Enjoy the highlights of the city as well as a visit to one of Portland's architectural masterpieces, the historic Victoria Mansion. Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the quaint streets of the Old Port, where street lanterns highlight a gracious mix of architectural styles. Once the home of the warehouse district, the red brick buildings have been transformed into charming restaurants, pubs, boutiques and galleries.
See a number of historic Victorian homes and neighborhoods as you pass by, and enjoy terrific views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands from the East End Promenade. Visit Victoria Mansion, one of the finest examples of Italian Villa-style architecture in the country. Built between 1858 and 1860 at a cost of $400,000, you will marvel at the richly decorated interior, featuring colorful frescos, elaborate carved woodwork, an eye-catching chandelier, a Moorish-style smoking room, stained glass, and a magnificent flying staircase.