The Best Itinerary for Beginners: Plan a Weekend of Fun with an Orlando Charter Bus

Orlando is world-famous as an incredible tourist destination. In fact, it's packed so full of fun things to do that virtually all Orlando charter bus customers — including locals, Orlando business travelers, and tour groups — make plans to check out the attractions. 

Whether you need a bus rental in Orlando for a day, a weekend, or an extended vacation, our network can help ensure your trip is unforgettable. Your itinerary can include everything from family-friendly theme parks to vibrant nightlife and is easily customized to feature the best local destinations. 

Call us at (407) 274-9808 to chat with a charter bus rental expert about your next trip to Orlando!

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Explore Orlando With a Group Charter Bus Rental

Orlando is the perfect vacation or day-trip destination for groups of all types. The buses we charter can accommodate Orlando-area school field trips, family reunions, wedding parties, business trips, sporting events, and more. Since those types of travel require a lot of planning, let us take some of the work off your hands. We can handle the transportation and ensure your whole group arrives at each location comfortably and safely. 

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How To Get Around Orlando with a Group

With a private minibus or charter bus in Orlando, your entire group can travel together worry-free. This is especially useful in an unfamiliar city, as our Orlando charter bus rental drivers know their way around! 

Further, you can select from many comfortable charter bus options to suit your group's size and needs. Our network includes full-sized motorcoaches with spacious seating for large groups of up to 56 passengers, while the minibuses in our network are ideal for groups of 18 to 25 passengers. Charter bus rentals in Orlando are also available with add-ons and luxury amenities, such as WiFi, reclining seats, television screens, and climate-controlled interiors to stay cool in Florida's tropical climate.  

Call (407) 274-9808 for a free quote on your bus rental, and take all the transportation stress out of your Orlando trip. 

Where To Stay in Orlando

As one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world, Orlando has plenty of lodging options to suit all budgets. If your group trip centers on theme parks, consider the many hotels and resorts affiliated with the larger parks. For example, Disney World Resort has more than 30 lodging options; Universal Studios Orlando also contains several hotels. In addition, you'll find all the big-name international and national hotel chains across Orlando, with ample accommodations for larger parties who want to stay together. Below are a few of our favorites. 

Wherever you stay in Orlando, your professional charter bus driver will be ready to shuttle your group to and from your home base. 

Caribe Royale Orlando

Address: 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: (407) 238-8000

Marriott's Grande Vista

Address: 5925 Avenida Vista, Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: (800) 845-5279

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Address: 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 284-1234

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas - Lake Buena Vista

Address: 8800 Vistana Centre Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: (800) 845-5279

Where To Go

With all the fun places to go in Orlando, your first planning challenge will be narrowing them down to fit your itinerary. Given the city's nickname, "The Theme Park Capital of the World," it's no surprise that most groups visiting Orlando aim to explore at least one park. Allow half a day to a full day at each park, at the very least. Remember that the bigger resorts, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, are made up of multiple parks; plan your schedule accordingly and look into money-saving park-hopper tickets.

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Top Theme Parks

If it's your first trip to Orlando or you only have a limited time for tourist activities, it's wise to focus on the city's most popular theme parks. Of course, some are famous enough to need no introduction — your Orlando charter bus driver probably won't even need directions! But in case, here's a handy overview of the top theme parks in Orlando.

Magic Kingdom Park

Address: 1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: (407) 939-5277

Magic Kingdom is the original theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort (and many would argue the best). So if you're obsessed with Disney magic — getting your first glimpse of the iconic Cinderella Castle, meeting the Disney Princesses, screaming down Space Mountain, and getting spooked inside the Haunted Mansion — this is the park to prioritize. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Address: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: (407) 939-5277

Imagine a zoo + a theme park + Disney magic… This is Disney's Animal Kingdom, notable as the largest theme park in the world. Animal lovers embrace the chance to see exotic animals on Kilimanjaro Safari and the Maharajah Jungle Trek. You can also escape a yeti on a runaway train on Expedition Everest and go on a thrilling raft ride down the Kali River Rapids. Don't miss one of the park's newest attractions: Pandora, the World of Avatar! 

Charter Bus Tip: Walt Disney World doesn't offer any transport connections between Disney's Animal Kingdom and the other parks at the resort. However, your Orlando charter bus driver can provide that service according to the itinerary you set when you book your bus.

Universal Studios Florida 

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819-7640

Phone: (407) 363-8000

Universal Studios Florida is one of two theme parks inside the Universal Orlando Resort complex. Its nine themed areas celebrate movie-making through rides, shows, attractions, and character appearances. Some of the most popular attractions for all ages include Woody Woodpecker's KidZone, The Simpsons’-inspired Springfield, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley/London, where you can ride the Hogwarts Express. 

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL 32819-7640

Phone: (407) 363-8000

Universal Orlando Resort's other major theme park is Universal's Islands of Adventure, featuring seven themed islands. During your adventure through the park, explore Marvel Super Hero Island and check out the Incredible Hulk Coaster, among other rides. Encounter dinosaurs and go on thrill rides at Jurassic Park, or sip a butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. Younger visitors love Seuss Landing and the colorful, whimsical world of the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and the Lorax.

