Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Travel with the Royal Horticultural Society

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Embrace a World of Color

Enjoy privileged access to some of the world’s finest gardens when you set off on a garden holiday with the Royal Horticultural Society. From Japan and Italy to New Zealand and London, these tours offer up the world’s greatest gardens combined with the thrill of international guided travel.

The RHS Garden Holidays Brochure Is Now Available!

With private entry into public gardens and privileged visits to private gardens, a world of floral wonders awaits your discovery. These popular garden holidays are rich in cultural interest so you truly get the best of the destination.Take a look at the 2014-15 lineup now and then call us to book your vacation!

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates October 3 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 October 3rd 2013 through October 9th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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).

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2014 Early Booking Discount: 2-FOR-1 cruise plus up to 2-FOR-1 air

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Take advantage of 2014 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

2-FOR-1 cruise pricing plus special pricing on airfare!*
Hurry—offer expires October 31, 2013

THE VIKING ADVANTAGE
Viking River Cruises offers the best itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Russia and China. Enjoy exciting cities, rich cultural experiences, fine dining and deluxe accommodations onboard the most modern ships—with everything from meals to shore excursions included in your fare. And our award-winning Viking Longships® have raised the bar yet again with full-size veranda staterooms, the largest suites in Europe, al fresco dining and more. Come discover for yourself why Viking is truly the world’s leading river cruise line.

EUROPE
Europe is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of the Old World with European river cruises along the Rhine, the Main, the Danube and the Seine. Our Europe cruises will provide you with an unforgettable vacation experience along these great waterways. River cruises from $1,356 per person.

RUSSIA & UKRAINE
Viking began offering Russian river cruises nearly 15 years ago. No longer shrouded in mystery, Russia now welcomes travelers with open arms. Russia cruises give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and the beauty of Ukraine. River cruises from $4,638 per person.

CHINA & SOUTHEAST ASIA
Our China river cruises showcase the imperial and cultural highlights of Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Asia cruises highlight the spectacular backdrop of this vast and varied continent. Experience mountains and deserts, floating villages and urban jungles, ancient temples and futuristic metropolises. River cruises from $3,092 per person.

CRUISE CRITIC’S EDITORS PICK
Recently named Best New River Ships of 2012 in Cruise Critic’s® Editors’ Picks Awards, Viking Longships integrate patented design and cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. Viking River Cruises has christened an unprecedented 16 of these vessels in ceremonies across Europe.

Now is the perfect time to book with our 2014 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT of 2-for-1 cruise plus up to 2-for-1 air.*

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

*Note: $1,356 per person “Europe” price is based on CAT E double occupancy Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Nov-Dec sailings aboard Viking Spirit, Viking Pride or Viking Neptune. $4,638 per person “Russia & Ukraine” price is based on CAT EX double occupancy Footsteps of the Cossacks, October sailings aboard Viking Sineus. $3,092 per person “China & Southeast Asia” price is based on CAT C double occupancy Imperial Jewels of China, July sailings aboard Viking Emerald. 2014 Early Booking Discount (Rivers): 2-FOR-1 cruise and up to 2-FOR-1 air (on Waterways of the Czars, Footsteps of the Cossacks; Portugal’s River of Gold; and March & April departures of Europe itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on China & Mekong itineraries from LAX, SFO, PDX or SEA; other gateways available; see website for pricing) are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Valid on new bookings only as of October 1, 2013, subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers except Past Guest Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Must request offer code EBD at time of booking. Must book and pay in full October 31, 2013. Offer expires October 31, 2013. Additional terms and conditions apply; see Passenger Ticket Contract at vikingcruises.com. CST#2052644-40.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Book Early and Save on Insight Vacations to Europe in 2014

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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, September 26, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 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 September 26th 2013 through October 2nd 2013 - 1 USD = 100.35 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).