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“Great way to see Portland Lighthouses”

The Scenic Route Maine Tours
Ranked #11 of 36 Tours in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 ~ 1.50hrs * City highlights * 30 mins at Portland Head Light. More time than any other tour company! 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. Freeport Shuttle runs every hour. WE ONLY OPERATE WHEN THERE ARE CRUISE SHIPS IN TOWN OR PRIVATE TOURS.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a gem! We are in Portland for three full days without a car and this tour allowed us to see sights we wanted to visit without renting a car/dealing with city parking. We did the "Five Lighthouse Tour". Jen, one of the company's owners, was our guide. Ten of us in a fifteen passenger air conditioned van drove south of Portland with Jen narrating history and stories about the city of Portland, the history behind lighthouses and specifically information about the lighthouses that we would be visiting. We stopped at (1) Portland Head Light and from here you can see (2) Ram Island Ledge Light, which you can see well on a clear day and is near and you can also see (3) Easter Light from Portland Head Light, but it's not much to see even on a clear day, it's WAY out there. Next we were off to see (4) Spring Point Ledge Light after grabbing a delicious cookie (included) and nearby (5) Bug Light aka Portland Breakwater. It was a great tour filled with lots of history and information. We were really glad that we spent the afternoon on this tour.

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"cruise ship"
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"great tour"
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"small passenger"
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"wedding cake"
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"the portland head light"
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"light house"
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"highly recommend this company"
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"take pictures"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"portland lighthouse"
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"rich history"
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had less than a day to spend in Portland and chose this tour based on other TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. I loved that our tour "bus" was in fact a small passenger van, which gave us the opportunity to easily stop, get out and take pictures at the three stops along the way (Fort Allen Park, Portland Observatory, and the Portland Head Light). Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the history and each section of the city. The lighthouse stop was definitely the highlight. We were dropped off and allowed 30 minutes to wander around, visit the gift shop, and take pictures. All in all, our tour lasted a little less than 2 hours, we didn't have to worry about finding our way around or finding a place to park, and we got a great overview of the city and its history.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I just got off the city and lighthouse tour and I loved it! The tour was small and cozy which was really nice. The tour guide Khalid was really knowledgable and made it fun even in the rain!! Next time I'm in Portland I hope to hop on another tour with the company. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Portland!

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My family of three were the only people on our tour. So we had a great personal tour with Roger, who was so friendly and knowledgeable! We were only in Portland for one day and we really got a nice overview of the whole place. The lighthouse at the end was amazing in such a beautiful park!

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Tours are all about the presentation and this company offers small groups the chance to really get to know the area through the knowledge of the drivers. See the sights of Portland with a personal insight and advice on how best to make the stay most interesting to you. The Portland Light is a must see and this tour gives you time to enjoy, photograph, shop and dine at the best lobster shack before heading off. Great value and all-round good experience.

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