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Visitors to Portland can easily miss some of Maine's most stunning sights, since you really need a car to explore the scenic coastline. Avoid the headache of arranging your own transportation, or renting a car, on this guided tour of Portland's must-see sights. Stop in downtown Portland, and visit three lighthouses, including Portland Head Light—an historic lighthouse perched on the rocky coast.
Visit Portland’s scenic coast, historic sites and most vibrant neighborhoods with a sightseeing and shopping tour on a classic fire engine. Get great views of picture-perfect lighthouses and architecture from high up on the engine, and listen to live narration as you tour the city. Learn about Portland’s maritime past as you explore cobblestone streets with enjoy plenty of time to browse souvenir shops and sample the area’s most distinctive foods. Finish your tour in the heart of downtown, near historic wharves, restaurants and boutiques.
Uncover Portland's culinary scene as you eat your way through the historic Old Port area with this small-group walking tour. You and your fellow food tasters get a chance to try cuisine from several restaurants—be prepared for everything from Italian fare to locally sourced seafood. You also get an insider’s look at the local food scene, with the opportunity to meet local chefs at some of your stops.
Explore the heart of Portland and head out to see some of the area's hidden gems and less-visited spots with this guided sightseeing tour. Your guide, a born-and-raised Portlander who works as a college librarian by day, shows you off-the-beaten-path locations and shares with you all sorts of local lore along the way.
Experience the historic city of Portland, Maine by land and by sea aboard a land-and-water vehicle, aptly named the "Duck." Familiarize yourself with the city by driving past tourist hotspots and historic old buildings, including churches, the US Custom House, and the City Hall. Then head into Casco Bay, where your vehicle goes from sea to land, changing into boat mode to continue your tour on the water.
Food lovers can explore Portland's historic Old Port independently, but to uncover the best places serving traditional local fare, you really need a guide to lead the way. Taste the best that Portland has to offer on this guided foodie walking tour, complete with stops at up to seven different eateries—and enough tastings to replace a meal. Along the way, your guide offers some stories about Portland's food scene, so you can get familiar with the local culinary stalwarts.
Curious about Portland's history with railroads, fires, wars, famous poets and Hollywood producers? Join us for a Walk Through Time! This tour begins on Commercial Street and continues for 2 hours through the historic Old Port, downtown and waterfront areas, sharing highlights of Portland's history since 1632.
Some of the locations we may feature on your tour include; the lobster statue, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow and his place of worship, the Eastern Cemetery, the Abyssinian Church, the U.S. Customs House and more.
***Tour duration is two "ish" hours, based on guest engagement and pace of the group. Planning on 2.5 hours for arriving early to check-in and make it back to your vehicle post tour is recommended.
Explore the Portland Peninsula by bike with this guided tour. Start at the Eastern Promenade, making your way along the waterfront bike path until you reach the Back Cove Trail. Your guide takes you to the Old Port to see some of Portland's prettiest old brick buildings, and you learn the significance of local food, history and culture of this area.
It is the only hovercraft tour on the East Coast. We travel into areas to see natural beauty and wildlife that no other can access . The craft travels at speeds in access of any other tour which allows for more to be seen in the same amount of time. We can get a closer look at historical sights do to our shallow draft capability. If you would like a customized tour there is no limit to the possibilities. Find a remote beach for a picnic or go to that secluded Island restaurant. Observe Osprey and Eagles in their environment and watch seals swim and fish off the ledges of the Bay.
Charter a vintage lobster boat, dubbed MONHEGAN, and set sail with this two-hour tour into Casco Bay. You'll get great views of the Maine coastline, passing by four lighthouses as you go. This is a great opportunity to take photos of the coastline and waters, while learning about local nautical history from a knowledgeable captain.
Looking for a romantic way to watch the sunset while in Maine? How about chartering a vintage lobster boat and heading out to Casco Bay, where you'll take in great views of the sea and coastline. Your captain and guide will be on board to point out lighthouses and natural feature, and you're welcome to bring food and beverages, even the adult kind, on board.
Immerse in and interpret the natural beauty of Maine by capturing the moment in a painting. We will hike and paint on location. No experience necessary. This is an all level class that can be enjoyed by beginner painters as well as more experienced.
Get to know Peaks Island on this cycling day trip from Portland. Traveling via bicycle means you're not trapped behind bus or car windows and you can really experienced the island air. Pedal around the island, stopping for lunch, with a small group; this group size ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of chances to ask questions.
Wrap your week up like a local with this Friday evening tour of Portland breweries aboard the Maine Brew Bus. Your stops will include the Austin Street Brewery, known for their stouts and pale ales. You'll also visit the oldest craft brewery in New England, DL Geary's Brewing Co., as well as the much newer Lone Pine Brewing, which launched in 2016.
Hop aboard a vintage fire engine for this short sightseeing tour of Portland. You'll drive past some of the city's most beautiful sites, including its old lighthouses and pretty buildings. A knowledgeable guide will be onboard to narrate the tour, while photographs provided by the Maine Historical Society will play on a large flat-screen TV!
Spend the evening in the company of a guide learning about Portland's beer scene. You'll taste several samples, munch on vegetarian snacks and hear commentary about the history of brewing in the city. All samples and gratuities are included.
Find great deals on world famous brands on a private full-day shopping tour to Kittery Premium Outlets in Maine. Located only 60 miles north of Boston near the coast, the outdoor shopping center offers popular brands like Cole Haan, Old Navy, and Calvin Klein at low prices. You can stop at the mall's dining venues when needed, and store your purchases in your spacious private vehicle. Relax in your comfortable private vehicle as your own private driver takes you between your Boston hotel and the outlet mall with ease.
This scenic walk brings you through one of the most beautiful vistas in Portland, Maine. It starts with a spectacular overlook of Portland Harbor, Casco Bay and the islands, and continues down by the waterfront to East End Beach.
Along the way, you’ll hear stories from a local about what it was like growing up on Munjoy Hill and having access to the Eastern Prom. As you cross the railroad tracks, you’ll hear from the engineers that keep the historic steam engines running. Included are tips on what birds to look out for depending on the time of year.
Put on a pair of headphones and start the tour by downloading the app. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right place using your smartphone’s GPS. You may pause the walk at any time to take in the view.
This self-guided tour is narrated by Dianne Ballon - a sound artist, sound designer and an avid bird watcher. She invites you to discover through sight and sound the Eastern Promenade — a place she returns to in all seasons.
Follow the trail through downtown Portland to find objects and solve puzzles that let to get you know the city. This scavenger hunt downloads to your phone for free, then leads you through the city to learn and discover. You'll have access to a remote guide the whole time and get to see your stats on the leaderboard to compete against other groups.
Trouvaille loves Maine and we highlight the history and cuisine of Maine like no other! With an emphasis on Maine history over the past 300 years, we explore life in the state in the 18th and 19th Centuries -- and with an emphasis on the nautical history of the state and its people. However, this is as much a foodie adventure as anything else! We love lobster and give you abundant opportunities to try lobster meals in all their glorious forms -- lobster rolls, whole lobster, lobster bisque, lobster quesadillas, and more. It's just ... yum every day! As always, Trouvaille provides you expert hosts who will be there with you every step of the way, share insights and knowledge of the state throughout the stay, and make sure you focus on having fun.