Choosing an Airport Shuttle

airport shuttleWith all of the changes that have occurred with airport security, it’s more important than ever that you have a reliable way to get to the airport. By hiring Carreras Tours to shuttle you and your group to the airport, you won’t have to worry about being late, finding (and paying for) parking, and dealing with the traffic. Our reliable driver will pick you up in one of our modern buses and take you to the airport, dropping you off right at the door. The shuttle experts at Carreras Tours can also pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel or to the event that you’re in town for.

Not all bus companies are the same, make sure that you choose the one that will give you the best service for the money. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for an airport shuttle bus service.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an Airport Shuttle

Reputation Means A Lot

Just about anyone can buy a van or a used bus and go into business, but that doesn’t mean you need to give them your money. Check out their reputation for reliability, safety, professional drivers, and comfortable vehicles. Airline travel isn’t what it used to be, so having to hassle with an unreliable shuttle company is just one more thing that you shouldn’t have to deal with. You need to make sure that you can count on the shuttle to be on-time, safe, and have the room for you and your luggage, comfortably.

There are many options for checking a company’s reputation online. You can use Yelp, Google, Facebook, and other forms of social media. You can also do an internet search to make sure that the company is properly licensed and has a clean accident record. Make sure the shuttle company that you use has licensed and trained drivers and vehicles that are well-maintained. Your safety and comfort are important.

Reliability is Important

When dealing with travel plans, the best-laid plans can often go astray. Weather, flight delays, lines at security, and other issues may cause your schedule to be altered. It’s important that your shuttle service is ready when you are. Knowing that your shuttle will be waiting for you when you land is one less thing to worry about.

You also need to make sure that your shuttle service gets you to the airport on time. There are a lot of hoops to jump through once you arrive, so having your shuttle show up late is just going to add more problems to your flight plans.

There are always things that can’t be planned for, but your shuttle service should be proactive and able to handle anything that comes their way to make sure that you stay on your schedule.

Make Sure Your Group Fits

When you contact a shuttle bus company, make sure they have the vehicles to fit your group’s size. They should try to keep your group together, if at all possible. The bus should have plenty of room for your luggage, in addition to the people. Carreras Tours has a variety of buses that will fit your group perfectly, so just let us know how many of you need a ride and we’ll take care of the rest.

We have buses that will accommodate anywhere from 20 to 57 passengers. Your group will ride in luxury in comfortable seats, with A/V systems in our climate-controlled coaches.

Contact Carreras Tours for Airport Shuttles

Carreras Tours regularly shuttles to and from LAX, Ontario International, John Wayne Airport, and other airports in the area. Contact us today and learn more about having us shuttle you and your group to and from the airport. We look forward to working with you and making your trip less stressful.

Corporate Bus Tours

corporate bus tourHave you ever had to figure out what to do with a group of people that are coming to your office or joining you for a conference? If you are hosting a gathering, Carreras Tours has the equipment and manpower to make sure that everyone gets where they need to safely and comfortably. We’ll make sure your entourage are treated like the VIPs they are.

Some reasons that you may be looking for a luxury tour bus rental for your company is to get everyone to a conference, convention, trade show, or training session. There are too many variables if people make their own travel arrangements. They may have car trouble, run into road construction, or even get lost. By having everyone board one of our luxury motorcoaches, you can make sure all of your group makes it to the event.

We can take some of your most important clients to a special “thank you” event. We can take them to an MLB or NBA game, concerts, or other experiences. Treating them like “rock stars” and taking them there in one of our modern tour buses will show them how much appreciate their business.

Do you have some people in your corporation that have gone above and beyond in their duties? You can reward them with an incentive day or weekend trip. You can take your star employees on one of our charter tour buses to a favorite destination. We can get you to spots in California, Arizona, Nevada, and elsewhere. You name the location and we’ll get you there with one of our tour bus rentals.

