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Every year, thousands of visitors from across the nation and even around the world flock to Washington DC to behold the spring Cherry Blossom Festival. The first cherry trees planted in the nation’s capital were a gift of friendship to the United States from Japan in 1912. Today, there are almost 3,700 cherry trees planted around DC, many of which are direct descendants of those first trees. To learn more about DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, watch this short video clip.
If you don’t live in the DC area, Haymarket Transportation can help you get here in time to see the first cherry trees blossom this spring. We offer charter bus rentals from Virginia and Maryland, and our fleet includes multiple 57-passenger coach buses. Call us today at (888) 928-4048 to learn more about our charter bus services.
Last updated 13 days ago
Whether you are chartering a 57-passenger coach bus or a 10-passenger van, you will need to think of some fun games to play on the way to your destination. Sure, each member of your group can read, listen to an iPod, or watch a movie on their laptop, but games provide a fun way to engage with each other as a group instead of passing time in isolation. Regardless of whether you are taking your charter bus across town or across the country, here are some fun games to play with your group.
Before you depart, make Bingo cards with a variety of common freeway sights. Pass out cards to each member of your group, and have a small prize up for grabs for the winner. This will keep your group engaged during the trip, and if you’re travelling with young children, freeway bingo is a great way to keep them from getting in trouble.
Team trivia is a great group game that will keep everyone entertained and preoccupied on the road. Pass out pens and paper to have a trivia tournament, and consider putting up a small prize for the winning team. If your charter bus tour isn’t large enough to do a team trivia tournament, you can do individual trivia.
If you want to help break the ice or get your passengers to know one each other, suggest that they play seatmate games such as “20 Questions” or “The Question Game.” After each round, ask each person in the bus to share what he or she learned about the person sitting next to them.
If you’re looking for a charter bus along the East Coast, contact Haymarket Transportation. We are a full-service charter bus transportation company for individuals and groups. To learn more about our motor coach rentals in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and the surrounding areas, call us today at (888) 928-4048.
Last updated 18 days ago
No matter where you’re going or how many people you’re bringing along, you can count on Haymarket Transportation. Part of the reason why we are one of the most preferred transportation companies on the East Coast is because we have a diverse fleet of vehicles. Our 57-passenger buses feature televisions, restrooms, adjustable foot rests, reclining seats, elevated passenger seating, and more. We also offer 36-passenger and 10-passenger buses that are great for smaller groups that want to travel in style. And if you need a more personal touch, we also provide chauffeured SUVs, sedans, and stretch limousines.
From charter buses to stretch limousines, Haymarket Transportation is your source for comfortable and luxurious transportation in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Visit our website to learn more about our fleet, or call us at (888) 928-4048 to request an estimate for a charter bus tour or limousine rental.
Last updated 20 days ago
Washington, D.C. is more than our nation’s capital. It’s also a vibrant city full of rich history and iconic sights to see on a bus tour. If you are an educator or parent, Washington, D.C. is an ideal spot for a field trip for the entire class. With so many things to see and do in D.C., it’s best to rent a charter bus to get you everywhere you want to go. Visit the National Mall to see such famous structures as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A motor coach or charter bus is also the best way to get to Northern Virginia destinations such as Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. Check out this infographic for a look at can’t-miss field trip destinations in the Washington, D.C. area. The whole class will be excited for a ride to D.C. on a charter bus!
Last updated 26 days ago
Luray Caverns is a beautiful and ancient American cave in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. People have flocked to marvel at the Luray Caverns’ massive rooms and clear pools of water since 1878. This cave even houses the gigantic natural musical instrument, the Stalacpipe Organ. Read on to find out exactly what you need to know about visiting and exploring Luray Caverns.
The tour of Virginia’s Luray Caverns takes place over 1.25 miles of paved walkway, and it usually takes a little over an hour to complete. Since the temperature and conditions inside the caves are not dependent on outside weather, tours are not often called off. The temperature inside the Luray Caverns is around 54 degrees, but the high humidity makes it feel like 65 degrees. The tour does include staircases and some steep slopes, so it is recommended that you wear appropriate shoes.
Reservations are not necessary at Luray Caverns; however, the Reservation Office is available to discuss optimal service for groups of at least 20 individuals. These groups are eligible to receive a discount, and we will arrange for preassigned entry so that your group can go on the tour together. Smaller groups of visitors may join any tour. A new tour begins roughly every 20 minutes.
The Stalacpipe Organ
The Stalacpipe Organ is the largest musical instrument created, making use of over three acres of stalactites and cavernous echoes to create a magnificent organ sound. A console of four keyboards and wiring that spans over more than five miles come together to control this instrument; although the organ is sometimes played manually, it is usually set to automatically play seasonal songs.
Haymarket Transportation can help you take a trip to explore Luray Caverns with your friends, family, or loved ones. We also offer motor coach and charter bus rentals, field trips, bus tours, wine tours, and sightseeing tours. Additionally, we have convenient locations in both Maryland and Virginia. Call us at (888) 928-4048 or visit our website for more information.