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Portland, United States-port

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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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Best of Maine
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Best of Portland & Kennebunkport
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Botanical Gardens & Freeport Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Foodie Walking Tour of Portland
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Kennebunkport & Scenic Cruise
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Lighthouses of Maine
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Maine Maritime Museum & Bath Iron Works
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Portland Highlights
    Seated Tour
  • Portland Highlights & Victoria Mansion
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Portland's Waterfront & Lobster Pull
    Light Activity /Walking

Best of Maine

Light Activity /Walking Meal

Duration: 6 hours

Tour Code: PTN-010

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.