EFFECTIVE: July 18th, 2018

TRIP INSURANCE:

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.

 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

BY THE CUSTOMER:
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.

 

 

FOR SALE:
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

vip@vipchartercoaches.com

WE DID IT! #IndustryUnited

April 10-11, 2018
The first ever United Motorcoach Association (UMA) and American Bus Association (ABA) joint Bus and Motorcoach Industry Fly-in this week on Capitol Hill was a success!

This was our opportunity to come to Washington, DC to interact with our Congressional delegates and important agency officials and make sure our voices are heard. Owners and senior management from bus and motorcoach companies from around the nation gathered to meet with our Congressional elected officials to discuss the industry’s most pressing legislative issues.

Raising our voices together for our Industry! We’re glad to be a part of it! Thanks, Jason, for representing VIP! #vipchartercoach #CapitolHillDays #washingtonDC

Members from both associations hit the pavement hard, visiting more than 150 Congressional offices.

 

VIP’s Patriots Fan Bus to Gillette Stadium is the only bus departing from Maine for every Patriots home game. Arrive in style to see your favorite NFL team make their way to another Superbowl and achieve ring #6.

Here’s the scoop: Ride the VIP Patriots Fan Bus deluxe motorcoach to Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots home games this 2017 season. We know driving, parking and fees are a huge hassle, so leave that up to us! This is a ride only and does not include your game ticket. The price is $55.00 per person.  You’ll have time to explore or visit Patriot Place. We arrive approximately 2 hours before the game begins. The bus begins departure 30 minutes after the game ends.

You can catch the bus from several convenient locations:
Portland, ME – Marginal Way Park & Ride Lot of exit 7 (Across from World Gym)
Biddeford, ME – Biddeford Exit 32 Park & Ride Lot (Across from Walmart)
Wells, ME –  Exit 19 Wells Transportation Center
Seabrook, NH – SAM’s Club Parking Lot 11 Batchelder Rd. Seabrook, NH

BOOK YOUR SEAT ON THE PATRIOTS FAN BUS
THU, SEPTEMBER 7    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
SUN, SEPTEMBER 24  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. HOUSTON TEXANS
SUN, OCTOBER 1        NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. CAROLINA PANTHERS
SUN, OCTOBER 22      NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. ATLANTA FALCONS
SUN, OCTOBER 29      NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
SUN, NOVEMBER 26   NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. MIAMI DOLPHINS
SUN, DECEMBER 24   NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. BUFFALO BILLS
SUN, DECEMBER 31   NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS V. NY JETS

The Patriots Fan Bus frequently sells out, so be sure to make your reservations. Arrive to your pick up location at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times. Your driver will have your name(s) on a paid reservation list. You may bring snacks and drinks with you. This is an all-ages bus and there is no alcohol consumption allowed on board. You are welcomed to leave your belongings on the bus for the day/evening. The bus will be parked in a lot designated by the stadium for the entire game. Please be back to the bus within 30 minutes of the game completion. It is customary practice to provide your driver with gratuity for a job well done. This trip is ride only. Your game ticket is not included.