Portland City & Lighthouse Tour

Duration: 2 Hours


  • Seniors / $29
  • Children / $24
Portland Explorer Tours

Enjoy a 2 hour, fully narrated tour along the coast of Portland, Maine. Explore Portland, Maine’s scenic landmarks in a unique and inspiring tour.

Portland City & Lighthouse 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 40 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

  •   Eric was a terrific tour guide. I loved that we got to see parts of Portland that we wouldn’t otherwise get to see. It was a very nice experience. Portland is lucky to have a hometown community builder and tour guide like Eric.

    Lottie N

      We had a great time during our tour yesterday. This is a young family-owned company, but wise in so many ways. Our driver, Chris, is a native-born “Portlander” with a wealth of knowledge about the city and its history, the lighthouses we visited and personal anecdotes to color the tour. Questions are encouraged and answers quick and knowledgeable. Totally enjoyable and interesting!

  •   Had as great overview of Portland, Maine; and being from California was very impressed with the lighthouses. Eric was our driver/guide (he is a local) and did a great job of showing us the highlights. Within walking distance of the cruise port, and there is a nice pub (Portland Beer Hub) on the corner of the meeting place.


      We had such a wonderful time on this tour. Eric was very knowledgeable about the area's history and sites. He has great suggestions on local places to eat, drink and shop. The 3 lighthouses were beautiful. This is a great way to see the highlights of Portland and then go exploring more yourself if you have time.

  •   This was a delightful experience. the driver Eric was great in talking about the Portland sights we were passing. Enough time to walk around and explore the beautiful Lighthouse park settings.

    Very nice comfortable van with only 9 passengers.
    I would recommend this for anyone.

    Ruth Z

      Eric provided a great and personal tour tailoring comments and ideas to the personalities of the group. Made an extra stop for a bakery treat. His love for the city and personal experiences make the tour feel like you are traveling with a friend. Loved his suggestions for other places in the city to eat and shop and we went to them. Highly recommend!

  •   I would have given 5 stars but the tour was too rushed. The tour guide and his family own the tour company and he said he would speak to his sister about extending the time allotted for each light house visit.

    Melody H

      Eric is the driver/tour-guide. He provided a smooth, detailed, enjoyable description and historical background of what we were seeing. He encouraged questions. We found our tour time just flew by. Groups are limited to eleven so one doesn’t feel like part of a cattle drive at each stop.

    I highly recommend this tour and early in one’s visit to Portland.

  •   Had a great time. Eric was very nice and well informed. The bus was comfortable and having a small group met that everyone got the attention they needed. Would recommend

    Jane M

      The driver was well versed in his knowledge of the city and its history. He also had life experiences of the fishing industry and growing up in the Old Port! He could also recommend places to eat and shop! Overall an extremely interesting and pleasant experience!


Pick Up Location

Portland beer Hub
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
  • 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