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The Scenic Route Maine Tours

Portland, ME, USA
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About The Scenic Route Maine Tours
We are a local, family owned and operated tour company looking to share with you what we love about Maine! Fully narrated by local Maine guides! City & Lighthouse Tour ~ 2hrs * City highlights * 30 mins at Portland Head Light. More time than any other tour company! Kennebunkport Tour 3.5hrs * 90 minutes of free time to enjoy this lovely fishing village * Enjoy the view of Walker's Point, where the former President Bush spends the summers. WE ONLY OPERATE WHEN THERE ARE CRUISE SHIPS IN TOWN OR PRIVATE TOURS.
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Roving785293 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We so enjoyed this trip. The guide was excellent. It was well worth our time and money. Such interesting towns - both Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Loved it all!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TexasCatBird wrote a review Nov 2019
Gatesville, Texas2528 contributions510 helpful votes
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When we sailed into Portland, Maine on our cruise ship my hubby and I hadn't decided what we wanted to see or do. Went to the visitor center and spoke with Ed, a very knowledgeable and helpful man who gave sound advice based upon our budget and time allotment. He suggested either a trolley tour or The Scenic Route Maine Tours company. Both vendors were under tent canopies just outside the visitor center doors. After a quick comparison we decided upon the 1 hour 45 minute scenic tour for $31.50 pere person. After paying for our tour, Scenic Route Maine Tours owner turned us over to a his guide, Mike. Enjoyed Mike's knowledge, clear diction when speaking, and fun personality. The tours' 15 passenger mini-van was clean and comfortable. Drove out to Fort allen Park, East End Beach, scenic locations overlooking the water, military monuments, an unused confederate fort built by Jefferson Davis, past lovely fall foliaged lanes, sea captains' homes, pass City Hall & Public Library, Longfellow's house (the poet), statue of John Ford who was from Portland, and best was a stop at Portland Head Lighthouse. Took loads of pictures during our 25 minute lighthouse stop. Then we drove through West End where all the rich people lived in mansions and estates. We opted to be dropped off in Old Portland so we could have some lunch. Mike, our guide, gave us several good lunch suggestions for lobster meals. All in all I would highly recommend this tour company. For those of you who want longer tours there is a 4 1/2 hour tour to Kennebunkport and stops by President Bush's family compound.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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S G wrote a review Nov 2019
Rionegro, Colombia536 contributions395 helpful votes
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All members of our family, young and old, enjoyed this 1.5 hour tour of the sights around Portland, Maine. The tour guide / bus driver was entertaining and informative. Our young kids really enjoyed the trip too. I highly recommend this trip done with this company.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Rick W wrote a review Oct 2019
New Braunfels, Texas80 contributions39 helpful votes
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I just wanted to make sure that you all know about this great tour company in Portland Maine. The Company is Scenic Route Maine Yours and they were really great! We picked them up right outside of where our Cruiseship was docked and it was half the price of the ship tours. Our guide was Mike S. and he could not have been better. His knowledge of local history was deep and his personality was stellar and even though it was pouring rain Mike made it fun and educational. If we ever get back to Portland we will definitely Tour with these guys again. Thanks again Mike, you're an awesome person and guide. Take Care and Happy Travels, Rick W
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Warren W wrote a review Oct 2019
25 contributions8 helpful votes
The tour was very good. Our driver Roger was knowledgeable and very outgoing. Lots of nice scenery on the way out to and back from Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport itself was very quaint with lots of shops and restaurants. The drive out to see Bush compound was replete with beautiful homes and view of compound was nice. Need to take this tour before places close for the season. Only shortfall of tour was that it needed to be longer. Stop of 90 minutes in Kennebunkport is too short to visit many shops and have something to eat in some good restaurants. An extra hour would make a big improvement.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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