Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Special Savings Offer on Viking River Cruises


2014 Special Savings Offer

2-for-1 Cruise plus up to FREE air

Hurry - savings expire February 28, 2014!


Viking River Cruises offers the best itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Russia and China. Clients enjoy exciting cities, rich cultural experiences, fine dining and deluxe accommodations onboard the most modern ships—with everything from meals to shore excursions included in the fare. And our award-winning Viking Longships® have raised the bar yet again with full-size veranda staterooms, the largest suites in Europe, al fresco dining and more. Discover why Viking is truly the world’s leading river cruise line.

Europe is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of the Old World with European river cruises along the Rhine, the Main, the Danube and the Seine. Our Europe cruises will provide you with an unforgettable vacation experience along these great waterways. River cruises from $1,356 per person.

Viking began offering Russian river cruises nearly 15 years ago. No longer shrouded in mystery, Russia now welcomes travelers with open arms. Russia cruises give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and the beauty of Ukraine. River cruises from $4,638 per person.

Our China river cruises showcase the imperial and cultural highlights of Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Asia cruises highlight the spectacular backdrop of this vast and varied continent. Experience mountains and deserts, floating villages and urban jungles, ancient temples and futuristic metropolises. River cruises from $3,092 per person.

Now is the perfect time to book with our 2014 SPECIAL SAVINGS DISCOUNT of 2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE air.*

Offer expires February 28, 2014. Ask for 2014 03D.

Book a Viking River Cruise online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information: http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

*Note: $1,356 per person “Europe” price is based on CAT E double occupancy Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Nov-Dec sailings aboard Viking Spirit. $4,638 per person “Russia & Ukraine” price is based on CAT DX double occupancy Footsteps of the Cossacks, October sailings aboard Viking Sineus. $3,092 per person “China & Southeast Asia” price is based on CAT C double occupancy Imperial Jewels of China, July sailings aboard Viking Emerald. 2014 Special Savings Discount (Rivers): 2-FOR-1 cruise and up to FREE air (on October departures of Russia and Ukraine itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT or other gateways available; see website for pricing) are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer code 03D at time of booking. Valid on new bookings only as of January 1, 2014, subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers except Past Guest Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit. Must pay in full at time of booking for Russia and Ukraine itineraries; offer expires January 31, 2014. All other itineraries must book and pay in full by February 28, 2014 or within 90 days of departure, if earlier. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Prices are based upon lowest price point and category at time of print and are subject to change without notice. Additional terms and conditions apply; see Passenger Ticket Contract at Offer expires February 28, 2014. CST#2052644-40

Princess Cruises 3 for FREE for the New Year!



2014 offers the promise of adventure to an untamed land that defies description. So why not see the best of Alaska with the Best Cruise Line in Alaska — Princess Cruises — especially during the Princess 3 for FREE Sales Event.


Book with us before Feb. 28th, and you’ll receive FREE shore excursion spending money, a FREE bottle of wine and a FREE 8”x10” framed keepsake photo — plus a reduced deposit of $100. And fares start from just $598*!

From captivating cruises and in-depth land & sea vacations that take you via rail to Denali National Park, to Alaska onboard enrichment programs and optional excursions that offer a lifetime of stories to share, an Alaska vacation with Princess will change you forever.

A vacation and an offer like this are too good to pass up! That’s why we always recommend Princess Cruises — voted “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” by the readers of Travel Weekly for 2013 AND ten of the past 11 years.

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

†Free shore excursion credit applies $200 per stateroom ($100 per person) on Europe; $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) on select Alaska and Caribbean cruises only. A credit in the respective dollar amount will be posted to your stateroom account upon embarkation. This credit may be used for any excursion purchased during your cruise, including any that were pre-reserved online. Credit may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Any unused credit will be applied toward the stateroom account balance when balance is equal to or exceeds amount of credit. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. Offer does not apply to excursions purchased during land-based elements of a cruisetour or pre-/post-cruise hotel packages. Shore Excursion credit is quoted in U.S. dollars.

‡Free bottle of wine is one per stateroom up to a $30 value. A wine voucher will be delivered to your stateroom and is redeemable with the Maitre d’ at time of dining. Brand and availability of free wine are based on the ship’s inventory and at the discretion of the Maitre d’. Non-alcoholic beverages may be provided upon request. We reserve the right to substitute wine for an onboard credit of $30. Wine voucher must be redeemed by 5pm on the last night of the cruise.

††Free 8” x 10” Custom Framed Keepsake Photo is one per stateroom. Free photo voucher will be delivered to stateroom and is redeemable at the onboard Photography and Video Gallery. Offer cannot be combined with any photo product from the Platinum Studio. We reserve the right to substitute another photo product of equal or lesser value in lieu of free photo. Free photo must be redeemed by 5pm on the last night of the cruise.

**Reduced deposit of $100 per person applies to all passengers in a stateroom.

*Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares based on interior staterooms on Crown Princess 5/17/14 sailing. Fares for other categories and sailings may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise-only, based on double-occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth berth passengers. Taxes, fees and port expenses from $145 to $245 are additional and subject to change. This offer is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount. 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 for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.

Offer expires February 28, 2014. Promo code RD3/RTF/RTG/RTH/RTI
©2014 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

On Sale - Europe and Australia!


Save up to $400 per couple* on all European or Australia & New Zealand Tours.


A new experience is waiting at every turn. Every corner is steeped in history. Its cities are filled with energy and famous sites, and the villages are friendly and relaxed. There is culture ready to be embraced everywhere.

Australia & New Zealand

They have it all: friendly people, an adventurous spirit, awe-inspiring landscapes, lively cities, and a peaceful countryside. From the mysterious Outback to mesmerizing Milford Sound, an amazing experience awaits.

Contact us to book your Collette Vacation today, or see the Tour with Naka’s Page for more information about Collette Vacations tour packages.

About Collette: Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

*Offer savings of up to $400 per couple ($200 per person) is arrived at as follows (all savings listed are per person): Europe and Australia & New Zealand savings of $200; Royal Horticultural Society tours savings of $150. Offer is valid on new retail bookings only made 1/8/14 – 1/31/14 for travel between 1/8/14 – 4/30/15 on any Collette Europe, Australia or New Zealand tour. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offer is not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply; call for details. Mention promo code: EAX0AX1918.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 9 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 9th 2014 through January 15th 2014 - 1 USD = 105.20 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … 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).

Monday, January 6, 2014

Only Days left to SAVE on 2014 Guided Vacations to Europe!


Time’s Running Out - Offer Expires January 15th 2014!

An Insight vacation in 2014 is like nothing you have ever seen before. We’ve kept all our award winning features but have gone even further to introduce unique experiences and special touches
that will allow you to truly connect with each destination.

New Itineraries and Signature Experiences

  • 8 new Premium itineraries and 7 new ‘Mini Trips’
  • 3 new countries to visit; San Marino, Andorra & Moldova
  • 20 fantastic Country Roads journeys
  • Meet artisans, historians, restaurateurs, cheese makers, farmers, glass blowers, sheep-dog trainers, and many more.
  • Stay in our unique signature hotels featuring chateaus, manor houses, city icons and country retreats.
  • Enjoy fabulous cooking classes with expert chefs and join wine masters for special tastings in local vineyards.

Book Early and Save Up to $2194*

Book & pay in full by:January 15, 2014

Included Hallmarks of Insight:


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.

*Applies only to tours featuring the ‘Early Payment Discount’ in the price panel - see the new 2014 Europe & Britain brochure. The $2194 per couple savings is based on the 10% ‘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. CST No. 20687545-20.