Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Night With Janis Joplin - New - New York Play

The Lyceum Theatre in New York City presents a new play "A Night With Janis Joplin". For those you remember the 60's and 70's music, this is a treat. We recommend staying at the reasonable (by New York standards) Staybridge Suites. The hotel is centrally located near the theatre district.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Mansion in San Diego

Often I am asked where to stay in San Diego. Why not try the Spreckels Mansion on Coronado Island. The Glorietta Bay Inn is across the street from the famous Del Coronado Resort and is much less expensive. Each room is unique with history and charm. The Contempory Inn building rooms give you the best value however the Historic Mansion rooms are special. The Mansion was built by John D. Spreckels of the sugar family. Enjoy!!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Post Ranch Inn, A Very Special Resort

In all of America, few places rival the sheer natural beauty of Big Sur. The towering cliffs, the thick endless sea of Redwood trees and the seemingly never ending ocean gives the location a zen-like quality: it's a place of relaxation, seclusion and ever present awe.

And within the idyllic landscape of Big Sur, very few hotels can compete with Post Ranch Inn. As a place of romance, rejuvenation and escape, the Post Ranch Inn beckons to the soul.

Perched over twelve-hundred feet over the sea, the place seems to meld into the rugged beauty of the California coast. And with only thirty nine rooms, guest are only afforded the most spectacular views that their hearts can withstand. Which is what the Post Ranch Inn seeks to give.

At the hotel, you can eat from an award-winning restaurant, partake in a relaxing yoga session, learn how to meditate, frolic through the area with an experienced guide, gaze at the stars, stay connected to friends and family via wireless Internet and use their complimentary Lexus's! Along with this, the Post Ranch Inn has a heated swimming pool, two spas and a fitness center.

The magic though doesn't end in the common amenities. The true beauty is in your room. King bed with organic mattress and linens, wood-burning fireplace, indoor spa tub, private deck with views of the ocean or mountains, outdoor stainless steel hot tub, heated floors, stereo with digital music system, iPod docking station, Mini-bar offering complimentary snacks and
non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea, complimentary wireless Internet access, in-room dining, nightly turn down service, terry cloth robe, slippers, organic bath products, walking sticks, binocular,s in-room safe, hairdryer and iron/ironing board complimentary with the room's cost!

It's places like these in the world that make life special. And it's places like these we should make a habit in indulging every once in awhile. So if your in Big Sur, think about spending some time in Post Ranch Inn. You'll likely never forget it!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cambodia River Cruise Special.

 Walker Travel and Cruises is pleased to announce a brand new and very enticing offer from luxury cruise operator Jahan Cruises!

From the first of June until the fifth of October 2013, you can cruise from the fascinating city of Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh as it is called today) to the utterly astonishing ruins and complex of Angkor Wat (which is accessed by disembarking in the city of Siem Reap).  For the price of $2,917 per person, this fabulous experience could be yours. Price is based on double occupancy.

If this time doesn't work then a departure from the 20th of October to the 31st of December (except Christmas Eve and New Years Eve) for $3,923 can be arranged.

If this tour interest you in any way, come down to Walker Travel. We and our team of experienced professionals have the ability to alleviate your concerns, provide an outlet for further discussion on travels to S.E. Asia and tailor an itinerary that's suitable to your dreams. We'd love to hear back from you.

Bon Voyage.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Our Weekly Cruise Specials

 Walker Travel and Cruises is pleased to announce another couple of cruise offers courtesy of Princess Cruises.

On the 15th of November, the Coral Princess will leave the Port of Ft. Lauderdale on an eleven day voyage through the Panama Canal before disembarking back in Ft. Lauderdale.  Enjoy the splendors of cruise travel for $900 dollars per person for an interior cabin and $1500 per person for a balcony.

On the 14th of December, the Caribbean Princess will departs the Port of Houston and frolic in the Western Caribbean for seven days before disembarking  in Houston. For $500 per person for an interior cabin or $700 dollars for a balcony cabin, this wonderful sailing could be yours.

If either of these deals entice you, come into Walker Travel and let our team of experienced consultants plan your next adventure. Having almost a century of experience and clout, we will make your dreams come true!!!!!

