Win Up To $175 In Prizes At The Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

Participate In The Cherry Blossom Photo Contest For A Chance To Win Up To $175 In Prizes

As part of this year’s Cherry Blossom Season, we are excited to announce that we are hosting a Facebook photo competition. The purpose of this contest is to inspire people to travel and to appreciate the beautiful things nature has to offer. So grab your camera, snap a photo and share your favorite Cherry Blossom moment with us. Participate in the Cherry Blossom Photo Contest 2018 for a chance to win up to  $175 in prizes.

Cherry Blossom Contest 2018
Invitation to Cherry Blossom Photo Contest 2018

• 1st place is a $100 travel gift card
• 2nd place is a $50 travel gift card
• 3rd place is a $25 travel gift card

Don’t forget to ask your friends to vote! – The number of votes on photo will improve your chances to be ranked a Winner. 

To enter the contest and for additional information click here

Introducing a New Search Box for a Better Booking Experience!

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TakeTours has just released a new, more-user-friendly search box on its website. It is designed to make vacation planning faster and easier than ever, allowing users to further customize their searches as they plan the vacation of their dreams!

Some of the shiny new features include:

  • Search by multiple destinations at once
  • Specify a time frame
  • See how many tours match your selection before viewing the results page
  • The search results page has a filter so users can narrow down the results


To access the new search box on our website, please visit – it is now at the top of each page. If you have any comments or suggestions on this updated feature, please email us at


Happy travels!


Lock in your low price with TakeTours Price Protection!

Want to purchase a tour on Now you can have extra peace of mind while making your booking. TakeTours’ new Price Protection policy enables customers to earn a refund should their tour price be marked down.

So go ahead and book that vacation you’ve been dreaming about – TakeTours will ensure that you’re getting the best deal possible!

When you make a purchase on, our Price Protection Guarantee ensures that you are getting the best price. will refund the price difference of any tour if the price of that specific tour goes down within 14 days after the purchase. Simply contact our Price Protection team at and we’ll process your refund.

For more details about TakeTours Price Protection, see our FAQ section here…

Customize your vacation with the new Extended Hotel Stay Tool

Purchasing a vacation package from is fast and easy. The packages themselves are great deals, and bring you to the most popular travel destinations. But the hotel accommodations that are included in tour packages have always been fixed… until now.

The new Extended Hotel Stay Tool allows you to book extra nights at the hotel of your choice. Is your flight arriving a day early? Do you have other plans after your tour ends? You can book additional nights before or after your tour to accommodate your travel plans! Simply select your hotel from the Extended Hotel Option during the booking process. Your booking is still made in one simple transaction.

Travelers are now able to plan several activities in one trip! Extend your hotel so you can spend time relaxing, shopping, or just exploring on your own. The choice is yours!

Go Green – and Save Some Green! – with Bus Travel

It’s a modern day dilemma: you want to see the world. But as gas prices and carbon emissions rise, you also want to avoid negative impacts on both the environment and your wallet. It’s a tricky situation, and one that many would-be travelers face during vacation season. Most don’t realize that the answer to their quandary might be as close as the local bus depot or the stop down the street. Because bus travel is now being recognized for what it is: a cheaper, greener way to travel.

Eco Friendly Bus Travel
Bus travel provides an affordable and eco-friendly option (Photo courtesy of {link url=}Zen-tinel{/link})

Think about it. Airline fuel surcharges are skyrocketing, adding sometimes hundreds of dollars to already pricey fares. And in big countries like the US, where there’s often lots of distance between airports and “local” sights and attractions, car rental after a flight is often a necessity. Train travel also faces significant challenges in North America: although high speed rail is being planned for certain corridors in the Northeast and parts of the South and California, the infrastructure will take years to develop, and tourists will still face major challenges getting access to more isolated spots like national parks and attractions in the heartland. And in its current state, with aging tracks and equipment, rail travel offers little time savings in exchange for the hefty premiums it charges for a single round trip ticket (which can often be as high as $200+ for a trip from Boston to New York’s Penn Station, for example.) And as regular passengers in the Northeast corridor will tell you, the train ride can often take close to 4 hours–which is about the same amount of time as it takes to drive from Beantown to the Big Apple.

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