Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 9 2015

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 9th 2015 through April 15th 2015 - 1 USD = 120.79 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 7, 2015

Spotlight on Country Roads of Switzerland

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Insight’s Country Roads® itineraries explore off the beaten track, allowing your clients to go beyond the guidebook to discover the lesser-known aspects of a destination or region, including hidden gems, unique sites, and charming towns they might not otherwise get to see. Plus the accommodations are often as unique as their surroundings - your clients might find themselves sleeping in an 18th century chateau or a country manor house.

Why not take an intimate journey of discovery on the 15-day Country Roads® of Switzerland, along vine clad shores, through fortified towns and flower filled meadows amidst stunning Alpine panoramas.

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15 Days | From $4,985 per person

Departure Dates from Apr 25 - Oct 3, 2015

Mount Pilatus

A spectacular journey by cable car and railway to the summit for expansive mountain views over Lake Lucerne.

Sion

Visit the local farmers market and witness a vast array of breads, vegetables and tasty local “Raclette” cheeses.

Lake Geneva

Cruise the serene waters of the King of Lakes, inspiration to the early ‘Romantic’ movement.

Lucerne

See the emotive Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge.

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: *Price shown is land only, per person, based on Twin Share. **Savings reflect the 5% ‘Early Payment Discount’. Full payment must be made by April 30, 2015. For new bookings only. Applies only to tours featuring the ‘Early Payment Discount’ in the price panel - see the new 2015 Europe & Britain Brochure. A deposit of $200 per person is required within 7 days of bookings and full payment is required by April 30, 2015. Combinable with other brochure discounts unless otherwise stated. Early Payment Discount is based on availability and may be pulled at any time. For full details please visit www.insightvacations.com.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Anniversary Sale–Best Offers of the Season–Values up to $1,000

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Book by June 1 and you will receive these Anniversary Sale offers valued up to US$1,000 on select staterooms*

Ocean-view and above receive:

  • Up to US$400 shore excursion credit*
  • Dine-Around Package (US$70 value)*
  • FREE or reduced cruise fares for 3rd/4th guests*
  • 50% reduced deposit*

PLUS, suites will receive:

  • Double shore excursion credit (up to US$800 value)*
  • 100 Minutes of free Internet (US$55 value)*
  • Anniversary Sale Beverage Card (US$100 value)*

Contact us to book a Holland America Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

For more than 139 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Terms & Conditions:
*Interior stateroom fares are based on Promo(s) FL/RH/PC. Ocean-View and above stateroom fares and Anniversary Sale offers are based on Promo(s) RF/RG/PJ. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise or Land+Sea Journeys only. Fares are in U.S. dollars. All savings amounts are included in the fares shown. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional and range from $196.08 to $2,333.08. Subject to availability. Anniversary Sale offers are per stateroom based on double occupancy, for 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom and excludes 3rd/4th guests, except as provided herein. Anniversary Sale offers are available for new bookings only, apply only to the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, are not combinable with any other discounts, are not transferable, are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Beverage, dining card and Internet minute offers are not transferable or refundable, cannot be redeemed for cash, and are not replaceable if lost or stolen. Offers are applicable on select 2015 and 2016 departures. Shore excursion credit for ocean-view and above staterooms on cruises 7-10 days in length is: US$100 per person (US$200 per stateroom); amount for cruises 11-14 days and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys is: US$200 per person (US$400 per stateroom). Credit cannot be used to purchase or reserve shore excursions in advance (must be done onboard.) Third/fourth offer is based on sharing a stateroom with 1st and 2nd guests, and is based on Promo Z3. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses apply to all 3rd/4th offers. 50% reduced deposit: bookings made on voyages requiring immediate final payment are not eligible for a reduced deposit. Dine Around Package has a retail value of US$70 per stateroom ($35 per person) or US$100 per stateroom (US$50 per guest — Signature Class ships only.) Offer is subject to availability in the Canaletto, Pinnacle Grill and Tamarind restaurants. Reservations and dining times will be assigned on embarkation day. Offer excludes Specialty Dining Events in the Pinnacle Grill such as Le Cirque, De Librije, Master Chef’s Table and Sommelier Dinner. Suite Offer: Guests who book a suite category stateroom will receive double Shore Excursion Credit as follows: cruises 7-10 days: US$200 per person (US$400 per stateroom); cruises 11+days or Alaska Land+Sea Journeys: US$400 per person (US$800 per stateroom). Anniversary Sale Beverage Card: Two cards each with a retail value of US$50 per person (US$100 per stateroom), including service charges. Beverage cards may be used to purchase beverages or other eligible items at payment terminals aboard the ship. No balance may be carried on the beverage cards after the end of the cruise. Beverage cards exclude purchases made in Signature Shops, Mini Bar and In Room Dining, or beverages on Half Moon Cay. 100 Free Internet Minutes have a retail value of US$55 per stateroom. Holland America Line cannot guarantee the availability of internet connection or speed. For full terms and conditions, please refer to hollandamerica.com. Other restrictions may apply. Anniversary Sale Offer ends June 1, 2015. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 2 2015

