Catching the Bus
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:/
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:/
" 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:/
" Trafalgar Tours (contact a local travel agent for bookings; http:/
For other carriers, check the Yellow Pages under "Sightseeing Tours" and "Buses -- Charter & Rental."