Portland Exploration: Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour


Visit historic sites, stunning architecture, and fabulous beaches with this combo of self-guided driving and walking tours in Portland, Maine.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


  • Highlights
    • Discover Portland's past, from Rum Riots to the Underground Railroad tales
    • Marvel at the Victoria Mansion and the historic and majestic Custom House
    • Follow literary footsteps at Longfellow Square
    • Explore Portland’s bustling Art District
    • Visit the Head Light, one of Maine’s most famous lighthouses
  • Full description
    Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 13+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Portland in 3-4 hours.

    Once downloaded, both tours begin outside the Visit Portland Center in downtown Portland. Your driving tour takes you first to the West End, packed with historical landmarks like the Danforth Inn and the Western...  more
  • Includes
    • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password for your tour(s).
      An audio guide, location-aware map, and storyteller — all in one mobile app tour.
      Our mission: To explore the world and its many stories. Join us!
      Excellent value: Buy only one tour per car. Don’t hassle with “per person” bus tickets.
      Ease of use: Stories auto-play based on your location so you don’t have to do anything once you’ve started.
      Offline map: Works without a cell signal or wifi once downloaded.
      Hidden gems: Visit often-missed spots and enrich your experience with little-known history.
      Flexibility: Explore at your own pace with no fixed schedule. Take a break, a hike, whatever, and pick up where you left off!
      No expiration date: Your tour is valid for life. Listen whenever, wherever, and however often you want.
      All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.
  • Exclude
    • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
      National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.