Portland self-guided audio tour

14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME, USA, Portland, Maine, United States of America
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What To Expect

Once downloaded, your Portland tour begins at the Visit Portland Center. From there, you’ll drive down Commercial Street and hear about the city's industrial beginnings. Along the way, you’ll see the wonderfully preserved Victoria Mansion, dating back to 1858. That’s followed by the even older Danforth Inn, which goes back to 1823.As you drive up the Western Promenade, you’ll hear about some famous folks who were laid to rest in Portland, including the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (a statue of whom you’ll see next in Longfellow Square) after that is the Art District—perfect for picking up a souvenir—followed by a church that was once destroyed by the British.Continuing toward the shore, you’ll pass the site of an observatory that once guided ships into Portland’s occasionally treacherous harbor. Then, you’ll spot a couple of picturesque lighthouses, perfect for any photo collection.Next is the Eastern Promenade, a 68-acre seaside park sporting unforgettable ocean views. Then you’ll see the strange and controversial “baked beans” building before passing through Old Port again for a second chance to stop at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants and boutiques.After passing a statue of Portland’s own John Ford, you’ll cross the Casco Bay Bridge into South Portland, home to a quieter community than its buzzing northern neighbor. Finally, you’ll arrive at Fort Williams Park, full of beauty and history. The tour concludes here.

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Important info

Know in advance:

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions immediately to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do not wait until you are onsite
  • Works perfectly without cellular or Wi-Fi with offline maps
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • The audio stories play on their own based on your location. You can start anytime and pause anywhere
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid for an entire year - from the moment of booking. You can use it multiple times over multiple trips
  • This tour is an audio tour guide and not an attraction entrance ticket
What's included
Audio-guided tour
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Know Before You Go

Tour the cobbled streets of beautiful Old Port. Get to know the city’s unique history, from the Revolution to today. Explore at your own pace without the hassle of a tour group. Take photos of picturesque Maine lighthouses

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
Meeting Point

The tour automatically begins playing when you reach the starting point.