The roots of Hunt Valley Motor Coach's family tree spring from two buses. In 1985, Edward Royston only had a pair of vehicles to his name, and a mission to make the traveling process a highlight of his clients' vacations. His fleet soon grew to 11 buses, and more still when the company joined with Gunther Charters, a business known for its memorable package tours. Today, Edward's emphasis on personality prevails at every step of the booking process, from online or phone conversations with the small sales team?where Gunther Charters founders Marty and Laurie Gunther still field calls?to greetings from each jovial driver.
From its Baltimore base, the company plans convenient round trips and tours to a variety of locales. Its daylong jaunts to Atlantic City deposit riders at the casinos and boardwalk, and excursions to New York launch days full of seasonal shopping and sightseeing. Thanks to locked and guarded storage, passengers are even encouraged to leave their laptops and other bulky possessions on the bus during their daylong excursions.
Themed tours ferry passengers to states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee for overnight stays and guided explorations of local sites. The New Orleans tour, for example, leads groups through historic cemeteries and the botanical garden, and a holiday tour of Newport mansions showcases the intricate decorations and reindeer butlers of three resplendent homes.
Gunther Charters' fleet of 18 Vanhool and Executive motorcoaches ushers travelers to their vacation destinations in comfort. The Atlantic City excursion takes guests to court Lady Luck and her entourage of Frank Sinatra impersonators inside a 57-seat coach equipped with restrooms and DVD televisions. The day trip departs from the Gunther Charters Hanover location at 7:15 a.m., and arrives at the Showboat Casino at 11:30 a.m., for six hours of Black Jack, Texas Hold 'em, and shows. Passengers cash in their chips and begin the venture home at 5:30 p.m., leaving plenty of time to enjoy a family meal or begin digging an underground vault to secure the day's winnings.
With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
All Stretched Out Limousine Service cruises passengers toward airports and nightclubs in the comfort of stretch Hummer H2s, Lincoln Town Car limousines, and 34-seat party buses. Leather-upholstered seats cradle riders in each vehicle, and amenities such as flat-screen TVs keep child prodigy CEOs from getting cranky on long company outings. Fiber-optic lighting and surrounding stereo systems also add glamorous ambiance to the mobile VIP suites.
In addition to weddings, school dances, and sporting events, All Stretched Out Limousine Service escorts groups to wine trail adventures at Three Fox Vineyards, Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards, and Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn.
Like its fleet of vehicles, La Fleur is brand-new, so expect your chauffeur to have that new chauffeur smell. Beyond the standard stretch Lincoln Town Car, office workers can opt to get whisked off to lunch in a more low-key Town Car or use the Suburban to pick up groceries in high style. And if you pull up in an Escalade, you'll be ushered right past the bouncer and velvet rope of DC's most bangin' bingo parlors.