Elite’s Oldest Charter Bus Family Member Reaches One Million Miles

Thursday, November 21, 2013 marked a milestone for Elite Coach in our charter bus company’s 22-year history. Purchased in 1998, coach bus 108 reached its million-mile mark as Elite employees were invited to take a ride that saw the odometer turn to 0.0. Elite will continue to utilize coach bus 108 for bus trips until January when it will then be resold to another motorcoach operator. Coach bus 108 is being replaced by a new 56-passenger bus that arrived to the Ephrata facility just before the million-mile celebration.

How Did We Make it to the Millionth Mile?

Regular preventative maintenance played a key role in bus 108’s longevity and performance. Utilizing the same maintenance practices throughout our fleet of buses, our service team expects another of our 56-passenger buses to reach seven digits soon. The longevity of our coaches is due not only to our exceptional service department, but also to our office staff and wonderful customers. Following 15 years of use from charter groups, group tours and our yearly Florida line run, coach bus 108 has been utilized on all types of Elite bus trips. Reaching one million miles would not be possible without our customers who look to us to provide stress-free, reliable transportation for their travel needs.

News outlets WGAL, Blue Ridge News 11, and Lancaster New Era were on hand to commemorate the milestone which was followed by an employee luncheon to celebrate.

For more on this exciting event, check out Lancaster New Era’s full article about our one million-mile celebration.

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Ideas for Fall Group Tours

Is your travel group looking for something new this fall?  Elite Coach Group Tour department has been busy finding fun events and destinations with your group in mind.  We can customize a bus trip to meet your travel group’s interests, time and budget.  Here are some great ideas for fall group tours for this fall. Call us for more details! Or Click Here to get started!

Book your tour group on an Elite Coach bus for a tour through some of the creepiest, most haunted places in Philadelphia with local “celebrity” and ghost author, Charles J. Adams III. This spooktacular tour includes: Ghost tour of haunted and historic Eastern State Penitentiary, lunch at McGillan’s Olde Ale House, tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s National Historic Site, tour of Fort Mifflin, the “Fort that saved America” during the Revolutionary War. Your tour group is sure to have a hauntingly great time on this tour.  Call us today to select your date!

Group Tour Steamrailroad crossingTravel with us on an Elite coach bus to New Freedom, Pa to relive Civil War railroad history aboard the brand new Steam Into History 1860s era replica steam train. Your group will ride the York #17 along the same rails that carried President Lincoln from Washington DC to Gettysburg where he delivered the famous Gettysburg Address.  While enjoying the unspoiled beauty of the rolling countryside from New Freedom to Hanover Junction, you will learn the railroad’s role in the growth of small towns and its economic development of York County. You can add lunch at the historic Glen Rock Mill Inn or a visit to Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market or just spend some time at the Markets of Shrewsbury (available Thursday, Friday & Saturday)  This is an experience that you don’t want your travel group to miss!

NYCCruise into Fall with Elite Coach and Entertainment Cruises and save 15-20% on select dates! Elite Coach has been offered EXCLUSIVE pricing on select dates this fall through our friends at Entertainment Cruises and are passing these incredible savings onto you, our valued customer!  Choose your city, New York City, Philadelphia or Baltimore and we will create a day of fun on the water for your group.  You will enjoy lunch and a narrated cruise aboard the popular Spirit Cruise ship or the extra-luxurious Bateaux (available in NYC only). Call us for the available dates and package pricing! Click here to learn more about your group traveling on an Elite coach bus.

Elite Coach Featured in Charter Bus Company Publication Busline Magazine

Elite Coach was recently featured in Busline Magazine, one of the top charter bus industry publications. We are proud to be recognized among our peers for achievements over the last 20 years in building a charter bus company focused on customer experience and excellence.

Click here to read the full story.

Busline ArticleWhen you name your company Elite Coach, you have a lot to live up to. To be Elite means to be the best, and we strive everyday to maintain that standard by executing an unending attention to detail that sets us apart from our competitors. From customer service to driving operations, bus maintenance, and cleaning our goal is to do everything with excellence.
When people come to tour the Elite Coach facility, they are often surprised at how clean our shop is. Many have used the word “pristine” to describe our headquarters, our fleet and our shop. Our entire Elite Coach team is on board with maintaining this standard because they know it makes for a better employee experience and ultimately a great customer experience.
Customers will notice this immediately in our fleet of modern Prevost motorcoaches. We make sure our fleet is always immaculate so customers can have the greatest experience possible. We operate coaches with 25, 47, and 56 passenger capacities. We also operate a 31 passenger 2 and 1 seated VIP coach. The VIP coach has amenities such as satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. We also have a trolley that we operate mainly for weddings and special group events.

We invite anyone looking for group transportation, charter bus rental, bus tours, or bus maintenance in eastern Pennsylvania or anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region to give us a call or stop in and visit our facilities. We will be happy to show you around and make sure you’re next charter bus experience is a great one.