Thursday, August 2, 2012

Viking River Cruises 2012 - get 2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE air!

viking-logo.jpg New for 2012!

Book by August 31st 2012 and get
Get 2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE air!*

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH VIKING

Enjoy special savings on holiday cruises! On select November departures leave the cooking to us as you enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast of roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Or, you can experience the magic of a European Christmas on select December departures. You will journey from one alluring city to another, onboard your deluxe river cruise ship, while enjoying the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas. Shop for local crafts, from handmade Christmas decorations and nutcrackers to scented candles, woolen clothing and homemade gingerbread. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to sail on our beautiful new Viking Longships during their inaugural season—and enjoy a great deal on roundtrip airfare!

Grand European Tour
15 days - Amsterdam to Budapest
Oct-Dec 2012
Cruise from $9,699 $4,962 per person
(Nov 24, Viking Idun Cat B)

FREE air or $3,500 Business Class*
from Boston, Newark, New York, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh

$600 per couple Past Guest Travel Credit has been extended

Once you take a Viking vacation, you are automatically enrolled in the Viking Explorer Society and can save on your future cruises. When you make a new reservation between now and August 31st, as a Viking Explorer Society member you will save $300 per person or $600 per couple, regardless of when you last traveled with us. Join us once again and take advantage of this offer.

Book a Viking River Cruise online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information: http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Offers apply to new bookings only as of August 1, 2012. Air prices are per person, based on the cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must have flights arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*25Echo: 2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE air on Oct 27; Nov 4, 10, 18, 24; Dec 8, 2012 departures of Grand European Tour Category B and above from Boston, Newark, New York, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh (other gateways and categories available; call for pricing). Must request offer 25Echo pay in full by August 31, 2012 or within 90 days of departure, if earlier. Offer expires August 31, 2012. Other restrictions may apply.

Cruise and air are considered a single offer. International air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. $600 per couple ($300 per person) savings is combinable with all current 2012 Special Savings Discount offers and 2013 Early Booking Discount offers as well as Referral Rewards Credits. Not combinable with other Past Guest Travel Credits. Offer expires August 31, 2012.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates August 2 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 2nd 2012 through August 8th 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).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Collette Vacations - save $750 on Companion Airfare to Europe

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Collette Vacations

Save $750 on companion airfare to Europe

When the first person pays FULL price.*
Book by September 30, 2012.


Italian Vistas

13 days, 18 meals
Rome, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri, Florence, Venice, Murano Island, Verona, Stresa, Locarno, Switzerland

Departure Date: 11/3/2012
1st Person (total) - $4,149*
2nd Person (total) - $3,399*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.

Reflections of Italy
10 days, 14 meals
Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice, Murano Island, Lugano, Switzerland, Como

Departure Date: 10/22/2012
1st Person (total) - $3,699*
2nd Person (total) - $2,949*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from New York City.

Rome & the Amalfi Coast

10 days, 13 meals
Rome, Ravello, Villa Rufolo, Vietri-sul-Mare, Sorrento, Paestum, Pompeii, Naples

Departure Date: 11/1/2012
1st Person (total) - $3,149*
2nd Person (total) - $2,399*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.

France Magnifique
12 days, 15 meals
Paris, Normandy, French Riviera, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Monaco

Departure Date: 10/4/2012
1st Person (total) - $4,249*
2nd Person (total) - $3,499*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.

London & Paris
8 days, 10 meals
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Eurostar Train, Seine River Cruise, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower Dinner

Departure Date: 11/1/2012
1st Person (total) - $3,399*
2nd Person (total) - $2,649*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.

British Landscapes
10 days, 13 meals
London, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon Bath, Stonehenge

Departure Date: 11/8/2012
1st Person (total) - $3,099*
2nd Person (total) - $2,349*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.

Spain’s Classics featuring Lisbon

14 days, 20 meals
Lisbon, Fatima, Obidos, Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Flamenco Show, Granada, Alhambra, Valencia, Lladro, Barcelona

Departure Date: 11/7/2012
1st Person (total) - $3,849*
2nd Person (total) - $3,099*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from New York City.

Shades of Ireland
10 days, 13 meals
Dublin, Kilkenny, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay

Departure Date: 11/6/2012
1st Person (total) - $2,899*
2nd Person (total) - $2,149*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from New York City.

Exploring Britain & Ireland
15 days, 22 meals
London Stonehenge, Bath, Cardiff, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Dublin, Wales, Lake District, Edinburgh, York, Stratford-upon-Avon

Departure Date: 9/21/2012
1st Person (total) - $4,199*
2nd Person (total) - $3,449*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from New York City.

Alpine Christmas
8 days, 10 meals
Innsbruck, Golden Roof, Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, Christmas Markets

Departure Date: 11/25/2012
1st Person (total) - $2,699*
2nd Person (total) - $1,949*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from New York City.

Classic Christmas Markets
9 days, 11 meals
Munich, Innsbruck, Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Black Forest, Cuckoo Clock Shop, Christmas Markets, Strasbourg, Franconia Region, Choir Performance

Departure Date: 12/10/2012
1st Person (total) - $2,749*
2nd Person (total) - $1,999*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from New York City.

Other dates and gateways available. Contact us to book your Collette Vacation today, or see the Tour with Naka\’s Page for more information about Collette Vacations tour packages.

*Rates are based on double occupancy and include land, roundtrip air, tax & fuel surcharges​ from the gateway and departure date specified.​ Offer is valid for new bookings with deposit made from August 1 - September 30, 2012 for travel August 1 - December 15, 2012. Pricing is available for other dates & gateways, please call for details. Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for changes resulting from increases in government imposed taxes & fees. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline\’s checked baggage policies. Offer is not applicable for groups or combinable with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. For travel agent bookings, air is non-commissionable. Not available for booking online, please call for additional details.

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

Polka
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

Polka
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.