Thursday, January 31, 2013

Adventures by Disney Multi-Generational Vacations

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New for 2013!

Adventures by Disney Launches Tours Specifically for Multi-Generational Families

In 2013, Adventures by Disney® encourages you to bring the whole family along on multi-generational departures to Italy, London/Paris and Ireland.

While all Adventures by Disney tours are designed for families, these specialized adventures are specifically tailored to support the needs of groups traveling with multiple generations.

Each departure features a professional photographer on-hand throughout the adventure to capture memory-making moments. And, you will experience the Disney Differences that Adventures by Disney is known for, including dedicated Adventure Guides, knowledgeable local experts, hands-on educational activities, VIP privileges, private ground transportation and extraordinary accommodations.

With all of the details planned in advance, it’s easy for grandparents and parents to relax and immerse themselves in the most valuable experience of all – quality time with their family.

Adventures by Disney presents three multi-generational departures for 2013:

The Emerald Isle

Aug. 13, 2013 – 8 Days/7 Nights
Dublin, Cashel, Killarney and Newmarket-on-Fergus

Families will feel like they have reached a pot of gold as they discover the treasures of Ireland with Adventures by Disney. With excursions through legendary castles and authentic Irish dancing lessons, one can’t help but embrace the luck of the Irish.

Cities of Knights and Lights
July 22, 2013 – 8 Days/7 Nights
London, Windsor, Stonehenge, Paris and Versailles

You will step into the stories of fairy tale characters and kings in two of the most magical cities in Europe. From Buckingham Palace to the Eiffel Tower, Westminster Abbey to the Notre Dame Cathedral, you will experience unforgettable sites through hands-on experiences designed just for families.

Viva Italia
July 18, 2013 – 9 Days/8 Nights
Rome, Orvieto, Tuscany, Artimino, Florence and Venice

From exploring the masterpieces of Rome to pasta-making with an Italian chef and floating along the grand canals of Venice, you will experience the spirit of Italy from the moment you arrive.

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

New 2013 River Cruises in Portugal and Spain

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Discover the Dramatic Douro

New for 2013!

Save up to $2,000 per stateroom
Cruises from $1,199 per person

AmaWaterways has two exciting river cruises debuting on Portugal’s Douro River in 2013. Experience one of Europe’s most unspoiled and undiscovered rivers on a journey filled with ancient monasteries, sleepy fishing villages, centuries-old wineries and vibrant cultural centers. With its ruggedly beautiful terrain and laboriously terraced hillsides, no wonder the locals boast, “God made the earth, but man made the Douro.”

ENTICING DOURO

INAUGURAL VOYAGE SAVINGS OF $2,000 PER STATEROOM!
7-night roundtrip Porto cruise on the brand-new AmaVida
Optional 3 nights in Lisbon available for $690 per person
U.S. departure dates: March 22, April 12, August 2 & 9, 2013
Starting from $1,199 per person
OR $1,000 SAVINGS PER STATEROOM
U.S. departure date: July 26, 2013
Starting from $2,399 per person

PORT WINE & FLAMENCO
$1,000 SAVINGS PER STATEROOM
7-night cruise from Vega Terrón to Porto on the brand-new AmaVida
Optional 3 nights in Lisbon & 3 nights in Madrid
available for $1,380 per person
U.S. departure dates: April 19 & July 19, 2013
Starting from $2,399 per person

Limited-Time Savings - Book by February 28, 2013!

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

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. Whether you join us on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Africa or the storied Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, you are sure to capture an experience of a lifetime with an AmaWaterways river cruise vacation.

Terms and conditions: All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and do not reflect promotional rate. Offers are valid on new Enticing Douro and Port Wine & Flamenco cruise bookings made by February 28, 2013. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions or discounts. Rates may vary per departure date. Savings is per stateroom, based on double occupancy in a Cat. E stateroom; single bookings receive up to $1,000 off per stateroom according to promotion. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Some restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 31 2013

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 January 31st 2013 through February 6th 2013 - 1 USD = 90.71 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).

