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The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local provided by The Real Portland Tour

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The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local

The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local
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Travelers that want to see the best of Portland, Maine in less time shouldn't miss this guided tour, where you're whisked to the city's top sights, in just a couple hours. Follow your Mainer guide to see top landmarks—from the Portland Head Light to 19th century Fort Preble—as well as some hidden gems that only a local could find.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See more of Portland, Maine on this guided small-group sightseeing tour
  • Visit three of Maine's lighthouses, with stops to stroll and snap photos
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned van, with only 13 fellow tour guests
  • Meet-up in the heart of the historic Old Port, on bustling Commercial Street
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See more of Portland, Maine on this guided small-group sightseeing tour
  • Visit three of Maine's lighthouses, with stops to stroll and snap photos
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned van, with only 13 fellow tour guests
  • Meet-up in the heart of the historic Old Port, on bustling Commercial Street
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 120558P1
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Knowledgeable, entertaining guide with 20 years experience giving tours of his hometown of Portland.
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
  • 96 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA Please arrive at 96 Commercial Street (in front of the Casco Variety Store) at least 10-15 min before your tour time. The tour departs from the tour bus parking spot next to the US Customs House, which is located directly across the street from the Casco Variety Store.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour vehicle is a 14 passenger, high roof Ford Transit van. Masks are to be worn while inside the vehicle. The tour often sells out, so you will be riding with others in the van.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No pets/animals of any kind are allowed on board. Thank you for your understanding.
  • The tour does not pickup/drop off at hotels, and it does not pickup/drop off at the cruise ship terminal. Everyone has to be at the tour starting point ready to board at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Knowledgeable, entertaining guide with 20 years experience giving tours of his hometown of Portland.
Departure details
  • 96 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA Please arrive at 96 Commercial Street (in front of the Casco Variety Store) at least 10-15 min before your tour time. The tour departs from the tour bus parking spot next to the US Customs House, which is located directly across the street from the Casco Variety Store.
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour vehicle is a 14 passenger, high roof Ford Transit van. Masks are to be worn while inside the vehicle. The tour often sells out, so you will be riding with others in the van.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No pets/animals of any kind are allowed on board. Thank you for your understanding.
  • The tour does not pickup/drop off at hotels, and it does not pickup/drop off at the cruise ship terminal. Everyone has to be at the tour starting point ready to board at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Sep 2021
A note from The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local
The tour vehicle is a 14 passenger, high roof Ford Transit van. Masks are to be worn while inside the vehicle. The tour often sells out, so you will be riding with others in the van. No pets/animals of any kind are allowed on board.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    96 Commercial St
    96 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Please arrive at 96 Commercial Street (in front of the Casco Variety Store) at least 10-15 min before your tour time. The tour departs from the tour bus parking spot next to the US Customs House, which is located directly across the street from the Casco Variety Store.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Commercial Street
    United States Custom House
    Eastern Promenade Trail
    Portland Observatory
    Eastern Cemetery
    Congress Street
    The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception
    The First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist
    Wadsworth-Longfellow House
    Arts District
    Portland Museum of Art
    One Longfellow Square
    Victoria Mansion
    Fort Williams Park
  • 1
    Portland Head Light
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bug Light Park
    Liberty Ship Memorial
  • 3
    Portland Breakwater Lighthouse
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    John Ford Statue
    Old Port
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cosmopolitan566122
1 contribution
Great tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
Tour operator is great—knows a lot about Portland as well as Maine history. Easy to hear & full of humor.
Written 16 October 2021
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njenkins2017
Stockbridge, GA3 contributions
GREAT Tour.
Oct 2021
We were only in Portland for one day on our way up to Acadia. Derrick was a great guide and we are so glad we did this tour. He gave a great tour about the Portland City and since he grew up in Portland, he added a lot of personal touches. The trip out to the lighthouses was great and the time spent at the lighthouses was plenty. This is the one tour to do if your time is limited and you want to get a great overview.
Written 15 October 2021
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Fearless547694
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
Great Tour of Portland
Sep 2021 • Couples
Worth every penny for a nice dissertation on Portland's history and identification of significant points of interest.
