Portland City & Lighthouse Tour

Duration: 1hr 45min


  • Seniors / $27
  • Children / $22

Enjoy a 105-minute, fully narrated tour along the coast of Portland, Maine. Explore Portland, Maine’s scenic landmarks in a unique and inspiring tour.

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Whether this is your first visit or you've lived in Portland, Maine, you’ll explore the Greater Portland area from a new perspective. Come explore Commercial street, located on one of North America's last working waterfronts. Here you will see the cobblestone streets, 19th century fishing wharf's housing commercial lobstermen and other fisheries. Commercial street is located in the Old Port district and offers numerous boutiques, restaurants and bars for locals and visitors to enjoy.

We will make way through mid-town Portland down Congress Street to explore the arts district and architectural storied landmarks. Next we will arrive at Fort Williams State Park, home to Portland Headlight, one of the world's most photographed lighthouses. Here you will enjoy 45 minutes to roam around the park and lighthouse capturing epic scenic pictures. Finally, we will be stopping by Spring Point Breakwater and Bug Light for some photo stops.

Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time for check-in and to ensure a timely departure.

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Fantastic experience ! Eric was a great guide, knowledgeable and super friendly. This 1 hr 45 minute tour was a great way to learn about Portland's history and to enjoy the sites. I like touring in smaller groups on shorter tours, and this tour was...More

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      We had a great weather day. Our guide was informative and friendly. We had plenty of time at the Portland Head Lighthouse. Was the right amount of time (2 hours). I recommend.

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  •   Thank you Eric for a fun few hours hitting the highlights of Portland. We were a group of 3 ladies (Texas and Ohio) and along with another couple (Conn), we had an wonderful morning hearing your stories and hometown knowledge and experiences of Portland. Adding...More

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      On my first visit to Portland Maine I did a City and Lighthouse Tour from beginning to end it was a awesome experience . Eric was the tour guide and through his patience , wit and humor he made it a memorable Mother’s Day experience...More

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  •   Very fun and informative tour at a great price. Eric, the guide, owns the business and was willing to give lots of personalized recommendations. He even made an impromptu stop when our group wanted to try whoopie pies! Would recommend for anyone visiting Portland.

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      One of the Maine things I needed to do on my trip was see nearby lighthouses in the Portland area. I did not have a car, so taking this tour with Eric was ideal for me - I got included rides to 3 lighthouses! Taking...More

    thumb Jason H
  •   Great tour with Eric. Comfortable, nice pace, knowledgeable tour guide. I highly recommend you spend some time taking this tour. Eric will not disappoint!

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      We started our fun weekend off in Portland with this amazing tour. Eric was the best tour guide! Throughout the tour, Eric gave us tons of food recommendations and a real look into life in Portland. By the end of the 2 hour tour, we...More

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  •   The 1 hour and forty-five minutes Explorer tour shed new light on Portland. Before the tour, we frankly took the city for granted - small population, not a lot of important history, little to see, etc. The driver/guide on the Explorer tour is one of...More

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      Eric, the owner and operator, of Portland Explorer City and Lighthouse Tours, was AMAZING, super personable, a wealth of local knowledge, went at our pace, offered a safe and comfortable ride and is someone who we instantly connected with and enjoyed every minute of our...More

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Pick Up Location

320 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

What's Included

Bottle water included

Umbrella to use if needed

3 photo stops

Points of Interest

  • Commerical Street
  • Custom House Wharf
  • U.S Custom Building
  • Casco Bay Lines
  • Portland Company/Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Eastern Promenade
  • Casco Bay
  • Fort Gorges/Scammel
  • East End Observatory
  • Fore Street
  • Congress street
  • Casco Bay Bridge
  • Ferry Village
  • South Portland Shipyard
  • Bug Light Lighthouse
  • Spring Point Lighthouse
  • Portland Headlight/Ram Island Lighthouse
  • Portland Fish Exchange
Portland Maine Tours

Eric Pray

Tour Operator