Thursday, August 30, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates August 30 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 August 30th 2012 through September 5th 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.

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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).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Save $1200 - Springtime In Celebration of Wine Cruises

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Springtime “In Celebration of Wine” Cruises

with Savings up to $1,200 per stateroom

$500 Savings & $300 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Plus Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade! (valued up to $400)

Join AmaWaterways this April for an unforgettable experience aboard one of our luxurious wine cruises. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about wine from expert onboard hosts, visit historic vineyards and private wine cellars, meet local growers, and savor some delicious regional vintages. It’s a lovely time to enjoy Europe in all its romantic springtime splendor, too!

PARIS & THE SPARKLING SEINE
Hosted by Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat Winery in Santa Barbara, CA
7-night Seine cruise aboard the AmaLegro
Starting from $2,449 per person for a 7-night cruise
Optional 2 nights in Paris for $520 per person
U.S. Departure Date: April 4, 2013

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE

7-night Budapest to Vilshofen cruise aboard the AmaBella
Starting from $2,249 per person for a 7-night cruise
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
U.S. Departure Date: April 12, 2013

Book now & receive 5% Early Booking Discount in addition to the great savings! Must book by September 30, 2012!

$500 Savings & $300 Shipboard Credit available on select 2012 wine cruises

Contact us to book an AMA Waterways river cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.


*Terms and conditions: Rates are based on double occupancy in Cat. E, for cruise only, and vary per departure. Price listed reflects $250 per person savings. $300 shipboard credit is per stateroom. Upgrade is applicable on a like-to-like basis, does not apply to Suites; and is based on availability at the time of booking (AmaLegro: E to D, C to B, B to A; AmaBella: E to D, BB to BA, AB to AA). Offer is valid on new bookings only made by September 30, 2012; not combinable with other promotions/discounts; limited to availability; capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions apply. Port charges of $147 per person, land programs and roundtrip airfare are additional. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates August 23 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 August 23rd 2012 through August 29th 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.

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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, August 20, 2012

SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARI

2013-6-africa.jpg SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA & ZAMBIA

23 JUNE to 10 JULY, 2013

Register now!
Registration Deadline — Wed Sept. 4th 2012

Travel far from the busy world we live in to the unspoiled natural beauty of Africa for an unforgettable luxury African safari experience. Bestours long relationship with people and companies in the area allow us the confidence to propose a most desirable and unique experience of viewing the best game in Africa, while enjoying the comforts of luxury lodges, traveling to four different safari lodges, moving through four different ecosystems, enjoying the colorful variety of wildlife thriving in these unspoiled wildlife reserves. Moving through wisely organized routines of game drives, breakfast, lunches and dinners, siestas and tea-times, and restful sleep. Together with the joy of visits to the safari ecosystems in Zambia and Botswana we will celebrate Cape Town and Johannesburg, rich in history and culture past and present, great culinary experiences on the other side of the world; arguably, the two most desirable cities in Africa.

Download the detailed tour itinerary (PDF format)

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your tour to Africa!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Norwegians Act Fast - August 21 - 24 2012

ncl_logo.jpg Be spontaneous and go Freestyle on your next vacation. For four days only, Norwegian Cruise Line’s great Freestyle Dash sale is on with up to $250* to spend on board plus 50% reduced deposit. Speed counts, so grab this deal before it sails away on August 24, 2012.

Book August 21 - 24 2012

Get up to $250* onboard credit + 50% reduced deposit

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

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

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Since 1966, when we pioneered the very first Caribbean cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line has been the industry leader for innovation. From the first cruise line private island to Blue Man Group to our award-winning Freestyle Cruising, we do things differently. You’ll feel it with the passion and dedication of every team member you meet, you’ll see it in our commitment to the environment and you’ll know it when you experience the best cruise vacation you’ve ever had. Come aboard our fleet of 11 ships and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.

*Program Code: DASHSALE Booking Window: 8/21/12-8/24/12 11.59 PM EST Applicable destinations*: 3 Day or longer open for sale sailings. All Destinations. 1 & 2 Day sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations and New Group Delegates. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and Suites categories S1,S4, S5, S2, S3, S9, S7 and S6. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or prepurchased activities. Onboard credit is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked. Onboard Credit is applied to the 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. For reduced deposit reservations cancelled during deposit fee period, fee amount will be assessed in line with terms of booked promotion. Government taxes & fees, and onboard service charges are additional. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability, subject to change without notice, may be withdrawn at any time, and will be applied to select sailings/ select categories. Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2012 NCL Corporation Ltd