• Spotlight on Our Mount Vernon Estate Tour

    One of the most beautiful places to visit near Washington, D.C. is the Mount Vernon Estate. It was home to President George Washington and his wife, Martha. The estate is located in Mount Vernon, Virginia near the shores of the Potomac River. The best way to see everything that the estate and surrounding area has to offer is to book a guided tour. Haymarket Transportation is pleased to offer an engaging Mount Vernon Tour, which is fun for all ages.

    Touring Old Town Alexandria

    The Mount Vernon Tour begins with a visit to Old Town Alexandria. It’s a charming riverside city with cobblestone streets, red brick sidewalks, and lush shaded trees. Old Town Alexandria is an enchanting destination that offers much to do and see. It boasts over 200 independent boutiques and restaurants. Old Town Alexandria is also home to a number of excellent museums, including the Alexandria Black History Museum and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. On Haymarket Transportation’s tour, you’ll see Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, George Washington’s house in town, and the church where both Washington and Lee worshipped.

    Exploring the Mount Vernon Estate

    The Mount Vernon Estate is located near Old Town Alexandria. You’ll disembark to explore the beautiful gardens, mansion, and outbuildings. Washington himself supervised the extensive renovation of the original home. Washington also designed the landscape and planned the gardens, which provided fresh vegetables and fruits for his table. On your tour, you can visit the burial site of Martha and George Washington. You can also explore the hundreds of original artifacts at the onsite museum.

    Visiting Arlington National Cemetery

    The Mount Vernon Tour concludes with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. You can pay your respects at the burial sites of John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy. You will also witness the famed Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Each Tomb Guard Sentinel is specially chosen and meticulously trained. It is considered among the highest of honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Get in touch with Haymarket Transportation today to begin planning your day trip to the Washington, D.C. area. Our Mount Vernon Tour in Virginia is among our most popular educational trips, and we look forward to sharing our nation’s history with you. Call (301) 778-2007 to talk to a knowledgeable tour planner.

  • How Our Professional Fleet Can Be Part of Your Vacation

    Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas are some of the most popular places to vacation in the U.S. The region has a unique blend of recreational and educational opportunities for vacationers. And when you partner with Haymarket Transportation to plan your trip, you can let us handle the logistical details of transportation. From winery tours to casino trips to beach trips, our fleet of luxury vehicles and professional drivers can get your group to your destination in style.

    A charter bus is an efficient way to transport a large group from one attraction to the next. If you have a smaller group, you can book one of our mini buses, vans, or smaller vehicles. Haymarket Transportation offers customized solutions tailored specifically for your group.

    You can book transportation for your group by calling a friendly staff member at (301) 778-2007. Haymarket Transportation works closely with each of our clients to ensure that their day trip in Washington, D.C. or the surrounding areas exceeds their expectations.

  • Learning About the Design Features of the Pentagon

    The Pentagon is the storied headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, along with all four branches of the military. This building is a popular attraction on many sightseeing tours. It’s located in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. It was built during the early years of World War II to streamline military operations and consolidate departments. Today, it’s still one of the world’s largest office buildings.

    You can learn about the unique, five-sided construction of the Pentagon when you watch this video, presented by the History Channel. You’ll learn that the Pentagon has an astounding 17.5 miles of corridors. Yet, it only takes seven minutes to walk between any two points in the building.

    The Pentagon is one of the popular attractions included on our Presidential Tour of Washington, D.C. To book transportation or find out more about the Presidential Tour, you can call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007.

  • A Look at Our Commitment to ADA Compliance

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a landmark piece of legislation that prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It also enacted accessibility requirements that make everyday life a little easier for people with disabilities. Here at Haymarket Transportation, we remain in full compliance with the requirements of the ADA. We also go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that each of our guests, regardless of ability, has a hassle-free and pleasant time on our guided tours.

    Priority Seating

    All of our coaches have a designated priority seating area at the front of the vehicles. When an individual with a disability joins us for a sightseeing tour, we may ask other, non-disabled passengers to relocate to non-priority seating. Each coach has a wheelchair securement area available.

    Lift-Equipped Buses

    When you book transportation through our company, you can rest assured that the vehicle is accessible. If you require a lift-equipped charter bus, please notify Haymarket Transportation at least 48 hours prior to your departure time. Our lift-equipped buses each have two wheelchair securement areas.

    Driver Assistance

    Our professional drivers are well-trained to efficiently and sensitively respond to the needs of travelers with disabilities. Please let your driver know if you require assistance with anything during your trip. Note that the drivers are not permitted to provide medical care, or assistance with eating or toileting. The driver can help you safely store your mobility aids. If a mobility aid cannot fit in the overhead compartment, it will be stored in the luggage compartment at no charge to you. The driver will be happy to retrieve your mobility aid when you’re ready to disembark.

    Haymarket Transportation encourages guests with disabilities to contact us directly to discuss their needs. Call (301) 778-2007, and we’ll do everything possible to ensure your experience is a positive one. Our professional and courteous drivers look forward to sharing the best of what the region has to offer via our sightseeing tours in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.