• Plan a Girls’ Trip to D.C. Wine Country

    You don’t have to go all the way to Napa Valley to enjoy a fabulous viticultural tour—did you know that there are many vineyards offering winery tours near Washington, D.C.? In fact, the tradition of winemaking in Virginia and Maryland dates back to precolonial times.

    Many D.C. guided tours can include a visit to wine country in the areas just outside the city. And if you hire a charter bus or limo for your trip, you won’t even need to worry about finding a designated driver. Watch this video to see what D.C. wine country has to offer you.

    Haymarket Transportation has limos and charter buses available for your D.C. wine country trip. To arrange everything for your girls’ trip, call us today at (571) 325-3302.

  • How to Plan Your Casino Trip

    If you are interested in activities beyond sightseeing tours, consider going on one of the many available casino trips near Washington, D.C. Transportation to the casinos is simple, and large groups can easily hire a charter bus. Casino trips require some special planning, but if you read up ahead of time, budget carefully, and exercise self-control, you can have plenty of fun and still break even. Follow the tips below to find out how.

    Do your research before going.

    There are dozens of different slot machines and video poker machines at most casinos, as well as several varieties of card games and table games. Before you step into your charter bus for your casino trip , read up on the various games and machines first. Decide what types of games you would like to play, and familiarize yourself with the basic strategy. Whether you decide to roll the dice at the crap table or try your hand at blackjack, a little knowledge goes a long way.

    Make a budget and stick to it.

    If you have never been to a casino before, you might be surprised at how quickly you can deplete your cash reserves playing different games. Before setting foot on the casino floor, set yourself a budget. Decide how much money you are willing to part with, and if you reach the limit, stop playing. Buy chips for table games and take out cash for slot machines and video poker—this will help you avoid the temptation to continue playing longer than you should.

    Know how to quite while you re ahead.

    Casino staff and superstitious gamblers might tell you that you shouldn’t quite playing in the middle of a winning streak, because you are “hot,” and “Lady Luck is on your side.” However, quitting while you’re ahead is what allows you to make money in the casino. Set an upper limit to your winnings, and if you’re lucky enough to break it, quit playing then.

    To get to all of the D.C. area’s best casinos, call Haymarket Transportation at (571) 325-3302. We can arrange casino trips or any other kind of trip you’d like in the area around Washington, D.C.

  • See DC Like Never Before on the Evening Twilight Tour

    Few experiences in the nation’s capital are as memorable as Haymarket Transportation’s Evening Twilight Tour serving Washington, D.C. Photographers have long called the twilight hours the “magic hour” because when the sun is low, the shadows are long, and the sky is multicolored, buildings and landscapes have a texture and character that simply can’t be seen under direct noontime sunlight.

    We provide transportation for this D.C. guided tour in the form of a comfortable charter bus that will allow you to visit all of the city’s most visited and iconic landmarks, including the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, as well as all the war memorials on the National Mall. You will also view the Pentagon, the Washington Monument, and much more from the windows of your comfortable motorcoach as you are whisked from place to place.

    The Evening Twilight Tour is one of D.C.’s most complete and breathtaking sightseeing tours. For more information on this and other education tour services we offer, call Haymarket Transportation today at (571) 325-3302.

  • Tips for Planning a School Field Trip

    As any visitor will note when touring monuments in the nation’s capital, during any given week students from all over the country take school field trips in Washington, D.C. Whether they come from near or far, kids always learn something about U.S. history and politics when they visit. If you are planning a school field trip , the tips below can help you streamline the process.

    Make a Budget

    To ensure that you keep the prices for your school field trip within a range that both your school and the students’ families can afford, you need to make a budget for your trip. Besides the obvious things like transportation and accommodation, consider how much you will need to budget for food for each child, and don’t forget to factor in costs for the adult chaperones, both teachers and parents.

    List Your Priorities

    There are so many memorials and museums to visit in Washington, D.C., that it can be an event coordination overload. To keep your trip focused, make a list of all the “must-see” items for your students. You could also pick one theme, and stick with it. For example, you could arrange a sightseeing tour that visits all the war memorials, or a separate one that visits all the Presidential memorials, but trying to do all of those in one day might be exhausting and confusing for your students.

    Create a Schedule

    You need to plan out your days carefully so that your field trip feels neither boring nor rushed. Be sure to factor in extra time for the logistical details, such as getting all the students seated on the charter bus, allowing time for bathroom breaks, and performing head counts. Also, consider contacting an education tour service to schedule a sightseeing tour—this can greatly enhance your D.C. experience and it saves you the hassle of planning it yourself.

    Haymarket Transportation can help you with all the logistical details of your school field trip to Washington, D.C. Call us today at (571) 325-3302 to start planning.