Monday, March 11, 2013

Introducing RHS Garden Holidays

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Welcome to Royal Horticultural Society Garden Holidays

Millions of people love gardening and nearly everyone dreams of traveling. For that reason Collette Vacations has partnered with the renowned Royal Horticultural Society to create a collection of unique garden holidays. Now you can experience exclusive access to the world’s most extraordinary gardens with the thrill of exploring iconic destinations. Don’t miss out.

  • For all bookings, we’re providing one year complimentary membership to the Royal Horticultural Society
  • All tours are led by expert Collette tour guides, whilst certain departure dates will also have a specialist RHS tour leader for added horticultural depth.
  • All tours have a strong horticultural slant. This may mean they offer private entry to public gardens, visits to private gardens, or the chance to see plants in their natural habitat.
  • All tours are rich in cultural interest, so if by chance your traveling companion is slightly less horticulturally minded than you are, there will still be plenty for them to enjoy.

The Gardens of London
featuring the Centennial RHS Chelsea Flower Show
8 Days • 9 Meals
Starting at $2849*

The Beauty of Britain

9 Days • 10 Meals
Starting at $2349*

Floral Wonders of South Africa
with optional 3-Night Victoria Falls Post Tour Extension
15 Days • 23 Meals
Starting at $3799*

Portugal’s Gardens
featuring the Azores and Lisbon
10 Days • 15 Meals
Starting at $2249*

New Zealand’s Garden Route
with optional 2-Night Fiji Post Tour Extension
19 Days • 27 Meals
Starting at $4999*

Gardens of American History
10 Days • 14 Meals
Starting at $2749*

Historic Gardens of America’s Northeast
8 Days • 9 Meals
Starting at $2699*

Eternal Gardens of Rome
7 Days • 8 Meals
Starting at $1999*

Gardens and Villas of The Italian Lakes
10 Days • 12 Meals
Starting at $3299*

The Beauty of Japan
13 Days • 19 Meals
Starting at $6249*

Gardens of The Loire

8 Days • 9 Meals
Starting at $2549*

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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 7 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 March 7th 2013 through March 13th 2013 - 1 USD = 94.65 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).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Free Cruise to Europe with Africa Safari Cruise Booking

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Africa Safari & Wildlife Cruise

Book an Africa Safari & Wildlife Cruise
& Receive a FREE 7-night European River Cruise
in a French Balcony stateroom!*

Book a 2013 Spring or Summer Africa Safari & Wildlife Cruise (select departures) and earn a FREE cruise for two in Europe! Choose either an “In Celebration of Wine” cruise or a Holiday cruise departing November or December in 2013 or 2014. Already have plans? Surprise a loved one with the ultimate gift - a luxurious European river cruise (as your free cruise is transferable)!

TULIP TIME CRUISE STARS OF AFRICA
Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town, 3 nights in Kruger National Park Area and
1 night in Johannesburg before embarking on your 4-night safari cruise, ending with 2 nights in Victoria Falls
Hotel Check-in Dates: March 11, April 15, 29, May 27, June 3,
July 8 & 22, 2013
Starting from $8,995* per person

GOLDEN TRAILS OF AFRICA
1 night in Nairobi, 8 nights at game reserves in Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti, 1 night in Johannesburg, then a 4-night safari cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls
Hotel Check-in Dates: March 8, May 24, 31, July 5 & 19, 2013
Starting from $11,495* per person

NOW FEATURING SOME OF AFRICA’S MOST PREMIER LODGE
AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS


Africa Wildlife Cruises & Included Features

4 nights in a Balcony stateroom | Full day Chobe National Park game drive
Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park | Cultural interaction with Kasenu villagers
Excursions in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe | Traditional African Boma Dinner onshore
All meals included with complimentary wine and beer on board | Premier hotel accommodations
Exclusive luxury safari lodges | Daily morning/afternoon/evening game drives
All meals, drinks and laundry included at lodges

Unrushed, unspoiled, up-close…Africa as it was meant to be seen!

SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFER!

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 prices are per person, based on double occupancy (stateroom SB aboard the Zambezi Queen) and vary per departure date. International airfare, intra-Africa air and upgrades are additional; ask for details. Featured hotels and lodges are based on availability and may be substituted for similar accommodations. Special limited time offer is applicable to new bookings only, not combinable with any other offers and is based on availability. Offer not applicable to Groups; FIT bookings only. Offer only applicable to departure dates listed above and must be paid in full to redeem free 7-night cruise. Free cruise offer only applicable towards one Cat. C stateroom for 7-nights (port charges additional) on any “In Celebration of Wine” cruise or Holiday cruise departing November-December in 2013 or 2014. Free cruise may be transferred if guest is not able to travel. Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Monday, March 4, 2013

Save up to $1280 on Insight Vacations tours!

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Save up to $1280 Per Couple on 2013 Europe!

When you book and pay in full by April 30th on 2013 Insight Vacations Europe tours, you can save up to $1280* per couple!

But don’t delay - Space is limited!

Country Roads of Ireland
13 days from $2525
Come join in the ‘craic’ on this convivial jaunt around the Emerald Isle, furnished with ruined castles, towering cliffs, historic towns, quiet lakes and natural wonders.
Book Early and Save up to $520 per couple.

Italian Intermezzo
9 days from $2399
Italy’s most famous and best loved cities reveal a treasure-trove of riches on this concise yet surprisingly diverse and delightful itinerary.
Book Early and Save up to $512 per couple!

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.

Terms and Conditions: Booking and full payment for entire vacation package must be made by April 30th, 2013 and no less than 45 days before the set departure date to qualify for savings. Offer is valid for new bookings made on itineraries found in Insight Vacations 2013 Europe & Britain brochure. Available savings are based on Insight Vacations’ 5% Early Payment Discount combined with the 5% Frequent Traveler Discount for past Insight guests. First-time guests with Insight can save up to 5% or $640 per couple. *$1,280 savings based on both discounts applied to the 8/22/13 departure of Insight’s Romantic European. Offer is not valid on any tours where Early Payment Discounts is not available including Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Israel, and tours with cruise inclusions. Discounts may be withdrawn or reduced based on demand for the departure dates and are subject to availability. Valid for new Groups on scheduled departures only and subject to promo payment conditions being met. Please call 1-800-582-8380 for details. CST No. 20687545-20

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates February 28 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 February 28th 2013 through March 6th 2013 - 1 USD = 94.33 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).