This sightseeing tour by motor coach takes in the picturesque, historic, and entertaining city of Portland which incorporates the character and charm of its past with a developing urban community. Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards (optional) over even surfaces with 2 - 3 steps.
Picturesque, historic, and entertaining, the lively city of Portland incorporates the character and charm of its past with a developing urban community. Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the quaint streets of 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 transformed into charming restaurants, pubs, unique boutiques, and galleries. Continuing past a number of historic Victorian homes and neighborhoods, you will enjoy terrific views of Casco Bay and the islands from the East End Promenade. Passing through the urban center, you will see Portland's new Arts District, as well as the thriving commercial and business district.
Situated just outside the city center and along the beautiful rocky coast of Cape Elizabeth is Fort Williams. Once a military outpost for coastal defense, it is now the home of the oldest lighthouse in Maine. First illuminated on January 10, 1791, the Portland Head Light has since stood at the gateway to Portland Harbor for mariners traveling Maine's perilous coast. A short photo stop will be made before returning to your ship.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards (optional) over even surfaces with 2 - 3 steps.