Another great reason to rent of our charter buses is for your company’s holiday party. You won’t have to worry about your employees or clients having to worry about finding designated drivers or taxis. Our drivers are always sober and will make sure your partygoers are safe!

VIPs Deserve to Look Great

We know that image plays a large part in the success of a business. Showing up in a modern luxury tour bus shows that you care about your clients and employees. We’ll make sure that your group has all of the amenities they’d expect: comfortable seating, professional drivers, state of the art A/V equipment, and more. Everyone at Carreras Tours cares about your group and their trip and we all go the extra mile to make sure our buses are mechanically sound, comfortable, clean, and reliable. Our staff will do everything in our power to make sure you get to your destination on time, safely, and luxuriously.

You can even have meetings while you’re riding with our public address system and system of monitors with a DVD/CD player. You’ll be able to entertain and educate while we take you to your destination. We have onboard restrooms, so we won’t have to stop for bathroom breaks and our reclining seats are comfortable, so you’ll arrive at your event relaxed and refreshed.

No matter your need for corporate tour bus rental, Carreras Tours has the motorcoach, people, and services to take care of you, no matter how big the group is. Contact us today to learn more about all that Carreras Tours has to offer your business. We look forward to doing our part to make your company look good and be successful.

Visit A National Park with Carreras Tours

There are so many places to go in this great country of ours, but have you visited a National Park? Carreras Tours enjoys taking groups to all of the 58 National Parks in the United States. Here are some favorites of ours and our guests.

Arches National Park

Located in Utah, Arches National Park is home to over 2000 natural stone arches, along with balanced rocks, skyscraping pinnacles, and huge fins. You can see many of the arches and rocks from the paved park roads, but if you take a hike, you can see much more of this beautiful park. They offer ranger programs and a variety of publications to help you learn more about Arches National Park. Some popular locations in the park include Devils Garden, Delicate Arch, The Windows, and Balanced Rock. Your group will have plenty of picture-taking opportunities at Utah’s Arches National Park.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon hoodoo

Also located in Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is home to the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. What is a hoodoo, you ask? A hoodoo is an odd-shaped pillar of rock caused by the effects of erosion over the years. There are four “hot spots” in Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunrise Point, and Sunset Point. These four viewpoints are all within a mile of the entrance to the park, but there is more to see in the park, especially if you take some of the hiking trails available. The ranger programs include a daily geological talk, night sky viewing, rim walks, and full moon hikes. Horseback rides are also available to those so inclined. The Bryce Canyon Lodge is available during the summer and during the winter, you can stay at the Sunset Hotel.

Channel Islands

If you are looking for something a little closer to home, Channel Islands is off of the California mainland. The park consists of five islands and the ocean around them. The islands are Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa. The Channel Islands are home to over 2,000 animal and plant species with 145 of them being found nowhere else in the world! Experience a side of California you may never have seen. The mainland visitor centers in Ventura and Santa Barbara are accessible by one of our charter buses, but you will have to hire a boat or plane to take you to the islands. Once on the islands, you will have to walk, kayak, or use a private boat to get around. These islands are a little more difficult to access than other national parks, but the little trouble is worth it, as you will see things that not many others have ever seen in person.

The Everglades

everglades national park

Many people don’t know that the Everglades in Florida is a National Park. The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, The Everglades are home to endangered species like the American crocodile, the Florida panther, and the lovable manatee. Made up of 1.5 million acres of wetland, the park has three entrances throughout south Florida. The park offers a large abundance of activities such as hiking, observation towers, kayaking, biking, or guided tours. Make sure to check the schedule as there is a dry season and a wet season. The wet season can get “buggy” and a lot of the ranger programs are not offered during this time. Carreras Tours can take you to the park entrances accessible in Miami, Everglades City, and Homestead, FL.

