If you’re in Maryland, give Baltimore Bus Charters a call and rent a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus from us, and take your group down to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
The C&O Canal was built in response to a need to move goods down the Potomac River. During the 19th and 19th centuries, the towns of Georgetown and Alexandria were major trading ports for the shipment of tobacco, grains, whiskey, furs, timber and other items. The problem was that most of these goods originated in Cumberland, and had to travel down a 184 mile stretch of the Potomac River to Chesapeake Bay. Two waterfalls, the Great Falls and the Little Falls, made boat transportation impossible.
During this charter bus trip, find out how engineers designed a system of locks and canals that ran parallel to the river. This allowed boats to be raised or lowered to match the level of the river. Construction of the C&O Canal began in 1824, and by 1850, 74 locks were completed. The original construction plan called for the canal system to reach all the way to the Ohio river. This plan was canceled when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was constructed, providing a faster and cheaper method for shipping goods. The C&O Canal operated till 1924, before being finally shut down.
Today, many original structures and buildings are still standing along the C&O, including the original locks and lock houses. In 1971 the C&O was designated a national park, providing charter bus tour visitors a place to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the region’s history.
Taking a charter bus from Baltimore Bus Charters, you can stop at one of several visitor centers along the length of the canal, depending on which activities your bus charters group intends to take. There are several activities available, ranging from the leisurely to the active.
Boat rides are available at Great Falls and Williamsport. Great Falls offers mule drawn boat rides, just as they did back in the 1800s when the C&O Canal was used as a transport system. Launch rides are available at Williamsport. Both both rides are extremely popular, and reservations are recommended.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the canal for enthusiastic and sporting charter bus visitors, with several launch ramps provided along its length. Please check with a C&O Canal visitor center for ramp locations. Do note that gasoline and propane powered boats are forbidden on the canal. However, electric powered outboards are allowed at select stretches.
Hiking and cycling are great ways to see the C&O Canal. Trails are well marked, and there are several campsites available. Note that hikers and cyclists must yield right of way to horses.
If you would like to bring your group on a visit to the C&O Canal, whether it be a day excursion or overnight camping trip which requires a drop-of and pick up at separate locations, give Baltimore Bus Charters a call to arrange your ground transportation needs.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Having served many big companies and large brand names within the city of Baltimore, Baltimore Bus Charters knows and understands the needs and preferences of small and medium-sized companies as well. Therefore, as a professional bus service and transportation provider, our aim is bring you the best, the most efficient, the most modern and well-maintained charter bus, coach bus, party bus, and school buses in the region. Baltimore Bus Charters, as you will find out, is a name that you can trust.
Top notch charter buses in the city is hard to find. It all depends on the company the transportation company that you are renting the vehicle from…and the worst thing is that you do not know for sure the bus that you have booked, based on pictures that you saw in websites and brochures, is going to be the one that arrives at your doorstep come pick-up time. What you can count on from us is that we will keep to our word. Baltimore Bus Charters is a company that knows time is of essence for events and functions of any size.
A party bus for a night out, bachelor party or bachelorette party – The days running up to the marriage and wedding registration, adrenaline is at an all time high…and that is when you need to get the bachelor or bachelorette party together for your best friend! Baltimore Bus Charters can provide you with top of the line, quality party buses for the party! This way, you can have as much fun as you want, let your hair down, don your dancing shoes without having to worry about who is going to do the driving. With a Baltimore Bus Charters party bus, we give you the ultimate freedom to celebrate to your hearts’ content.
A definitely fun school outing for the kids – There is nothing more important to us than the safety of the kids and other supervisors who are our passengers during a school outing. Baltimore Bus Charters’ fleet of mini buses are scheduled for maintenance regularly and bus drivers hired by our network of charter bus service providers are provided with basic and intensive training about etiquette, good service, safe driving and the focus is also in being professional every mile of the way.