Bon Voyage.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Holland America Cruise Offers.

 Walker Travel and Cruises are pleased to herald a great offer from Holland America Cruise Line.

On the Tenth of May, the Eurodam  will depart from Civitevecchia (Rome's port of call) for an eleven day odyssey around Iberian Peninsula before arriving in Copenhagen.  Experience the pleasures of cruise travel for six-hundred dollars per person for an interior or six-hundred and fifty dollars for an ocean view cabin! If more deluxe travel is more appreciated, verandahs costs eight-hundred dollars per person and Neptune Suites go for twenty-five hundred per person.

If  interested in any of these offers, come down to Walker Travel and let our experienced consultants and travel professionals work in your best interest. You have questions or concerns about this offer? Look no further then Walker Travel. Having worked in travel for almost a century, we are fully equiped and prepared to find you the best deal possible.

Bon Voyage.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Maui Offers!

Walker Travel is pleased to herald four great offers from the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Maui. From August 25th, 2013 through September 30th, 2013 and December 1st, 2013through December 14th, 2013. These offers are prices-for-a-lifetime and should not be missed.

For seven unforgettable days, you could try a Fairmont Suite for $1,468 per person, a Partial Ocean Suite for $1650 per person, Ocean View Suite per person for $1,842 or Deluxe Ocean Suite per person for $1,993. Along with this, the Fairmont is graciously offering a free full sized Alamo rental car, accommodations with a living room and separate bedroom, complimentary shuttle service and cultural activities, a feast at Lele Luau for two and a special package discount. Air fare is not included.

If any of these offers interest you, come down to Walker Travel and we can help you plan an exciting trip. After almost ninety years in the travel industry, we've dealt with the Fairmont and many other five-class resort numerous times. We know the ins and outs that will get you the best deal possible.

Aloha and Mahalo!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

One Day Cruise Special

Have you ever wanted to go on a cruise but never could find the time?   Walker Travel is pleased to announce that Princess Cruise Lines has resolved your problem.

On May 10th, 2013, the Star Princess leaves Vancouver, British Columbia sailing for Seattle, Washington on a cozy one day voyage. Experience the pleasures of a cruise ship while only forfeiting $35 per person for an interior cabin or $50 dollars per person for a balcony cabin!

If you've ever been curious about the delights a cruise? Then come down to Walker Travel and Cruises. Having been in the travel industry for over eighty years, we have negotiated low rates with big cruises lines like Princess. Rest assured that our experienced travel agents will work tirelessly to get you the best deal possible on your one day cruise through the Puget Sound.

Bon Voyage.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Offer.

As of April 1st, 2013, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is offering two amazing deals that anybody who enjoys the glamour of a five star resort would enjoy.

From spring into late summer, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is offering a fantastic price of five-hundred dollars per night for a room. Along with this, guests receive a $200 dollar credit per stay to use if they wish to return to the hotel some time in the near future. No resort fees! Taxes are not included.

From April 1st, 2013 to September 30th, 2013, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is offering a second room free if you spend $825 dollars or more on the first room. Along with this, they are offering a complimentary breakfast to guests on these travel dates: April 8th to June 14th, July 7th to July 26th and August 25th to September 30th. No resort fees! Taxes are not included.

If at all interested in either offer, come to Walker Travel and we will be more than willing to meditate this interest on your behalf. After almost a century in the travel business, we have the authority and expertise to give you the best deal possible or to answer any possible travel questions you may have directly.

Aloha, Mahalo and Bon Voyage!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hot New Deals Courtesy of Princess Cruises.

As of March 21st, Princess Cruises has released a list of hot new deals for travelers to Alaska, the Panama Canal and the Transatlantic.

For transatlantic voyages, Princess Cruises is offering a fourteen day trip across the Atlantic Ocean on the Crown Princess on April 16th for a cost of $600 per person for an interior cabin and for $1100 per person for a balcony option. The trip begins in Fort Lauderdale and ends in Southampton (London, United Kingdom).