Grand Teton

Rising 7000 feet over the scenery of Wyoming, the Teton Range is full of beautiful lakes, quiet woods, and remarkable wildlife. Two hundred miles of trails are waiting for you to explore, along with the Snake River. In addition to the beauty of Mother Nature, there are old homesteads and cattle ranches that you can explore. You can walk on trails blazed by Native Americans or fur trappers back in the 1820s. You can choose to stay in a modern hotel, lodge in a historic cabin, or even “rough it” in a tent cabin. There are also a lot of places to get food like restaurants and grocery stores. Take your group on a Carreras motorcoach to see the alpine vistas and learn about the history of this beautiful park.

Explore with Carreras Tours

If you have a group that wants to visit any of the National Parks in this country, give Carreras Tours a call. We’ll make sure your group rides in comfort in one of our modern charter buses. We look forward to taking your group wherever they would like to go, safely and luxuriously.

“Secret” Tours For Your Group

Carreras Tours like to take you all over the country, but here are some tours for your group that you may not have known were available.

White House, Washington, DC

The White House, Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. is high on every list of vacation destinations and there is a lot to see, but did you know that you can take a tour of the White House? All you have to do is send a letter to your Member of Congress requesting a tour. You’ll have to include the names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and contact information for all of the guests, along with the dates you will be in Washington, D.C. The White House encourages you to bring your smartphones and small cameras and tag your photos with #WhiteHouseTour.

Seattle Underground Tour, Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

In 1889, the city of Seattle was destroyed by fire. After the destruction, the city’s streets were raised and the “new” Seattle was built on top of the old one. You can take a tour of the old city and learn some interesting facts about the city. Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a 75-minute tour, complete with tour guides sharing humorous and interesting stories along the way. The tours are available every day, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour, Disney World, Orlando, FL

Disney World, Orlando, FL

Take your group to see a side of Disney World few get to experience on the Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour. On this in-depth, behind-the-scenes journey, you will learn about hidden secrets of classic attractions in the Magic Kingdom and access the underground tunnels, or Utilidors, that were once urban legends. Along with more trivia and facts than you’ll be able to remember, the tour also includes a lunch and exclusive souvenir!

Warner Bros. Studio Tours, Burbank, CA

Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, CA

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood will let you explore outdoor sets and soundstages for popular TV shows and movies. You’ll also get to see costumes, props, vehicles and more. The tour also includes stops at the Batman Museum, The DC Universe Exhibit, and a stop at the Friends’ Central Perk set. There are four tours available: Studio Tour, Classics Tour, Deluxe Tour, and Studio History.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Tour, PA-MD-VA

Civil War battlefield, PA, VA, MD

This 180-mile long tour starts in Gettysburg, PA and ends in Charlottesville, VA. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Tour visits 9 presidential homes and sites, 57 historic towns, 18 National and State Parks, over 20 historic homes, hundreds of Civil War battlefields and thousands of historical sites. There are several different itineraries to choose from, allowing you to customize your trip to meet the interests of your group.

Carreras Tours Shows You America

No matter where you want to explore, Carreras Tours’ luxury charter buses will let you ride in comfort and safety across this great country. Contact us today about scheduling your next group trip to anywhere you want to go. We look forward to working with you!

Renting A Charter Bus is Easy

We know that it is stressful enough to plan a trip, you don’t need the added pressure of having a tough time arranging transportation. The staff at Carreras Tours is dedicated to making your trip as relaxing and easy as possible. We work hard to make sure the booking, trip, and return are all simple and stress-free.

No matter what the reason for your trip or what kind of group is going, we have the drivers, motorcoaches, and support staff to make sure everything runs smoothly.

charter bus from California

See the Country

We’re based in Ontario, CA, but we can take you anywhere you want to go. We can take you to National Parks, conventions, sporting events, camps, and more. You name the place, we’ll take you there. Our luxury motorcoaches will let you ride in comfort to your destination and back.

For over a decade we have been traveling this country from coast to coast. We’ve taken sports teams, church groups, and volunteer organizations to a variety of locations all year round. We have a large selection of charter buses to choose from so you will have the right coach bus for your group.

