Thursday, September 20, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 20 2012

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 20th 2012 through September 26th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Trafalgar: Save up to $2000 per couple on Europe in 2013

trafalgar-logo.png Visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and learn how to pour the perfect pint. Be an invited guest for dinner at the private villa of an Italian Count. Uncover the secret behind an 18th century windmill in Paris.

With Trafalgar, you’ll feel like a traveler not a tourist. We reveal Europe’s hidden places, arrange amazing encounters with local people, and share traditions you may miss by traveling on your own. It’s an insider’s view that’s value-packed with experiences you won’t find any other way.

Not only have prices dropped as much as 13% for 2013, we’re also offering incredible savings of up to $2,000 per couple. This fall, book early for 2013 for not only the best land deal, but historically also the best air pricing. Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Save up to $1,500 per couple for a limited-time with Trafalgar’s new and improved 10% Early Payment Discount on 2013 Europe vacations booked and paid in full by December 27, 2012.*
  • Past guests save up to $2,000 per couple with our 10% Early Payment Discount, plus 5% Past Guest Travel Club discount.^ This also applies to past guests of our sister companies, Insight, Uniworld, Brendan, African or Contiki!

This promotion is combinable with all brochure discounts, including our 5% Friends & Family!

With our price decreases, that means up to 38% savings on 2013 versus 2012.

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 $1,500 per couple ($750 per person) is based on Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount when full payment is received by December 27, 2012. 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 $2,000 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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Big Savings on Big Band Steamboat River Cruises

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Book a Feb 2013 Voyage by Dec 31st, 2012, and Receive $350 Travel Credit per guest.

Someone once said that we enter this world as strangers but we leave it as friends. They might just have had a river voyage on the grand American Queen in mind as well. What is more important, more rewarding, more fulfilling or more comforting than a sense of community bound together by shared experiences? And few shared experiences are more delightful than a cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Company.

With her countless Victorian details and the history she represents, there is nothing like the American Queen afloat today. Built in 1995 with every modern convenience and thoroughly refreshed in 2012, the American Queen is modeled after the steamboats of yesteryear with an authentic steam-powered paddlewheel, broad shaded decks and enough filigree, fretwork, antique furniture, stained glass and mahogany paneling to make Mark Twain proud.

If you are a fan of the big bands, we have two sentimental Big Band journeys you won’t want to miss and they feature the most iconic destinations in the Old South. Steamboating the Lower Mississippi River, the American Queen will take you to Louisiana favorites like Houmas House, Oak Alley and Baton Rouge. In Mississippi, enjoy the historic towns of Vicksburg and Natchez. Or you may wish to celebrate Mardi Gras, American Queen style. With an old-fashioned Mardi Gras ball held in Natchez and acclaimed entertainment, you’ll swear that you’ve arrived in one of New Orleans’ most renowned clubs!

New Orleans to Memphis
February 7 - 15, 2013
Theme: Mardi Gras

Featuring:
The Harry James Orchestra
New Orleans All-Stars
Tout Les Soir
Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Memphis to New Orleans
February 15 - 23, 2013
Theme: Big Band

Featuring:
The Harry James Orchestra
Herb Reed’s Platters
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Dance Hosts for our single guests

Roundtrip New Orleans
February 23 - March 2, 2013
Theme: Big Band

Featuring:
Herb Reed’s Platters
Artie Shaw Orchestra
New Orleans All-Stars
Tout Les Soir
Three Redneck Tenors

fares start at just $1,995 per guest

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

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

Travel Credit is per guest, for new, individual bookings only, and does not apply to special group or negotiated rates. Port Charges of $69 to $159 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice. The American Queen is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 13 2012

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 13th 2012 through September 19th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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).

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 6 2012

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 6th 2012 through September 12th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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).