Sophisticated, yet down to earth, the seafaring City of Portland represents the heart, soul and strength of this bustling port. The warehouse district features wonderful restaurants where you can savor succulent, freshly caught lobsters and other treasures from the sea, pubs featuring a multitude of micro-brewed beers, art galleries, shops and museums. Not to be missed is a visit to the Maine Historical Society’s beautifully restored 1789 Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Gardens, the Maine Historical Society Museum and Brown Library, a three-in-one cultural bonanza, all just a short stroll from the city center.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 5 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 5 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Portland Highlights

    Enjoy a panoramic driving tour through the revitalized historic neighborhoods that define Portland, and then stop for photos at Portland Head Light, the state's oldest lighthouse.

    Depart from the pier for a scenic drive through the Old Port, where street lanterns highlight a gracious mix of architectural styles. Once the home of the warehouse district, the red brick buildings have been revitalized and transformed into charming restaurants, pubs, unique boutiques, and galleries. Continuing on, you'll pass through other historic areas such as the Eastern Promenade, which offers panoramic views of beautiful Casco Bay from atop Munjoy Hill.

    You'll also drive along vibrant Congress Street in the New Arts District, which has become the heart of Portland's cultural resurgence. It's home to the Portland Museum of Art, the State Theatre, Center for Maine History, and countless other cultural gems. The esteemed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow grew up in this beautiful district and in 1902 his boyhood house opened to the public, becoming the first house museum in Maine.

    A bit further south on Cape Elizabeth's rocky shore, you'll see Maine's oldest lighthouse, which perches on a headland in Fort Williams Park. First illuminated in 1791 using whale oil lamps, Portland Head Light stands 72 feet high and is made of stone. Longfellow was a frequent visitor and his poem "The Lighthouse" was inspired by his time there. A thirty-minute photo stop allows you time to peek into the historic lighthouse which contains a museum in the former keeper's quarters. Here, you can discover much about the area's maritime history and how the lighthouse played a key role. Afterwards, you'll drive back to the pier in Portland where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stop at Portland Head Light. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Lighthouses of Maine

    Lighthouse aficionados will love this tour of three historic beacons on Portland's rocky coastline, including Maine's oldest lighthouse.

    Depart from the pier and drive through historic Portland and past the Eastern Promenade, a grassy reserve that slopes gently to Casco Bay. The views are spectacular, as are the architectural landmarks that follow, such as the Portland Observatory and New Arts District.

    Before long, you'll arrive at Bug Light, an elegant cast-iron lighthouse with Corinthian columns that was modeled after an ancient Greek monument. Only 26 feet high, it was built in 1875 and soon became known as the "Bug" because of its small size. The lighthouse is the focal point of Bug Light Park, where you'll also see the Liberty Ship Memorial, which commemorates the more than 250 supply ships that were built here during World War II.

    Close by lies Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, a "sparkplug"-style lighthouse made of brick on a cylindrical cast-iron caisson. It was built in 1897 in response to the many vessels that ran aground on the dangerous ledge there. Now connected to the land by a breakwater, the lighthouse initially had a kerosene-fueled lantern that was electrified in 1934.

    A bit further south on Cape Elizabeth's rocky shore, you'll see Maine's oldest lighthouse. First illuminated in 1791, Portland Head Light also contains a museum in the former keeper's quarters. Inside, you'll discover much about the area's maritime history and how the lighthouse played a key role through permanent exhibits that display original artifacts and photos. Afterwards, you'll make the scenic one hour drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy to moderate walking that includes a few steps and some gravel surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Best of Maine

    This all-encompassing excursion presents the highlights of affluent Kennebunkport, a scenic river cruise, lunch at a classic Maine inn, and a stop at the state's oldest lighthouse.

    Your day begins with a scenic drive south to Kennebunkport, taking in the views of Maine's rocky shoreline along the way. A charming coastal village, Kennebunkport gained worldwide fame in the early 1990s as the summer residence of the George H.W. Bush family. The architecture here is extraordinarily stunning, as there are numerous restored homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the renowned Wedding Cake House.

    Upon arrival at Dock Square, you'll board your sightseeing boat for a picturesque cruise along the Kennebunk River. The boat affords wonderful views of the affluent community, the idyllic shoreline and landmarks like the Bush compound on Walker's Point. After the cruise, you'll have some free time in Dock Square to browse its collection of upscale shops, restaurants and art galleries.

    Rejoining your coach, it's on to Nonantum Resort, one of the oldest, most beautiful New England-style inns in Kennebunkport. Nonantum is a Native American Algonquian word meaning "blessing." Here, you'll enjoy a classic Maine luncheon with selections such as chowder, lobster roll (or chicken salad) and a blueberry-infused dessert.

