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The Better Way to Travel in California

Are you planning a visit to the Golden State? Whether you're interested in taking in Wine Country, want to tour San Francisco, visit the Central Valley, or head north to the Redwoods, there's a lot to see and do in this stunning state. Charter bus rentals can help ensure that you're able to experience all that California offers without the hassle and stress that comes with driving yourself. At Great American Charters, we offer group transportation services that can be customized to fit your group's size and makeup, special needs such as disabilities, and your budget. Whether you're looking to tour California in luxury, or you're more interested in something more economical, such as school bus rentals, we take pride in delivering the solution to your needs.

Great Group Options with Charter Bus Rental

Interested in a charter bus that can hold a large group in style and comfort? We can help. Our charter buses are fully maintained and clean, ready to take your group wherever you want to go in the Golden State, from the San Diego Zoo to Redwoods National Park. How much does it cost to rent a charter bus? That depends on several factors, including the type of charter bus you decide on, the size of your group, the duration of your trip, and much more. We invite you to get in touch with us today. One of our expert reservation specialists will be happy to discuss your needs. We offer affordable bus rentals for all types of trips, from church groups to family reunions, and everything in between, and we look forward to serving your needs.

Get the Luxury You Deserve with Limousine Service

While we offer affordable bus rentals, we can also accommodate the needs of those with more discerning tastes. Our limousine service is ideal for groups of up to 10 individuals, and can be chartered to help you get anywhere in California, whether you're headed to a gala event from your hotel, or want to visit the Napa wineries in style. Our lime rental options include a host of modern amenities and features, including in-limo televisions and state of the art sound systems, deluxe tinted windows for the ultimate in privacy, dual HVAC to ensure complete comfort at all times, a wet bar, leather seats, and more. All of this, and you also get a licensed professional driver with our limo services.

Understanding Your Tour Bus Options

One of the most common questions our customers ask is how much does it cost to rent a tour bus? We can offer a bus rental option to fit any budget, and any group size. Some of the options we offer include: Luxury Tour Bus Rental: Looking for a way to travel in style with your entire group in the same vehicle? Our luxury tour bus rental is the best choice here, and includes everything from onboard TVs to central heating and air to reclining captain chairs for better comfort. Luxury Coach Rental: If you want to increase the comfort even more, we can offer luxury coach rental in the form of our entertainer coaches. These vehicles offer all the elbow room you need, and include an onboard kitchen, and even a shower. Sleeper Bus Rental: If you’ll be touring over the road, then we invite you to consider our sleeper bus rental options. These buses can sleep up to 12 people, and include a living room, a shower, and full storage.

Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly (pronounced da-shay), with thousands of ruins, carvings and paintings on stone, is revered by the Navajo people. It is classified as a living monument by the National Park Service. Over campfires, during a hike on the trails, visiting on horseback or on a jeep tour, visitors get a sense of the canyon's history and spirituality..

Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly (pronounced da-shay), with thousands of ruins, carvings and paintings on stone, is revered by the Navajo people. It is classified as a living monument by the National Park Service. Over campfires, during a hike on the trails, visiting on horseback or on a jeep tour, visitors get a sense of the canyon's history and spirituality..

Tombstone

In nearby Tombstone, history is a part of the fabric of everyday life, one that draws visitors from all over the world. Re-enactments, museums and tours are big business here. The "Town Too Tough To Die" survives on its history. The O.K. Corral, site of that infamous gunfight, charges an adult admission of $10 for re-enactments. The gift shop is filled with tchotchkes emblazoned with the O.K. Corral logo..

Bisbee

Maybe the only thing more improbable than the town of Bisbee springing up on the sides of a steep canyon amid the Mule Mountains is that it still is there. Much like its artsy counterpart Jerome in central Arizona, Bisbee reinvented itself in the mid-1970s when its underground and open-pit mining operations ground to a half. Now Bisbee, in southeastern Arizona, is like a big interactive museum with historic buildings, walkable streets, shops and terrific places to eat and stay.

Lake Mead

When engineers dammed the Colorado River, it created a reservoir known as Lake Mead. A liquid oasis in an expansive desert area, Lake Mead draws thousands of locals and visitors each year, many of which enjoy playing on the lake. The National Park Service manages Lake Mead, but the Nevada Division of Wildlife enforces the region's boating safety laws. Officials stocks the lake regularly with a variety of fish..

