• What Are the Benefits of Booking a Charter Bus for Wedding Guests?

    When you’re getting ready for a wedding, there are a lot of different logistics you’ll need to juggle—one of the most important is planning transportation for your guests. If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area, you may be concerned about getting all of your guests to the venue on time. One of the smartest ways to solve this dilemma is to book a charter bus to transport your guests to and from the wedding. There are a number of advantages to this approach:

    Your guests won’t get lost.

    One of the problems inherent in holding your wedding in a large city—particularly one with as complex a layout as Washington, D.C.—is the risk that at least some of your wedding guests won’t be able to find the venue. When you book a charter bus for your guests, you’ll spare both them (and yourself) considerable stress, and ensure that the people you want to be at your wedding don’t miss it.

    Your guests won’t have to find parking.

    Driving in the Washington, D.C., area is no picnic, and neither is finding parking. When you book a charter bus to transport your wedding guests, they won’t have to waste valuable time looking for free parking spaces. Instead, they’ll be able to focus on enjoying the wedding—and so will you!

    Your guests will arrive on time.

    Let’s face it: Weddings are complex events, and they need to be carefully scheduled. If too many of your guests are arriving late, it could end up delaying the ceremony. You can reduce the risk of late guests derailing your wedding day schedule by chartering a bus to ensure that they arrive with plenty of time to spare.

    Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? If so, Haymarket Transportation can provide you with the first-rate transportation services you need. We offer a number of transportation options, including carter buses, vans, and luxury SUVs. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, call (571) 325-3302.

  • Planning a Multigenerational Family Trip to Washington, D.C.

    If you’re thinking of taking your family to Washington, D.C., you may be wondering if there are enough sights there to interest everyone. The answer is yes! The capitol city of the United States has a long, rich, and fascinating history, and there is more than enough to keep anyone entertained. Here are some stops you should be sure to make during your trip:

    National Zoo

    Admission is free at this wonderful zoo, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It is home to hundreds of different species of animals, including pandas, elephants, lions, tigers, cheetahs, porcupines, and bears. The zoo is open every day except Christmas, so it’s the perfect vacation destination no matter what time of year you’re traveling.

    National Mall

    No visit to Washington, D.C. is complete without an afternoon spent on the world-famous Mall, where you’ll find the country’s most legendary monuments. Framed by the Capitol building on one end and the White House on the other, the Mall includes a number of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums such as the National Air and Space Museum, a number of familiar memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, and the famous Reflecting Pool.

    Baltimore National Aquarium

    Located in nearby Baltimore, this justly famous aquarium attracts more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world every year. You’ll find more than 17,000 individual sea creatures there, ranging from dolphins to jellyfish. It’s safe to say that your entire family will find something to enjoy here. It’s recommended that you set aside at least 90 minutes in order to fully explore and enjoy the aquarium.

    Are you in need of a reliable means of transportation for your upcoming visit to Washington, D.C.? Haymarket Transportation is here to ensure that all of your transportation needs are met throughout your trip. If you would like to learn more about our guided sightseeing tours, give us a call today at (571) 325-3302.

  • Take a Look Inside the Smithsonian’s New African-American Museum

    The National Museum of African-American History and Culture first opened its doors in September 2016. Operated by the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is dedicated to exploring the experience of African-Americans, as reflected in artifacts as diverse as a Bible owned by slave leader Nat Turner, a trumpet owned by jazz legend Louis Armstrong, and Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves. To learn more about the museum, check out this video.

    Would you like to put together a guided tour for your visit to the city of Washington, D.C.? Haymarket Transportation offers a number of options for enjoying the country’s capital during your visit. For more information, call (571) 325-3302 today.

  • Group Travel Options in Washington, D.C.

    If you’re planning to go to Washington, D.C. with a group of your friends or family members, you might be wondering what the best way to get around this famous city is. Fortunately, there are a number of convenient transportation options available to you. If you charter a bus, a mini-bus, or a van, you’ll be able to enjoy quick transportation to your destination of choice, whether that’s the International Spy Museum, the Library of Congress, or Arlington National Cemetery. Washington, D.C. is a large city, and there are numerous sights to see, so it’s important to find the most efficient way to get around in order to ensure that you are able to visit every place on your itinerary.

Haymarket Transportation has the vehicles you need to ensure that your trip to Washington, D.C., goes off without a hitch. If you’re looking to charter a bus or another vehicle for your upcoming visit, give us a call at (571) 325-3302 to get started.

  • Visiting the Farmer’s Market in Alexandria

    When you are visiting Washington, D.C., one nearby attraction that you can visit via a charter bus or Virginia guided tour is the farmer’s market in Alexandria. This farmer’s market is the oldest in the country and is the perfect place to learn more about the community.

    Watch this video to learn more about the farmer’s market in Alexandria. It is in the Old Town section of the city and is a local tradition. Some vendors have been selling their produce there for generations.

    When you’re visiting the D.C. region, let Haymarket Transportation help you explore. We offer sightseeing tours and charter bus tours across Washington, D.C. and beyond. Contact us today at (571) 748-3084.