    On the return to Portland, you'll stop at Fort Williams Park, home to the Portland Head Light where you will have time to take some photos. Maine's oldest lighthouse, it was first illuminated in 1791 using whale oil lamps. The lighthouse stands 72 feet high and contains a museum in the former keeper's quarters that celebrates the lighthouse's substantial role in keeping the seas safe. Following your stop, you'll drive directly back to the pier and your awaiting ship.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops and free time in Dock Square. There will be 6 large steps to negotiate when entering and exiting the boat. The tour may not be suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness and is not available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Best of Portland & Kennebunkport

    Get a wonderful overview of Portland during a panoramic driving tour, and then enjoy free time in one of the main shopping districts of Kennebunkport, an equally picturesque coastal village.

    Your tour commences with a scenic drive through the Old Port, a more than 100-year-old warehouse district that has been revitalized with dozens of quaint restaurants, unique stores and art galleries. Continuing on, you'll pass through other historic areas such as the leafy Eastern Promenade and the New Arts District, the heart of Portland's cultural resurgence.

    Before long, you'll come to lovely Fort Williams Park and stop for photos at the Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest lighthouse. First illuminated in 1791 using whale oil lamps, Portland Head Light stands 72 feet high and contains a museum in the former keeper's quarters that celebrates the lighthouse's substantial role in keeping the seas safe.

    Continuing south, you'll drive to Kennebunkport, a charming coastal village with stunning architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the famed Wedding Cake House where you'll make a brief photo stop. With its carved buttresses, spires and lacy spandrels, this 1826 home is one of the most photographed buildings in the state. You'll also see the George H.W. Bush family summer estate en route to Dock Square in the center of Kennebunkport. Upon arrival, you'll have just over 90-minutes of free time to shop, dine on your own, or just enjoy the seaside atmosphere. At the conclusion of your visit, you'll rejoin your coach and travel back to the pier in Portland. Those who are not on time for the return trip to Portland will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship, at their own expense.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops. There will be steps to negotiate at Portland Head Light and in Kennebunkport. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Kennebunkport & Scenic Cruise

    See affluent Kennebunkport from several revealing perspectives: driving past its landmark attractions, strolling its shop-lined streets, and cruising the Kennebunk River.

    From the pier you'll commence a scenic drive south to Kennebunkport, taking in the views of Maine's rocky shoreline along the way. A charming coastal village, Kennebunkport gained worldwide fame in the early 1990s as the summer residence of the George H.W. Bush family. The architecture here is extraordinarily stunning, as there are numerous restored homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the famed Wedding Cake House, which was built in 1826 and where you will have a brief photo stop. Be sure to notice its elegant carved buttresses, spires and lacy spandrels. It is no wonder the Wedding Cake House is one of the most photographed buildings in the state.

    Continuing on, you'll make your way to Dock Square where you'll board a boat for a picturesque cruise along the Kennebunk River. The boat affords wonderful views of the affluent community, the idyllic shoreline and landmarks like the Bush compound on Walker's Point. Originally called Point Vesuvius, this narrow strip of land juts into the Atlantic Ocean and has been owned by the Bush family since the late 19th century. During the presidency of George H.W. Bush, the home also served as the gathering spot for many world leaders.

    Following your sight-seeing cruise, you'll have approximately 90-minutes of free time in Dock Square, the town center and home to a collection of upscale shops, restaurants and art galleries. It's an excellent place to wander about, browse at your leisure and simply enjoy the seaside atmosphere. At the conclusion of your free time, you'll rejoin your coach and travel back to the pier in Portland, passing Walker's Point once again. Those who are not on time for the return trip to Portland will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship, at their own expense.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the photo stops and free time in Dock Square. There will be 6 large steps to negotiate when entering and exiting the boat. The tour may not be suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness and is not available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Portland's Waterfront & Lobster Pull

    Cruise into Casco Bay on a lobster boat to see how Maine's tastiest crustaceans make their way from the sea to your plate. Then, enjoy a walking tour of the Old Port.

    Take a short walk along the pier and board a nearby lobster boat that will transport you into the protected waters of surrounding Casco Bay. During the cruise, you'll learn about the life of the locals who work long hours pulling lobsters from the bottom of the sea. You'll also discover plenty of interesting and sometimes unusual facts about the habits of lobsters. For instance, just as humans are right-handed or left-handed, lobsters have a dominant claw that they favor.

