Frequently Asked Questions
When considering “taking a bus” for an upcoming group trip, there are many unknown factors for the first time planner. Sometimes you may feel like you don’t know where to begin or even what questions to ask. Below are a few questions we hear frequently. Give us a call at (865) 694-0304 to discuss your specific needs.
We do not offer packages or plan tours for groups, but we do specialize in serving as partners for group trips by providing the most dependable drivers, the latest model busses and the safest mode of transportation available.
Frankly, if your last trip by motorcoach was more than five years ago, you are in store for a treat. This isn’t anything like the bus you rode to grammar school or home from college. Today’s European style motorcoach is a delight and your group will turn heads arriving in a stylish PREMIER coach.
The driver must always ensure every passenger onboard a PREMIER coach are safe at all times. We all like to have a good time, so please drink responsibly. The driver has the right to determine whether alcohol is allowed onboard and as with federal and state laws, no one under the age of 21 is allowed to consume alcohol.
There are many occasions when all of PREMIER’s fleet of motorcoaches are chartered, so be sure to confirm your reservation early. Only the signed contract and receipt of deposit will hold a bus for your dates.
Customers often prefer to view the cost divided among all passengers or on a per person/per day basis, which calculates as the most economical, form of group transportation available. Motorcoach travel is the most cost effective way to go and far less than other modes of public transportation.
If you are apprehensive about the pricing or would like to understand more about the cost factors for PREMIER’s charter service do not hesitate to ask Customer Service.
In high tourist travel areas, such as Washington, D.C., permits are required to drive a charter bus into the district as well as hourly fees for parking in required areas. According to your route, many of the best roads for traveling by bus charge rates based on the number of vehicle axles and the number of miles traveled per toll road. PREMIER charter drivers are familiar with the majority of these fees and policies, but the responsibility for payment is with the chartering party.
Finally, if you are planning your trip through a tour operator, these tolls and fees may already be included in their overall package pricing for the trip, but always check with your tour operator in advance.