• Solving Your Wedding Transportation Problem

    There are so many details to figure out in the months ahead of your wedding date. While it can be difficult to choose the perfect menu or pick the right flower arrangements, transportation is one problem you won’t have to fret over. Haymarket Transportation offers complete wedding transportation solutions in the Washington, D.C. area. Our coordinators will help you plan every detail so that you can focus on enjoying your perfect day.

    You can book a limo for the bride and groom, complete with a professional chauffeur and a full line of amenities. Haymarket Transportation also provides luxury sedans, SUVs, mini buses, and vans to bring your wedding party and guests to the venue. Our fleet can easily accommodate any size of wedding, from small, intimate affairs to large receptions with hundreds of guests.

    To begin the wedding transportation planning process, please call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007 and speak with one of our expert coordinators. We can also provide transportation solutions for your bachelor and bachelorette parties.

  • What Happened When British Troops Reached the White House?

    People often think of the attack on Pearl Harbor as the first time America was attacked by a foreign nation. But that’s not historically accurate. During the War of 1812, British troops marched on Washington, D.C. and set fire to the White House. You can hear more about this incredible event when you watch the featured video.

    You’ll hear the White House Curator explain how and why the White House was set on fire. Although the dome hadn’t yet been built, a grand hall was burned to the ground. You can still see the original scorch marks in certain areas of the building.

    The White House is one of the stops on Haymarket Transportation’s all-inclusive Presidential Tour in Washington, D.C. For information about our sightseeing tours, give us a call at (301) 778-2007.

  • 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.

  • What Are the Benefits of Booking a Charter Bus for Wedding Guests?

    When you’re getting ready for a wedding, there are a lot of different logistics you’ll need to juggle—one of the most important is planning transportation for your guests. If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area, you may be concerned about getting all of your guests to the venue on time. One of the smartest ways to solve this dilemma is to book a charter bus to transport your guests to and from the wedding. There are a number of advantages to this approach:

    Your guests won’t get lost.

    One of the problems inherent in holding your wedding in a large city—particularly one with as complex a layout as Washington, D.C.—is the risk that at least some of your wedding guests won’t be able to find the venue. When you book a charter bus for your guests, you’ll spare both them (and yourself) considerable stress, and ensure that the people you want to be at your wedding don’t miss it.

    Your guests won’t have to find parking.

    Driving in the Washington, D.C., area is no picnic, and neither is finding parking. When you book a charter bus to transport your wedding guests, they won’t have to waste valuable time looking for free parking spaces. Instead, they’ll be able to focus on enjoying the wedding—and so will you!

    Your guests will arrive on time.

    Let’s face it: Weddings are complex events, and they need to be carefully scheduled. If too many of your guests are arriving late, it could end up delaying the ceremony. You can reduce the risk of late guests derailing your wedding day schedule by chartering a bus to ensure that they arrive with plenty of time to spare.

    Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? If so, Haymarket Transportation can provide you with the first-rate transportation services you need. We offer a number of transportation options, including carter buses, vans, and luxury SUVs. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, call (301) 778-2007.

  • Planning a Multigenerational Family Trip to Washington, D.C.

    If you’re thinking of taking your family to Washington, D.C., you may be wondering if there are enough sights there to interest everyone. The answer is yes! The capitol city of the United States has a long, rich, and fascinating history, and there is more than enough to keep anyone entertained. Here are some stops you should be sure to make during your trip:

    National Zoo

    Admission is free at this wonderful zoo, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It is home to hundreds of different species of animals, including pandas, elephants, lions, tigers, cheetahs, porcupines, and bears. The zoo is open every day except Christmas, so it’s the perfect vacation destination no matter what time of year you’re traveling.

    National Mall

    No visit to Washington, D.C. is complete without an afternoon spent on the world-famous Mall, where you’ll find the country’s most legendary monuments. Framed by the Capitol building on one end and the White House on the other, the Mall includes a number of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums such as the National Air and Space Museum, a number of familiar memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, and the famous Reflecting Pool.

    Baltimore National Aquarium

    Located in nearby Baltimore, this justly famous aquarium attracts more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world every year. You’ll find more than 17,000 individual sea creatures there, ranging from dolphins to jellyfish. It’s safe to say that your entire family will find something to enjoy here. It’s recommended that you set aside at least 90 minutes in order to fully explore and enjoy the aquarium.

    Are you in need of a reliable means of transportation for your upcoming visit to Washington, D.C.? Haymarket Transportation is here to ensure that all of your transportation needs are met throughout your trip. If you would like to learn more about our guided sightseeing tours, give us a call today at (301) 778-2007.

  • Take a Look Inside the Smithsonian’s New African-American Museum

    The National Museum of African-American History and Culture first opened its doors in September 2016. Operated by the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is dedicated to exploring the experience of African-Americans, as reflected in artifacts as diverse as a Bible owned by slave leader Nat Turner, a trumpet owned by jazz legend Louis Armstrong, and Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves. To learn more about the museum, check out this video.

    Would you like to put together a guided tour for your visit to the city of Washington, D.C.? Haymarket Transportation offers a number of options for enjoying the country’s capital during your visit. For more information, call (301) 778-2007 today.

  • Group Travel Options in Washington, D.C.

    If you’re planning to go to Washington, D.C. with a group of your friends or family members, you might be wondering what the best way to get around this famous city is. Fortunately, there are a number of convenient transportation options available to you. If you charter a bus, a mini-bus, or a van, you’ll be able to enjoy quick transportation to your destination of choice, whether that’s the International Spy Museum, the Library of Congress, or Arlington National Cemetery. Washington, D.C. is a large city, and there are numerous sights to see, so it’s important to find the most efficient way to get around in order to ensure that you are able to visit every place on your itinerary.

    Haymarket Transportation has the vehicles you need to ensure that your trip to Washington, D.C., goes off without a hitch. If you’re looking to charter a bus or another vehicle for your upcoming visit, give us a call at (301) 778-2007 to get started.