• Fun Games to Play During Your Charter Bus Tour

    Whether you are chartering a 57-passenger coach bus or a 10-passenger van, you will need to think of some fun games to play on the way to your destination. Sure, each member of your group can read, listen to an iPod, or watch a movie on their laptop, but games provide a fun way to engage with each other as a group instead of passing time in isolation. Regardless of whether you are taking your charter bus across town or across the country, here are some fun games to play with your group. 

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    Freeway Bingo

    Before you depart, make Bingo cards with a variety of common freeway sights. Pass out cards to each member of your group, and have a small prize up for grabs for the winner. This will keep your group engaged during the trip, and if you’re travelling with young children, freeway bingo is a great way to keep them from getting in trouble.  

    Team Trivia

    Team trivia is a great group game that will keep everyone entertained and preoccupied on the road. Pass out pens and paper to have a trivia tournament, and consider putting up a small prize for the winning team. If your charter bus tour isn’t large enough to do a team trivia tournament, you can do individual trivia.

    Seatmate Games

    If you want to help break the ice or get your passengers to know one each other, suggest that they play seatmate games such as “20 Questions” or “The Question Game.” After each round, ask each person in the bus to share what he or she learned about the person sitting next to them.

    If you’re looking for a charter bus along the East Coast, contact Haymarket Transportation. We are a full-service charter bus transportation company for individuals and groups. To learn more about our motor coach rentals in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and the surrounding areas, call us today at (703) 433-9760. 

  • A Look at the Haymarket Transportation Fleet

    No matter where you’re going or how many people you’re bringing along, you can count on Haymarket Transportation. Part of the reason why we are one of the most preferred transportation companies on the East Coast is because we have a diverse fleet of vehicles. Our 57-passenger buses feature televisions, restrooms, adjustable foot rests, reclining seats, elevated passenger seating, and more. We also offer 36-passenger and 10-passenger buses that are great for smaller groups that want to travel in style. And if you need a more personal touch, we also provide chauffeured SUVs, sedans, and stretch limousines.

    From charter buses to stretch limousines, Haymarket Transportation is your source for comfortable and luxurious transportation in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Visit our website to learn more about our fleet , or call us at (703) 433-9760 to request an estimate for a charter bus tour or limousine rental. 

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  • Field Trip Destinations in Washington, D.C

    Washington, D.C. is more than our nation’s capital. It’s also a vibrant city full of rich history and iconic sights to see on a bus tour. If you are an educator or parent, Washington, D.C. is an ideal spot for a field trip for the entire class. With so many things to see and do in D.C., it’s best to rent a charter bus to get you everywhere you want to go. Visit the National Mall to see such famous structures as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A motor coach or charter bus is also the best way to get to Northern Virginia destinations such as Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. Check out this infographic for a look at can’t-miss field trip destinations in the Washington, D.C. area. The whole class will be excited for a ride to D.C. on a charter bus! 

    Field Trip Destinations in Washington, D.C Infographic

  • What You Need to Know About Exploring Luray Caverns

    Luray Caverns is a beautiful and ancient American cave in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. People have flocked to marvel at the Luray Caverns’ massive rooms and clear pools of water since 1878. This cave even houses the gigantic natural musical instrument, the Stalacpipe Organ. Read on to find out exactly what you need to know about visiting and exploring Luray Caverns.

    Exploring Luray Caverns

    The Tour

    The tour of Virginia’s Luray Caverns takes place over 1.25 miles of paved walkway, and it usually takes a little over an hour to complete. Since the temperature and conditions inside the caves are not dependent on outside weather, tours are not often called off. The temperature inside the Luray Caverns is around 54 degrees, but the high humidity makes it feel like 65 degrees. The tour does include staircases and some steep slopes, so it is recommended that you wear appropriate shoes.

    Reservations

    Reservations are not necessary at Luray Caverns; however, the Reservation Office is available to discuss optimal service for groups of at least 20 individuals. These groups are eligible to receive a discount, and we will arrange for preassigned entry so that your group can go on the tour together . Smaller groups of visitors may join any tour. A new tour begins roughly every 20 minutes.

    The Stalacpipe Organ

    The Stalacpipe Organ is the largest musical instrument created, making use of over three acres of stalactites and cavernous echoes to create a magnificent organ sound. A console of four keyboards and wiring that spans over more than five miles come together to control this instrument; although the organ is sometimes played manually, it is usually set to automatically play seasonal songs.

    Haymarket Transportation can help you take a trip to explore Luray Caverns with your friends, family, or loved ones. We also offer motor coach and charter bus rentals, field trips, bus tours, wine tours, and sightseeing tours. Additionally, we have convenient locations in both Maryland and Virginia. Call us at (703) 433-9760 or visit our website for more information.

     

  • Tips for Visiting the National Air and Space Museum

    Are you interested in planes, spacecraft, and the history of air travel? If so, a visit to the National Air and Space Museum may be perfect for you. Watch this video for a preview of the many famous and historical aircraft that the National Air and Space Museum has to offer.

    As you make your way through massive aisles lined with beautiful aircraft, you will have the opportunity to gaze at history. You will see planes used in World War I and World War II, a lunar lander and space shuttles, and even the Wright Flier.

    If you are interested in planning a trip to the National Air and Space Museum with your friends, let us take you there. Call Haymarket Transportation at (703) 433-9760 or visit our website. Our full-service transportation includes charter bus and motor coach rentals as well as bus tours. Stop by our Virginia or Maryland location to find out more today.