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

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

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

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.
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • 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 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Real Portland Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • 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.
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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.

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star-5
Maine getaway !!
Sue_B
, Oct 2021
What a wonderful experience!! Derek was funny and had so many tidbits of information, that our tour flew by. Favorite part was the lighthouses… such a very Maine thing to see !! I would highly recommend!!
star-5
Great way to see Portland
Ann_N
, Oct 2021
Great guide. Gave a lot of information and a good feel for Portland. Also plenty of time at 3 lighthouses. Beautiful views.
star-5
Stories shared by our...
ken_b
, Oct 2021
Stories shared by our guide. Born and raised in Portland. Master of the pun. Would definitely recommend to all.
star-5
Great tour!
JocelynE
, 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!
star-5
Excellent tour. Very...
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!
star-5
Field trip of Portland, ME
Carol_M
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed learning historical details about Portland. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable along with a sense of humor which is paramount for co-locating strangers in the confines of a van. Lastly, due to my inquisitive nature, why not ask people on the van where they are all from? And perhaps w/ the volume of info. to cover, it is not feasible for Q&A, but it would have been nice to ask them.
star-5
Lighthouses and more!
Chris_K
, Oct 2021
16 person van tour with local guide. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Portland and its history. We stopped at Head Light for about 45 minutes but much shorter stays at the two other lighthouses. We had sufficient time to walk to Bug Light but not the other one. Our guide gave us several restaurant recommendations and overall the tour was a great introduction to the town of Portland.
star-5
Amazing Tour
Bruce_B
, Oct 2021
Amazing tour with so much information that was so helpful in understanding the town and the history .
star-5
Great host and history
Robert_J
, Oct 2021
Loved the history and narration. Guide was incredible, fun and interesting. Loved the trip and lighthouses.
star-5
Great tour
Madison_C
, Oct 2021
Derek was very knowledgeable and even threw in some cute jokes. I think it’s one of the best ways to see the city and lighthouses if you don’t get a rental car when visiting.

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