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Sail Date: October 2018
A lively, lovely small city with plenty of artisan bakeries, craft breweries and a good art gallery. Also highly recommend the Portland City and Lighthouse Tour with the Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours.
A lively, lovely small city with plenty of artisan bakeries, craft breweries and a good art gallery. Also highly recommend the Portland City and Lighthouse Tour with the Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2018
Nice historic center, nice walk on the Eastern promenade and down to the beach where I looked for shells and relaxed. Don't miss the historic cemetery on the way to the eastern promenade. It's a small place, very walkable. ... Read More
Nice historic center, nice walk on the Eastern promenade and down to the beach where I looked for shells and relaxed. Don't miss the historic cemetery on the way to the eastern promenade. It's a small place, very walkable. Watch for lighthouses while you sail in and out. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2018
The heat wave we had encountered in Boston (the high there on October 9 was 86) got worse in Portland. It only got to 84 in the shade but the sun was blisteringly hot (my guess is about 92). We had scheduled a food tour (Old Port Culinary ... Read More
The heat wave we had encountered in Boston (the high there on October 9 was 86) got worse in Portland. It only got to 84 in the shade but the sun was blisteringly hot (my guess is about 92). We had scheduled a food tour (Old Port Culinary Walking Tour) with Maine Foodie Tours. That turned out to be a HUGE mistake. First, we were told that our party (of 8) would be the only people on the tour and SURPRISE there were eight other people on the tour. The tour started at 10:00 AM when we all met at the Old Portland Wine Shop. We were hoping to have wine but the tour never went inside. Instead we moved to the back of the building next door, a spice shop. The shop was supposed to have AC and it might have but we couldn't tell. 16 of us were crushed into a space about 8 feet by 10 feet where we had to stand for about an hour while we first tasted a tiny glass of mead (honey wine) and then some of the worst macaroni and cheese with I have ever had with tiny bits of lobster in it to put some of the spices from the shop on. In the meantime our guide told us some fun Portland and food facts. When we were done eating (by now it is at least 11:00 am) our guide said you can now look at the rest of the store while I do the dishes...DO THE DISHES! On our time? Most of us went back outside and walked down the street as it was about 90 inside the shop which faced the full sun while our guide cleaned up for about 25 minutes. By now it is almost 11:30 and we have not been offered water (even though some of the spices we tried were pretty spicy) and it is HOT and we were off to our second place. On the way our guide (who somehow had no clue that most of her tour were seniors and perishing in the heat) just took her sweet time getting us to the second place. And that friends is as much as I can tell you. My wife and I had heat exhaustion and she and I abandoned the tour and took an Uber back to the ship. Our friends went on with the rest of the tour and told us later that the food was mediocre and that even though we had started the tour with very little food, at the end there was a ton. So much that they couldn't even eat it. One of the things everyone was looking forward to was the lobster rolls but by the time they got to where they were served, they were too stuffed to eat them. Now we have done food tours in more than 10 cities including two here in Seattle, one in NYC, one in Amsterdam, one in Québec and others in Portland, Oregon, Sante Fe, Savannah and Victoria, BC. This was the worst. It was so bad that I refused to take money from the other six people who were touring with us. I had paid for the tickets in advance so I am stuck but I couldn't in good conscience charge them. Never tour with this company! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Fun leaning about the Architectural History of Portland, but the conveyance's plastic window made for a humid foggy view on a cold rainy day. we had scheduled other options that were cancelled due to weather or mechanical issues.
Fun leaning about the Architectural History of Portland, but the conveyance's plastic window made for a humid foggy view on a cold rainy day. we had scheduled other options that were cancelled due to weather or mechanical issues. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Booked the city and Arcadia tour but because of bad weather we couldn't go to the top ofthe mountian. Yet we still had a wonderful tour.
Booked the city and Arcadia tour but because of bad weather we couldn't go to the top ofthe mountian. Yet we still had a wonderful tour. Read Less

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