Baltimore Bus Charters also provides vehicles like corporate vehicles for large functions. We have raving reviews too for the wedding limousines and prom limousines that we have under our fleet of vehicles. We assure you that we have gone out of our way to ensure that the buses live up to your standards.
Do not hesitate to give us a call to find out more information about our fleet of vehicles for your event. We can’t wait to be at your service in the near future and hope that we can make your event as comfortable and goes as smooth sailing as possible.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
As far as English cities in the United States of America is concerned, Fell's Point residents, a spirited waterfront community has as much roots from England as Boston. In fact, Fell's Point was named after a ship-building company started by some Englishmen way back in 1726. With a charter bus, party bus or when you rent a bus in Baltimore from Baltimore Bus Charters, we can take the scenic routes and enjoy even more gorgeous scenery.
What will strike you as astonishing and what distinguishes Fell's Point from all the other American cities is buildings and storefronts that maintain their 18th and 19th century looks. Yes, nothing's changed from the time when the British set foot on American soil. The business and people may have changed but these buildings used to be either bars, brothels or and boarding houses so, it really gives off a very colonial feeling. Fell's Point may not be considered a popular charter bus, tour bus and party bus tourist destinations but for those who are interested in the history of British in America and those who are into photography, Fell's Point is nothing short of heaven.
Looking for some shopping? Not a problem. You are going to have a ball of a time shopping at Broadway, Thames Street and not forgetting the unforgettable Belgian Block. When you gaze out of the party bus or charter bus window, you will see that the shops are all unparalleled. The Chesapeake Bay cuisine has been said to be completely unrivaled. Take a walk along any of the walkways will make you feel like you have just stepped back in time and as the wind sweeps in from the sea, all the stress of everyday life will fall away from your shoulders.
Fell's Point also has a huge role to play during the Revolutionary War and the 1812 war where it houses some of the privately owned ships that were authorized by the government to attack upon command. As you can see, there is more than meets the eye in Fell's Point and if you engaged with an experienced charter bus, coach bus or party bus driver, he or she can definitely bring you into even more unique nooks.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Festivals are in abundance in Baltimore this month. There is sure to be something for everyone and to help you get around during the festivities, call on Baltimore Bus Charters! What are you waiting for? Start planning your Baltimore trip today!
September 8 – Love comics and everything that has to do with it? Then you’ll love the 13th annual Baltimore Comic Con. The two-day event will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center and will be open all day for visitors. Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com for more information.
If comic’s not your thing, maybe you’d like to hop on by to the 5th Annual Real Ale Festival held at the DuClaw Brewing Co. on South Bond Street. The festival is also a two-day event and will feature an all-you-can-eat-buffet, unlimited beer samples, live music and more! For more information, visit www.realalefest.com
September 14 – Celebrate the life and creativity of the self-taught musician on Frank Zappa Day. Held over two days, most of the festivities will be held at the Southeast Anchor Library Auditorium. Although admissions are free, donations towards the Frank Zappa Day Fund is encouraged. Intrigued? Visit www.facebook.com/frankzappaday/info for more information.
September 15 – Strictly from 12:00am to 11:00pm, Harbor East will be filled with sounds from the Charm City Music Festival with their headlining act, Weezer. Also to be featured during the festival is Stephen Marley, EVE 6, Flooging Molly and more! Local favorites include Jah Works, Loving the Lie, Ballyhoo and more. Get your tickets to this exclusive and premier festival at www.missiontix.com/events/product/14646
September 28 – Love books? Then visit the first Baltimore Book Festival today until September 30 at Mount Vernon. More than 200 authors, both local and celebrity, are set to appear so get your book(s) ready to be autographed! To find out more, visit www.baltimorebookfestival.com and be aware that the festival is only open from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
September 30 – The best is always saved for last and you won’t go wrong with the Street Beat Festival at Cross Street Market. From 11:00am to 7:00pm immerse yourself in live music from three, yes three!, separate stages, complete with an abundance of arts & crafts and numerous activities for children on Kids’ Kross Street. More information are available on www.historicfederalhill.org