Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 16 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 May 16th 2013 through May 22nd 2013 - 1 USD = 101.80 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, May 14, 2013

Viking River Cruises - book by May 31st for 2014

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Take advantage of 2014 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

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

  • Viking has continuously set the standard within the river cruise industry—we have the newest ships and largest staterooms.
  • Twelve revolutionary Viking Longships join our award-winning European fleet for 2014. These state-of-the-art vessels sail our most popular itineraries featuring full-size staterooms with full-size verandas and more.
  • The best fleet in Russia and Ukraine just got even better—fully refurbished Viking Helgi,Viking Ingvar, Viking Rurik, Viking Sineus and Viking Truvor sail Russia’s waterways with all-new Suites, Jr. Suites and Veranda staterooms.
  • Viking is the most all-inclusive of any river cruise line—from port charges, premium bath products in your stateroom to accommodations, internet service, meals, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks included with onboard dinner and lunch service, tours and much more—you pay one low price.

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

Offers apply to new bookings only as of May 13, 2013. If air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must be with flights that arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only.

2014EBD: 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 air (on Russia itinerary from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on China itinerary from LAX, SFO, PDX or SEA; other gateways available) are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer 2014EBD at time of booking. Must book and pay in full by May 31, 2013. Offer expires May 31, 2013.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Autumn, Winter & Spring Vacations with Brendan

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Book your European Autum, Winter, or Spring Vacation today and Save Up to $508*

Save up to $508* per couple for a limited-time when you take advantage of our Early Payment Discount on our 2013-2014 European Winter Departures booked by July 10, 2013!

Choose from our selection of European Guided Vacations including:

Enchanting Emerald Isle - 9 Days from $1,325**

Take a glimpse of Ireland’s best as you travel from Dublin towards Castlebar and Connemara, visiting the visually stunning Kylemore Abbey and Strokestown Park House. Then head south toward Limerick and Killarney, experiencing Ireland’s finest scenic landscape and natural beauty found throughout the Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry.

Real Britain - 9 Days from $1,550**

Visit medieval and modern London, the Wedgwood Pottery Center in Bristol, the scenic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, Wordsworth’s house and the Moffat Woolen Centre. Enjoy Jedburgh Abbey ruins, York Minster, Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon and much more!

Spanish Wonder - 10 Days from $1,775**

Experience Spain like never before on your 10-day adventure through its wondrous city highlighted with bright, vibrant local culture. Begin your stay in Madrid touring the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and the plaza de Espana. Next, visit Seville and Granada where Spain’s architectural splendors are highlighted by the Chapel of Santo Tome and the Alhambra Palace.

Italian Trio - 9 Days from $1,895**

Experience Italy with the best collection of sightseeing highlights featuring Venice, Florence and Rome with the help of our tour guides! Explore each destination with a city tour and visit the cultural and historical sites such as the Leaning Tower in Pisa, the Magnificent Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and much more!

European Whirl - 15 Days from $3,025**

Embrace Europe’s most important cities in one epic journey! From friendly Amsterdam and the relaxing Rhine Valley to scenic Alpine passes, Renaissance Italy and the passion of Paris, discover the continent’s unique cultural landmarks on this unmissable adventure!

View all of Brendan’s Autumn, Winter & Spring Vacations online!

See the Tour with Naka’s Page for information about this and other escorted tour packages, or contact Naka’s Travel to book now!

Terms & Conditions:

*Savings of up to $508 per couple ($254 per person) are valid on new 2013-2014 European Autumn Winter & Spring Vacations booked by 7/10/13. Sample savings is based on Brendan’s “European Whirl” itinerary departing 12/22/2013. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Not valid on all departures. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. **Prices are land-only, per-person, based on double occupancy and reflect travel dates with the lowest vacation price, prior to discount. For more information please visit BrendanVacations.com. CST# 2084503-20.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 9 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 May 9th 2013 through May 15th 2013 - 1 USD = 99.65 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, May 7, 2013

Save up to $3700* per Stateroom on Holiday River Cruises

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UP TO 40% OFF HOLIDAY CRUISE FARES!

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

TREASURES OF THE MAIN & RHINE
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam
U.S. Departure Dates: Dec. 22, 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

CHRISTMAS ON THE DANUBE
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

CHRISTMAS ON THE RHINE

7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Cologne, Heidelberg,
Speyer, Strasbourg and Basel
U.S. Departure Dates: Dec. 19, 2013 - 30% Off
Starting from $1,749 per person
Optional 4-night land program in Zurich & Lucerne for $1,040 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,623 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, 2013 - 30% Off
Dec. 11, 13, 17, 20 & 25, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Prague for $460 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 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
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,159 for one stateroom Optional 2-night land program in Budapest & 3-night land program
in Prague for $1,150 per person

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE (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 cruise only
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. $3,700 savings per stateroom is based on Christmas Time Cruise embarking 12/28 in a Suite. Cruise $1,379 is based on Christmas Time Cruise embarking 12/25 in a Category E stateroom. Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked from May 1to May 31, 2013. Up to 40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and excludes Cat. L Suites on the Mekong. 30% discount applies to Christmas Time Cruise, embarking 11/27 and 11/30 and Christmas on the Rhine embarking 12/20. Land program, airfare, port charges and gratuities are not included in the price listed. Solo traveler offer includes 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.