What is a tour bus used for?

A tour bus service is an escorted tour (sometimes a package holiday) or bus service that takes visitors sightseeing, with routes around tourist attractions.

Why do artists use tour buses?

Efficient: A tour bus can sleep up to 16 people, which is much more efficient and affordable than purchasing a handful of hotel rooms each night. It also allows the bus to travel from venue to venue overnight, making the entire operation much more productive.

What does bus tour mean?

n. 1 an extended journey, usually taken for pleasure, visiting places of interest along the route. 2 (Military) a period of service, esp. in one place of duty. 3 a short trip, as for inspection.

What kind of bus is a tour bus?

Band Tour Bus

Also known as “sleeper buses”, “entertainer buses”, or “nightliners”, tour coaches are built with artists, entertainers, and other high-value clients in mind.

Can you live in a tour bus?

If they are touring with a show in a different city every night, the busses are usually just parked at the venue and people sleep in them as they can. If they have more than one show in a city, or a day off, usually people stay at a hotel so everybody can get some better rest.

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What’s inside a tour bus?

All buses can be divided into four basic sections: a front lounge, which functions as a living room; a kitchen, or more typically, a “kitchenette;” a bunk area, where the band sleeps; and a back lounge, which is a bit of a “wild card” on these buses.

Are there bathrooms on tour buses?

There is a Bathroom

You’ll likely be traveling for hours at a time so it’s good to know that you won’t have to hold it. Bus drivers and group leaders, however, do plan regular bathroom breaks. While the bathroom is available to you, it only gets emptied at the end of each trip.

Who is the largest sightseeing coach operator in the US?

Greyhound: the largest bus carrier, serving over 3,800 destinations.

What do you mean tourist coaches?

In the strictest dictionary terms, a coach tour is defined as “a guided bus tour for a group of holidaymakers that follows a scheduled itinerary.” Whilst this summary is factually correct, we thought it would be worth answering the question of what a coach tour is in a little more detail.

Where does the driver sleep on a tour bus?

The artists sleep on the bus during the night so they are ready to start the next day at a new venue and the bus drivers are taken to a hotel room so they can sleep during the day.

How many miles can a tour bus last?

City buses can normally about 50% more than their daily mileage of about 150 miles, depending on the route, the traffic on the day, and the driving style. They get refuelled every night. The tour buses I drive can cover up to about 600 miles on a tank of fuel and still have a reasonable reserve.

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How long is a tour bus?

CHARTER BUS COMPARISON CHART

MCI J4500 Prevost H3-45
Overall Height 141.25 in (3.59 m) 146.25 in (3.72 m)
Latest Year Model 2017 2018
Overall Length 45.58 ft (13.89 m) 45.00 ft (13.72 m)
Overall Width 102 in (2.59 m) 102 in (2.59 m)

Do musicians sleep on the tour bus?

Touring musicians sleep where they can. Depending on the budget of a tour, musicians sleep in hotel rooms, the tour van (or bus), a host’s living room, or at various campsites. Unfortunately, a hotel room (with clean sheets and indoor plumbing) is a luxury many bands are forced to forgo on low-budget tours.

How do you shower on a tour bus?

Though some buses do have showers they are almost never in operation. You’ll need to shower in the venue or a day room at a hotel, if provided, when venue showers are nonexistent.

Do bands sleep on tour buses?

Once a band is touring full-time, they’ll almost-always stay on a tour bus for nationwide tours. Tour busses allow a band to sleep on-board and travel overnight, allowing them to participate in press and other related activities during the daytime.