The Scenic Route Maine Tours
 The Scenic Route Maine Tours           

Maine Tours From the Portland Harbor

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Excellent rating on TripAdvisor!!!

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, 15 passenger vans, putting maximum 12 passengers in them.  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!

 

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.  Less expensive tours 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...

Book a 10:45 am TourBook a 1:15 pm Tour

City & Lighthouse Tour

~ 1 hour & 50 minutes ~           $27.50

 

This is the best way to get a taste of what our great city of Portland 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, delightful and unique cities in our nation.

 

We sell the LEAST expensive tickets to the VICTORIA MANSION!  $13pp Ask when you check in for your tour!

MAY Tour Times:

 

10:45 AM

Sorry no tours on Sundays

 

Eventbrite - City & Lighthouse Tour - 10:45 AM

1:15 PM 

Sorry no tours on Sundays

 

Eventbrite - City & Lighthouse Tour - 1:15 PM

June 1st-September 7th Tour Times:

 

10:45 AM 

Sorry no tours on Sundays

Eventbrite - City & Lighthouse Tour - 10:45 AM

1:15 PM

Sorry no tours on Sundays

Eventbrite - City & Lighthouse Tour - 1:15 PM

If you are coming to town on a cruise ship in Sept/Oct, please clink the CRUISE PASSENGERS tab

5 Lighthouse Tour

~ 2 hours & 20 minutes ~              $31

 

The rocky and spectacular coastline near Portland, ME is studded with lighthouses dating back 200 years. Visit Maine's famous coastline known for it's jagged and dramatic cliffs, while adding 5 lighthouses to your vacation scrapbook. Learn about the history of lighthouses, each with it's own charm and story...all in 2 hours and 20 minutes! On our 5 Lighthouse Tour, you will stick to the shoreline visiting 3 prominent lighthouses and in addition, see Ram Island Ledge Light, Two Lights and stunning Kettle Cove. Visiting from land allows you to experience a keeper's perspective from long ago. Better seen by land than sea, we get up close and personal. Spend at least 20 minutes at each lighthouse for the ultimate photograph and exploration. Midway through the tour, we will stop by SCRATCH Baking Co. and enjoy the best cookie you've ever had (included). We are very excited to offer this one of a kind tour in the Portland area.

Summer 2015 Tour Times: 

 

June 18th-September 7th

 

10:30 AM

Sorry no tours on Sundays

Eventbrite - 5 Lighthouse Tour - 10:30 AM

1:30 PM

Sorry no tours on Sundays

 

Eventbrite - 5 Lighthouse Tour - 1:30 PM

The Best of the Scenic Route Combo

~ City & Lighthouse Tour (1 hour & 50 mins)   PLUS the   5 Lighthouse Tour      (2 hours & 20 mins) ~               $54

 

In our combo deal, you will get our City & Lighthouse Tour PLUS our popular 5 Lighthouse Tour for a discount! Many of our guests enjoy both tours and it guarantees the maximum sightseeing in Portland. Choose which tour to do first with a 30mins - 45mins break inbetween tours. The only repetitive experience is 30 minutes of free time at Portland Head Light but not without more wonderful stories and information. Visiting again will allow you to experience the BEST voted lobster roll in all of Portland. This gives you time to really enjoy the park, while savoring your delicious lobster roll (which is served 5 different ways!) Don't forget your dessert is included with one of the best cookies you'll ever taste from our local Scratch Bakery. Sign up and save today!
*In town for a few days? You can use the combo on 2 different days, one today & one tomorrow. The order form will allow you to choose this option at the end.

 

We sell the LEAST expensive tickets to the VICTORIA MANSION! $13pp Ask when you check in for your tour!

 

Sorry no tours on Sundays

Eventbrite - Best of The Scenic Route Combo

Kennebunkport Tour

~ 3 hours & 30 mins ~               $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 breathtaking 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 and other stunning mansions. Sit back, relax and enjoy our beautiful state!

 

Minimum of four is required for this tour, feel free to call and inquire.

Eventbrite - City & Lighthouse Tour - 10:45 AM Eventbrite - City & Lighthouse Tour - 1:15 PM

Contact Us

The Scenic Route Maine Tours
177 Commerical St., Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: 207-518-3342

 

Email Us

TheScenicRouteMeTours@gmail.com

 

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3 of us took 2 of their tours and had Denise as an excellent guide. We first went on a city and lighthouse tour - especially loved the lighthouse, then the Kennebunkport tour. Denise was very knowledgeable about Portland and Maine in general. The city is very nice and full of many restaurants as well as other attractions. We went up to an old fort area with such magnificent views of the harbor. The Kennebunkport tour was so enjoyable, with a stop in the town of Kennebunk for lunch and shopping. (Could have been longer.) We saw the many "cottages" for summer residents as well as the Bush family homes. A great area to tour and better than opting for a Freeport shopping tour. Just know that you are in a van with as many as 13 people. That is not for everyone.
Rating: 5
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Took two consecutive tours with Scenic Route Maine Tours. The first was a city and lighthouse tour and the other was Kenneport. The city and lighthouse tour was just under 2 hours and the Kenneport tour was about 3-1/2 hours. Our tour guide was Don who did an excellent job. We were fortunate in having a lovely day. Highly recommend this experience for visitors to Portland, ME. It gave us a good taste of the city and served as an incentive to come back to Portland again.
Rating: 5
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This tour is a great way for a visitor to learn about Portland. This was my first trip to Maine and seeing the largest city in Maine via a guided tour was a great idea.
Rating: 5
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We came to visit people while we visited friends we met Vietnam. So glad we took them up on their offer. It was a very beautiful place to visit and the lobster was the highlight.
Rating: 5
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My boyfriend and I went up to Portland for our 2 year anniversary and booked the City and Lighthouse Tour. Roger was our driver, and he was very engaging and funny! We had never been to Portland before, so this was the perfect way to get acquainted with the city. We were given history on the city and got to see some of it's more popular attractions and very interesting buildings. The Portland Head Lighthouse was gorgeous as well, and having the time to go around and explore the park and see the lighthouse out of the van was really cool. It was cloudy, cold and rainy but we enjoyed the tour very much and would definitely love to take another Scenic Route tour if we go back! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
Rating: 5

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