Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Save $1000 per couple on select 2015 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises*

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Save $1000 per couple on select 2015 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises*

Austrian Highlights & Bavaria
Starting At: $ 2889.00
Ship: Avalon Affinity

On this marvelous cruise vacation, visit Austria’s capital, Vienna, and be delighted by its charming small towns-like Melk, Dürnstein, and Grein-before heading into Germany’s Bavaria. First, enjoy Vienna, with its spectacular museums, awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and delightful music. In Dürnstein, explore the small town above which stand the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and Grein’s quaint historical theater. In Germany, visit the Bavarian capital of Munich, the charming town of Oberammergau, and the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful cruise on the Danube River through Austria’s highlights and Bavaria-it’s a vacation of a lifetime!

Tulip Time Cruise
Starting At: $ 2449.00
Ship: Avalon Affinity

Discover picturesque Holland and Belgium in the spring on this marvelous river cruise vacation! Drink in the colorful blooming beauty of famous Keukenhof Gardens, vibrant gardens with the world’s largest bulb flower park, visit one of the charming windmills at Kinderdijk, and learn about Holland’s complex flood controls at the fascinating Delta Works. Discover St. Baaf’s Cathedral in medieval Ghent, explore Antwerp, and visit Maastricht, the university town on the borders of Belgium and Germany. End your cruise with a canal cruise in Amsterdam. All of this is waiting for you on this vacation sure to delight all of your senses!

Capitals Of Central Europe - Eastbound

Starting At: $ 3389.00
Ship: Avalon Affinity

On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals-Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest-as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague, savor a Sachertorte in Vienna, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava, and shop for paprika in Budapest. But in addition to these vibrant cities, there’s even more.explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Visit the quaint historical theater in the resort town of Grein and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular monasteries at Melk. Discover Krems in Austria’s Wachau Valley or choose to learn about wine, which is an important part of life in the Wachau region. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.

Book an Avalon Waterways river cruise online, or contact us to book your Avalon Waterways river cruise today! See the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

Avalon Waterways sets the standard in river cruising with the newest fleet and extraordinary itineraries. Avalon Waterways also offers small-ship cruises to the Galapagos Islands! Unpack only once, then relax, take in the sights, and let us do the rest.

*Book a select 2015 Avalon Waterways Europe vacation to receive $500 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. For A Taste of the Danube the promotion applies only to the land inclusive price. Offer available on select dates of select cruises. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between May 7 and September 30, 2014 for travel at select times in 2015. Avalon and Royal Suites excluded. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not combinable with any other offer, other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates June 26 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 June 26th 2014 through July 2nd 2014 - 1 USD = 104.34 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).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates June 19 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 June 19th 2014 through June 25th 2014 - 1 USD = 104.34 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.

jrrail.jpg

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).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2015 Tulip Time River Cruises Early Booking Discount

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No European vacation is complete without a trip to the land of tulips, windmills, cheese, Delftware, and of course, the Dutch Masters. On our Tulip Time Cruise, you’ll journey through the Netherlands and discover its rich history and culture, pastoral scenery and charming Dutch towns. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour some of Belgium’s most exciting cities like Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Bruges.

Book soon to take advantage of our 5% Early Booking Discount on all 2015 departures!

Tulip Time Cruise (Dutch & Belgian Waterways)

7-night cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam

2015 Embarkation Dates: March 24, 25, 31;
April 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 May 4, 6
Aboard the AmaLyra, AmaSonata or the AmaCerto
5% Early Booking Discount if booked by July 31, 2014

NEW in 2015! Tulips & Beer Cruise
Our itineraries are designed to show you the best parts of a destination, but when we combine that with a thematic focus at no additional cost, it makes for a truly unique and in-depth cultural experience. Our newest theme cruise, Tulips & Beer has everything we love about our
Tulip Time Cruise itinerary, plus these special highlights:

  • A variety of Dutch and Belgian beers | Regional cuisine and delicacies
  • Special beer-themed excursions | A decadent beer pairing dinner
  • Brewery tours (including a Dutch windmill brewery)
  • Onboard discussions & tastings hosted by beer connoisseur and author, Don Russell.

Tulips & Beer Cruise (Dutch & Belgian Waterways)
7-night cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam
2015 Embarkation Date: March 31
Aboard the AmaLyra
5% Early Booking Discount if booked by July 31, 2014

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. If applicable, single supplement waived offer does not apply to A+, AA+, or Suites. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings only. 5% Early Booking Discount is valid until July 31, 2014 on cruises in 2015, is discounted off the cruise only fare and is not applicable towards Group bookings. Other restrictions may apply. 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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates June 5 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 June 5th 2014 through June 11th 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.

jrrail.jpg

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).

About Naka’s Travel

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