Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 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 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.

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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).

15 or 16 Days Scottish and Irish Gold Tour

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Scottish & Irish Gold

Fully Inclusive Vacation

15 or 16 Days Scottish & Irish Gold Tour
From $2,554 land (after discount)

Deluxe and Superior First Class Hotels
Departing weekly through November

The Scottish & Irish Gold is a 15 or 16-day coach tour combining a week each in both Scotland and Ireland. This fully-inclusive vacation offers deluxe and superior first class hotels, a comprehensive daily sightseeing program, full breakfasts, 11 dinners including a Highland Evening, a Scottish ceilidh and Taylor’s Three Rock Pub in Dublin. The tour starts in Glasgow and covers the Highlands with Loch Lomond and whisky tasting. After a ferry crossing to Ireland clients visit Titanic Belfast before taking in sights around the southern part of the country, including the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney’s famous Ring of Kerry.

Tour Highlights

  • Edinburgh Dinner & Ceilidh
  • Scottish Highland Evening
  • Taylor’s Three Rock Irish Night
  • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
  • St Andrew’s Home of Golf
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • Deluxe & Superior Hotels Throughout

First Class Hotels

  • Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 nights)
  • Ardoe House Hotel, Blairs (2 night)
  • Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
  • The Malton Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

Save $300 Per Couple!

Save $300 per couple ($150 per person) on the land portion of your 15 or 16 day Scottish & Irish Gold Escorted Tour. Book by February 18, 2013.
Use Promo Code 022813DRAGOA150

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your tirp with CIE Tours International today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

With 81 plus years of travel excellence and over a million satisfied travelers there is simply no one better than CIE Tours when it comes to escorted coach tours to Ireland, Britain and Europe. Our clean, ultra-modern coaches and friendly, knowledgeable drivers and guides will ensure your vacation to will be one to remember! So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey.

Offers are valid on the land portion of the tour and on new bookings only. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions apply.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Christmas in January - 40% Off Holiday Cruise Fares

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Save up to 40% on your holiday river cruise this year!

SAVINGS UP TO $3,700 PER STATEROOM
7-NIGHT CRUISES FROM $1,379 PER PERSON

Christmas on the Rhine
7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Basel, Strasbourg, Speyer,
Heidelberg and Cologne
U.S. Departure Dates: December 8 & 19, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 4-night land program in Zurich & Lucerne for $1,040 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

Christmas Time Cruise
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Vienna, Budapest,
Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Linz
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 24 & 27,
Dec. 6, 8, 11, 13, 17, 20, 22 & 25, 2013
Starting from $1,379 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Prague for $460 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,069 for one stateroom

Blue Danube Discovery
7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 17 & 20, 2013
Starting from $1,439 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Budapest & 3-night land program
in Prague for $1,150 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,159 for one stateroom

The Romantic Danube Christmas
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 22, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 3-night land program in Prague for $690 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

Magnificent Christmas Cruise
14-night cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Starting from $2,879 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $4,319 for one stateroom

Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
7-night cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Land Start Dates: Dec. 10 & 24, 2013
Starting from $1,619 per person
Optional land program in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh
City for $1,999 per person plus Intra-Asia airfare of $300 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,429 for one stateroom

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: Rates listed are in U.S. dollars; reflects applicable savings; based on double occupancy in Cat. E (Mekong - Cat. C) and vary per departure. Total savings listed is based on double occupancy. Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked from January 22 to February 28, 2013. 40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and excludes Cat. L Suites on the Mekong. Land program, airfare, port charges and gratuities are not included in the price listed. Solo traveler offer includes 40% discount on the cruise fare and single supplement. Promotions are limited to availability and are not combinable with any other offers. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice, offer is capacity controlled. Specific terms and conditions apply to each offer; please ask for details. Other restrictions may apply. CST#2065452-40.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 24 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 24th 2013 through January 30th 2013 - 1 USD = 89.56 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).

Save up to $1,000 on both cruises AND airfare!*

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Save up to $1,000 on both
Cruises AND Airfare!*

Save up to $1,000* on cruises to Europe and Alaska.

Plus, for a limited time only, they’ll save up to an additional $1,000* on airfare
for two people!

All fares shown already include government fees and taxes — what you see is what you pay!

12-day Greek Isles
Between Rome and Venice

Fares based on Ruby Princess® 5/24/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $70 are included.
Interior From: $2,219 $1,869*

12-day Grand Mediterranean
Between Barcelona and Rome

Fares based on Royal Princess® 9/3/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $95 are included.
Interior From: $2,389 $2,244*

12-day Holy Land
Between Athens and Venice,
Between Athens and Rome

Fares based on Pacific Princess® 5/27/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $150 are included.
Interior From: $2,799 $2,149

12-day British Isles
Roundtrip Southampton

Fares based on Caribbean Princess® 5/24/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $145 are included.
Interior From: $2,294 $1,944*

11-day Scandinavia & Russia
Roundtrip Copenhagen

Fares based on Emerald Princess® 5/23/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $180 are included.
Interior From: $2,229 $2,129*

7-day Alaska
Between Vancouver and Anchorage,
Roundtrip Seattle,
Roundtrip San Francisco (10-day)

Fares based on Golden Princess® 5/12/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $150 are included.
Interior From: $899 $849*

Plus, Princess Cruises past passengers are eligible for up to $200 in FREE onboard spending money per stateroom!*

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

*Up to $1,000 off per stateroom ($500 per person) is based on a per person discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space-available basis at time of booking on select sailings. 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 apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other 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/fourth berth passengers. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and is not combinable with group offers. Offer is not transferable and 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.

Up to $1,000 off air for two people ($500 per person) applies to a per person discount off roundtrip flights booked through Princess eZAir between December 27, 2012 and March 15, 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 December 27, 2012 and 11:59pm PST on March 15, 2013 Up to $200 USD free onboard spending money per stateroom ($100 per person) is applicable to first/second-berth passengers booked on voyages listed in this mailer only. Third-/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom amount. Onboard spending money may be used on a single voyage only,is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. Onboard spending money is quoted in U.S. dollars. Reference promotion code: PLA/RD*. Offer expires: March 15, 2013.

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