Norfolk Charter Bus
Norfolk has a rich history for you and your charter bus group to explore.
Lightship Portsmouth Museum is a great place to start your charter bus tour of Norfolk. Built in 1915, and launched in 1916, this retired lightship is a National Historic Landmark and now serves as a most interesting maritime museum. The "Portsmouth" was used heavily from her launch in 1916 until a collision in 1964 caused her to be decommissioned after 48 years of service. The ship has undergone extensive restoration efforts to restore her to her former glory.
Nauticus, The National Maritime Museum is another great stop on charter bus tour of Norfolk. Home to the Battleship Wisconsin, this site features over 120,000 square feet of interactive science center has a maritime theme and features over 150 exhibits, including computer and video interactive displays, giant screen films, exotic aquarium display, touch pools, national traveling exhibits, and your charter bus group can even pet a shark.
Another fantastic venue on your charter bus tour is the Crispus Attucks Cultural Theater. This important landmark whose impressive structure was designed by black architects, this theater played a leading role in the cultural life of African-Americans. Your charter bus group will be impressed with this extremely well done architecture.
Hermitage Foundation Museum is an intriguing stop for your charter bus group. This museum is situated in a historic Riverside Tudor style mansion that was built in 1908 and features an outstanding collection of Eastern and Western art. Highlights of this collection that your charter bus group will enjoy include : Chinese tomb figures from the T'ang Dynasty and relics from Czar Alexander's private collection. Your charter bus group will be interested to find out that artifacts on display are also sometimes borrowed by renowned museums, such as the Smithsonian.
The weather is beautiful in Norfolk, so take your charter bus group to Ocean View Golf Course and enjoy a good round of golf! Norfolk has a lot of unique shopping destinations for your charter bus gang, but one definitely worth a stop is Gypsy D. This is a very fun store for your charter bus group to browse and is perfect if you are looking for a quirky gift that you couldn't find at the typical department store or chain.
Your charter bus gang will find such treasures as a vintage “I Love Lucy” lunch box or colorful beads to hang in the doorway or bold papier-mâché fish. There is a huge collection of clothing and jewelry. Along with plenty of stationery and off-the-wall cards and wrapping paper to complete your gift. If you want to pick up an off the beaten path souvenir for someone that didn't get to come on your charter bus tour, this is the place!
Fellini's is a fantastic venue to get a great meal in this inviting restaurant. The most recommended dishes on the menu include the oven-cooked pizza and the Caesar’s salad. If your charter bus group has room after a great meal, indulge your sweet tooth in the homemade peanut butter cheesecake for dessert. Another great place for a great meal your charter bus group will enjoy is at the Freemason Abbey Restaurant & Tavern.
This historic building was a former Presbyterian Church that was first built in 1873. The food is fabulous and the mood is cozy, all in all an atmosphere your charter bus group will thoroughly enjoy. If a steak is on your charter bus group's meal agenda, charter a stop by Magnolia Steak. One look at the extensive menu offered in this cozy steak house will make your charter bus group's mouths water.
Norfolk has a lot of history, good times and good food to offer your next charter bus excursion, book yours today!