SeaWorld Orlando

Address: 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: (407) 545-5550

SeaWorld is famous for its marine life exhibits, but it also boasts some of Orlando's best live shows, roller coasters, and other thrill rides. You can learn about life under the sea, from the icy waters of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin to the balmy Sea of Shadows inhabited by dolphins, flamingos, manatees, sea turtles, and rays. Take a ride on the Journey to Atlantis, and get your adrenaline pumping on Kraken, a floorless roller coaster. 

Discovery Cove

Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: (407) 513-4600

Expand your SeaWorld Orlando experience with a visit to Discovery Cove, a theme park where you can swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins and see other unique marine animals. Admire tropical birds in the free-flight aviary, and float down the Tropical River to reach beaches, waterfalls, and a huge freshwater swimming pool. Research the various all-inclusive admission options at Discovery Cove to find the best one for your group.

Other Family-Friendly Orlando Attractions

If theme parks aren't your thing or not the focus of this trip to Orlando, you still have endless family-friendly attractions to consider. Some of the most enticing tourist attractions are just outside Orlando. Many are delightful, off-the-beaten-path destinations ideal for anyone who wants to escape the crowds for a while. These attractions require transportation, so having a private charter bus and professional driver for your group is especially convenient. 

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Address: 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837

Phone: (407) 855-5496

If you're excited about seeing real-life Florida gators, don't miss the chance to visit Gatorland. This unique attraction combines a wildlife preserve and theme park, all centered around thousands of resident alligators and crocodiles. See the Gator Jumparoo show, where the park's biggest gators jump several feet out of the water to chomp on food, and the educational Alligators: Legends of the Swamp show. The park also offers zipline rides and an off-roading adventure in a custom monster vehicle. 


Address: 8375 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 601-7907

ICON Park brings together an array of amusement park attractions in a family-friendly setting. Among them are the 400-foot-tall observation wheel, the Madame Tussauds Orlando wax museum, an aquarium, and a 7D motion theater. Along with attractions, dozens of shops and restaurants line the complex.

Bok Tower Gardens

Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853

Phone: (863) 676-1408

Let your Orlando charter bus take you away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando to nearby Lake Wales, home to Bok Tower Gardens. Atop one of the highest points in Florida (295 feet), the gardens are a bird refuge featuring extensive botanical collections. The centerpiece is Singing Tower, an architectural gem housing a 60-bell carillon showcased by a weekly musical schedule. As a National Historic Landmark, Bok Tower Gardens is a historical attraction, too. 

Kennedy Space Center

Address: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Phone: (855) 433-4210

The Kennedy Space Center and Visitor Complex on Merritt Island is the best known of all NASA facilities and a top Orlando-area tourist attraction. As an out-of-this-world location, the Kennedy Space Center was the site of launch operations for numerous Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. Learn all about it at the Visitor Complex, which presents fascinating exhibits, IMAX shows, bus tours of the spaceport, and a shuttle launch simulator ride, among other features.

Top Restaurants for Groups

Locating a nearby restaurant (or 10!) in Orlando is easy, but finding a place that can accommodate a large group can be trickier. Theme park restaurants are always an excellent choice. Of course, many wonderful restaurants all over Orlando will gladly serve large groups if you call ahead for reservations. Private dining room reservations are often a convenient option as well. 

Wherever you dine, your charter bus driver will get everyone to and from the restaurant safely–no need for picking a designated driver! 

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

Address: 6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 

Phone: (407) 955-4340

Seasons 52

Address: 7700 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 354-5212

Yard House

Address: 8367 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 351-8220

Wine Bar George

Address: Disney Springs, 1610 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: (407) 490-1800

After-Hours Entertainment

Orlando is known as a very family-friendly city, but it also offers plenty of adult-only spaces. So get away from the kids for a while with a night on the town or even in dedicated areas of the theme parks. Perhaps you'll plan a night of dancing, check out the local live music scene, or relax in a laid-back lounge with your favorite libations. With a private charter bus in Orlando, your group won't need to designate a driver to shuttle everyone between locations. 

Plan a fun night on the town at one of these recommended hot spots.

ICEBAR Orlando

Address: 8967 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 426-7555

Universal CityWalk

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 363-8000

One80 Skytop Lounge

Address: 400 W Church St #200, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (888) 913-0180

Pointe Orlando

Address: 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 248-2838

Book Your Private Orlando Bus Transportation Today

A charter bus rental in Orlando is always a smart choice for a group. From picking you up at the airport to managing all your transportation needs in and around Orlando, our network of charter buses and minibuses is ready to assist your group. Safety, comfort, convenience, and the ability to focus on fun instead of logistics are some of the top reasons to book a charter bus in Orlando. 

Call us today at (407) 274-9808 to receive a free, personalized quote.