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

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Portland, United States
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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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.
  • Get off-the-beaten-path on a guided tour of the real Portland, Maine
  • A historian and librarian guide leads the way
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit three picturesque lighthouses
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Knowledgeable, entertaining guide with 20 years experience giving tours of his hometown of Portland.

Departure Point

96 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Passengers are required to wear face coverings/masks for the entire time within the vehicle.
  • Passengers are required to fill out an online form verifying that they will adhere to the mandatory state of Maine COVID-19 testing/quarantine requirements for out of state travelers. Travelers from NH, VT, MA, CT, NY, and NJ are exempt from the testing/quarantine requirements, but will still need to complete the online form. The Real Portland Tour will text/email the online form to customers before their tour. If the form is not completed, the customer’s booking will be cancelled and refunded.
  • The tour vehicle is a high-roof, 15 passenger Ford Transit van. All tours for the 2020 season are limited to a total of 8 passengers, seated in separate rows.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Real Portland Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local.

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Lighthouses
Tammy_S
, Nov 2020
Good small tour ,good local guide .very knowledgeable . Recommend this Tour especially if you did not rent a car to drive to the lighthouses
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Best tour
Christine_F
, Oct 2020
We only had a day in Portland and Derek made the city come to life!! His knowledge and humor made our day!!!!
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Great tour! You gotta go on this one!
Phil_C
, Oct 2020
A most excellent job by Derek. On top of the pandemic situation, as expected. Knowledgeable, pleasant and funny. My family could not have asked for a better time.
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Portland headlight light house stop
Patricia_H
, Oct 2020
Great knowledgeable tour guide. Done with humor and fun facts. We would recommend to all. Loved stopping at the lighthouses!
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Lighthouses
Charles_M
, Oct 2020
Derek was a terrific tour guide...Lots of knowledge on a wide range of Portland's past with cute humor thrown in. Set specific times and followed through.. A MUST DO TOUR!!!
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A must for first timers
Chris
, Oct 2020
Book this for your first day in Portland! My wife and I loved Derek and he was very very knowledgeable. We’ll probably do it again when we go back to Portland ME.
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Fantastic
Violet
, Oct 2020
Tour was incredible. Derek is so Funny, knowledgeable and caring. I would recommend highly. We saw many beautiful sites and all the light houses.
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A tour above the est
Amanda-Rae
, Oct 2020
The tour was nothing short of phenomenal! You get a great lay of the land, rich with a diverse history telling, and many sights! It’s a great way to see a lot in a short about of time. derek’s personality and love for Portland takes the tour to the next level! Also, many precautions were taking to make the tour safe and sound during COVID.
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Very Informative
Chuck_S
, Oct 2020
Really enjoyed our tour. I would recommend taking this tour upon arrival into Portland. Gives you a great lay of the land before you set out on your own.
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Wicked Good Tour
Theresa_C
, Oct 2020
Derek is the BEST tour guide. His knowledge and humor are an added bonus. If you don’t book this tour while in Portland, you are missing out!!
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