Did you know that the oldest beer advertisement, written out on a clay tablet, dates back to 4,000 B.C.? Beer tours are gaining popularity in California as a way to connect with friends and visit local breweries.
One essential component of a beer tour is your transportation from location to location. Rather than making one of your friends watch forlornly on the sidelines while you try everything from Munich lager to blueberry ale, why not make the day that much better by hiring a party bus? Here are three things you should keep in mind while looking for transportation worthy of your San Diego beer tour.
1. Figure Out Which Kind of Party Bus You Need
Before doing anything else, call up your friends and figure out exactly how many people are on board. A party bus can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 50 passengers. Keep in mind that a little extra room can be a good thing; many party planners recommend adding two to your total number of people to determine the bus size. Have 13 people? Go for a 15 person bus. Better to have wiggle room than to end up half sitting on someone else’s lap. Figure out what sort of extras or options you want as well. Do you want standing room, or will everyone be seated? Does having a television matter? Etc.
2. What is the Average Party Bus Rental Cost?
As you can imagine, cost varies depending on where you’re going, the size of the bus, how long you’re going for, and the extras you requested. An average brewery tour in California, to give you an example, will last for six hours, cost about $525, and involve about 15 people. Before tip, this comes to about $35 per person- not a bad price for a day long adventure! Party bus rental costs usually go up from that when there are more people or the time slot is for Friday night clubs instead.
3. How Much is a Party Bus Rental Tip?
It actually depends on the company you sign up with. Many companies now include it in the overall price. If yours does not, a small $2 or $3 contribution from each person will still result in a fairly generous tip. eHow recommends tipping at least 10% of the total trip cost.
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