Pima Air & Space Museum

The restored World War II Flying Fortress is among the highlights of the museum, where more than 300 historically significant aircraft are parked amid 80 acres and four hangars. The aircraft range in size from a mini plane that can be thought of as a motorcycle with wings to the B-52 Stratofortress, an eight-engine behemoth capable of carrying 70,000 pounds of weapons. The collection includes private, commercial and military craft as well as a small fleet of helicopters..

Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon is often called Tucson's worst-kept secret. Just 12 miles from downtown, you'll find one of the most glorious places in Arizona to hike, picnic and even swim. If you prefer to ride rather than walk, board the tram for a 3.8-mile tour. You'll learn about Sabino Creek's rich riparian area and rock formations that are 12 million years old..

San Xavier del Bac

One glance, and you know why it's called the "White Dove of the Desert." The mission church of San Xavier del Bac, the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, is a stunning example of Mexican baroque architecture. Catch it in the right light and it seems almost incandescent. Construction began in 1783, but the mission's roots go back to 1692, when the Jesuit priest Eusebio Francisco Kino first came to the O'odham village of Wa:k (which he transcribed as "Bac")..

Saguaro National Park

Whether you have hours, days or a week to explore, the area lends itself to design-your-own experiences. If you want to hit the highlights in an hour or so, head to the park’s Tucson Mountain District and take the Bajada Loop Drive, an unpaved, well-maintained road. Stop at the Signal Hill picnic area and take a short hike up the ridge to see petroglyphs and a lovely view of the valley. If you have a half-day, several trails can be reached from Bajada Loop. The Hugh Norris Trail, 5 miles one way, gives increasingly lovely views as it climbs. If you want to spend two or more days, head to the larger Rincon Mountain District and stop at the visitor center for maps and advice. Camping is allowed with a backcountry permit..

Wupatki-Sunset Crater

Wupatki-Sunset Crater is the austere remains of volcanic activity. The landscape varies dramatically, from flat, sparsely vegetated and rather austere vistas along the first few miles to colorful cinder cones flanked by tall ponderosa pines at the southern end. You also can explore fascinating Indian ruins, some a short drive off the main road, while pondering the people who lived here so long ago..

Snowbowl

Wupatki-Sunset Crater is the austere remains of volcanic activity. The landscape varies dramatically, from flat, sparsely vegetated and rather austere vistas along the first few miles to colorful cinder cones flanked by tall ponderosa pines at the southern end. You also can explore fascinating Indian ruins, some a short drive off the main road, while pondering the people who lived here so long ago..

Phoenix

Arizona's biggest city could keep you busy for years, with museums and other cultural institutions, such as the world-famous Heard and the Phoenix Symphony. Nature lovers swear by the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo, while more adventurous outdoorsy types flock to Camelback Mountain and other Valley trails. Families with small children look to the Children's Museum of Phoenix and neighborhood splash pads for reliable fun..

London Bridge

Lake Havasu City might have remained a sleepy retirement town, except that traffic increased halfway around the planet and that made all the difference. In England, the venerable London Bridge was sinking into the Thames River because of traffic overload. Rather than demolish the bridge, which opened in 1831, the city put it up for sale. In 1968, Robert P. McCulloch, the founder of Lake Havasu City, bought it for $2.46 million and reconstructed it in Arizona. Yes, the bridge that stood in the time of Charles Dickens, and that bears the strafing scars of Nazi warplanes, is the centerpiece of Segway tours. What a long, strange trip it's been..

Scottsdale

The city has a rep around the world for Western fun, nightclubs, shopping and posh resorts. Some of the highlights: West World, with equestrian events and more; new Nightclub & Bar fave Craft 64; Scottsdale Fashion Square; and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

Walnut Canyon

Walnut Canyon is a monument to pre-Columbian village life. The remnants of more than 300 elaborately crafted rooms still stand in some of the shallow caves. Artifacts from as far as the Gulf of Mexico have been found within the canyon, evidence that the people were part of an extensive trade network. Walking the paved Island Trail, which loops around a prominent peninsula of rock that juts into the canyon, is the best way to get a feel for the place. As you stroll along you'll pass about two dozen structures built of rocks mortared together with clay. You can see more dwellings tucked in other hollows far across the canyon..

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