Whether you want to tour California or head to Seattle, Chicago, New York, or Nashville, our knowledgeable and courteous drivers will make sure that you arrive safely and comfortably.

see the country in a charter bus

Ride Safely

Not every bus company cares about safety. Some of them cut corners to increase their profit, but Carreras Tours takes safety very seriously. We have a reputation for safe drivers and reliable charter buses. We make sure that our buses are in tip-top shape and we have the top mechanics to make sure they stay that way. Carreras Tours hires only the best drivers available and make sure they take and pass a strenuous safe driver training program.

Our buses are late-model motorcoaches that meet or exceed all of the DOT regulations and have the latest safety features. We want to make sure that you don’t have to worry about anything on your trip.

Ride safely with Carreras Tours

Ride Comfortably

When you board a Carreras Tours charter bus, you are starting a ride in luxury. Our coach buses are equipped with comfortable seats, on-board restrooms, and overhead reading lights. Your group can watch a movie on our DVD player or listen to music through the equipped CD player.

We have plenty of storage under the bus and in overhead bins. You won’t have to worry about not being able to take everything you need for your trip. Carreras Tours offers competitive pricing, safe drivers, and comfortable charter buses.

Contact us today to learn more about all that Carreras Tours can do for your group.

Casino Tours – Chino, CA

Casino Bus Trips – Chino, CA

Chino, CA, casino bus tripThere is no need to go to Las Vegas for your next casino trip. There are plenty of them in the Chino and Ontario area. With several Vegas-quality casinos just a short drive away, book your next group trip with Carreras Tours. We can pick up your group in Chino and take them in safety and comfort to their favorite casino for some good times gambling, seeing shows, and hanging out with friends.

Ride Like A High Roller In Our Charter Bus

There are several casinos to choose from in the area. Here are some popular casino destinations close to Chino, CA. Choose from a single-day tour or a weekend getaway. We’ll provide you with round-trip transportation on one of our modern luxury motorcoaches. These clean charter buses are equipped with comfortable reclining seats, onboard restrooms, climate control, DVD & CD players, and more luxuries.

It’s easy to schedule a trip, just give us a call at 1-800-287-6502 or fill out a contact request here. Carreras Tours is dedicated to making your trip easy, fun, and comfortable. Our fleet of buses ranges in size from 49 to 57 passengers, giving you options for whatever your size your group is.

Roll The Die And Win Big At One Of These Casinos

casino trip, Chino, California Some of the favorite casinos we visit include the following:

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino
Morongo Casino, Resort, and Spa 
Hustler Casino

Don’t Leave Your Trip to Chance, Book With Carreras Tours

If you are looking for more than gaming, these casinos also offer world-class dining, headlining entertainment, and some even feature spas. Decide what your group wants to do and let us know. We’ll drive you there in comfort, so you can relax and enjoy yourself, without having to deal with traffic, parking, and other headaches. We’ll pick you up at a designated spot in Chino or any other city of your choice and bring you back.

Win Big With Carreras Tours

Plan your next casino trip with Carreras Tours for an unforgettable adventure and a fun time with friends! Contact us today to learn more about Carreras Tours and our casino trips from Chino, CA and the surrounding area. We look forward to taking your group to win big!

Make sure you gamble responsibly. If you have a problem gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER

Zion National Park

Located in Springdale, Utah, Zion National Park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, so no matter your favorite time of the year, you can plan a trip to this beautiful area of the country. With breathtaking scenery, fascinating museums, and more things to do and see, your trip to Zion National Park with Carreras Tours will be memorable.

