Boston Christmas Festival
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA

Includes: Motorcoach Transportation & Admission the the Festival.

An annual favorite for all ages, the Boston Christmas Festival is a blockbuster event for a day trip to Boston. With 350 exhibitors, this award-winning show is the largest arts and crafts festival in New England, and features handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, pottery, folk art, delicious foods to buy and sample, and so much more! Enjoy sampling the delicious products found in the Farmer’s Market Aisle. Purchases are made directly from the artisans so prices are reasonable and suit everybody’s budget.

SCHEDULE:
8:00am – Portland, Marginal Way Park & Ride
8:30am – Biddeford Exit 32 Park & Ride
8:45am – Wells, Exit 19 Transportation Center
10:30am – Arrival to Boston Christmas Festival at Seaport World Trade Ctr.
Enjoy the day on your own!
4:00pm – Depart Boston Christmas Festival for home!

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Boston Christmas Festival Nov 9 2019

“Boo-Bus”
Salem Haunted Happenings

Historic Salem Village, Salem, MA
Saturday, October 26th, 2019

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England. We invite you to experience a unique one of a kind Halloween experience. Eat, Drink and be Scary! Family Fun for Everyone! Let VIP do the driving to get you to this world recognized event. The day will be yours to explore all that Salem has to offer during the month of October.  As always, we love when you wear your costume, so don’t be shy! Psychics, museums, tours, reenactments and more. There is something for everyone in the heart of Salem Village.

Friday, October 25th
8:00am – Portland Marginal Way Park & Ride
8:30am – Biddeford Exit 32 Park & Ride
8:45am – Wells Exit 19 Transportation Ctr
10:30am – 6:00pm Salem Haunted Happenings

Visit www.hauntedhappenings.org
to help plan your day!

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Salem Haunted Happenings Boo Bus Oct 2019

“Boo-Bus”
Salem Haunted Happenings

Historic Salem Village, Salem, MA
Friday, October 25th, 2019

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England. We invite you to experience a unique one of a kind Halloween experience. Eat, Drink and be Scary! Family Fun for Everyone! Let VIP do the driving to get you to this world recognized event. The day will be yours to explore all that Salem has to offer during the month of October.  As always, we love when you wear your costume, so don’t be shy! Psychics, museums, tours, reenactments and more. There is something for everyone in the heart of Salem Village.

Friday, October 25th
10:00am – Portland Marginal Way Park & Ride
10:30am – Biddeford Exit 32 Park & Ride
10:45am – Wells Exit 19 Transportation Ctr
12:30pm – 6:30pm Salem Haunted Happenings

Visit www.hauntedhappenings.org
to help plan your day!

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Salem Haunted Happenings Boo Bus Oct 2019

“Boo-Bus”
Salem Haunted Happenings

Historic Salem Village, Salem, MA
Saturday, October 19th, 2019

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England. We invite you to experience a unique one of a kind Halloween experience. Eat, Drink and be Scary! Family Fun for Everyone! Let VIP do the driving to get you to this world recognized event. The day will be yours to explore all that Salem has to offer during the month of October.  As always, we love when you wear your costume, so don’t be shy! Psychics, museums, tours, reenactments and more. There is something for everyone in the heart of Salem Village.

Saturday, October 19th
11:00am – Portland Marginal Way Park & Ride
11:30am – Biddeford Exit 32 Park & Ride
11:45am – Wells Exit 19 Transportation Ctr
1:30pm – 7:00pm Salem Haunted Happenings

Visit www.hauntedhappenings.org
to help plan your day!

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Salem Haunted Happenings Boo Bus Oct 2019

“HELLO, DOLLY!”
Sunday, August 18th, 2019   6:30pm Show
Tickets: ORCHRC rows T,U,V,W,X,Y
Boston Opera House, Boston MA
Includes: Transportation, Admission to Show and Free time at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly!—the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!”

In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Betty Buckley) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder  and a young artist named Ambrose, who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde. Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.