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 2nd 2015 through April 8th 2015 - 1 USD = 120.28 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, March 26, 2015

Fly and Cruise the Mediterranean and Save!

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Book Barcelona now and take advantage of reduced peak season fares starting from $2,699pp

Save on newly discounted Fly & Cruise packages during peak season (July 27th-August 29th) departing from Barcelona. Or, maximize your savings by booking a package on off peak season starting from $2311 departing from Rome or Barcelona. Call now, availability is limited.

Your Mediterranean Fly & Cruise Package Includes:

  • FLIGHT: Round trip from Miami, New York
    or Chicago to Rome or Barcelona.
  • 7-NIGHT CRUISE: 7-night Mediterranean cruise on the exquisite and stylish MSC Divina departing from Rome or Barcelona between May 16 and September 19, 2015, and featuring our distinctive late-night stays in the most captivating cities of Palma De Mallorca, Spain and La Spezia, Italy.
  • 2-NIGHT HOTEL: 2-night post-cruise stay in the Melia hotel, or similar 4-star hotel in Rome orBarcelona, including continental breakfast each morning.
  • TRANSFERS: Meet & greet at airport, transfer to cruise ship,
    cruise ship to hotel and hotel to airport.

Fly into Rome or Barcelona. Explore the most stunning cities in the Mediterranean. Savor Spain & Italy until dark.

10-Nt Mediterranean Package
Departing From Rome
Fares from $2,310.85pp

2015 Italy
Cruise Departure Dates:
MAY: 16, 23, 30
JUN: 6, 13, 20, 27
JUL: 4, 11, 18, 25
AUG: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
SEP: 5, 12, 19

10-Nt Mediterranean Package
Departing From Barcelona
Fares from $2,317.17pp

2015 Spain
Cruise Departure Dates:
MAY: 20, 27
JUN: 3, 10, 17, 24
JUL: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
AUG: 5, 12, 19, 26
SEP: 2, 9, 16

Contact us to book an MSC Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

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*Package rates are USD, per person, double occupancy, air/sea inclusive for new retail bookings for U.S. and Canadian residents. Rate listed is for inside stateroom I1 Bella category on May 16, 23, 30 & Sept. 19, 2015 sailings. Peak rate listed is for inside stateroom I1 Bella category on June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25; August 22, 29, 2015 sailings. Other sailings and stateroom type rates are higher. Rates include R/T air from New York, Chicago or Miami airports to Rome or Barcelona Airport, transfer from Airport to ship, transfer from ship to hotel, 2-night post-cruise hotel stay and transfer from hotel to airport. Flight schedule at the complete discretion of MSC Cruises. In the event that Melia Hotels become unavailable guest will be provided similar 4-star hotel accommodations. Unused components have no monetary value. Government fees and taxes (GFT) & air taxes for all sailing guests are included in this price and are as follows: Rome departures $411.45 / ]Barcelona departures $418.17. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion and may be withdrawn without notice. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability and restrictions apply. MSC Cruises reserves the right to pass on any fuel surcharge without notice to all guests. MSC Cruises reserves the right to refuse to honor any prices/sailings that are erroneously printed or quoted. Ask for “FLY-CRUISE” promotion when booking. Offer Expires September 30, 2015. Ship’s registry: Panama.