GotoBus Unveils New Beijing Vacation Packages for Summer

CAMBRIDGE, MA – GotoBus.com is proud to unveil new tour options and significant vacation package discounts to beautiful Beijing, China. With tour packages like the 8 Day Splendid China starting from $999, discovering Beijing and other popular Chinese cities including Shanghai and Suzhou are just a few clicks away for adventurous travelers.

History, culture, mystery, and fun are in high supply in China. The rapid growth and modern development in Beijing particularly is an amazing juxtaposition to its breathtaking natural landscapes and historical architecture. Immaculate gardens dispersed throughout the city display the exquisite precision of the Chinese gardening arts and offer tranquil spaces perfect for relaxation and unique photo opportunities.

With the booming growth of tourism throughout China, many popular attractions are available at a fraction of the previous cost. Guided Beijing tours of famous locales such as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, and the Grand Canal are included in many of these vacation packages. Modern comforts abound as post-Olympic Beijing prides itself as being one of the world’s greatest travel destinations. Renowned hotels, restaurants, parks, museums, and landmarks are just some of the excitement waiting to be explored in Beijing alone.

All information provided regarding tours was accurate at the time of publishing. Complete itineraries, ticketing information, and more travel deals can be found online at GotoBus.com.

About GotoBus.com

GotoBus is the leading online marketplace for bus tickets, tours, and sightseeing activities. The GotoBus online booking system, similar to those used by major airlines, makes it easy for travelers to quickly compare schedules, prices, and pickup/drop-off locations for over 300 bus and tour companies. GotoBus.com is also the fastest growing gateway for bus travel on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com as one of the best travel websites and named it ‘Best of the Web’ in the ‘Motorcoaches’ category. The company was most recently featured in 2009 by the New York Times.

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Incredible Value in Brazil!

New one-day sightseeing tours explore the best of Brazil. Explore some of the beaches that make up the 4,655 miles of Brazilian coastline. Or navigate your way through some of the booming metropolitan areas in Brazil. Sunscreen is a must for the sunny days and dancing shoes are required for the world renown nightlife.

Joao Pesso, tours starting from $14

Maceio, tours starting from $21

Natal, tours starting from $24

Paraty,  tours starting from $34

Recife, tours starting from $20

Rio de Janeiro, tours starting from $45

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Adventure awaits in New Zealand

GotoBus is now offering tours of New Zealand departing from Auckland (North Island), Christchurch (South Island), and Queenstown (South Island). The 2-9 day tours start at $328 and offer a one of a kind experience to those in search of relaxation and adventure.

New Zealand was the last landmass on earth to be discovered, making it the youngest country. Since the first people arrived a thousand years ago, many cultures have made New Zealand home.  But its not just the people of New Zealand that make the land diverse, the geography itself is of a widely sorted variety. Snowy mountains, volcanoes, delectable beaches, remote hiking trails, fiords, wilderness lakes, and more pepper New Zealand with natural wonders.

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Reach new heights in Africa!

Fantastic treks on majestic Kilimanjaro. Summit Africa’s highest peak (Uhuru) while soaking in the beauty of surrounding Tanzanian towns. The highest freestanding mountain in the world offers a one of a kind experience with mother nature. Although it is one of the world’s highest peaks it is often described as the easiest to climb of the world’s famous Seven Summits.

8-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Lemosho Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Machame Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Rongai Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Shira Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Umbwe Route

5-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Marangu Route

For those not that are less vertically inclined, a tour of the enormous Arusha National Park would keep you at sea level. 53 square miles of scenery and diverse wildlife await in this 1-day voyage into one Africa’s must see locations.

1-Day Safari Arusha National Park

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Niagara Falls – Maid of Mist opened April 10

We know that the Maid of the Mist boat ride is one of the most exciting parts of a Niagara Falls Tour and are happy to announce that it reopened this past weekend on April 10! Touring the falls is super easy and affordable with our packages. One of our most popular tours is the 2-Day New York to Niagara Falls and Corning Tour which includes a one night hotel stay, a professional guide, and round trip transportation via coach. If you are not interested in the Corning Glass Museum we also have Niagara Falls packages that include other popular sites like 1000 Islands tours, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and some even go into Canada. These tour packages start at only $108 and have departures from most major cities on the East Coast.

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Top 10 Tours: February 2009

Curious which GotoBus tours are most popular? Here are the Top 10 Tours from February 2009.

1. New York to Washington DC 2-Day Tour Cherry Blossom (Seasonal), 1 night hotel. Round trip transportation from New York or New Jersey. Sightseeing in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC. Air and Space Museum

2. New York to Niagara Falls 2-Day Bus Tour 1 night hotel. Round trip transportation from New York or New Jersey. Sightseeing in Niagara Falls (day and night). Corning Glass Center.

