GotoBus Partner, MVP Bus, Launches Daily Service between New York City & Richmond, VA

GotoBus, the leading online bus ticketing service, is pleased to announce the launch of a new route operated by MVP Bus that will provide daily service between New York City and Richmond, VA. Bus tickets are $35 one way or $60 round trip for this new service that will begin on September 1, 2009.

MVP Bus is well known throughout the mid-Atlantic region as an affordable luxury bus service with conveniently located mid-town bus stops. This new route comes as a welcome expansion to MVP’s current bus services which cover Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. MVP’s fare information is as follows:

NYC – Richmond, VA ($35/$60)
NYC – Baltimore ($20/$35)
NYC – Washington ($20/$35)

MVP Bus is one of over 200 bus and tour operators, including the Chinatown bus whose services are currently marketed by GotoBus. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. Full schedules and ticketing information can be found at MVP Bus.

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Europe Flexi – Tours from $91

Have you ever wanted to travel around Europe at your leisure hopping on and off at various countries as you please? If so, we have got the perfect tour for you! Our flexible tours around Europe allow you to travel at your own pace.

What is it like to travel on a Flexi Tour? How does it work?

* You decide when and where your vacation will start
* You decide how many days you want to travel (2-7)
* Each day you can travel to a different place

Simply select your preferences at check out and you are ready to go. Want more details? Check out one of our most popular Europe Vacations: BL – RGL – 2-14 Days Western Europe Flexible Tour – From Paris for a sample itinerary.

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SALE! East Coast Tours

Want to save money this summer and still enjoy some time away? GotoBus has launched some extra incentives to help you get where you want to go. In addition to our Buy 2 Get 3rd Tour Free Deals, we have also recently marked down our already low priced East Coast Tours.

Here is a sampling of some of our hottest deals:

5-Day USA East Coast Tour Package – From NYC/NJ
$395
$359 Buy 2 Get 3rd Free

2-Day Tour to Niagara Falls and 1000 Islands $140
$112 Buy 2 Get 3rd Free

3-Day New York to Niagara Falls, DC, Philadelphia Tour $165
$132 Buy 2 Get 3rd Free

Discover the East Coast 8-Day Tour Package
$610
$569 Buy 2 Get 3rd Free

Book these deals while they last!

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New Miami Boat Cruises Released

GotoBus has just added 3 new Miami Boat Cruises: the El Loro Pirate Boat, the Heritage of Miami Schooner Sail Boat, and the Island Princess Glass Bottom Boat. Catch these summer deals while they last!

EL Loro – Pirate Boat $23
El Loro is Miami’s one and only Pirate Boat Sightseeing Experience. Cruise aboard this magnificent replica of an old Spanish Galleon like an early explorer during the times of Ponce De Leon. Come see the homes of the rich and famous on Star Island in Miami Beach. Cruise along-side the Port of Miami, Brickell Key and the Venetian Islands. This is the Magic City’s most exciting bilingual tour. Enjoy South Florida’s tropical sights, spectacular sunsets, history and refreshing Biscayne Bay breeze. Cruises depart daily from Bayside Marketplace from behind the Hard Rock Caf in the heart of Downtown Miami. All vessels are U.S. Coast Guard Certified for your safety. Souvenirs, refreshments and snacks are available for purchase.

The Heritage Of Miami – Schooner Sail Boat $23
The Heritage of Miami is South Florida’s ultimate sailing experience. This two mast topsail passenger schooner is 85 feet in length, weighs 47 tons, and is fully Coast Guard inspected for your safety. Her design was inspired by 19th century cargo and passenger schooners which once sailed the waters off Miami, the Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, and the West Indies. She possesses the modern amenities that assure a comfortable cruise with spacious topside decks with seating and clean ladies’ and men’s restrooms. Souvenirs, refreshments and snacks are available for purchase.

Island Princess – Glass Bottom Boat $23
The Island Princess is Miami’s one of a kind Glass Bottom Boat. Welcome aboard this unique vessel and see the homes of the rich and famous on Star Island in Miami Beach. Cruise along- side the Port of Miami, Brickell Key and the Venetian Islands. This is Downtown Miami’s most unique bilingual tour. Enjoy South Florida’s tropical sights, spectacular sunsets, history and refreshing Biscayne Bay breeze. Cruises depart daily from Bayside Marketplace from behind the Hard Rock Café in the heart of Downtown Miami. All vessels are U.S. Coast Guard Certified for your safety. Souvenirs, refreshments and snacks are available for purchase.

