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.