3. Philadelphia, Washington DC and Niagara Falls 3-Day Tour 2-night accommodations. Ground transportation. Sightseeing in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Corning Glass Center, Niagara Falls.

4. Boston to Washington DC 3-Day Tour 2 nights accommodations. Visit Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York…

5. Los Angeles to San Francisco Yosemite 3-Day Tour 2 nights accommodations. Ground transportation. Visits to San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Hearst Castle (optional), Bay Cruise (optional), Solvang, Denmark Village and more

6. NY ->Washington DC, Shenandoah Cavern 2-Day Tour 1 Night hotel. Round trip transportation from New York or New Jersey. Sightseeing in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Shenandoah Caverns Virginia (optional). Air and Space Museum (optional)

7. LA to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim 3-Day Tour 2 nights accommodations (2-night in Las Vegas). Ground transportation. Visits to Las Vegas, Factory Outlets, Grand Canyon South Rim, Hoover Dam and more

8. Skiing, Woodbury Shopping and Turning stone Casino 2-Day Tour Ski, shop, and gamble with 1 night hotel accomodation

9. NY to Washington DC, Baltimore 2-Day Tour 1 Night hotel. Round trip transportation from New York. Sightseeing in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and more…

10. New York to Canada 3-Day Bus Tour 2 Nights hotel. Round trip transportation from New York or New Jersey. Sightseeing in Niagara Falls (US and Canadian side) and Toronto. Ontario. Thousand Islands region. Corning Glass Factory (optional)

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Pisa, Italy

Most people have probably heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa…but how many people have actually seen it?? If you are planning to take an Italy Tour you must make Pisa a stop on your list. Here are some tour ideas that will help you get the most out of your trip.

1. Pisa Self-Guided Cruiser Bike Tour $33: This tour is recommended for expert riders who would like to discover Pisa at their own pace. On this tour you will get to see the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the baptistery, Piazza dei Cavalieri, San Michele in Borgo, Across the arno, San Sepolcro, San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno, Santa Spina and much more!

2. Wine Tasting in Pisa $38: Luxurious wines and cheeses specially selected by our Sommelier and matched by the most traditional flavors of the Tuscan countryside.

3. Pisa Segway Tour $84: Have fun gliding through the medieval streets of Pisa, the most important port of the past in the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the coolest ride of the 21st century.

Check out all Italy Activities, Tours, and Vacation Packages!

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Palm Springs- California!

GotoBus has just released 16 new sightseeing tours departing from Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs is a major tourist destination for travelers who crave warm weather, mountain views and desert excursions. With temperate winter climes averaging approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit it is no wonder that northerners and locals alike choose to sightsee during these months.

Our Top Picks for Palm Springs Tours including:

1. Palm Springs Grand Tour: Visit the cities of Cathedral City (The re-born city), Racho Mirage (The Playground of the Presidents), Indian Wells (The wealthiest city in the nation), Palm Desert (Home of El Paseo Drive). While on this leg you will see the estates of Frank Sinatra, Walter Annenberg, the church that Dolly Sinatra re-furbished, walk through a nature garden and more. Next our tour will take a short break to experience the natural Dates of the valley. After the break you will head into the heart of the Old Movie Colony of Palm Springs and the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs. You will get up close and personal with the stars on the second leg of the tour. See the homes of stars like Bob Hope, Dina Shore, Alan Ladd, Elvis, Liberace, Celine Dion, Arnold Schwartzenagger, Ronald Regan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more.

2. Desert Sampler 2 hours Excursion: An introduction to our local deserts, including a fascinating look at the destructive forces of the San Andreas Fault. BONUS: A quick history of our famous wind farms and facts about where we get our water. Perfect tour for those on a budget or just short on time.

3. Joshua Tree Adventure: This remote location takes you to an elevation of 5,518 feet…the 360 degree view is spectacular! Joshua Trees – This spectacular plant has become the symbol of the Mojave Desert. Mormon pioneers named the species for the biblical figure Joshua, because the trees uplifted limbs reminded them of Joshua praying and pointing to the heavens. Today its large size and unusual characteristics make it an appealing and attractive component of the desert

***SPLURGE OF THE MONTH***
Paleontologist For A Day:
Depart Palm Springs Airport via helicopter to a remote area of the Mojave Desert. There your luxury Hummer waits. Travel a short distance to an ancient marine fossil bed where your paleontogical adventure begins. Your “dig” will uncover 570 million year old fossils affectionately known as trilobites. All equipment and gourmet lunch provided.

Seriously, how cool is this? Treat yourself or give an unforgettable experience to a loved one!

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