Written 14 October 2021
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Cassandra E
1 contribution
Take this tour
Oct 2021 • Solo
I had a very short window to see highlights of Maine. On this tour, the driver was very knowledgeable of historical points in Portland. But my favorite part was going to see the lighthouses. We got to get out, walk around and take pictures. Loved it! This tour was well worth every penny. As an added bonus , the driver was very funny! Highly recommend this tour.
Written 14 October 2021
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Elizabeth K
Chicago, IL46 contributions
Best way to tour Portland ME!
Our guide, Derek, is so great at taking people around “his” city!! My family and I enjoyed the insights and history facts throughout the city. The lighthouse stops were done with perfect planning so we could enjoy an overview of each one. Humor and organization stand out to make this tour memorable and worthwhile.
Written 11 October 2021
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travellover
1 contribution
Best thing to do when visiting Portland
Oct 2021
Derek was Awesome! His jokes were funny and he talked the whole time. Interesting tour, lots of information about Portland. We enjoyed the lighthouse stops. Just enough time to see and take pictures. I highly recommend if you are going to Portland save yourself the time and trouble of driving around and book the tour. You will not regret it.
We did go to a restaurant he recommended "The Highroller" and it was delicious!
Written 8 October 2021
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Catherina A
Westfield, NJ1 contribution
Quick trip to Portland
Derek gave a more personal tour than you might normally get. He was funny and very knowledgeable. Willing to answer any questions you might have. We very much enjoyed his tour.
Written 7 October 2021
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Peggycarlson
3 contributions
Real Portland Tour
Oct 2021
Our guide was the best. He told great stories and showed us interesting places.
I took great pictures.
Written 5 October 2021
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Teresa E
1 contribution
The Best Portland Tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
The best city tour in Portland. Informative guide that made learning about the city lots of fun. We visited sites in Portland and the surrounding area. Lots of historical references, while learning about the lighter side of Portland. Would highly recommend!
Written 5 October 2021
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linda d
9 contributions
Great tour!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great tour by a Portland local! I would definitely recommend it. He had a lot to share with us about his home town. City tour and 3 light houses were on the tour. Length of tour perfect.
Written 4 October 2021
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Get-a-way
Very knowledgable friendly. Would highly recommend. Do this tour first and learn where to go and what to do.
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Best tour of Portland, Maine
Just a truly awesome tour. Got to see the beautiful Casco bay, the lighthouses and various places in the city. Dere
mpino63
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Tour with the Expert
Derek has lived in Portland Maine his whole life. He works as a Librarian at the local Community College. He is ver
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Top tour in Portland for local information without a doubt.
Extremely fun and Derrick is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Tons of local flavor and information on what to
dipedpt
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Entertaining and informative tour
Great tour with guide that was very familiar with the area. Got to visit 3 lighthouses and get information about th
Dreamer720302
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The True Portland ME
I highly recommend The Real Portland Tour. Our host Derek was so informative and entertaining. He showed us all the
hattonej
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Perfect Tour!
This was the perfect length for a van tour but packed full of information and stops. Tour guide, Derek, was a weal
dlayser
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Fun and informative tour
This tour came highly recommended from a friend and did not disappoint. We had a great time. Derek was a fantasti
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Rolling Encyclopedia
If you're new to or visiting Portland (Maine) this guided tour is a must! Derek is sooo knowledgable of Portland an
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Real Portland Tour
Very informative! Covered more than we could have by ourselves! First time visitor! Kicked off a very enjoyable vis
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The Real Portland Tour
Very informative and fun tour. Tour operator was very knowledgeable of Portland's history. Highly recommended!
Deanna S
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Make this the first thing you do in Portland!
A native to Portland, Derek is a perfect tour guide. He’s funny and informative. The shuttle/bus is comfortable and
Patrick C
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A Great Trip
Our guide was informative, genial, funny, and professional. You’ll learn a lot and have fun. I’m glad we got to exi
905BrianH
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Excellent tour
Had a great time on this tour and learned about Portland. Highly recommended. One of the best tours I have ever bee
Dan H
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Wonderful, informative tour
Derek was great -- funny, engaging and full of knowledge about Portland's history. Really enjoyed the intimate natu
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