    Once the boat reaches the lobster traps, you can help pull them from the sea and empty their contents or if you prefer, just sit back and watch. You never know what will be inside as rock crabs; snails and starfish are as likely to be captured as Maine lobsters. It's also fascinating to discover how the lobsters are sorted into categories that include hardshells, shedders, shorts and culls.

    After returning to the pier, you'll embark on a walking tour of the Old Port, a more than 100-year-old warehouse district that has been revitalized with dozens of quaint restaurants, unique stores and art galleries. It's quite the experience to stroll along the waterfront, the chatter of seagulls carrying through the cobbled streets on the fresh sea air. After the tour, you may choose to walk back to the ship with your guide or stay in the Old Port and do some further exploring on your own, returning to the ship at your leisure.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking. There will be cobblestone surfaces and a few steps to negotiate. The tour may not be suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness and is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Foodie Walking Tour of Portland

    Embark on a 2-hour walking tour in one of Portland's hottest neighborhoods. This tour will showcase not only the social and culinary history of the town but the current award winning scene as we taste our way through town.

    Along this tour, guests will taste the talents of a myriad of hard working, local culinary artisans, showcasing locally sourced ingredients from the land and the sea. We will take a leisurely stroll of less than one mile on flat services to 4 various partners in town, winding up either in the heart of the Old Port or brought back to the ship, whichever you prefer. Tastes and visits include an award-winning brewery and bakery, one of Portland's oldest purveyors and most popular lunchtime spots, and more, all serving up plenty of delicious food for lunch!

    Please note: This tour includes just under 2-hours of moderate walking/standing. There will be cobblestone surfaces and a few steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Portland Highlights & Victoria Mansion

    Following an enlightening drive through Portland, you'll tour a spectacular mansion that stands as one of the Northeast's finest examples pre-Civil War grandeur.

    Depart from the pier for a scenic drive through the Old Port, a more than 100-year-old warehouse district that has been revitalized with dozens of quaint restaurants, unique stores and art galleries. Continuing on, you'll pass through other historic neighborhoods, taking in the views of beautiful Casco Bay and architectural landmarks such as the New Arts District, the leafy East and West Promenades, and the Portland Observatory, which was built in 1807.

    Arriving at Victoria Mansion, you'll be treated to a guided tour of this remarkable home that was originally built between 1858 and 1860 for $400,000 as a summer residence for a wealthy proprietor of luxury hotels. Incredibly, after being damaged by a hurricane in 1938, it was almost demolished to make way for a gas station.

    Now a National Historic Landmark, Victoria Mansion is covered with earth-toned Connecticut brownstone and exemplifies the Italian villa style that was fashionable in the mid-19th century. The interiors are stunning and feature period furnishings, a painted "trompe l'oeil" wall, enormous mirrors, and sumptuous fabrics. When built, it was state of the art with conveniences such as hot and cold running water, gas lighting and a bell system to summon servants. The Turkish Smoking Room is particularly interesting because of its rare Islamic-inspired wall and ceiling paintings. Following the tour, you'll have a brief opportunity to visit the gift shop before re-boarding your coach and returning to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy to moderate walking/standing. There will be a few steps to negotiate at the entrance to Victoria Mansion and there is no elevator access to the second floor. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Explore the Coast By Bike & On Foot

    Bicycle along a popular coastal promenade to the state park on forested Mackworth Island, where you will hike along a picturesque loop trail before bicycling back to Portland.

    Meeting at the pier, you’ll receive a safety briefing and helmet and then begin your biking adventure. Riding a bicycle allows you an amazing up-close view of the area.

    As you pedal along the tree-lined Eastern Promenade, you can expect to see other bikers, joggers and walkers enjoying this waterfront trail. The promenade was built along a former rail corridor and offers spectacular views of Casco Bay.

    Every so often, you will pause for the guide to elaborate on the significance of landmarks like Fort Gorges, which perches on uninhabited Hog Island. The fort wasn’t finished until the end of the Civil War, by which time weaponry had changed making it obsolete.

    Later, you will learn fascinating facts about Bug Lighthouse, which was once just a wooden tower, and the Casco Bay Islands, also known as the Calendar Islands because there are supposedly 365 of them.

    Upon reaching Mackworth Island, you will hop off your bike for a one mile hike along a trail that encircles the island. In 1946 Maine’s governor set aside the island “as a sanctuary for wild beasts and birds,” and in fact, buried his own dogs here. During your hike you may also spot seagulls and ospreys.

    After leaving Mackworth Island, you will pedal back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of biking and 60 minutes of hiking. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Athletic clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, closed-toe shoes are recommended. A helmet (mandatory) will be provided. The local operator requires that all participants sign a waiver before being allowed to take part in the tour. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the tour’s commencement are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty.

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