Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates February 6 2014

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 February 6th 2014 through February 12th 2014 - 1 USD = 104.81 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, January 29, 2014

European Christmas Markets Cruises | Save up to 40%

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2014 Holiday Cruises

Suave up to 40% on European Christmas Market Cruises in 2014!

Cruises from $2,699 $1,620 per person

New! We have added 3 New Year’s cruises to this promotion.Ring in 2015 in great cities like Amsterdam or Vienna! Enjoy heart-warming holiday scenery, shop for loved ones back home at enchanting Christmas Markets, and even celebrate the season on board with…spacer Festively decorated ships | A tree trimming party | Local holiday traditions | Carolers and more!

Hurry – there are a limited number of staterooms available
at these prices. This will be the best offer on these cruises
!

AmaWaterways cruise fare includes:

Shore excursions in every port of call

Fine dining while on board

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

In-room Internet and Infotainment

Why AmaWaterways?

A diverse collection of included shore excursions

Spacious staterooms, many of which feature private balconies that let you savor
the vibrant scenery as you cruise from one port to the next

Unparalleled service, dedicated Cruise Managers and knowledgeable tour guides

Fewer guests on board, which means more space and greater access to staff

More amenities - spa & hair services, fitness room, complimentary use of bicycles

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: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a Category E stateroom unless stated otherwise. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings only. Promotions are valid only for new bookings made by February 28, 2014 and may not be applicable toward Group bookings. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, are limited to availability, are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice. Total savings shown may include value of multiple discounts and upgrades and is an example of a savings amount only. If applicable, any onboard credit amount mentioned is per stateroom (single occupancy receives half the amount). If applicable, any complimentary stateroom upgrade mentioned applies to one category upgrade only based on availability, for like-to-like categories (i.e. window to window, French balcony to French balcony, twin balcony to twin balcony), and excludes suites. 30-40% savings is only applicable to cruise fare and does not apply to Cat. A+, AA+, S and SS. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to be withdrawn without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Most Christmas Markets open in late November and close in late December. Consult each country’s tourism office for exact details. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 23 2014

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 23rd 2014 through January 29th 2014 - 1 USD = 105.60 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).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Missed out on the Insight Vacations Early Payment Discount?

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One more chance to save on 2014 European Tours!

Book Now to Save
up to $1,835 per couple by March 31, 2014.

Insight Vacations 2014 Europe & Britain itineraries provide an intimate journey to the heart of each destination with authentic Signature Experiences that illuminate the unique characteristics of each destination.

With hundreds of included meals, sightseeing experiences, and unexpected flourishes, you will be astounded by the value of an Insight Vacation!

NEW Country Roads of Croatia 15 Days
From $3775 per person plus take 7.5% off!
2014 Summer Departures - May 2, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014

Country Roads of Scotland 10 Days
From $2550 per person plus take 7.5% off!
2014 Summer Departures - April 11, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014

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: Applies only to tours featuring the ‘Early Payment Discount’ in the price panel - see the new 2014 Europe & Britain brochure. Not applicable to departures marked with an asterisk ‘*’ which operate as per Insight’s 2013/14 Winter Europe brochure. The $1,835 per couple savings is based on the 7.5% ‘Early Payment Discount’ combined with the 5% ‘Frequent Traveler Discount’ for past Insight Guests. Savings reflect the 04 & 11, Sep 2014 departure of 23 Day - European Explorer tour. A deposit of $200 per person is required within 7 days of bookings and full payment is required by Mar 31, 2014. Combinable with other brochure discounts unless otherwise stated. Early Payment Discount is based on availability and may be pulled at any time. Other conditions may apply. °Price shown is land only, per person based on a twin share. Savings reflect the 7.5% Early Payment Discount.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 16 2014

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 16th 2014 through January 22nd 2014 - 1 USD = 105.60 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).