15 or 16 Days Scottish and Irish Gold Tour

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Scottish & Irish Gold

Fully Inclusive Vacation

15 or 16 Days Scottish & Irish Gold Tour
From $2,554 land (after discount)

Deluxe and Superior First Class Hotels
Departing weekly through November

The Scottish & Irish Gold is a 15 or 16-day coach tour combining a week each in both Scotland and Ireland. This fully-inclusive vacation offers deluxe and superior first class hotels, a comprehensive daily sightseeing program, full breakfasts, 11 dinners including a Highland Evening, a Scottish ceilidh and Taylor’s Three Rock Pub in Dublin. The tour starts in Glasgow and covers the Highlands with Loch Lomond and whisky tasting. After a ferry crossing to Ireland clients visit Titanic Belfast before taking in sights around the southern part of the country, including the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney’s famous Ring of Kerry.

Tour Highlights

  • Edinburgh Dinner & Ceilidh
  • Scottish Highland Evening
  • Taylor’s Three Rock Irish Night
  • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
  • St Andrew’s Home of Golf
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • Deluxe & Superior Hotels Throughout

First Class Hotels

  • Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 nights)
  • Ardoe House Hotel, Blairs (2 night)
  • Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
  • The Malton Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

Save $300 Per Couple!

Save $300 per couple ($150 per person) on the land portion of your 15 or 16 day Scottish & Irish Gold Escorted Tour. Book by February 18, 2013.
Use Promo Code 022813DRAGOA150

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your tirp with CIE Tours International today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

With 81 plus years of travel excellence and over a million satisfied travelers there is simply no one better than CIE Tours when it comes to escorted coach tours to Ireland, Britain and Europe. Our clean, ultra-modern coaches and friendly, knowledgeable drivers and guides will ensure your vacation to will be one to remember! So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey.

Offers are valid on the land portion of the tour and on new bookings only. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions apply.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Christmas in January - 40% Off Holiday Cruise Fares

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Save up to 40% on your holiday river cruise this year!

SAVINGS UP TO $3,700 PER STATEROOM
7-NIGHT CRUISES FROM $1,379 PER PERSON

Christmas on the Rhine
7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Basel, Strasbourg, Speyer,
Heidelberg and Cologne
U.S. Departure Dates: December 8 & 19, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 4-night land program in Zurich & Lucerne for $1,040 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

Christmas Time Cruise
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Vienna, Budapest,
Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Linz
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 24 & 27,
Dec. 6, 8, 11, 13, 17, 20, 22 & 25, 2013
Starting from $1,379 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Prague for $460 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,069 for one stateroom

Blue Danube Discovery
7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 17 & 20, 2013
Starting from $1,439 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Budapest & 3-night land program
in Prague for $1,150 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,159 for one stateroom

The Romantic Danube Christmas
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 22, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 3-night land program in Prague for $690 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

Magnificent Christmas Cruise
14-night cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Starting from $2,879 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $4,319 for one stateroom

Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
7-night cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Land Start Dates: Dec. 10 & 24, 2013
Starting from $1,619 per person
Optional land program in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh
City for $1,999 per person plus Intra-Asia airfare of $300 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,429 for one stateroom

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

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. Whether you join us on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Africa or the storied Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, you are sure to capture an experience of a lifetime with an AmaWaterways river cruise vacation.

Terms & Conditions: Rates listed are in U.S. dollars; reflects applicable savings; based on double occupancy in Cat. E (Mekong - Cat. C) and vary per departure. Total savings listed is based on double occupancy. Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked from January 22 to February 28, 2013. 40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and excludes Cat. L Suites on the Mekong. Land program, airfare, port charges and gratuities are not included in the price listed. Solo traveler offer includes 40% discount on the cruise fare and single supplement. Promotions are limited to availability and are not combinable with any other offers. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice, offer is capacity controlled. Specific terms and conditions apply to each offer; please ask for details. Other restrictions may apply. CST#2065452-40.