SCHEDULE:
1:30pm Portland, Marginal Way Park & Ride
2:00pm Biddeford, Exit 32 Park & Ride
2:15pm Wells, Exit 19 Transportation Ctr
3:30pm Arrive to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for Free Time and Dinner on your own
5:30pm  Transfer to Boston Opera House
6:30pm “HELLO, DOLLY!” SHOW IS 2 HRS 40 MINUTES WITH 1 INTERMISSION.
Depart for home after the show

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Hello Dolly Sun Aug 18 2019

AS OF 11/12: ONE ROOM WITH ONE KING BED AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING!!

NE Patriots vs. NY Jets
at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 25th, 2018
Game: Sunday, Nov. 25th @ 1:00pm

Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 full American Breakfasts, Game Ticket, Guided NYC tour, Motorcoach transportation.
Game Tickets: Section 227B, Rows 5-8

Enjoy your relaxing motorcoach ride to your hotel, The Hilton Meadowlands; The closest full service hotel to MetLife Stadium, Hilton Meadowlands is just minutes from NYC and offers premium rooms with Manhattan skyline views. The evening will be yours to settle in, or go grab a bite to eat. Enjoy a Full American Breakfast on Saturday morning before departing for NYC for a guided city tour until about 1pm. We’ll be arriving to town on black Friday, so perhaps you’ll want to spend the rest of Saturday shopping, spending more time at your favorite spots from the city tour, or catching a Broadway show. Either way, you are free to plan the rest of your day as you see fit. Sunday morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we depart for MetLife Stadium. The Patriots vs. Jets game starts at 1:00pm. After the game, we’ll depart for home.

NYC Tour Highlights: the downtown of Manhattan-  starting in Midtown, pass by Tiffany’s, Trump Tower and other world-famous stores on Fifth Avenue, plus St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center. Continue to Times Square and pass by the Chrysler building, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Civic Center and Financial District including Wall Street, the 911 memorial pools, the new One World Trade Center and the unique Oculus which is the new World Trade Center transportation hub that replaces the one destroyed on 911.

Note: complimentary hotel shuttle to/from Secaucus Junction train station. With trains departing regularly to NY Penn Station, Midtown Manhattan is less than 15 minutes away.

Schedule:
Friday, Nov. 23rd
9:00am Portland, ME, Marginal Way Park & Ride Lot
9:30am Biddeford, ME, Exit 32 Park & Ride Lot
9:45am Wells, ME, Wells Exit 19 Transportation Ctr.
4:00pm Arrive to Hotel, Enjoy the evening
Saturday, Nov. 24th
8:00am Full American Breakfast at Hotel
9:00am Depart for NYC City Tour
1:30pm Tour Ends. Return to hotel on the bus, or stay in the city on your own.
Sunday Nov. 25th
8:00am Full American Breakfast at Hotel
9:00am Depart for MetLIfe Stadium
1:00pm GAME TIME!

Saturday, November 10th – Monday, November 12th  (Holiday Weekend)
Quebec City
Includes:  Round trip, deluxe motorcoach transportation, 3 days, 2 nights hotel lodging, 2 dinners.

Enjoy your deluxe motorcoach transportation as we travel into Canada for an upscale weekend of fine dining and lodging. Upon arrival in Quebec City, we’ll make a 45 minute stop at the Farmer’s Market.  A great chance to pick up snacks for the weekend (perhaps a bottle of wine and cheese), purchase some maple syrup to take home or look for gifts for family and friends. Next, we’ll check into the Hotel Palace Royal, a fairly new four star hotel across the street from Parliament Hill and alongside the historic walls, the hotel offers a fantastic location for our stay in Quebec City.  The hotel has a restaurant and indoor pool and garden. Freshen up before your 7:30pm dinner reservation at  Cafe du Monde, An authentic Parisian bistro located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River located in the Old Port of Quebec.

Sunday morning/afternoon savor your free time to enjoy Quebec City on your own, the hotel is located within walking distance to most major attractions and shops.  Sunday night you’ll partake in a 5:30pm dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens, one of Quebec’s finest restaurants with distinctively authentic decor in a house built in 1675,  a warm and charming ancestral home. Rumored to have once been the home of General Montcalm. Monday depart from hotel at noon.

