Visiting Durham on your own private charter bus is a great way to spend a day you're your group. If you have any music fans on your charter bus tour, they will be interested to know you are visiting the hometown of Alan Clark of Dire Straits. Durham is situated on the Eno River. The community was named after Dr. Bartlett Durham, landowner who granted right-of-way to the railroad. Filming for 1988 movie, "Bull Durham" and 1990 movie, "The Handmaid's Tale" was done here. Your charter bus will have so many choices to visit, such as Tour the Castle, Durham Cathedral, Eno River State Park, Nasher Museum Of Art, North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.
If your group feels the need for a snack, your charter bus has stops like Devines Restaurant & Sports Bar, James Joyce Irish pub for your group. If shopping is on your charter bus group's agenda, your Durham charter bus will take your gang to the Market Square. Then on the cards is Duke Homestead State Historic Site. This will be one of the most interesting stops of Durham Charter Bus for the group.
Tour The Castle is a fun stop on your Durham charter Bus for the charter group as it has an interesting history. The castle may well have existed for over 900 years, but it had to fight for its survival for all of that time. It has a diverse history. The Castle became (and still is) a college of the University of Durham in the early 19th Century. The Castle has an unending supply of bright, engaging students who act as tour guides to help supplement their income. Tours run every day from Easter to September and Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun afternoons-it is great value at $3.50 an adult.
Another interesting stop on your Durham charter bus is at the Durham Cathedral. The Durham Cathedral is massive - not as big as York, Lincoln etc, but it is a lot more solid looking due to its Norman rather than Gothic design. An interesting point on the building is the stonework of the central columns, which are nicely done in colored sandstone and with a little carved decoration. For anyone into classical architecture on your charter bus tour, this is paradise.
If your charter bus group feels the need to shop, Durham is the right town to be in. The Market Square is an idea place to shop. It's quite big inside with the usual strange mixture of spices, books, fruits and clothes. Pick up some soveniers for the folks back home. If a little outdoor activity is in the cards for your charter bus group, take a stop at Eno River State Park where they can go canoeing, fishing, or have a picnic. Also among the stops of Durham Charter Bus is the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University at Campus Drive.
The tour by Durham Charter Bus will not be complete until the charter group visits Cafe Continental which has the best bagettes, milkshakes and desserts in Durham, they are well known for their fabulous selection of desserts. It is opposite Pizza Hut if your charter bus group just wants some fast food. The Almshouses on Palace Green is another place your charter bus group can stop by if you want something a little off the beaten path. . Although it is a veggie cafe, it is fine for a tea and a dessert. There was always a good mix of people, not just art students (the Theology and Music faculties are very close). In the summer, the place mainly caters for tourists coming like your charter bus group.
Next stop on your charter bus tour is a trip back wards in time from this world to the past in the form of a visit to the frame farmhouse which was the home of the Dukes, Washington Duke and his son James Buchanan Duke the family most responsible for the development of the southern tobacco industry after the Civil War. The visit to this site by Durham charter bus includes a visit to tobacco factory and curing barn.
Your Durham charter bus will take the charter group every place in Durham that has a sense of history, old world charm. The charter group will never be bored as there is something for everyone on this trip.