfected the art of creating exceptional guided vacations. Every expertly designed travel experience includes transportation, via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship, first class hotel accommodation, daily sightseeing and most meals and at at savings of up to 30% off the cost of doing it “on your own”.

Trafalgar continuously strives to fulfill our guests’ needs and exceed their expectations – attention to detail ensures you will enjoy a totally hassle-free vacation. We provide the perfect balance between organized activities and free time for individual exploration and relaxation – all you have to do is Dream. Pack. And leave… the rest to us.

*Offer is based on Trafalgar’s 10 month Early Payment Discount as featured on the itinerary pages within the brochure. Standard timeframe for full payment (10 months prior to departure) is being waived for all new bookings made and paid in full between July 19, 2012 and September 30, 2012. Sample savings of $730 per couple ($365 per person) based on 14-day Patagonian Grand Adventure. **$300 per couple ($150 per person) additional savings valid when flights from US gateway are booked on LAN Airlines in conjunction with a Trafalgar vacation for travel departing January 1 through March 31, 2013. Not valid on itineraries in Mexico, Costa Rica or Panama. Air and land portions must be booked and paid in full by September 30, 2012. Other conditions apply. CST# 2077132-20