Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus


Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
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Are you excited to return to campus? but before doing so, kick back on a cool trip!

Unless you spent the past few months at a research station in Antarctica, you will have probably noticed that we’re in the dog days of summer when the weather is at its muggiest, and the next school year is looming overhead like a dark shadow. Yikes! Pretty soon, all you college students out there will be saying bye to Mom, Dad, and your friends from back home, and either returning to your buddies on campus or heading there for the first time. It’s such a fun, yet challenging experience. At GotoBus, we think we’ve got a great idea: why don’t you grab a few of your friends together to set out on an affordable trip to one of the country’s best cities? There are so many hip activities happening all over, from music festivals to interactive exhibits at museums and more. We’ll be happy to help you kick back on a cool trip before returning to campus with a few last-minute event suggestions occurring across the U.S.A.

San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is an absolutely beautiful monument, originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition. These days, it hosts art exhibits and other events, but any groups going to San Francisco should check out some of the games the facility hosts, such as scavenger hunts, which are fun for families, and friends. For a more intensive game that will test how well you and your friends can work together as a team, reserve tickets for the Great Houdini Escape Room. This puzzle challenge was originally designed by Harry Houdini himself, the most famous illusionist of all time, for the 1915 Exhibition, and is now celebrating its 100th year. Your group will have 80 minutes to solve a series of puzzles in an effort to get out. Keep in mind that only about 25 percent of teams are successful, so be sure to call your smartest friends!

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GotoBus Unveils New Beijing Vacation Packages for Summer

CAMBRIDGE, MA – 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


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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

Best China Tour Deal – EVER!

The folks here at GotoBus want to let you know about our best China deal ever released. We are offering a China Sampler 7-Day Tour for only $199. Yes, you read that correctly…only $199! The best part about this tour package is that you will be staying at the best of the best hotels in China (4/5 stars). In addition to luxurious hotel stays, you will receive meals, complimentary round trip airport transfers, all in-land domestic transportation, an English-speaking tour guide service, all admission tickets, and one bottle of spring water per day. This tour will give you an overview of some of the most popular cities in China including Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, and Hangzhou. The China Sampler 7 Day Tour has departures on 7/4, 9/5, 10/17, and 11/28.

If you have ever dreamed about visiting China now is your chance. Book your tickets right away because at this price these tickets won’t last long!

More China Vacations Just Released! is thrilled to tell you about our newest China Vacations starting from $999. These tours cover all the most popular attractions in China including Tian’anmen Square, The Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, Grand Canal, Lingering Garden, Forbidden City, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra-Cotta Warriors, West Lake, Panmen Gate, Zhujiajiao, Nanjing Road and much more!

So what exactly makes these tour packages such a great value? One word: INCLUSIONS! Here is what you can expect when traveling with us on one of these tours:

  • Domestic flights and transportation between cities in China
  • Special meal inclusions like Peking Duck dinner and Shanghai Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch.
  • American style breakfasts
  • Special evening shows
  • Professional English speaking local guide service for all transfers and sightseeing
  • Comprehensive tours including entrance fees

Now is the perfect time to schedule your China  tour because you can also experience the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. This event will be held from May 1 to Oct 31, 2010. By dedicating exhibitions, events, and forums on the Expo theme, “Better City, Better Life,” Shanghai hopes to build a powerful and lasting pilot example of sustainable and harmonious urban living.

Need help planning your China getaway? Contact GotoBus for more details.

2010 Shanghai World Expo 1-Day Tour

You can now purchase one day tours to the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China on! These tours include complimentary hotel transfer service, standard or peak single day admission fee to the World Expo Park, and English/Chinese narration on the bus.

The World Expo 2010 in Shanghai China will be held from May 1 to Oct 31, 2010. It is an occasion for China to bring the world home, and for the world to feel at home in China. By dedicating a 5.28-square-kilometer area at the core of the city to exhibitions, events and forums on the Expo theme, “Better City, Better Life,” Shanghai hopes to build a powerful and lasting pilot example of sustainable and harmonious urban living.

Expo 2010 Shanghai China will center on innovation and interaction. Innovation is the soul, while cultural interaction is an important mission of the World Expositions. In the new era, Expo 2010 Shanghai China will contribute to human-centered development, scientific and technological innovation, cultural diversity and win-win cooperation for a better future, thus composing a melody with the key notes of highlighting innovation and interaction in the new century.

Thailand & Japan Tours Now Available

GotoBus has just released 5-6 Day Thailand Vacations ($229+). Explore Bangkok, Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha, Alcarza Cabaret Show, Pattaya, Coral Island, Alangkarn Grand Theatre Cultural Show, Elephant Riding, World Gems Museum, 4 Faced Buddha, Thai Sukiyak and more!

Want to get away to Japan? We’ve got that too! 6-7 Day Japan Vacations ($1080+) are available online now. Visit Kyoto, Asakusa, Fuji Mt., Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, Odaiba, Ginza, Shinjuku Kabukicho District, Hakone National Park, Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani, Izu Peninsula, and Dogashima. Book your winter holiday before these new tours sell out.

Visit Latin America!

Latin America offers travelers a land rich in history, culture, and art. It consists of countries with ancient roots, beautiful rain forests, incredible beaches, friendly locals, and exquisite foods. It is no wonder that every visitor falls in love with this land that spans from Mexico in North America, all the way to the southern tips of Chile and Argentina, two of the closest countries to the Antarctic.

Take advantage of the warm climes by booking a Latin America vacation package. Now is the perfect time to enjoy a winter getaway during Latin America’s summer months!

Israel Tours – Just Released

GotoBus is happy to announce that we have just released 11 new tours in Israel departing from Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. Whether you want to visit the famous spas at the Dead Sea or visit Christian and Jewish holy sites, we’ve got the perfect tour for you!

Want to vacation in Israel? If so the 7-Day All Over Israel Tour would be a great option. This tour features Mount Scopus, Old City Gates, The Roman Cardo, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Armenian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, The Wailing Wall, “Yad Vashem”, “Ahava” center, Massada, Ein Gedi Spa, Nazareth, Church of the Annunciation, Tabgha, Church of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, Capernaum, See of Galilee, Safed, Banias, Golan Heights, Mitzpe Shalom, Katzrin, view of Kuneitra, “Yardenit” Baptismal Complex, Beit Shean archeological site…

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.