Café du Monde Menu
Aux Anciens Canadien Menu
Hotel Info

Passports are required for this tour. Canada can deny admission to individuals for criminal convictions or OUIs. If you are unable to enter Canada it will be your responsibility to get yourself home.

Pick up Information:
Saturday, November 10th
6:15am – Wells exit 19 Transportation Center
6:30am – Biddeford Exit 32 Park and Ride Lot (Across from Walmart)
7:00am – Portland Marginal Way Park & Ride Lot (Across from World Gym)
8:00am – Augusta, ME Civic Center Park & Ride
8:40am – Skowhegan, ME, Tractor Supply

Boston Christmas Festival
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA

Includes: Motorcoach Transportation & Admission the the Festival.

An annual favorite for all ages, the 32nd annual Boston Christmas Festival, with its popular Gingerbread House Competition, is a blockbuster event for a day trip to Boston. With 350 exhibitors, this award-winning show is the largest arts and crafts festival in New England, and features handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, pottery, folk art, delicious foods to buy and sample, and so much more! Purchases are made directly from the artisans so prices are reasonable and suit everybody’s budget The Christmas Festival makes preparing for the holidays a breeze, with gifts for everyone and all the elements for stylish entertaining.

8:00am – Portland, Marginal Way Park & Ride Lot (Across from World Gym)
8:30am – Biddeford, Exit 32 Park & Ride Lot (Across from Walmart)
8:45am – Wells, Exit 19 Transportation Center
10:00am-4:00pm Boston Christmas Festival

If you crave a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others, a career in bus driving might be a great fit for you.

Every passenger has a story.

  • One of them is on his way to a make-or-break business meeting.
  • Another one is nervous – she’s on her way to starting a new life in a new city.
  • A family is on their way to warm weather, soft sand, and grandma’s house.

As a bus driver, it’s your job to relieve the businessman of unnecessary travel worries so he can focus on his meeting, greet the scared young woman with a warm, comforting smile to help ease her nerves, and provide the family a safe trip to the airport so the kids can get to grandma’s in one piece.

Great bus drivers don’t just drive, they care. They go beyond the job description to ensure their passengers have the best experience possible on their journey – no matter where they are going or what their story is.

But what are some other qualities that make great bus drivers? If you want to be happy, appreciated, and confident in your position, it’s important that you have a few key personality traits. Here are some qualities that make a great bus driver:

  1. They’re personable.

As the driver, you are acting as the face of your bus line’s brand. And, while your driving skills are a crucial part of that brand, your ability to interact with your passengers is also very important.

It’s your job to make every passenger feel welcome, comfortable, and appreciated. People remember kindness and friendliness, and if they have a positive experience, they will likely come back.

  1. They’re willing to lead.

Are you a born leader? Do you enjoy taking the wheel (pun intended!) when things need to get done?

All great bus drivers are natural leaders. As a driver, you’re in charge of the well-being of a bus full of passengers. So, having that ability and confidence to lead is essential.

  1. They’re calm under pressure.

Bus drivers have no control of those around them while on the road, and must be ready for anything that might cross their paths.

A few challenges bus drives might face include:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Disgruntled passengers
  • Road rage
  • Poor traffic conditions

Your first priority as a driver is the safety of your passengers. Being able to make rational decisions under pressure is a key quality in great bus drivers.

  1. They’re dedicated to their work.

Having passion for your work is a major part of your life happiness. The majority of the workforce spends about one third of their lives working, so you need to make sure you’re doing something you love.

The best bus drivers are not only dedicated to their work, but they’re also proud to be drivers.

  1. They’re respectful of others.

The foundation of a great operation is a great team. So, in addition to showing the utmost respect for their passengers, great drivers also treat their colleagues with respect.

In the end, great bus drivers care. They care about their passengers, their colleagues, and their work. Every passenger has a story, and every bus driver has the opportunity help make it a great one.

Ready to take the wheel?

If you crave a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others, a career in bus driving might be a great fit for you. https://vipchartercoaches.com/about-us/employment/

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