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Six Things Your Senior-Friendly Travel Bus Company Will Do

Senior travel is bigger than ever! In fact, every year, more and more senior citizens are taking to America’s highways to find fantastic destinations, while enjoying in the sites along the way.

Chartering a luxury coach has emerged as the most popular way for savvy seniors to travel. The benefits of comfort, convenience, price, and a fun experience make this the preferred travel method.

Senior Travel Bus Company Must-Haves

Your money and your patronage is valuable. Any bus company that wants your business needs to demonstrate that they are truly senior citizen inclusive.

Here are the 6 things to make sure your bus company will do for you!

1) Make sure that your senior travel bus has accessibility options available

This is a crucial one. It’s no secret that seniors are more likely to require the use of wheel chairs and walkers. Ensuring that everyone — regardless of their movement restricts — can enjoy senior travel is key. Be sure that your prospective company can provide a lift-enabled coach, should you request it.

Even if you don’t have a direct need for it, accessibility is a key way to tell that the bus company you’re considering keeps the needs of senior citizens front and center.

2) Make sure the bus you’re considering has a bathroom

Comfort stands as one of the big reasons that seniors prefer to travel in coaches. That comfort goes out the window if no bathroom facilities are provided.

Beyond discomfort, not having access to a bathroom can pose a legitimate health concern. Smaller, budget-priced coaches often don’t have access to a sanitary restroom.

For a lot of seniors — and other travelers — that’s a deal breaker.

3) Make sure your senior travel bus features comfortable and adjustable seats

Really, anyone booking a luxury coach should demand comfortable and adjustable seats, but for seniors, it’s even more important.

You’re meant to enjoy the ride — so it’s the bus company’s job to make it as enjoyable as possible. Seniors, in particular, are susceptible to orthopedic issues and need control over their comfortable chairs.  Sitting in rigid chairs for a long trip results in discomfort and possible health concerns.

4) Make sure your senior travel bus has individual climate control

Another one in the category of necessary luxury. Everyone has different thresholds for comfort. As you get older respecting that becomes more important.

When seniors shop around for the best bus, they often choose on one that offers individual climate control.

5) Make sure your senior travel bus company maintains their vehicles — to prevent roadside breakdowns

Roadside breakdowns ruin any trip—for seniors they are more serious than a simple inconvenience, though. Since seniors may have more complicated health issues and schedules, an interruption to the trip can prove dangerous.

Unfortunately maintenance is one place a bus company will attempt to cut costs, by neglecting preventative maintenance in favor of emergency repairs.

How safe and well maintained is an Elite Coach Bus? We’ve earned the highest marks for safety from the Department of Transportation. Being in business over 25 years, we have had the privilege of caring for over 1,000,000 happy travelers.

6) Make sure your senior travel bus company features destinations great for seniors

As much as you want to enjoy the ride, arriving is always the best part.

Since you’ve put so much thought into planning the journey, make sure your location is good. Destinations that are best for seniors limit walking distance and physical activity, while maximizing comfort and entertainment value.

One of the most popular day trip destinations for seniors is the Americana Journey, including a ride on the Colebrookdale railroad.

For multi-day excursions, a trip to Cape Cod, complete with leisurely whale watching and fine dining, proves to be a hit destination with senior travelers.

Elite Coach is Currently Booking Senior Travel Tours

Pretty crucial tips right? We happen to agree.

That’s why Elite Coach does all of these things — to ensure that senior travelers have a safe and comfortable ride.

If you’re a senior traveler looking to book with a senior-friendly company, the time is now.

Elite Coach is currently offering custom packages ideal for you and your group. These packages can be tailored to your specific budget and desired physical activity level.

