Kennebunkport
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Boston: Kennebunkport Day Trip with Optional Lobster Tour

1. Boston: Kennebunkport Day Trip with Optional Lobster Tour

Admire both the New England Coast and the state of Maine on this semi-private, fully-narrated day trip from Boston. Start with a prearranged pickup from your hotel. Once aboard, begin your journey to Kennebunkport, Maine. Make some photo stops at some scenic locations along the coast of New England, including a 1-hour stop in the historical town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine. Once in Kennebunkport, enjoy some time to explore this popular summer vacation retreat and do some shopping.  Add a lobster tour to your day trip to enjoy a quick visit to Walkers Point where former President Bush has a summer vacation home. After spending the day cherishing Maine’s coastal culture, sit back and relax on the ride back to your Boston hotel.

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Kennebunkport: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

2. Kennebunkport: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Step into the quiet neighborhoods of the first residents during this 2-hour guided walking tour through the historic district of Kennebunkport, Maine. Learn from your local guide about the interesting history of the town as well as amusing anecdotes from the days of being a flourishing shipbuilding town. The tour begins at the Dock Square and will immediately take you back in time to the thriving shipbuilding days of Kennebunkport, Maine. Stroll along Maine Street and weave your way through side streets, seeing the homes of the shipbuilders and merchants of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Your expert guide will tell you the fascinating history, fun stories, and interesting facts of the area. Learn how “Poor Arundel” as it was known in 1743, become one of the wealthiest towns in Maine by 1810 and what happened at the Customs House during the shipbuilding era in the 1800s.  The tour ends back at Union Square, bringing you full circle. A local treat will be provided to sweeten the rest of your day in Kennebunkport.

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What people are saying about Kennebunkport

Date of tour: 8/18/21 Tour guide: Barbara Our experience was excellent! Barbara led our small tour group (4 people-all my immediate family) throughout Kennebunkport, providing factual information that was interesting and that closely aligned with the brochure. Barbara, a resident in the area 30+ years, was very interested in us and accommodated our requests and needs. She offered to take photos and gave recommendations for activities and restaurants. She answered many of our questions - most related to the tour, some just general - with ease and poise. Our tour lasted almost the entire 2 hours, and we covered a lot of ground! Barbara was very cognizant of road noise and often relocated our small group to a quieter area so that we could hear her. Our only recommendation would be to better clarify the meeting spot (no fault of Barbara’s) to reduce confusion, especially in a busy area with much traffic. We highly recommend this tour and Barbara! Don’t forget to tip your guide!

Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It did not last as long as the description said it would, but I suppose they may estimate more time for stopping with questions or for photos or for walking more slowly. Our group was fit. We enjoyed all the facts and views provided. It was a nice way to start off our trip and get an idea of the history of the area we would be exploring all week. Worth the time and price is fair. We recommend this as a starting activity for your visit. Enjoy!

Matt was an excellent guide! He is very professional. He knows a lot of history which made our tour that much more fun and informative. He knew history about New Hamshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. He also had a great sense of humor. He gave us many recommendations/options of where to eat, drink and other sites to see. Highly recommend this tour! Will also look into their Foliage tour in the Fall.

This was a great trip! Matt our driver and guide was very knowledgeable. He kept us entertained during the ride. He knew all the right places to stop along the way. I would recommend this tour as well as any of the other tours from New England Excursions to anyone who wants a great tour experience.

Food good, the trip around excelente. The information very interesting . The driver very friendly.