For trips through the panama canal (full transit), Princess Cruises is offering a ten day trip  on the Coral Princess on April 20th for a cost of $800 per person for an interior cabin and for $1200 per person for a balcony option. The trip begins in Fort Lauderdale and ends in Fort Lauderdale.

For trips through the Alaska Inside Passage Princess Cruises is offering a seven day trip on the Star Princess on May 18th for a cost of $500 per person for an interior cabin and for $850 for an balcony option. The trip begins in Seattle and ends in Seattle.

If any of these offers have intrigued you, come over to Walker Travel and we can discuss these offers in more detail. We have the expertise to answer your questions and book this cruise on your behalf.

Bon Voyage!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Tauck Tour Difference

The world has no shortage of escorted tour operators. Amongst the giants of the industry, titans like Globus, Trafalgar and Insight, there are smaller, more deluxe based touring companies like Tauck that specialize in travel that is both more luxorious.

Of course, there are reasons why some would choose not to partake in a Tauck tour. For most travelers, cost is the biggest factor. This added luxury comes at a rather steep price. But the crux is this: is this steeper price worth the cost?

Absolutely! Tauck's value (especially for Scandinavia) is unmatched by any other operator. Although they are marginally more expensive than Globus, Trafalgar and Insight, the bang for your buck is much better. Let's explicate this issue further to highlight this point.

As of now, Tauck's premier Scandinavian tour cost's approximately $5,500 per person; Globus's costs approximately 3300 per person. That seems like a steep price difference at first, but it isn't when put everything into an appropiate context.

First of all, neither of these two prices include airfare. But this fact, ironically, works in favor of Tauck moreso than Globus. Currently on flights going from the US to Europe, Tauck is offering a price of $1100 per person. The closest offer that Globus has to rebuke Tauck's is over five-hundred dollars more expensive per person.

Another fact about Globus vacations is that they hide a lot of their itinerary under the cloak of optional activities, which Tauck doesn't do. If you add in all of the optionals to the price of the vacation, you increase the amount by $600 per person.

The third factor is that Tauck treats you to far more lunches and dinner than Globus would. If you combine all of the secondary meals into the going price, you'd increase the amount again to somewhere between $200-$400 per person.

If you add in all of these differential costs, the REAL cost comparison between the two companies is much less exaggerated. Tauck's tour cost $5500 while Globus's cost $4700. Yes, Tauck is still the more expensive of the two brands, but this is were the Tauck difference comes into play.

Tauck's itinerary is vastly superior to Globus's. To start with, Tauck takes you too the biggest and most spectacular fjord in the world: the Geirangerfjord. Globus doesn't. Tauck takes you to the heart of the Briksdal Glacier; Globus doesn't do that either. Tauck takes you to the Sofeiro Slott, one of the prettiest Swedish manors in all of Sweden. Globus doesn't do that either. There is virtually nothing that Globus does that Tauck doesn't do more intensively. That isn't even mentioning that Globus has almost quadruple the amount of days were you are seeing almost nothing of interest.

Then there is the hotels. The difference in the price of the hotel is $2000 per person, which in and of itself makes Tauck the better deal.

Tauck's menus at dinner are a la carte, instead of the fixed menu Globus demands. You get to choose what you want to eat. 

And there you have it. Why Tauck is the best bet when going to Scandinavia.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tauck Airfare.

As of the year 2013, Tauck World Discovery is offering an economy air package that hovers around $1,090 per person per flight for their tours to Europe. This deal also offers a refund period of up to sixty days before departure with taxes and fuel charges included. So, if you have an interest in Tauck Luxury Escorted Tour, we recommended that you visit Walker Travel--Oregon's most experienced travel agency--and we will reserve your dream trip.

Great New Deals!

Have you ever wanted to go to Disneyworld or Cancun on spring break? Have you searched Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline and Southwest looking for rates? Well, look no further. Walker Travel has the best rates for travel to Orlando and Cancun in the entire city of Portland. We beat all of our competition by at least one-hundred bucks (in many cases two-hundred) in pricing the air fare. Do you want to save one-hundred bucks? Come on down to Walker Travel and we'll give you a quote.