Thursday, November 7, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 7 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 November 7th 2013 through November 13th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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).

2015 Viking River Cruises at 2014 Prices!

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2015 Europe river cruises now open for booking!

Viking has opened selected 2015 river cruise dates—and, for a limited time, your clients can get 2015 cruises at 2014 prices! Plus, you will be able to secure their first choice of sailing date and stateroom category. Anticipation is one of the best parts of travel, so lock in their savings today.

2-for-1 cruise pricing plus $500 off per person on roundtrip air!*

Rhine Getaway
8 days - Amsterdam to Basel

Romantic Danube
8 days - Budapest to Nuremberg

Danube Waltz
8 days - Passau to Budapest

Paris & the Heart of Normandy
8 days - Paris - Rouen - Paris

Portraits of Southern France
8 days - Avignon to Chalon-sur-Saône

Grand European Tour
15 days - Amsterdam to Budapest

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

Offer applies to new bookings only as of November 7, 2013. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking transfers may be purchased separately. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*2015EBD: 2-for-1 cruise plus $500 off air per person on 2015 departures of Rhine Getaway, Romantic Danube, Danube Waltz, Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Portraits of Southern France and Grand European Tour are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer 2015EBD and pay a $500-per-person deposit by December 18, 2013 with balance due in full by May 31, 2014. Offer expires December 18, 2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates October 31 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 October 24th 2013 through November 6th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Wine, Dine and Save on an AMA Waterways River Cruise

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Book now to save $1,500 per stateroom
or waive Single Supplement

The beautiful sights and scenery on any AmaWaterways river cruise are a feast for the eyes. On these select cruises, however, there’s something extra special - a feast for the taste buds. Experience food and wine tastings on board and ashore in Europe’s renowned wine regions. Indulge in sumptuous cuisine with wine recommendations and an incredible wine dinner, in which each course is specially selected and paired with a different wine by our head chef and a wine expert.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit historic wineries and vineyards, tour wine cellars, and enjoy discussions with acclaimed wine experts.

And don’t forget all the unforgettable European destinations
you’ll experience along the way!

Your Cruise Fare Includes:

  • Destinations Fine dining while on board
  • Excursions and tours in every port
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • In-room Infotainment and Internet

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 January 31, 2013 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. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Book now to save on 2014 Uniworld River Cruises!

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Save up to $2,000 per couple!*

Book by October 31st 2014!

The award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection takes travelers to the world’s most stunning destinations in unforgettable style. Uniworld offers an unmatched, all-inclusive “Six-Star Experience” in Europe, while our authentic Russia and Asia boutique river cruises and tours immerse guests in remarkable cultures. And with exclusive savings still available for ALL 2014 Uniworld itineraries until the end of October, this is the ideal time for you to book your next Uniworld voyage.

The world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™, Uniworld, is now the ONLY North American river cruise line to bring you a true all-inclusive luxury Europe river cruise in 2014.

  • All gratuities onboard and onshore *
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water * †
  • All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by our chefs using the finest and freshest ingredients from local farmers’ markets
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours,” “Gentle Walking,” and “Go Active” options
  • Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
  • A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
  • All entertainment and Signature Lectures onboard
  • Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
  • Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
  • Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
  • The finest riverview staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
  • Award-winning service from a professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry

* This benefit is not available on cruises in Russia.
* † Unlimited beverages does not include premium wine and premium spirits.

Contact us to book Uniworld river cruises today or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

About Uniworld

For nearly four decades, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has taken guests to the most spectacular destinations in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. In 2006, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation, a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands such as Trafalgar, Insight, Brendan, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels—the award-winning five-star luxury hotel collection. The Travel Corporation has made major investments in Uniworld’s river cruise ships and its people. The ultimate goal of these investments is to provide guests with the very finest boutique river cruise experience. Combining our sister companies’ expertise in tour planning and in luxury boutique hotel management with our own decades of superior nautical experience has enabled Uniworld to create a higher standard in luxury river cruising.

*Savings listed in U.S. dollars. Actual savings vary by program and category stateroom, and may be less. Pay-in-Full Savings is not combinable with the Early Booking Savings or any other promotional offers, and requires full payment at time of booking. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. Uniworld reserves the right to withdraw or change offers at any time. For complete details on all promotions, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please contact Passport Online.