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Top 5 Attractions for June 2009

The top five attractions for June 2009 have been released! These popular attractions are good indicators of the hottest places to visit this summer and may give you some ideas for your next getaway. Here they are in order of popularity:

1. Niagara Falls

2. Washington DC

3. Philadelphia

4. Thousand Islands

5. Boston

Book your vacation today!

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New East Coast Bus Services Added

GotoBus.com has just updated its bus schedules with new service to more locations. Book your tickets online and don’t forget to select “roundtrip” tickets for additional savings!

NYC to Mohegan Sun Bus

Bus operator: Long Lucky Transportation
Price: $18 one way and $22 round trip
Duration: approx. 4 hours
New York City station: Broome x Forsyth St and 60th St x 8th Ave
Mohegan Sun station: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville

NYC to Dover/Smyrna, DE Bus

Bus operator: AA Bus
Price: $20 one way and $35 round trip
Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
New York City station: W 34th Street and 133 E Broadway
Smyrna, DE station: Eagle Plaza 119 N. Dupont Hwy., #C
Dover, DE station: 293 N. Dupont Hwy

Washington DC to Union City, NJ
Bus operator: Hola Bus
Price: $20 one way and $35 round trip
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Washington, DC station: 622 I St NW
Union City, NJ station: 524 31st St

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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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Travel Europe on the Cheap – How to Enjoy Bus Tours

Many would-be travelers dream about strolling down the Avenue des Champs-Elysees but are not willing to mortgage their future to finance the trip. However, traveling Europe on the cheap does not require backpacking and hitching free rides from strangers! One affordable solution that offers a happy medium between a super luxurious getaway and “roughing it” is a packaged bus tour.

Packaged bus tours offer the best value per day, due to the tour operator’s ability to secure group rates on hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and sightseeing attractions. They also provide peace of mind, which is priceless: the discerning traveler does not need to obtain an international driver’s license, rent a car (let alone remember on which side of the road to drive!), or read train schedules in foreign languages.

To get the most out of a European bus tour, remember the following travel tips.

Tips to enjoy a Europe bus tour:

  • Dress Comfortably: You will spend much of your time sightseeing or riding on the bus. Wear sensible clothes that you can wear while walking around in public areas, and that also fit well while sitting down.
  • Be Camera Ready: Pack extra batteries for the camera. Packaged bus tours feature numerous attractions and will often visit multiple countries. However, once the tour leaves for the next attraction, there is usually no turning back. Get that last photo op!
  • Eat Wisely: Carry snacks to ward off hunger attacks on the bus, and take advantage of any breakfast inclusions available at the hotel. Be wary of purchasing food at major sightseeing venues where prices are the highest.
  • Bring Entertainment: You will have downtime in between attractions and tours. Pack an MP3 player or a book and magazine to keep yourself occupied while en route to the next exciting destination.
  • Keep an Open Mind: Touring Europe provides a unique experience to enrich your mind. Interact with passengers to discover similar interests, and learn about local cultures and traditions.
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Winter Getaways to Hawaii

Need to get away to a tropical island? Yes, yes, and YES! With a winter storm warning in effect today for Cambridge, MA nothing sounds better than relaxing on a Hawaiian beach enjoying the warm sunny weather. Even in tough economic times it is possible to plan a budget friendly Hawaii getaway and GotoBus can show you how.

If your prefer a hassle free vacation where hotel accomodations, airport transfers, and sightseeing activities are included look no further than our 4-5 Day Hawaii Vacations. Our most popular tour, the Hawaii 4-Day Tour Package-C currently sells for $196. That is less than $50 per day! These rock-bottom prices won’t last forever so be sure to book your trip early.

Free spirited travelers who like to spend lots of time on the beach and enjoy a less structured experience can enhance their vacation by booking some Hawaii sightseeing activities. Sightseeing tours range in duration from a couple of hours to a full day and focus on a single activity or theme. GotoBus currently offers over 40 different Hawaii sightseeing tours so there is an acitivity to suit every traveler. The best part about these mini-tours is that they can be booked around your “relaxing schedule” and the prices start at just $25. Check out some of GotoBus’ most popular activities like the Waikele Center and Waikele Premium Outlets Trolley Tour, Diamond Head, Rainforest and Scenic Shores Tour, Hawaii Volcano Adventure and Hiking, Snorkeling and Boogie Boarding Eco-Tour Adventure .

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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.

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