EFFECTIVE: July 18th, 2018


VIP offers insurance plans through Travelex that you may purchase for our Bus Tours. Once you book a bus tour with VIP, visit this website to purchase your insurance. This link is specific to our account. https://www.travelexinsurance.com/index.aspx?location=19-0040&go=bp

There are two plan options: Travel Basic and Travel Select. Travel Select also offers the upgrade to purchase “cancel for any reason” insurance. Please read your insurance options thoroughly. If you have specific questions regarding coverage, please contact Travelex at 1-800-228-9792. VIP’s account reference or location number is 19-0040.



WITHOUT INSURANCE: If you have not purchased the trip insurance, there will be NO REFUNDS or CREDITS issued – NO EXCEPTIONS. Depending on the trip and when you cancel, you may be able to transfer your reservations over to another friend or family member.

WITH INSURANCE: Refunds are available up to 100% and will vary depending on what coverage you select and your reason for cancelling; Travel Basic or Travel Select. If you have specific questions regarding coverage, please contact Travelex at 1-800-228-9792. VIP’s account reference or location number is 19-0040.

We have a few vehicles in our fleet for which we’re looking to find new homes!

So far, we’ve seen some AMAZING transformations. Just take a look at what our little #198 bluebird became:

Check out Waffle’n Joe! A Maryland based food truck serving premise roasted coffees and Liege waffles.



1987 Orion

For Sale on Busesonline.com

More coming soon!

For Immediate Release:

June 25, 2018


VIP Tour & Charter Bus Company Announces Additions to Fleet

Woman-owned Maine company marks 33 years in business with fleet additions


Portland – Lana Sawyer, an owner and operator of Portland-based VIP Tour & Charter Bus Company, has announced major new additions to the company’s vehicle fleet.

“We are continually updating our fleet to satisfy the needs of our customers, and we’re fortunate to be in the position to be able to make those updates. In our 33rd year in business, we are excited to announce the purchase of a brand new motor coach that seats 55 passengers, as well as a new 38-passenger Van Hool luxury coach. VIP has the newest fleet of coaches in Maine and is proud to offer top-of-the-line modern comforts to travelers,” said Sawyer.

The new 55-passenger Prevost X3-45 motor coach features 110-volt outlets with USB ports, Wi-Fi, video systems with DVD capability, window blinds, reclining seats, 3-point seatbelts, individually adjustable temperature, a restroom, and top of the line technology for clean-burning engines. It is the 14th new Prevost the company has purchased.

In addition to the current fleet of 55-passenger motor coaches and the Van Hool luxury coach, VIP also offers a 6-passenger Ford Flex, a 14-passenger Mercedes Sprinter, and 41 to 44-passenger activity coaches.

About VIP

VIP was founded in 1985 when Raymond Penfold, Jr. (1927-2016) decided to leave the trucking industry after 40 years and start his own business. Presently carried on by his family, VIP has been giving customers the opportunity to travel safely and comfortably on tours and chartered trips for 33 years. VIP seeks to be the consumer’s first choice for safe, efficient, reliable and comfortable transportation, tours and related travel services. The company employs 25 people. 


(Attached Photo: 2018 Prevost X3-45 motor coach)

Media Contact: 

Maureen Davis, 772-4457