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Breweries, Wineries and a Gorilla Outside Charlottesville, VA


The Blue Ridge Mountains are a breath-taking sight and provide limitless opportunities for group travel experiences. For groups curious to sample some of Virginia’s own wine and beer, you’ll be hard-pressed for a more convenient route than the Nelson 151 Trail outside of Charlottesville, VA.

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Planning a Group Travel Itinerary Efficiently


Chances are you found us looking to rent a bus, but our resource-rich directory doesn’t stop there! Let’s take a look at how the BusRates.com directory is growing to be more than your transportation partner and is poised to be a powerful group travel assistant.

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Trolley Bus Rentals for Weddings, Parties, Groups


Trolleys are a beloved vehicle for group transportation. Popular in New York, Chicago, Portland, San Antonio and many other eclectic cities, trolleys provide shuttling with theming and style. Trolleys, as listed on BusRates.com, are rubber-tired buses designed to resemble old-style streetcars or trams.

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Top 15 Complaints You Can Avoid in Charter Bus Rental


Since 2008, BusRates.com has collected reviews from charter customers based on their experiences when renting buses from the companies listed in our directory. For this article, we’ve broken out the spreadsheets and calculators and analyzed the reviews to dig up statistics on the state of the industry.

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WiFi, 110v Outlets, and More New, Cool Bus Amenities


How’s a group planner to know what lies behind that metal chassis exterior and determine what luxurious amenities lay wait inside? Count on BusRates.com to give you a quick overview of a company’s equipment, and before booking, confirm details or ask for photos.

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Group Tours and Attractions in Gettysburg


Fans of American history and war will find much to tour at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The site is historic for being the turning point for the American Civil War, and infamous for involving the largest number of casualties of the entire war. Learn about the top sites you should visit on your next charter bus tour!

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Motor Coach Travel Safer, More Flexible, Less Expensive


Renting a charter bus is not only a relaxing and easy way to go — leave the driving to someone else! — motorcoach transportation is safer than cars, less expensive than trains and planes, and more flexible than air travel.

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Group Travel Lingo Glossary


Graduate from group travel novice to a savvy group leader as we define charter and tour slang you might encounter on your quest to find the best bus and accommodation for your group.

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Endless Group Travel Activities at Mall of America


When you’re heading to the biggest mall in the United States, wear your walking shoes. At 4.2 million square feet, the Mall of America (MOA) — located just a short ride away from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. — offers dozens of exciting group travel activities.

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Detroit Car Show and Classic Car Tour for Groups


There are many incredible museums and tours in Detroit that illustrate the monumental history of the automobile and its effect on American life. Check out our recommendations for your next charter bus trip to Detroit, Michigan!

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