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(Dave Jonason - For The Washington Post)

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Sunday, September 15, 2002

Greyhound offers passenger bus service countrywide, with terminals in Washington (1005 First St. NE), Arlington (3860 S. Four Mile Run Dr.) and Silver Spring (8100 Fenton St.). For route and schedule information: 800-231-2222 or 202-289-5154, http://www.greyhound.com/. Peter Pan Bus Lines (800-343-9999, http://www.peterpanbus.com/) serves the Northeast Corridor and shares terminals with Greyhound in Washington and Silver Spring (but not Arlington).

Organizations offering tours include:

" Smithsonian Associates offers bus trips and study tours to nearby areas, including a Baltimore harbor tour, Virginia vineyard excursion and the Philly craft show. Details: 202-357-3030 for information on day trips, 202-357-4700 for overnight trips or study tours; smithsonianstudytours.org/sst/start.htm.

" Gold Line/Gray Line (800-862-1400 or 301-386-8300, http://www.graylinedc.com/), with trips to Atlantic City, Williamsburg and other domestic and international destinations.

" Kugler Tours (301-652-0132), with an annual series of bus tours to opera, symphony and other musical events out of town, including South Carolina's Spoleto festival, New York and Tanglewood in Massachusetts.

" Encore! Inc. (202-223-1259) has cultural and historical weekend day trips to New York and the surrounding area.

" Newton Bus Service Inc. (888-693-6838, http://www.charteredbus.com/) offers group charter tours around Williamsburg and the Washington area.

" Trafalgar Tours (contact a local travel agent for bookings; http://www.ttusa.trafalgartours.com/) offers luxury motorcoach tours throughout the United States, including Hawaii, as well as Canada, Mexico and other international destinations.

For other carriers, check the Yellow Pages under "Sightseeing Tours" and "Buses -- Charter & Rental."


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