Dear Motorcoach Tour Operators,
The Kennebunks are a wonderful destination for you to choose in your tour itinerary. Did you know that we are currently the top destination for Portland-based cruise ships? It's easy to understand why. Our location in southern Maine gives your group a real taste of quintessential Maine without spending precious vacation time traveling long distances Down East. Simply drop your guests in the Kennebunks – an easy 30-minute drive from Portland or Portsmouth. Please let us know when you arrive so we can welcome you!
Please let us know you’re coming! The Chamber has been charged by the towns with greeting all the Motorcoach tours coming to the area. If you have time, please complete the Commercial Tour Bus Application and email it to the Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, give us a ring at (207) 967-0857.
Why should you contact us? Our greeters will meet your bus and provide maps and special information sheets – along with discounts available to our bus tours only – to your guests. We’ll also have a special treat for drivers and guides!
On behalf of our member businesses, we pledge to make it easy for you and your visitors to include the Kennebunks in your tour packages. Here's how:
Easy drop-off: In Kennebunkport, Cross Street, the side street right off Dock Square, has been designated for bus drivers to drop off guests. It's easy to access, and easy to maneuver back onto Maine Street. Our helpful, courteous staff is available to direct traffic and greet your bus.
Easy parking: Buses are welcome to park at two locations in Kennebunkport.
- • Seashore Trolley Museum, just two miles away, where your bus drivers can relax in a cool, shaded area at no extra charge.
- • Performance Marine, behind the Pilot House in nearby Kennebunk, where buses can park for a small fee. FMI: (207) 967-5550
Ample rest facilities: Public restrooms are centrally located right behind Alisson's Restaurant, close to the shops, galleries and restaurants in Dock Square. Additional restrooms are available in The Grand hotel, just across the bridge in Kennebunk, and in nearby Union Square on Ocean Avenue.
Easy to get around: The Kennebunks are walkable. From the drop off on Cross Street visitors can walk to shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, museums, nature parks, and historical sites. The marinas, where the lobster boat cruises and whale watch boats are docked, are a short walk away.
There are also trolleys, private car services, carriages and even a golf cart limo to help visitors get around and learn about the area!
Tour planning made perfect!
With years of experience and inside knowledge of local resources, the dedicated Chamber team can help tour companies, motorcoach companies, travel agencies, group leaders, corporations, school groups, and others plan the perfect visit. From itinerary planning and guided tours to providing hotel room leads, we've got plans for you!
Would you like to Vacation Like a president? Getaway from Boston? Plan the perfect bachelorette (or bachelor) weekend? Fall Into the Kennebunks? Celebrate the holidays during Christmas Prelude? Paint the Town Red for February? We’ve got suggested itineraries that will knock your socks off, and take the hassle out of planning!
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel see hundreds of motorcoach tours annually. The Chamber is a member of the Maine Motorcoach Network and American Bus Association, which provides opportunities for local businesses to market to motorcoach tours. Please contact the Chamber office at (207) 967-0857 for more information.
What is the Maine Motorcoach Network?
The Motorcoach Network is a volunteer group of suppliers from the state of Maine whose primary goal is to expand group travel not just to a single region or business but to the state as a whole. It works in conjunction with the marketing efforts of the Maine Office of Tourism to increase revenue generating opportunities for Maine tourism businesses in the motorcoach industry. This network is open to any business that is committed to serve the motorcoach market or wants to learn more about how to better work with this industry. To learn more about how you can participate in the Network send an email to email@example.com.