The Better Way to Travel in California

Tour California in Luxury, California Charter BusNeed to move a big group of people? Have you been wondering what your transportation options are? Many people are stuck in the limo mindset, and think that a limo, or a group of limos, is the best way to provide transportation for big groups of people. Here at Great American Charter Buses California, we want to challenge that way of thinking. We think that you will find that our buses offer everything you could want from a limousine service, and more, in vehicles that are just better-suited for moving large groups of people.

What is a charter bus? When many people think of buses, they think of school buses. We have those. In fact, they are the most economical option and a great way to move large groups of 45 to 60 people when you need basic transport. However, school-style buses are only one type of bus. If you look at our fleet page, you will see that we also offer: deluxe motor coaches, mini-buses, party buses, school buses, sprinter vans, entertainer coaches, passenger vans, and even 10-passenger limos for smaller groups.

What do you get when you charter a bus through Great American Charter Bus? We are known for offering meticulously clean, well-appointed buses, and our drivers are the best in the business. You will get an experienced driver who knows the area, and is properly licensed, so that you and your group can sit back and enjoy the ride.

What type of charter bus is right for you? That depends a lot on the experience that you want to have. If you need to move a group to and from the airport, then a sprinter van, with its large luggage capacity might be right for you, while moving a church group or other large group of people to an activity or event might mean a school bus is the right choice. However, many people opt for luxury when they choose to charter a bus from us.

If you are wondering if a bus can really be luxurious, you need to go visit our fleet page. We have buses that are designed for parties and equipped with wet bars, sunroofs, and lighting and sound systems. We have buses that are designed for long-distance comfort with reclining captains’ chairs and on-board restrooms. We even have buses that let you travel like a rock star, with on-board bunks, living areas, showers, and kitchens!

Call us today and talk to us about your transportation needs. One of our dispatchers will go over what you want and discuss all of your transportation options. We promise a great experience at Great American Charter Buses.

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

Great Group Options with Charter Bus Rental in CaliforniaInterested 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.

Limousine Service in California

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

Tour Bus Options in CaliforniaOne 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..



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..


BisbeeMaybe 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

Lake MeadWhen 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

Pima Air & Space MuseumThe 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

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

San Xavier del BacOne 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

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 CraterWupatki-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..



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 CityArizona’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

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..


ScottsdaleThe 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

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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