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

Portland, United States
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1 hour 45 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Welcome to my hometown! Hop aboard for an authentic 90 minute sightseeing tour of Portland and 3 lighthouses with an experienced guide who is a real local, born and raised in Portland, ME.

Get an insider’s look at the current happenings and rich history of my hometown. We’ll go where other tours go, and then I'll take you places other tours don't - you'll see hidden gems and learn little known facts about Portland and the great state of Maine that only a real local knows!

As a college librarian I'm always researching the hidden history of Portland, while at the same time keeping on top of what's new in town and visiting as many local establishments that I can. I take pride in representing this city, and providing an informative and entertaining tour, delivered with a true Mainer's sense of humor.

This is The Real Portland Tour!

Check my website for a complete listing of tour days, times, and availability.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Knowledgeable, entertaining guide with 20 years experience giving tours of his hometown of Portland.

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Commercial Street, Portland, ME

We start at historic Commercial Street, the heart of Portland's working waterfront. See original cobblestone and brick that was laid in the 1850s.

Pass By: United States Custom House, 312 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4110

See one of the most beautiful granite buildings in all of Portland.

Pass By: Fort Allen Park, Maine

We'll drive through Fort Allen Park and get a majestic view of Casco Bay and its Calendar

The Location

Where To Go

96 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA


Portland, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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Great guide. Gave a lot...

Ann | Oct 2021

Great guide. Gave a lot of information and a good feel for Portland. Also plenty of time at 3 lighthouses. Beautiful views.

Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable...

Ann M | Oct 2021

Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable your guide. Knew everything about Portland --historical, fun facts, places to eat! He was amazing. The van was new, safe and with only 12 people, it was a nice small group. Would highly recommend!

Enjoyed the tour a lot!...

Jocelyn E | Oct 2021

Enjoyed the tour a lot! Derek made it interesting and entertaining with his good humor. He’s very knowledgeable about Portland history and added some other interesting info. The light houses were beautiful!
I would recommend this tour!

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 travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

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


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

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