Explore the Eastern Promenade on a self-guided audio tour

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Location: Portland, Maine, United States of America
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 25.0 - 45.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Fort Allen Park
Munjoy Hill
Eastern Promenade Trail
Pomroy Rock
East End Beach
Take in the sounds and scenic views of the promenade on this beautiful walk
This scenic walk brings you through one of the most beautiful vistas in Portland, Maine. It starts with a spectacular overlook of Portland Harbor, Casco Bay and the islands, and continues down by the waterfront to East End Beach. 

Along the way, you’ll hear stories from a local about what it was like growing up on Munjoy Hill and having access to the Eastern Prom. As you cross the railroad tracks, you’ll hear from the engineers that keep the historic steam engines running. Included are tips on what birds to look out for depending on the time of year. 

Put on a pair of headphones and start the tour by downloading the app. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right place using your smartphone’s GPS. You may pause the walk at any time to take in the view. 

This self-guided tour is narrated by Dianne Ballon - a sound artist, sound designer and an avid bird watcher. She invites you to discover through sight and sound the Eastern Promenade — a place she returns to in all seasons. 

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, Strollers can be used for the walkways but will have to be carried down the steps and over the railroad tracks to get to the waterfront.
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 43.665436, -70.241728
Address: Portland, Maine, 04101
Directions: The walk begins at the corner of Fort Allen Park next to the hi-rise. Continue on Fore Street (which become Eastern Promenade) all the way up the hill until the view opens up. On your right is the only high rise building. The starting point begins at the walkway by the corner of the only high rise building and Fort Allen Park. Park along the right hand side of the road from the condo building. Or, continue to a parking lot on your right. From the North: Route 295 South Exit 7-- Rt. 1 / Franklin Street Right at end of Exit: stay in middle lane, which turns into left lane. After a series of intersections, turn left on Fore Street. Follow Fore Street all the way up to Fort Allen Park. From the South: Route 295 North Exit 7-- Rt. 1 / Franklin Street Stay in middle lane, which turns into left lane. After a series of intersections, turn left on Fore Street. Follow Fore Street all the way up to Fort Allen Park.
End Location Address Portland, Maine, 04101
Start Location Notes Portland, Maine, 04101
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 43.6707625, -70.2417969
Address: Portland, Maine, 04101
End Location Address Portland, Maine, 04101
Start Location Notes Portland, Maine, 04101


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-120 years $4.99 Available on request


Option Name Tour Download Voucher
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If this is your first VoiceMap tour, please take a moment to read the important notes below.

1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code below then select Download Now
This code can be used by every member of your party. If you have booked for three people, for example, three people can download this tour using the same code. Codes are not case sensitive.

• You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date.
• It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
• When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when your are at the starting point.
• The download should only take a few minutes to complete. If it takes longer, please cancel the download, go to Account, select Purchased and download the tour from there.
• Remember to bring your own headphones, unless you have booked a driving tour.
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