Yosemite National Park

Thinking about your next vacation? Be sure to include a tour of Yosemite National Park to your list. This natural wonder is best explored during the spring and summer months. Yosemite Valley, the most popular destination within the park, has breathtaking views of high cliffs and stunning water falls.

To get the most out of your visit to Yosemite try to spend at least one night in the park to experience all the incredible sights. If you would like guidance regarding which tour would be most appropriate for your group please give us a call or fill out our online request form.

Stretch Your Travel Dollars

Times are tough and everyone is trying to make their pared down travel budget go just a little bit farther. GotoBus wants to help travelers by releasing our greatest selection of Affordable Tours that will make going on vacation a reality this year. These tours feature our very best deals for East Coast, West Coast, Hawaii, Florida, Europe, and Mexico tours.

These tours pack a lot of bang for the buck! For extra savings, bring a third person along for your travels and take advantage of our Buy 2 Get 3rd Free Specials. These low priced tours sell out fast so book online now.

National Cherry Blossom Festival 2009

Looking for the perfect spring tour?

The National Cherry Blossom Festival 1 Day Tour, departing from Flushing and Manhattan, offers spectacular views of cherry blossoms throughout DC in addition to many sightseeing destinations including the Jefferson Memorial, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, National Mall and much more.

Enjoy the beauty and history of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry blossom trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington. This gift was meant to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. This tour only runs between March 28 and April 12 so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

New Mexico Bus Tours- Just Released

GotoBus has just released nine new multi-day Mexico bus tours! These tours range in duration from 4 to 13 days and depart from Mexico City and Tuxtla Gutierrez.

If you are short on time but still want to see the highlights of this beautiful country then the Mexico City Hot Spots Tour may be exactly what you are looking for. This 4 day tour package includes three nights accommodation in a four star Mexican standard hotel, roundtrip airport transfers, all entrance fees and visits to Mexico City, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan and more. At $248 per person this tour will fill up quick so be sure to book your reservation early.

Art lover’s that enjoy Frida Kahlo’s world renowned paintings should check out the Footsteps of Frida Kahlo Private 6-Day Tour which visits the most influential places of her life in an intimate setting. This tour offers 5 nights hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, entrance fees and visits to Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Coyoacan, Zocalo, and San Angel.

All Mexico Bus Tours itineraries and ticketing information can be found online.

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)

Niagara Falls – Don’t Miss It

Every year our customers tell us that taking a Niagara Falls Tour is absolutely worth the trip. Viewing this aquatic spectacle and riding the famous Maid of the Mist boat always leaves travelers in awe of Niagara’s magnificent beauty.

When planning your trip to Niagara Falls, one of the major considerations to think about is where exactly you will go. When viewing our tour selection be sure to check the itinerary to see whether you will visit the American side (American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls), the Canadian side (Horseshoe Falls), or both. Knowing this information ahead of time will allow you to bring any additional documentation that may be required to enter Canada. If you have any questions regarding the Niagara Falls Tour options a customer service specialist at GotoBus would be happy to assist you. Book now to secure your spot for this spring!

Tour the Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon is one of the seven “Natural Wonders of the World.” Created by the Colorado River millions of years ago, this canyon spans 277 miles long, ranges from 4 to 18 miles in width, and has depths reaching over a mile. Travelers from around the world come to the Grand Canyon to experience its exquisite beauty and natural serenity. The West Rim and South Rim are two of the most popular tour destinations within the canyon.

West Rim Grand Canyon Tours: Many of these tours offer travelers the unique experience to walk beyond the Grand Canyon’s edge on a glass bridge that suspends more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River and stretches out 70 feet from the edge!

Check out our latest selection of Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim Tours.

South Rim Grand Canyon Tours: These tours are well known for the beautiful panoramic view of gorges and multi-colored rock formations. Many of these tours will venture to Grand Canyon National Park, the visitor center, Mather’s Point and Bright Angel Look-Out Point.

For more Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim Tours visit GotoBus.com.

GotoBus Expands Online Travel Service to Europe

GotoBus, the leading online ticketing company for inter-city bus lines and bus tours, has expanded its travel services to include Europe tours. While already well-known for their extensive tour offerings in the U.S. and Canada, GotoBus is building on its strong record of growth by aggressively expanding into international markets.

These Europe tours typically include both ground transportation and hotel accommodations, and allow travelers to explore many popular sightseeing destinations. The most popular tour is the Europe – 7 Days Shuttle Tour for $740, which has three different routes: the Red Line, Green Line, and Blue Line. Multiple departure locations are available for the traveler’s convenience.

Red Line – Splendid Europe 7 Days Shuttle Tour: Visit Bonn (Ludwig Van Beethoven Haus), Cologne (Cologne Cathedral), Amsterdam (The Hague, Scheveningen / Keukenhof), Brussels (Atomium, Grand’ Place, Mannenken Pis), Paris (Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, The Louvre), Reims, Luxembourg (Place de Constitution), Trier (Porta Nigra), Koblenz, and Frankfurt (Romer platz).

Green Line – Italy Essence 7 Days Shuttle Tour: Highlights include visiting Turin, Milan (Duomo, Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, “La Scala” opera house), Verona (Verona Arena), Venice (Basilica di San Marco, Bridge of Sighs), Rome (The Coliseum, The Arch of Constantine, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain), Vatican (St. Peter’s Basilica), Florence (Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio , Duomo, Campanile Tower, Uffizi Gallery), Pisa, Genoa, Monaco (Monte-Carlo), Nice, Cannes (Fragonard Perfume Factory), and Avignon.

Blue Line – Eastern Europe 7 Days Shuttle Explorer: See Budapest (Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Elizabeth Bridge, Heroes Square), Vienna (Schonbrunn, Stadtpark, Johann Strauss monument, the Parliament, St Stephen’s Cathedral), Salzburg (Mozart’s birthplace), Lucerne (Kapell Bridge, Lion Monument), Zurich (Rhine Falls), Titisee, Prague (St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square), and Bratislava (St. Martin’s Cathedral).

In addition to these multi-day tours, GotoBus also offers sightseeing trips that range in duration from just a few hours to a full day. These sightseeing excursions are currently available in England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland. Additional details, ticketing information, and more deals can be found 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 200 bus companies throughout the United States and Canada. GotoBus.com is 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.


For your next trip why not go south of the border and visit Mexico? Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas and is well known for its beautiful beaches and Meso-American ruins. Some top Mexican destinations to check out are Cancun, Tijuana, Ensenada,and Cabo San Lucas.

Mexico is a great destination because there are so many things to do. You can go scuba diving, take a cruise, go horseback riding on the beach, ride ATVs, swim with dolphins, go shopping, go clubbing, take a city tour or visit Chichen Itza. Mix and match some of these activities to make your vacation to Mexico one to remember!