Friday, February 1, 2013
February 2013 Collette Vacations
Special offers of the month!
Valid February 1 – 28, 2013 – don’t wait, book now!
Save up to $250 per person on all Europe Tours!*
Use Promo Code: L267-AX1-918
Exploring the Alpine Countries
Alpine Family Adventures
Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains
Barcelona & Madrid Getaway
Christmas on the Danube
Classic Christmas Markets
Colors of Provence
Countryside of the Emerald Isle
Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside
Crossroads of Sicily
Cruising the Best of Scandinavia
Discover Portugal’s Treasures
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
Discover the French Riviera
Exploring Greece and Its Islands
Exploring Ireland & Scotland
Ireland’s Coastal Treasures
Shades of Ireland with Northern Ireland
Spain’s Classics and Portugal
Israel: Journey to the Holy Land
Italian Lakes and Greek Islands
Italy Family Discovery
Legendary Waterways of Europe
London and Paris
London and Paris Family Discovery
Reflections of Italy
Portugal and Its Islands
Rome & The Amalfi Coast
From Rome to Paris
Russian River Cruise
Shades of Ireland
Southern Italy & Sicily
Treasures of France
Spain’s Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera
Treasures of Tuscany & Provence
Tuscany and the Italian Riviera
The Gardens of London
The Beauty of Britain
Eternal Gardens of Rome
Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes
Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe
Netherlands, Belgium & Paris
Gardens of the Loire
Exploring Britain and Ireland
Save $100 per person on all USA or Canada Tour!*
Use Promo Code: L285-AX1-918
The Wild West & Yellowstone Family Adventure
America’s Music Cities
California New Year’s Getaway
Branson Musical Holiday
Pacific Northwest & California
Southern Charm Holiday
Trains, Wineries & Treasures of No. California
National Parks of America
Colors of New England
Trains of the Colorado Rockies
New England Back Roads
South Dakota - The Black Hills & Badlands
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Mississippi River Adventure
Heritage of America
Islands of New England
America’s Cowboy Country
New York City Holiday
San Antonio Getaway
New York City
San Antonio Holiday
American Spirit Family Discovery
Canada’s Atlantic Coast
The Best of Eastern Canada
Exploring the Maritimes
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
Canadian Rockies by Train
Resorts of the Rockies
Canadian Rockies Family Discovery
Gardens of American History
Historic Gardens of America’s Northeast
Heart of the South
Alaska Discovery (Free cabin upgrade, Outside to Balcony)
* Offer is valid on new retail bookings only made between 2/1/13 – 2/28/13 for travel between 2/1/13 – 8/31/13 on any of the tours listed above. (For Alaska offer, call for details) Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Offer savings of up to $250 per person is arrived at as follows: Europe savings of $250 per person; RHS savings of $200 per person. Some restrictions may apply. Discount varies by tour. Call for details.
Denali On Sale
Cruisetours from $99 a day!
Starting February 5th 2013 for a limited time.
Find out why Princess Cruises has been named “The Best Cruise Line in Alaska” for six years by the readers of Travel Weekly!
Starting Tuesday, February 5th, you’ll enjoy fares from just $99 a day* on amazing Alaska Land and Sea vacations with Princess Cruises! Plus, for a limited time only you can save up to $300 off airfare for two people!^
Many people are eager to explore the Great Land so call me today for the best selection of staterooms and tours.
10 nights: On Your Own
May – June 2013
7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise PLUS 2 nights at our Denali area lodges, 1 night Fairbanks and Princess Rail.
11 nights: On Your Own
May – June 2013
7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise PLUS 3 nights at our Denali area lodges, plus 1 night in Anchorage and Princess rail.
11 nights: On Your Own
May – June 2013
7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise PLUS 2 nights at our Denali area lodges, 2 nights in Fairbanks and Princess rail.
13 nights: Off the Beaten Path Cruisetour KB6
May – June 2013
7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise PLUS 3 nights at our Denali area lodges, 2 nights in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and 1 night in Anchorage.
15 nights: Off the Beaten Path Cruisetour RA8
May – June 2013
7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise PLUS 3 nights at our Denali area lodges, 3 nights on the Kenai Peninsula and 2 nights in Fairbanks.
^Up to $300 off air for two people ($150 per person) applies to a per person discount off roundtrip flights booked through Princess eZAirSM between February 5, 2013 and March 11, 2013, for selected voyages listed in this communication only. Passengers traveling with single occupancy get the per person discount. Additional airline baggage and change and cancellation fees may apply. Please visit princess.com/ezair for information and to book your flights. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on February 5, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on March 11, 2013.
*This promotion is not combinable with past passenger offers. Not all fares are eligible for this offer — once you have selected your category, your fare will be calculated and will be displayed if the category is eligible for this offer. Savings are based on a per person discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space available basis at time of booking. Launch Fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion. Fares based on select departure dates only. Fares for other dates and categories may vary. Oceanview stateroom may have an obstructed view. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourthberth passengers. Princess reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if fares have been paid in full. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Princess Cruises brochure or princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.Reference promotion code: RT1-RT9. Offer expires: March 11, 2013. This promotional piece was created and distributed by an independent travel agency, not by Princess.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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
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.
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).