Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trafalgar: Save up to $1100 per couple to Europe and Britain

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on 2013 Europe guided vacations!

HURRY! Ends February 28, 2013

You can visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to learn how to pour the perfect pint, be an invited guest of an Italian Count at his private villa or uncover the secret behind an 18th century windmill when you travel with Trafalgar. On Trafalgar’s 2013 First Class Europe & Britain program, we’ll take you on an insider’s path to incredible value in Europe revealing Europe’s hidden places, local people and traditions you won’t find any other way.

Not only have Trafalgar dropped as much as 13% for 2013, Trafalgar is also offering incredible savings of up to $1,800 per couple. Start the new year off right with our limited-time Early Payment Savings:

  • Save up to $1,100 per couple with Trafalgar’s 7.5% Early Payment Discount on 2013 Europe vacations booked and paid in full by February 28, 2013*
  • Past Guests save up to $1,800 per couple with our 7.5% Early Payment Discount, plus 5% Past Guest Travel Club discount. ^This also applies to past guests of our sister companies – Insight, Uniworld, Brendan, African Travel and Contiki!
  • This promotion is combinable with all brochure discounts, including our 5% Friends & Family.

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your Trafalgar vacations today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

About Trafalgar

Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to Europe, Britain, Egypt, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve hosted over 2 million travelers worldwide and many return year after year.

Trafalgar is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, reliability and financial stability. With over 60 years of practice we’ve perfected the art of creating exceptional guided vacations. Every expertly designed travel experience includes transportation, via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship, first class hotel accommodation, daily sightseeing and most meals and at at savings of up to 30% off the cost of doing it “on your own”.

Trafalgar continuously strives to fulfill our guests’ needs and exceed their expectations – attention to detail ensures you will enjoy a totally hassle-free vacation. We provide the perfect balance between organized activities and free time for individual exploration and relaxation – all you have to do is Dream. Pack. And leave… the rest to us.

Terms and Conditions: *Save up to $1,100 per couple ($550 per person) is based on Trafalgar’s 7.5% Early Payment Discount when full payment is received by February 28, 2013. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and is not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates –see 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure or Pricing and Availability itinerary page online for valid dates and savings amounts. Sample savings is based on Trafalgar’s European Supreme itinerary departing 08/11/13. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. ^Save up to $1,800 per couple based on Travel Club Discount (Frequent Traveler Discount) and Early Payment Discount for European Supreme departing 8/11/13. Travel Club Discount valid one per person, per year; not applicable on all itineraries; must be booked within 5 years of last trip; other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chateaux, Rivers and Wine: Viking River Cruises in 2014

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Raise a glass to the good life on this breathtaking river cruise

Caressed by Atlantic breezes, the vineyards that cover the rolling hills along the rivers of Aquitaine have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines: Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux are but a handful of the appellations that make Bordeaux wines world-famous. At the region’s heart, the city of Bordeaux stretches along the river bank, inviting visitors to savor its grand architecture, tempting cafes and superb museums. Celebrate joie de vivre in this land of wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers. Limited-time offer: get 2-for-1 cruise pricing and save $1,000 per couple on all-inclusive air with our 2014 Early Booking Discount.

Offer expires February 28

The Viking Longships—taking a quantum leap

Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. From the moment you enter the glass-walled, sunlit lobby, you realize that these ships are unlike any others on Europe’s rivers. Viking’s fleet has always had a tradition of setting new standards. The Viking Longships celebrate our heritage while taking a quantum leap in engineering, design and quality.

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 January 17, 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. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within the United States and Europe. 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. Forced overnight/transit hotel may be included with purchase of roundtrip international air from Viking in which flights arrive/depart on ship/hotel check-in/check-out day (not combinable with custom air, stopovers or deviations). All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must be with flights arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*2014EBD: 2-for-1 cruise and $1,000 off per couple ($500 per person) on international air are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. Must request offer 2014EBD at time of booking and pay a $500-per-person deposit by February 28, 2013 with balance paid in full by May 31, 2013. Offer expires February 28, 2013. Other restrictions may apply.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 17 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 17th 2013 through January 23rd 2013 - 1 USD = 88.44 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).

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Dash Sale January 2013

ncl_logo.jpg FREESTYLE DASH SALE - 1/21 - 1/25

Book an amazing Norwegian cruise from January 21-25 and get up to $250 to spend on board, along with free balcony upgrades and more! See the world The Norwegian Way™ and you may find yourself taking surfing lessons on Waikiki Beach sailing Hawaii on Pride of America. Exploring the ancient ruins on the island of Delos near Mykonos sailing the Mediterranean on Norwegian Jade. Or searching deep into Denali for bear, moose and caribou sailing Alaska on Norwegian Sun. Dash to Norwegian for your best vacation ever.

  • Up to $250 to spend on board
  • FREE balcony upgrades
  • Up to $1000 in air credits
  • Kids fares 50% OFF in Europe

DON’T MISS OUT. OFFER ENDS SOON.

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Since 1966, when we pioneered the very first Caribbean cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line has been the industry leader for innovation. From the first cruise line private island to Blue Man Group to our award-winning Freestyle Cruising, we do things differently. You’ll feel it with the passion and dedication of every team member you meet, you’ll see it in our commitment to the environment and you’ll know it when you experience the best cruise vacation you’ve ever had. Come aboard our fleet and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.

Program Code: DASHSALE Booking Window: 1/21/13 - 1/25/13 11.59 PM EST. *1 & 2 Day sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations and New Group Delegates. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and Suite categories. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or prepurchased activities. Onboard credit is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked. Onboard Credit is applied to the 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. For reduced deposit reservations cancelled during deposit fee period, fee amount will be assessed in line with terms of booked promotion Government taxes & fees, and onboard service charges are additional. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability, subject to change without notice, may be withdrawn at any time, and will be applied to select sailings/ select categories. Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL. Not applicable to CE and UK offices. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Mekong River Cruising with AMAWaterways

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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong

$1000 Off plus Complimentary Upgrade (value $1,898)*
Starting from $1,199 per person

Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
7-nights Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
La Marguerite
Embarkation Dates: March 18, April 1 & 15, August 19, September 16, 2013
AmaLotus
Embarkation Dates: April 22, July 29, August 26, 2013

Cruise only programs starting from $1,199 per person

Optional land program in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh City available for additional cost

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the best ships on the Mekong, the AmaLotus and La Marguerite, both recipients of Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards in 2011 and 2012.

  • The only Mekong ships with private balconies in most staterooms
  • Our “deluxe floating hotels” offer extra spacious staterooms & suites (226-624 sq. ft)
  • Complimentary, imported, free-flowing wines with every lunch & dinner
  • Complimentary house spirits, local beer, soft drinks & bottled water available throughout the day
  • Exquisite western-style cuisine as well as regionally-inspired dishes
  • The only Mekong ships with swimming pools, perfect for a refreshing dip
  • Convenient interior access to all facilities and decks - an AmaWaterways exclusive
  • English-speaking staff and friendly, personalized service
  • Professional English-speaking guides & state-of-the-art VOX audio system

Ancient temples, lush landscapes, tranquil villages…experience the fascinating centuries-old cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia, and the friendly people who call the Mekong home.

Must book by February 28, 2013!

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 and Conditions: Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked by Feb. 28, 2013. All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and are based on double-occupancy in a Category C stateroom. Complimentary upgrade is for one category upgrade only, excluding Suites (Suites to Luxury Suite) and is based on availability. Port charges, visa, gratuities and incidental expenses are not included in the price listed. Promotion is limited to availability; not combinable with any other offers; and is subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40