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Bringing a group to Arlington so they can discover the capital region? Chances are that booking one or more motorcoaches is on your list of things to do, and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service is here to help. Here are some things to consider so that things go as smoothly as possible.
From a pre-call checklist and common questions, to on-board amenities and parking information, here are tips to ensure you have a great motorcoach experience in Arlington:
Arlington's motorcoach permit process is now completely online. Reach out to our Director of Sales, Portia Conerly, for simple instructions on how to find the correct portal, register for an account and complete the process correctly.
You can reach Portia at the office (703-228-0873), on her cell (703-216-7292), or by email.
Before you call a motorcoach company, you’ll want to have the following information handy:
Also, don’t forget to ask about food and drink policies on board, cleaning protocols and fees, and prohibited items.
The American Bus Association (ABA) recommends asking several questions of prospective bus service providers.
Questions to ask before you finalize a contract can include:
For complete details on local tour bus parking locations, hours and fees, plus printable maps highlighting spots in each neighborhood, see Arlington County’s Tour Buses page.
Not sure which provider to use? ABA’s Public Member Search helps you locate motorcoach and tour companies by state. Sites like BusRates.com and Yelp aggregate tour bus operators, ratings and amenities, and getting two or three price comparisons is a smart idea.
For any Arlington-specific questions as you plan your visit, feel free to call our Director of Sales, Portia Conerly, at the office (703-228-0873), on her cell (703-216-7292), or by email.