We are a LOCAL, family owned and operated tour company sharing with you what we love about our charming city of Portland and great state of Maine! All of our tours are conducted in comfortable, air conditioned, 20 passenger shuttle bus vehicles. All tours are fully narrated by LOCAL Mainers. Our friendly, fun, and knowledgeable guides love what they do and want to share their excitement with you!
Due to the overwhelming demand for our tours when cruise ships are in town, we have shifted our focus. We will only be operating on days that ships are visiting Portland (excluding private tours). What does this mean? Whether you are a cruise passenger or not, you can tour with us on those select days. All days of operation are visible through our reservations.
We also provide private tours that are customizable and available anytime with ample notice. Reservations required. All private tours are conducted in a 12 passenger van unless the group is larger. Please call 207.518.3342 for details and bookings.
Why choose The Scenic Route Maine Tours LLC? Our small group style means a lot to us. It allows for more interaction, exceptional service and an opportunity for us to answer any questions and provide personal recommendations. Our stellar TripAdvisor reviews proves that small groups and excellent value, combined with premium quality are a great mix. Other companies use larger vehicles with more people which allows for little to no interaction. With our LOCAL and knowledgeable guides you can enjoy traditional highlights of the area AND get a backstage view of traditional, daily Maine life. Join us and discover The Scenic Route 'small group' difference, we are here to make your Portland experience a memorable one. Let's get to know each other...
City & Lighthouse Tour
~ 1 hour & 50 minutes ~ $31
This is the best way to get a taste of what our great city of has to offer. First introducing city highlights including the Portland Observatory, Fort Allen Park, Longfellow Square, The Victoria Mansion, and the vibrant Arts District. After making your way through the city known for its contemporary flair, sit back and relax as we make our way to Fort Williams Park, home of Portland Head Light. Here we will set you free for 30 minutes (longer than any tour in town) alongside Maine's oldest and North America's most photographed lighthouse. Take in the awe inspiring views of our famous rocky coastline and breath in the salty air. While making our way back downtown, hear more about what has shaped the small city of Portland into one of the most historical and unique cities in the nation.
We have the BEST City & Lighthouse Tour in Portland!
We sell the LEAST expensive tickets to the VICTORIA MANSION! $13pp Ask when you check in for your tour!
~ 3 hours & 30 minutes ~ $57
Enjoy the scenic drive to the lovely seaside village of Kennebunkport. Here the lobster men still rule and locals treat you as a long lost friend. You will hear about the town's history, see the one of a kind Wedding Cake House and stunning ocean vistas. You will have 90 minutes of free time to enjoy however you please, with no lack of ways to spend your time! Don't forget to try one of the best lobster rolls in the country at the Food Network's featured, "The Clam Shack," right downtown. On the way back we will drive by Walker's Point, where you will see the picturesque Bush summer home. Because we use smaller vehicles, we have access to many places that the larger tour buses cannot get to. Sit back, relax and enjoy our beautiful state.