What to Do

There is so much to do at the park, the question is going to be “how can I do it all?” You can choose from the following activities:

  • Zion National Park, charter bus tourBackpacking on over 90 miles of trails of varying difficulties and 124,400 of designated wilderness.
  • Bicycling is permitted on all park roadways and on the Pa’rus Trail.
  • Birding, as Zion National Park is home to 207 bird species. You can pick up a bird checklist at the visitor center, be sure to bring your binoculars and cameras.
  • Go camping at one of Zion’s three campgrounds.
  • Have you heard about canyoneering? It combines rappelling, route finding, problem-solving, swimming, and hiking. There are several locations with varying degrees of difficulty.
  • The 2000 foot cliffs in Zion National Park are world-renowned in the wall climbing world. Make sure you check with the park, as some of the areas are closed during the year, due to weather.
  • You can schedule guided horseback riding trips March through October by clicking here www.canyonrides.com
  • During the months of April to November, you can take advantage of the knowledge of the National Park Rangers through the ranger program. Programs are offered at Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyons and include topics such as human history, geology, animals, plants and more. Click here to learn more

Year-Round Beauty

No matter what time of year you visit Zion National Park, you will discover a beautiful landscape and new things to see and do. Carreras Tours can take you to there in luxurious comfort in our modern motorcoach. Sit back in your reclining seat and either watch a movie on DVD or look at the passing scenery out your large window. Our safe and courteous drivers will get you to Zion National Park safely and quickly, just give us a call and find out how you can travel to one of America’s National Parks.

Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach, California is known for many things: beautiful scenery, challenging golf courses and a decades-old car show. A trip to this famous coastal area is on the list of many people who want to try out some of the golf courses that the great champions and celebrities have knocked a ball around.

Pebble Beach, California, charter bus tour

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Pebble Beach is home to five public golf courses and 3 private courses.

Public Courses

Private Courses

Pebble Beach Golf Links was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant and was voted to Golf Digest’s top spot in its biennial list of America’s 100 greatest courses. It has been the site of the U.S. Open five times and will host again in 2019. The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is held annually every February on three courses in the Pebble Beach area. It has been played here since 1947.

Car Show

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a charitable car show held annually at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The event is open to both prewar and postwar collector cars and they are judged on style, history, authenticity, and function. Founded in 1950, in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Road Race, the Concours d’Elegance has grown from 23 cars to almost 200 cars on display. The proceeds from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance support the United Way of Monterey County and the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, along with a number of other local and national organizations. Over the years, the Concours has donated over $14 million dollars to charities.

Whether you there for rolling greens or rolling wheels, Pebble Beach is a place you won’t soon forget. Take a trip with Carreras Tours and tee off on greens where people like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby stood or walk among owned by people like Nicholas Cage, Jay Leno, and Ralph Lauren. Give Carreras Tours a call today and learn more about our trips to Pebble Beach in one of our luxury motorcoaches.

Sacramento is on the Menu

Sacramento restaurantsYou don’t often hear people talking about Sacramento as a destination city.

With so many superstar cities in California, Sacramento is often overlooked for her flashier sisters, but that time may be changing.

Sacramento has its share of cultural venues like the Crocker Art Museum and the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, along with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, the USL’s Sacramento Republic FC, and the PCL’s Sacramento River Cats. All of these are good reasons to go inland and pay a visit to the “City of Trees”. Now you can add fine dining at world-class restaurants as a reason to visit Sacramento.

Eat Your Way Through Sacramento

Sacramento is quickly becoming the place to go for foodies from all over the world. Sacramento is already in the center of the most abundant agricultural area in the United States, so it has easy access to more ingredients than other places, making them fresh and plentiful. Restaurants can rightfully boast that they are farm-to-table places without having a commercial food distribution truck parked out back.

Chefs in many of the restaurants in Sacramento develop relationships with farmer’s markets and growers, ensuring they get the best product for their dishes. Many other cities around the country get their food from the Sacramento area, the difference is that this food may have just been picked this morning. The chefs will customize their menus around what is in season or something they discover.

