Beyond the Old Port


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids must be ready to walk in the city.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

a walking tour of scenic and historic Portland

This two-hour walking tour covers much of historic Portland. In addition to the Old Port area, the tour route includes Portland's working waterfront, the Eastern Promenade, Munjoy Hill, with views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands, the historic downtown, and the arts district. You'll learn of Portland's colorful past, and also the present: the vibrant music and arts scene and the restaurants that make Portland "America's Foodiest Small Town", according to Bon Appétit magazine. The discussion will also stray into craft beer.


The specific itinerary may vary with our starting location and your interests. Usually, we will start on the waterfront, walk east to the Eastern Promenade, continue to the top of Munjoy Hill, then to the downtown area, the Arts district, and turn into the Old Port for an overview of the architecture, shopping, and restaurants. We will return to our starting point by way of the historic working waterfront.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Weather, traffic, and your interests may slightly affect the duration of the tour.



What’s Included

Other: A private walking and sightseeing tour of the waterfront and downtown area. Your party will have my full attention.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 USD - You may wish to buy a coffee or other beverage and a snack during the tour.

What’s Extra

Other: Any personal purchases, such as food, beverages, souvenirs, etc. are not included.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our walking tour by Jeff Lyons was on Monday, Oct. 8. He was fabulous! I'll give him a ten! and I always recommend ToursbyLocals.
Micki Hermansen

Read More Reviews For This Tour
Private tour guide Jeff

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Jeff L.

Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Jeff L.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Beyond the Old Port

Beyond the Old Port

a walking tour of scenic and historic Portland

125 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

learn more
Portland On Tap

Portland On Tap


Rum, "the Maine Law," a Riot, and the Craft Beer Boom

160 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more
Port and Lighthouse Tour

Port and Lighthouse Tour


a big walk for the adventurous, highlighting the city's history as,...

180 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

learn more
Portland and Lighthouses

Portland and Lighthouses

A Walk through Portland to nearby lighthouses, with a return by Water,...

240 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

learn more