Thursday, August 9, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates August 9 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 9th 2012 through August 15th 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).

Friday, August 3, 2012

AMA Waterways - 2013 Early Booking Discount

amawaterways.jpg Extended through September 30th 2012!

Save $2,000* on a Paris to Normandy cruise!
Plus 5% Early Booking Discount

The Paris & Normandy itinerary designed by AmaWaterways starts in the “City of Lights,” where you will embark upon your cruise. Visit Monet’s home and fabled gardens in the village of Giverny and explore Honfleur, a French harbor town depicted in many artists’ paintings. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, followed by an unforgettable excursion to the famous D-Day beaches of WWII. Visit the charming town of Les Andelys, home of the impressive Château Gaillard. Conclude your journey with the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées and the Louvre in the magical city of Paris.

PARIS & NORMANDY
7-night Seine cruise on board the beautiful AmaLegro
Select Paris & Normandy cruises embarking from March 29 through Nov. 8, 2013
Starting from $1,699* per person (savings of $2000 per stateroom)
Paris | Vernon | Giverny | Rouen | Normandy | Honfleur | Les Andelys | Conflans
Solo travelers’ special: Single Supplement waived on cruise & land

Experience Spring Time in Europe
With a 5% Early Booking Discount

There may be no better time of year to visit Europe than the months of Spring, when the flowers are in full bloom and everything is fresh and vibrant. Limited space is still available on our popular Tulip Time Cruise and Romantic Danube Cruise.

TULIP TIME CRUISE

7-night cruise through Holland & Belgium in the Spring
Departing from March through May, 2013
Starting from $2,298* per person
Amsterdam | Volendam | Edam | Arnhem | Antwerp | Ghent |
Willemstad | Keukenhof Gardens

THE ROMANTIC DANUBE
3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest
Departing from March through December, 2013
Starting from $2,199* per person, cruise only
3 nights Prague (optional) | Regensburg | Vilshofen | Passau | Linz | Melk | Krems | Vienna | Bratislava | Budapest

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

* Terms & Conditions: All prices listed are in U.S. dollars per person and reflects discount where applicable. Tulip Time Cruise price is based on March 25, 2013 departure, Cat. D; The Romantic Danube price is based on March 28, 2013, Cat. E. $2,000 offer on the Paris & Normandy cruise is per stateroom, based on double occupancy and is valid on new cruise bookings only made by 8/31/12. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts except Early Booking Discount and Privilege Program benefits. Rates may vary per departure date. Single occupancy staterooms receive waived single supplement on the cruise and the land portion of the itinerary and is not combinable with any other promotions or monetary discount except Early Booking Discount or Privilege Program benefits. 5% Early Booking Discount is valid until 9/30/2012, applies to the cruise only portion of the fare and is not applicable to cruises in Africa. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Thursday, August 2, 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.

jrrail.jpg

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, 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!

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.

jrrail.jpg

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).