• Casino Games with Better Odds

    Maryland guided tour companies often provide charter bus transportation to many of the casinos in the area. You may even be able to plan a day trip to one of the casinos using your hotel transportation or airport transportation services. If you do book a casino trip, keep reading to discover which casino games have the best odds.

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    Video Poker

    While some video poker games are difficult to beat, the 9/6 version of Jacks or Better gives you much higher odds of winning some money. When playing, you should always plan on betting your maximum to ensure that you have the best odds. Never hold onto a high card when you’re holding two of a kind in your hand. If you’re holding the first 4 cards of a flush, or the first 3 cards of a royal flush, discard any pairs lower than 10.


    The best way to increase your odds of winning at Blackjack is to play at the table with the fewest number of decks. If your dealer’s cards show 2 to 9, you should always double down on a 10 or 11. If your dealer’s cards show 2 to 6, you should stand if your cards are 13 to 16. If your dealer’s cards show 7 or higher, you should always hit on 12 to 16.


    Baccarat is a fairly simple card game that offers only 3 possible results for each hand. To increase your odds of winning, you should always bet on the banker, because even if you lose, your loss will be minimal. You can also bet on the player’s hand, as the house’s edge is just a little worse than the banker’s hand.

    If you’re visiting Maryland, and enjoy gambling, you should take a break from your sightseeing tours and plan a casino trip near Washington, D.C. with us at Haymarket Transportation. We offer charter bus transportation to the Maryland Live Casino, the Hollywood Casino, and the Horseshoe Casino. To book a casino trip with us, visit our website or call us today at (301) 778-2007.

  • Artifacts from the National Air and Space Museum

    If you’re planning a trip to Washington, D.C., you should take a D.C. guided tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Find a sightseeing company that offers educational tour services, and arrange a school field trip with a customized tour of educational and historic sites in the area.

    Watch this video to see a conservator and curators open an Apollo artifact that had been sealed since 1973. The artifact was displayed for the first time at the Smithsonian as part of their exhibit, “Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-vehicular Activity.”

    For more information on educational tour services in Washington, D.C. , check out the sightseeing tours that we offer at Haymarket Transportation. We also offer customized tours and private tours of historic landmarks. To book a tour, visit our website or call us today at (301) 778-2007.

  • Make the Most of Your Visit to Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon, the family home and estate of President George Washington, is a must-see stop on D.C. guided tours . Transportation to this historic location is easy, since it is located on the banks of the Potomac just south of the city, so many sightseeing tours include it as part of a short day trip outside the capital. The guide below will help you get the most enjoyment possible out of your visit to Mount Vernon.

    Dress for the Occasion

    You do not have to wear formal or fancy clothes by any means—but you should wear comfortable footwear. A Mount Vernon tour includes many long walks around the spacious grounds, so be sure that you have outdoor-appropriate shoes as well. For safety reasons, you can’t bring bags, backpacks, or purses larger than 16″x16″x8″ onto the grounds.

    Plan Your Meals Around Your Visit

    With the exception of water bottles (which are encouraged), you can’t bring any food or drink on your tour of Mount Vernon. There is a restaurant on the grounds, the Mount Vernon Inn, and also a food court, offering a variety of dishes for a variety of tastes. You could also pack your own lunch and eat it on the bus ride to or from Mount Vernon.

    Bring the Whole Family

    There are many educational opportunities at Mount Vernon that are perfect for kids. They can meet historical characters from Washington’s time in person, and visit the animals on an authentic recreation of a colonial farm. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Hands On History Center offers a variety of immersive lessons.

    If you would like to add a Mount Vernon tour in Washington, D.C. to your itinerary for your visit to the nation’s capital, call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007. We also offer a variety of other transportation and tour services , covering the city and surrounding areas in Virginia and Maryland, all the way up to Baltimore, such as a D.C. monument tour and a breathtaking twilight tour of all the most famous sights in the city.

  • Exploring Atlantic City

    If you’re in D.C. and you’ve come a long way, you can make the most of your trip by visiting other nearby cities and attractions along the East Coast. You can take beach trips and casino trips easily from Washington, D.C.—or you can have the best of both and visit Atlantic City, NJ.

    Atlantic City’s four-mile Boardwalk is the heart of tourist activity, and that’s where you can find the biggest hotels and casinos in town like the Taj Mahal and the Trump Plaza. If you’re traveling with friends or family who want to split time between trying their luck at the tables and working on their tans on the beach, this is the perfect destination.

    Call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007 to get a charter bus from the D.C. area to Atlantic City. We specialize in casino trips and beach trips near Maryland and Virginia, and also in guided tours of Washington, D.C.