Fall in the Hudson River Valley

It’s hard to find more picturesque scenery than that of the Hudson River Valley in the fall. Imagine meandering waters, beautiful shores, and brilliantly colored foliage. Better yet, don’t imagine it; Join Elite Coach for a relaxing 3-day, 2-night excursion to New York’s American Masterpiece, October 13-15, 2015.
tour the hudson river valley with elite coach

What’s Included

Our experienced travel advisors have worked hard to design an itinerary that opens the door to discovery and adventure while still allowing plenty of opportunity for relaxation. We think you’ll find there is something for everyone included in this trip.

For the History Buff

  • Guided tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Home
  • Admission to FDR Museum and Library
  • Guided tour of Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Cottage
  • Guided tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Guided tour of West Point Academy

For the Water Lover

  • Scenic river cruise aboard the Rip Van Winkle: Relax on a shaded deck, enjoy a tasty snack or beverage, and take in the view of million dollar estates, quaint villages, and historic lighthouses.

For the Foodie

  • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners, including one at the award winning American Bounty at the Culinary Institute of America
  • Guided tour of the Culinary Institute of America

Travel Details

  • Dates: October 13-15, 2015
  • Price Per Person: $515 (double occupancy), $500 (triple), $615 (single)
  • Two departure locations: Elite Coach at 7:00am, Lancaster Shopping Center at 7:30am on October 13.
  • Return to Lancaster Shopping Center at 6:00pm, Elite Coach at 6:30pm on October 15.
  • 2 night accommodations included

How to Reserve Your Seat

Are you ready to take in the beauty of fall in the Hudson River Valley? Don’t miss your chance to reserve a seat on this exciting tour! Simply fill out a trip registration form and mail it along with your payment to Elite Coach at 1685 West Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522. Please feel free to contact our travel advisors at any time if you have questions about this excursion. We would love to hear from you!

Want to know where else we are going this year? Take a look at our 2015 bus tour packages.

Hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Perform Live June 25, 2015

Our trip to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance on June 25, 2015 has been sold out. However, we offer several other exciting tour packages throughout the year. View all of our 2015 bus trips and reserve your seat today!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

There is just something about listening to 360 individual voices come together and form one, unified sound. A finely tuned choir singing in perfect harmony has the power to take listeners away from the chaos of their everyday lives and create a moment of stillness. A choir’s sound manages to be haunting yet enticingly beautiful at the same time.

This beautiful haunting is what listeners all over the world experience when privileged to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform. Walter Cronkite once said of the choir that it “undoubtedly has an importance greater than entertaining or even momentarily uplifting an audience.” Praised as “America’s Choir,” the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a rich, 150-year history that includes performances for ten U.S. Presidents, concerts at World Fairs, and shows around the globe. And now, you have the opportunity to attend a live performance by America’s Choir. On June 25, 2015 the renown Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, and Elite Coach is your ticket into a very special performance open ONLY to groups of fifteen or more people.

A Special Day Trip Bus Tour

Elite is offering a very special day trip to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform live along with their world-class orchestra. For $140.00 you can enjoy stress-free travel in one of Elite’s luxury tour buses and have peace of mind that you are in the capable hands of an experienced tour director. Of course we can’t forget to mention the three course lunch that is included at Tony & Joe’s Restaurant! Here is a brief rundown of the details for this exciting day trip.

Departure Information:

8:30 AM – Elite Coach Parking Lot in Ephrata

9:00 AM – Lancaster Shopping Center (park along the Oregon Pike side of A.C. Moore)

Return Information:

Approximately 6:45 PM – Lancaster Shopping Center

Approximately 7:15 PM – Elite Coach

Bus Tour Package Inclusions:

  • 3 course lunch at Tony & Joe’s Restaurant
  • Grand Tier ticket for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance
  • Tour director and driver gratuities
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • Elite tour director

How to Reserve Your Seat

We would love to have you join us for a day with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. To reserve your seat, simply fill out a trip registration form and mail it along with your payment to Elite Coach at 1685 West Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522. Have questions? Please feel free to contact our travel advisors at any time. We would love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to check out all of Elite’s exciting bus tour packages. We charter pre-planned, luxury bus tours to popular destinations throughout the year!