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Day 2 - Hidden Old Port Historical Walking Tour

Day 2 - Hidden Old Port Historical Walking Tour

Duration: 1hr

Available: Day 2 8:30 am

Activity Level: Moderate - Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.



Step into the past, quite literally, as you discover the nooks and crannies of Portland where tour buses cannot go and enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the city’s historic working waterfront and the Old Port district.



  • Follow your knowledgeable and entertaining guide into the heart of the Old Port toward the sparkling waters of Casco Bay and admire the beautiful Victorian-era buildings lining the winding cobblestone streets.
  • Learn about the city’s past and present, as you pass by a number of historic landmarks, including the U.S. Custom House (a Renaissance-style building and a symbol of the region’s maritime history) and the Mariner's Church, and listen to insightful - often untold – stories about the people of all backgrounds and identities who shaped modern Portland.
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the city’s sights on your own with recommendations from your guide, before returning to your awaiting ship with a newfound appreciation for the storied history and multicultural heritage of Portland.
  • Feel inspired by an inclusive, empowering, and surprising constellation of tales you won't hear on other tours.


Important details and advisements

  • Tour involves about one mile of walking, including some uneven sidewalks and staircases totaling no more than 24 steps. Staircases can be avoided upon request.
  • Tour route is fully wheelchair accessible. Pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • A portion of every ticket sale will help fund the restoration of the Abyssinian Meeting House, Maine's oldest—and America's third oldest—standing African American church building.
  • Guests will be dropped off in Post Office Park in the Old Port and will be required to return to the ship on their own (distance is approx. 0.5 miles). Your guide will provide easy walking directions.


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