• A Look Ahead at Your Upcoming D.C. Tour

    When you book The Presidential Tour with Haymarket Transportation, you’ll relax on our luxurious motor coach as one of our talented and knowledgeable tour guides helps you connect with the rich history of the nation’s capital. Your guided tour of D.C. includes a look at the U.S. Capitol Building, which you can get a glimpse of when you watch this featured video.

    You’ll hear a D.C. tour guide explain the main features of the building that has housed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for over 200 years. You’ll also see the statue of Lady Freedom on the Capitol and a statue of President James Garfield on the front lawn.

    Haymarket Transportation is a premier provider of guided tours in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Call (571) 748-3084 for more information about our Presidential Tour .

  • A New Teacher’s Guide to Planning School Trips

    Teachers look forward to school field trips just as much as their students. They are great opportunities to get out of the classroom and get the kids truly engaged in the subject material—but only if the itinerary and transportation are planned carefully. Taking the time to plan every aspect of your upcoming fall trip will make it a success, and get your students excited about the class.

    Destination

    Field trips are often planned as a capstone project to mark the end of a lesson plan, but they can actually be more effective as an introductory lesson. Seeing a battlefield before delving into the lesson material can get kids interested in learning more . Likewise, visiting the U.S. Capitol Building is a great way to introduce lessons on the structure of the government. Look for destinations that align with your curriculum, but are also exciting for kids, such as the International Spy Museum.

    Student Preparation

    Even if you’re using the field trip to introduce a lesson plan, it’s still worthwhile to prepare your students beforehand. Help them get the most out of the trip by letting them know what they are likely to see, and by asking them to write a list of questions to ask the tour guide. Assign a simple project to complete during the trip to ensure student engagement.

    Transportation

    Teachers often rely on school buses for field trips, but there are a few downsides to this. Charter buses tend to be safer, simply because they’re modern, well-designed, and driven by carefully screened professionals. School buses are also uncomfortable, particularly for long sightseeing trips. Instead, make a lasting impression as a new teacher by booking a comfortable and air conditioned charter bus.

    Haymarket Transportation has the solution to your transportation problems. Our comfortable, luxurious motor coaches will take your students to their destination in style—and we also offer guided tours of historic locations . Call (571) 748-3084 to begin planning a successful school field trip in Washington D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.

  • Must-See Exhibits at the National Aquarium in Baltimore

    Since 1981, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland has been at the forefront of aquatic conservation and education. It’s been ranked as one of the two best aquariums in America, and its award-winning exhibits are must-see attractions for visitors to the area. The Aquarium does not operate its own parking lots, so consider arranging professional transportation . If you’re planning a school field trip or a family day trip, check out the following attractions at the National Aquarium.

    Amazon River Forest

    The Amazon is home to a staggering diversity of life. One-third of all animal species in the world can be found at home in the Amazon. This exotic part of the world looks drastically different in the wet season versus the dry season, and at the National Aquarium, you can see a sampling of both. See one of the world’s largest freshwater turtles, emerald tree boas, and giant waxy tree frogs.

    Shark Alley

    This exhibit is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Visitors are enclosed in the center of a ring-shaped, 225,000-gallon tank. Circling around the tank are nurse, tiger, and sandbar sharks, along with stingrays and sawfish. If you’re a tourist in Maryland, save on hotel costs for a night and schedule a sleepover with the sharks .

    Dolphin Discovery

    A colony of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins make themselves at home in the National Aquarium’s largest exhibit. Visitors often find it hard to drag themselves away from this area. Watch the dolphins play and interact with each other, talk to the marine mammal experts to learn about their care, and watch the experts teach the colony new tricks.

    Surviving Adaptation

    This is one of the most unique exhibits at the National Aquarium. It features exotic species that have evolved in amazing ways to thrive in their environments. You’ll see black grouper—all of which are naturally born female—and electric eels, which can produce an electrical discharge of 600 volts.

    Let Haymarket Transportation help you get the most out of your day trip to Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. A guided bus tour with our luxury fleet is the perfect way to enjoy your trip. Call (571) 748-3084 to arrange professional transportation.

  • Which Size of Vehicle Does Your Group Need?

    If you are planning a sightseeing tour or school field trip, then you need to figure out the right size of transportation to accommodate your entire group. There are several options, such as a sedan or charter bus, to suit all situations. Here is a brief look at different vehicles and how many people each can accommodate:

    • There are two types of passenger coaches, also known as charter buses. A mini bus can fit up to 36 people and includes various entertainment amenities. The largest passenger bus can hold up to 57 people and includes restrooms and luggage storage. These are best used for school field trips and sightseeing tours.
    • Passenger vans and SUVs can carry between six and 10 people. These vehicles are best used for private tours and airport transportation.
    • Luxury sedans can hold up to four people for a small group tour or transportation.

    Haymarket Transportation has a large fleet of vehicles to accommodate your transportation needs in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Please call us at (571) 748-3084 to reserve a vehicle for your upcoming tour or trip.

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