Silversea Luxury Cruises A Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine The largest city in Maine, Portland was founded in 1632 on the Casco Bay Peninsula. It quickly prospered through shipbuilding and the export of inland pines which made excellent masts. A long line of wooden wharves stretched along the seafront, with the merchants' houses on the hillside above. From the earliest days it was a cosmopolitan city. View more

When the railroads came, the Canada Trunk Line had its terminal right on Portland's quayside, bringing the produce of Canada and the Great Plains one hundred miles closer to Europe than any other major U.S. port. Some of the wharves are now occupied by new condominium developments, with the exception of the Customs House Wharf, which remains much as it used to be. Grand Trunk Station was torn down in 1966 and a revitalization program of this historic section was spearheaded by a group of committed residents. The result was the revival of the Old Port Exchange District with its redbrick streets built in the 1860s following a disastrous fire. The area today features a wide variety of restaurants, specialty and antique shops, and makes for a pleasant place for a stroll. Congress Street and its many side streets are an engaging mixture of culture, commerce and history. Art is everywhere, from the Portland Museum of Art to the many statues and monuments throughout the city. Other points of interest include the Portland Observatory, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's childhood home, several colonial mansions and Fort Williams Park, with the adjacent Portland Head Light. Farther afield one can visit the charming yachting and fishing village of Kennebunkport, also noted as the locale of the home and summer White House of former President George Bush. Going Ashore in Portland Pier Information The ship is scheduled to dock at the Portland Ocean Terminal, a very easy walk to the Old Port District located about two blocks away. Taxis are available at the pier. Shopping A wide range of Maine-made clothing, crafts and imported items can be found in shops along the cobblestone streets of the quaint Old Port Exchange. Small boutiques and numerous art galleries feature everything from paintings, crafts and furniture to prints and photographs. Antique lovers will enjoy browsing through area shops. Bargain hunters may want to visit the designer factory outlet shops in Freeport. On Sundays, most shops are open from 12:00 noon to 5:00-6:00 p.m. The local currency is the dollar. Cuisine Portland has the most restaurants per capita, second only to San Francisco. Eating establishments are as diverse as the menus they offer. The fresh catch of the day can be found on most menus, but seafood is only one of many culinary delights. From specialty coffee houses and ethnic restaurants to chowder and lobster houses to elegant dining rooms, Portland makes it easy to please every palate. Other Sights Longfellow's "City by the Sea" Portland is a walkable city, and a good place to start exploring is at the Old Port with its striking buildings comprising a bevy of architectural styles, ranging from Italianate to Mansard, Queen Anne to Greek Revival. The charming streets house an amazing collection of shops, galleries, bookstores and restaurants. Congress Street and the Arts District reflect the changes of 350 years of history, boasting an engaging mixture of culture and commerce. Portland Museum of Art The museum's award-winning building is a blend of 1911 Beaux Arts and 1983 post-modernism. It houses one of New England's finest art collections. Don't miss the museum's indoor Sculpture Garden. Portland Observatory Built in 1807, this is a rare example of a signal tower from which signal flags would be flown to identify incoming vessels. Factory Outlets of Freeport About a 25-minute drive north of Portland (approximately $35 one way for a taxi), this shopping mecca is crammed with serious shoppers who come from as far away as New York. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Tour Office on board.

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Excursões em Portland, Maine

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Portland at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Portland during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights. Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van, and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Portland during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights. Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car, and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Portland at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Sporting Clays Discovery School

Experience the thrill of shooting clay targets during this memorable, half-day excursion to Freeport.


Freeport and LL Bean Store

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Freeport. Located on the north shore of beautiful Casco Bay, Freeport is renowned for its rich history and recreational opportunities. Upon arrival in Freeport, proceed to the flagship LL Bean store. Here, meet your instructor and proceed to the Sporting Clays Discovery School's starter course.


Sporting Clays Discovery School

Exhilarating and fun, sporting clays isn't just for hunters. The starter course is ideal for beginning shooters and individuals who have never shot a shotgun before. Receive your safety instructions and basic pointers on shooting clay targets with shotguns. Afterward, participate in a brief exercise to determine eye dominance, and learn the correct stance to properly shoot a shotgun and effectively hit a target. Upon completion of your shooting and safety instructions, begin your shooting session with an expert instructor by your side, who offers feedback and tips whilst you shoot clay targets. All safety and shooting gear is provided.


Shopping

Following your shooting experience, some free time is made available to browse the numerous outlet shops in Freeport. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.25 miles (about 0.4 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and bottled water from the ship. No prior shooting experience is required. Shooting equipment and safety gear is provided. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour; guests 17 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. This tour operates rain or shine.

