Join our Detailed Journey's Getaway to Portland, Maine!
Portland is the perfect destination for a memorable weekend adventure. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities, delicious seafood, or a quaint city to explore, Portland has it all. Our Getaways are less structured than our Small Group Tours, allowing you to customize your visit! We help by providing curated recommendations, as well as offer a few optional experiences you can add on to your trip. We also coordinate participants who want to do the same things, so you can go together. It's another way we help you travel easier!
Upon arrival Friday, you can support the local Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball team! Or perhaps you might like to head down to Thompson's Point for Summer Sunsets Live, where you can enjoy local food trucks and libations as you take in the beautiful sunset.
Included on Saturday is a private, half-day tour of the three local lighthouses: Portland Headlight, Spring Point Ledge Light, and Bug Light! We'll start by picking up beverages from Burundi Star Coffee to enjoy on the ride. At each lighthouse your Trip Leader and local, Kate, will tell you the history and then you'll have time to take photos and walk through the parks, taking in the coastline, Casco Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll have time Saturday afternoon and Sunday to enjoy the city's charming Old Port district, where you can browse art galleries, the Portland Museum of Art, boutique shops, and historic landmarks, taste our local brews, and sample our famous food scene. While in Portland, we also highly recommend getting out on the water as well!
Benefits of Traveling Easier to Portland with Detailed Journeys:
Build community, make new travel friends and sharing experiences together.
Your private trip leader will be onsite for anything you need and act as a local guide as well.
Your included lighthouse tour is private, includes a beverage that supports a local Black-owned shop, takes you right up to the lighthouses, and is less rushed than tours you'd book on your own.
Your pre-trip services include travel consulting for choosing how you'll get to and from Portland and what you'll do while there.
Your included hotel price was locked in months in advance! Hotels in Portland are extremely expensive during the warmer months, so we made sure to book ours ahead of time to help you save. The rate for the one we have booked has already increased $127 for the same dates!
We've organized optional experiences that you can add to your trip and not have to worry about purchasing tickets yourself.
This tour is open to anyone who is 18+.
Your $300 non-refundable deposit is due at booking.