Richmond, the capitol of the state of Virginia, is a city rich in cultural and historical attractions. Located within a short drive to mountains, Washington, D.C. and the ocean, Richmond is a great destination or stop for your charter bus trip.
A charter bus in Richmond, Virginia can provide visitors with a uniquely relaxing experience. The charter bus reaches the city with relaxed, rested passengers ready to enjoy all the city has to offer. Whether watching films or videos on the onboard equipment, or just napping in the reclining, padded seats, passengers can enjoy the ride through the scenic Virginia countryside without worrying about traffic and rest stops. On board public address systems make tour narration a breeze, and professionally trained, fully insured drivers provide safe, reliable service on the trip.
Many national and local charter bus companies provide service to Richmond, Virginia. Just check your yellow pages or internet listings to find bus companies. Many companies can suggest tour itineraries and offer discounted tour rates for lodgings while in the area. You’ll also eliminate the worry of looking for attractions and landmarks in an unfamiliar city, and parking frustration is no longer a problem.
While in Richmond, you may want to visit many of the area landmarks. A good place to start is the Bell Tower, which once warned residents of fires and raids, and now functions as a visitors’ center. Another wonderful Richmond experience is a tour of local canals by boat. Several companies offer these narrated tours, which provide ample information about Richmond’s history. Nearby is the popular Canal Walk, featuring many markers with interesting bits of information about the people and events in Richmond’s history.
Richmond’s Capitol Square has several interesting landmarks. The Capitol Building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and guided tours of the building are available at no cost. In Capitol Square, the only statue of George Washington for which he actually posed is a favorite monument, and busts of the other Virginia born presidents are located in the capitol rotunda. The wonderful Old City Hall is a must see for any who appreciate architecture. The Victorian Gothic building is spectacular. Another architectural gem is the Egyptian Building, one of the best illustrations of Egyptian Revival style in the nation.
The farmers market in downtown Richmond has been in use as a market since the mid-1700’s, and retains the flavor of the area to this day. Once, native Americans came here to trade. Today you can stroll the market and taste fresh fruits and vegetables, much like our colonial forefathers.
As the site of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,” speech, St. John’s Episcopal Church is the oldest church in Richmond, and, amazingly, one of the oldest wooden building still in existence in the state.
Another popular destination in the Richmond area is Busch Gardens, a theme park named “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” for several years in a row. Remember, your tour bus allows you parking in special areas and even a separate entrance to the park. Even closer is Paramount’s Kings Dominion and Paramount’s Water Works, two popular amusement parks just 20 miles north of the city. Kings Dominion features rides and attractions based on Paramount television series and movies. The Water Works is a water park featuring thrilling water slides and a wave pool.
You may want to plan your group trip for the summer, and visit the Festival of the Arts from June to the middle of August. It is held in the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater in Byrd Park. Traveling by charter bus in Richmond, Virginia is an exciting, but also relaxing option. Contact a charter bus service and explore this great travel option for your group today!