Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 1 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 April 1st 2014 through April 2nd 2014 - 1 USD = 103.96 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).

Uniworld 2014 Cruise plus Air Offer Extended

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SAVE up to $4,000 per couple when booking Business Class Air or up to $3,000 per couple when booking Economy Class Air on select 2014 Europe Boutique River Cruise itineraries and departure dates. Cruise + Air Savings requires full payment of cruise or cruise/tour and air with Uniworld at time of booking.

Offer expires April 15, 2014

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
SAVE UP TO $2,500 PER COUPLE*
Available Departures: Apr 13, 20, 27; May 11, 25; Jul 6; Aug 10, 17

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

SAVE UP TO $2,500 PER COUPLE*
Available Departures: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 11, 18, 25; Jun 1, 8, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20; Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2

European Jewels
SAVE UP TO $4,000 PER COUPLE*
Available Departures: Apr 6, 13, 27; May 11, 18, 25; Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20; Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21, 28; Oct 5, 19, 26; Nov 2

European Serenade
SAVE UP TO $4,000 PER COUPLE*
Available Departures: Jul 18, 31

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley
SAVE UP TO $2,500 PER COUPLE*
Available Departures: Jul 3, 17, 24, 31

Book your Uniworld river cruise online today, contact us to book Uniworld river cruises 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 US dollars and is for new bookings only. Actual savings may vary depending on the program and whether booking economy or business class air. Savings applicable to select departure dates as listed and require full payment at time of booking. Combinable with past guest savings. Cruise and Air Savings is not combinable with Pay-in-Full Savings, Early Booking Savings, 50% child savings on family-friendly dates, and Single Supplement Savings. 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 visit uniworld.com.

Friday, March 28, 2014

River Cruise through Exotic Asia and Save in 2015

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River Cruise through Exotic Asia

Save up to $1200 per couple

When you pay in full at the time of reservation*
Offer expires October 31st 2014

Whether climbing China’s Great Wall or sailing along the tranquil Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia, you will enjoy authentic and unforgettable experiences when you embark on a 2015 Uniworld Asia boutique river cruise and tour.

  • Highlights of China & the Yangtze - 2015 | BEIJING TO SHANGHAI | 11 DAYS
  • Treasures of China & the Yangtze - 2015 | SHANGHAI TO BEIJING | 12 DAYS
  • China, Tibet & the Yangtze - 2015 | BEIJING TO SHANGHAI | 14 DAYS
  • Grand China & the Yangtze - 2015 | BEIJING TO HONG KONG | 18 DAYS
  • Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - 2015 | HO CHI MINH CITY TO HANOI | 15 DAYS

Book your Uniworld river cruise online today, contact us to book Uniworld river cruises 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 US dollars. Actual savings vary by program and may be less. Pay-in-Full Savings offer is available for new bookings and requires full payment at time of booking. Pay-in-Full Savings is not combinable with the Early Booking Savings or any other promotional offers. 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 visit uniworld.com.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 27 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 March 27th 2014 through March 31st 2014 - 1 USD = 104.04 JPY

(NEW PRICING FROM APRIL 1ST 2014)

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, March 24, 2014

Plan Your 2015 River Cruise Vacation - Up to $1500 Early Booking Discount

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Receive $1500 off per stateroom
when you book by July 31, 2014
(Or Single Supplement Waived)

The beautiful sights and scenery on any AmaWaterways river cruise are a feast for the eyes. On these select Food & Wine 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!

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 July 31, 2014 and may not be applicable toward Group bookings. 5% and $1500 off early booking discounts are not combinable. 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. If applicable, Single Supplement offer does not apply to Suites, AA+ or A+ categories. 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.