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The Real Portland Tour

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Hop aboard for a fun and authentic 90 minute sightseeing tour of Portland, Maine and nearby lighthouses with a guide who is a REAL local, born and raised in Portland! We’ll go where other tours go, and then I'll take you places other tours don't...more
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96 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome! A must do when in Portland! Very knowledgeable ,friendly, professional. Vehicle clean a lot comfortable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a great time touring Portland - Derek made our time there really special. Worth spending the money for a semi-private tour vs. taking one from our cruise ship with 40+ people on board. Derek took the time to answer each of our questions and...More

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! I take pride in giving a more personalized tour of my hometown, and I'm glad to hear you appreciated that! I'm always eager to answer questions, and I'm happy to hear you were able to use my suggestion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Derek did an outstanding job of bringing to light the interesting history of places and sites we had only driven by previously. His humor and easy manner made the tour a real pleasure. Few, if any other tours were running this time of year, but...More

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the excellent review! I truly enjoy telling the interesting history of my hometown in an entertaining and humorous way. I'm glad to hear you appreciated that! I take pride in going where other tours don't go, and still providing tours in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were extremely happy with the “Real Portland Tour” that we took this past weekend. Derek, the guide, is a native of Portland and a college librarian. He was very knowledgeable about Portland and presented his information with comedic undertones. We went...More

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, the interesting facts, and my humor! Happy to hear you appreciated my dining and shopping recommendations, and that you found my tour vehicle comfortable! My vehicle is perfect for a more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleased with the Real Portland Tour. The owner/guide was well-versed in all sites in Portland, being a native himself. He took us to the popular places, but I'm sure we went to places that no other other tour goes, Our only problem was...More

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! I take pride in showing folks my hometown, and going to places other tours don't go! Sorry to hear you found the tour be too crowded. I have just one vehicle that has...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this tour for my parents who were visiting from out of town. Derek was so charming, funny, and knowledgeable. My dad asked him some obscure question about the war of 1812 and he actually had a great answer! He definitely hit all the...More

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! I enjoy getting questions about the history of Portland, so I was happy to answer your dad's question! Glad to hear you enjoyed seeing all the good spots and the lighthouses, and that you found the tour funny...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous is an understatement for this tour. Derek, a native to Portland, was one of the best guides I have had the pleasure of driving around with. A librarian by trade, he’s super informative, funny and shows you a ton of local inside spots along...More

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Glad to hear you appreciated the tour, and my background as a librarian too! I take pride in giving an entertaining and informative tour of my hometown, and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it! It is a...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

Excellent tour with historical and current information about Portland and surrounding area. Tour guide had a good sense of humor and was very personable. He was born and raised in Portland.

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the excellent review! I take pride in giving a knowledgeable and entertaining tour of my hometown! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

Derek is a local & was a great tour guide. He spoke of so much of Portland's history & added much humor along the way. Definitely would recommend taking this tour.

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed all the history and my humor! Happy to hear you would recommend it! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

The young man and also the owner that gave the tour was so knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour, you won’t be disappointed😊

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Realportlandtour, Owner at The Real Portland Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thanks so much for the awesome review! I take pride in giving an entertaining and informative tour of Portland! Happy to hear you would highly recommend it! Hope to see you again!

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Daphne W
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Realportlandtour | Property representative |
My regularly scheduled tour is a 90 minute tour of Portland and 3 lighthouses. There is a cruise ship in that day, and there are already tickets sold on my regularly scheduled tour, so I will be unable to do a trip to... More
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T6903FDnancyr
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Realportlandtour | Property representative |
I usually offer a 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 tour, but sometimes the tour times vary slightly when a cruise ship is in port. For an updated calendar of tour times, please visit my website and click "Book a Tour" or call... More
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