GotoBus starts Cambridge, Newton to New York City bus service

Travel to and from Boston is a staple of bus transportation in the northeast corridor. But choices for departure times and locations are often times limited. GotoBus is proud to be partnering with World Wide Bus to offer more transportation options in and around the Boston area.

Cambridge, MA to New YorkReturn ($15 one-way, $30 round-trip)
Newton, MA to New YorkReturn ($15 one-way, $30 round-trip)

World Wide Bus is the first bus operator to offer inter-city bus travel from and to Alewife Station in Cambridge, which is convenient for anyone on the MBTA’s Red Line and the northern suburbs of Boston. World Wide Bus also serves Newton’s Riverside Station, which is at the terminus of the “D” Branch of the MBTA’s Green Line and is convenient for residents of the suburbs to the west of Boston and Interstate 95/Route 128, Exit 22. Both Alewife Station and Riverside Station offer convenient overnight parking.

Countdown to 2010 East Coast Tours!

In less than 3 months, 2010 will already be here. One of the best and most affordable ways to combine a winter vacation and New Year’s celebration is by booking an East Coast Countdown to 2010 Tour Package. These packages start at $449 per person and the best part is that we are offering a Buy 2 Get 3rd Free special on these tours. Bring the third person along at no extra cost!

Check out a sample itinerary:

Day 1 Hometown – NYC (Night Tour) (Saturday, 12/26)
Welcome to the Big Apple! Upon arrival, you will be met at the baggage claim area of your selected airline by our professional tour guide, and then be escorted to the hotel with our scheduled shuttle bus for relaxation or to start your self-exploration of Lower Manhattan. Focus on the diverse downtown area: Little Italy, SOHO, and Chinatown. Walk through City Hall Park, and experience Brooklyn Bridge by foot. Join our optional night tour ($25/adult only) departing at 7 PM to experience “the City that Never Sleeps”!

Day 2 NYC – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (Free Night Tour) (Sunday, 12/27)
Visit the birthplace of this great nation in the morning: Independence Hall & Liberty Bell in the Independence Park, which has been ranked as the most historic square mile in this country. Move on to today’s most influential political center in the world: the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, plus the best kept secret in town — National Gallery of Arts with many world-class paintings.

Day 3 Washington – Hershey – Corning – Niagara Falls (Free Night Tour) (Monday, 12/28)
Passing by Harrisburg, the Capital of Pennsylvania State, arrive in the sweetest town on the Earth–Hershey. Chocolate World shows how candy is made as you travel through a simulated Hershey factory. (Yes, there’s a free sample, albeit tiny, at the end!) A 3-hour ride takes you to the Corning Museum of Glass, which maintains the most comprehensive collection of historic and art glass in the world: 35,000 glass pieces representing 35 centuries of glass craftsmanship. 200 miles away, the unmatched beauty of the Niagara Falls at night lit in the colors of the rainbow is waiting for you! Bonus: Free Christmas Lighting Show!

Day 4 Niagara FallsAlbany – Boston (Tuesday, 12/29)
We continue our sightseeing in Niagara Falls to see the majestic views of nature up close .It is important to note that Niagara Falls, consisting of the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. A camera is a must for the gorgeous scenery. Walking along the snow covered Goat Island, you will have a broader view of the fall and experience the unique winter view. We will also be heading to the IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls (optional) where you can experience Niagara Falls’ incredible stories. After that we ride through upstate New York and arrive at the capital city of New York – Albany. Here you will visit the Empire state plaza, The Egg ,the state house and the 9-11 Memorial where you can see the ruins of the building and damaged police cars. After that we head to the cultural city ,Boston. There will also be an opportunity to partake in Boston’s most famous export-the lobster-during dinner.

Day 5 Boston – Yale University – NYC (Wednesday, 12/30)
Start the day with Harvard University, the institute older than this nation and educated 20% of our presidents. Take photos with John Harvard, and move on to MIT, a smaller campus full of extremely smart students. The classic Trinity Church and modern John Hancock Tower together make Copley Square a perfect place to appreciate the architecture of this city. Best way to experience Boston? Take a one-hour harbor cruise and enjoy the fantastic view. Have a real Bostonian lunch at Quincy Market, full of food stands and souvenir shops. In the afternoon, with a brief visit of Yale University, the third oldest college located in Connecticut, reach New York in the evening.

Day 6 Countdown in NYC (Thursday, 12/31)
In the morning start with Harlem, where President Obama studied at Columbia University, and your senses will be overwhelmed with the music, the variety of stores, the restaurants, and the street prophets and musicians. The energy is relentless. New York is the world’s premier performing-arts city, and Lincoln Center is its premier institution. Check the offerings here, which can include opera, dance, symphonies, jazz, theater, film, and more — from the classics to the contemporary. The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration features star-studded musical performances, balloons, pom-poms, confetti, a colorful pyrotechnic display and about a million of your closest friends. Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration – it’s a global tradition. The world holds its breath…and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.

Day 7 New York City (Friday, 1/1)
At first glance New York may seem too overwhelming, but our highly organized tour is designed to give you a taste of the Capital of the World, with much of the City’s best in architecture, museums, history, shopping and fun! Just a few of the highlights you are going to see with us: Wall Street and its Charging Bull, Stature of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Ground Zero construction site, United Nations Headquarters, Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum with more than 200 figures of celebrities, Rockefeller Center with the world’s most beautiful Christmas tree, Fifth Avenue with the decorations in department store windows, and of course, the newly transformed USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum!

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)

New Year’s Eve 2009 Countdown Tours

2009 is just around the corner! Do you have plans yet? Make it a New Year’s resolution to celebrate in style and make it a night to remember. We are currently offering eight different New Year’s Eve Countdown Tours that range in duration from six to nine days. Many of these packages include numerous stops throughout the Northeast!

Some attractions include:

New York City– South St. Seaport, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Times Square, Chinatown, Ground Zero, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Top of the Rock

Countdown to 2009 in the world-renowned New Year’s Celebration at Times Square!

Philadelphia– Independence Mall, Liberty Bell

Washington DC– Capitol Hill, National Air and Space Museum, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorial

Hershey, PA– Hershey’s Chocolate World: the sweetest place on Earth!

New York State– Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls

Boston, MA– Harvard University, MIT, Boston Common, Government Center, North End, Harbor Cruise, Quincy Market

See all New Year’s Eve Countdown tours for more details and itineraries.