Monday, January 6, 2014

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

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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:

MORE OF EUROPE THAN ANY OPERATOR • PREMIUM & LUXURY CENTRAL HOTELS • BUSINESS CLASS LEGROOM • SIGNATURE SIGHTSEEING & PRIORITY ENTRY • DINE-AROUND & HIGHLIGHT EVENINGS • AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCES SMALLER GROUP SIZES • EXTENSIVE WI-FI AVAILABILITY

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.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 2 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 2nd 2014 through January 8th 2014 - 1 USD = 104.81 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, December 30, 2013

Embark on an Epicurean River Cruise through Bordeaux

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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux


Early Booking Savings: Save $300 per couple when you book and deposit at the time of reservation*

Offer expires January 15, 2014.

You will discover the douceur de vivre, or the “gentle pleasures of life,” that is quintessential Bordeaux—Uniworld’s newest destination in 2014. Youy can choose from two new itineraries: the 8-day “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux,” beginning and ending in Bordeaux, and sailing the three rivers of Aquitaine—the Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne; or the 15-day “A Portrait of Majestic France,” combining the best of Northern France and the Bordeaux region, including the legendary Seine and the three rivers of Aquitaine, along with a 2-night hotel stay in Paris.

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.

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014 : All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

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. Early Booking Savings is not combinable with Pay-in-Full Savings, Single Supplement Waived, or other public promotional offers. Savings requires a deposit of $200 per person at time of reservation. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. Uniworld reserves the right to withdraw or change offers at any time.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates December 26 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 December 26th 2013 through January 1st 2014 - 1 USD = 104.43 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).

Friday, December 20, 2013

Princess Cruises 3 for FREE Sales Event is back!

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The popular 3 for FREE Sales Event from Princess Cruises is back! For a limited time, you’ll get ALL 3 FREE offers on Alaska, Europe, and 7-day Summer Caribbean cruise vacations!

Choose from over 200 cruise vacations, and receive:

  • FREE Shore Excursion Spending Money: Help bring back memories that will last a lifetime with up to $200 FREE shore excursion onboard credit per stateroom!†
  • FREE Bottle of Wine: Complement an intimate dinner or a special celebration with a FREE bottle of wine! (a $30 value) ‡
  • FREE 8” x 10” Framed Keepsake Photo: Cherish the memories forever with a custom Princess® framed keepsake photo! (a $50 value)††

Why wait? Especially when you can reserve your room today for only a $100 deposit per person!**

Don’t miss out on this great offer — call me TODAY to get the best selection of staterooms available!

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 Alaska and Caribbean cruises advertised in this promotion 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 a $50 onboard credit 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 for other categories may vary. 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/fourth-berth passengers. This offer is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger offers, including Air discounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses, as used by us, may include any and all fees, charges, tolls and taxes imposed on us by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, as well third party fees and charges arising from a vessel’s presence in a harbor or port. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses may include U.S. Customs fees, head taxes, Panama Canal tolls, dockage fees, wharfage fees, inspection fees, pilotage, air taxes, hotel or VAT taxes incurred as part of a land tour, immigration and naturalization fees, and Internal Revenue Service fees, as well as fees for navigation, berthing, stevedoring, baggage handling/storage and security services. Taxes, Fees, & Port Expenses may be assessed per passenger, per berth, per ton or per vessel. Assessments calculated on a per ton or per vessel basis will be spread over the number of passengers on the Ship. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are subject to change and Princess reserves the right to collect any increases in effect at the time of sailing even if the fare has already been paid in full. 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 princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.

Offer expires February 28, 2014. Promo code RD3/RE-/RTF/RTG/RTH/RTI