At your average Sacramento farmer’s market, you’ll find chefs and buyers elbow to elbow with people buying groceries for themselves. The produce and meat they buy now will be on a lucky diner’s plate later today. Because the restaurants buy directly from the growers, they can keep their prices down, without having to pay for a middleman, branding, and packaging. Another way that restaurants can keep their prices down is that rent in Sacramento is sometimes less by a third or more than other big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“It’s a phenomenal opportunity to be in Sacramento now.” –Sam Marvin, restaurateur

Not only are diners noticing what is going on in Sacramento, but so are world-class chefs from California and the rest of the world. They are interested in making their culinary artwork with fresh ingredients. Many restaurateurs are making plans to open their doors in Sacramento, as it is about to explode.

Some highly rated restaurants in Sacramento include The Kitchen Restaurant, The Firehouse, Biba, and Ella Dining Room & Bar. You really can’t go wrong with any place that serves fresh food in Sacramento.

In addition to fresh produce, caviar that is used in 5-star restaurants in Chicago and New York come from the Sacramento area, in addition to the grapes used in Napa Valley wines. Estimates show that 40% of the country’s fruit and 30% of the vegetables are grown in this area.

You should charter a bus from Carreras Tours with your foodie friends and hit some Sacramento restaurants before the word gets out.  Contact Carreras Tours today to learn more about how your group can visit Sacramento before you’ll have to wait in line and pay exorbitant prices for your meal.

Planning A Church Group Outing

There is more to planning a trip for your church group than just renting a bus and heading out. Here are some tips to make your trip smoother and some suggestions for interesting destinations.

church group trip

Short, but Sweet

You don’t have to visit tribes in Africa or remote villages in the South American jungles to make a difference with your church group. You can take a trip in our area and have just as enriching of an experience. Day trips are great ways to get out of town and have some fun experiences.  With a day trip, it will take less planning and usually costs less than overnight or multi-day trips. It’s definitely cheaper than a plane ticket and hotel stay!

A short day trip is a great way for your group to bond and work together as a team.  You can talk with your friends, watch movies, or play games as you travel in comfort.

A three-hour trip is just about perfect for a day trip. You won’t be spending your whole day traveling and if it’s under three hours, you won’t have to stop for a meal. You can have snacks and drinks while you’re riding to pass the time or read a good book.

The Destination is Part of the Journey

There are several places to go within a 3-hour radius of Ontario, CA. If you can’t make a decision, you can make a list of attractions or ministries and see what your group would like to do. There are some things to take into consideration. Is it a youth group, a men’s or women’s group, or a group of seniors? How active are they and are there people with special needs that will have to be addressed?

You can contact other churches or convention and visitor bureaus to see if there are any special events going on. They are great resources and may be able to help you combine a ministry and an event or other places of interest. They can also help you with group-friendly restaurants, group discounts, and other perks.

Here are some interesting ideas that we found in the area:

  • November 9th, 2017 – Hollywood Encounter Night with Chad Dedmon + Jamie Galloway by Ignited Events – The Gallery @ IgnitedSpaces 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • November 16th, 2017 – Know The Truth Pastors Conference: A Gathering for Men in Leadership by Know The Truth – Kindred Community Church, 8712 East Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92808
  • January 12th, 2018 – Inland Empire School of the Prophets Healing Service by Between The Porch and the Altar Ministries – Ontario Gateway Hotel, 2200 East Holt Boulevard, Ontario, CA 91761
  • February 23rd, 2018 – Women’s Leadership Conference 2018 by Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention – Gateway Seminary, 3210 East Guasti Road, Ontario, CA 91761
  • March 21-24th, 2018 – West Coast Youth Conference by Pacific Union Conference – Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, California 91764
  • May 16th, 2018 – REFRESH: RESTORE, REVIVE, RENEW The Destiny Within: A Woman’s Spiritual Retreat by I Am My Sister’s Keeper Productions – Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Redondo Beach, 2410 Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

These are just some events happening in the next few months, there are many more opportunities for your church group to take a trip for mission works, classes, or just for fun. Going to museums, churches, or amusement parks are great ways to bond and increase your brother and sisterhood.

Rent a charter bus from Carreras Tours and let us take care of the hard part of getting your church group to their destination on time and safely. Give us a call and let us help you plan your next trip!

church bus trip