Thursday, April 5, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 5 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 April 5th 2012 through April 11th 2012 - 1 USD =82.75 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, April 3, 2012

Insight Tours - Save Up to $700 on Europe in 2012

insight.jpg Book an air-inclusive Insight Vacations Europe tour and save up to $700 per couple on Insight Gold, and $500 per couple on Premium Europe tours.

  • BOOKING WINDOW: March 31st - June 28th, 2012
  • TRAVEL WINDOW: April 15th - October 25th, 2012

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Insight Vacations provides premium escorted motorcoach vacations throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America.

In 1978, its first year, the company had a handful of staff in London and carried just 5700 passengers. Today, Insight has a team of professionals throughout the world, plays host to over 100,000 guests per year and has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the UK. The company has also appointed specialist agents in Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Insight has achieved many important Tour Operator ‘Firsts’ over the years including, in 1983, being the first scheduled tour operator to win ‘the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’ from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

‘The Art of Touring in Style’ lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy. Our carefully chosen unique features and impeccable service standards enable us to deliver exceptional quality, unequalled value, unforgettable memories and personal freedom at levels currently unrivalled elsewhere in the industry.

You will travel with companions from all over the English speaking world - England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more. Relax and capture the spirit of Europe and North America while we take care of every detail. From Great Britain to the European continent, from Turkey to the wonders of Israel and Egypt and the breathtaking National Parks and exciting cities of America and Canada, we invite you to experience the Insight difference and travel in style and comfort.

Terms and Conditions: Booking and full payment for entire vacation package must be made by June 28, 2012. Offer is valid for new bookings made from March 31, 2012 through June 28, 2012. Travel must begin between April 15, 2012 and October 25, 2012. Offers valid on any airline. Offers not valid to Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Israel, Select Choices, or any tours with train and tours with cruise. Save $700 ($350pp) offer valid only on air-inclusive Insight Gold Europe tours; Save $500 ($250pp) air offer valid only on air-inclusive Premium Europe tours. Normal name change policy applies. Fuel surcharges, taxes and fees are included in quoted rate. Once payment is received, air tickets are non-refundable. Save $500 ($250pp) land offer valid on land-only Insight Gold departures; Save $300 ($150pp) land offer valid on land-only Premium Europe departures only. Offers are combinable with brochure discounts found in our 2012 Premium Europe & Britain brochures except Early Payment Discounts. Offers are not combinable with Hot Deals or each other. Offers may be withdrawn at any time and are subject to availability. Valid for new Scheduled Group bookings subject to promo payment conditions are met. Please call for details. CST No. 20687545-20

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 29 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 March 29th 2012 through April 4th 2012 - 1 USD =82.75 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).

General Tours - Save $600 on 4 Great Trips to Southeast Asia

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Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

The experienced and attentive General Tours Trip Leaders hail from these exotic lands and their keen insights will enrich your clients’ exploration of these far-off places. Every day in their engaging company is filled with extensive sightseeing and unique cultural experiences not possible in a larger group. And come evening, we’ll indulge you with our outstanding hotels and resorts, from contemporary 5-star landmarks to historic properties that evoke the elegance and romance of Old Asia.

Now you SAVE $600 per couple when you pay-in-full at time of booking!

Vietnam Sampler - 8 days from $2,199 Now $1,899

Featuring outstanding hotels and resorts and an overnight Ha Long Bay cruise, this remarkably affordable trip blends extensive sightseeing with innovative cultural experiences like a private gallery reception hosted by a local artist in Hanoi’s charming Old Quarter.

Hill Tribes of Thailand - 12 days from $2,699 Now $2,399

We uniquely combine must-see highlights like Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai with forays deep into the Golden Triangle and Kanchanaburi Province. Your clients will visit numerous hill tribe villages and experience facets of Asia which few visitors glimpse.

Visions of Vietnam & Angkor Wat - 14 days from $4,399 Now $4,099

Our unique excursions into the heart of the Mekong Delta and northern countryside are complemented by an elegant overnight cruise through Ha Long Bay and extensive sightseeing in Saigon, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi. The trip ends on a high note with 2 full days of unhurried, expertly guided exploration at Angkor.

Visions of Burma - 10 days from $3,999 Now $3,699

We think our guests say it best, like Felix D. from Dallas, TX who just returned and wrote us… “Outstanding trip! Myanmar was amazing. We have never encountered a more pleasant people anywhere - not yet jaded by the influx of tourists, which will come. Inle Lake was far beyond our high expectations. We have never seen anything like it.”

You SAVE even MORE when you go with Family & Friends! Take off an EXTRA $50 to $150 per person when 3 or more guests go together!

Click to view all 70 of the General Tours Small Group, Privately Guided & Small Ship Journeys

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sun Princess Japan Cruises to Start in 2013

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Carnival Corporation announced the largest deployment ever by a global cruise line in Japan when it brings Sun Princess to the country for a spring to summer season of cruising in April 2013.

Princess Cruises in Japan will feature a 87-day program of nine cruises on seven different itineraries operating April through July of 2013 from both Yokohama and Kobe. The cruises will be from nine to 12 days in length.

The itineraries, which have been customized for the Japanese vacation market, will launch with the most significant national holiday of Golden Week, a nine-day cruise on April 27, 2013, which includes two days in Hakata during the renowned Dontaku Festival.

Highlights of other itineraries will include overnight stays at cities with popular annual festivals, destinations known for their natural hot springs, northern ports of Japan and foreign ports in Korea and Taiwan, among others. Pricing for cruises will start at 124,000 yen per person, double occupancy for a nine-day sailing.

This new season of cruises will open for sale on April 16, 2012 and the sailings, along with all other cruises sold in the Japan market for Princess’ worldwide destinations, will be sold in Japanese Yen.

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

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