  • Historical Sites to See in Richmond

    Richmond is an exciting and engaging destination for a charter bus trip to Virginia. The city is packed with both Southern charm and history, and it’s compact enough to explore in a short period of time. As the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Richmond has a wealth of landmarks from that time period, but the city also boasts a great deal of history from Colonial days. Here are some of the sites you may want to put on your itinerary during a Richmond, Virginia guided tour.

    Historic St. John’s Church

    Located in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Historic St. John’s Church welcomes visitors daily. It was in this church that Patrick Henry gave a speech urging for the end of Colonial rule in which he delivered his famous line, “Give me liberty, or give me death.” You can stroll the grounds of the church and go inside to sit in the seats where the crowd listened to Henry’s speech. The church also offers re-enactments of the speed throughout the day.

    Museum and White House of the Confederacy

    The Museum and White House of the Confederacy has the largest collection of artifacts from the Confederacy in the country. The museum presents the history of the Civil War from all angles. There are military re-enactments on the grounds as well. The attraction is not a monument to the Confederacy but rather a historical examination of the period.=

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Richmond was Poe’s hometown. His original house was destroyed in the early 1900s to widen a street, but it has been painstakingly restored nearby and now houses the museum.  It has the most extensive collection in the world of Poe material and is a mecca for people from all over the world.

    Haymarket Transportation offers Virginia guided tours across the state, including to the capital of Richmond. Dial (571) 748-3084 to book a guided tour or charter a bus with us to explore Virginia, D.C., Maryland, and beyond.

  • Checking Out Our Charter Bus Fleet

    At Haymarket Transportation, we offer reliable and professional charter bus service in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a guided tour for a field trip or wedding transportation for your guests, you’ll find the vehicles you need in our fleet.

    Our charter buses are top quality vehicles designed with the comfort of our passengers in mind. Our vehicles are clean, well-maintained, and always the right temperature inside, no matter the season. They’re ideal for accommodating large groups for sightseeing tours, shopping trips, casino weekends, and much more. Our knowledgeable tour guides are available to help you get the most out of your experience.

    From charter buses to vans, shuttles, and luxury SUVs, you will find the right vehicle for your needs in the fleet at Haymarket Transportation. Call us to discuss your needs for transportation in the Washington, D.C. area, and we’ll help you choose the right vehicle at the right price. Dial (571) 748-3084 for more information.

  • Questions to Ask When Booking Your Wedding Transportation

    When it comes to wedding transportation, most people are now thinking beyond the bride and groom. There are benefits to having transportation for at least some of your guests, especially if people are traveling in from out of town for the big day. Some brides and grooms even need transportation for more than one wedding event. In the chaos of planning a wedding, it’s easy to overlook transportation until the last minute, but that will leave you struggling to get the vehicles you need. Instead, put booking transportation on your to-do list, and ask the company you’re considering hiring these questions.

    What vehicles are in your fleet?

    If you are going to book multiple kinds of transportation, then that means you will need multiple kinds of vehicles. It will be much easier for you to manage if the transportation company you hire has all of the types of vehicles you need, so you can stay with a single vendor. Find out if they have charter buses, SUV, limos, and vans, so you can accommodate different group sizes for different events in the wedding. It is also helpful to know if they have late-model vehicles, so that you can rely on them being reliable and presentable.

    What can I expect from the vehicles and drivers?

    With this question, try to determine the level of service that they company will provide. Will all of the vehicles be cleaned inside and out before your wedding? How do they vet their drivers? Hire a company that guarantees you will receive clean vehicles and that has professional drivers whose safety records have been checked, so you can feel confident about the experience that your guests will have.

    What is the planning process like?

    When you’re booking wedding transportation, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. Working with a company that provides you with a dedicated contact person who will work on your schedule with you will ensure that none of your requests get lost in the shuffle.

    Haymarket Transportation is an experienced wedding transportation company in Washington, D.C. and can help you with all of your transportation needs. Contact us to discuss your wedding needs by calling (571) 748-3084.

  • A Look at the History of the Antietam National Monument

    The Battle at Antietam, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg, is the bloodiest fight in history on American soil. This Civil War battle changed the tone of the war and led to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, and today, you can visit the battlefield with a charter bus on a Maryland guided tour. This historic landmark attracts thousands of visitors every year. Watch this video to learn more about Antietam and what you can see at the battlefield.  

    To plan a trip to Antietam, contact Haymarket Transportation to learn more about our Maryland guided tours. For more information about day trips from Washington, D.C., call (571) 748-3084.  

  • Planning a Private Tour of the Nation’s Capital

    There are endless places to explore in Washington, D.C. that are of major historical and cultural significance. What better way could there be to explore the nation’s capital than with a private tour of the spots that are most important to you? At Haymarket Transportation, we offer private charter bus tours with licensed, professional tour guides to help you get the most out of your Washington, D.C. tour.

    With a private charter tour, you can pick the sites that you most want to see and fully customize the tour to suit your group’s interest. You don’t have to know exactly what you want to do in order to build a private tour. Our licensed tour guides can help you build an itinerary that hits all of the spots that match your interests or plans for your group.  

  • To start building a customized Washington, D.C. guided tour for your private group, call Haymarket Transportation today. Call (571) 748-3084 to reserve a private charter bus in Washington, D.C.