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.
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.
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.
Learn about Portland's history with this walking tour, which will take you through the Old Port, downtown, and waterfront areas. You'll see all sorts of historic attractions, including the home of Hendry Wadsworth-Longfellow, the Eastern Cemetery, and the Abyssinian Church, all with a professional guide on hand to share stories about the city's past.
See some of Maine's most picturesque scenery with this private tour from Portland. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or vacation rental and take you out for a day of exploration, stopping by coastal towns, iconic lighthouses, viewpoints, and other areas of interest along the way.
Maine is known for its seafood, and with this tour, you'll get to learn all about the industry, with the chance to sample some local delicacies along the way. You'll take a walk along the waterfront where lobster boats dock to unload their catches before heading out to a lunch of lobster rolls served with clam or seafood chowder and craft beer or soda pop.
See a new vantage on Portland and the Maine coast—and enjoy a relaxing excursion out on the water—on this sailing tour. Make your own way to the Maine State Pier, and hop aboard a traditional, Maine-built windjammer. Once you set sail, soak up the sea breezes, look out for seals, and even take a turn at hoisting the sails or behind the ship’s wheel.
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.
Visit the top sights of the Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood on this guided tour. You'll stop to take in the views at the historic Vista House, spend time exploring Latourell Falls, Horsetail Falls, Wakheena Falls, and famous Multnomah Falls--and that's all before lunch. You'll also get to take a drive through the Fruit Loop apple-growing area and Mount Hood's Timberline Lodge before returning to Portland.
This tour is perfect for anyone with only a day to see the best of Maine's central coast and the city of Portland. It is a great shore excursion as well. All of our tours are private and all guides are local to the area. Dee beautiful lighthouses, gardens, villages, and so much more on this day trip.
Explore the lighthouses of the South Portland Greenbelt Pathway by bicycle with this guided tour. You'll visit Bug Light, Point Ledge Light, and Portland Head Light with a local guide. You'll also have the chance to stop at a local food truck for a lunch of lobster rolls before returning to your starting point.
Meet Portland and the people—of all backgrounds and identities—whose wit and grit have made her who she is today. Your locally-raised tour guide will captivate you with extraordinary, exciting, and surprising stories about the hardy folks who destroyed and rebuilt Portland time and again over 400 years while you stroll historic streets past spots you’ll surely want to come back to explore. We’ll see where Indigenous Wabanaki leaders made their earliest relationships with European colonizers and walk through the centuries in the historic Old Port and working waterfront.
The Portland Hidden Histories Tour includes 2 hours of entertaining and enlightening narration over a 1.5-mile route through downtown Congress Street, the Old Port, and working waterfront along Commercial Street. Owner and guide, Dugan Murphy, takes guests to the most intriguing landmarks and presents an inclusive collection of hidden histories not included on other tours. TripAdvisor named him Portland's #1 guide!
A taste of the Northeast like no other, this fun and flavorful tour showcases some of the best donuts in Portland, Maine. Follow your guide around the streets of Portland in search of the sweet spots that locals love the most. This walking tour takes you around the Old Port to three of downtown’s donut shops where you’ll try six unique samples.
Discover the beauty of Northwest Casco Bay on a 3-hour morning kayaking tour. No experience is necessary, as you get a crash course before the tour begins and your guide is on hand at all times. Double kayaks are available, if you prefer to paddle tandem. See Brunswick and its native wildlife from a unique vantage point. Then enjoy complimentary snacks and a brief land excursion, before your return.
Few things are more beautiful than a majestic sunset. However to see it from the waters of Portland's magnificent Casco Bay is a truly remarkable experience. Whether a first-time kayaker or experienced hand, this 2-hour tour offers phenomenal vistas of Portland harbor and cityscsape. Your only neighbors are your guide, your small group and the wildlife as you leisurely paddle back to shore.
Board the Elizabeth Grace to cruise around Portland Harbor while sipping local craft beer. This 1.5-hour harbor cruise will take you out into Casco Bay. Keep your eyes open for potential seal sightings, as well as the multiple lighthouses, islands, and forts you will see while cruising around.
We will turn the bow toward Portland so you can take in a Maine sunset from the water and then cruise through Portland Harbor as the city’s nighttime skyline illuminates. You won’t find a more spectacular experience in Maine!
Our 2-Hour tour leaves at 9 am or 3 pm and follows the scenic South Portland Greenbelt Pathway to two local lighthouses. The first stop on the tour will be Portland Breakwater Light, also known as "Bug Light" and then the tour will continue to Spring Point Ledge Light, located near historic Fort Preble, before returning to the bike shop.
The only tour of Portland on an open-air trolley, the Peek at Portland is a 60-minute, fully narrated tour of Portland's most famous sights and various neighborhoods that still leaves you plenty of time to explore the city further on your own.
Take a guided walk tracing the steps of the Black Portlanders who moved our city, state, and country closer to the ideals of freedom, democracy, opportunity, and equality. Maine’s earliest settlements couldn’t have existed without Black labor, skill, and insight—and since those first moments, Black Yankees have agitated and organized to resist indignity and realize power. You'll meet the people who founded Maine communities, overturned slavery statewide, drove our maritime industries, gained political influence, founded houses of worship, crossed color boundaries, and expanded Mainers’ rights in the modern era.
The Portland Black History Tour includes 2 hours of entertaining and enlightening historical narration over a 1.5-mile route through the Old Port and East End neighborhood. Owner and guide, Dugan Murphy, dug through piles of research and historic documents to present an amazing constellation of stories left out of most tours. TripAdvisor named him Portland's #1 guide!
Spend two hours kayaking on Sebago Lake with this guided tour led by a professional guide, suitable for experienced kayakers and complete beginners. As you paddle along the gentle waters, your guide will tell you all about the local area. Expect to see all sorts of birds, fish, and turtles as you paddle against the backdrop of the setting sun.
Operation City Quest of Portland is a great way to see the city! Use an app to submit photos of items you find around the city and challenges you complete for points. The items and challenges can be completed in any order you prefer! See your score on the app leaderboard to see how you compare. The scavenger hunt includes a remote host to help via chat along the way. Come discover Portland.
Discover the lighthouses and coastal landmarks of Portland on a small-group biking tour. Hop on a provided bicycle and follow your guide to the Bug Light, Spring Point Ledge, and Portland Head lighthouses. Along the way, learn about their storied histories. Other highlights include the Liberty Ship Memorial, Cape Elizabeth, and Willard Beach. Set at a leisurely pace, the adventure also includes a complimentary lobster roll lunch at an award-winning food truck.
Brewery hop at brunch time with this fun daytime tour that takes visitors to some of Portland's best breweries! You'll start off at Bissel Brothers Brewing Company, known for their hoppy ales, before continuing on to Rising Tide Brewing, a husband-and-wife-owned operation, and on to Lone Pine Brewing Co. Although beer is what's on the menu for brunch, you'll get a breakfast-themed hand pie to soak up some of your libations.
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