Pharos and Photos

Experience the spectacular coastline and historic lighthouses of Portland during this delightful, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Bug Light

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive through historic Portland. Along the way, pass by the Eastern Promenade, which offers splendid panoramic vistas of Casco Bay, the Portland Observatory, new Arts District, and thriving commercial and business districts. Your first stop is at the Bug Light, a steel structure lined with brick, that was first lit in 1875 as an aid to navigation for this busy port.


Liberty Ship Memorial

Next, visit the Liberty Ship Memorial, dedicated to the 266 ships built on this site during World War II. Commonly known as 'American Ugly Ducklings' these vessels were the workhorses of the WWII fleet, carrying cargoes of grain, mail, ore, ammo, trucks, and troops in the fabled horizon-filling convoys.


Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

From here, a short drive takes you to the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, a typical 'sparkplug' style brick lighthouse constructed on a cylindrical cast-iron caisson. Many vessels ran aground on this dangerous ledge before requests from seven steamship companies in 1891 convinced the government to build a lighthouse.


Fort Williams

Your tour continues with a ride along Cape Elizabeth's rocky coast to Fort Williams, once a military outpost for coastal defence and now home of Maine's oldest lighthouse, the Portland Head Light. First illuminated on January 10, 1791, it has since stood at the gateway to Portland Harbour for mariners traveling Maine's perilous coast. Upon arrival enjoy some free time to tour the lighthouse's museum and former keeper's quarters.The museum chronicles the history of the Portland Head Light and Fort Williams through permanent exhibits displaying original artifacts and documents, navigational aids, lenses, video displays, models and photography.

At the conclusion of the tour re-board the vehicle for the scenic drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.50 miles (about 0.8 kilometres), at times over uneven ground, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 89 steps to the top of the Portland Head Lighthouse. Ascending the lighthouses is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Portland Highlights, Lighthouses & Museum of Art

Explore the history, art and charm of Portland during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion through the city and its environs.


Old Port, Eastern Promenade & City Sights

Depart the pier for the scenic, one-hour drive through the quaint streets of the Old Port. Once the home of the warehouse district, its red brick buildings have been transformed into charming restaurants, pubs, unique boutiques, and galleries. As you drive along the Eastern Promenade, pass by historic Fort Allen Park for a spectacular view of Casco Bay, its islands and your ship. Your drive continues past the city's most celebrated landmarks, including the Portland Observatory.


Portland Museum of Art & Art Galleries

Next, pass through the urban centre, home of Portland's commercial and business districts and the new Arts District. A visit is then made to the Portland Museum of Art. Upon arrival, learn about Maine's most famous artists, including Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Marsden Hartley, and Andrew Wyeth, and explore their works. Before leaving the museum, proceed to the Winslow Homer Gallery and the Maine Art Gallery to view additional displays of art.


Western Promenade & Portland Head Light

Your drive resumes along the Western Promenade to see one of America's best-preserved Victorian residential neighbourhoods. Built on a cliff's edge rising 175 feet (53 metres) above sea level, the Western Promenade was entered into the National Register of Historical Places in 1982. Your last stop is at the Portland Head Light. Maine's oldest lighthouse, it was first illuminated on January 10, 1791.


Following a photo stop here, commence the brief drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Since walking is at the discretion of each guest, this tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a folding wheelchair, able to climb steps to get on and off the coach. Warm, layered clothing is recommended. The order of sights seen may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Kennebunkport Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Kennebunkport. Upon arrival in this charming coastal village, view stunning Federal- and Victorian-style homes built by wealthy sea captains and merchants in the 1700s and 1800s. Pass by a few of Maine's most famous homes, the Wedding Cake House and Walker's Point, home to the Bush Estate and former Summer White House, where world leaders often visited.


Scenic Cruise & Lunch at the Nonantum Resort

A stop is made in the centre of town at Dock Square. Here, embark Kyle's Chance for a 50-minute sightseeing cruise and take in panoramic views of Walker's Point and Maine's rugged rock coast. Following your cruise, some time is made available to explore the art galleries, antique shops and upscale stores in the town centre. Afterward, proceed for a lobster roll lunch at the Nonantum Resort, one of the oldest and most beautiful New England-style inns in Kennebunkport.


Fort Williams & Portland Head Light

Next, re-board your coach for the drive to Fort Williams Park. Located on the rocky coast in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine, this former military outpost is the home of the Portland Head Light. Maine's oldest lighthouse, it was first illuminated on January 10, 1791.


Some free time is made available to explore and photograph the lighthouse before commencing the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over even, uneven and gravel surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate. Since walking is at the discretion of each guest, this tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a folding wheelchair, able to get on and off the coach via steps. Warm, layered clothing is recommended. Lunch is at each guest's own expense. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.