Culinary Walking Tour Culinary Walking Tours

This leisurely-paced walking tour carves a path through the streets of the charming Old Port. A hundred years ago this area was home to fish houses, canneries, industrial factories and textile mills. Unlike a century ago, when the air was heavy with industrial smoke, today the air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and award-winning restaurants, all tempting passersby at they wend their way through the scenic narrow streets.

Our friendly and engaging tour guides will take you to several Old Port venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable, Maine-inspired foods and obtain a behind-the-scenes look at those who craft these culinary delights. Along the way, you will learn about the colorful local history unique to the "Port City."

As you sample the fare at the various stops, our tour guides and proprietors will reveal the history behind their industry, the uniquely Maine products that are used and a little hint or two as to why they are simply award-winning year after year!

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Old Port Culinary Walking Tour

Culinary Delights Walking Tour Includes Samplings of:
• Fresh Maine lobster or crabmeat served with a unique twist
• Maine artisan cheeses from local farms
• The best Maine smoked seafood
• Downeast Maine wild blueberry preserves with scones
• The original whoopie pie
• Dark chocolate truffles made with Aroostook County potatoes
• Nationally recognized handcrafted ales

Culinary Tour Details:
When: Tours offered weekends in the off-season and then daily June-October
How long: 2 – 2.5 hours
How much: $50 per ticket
What's included: All food and beverage tastings and tour guide. Tips are not included but recommended when you have a great time!       
Who: All ages are welcome
Capacity: 14 people per tour
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes
Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine

Where: Meet at the Old Port Wine Shop located at 223 Commercial Street

Buy Tickets: Ticket Center

For group bookings, call 207-233-7485 ext 4 or e-mail

What they're saying

Our group of Seacoast Newcomers took a foodie tour to Portland with two wonderful foodie tour guides:  Chuck and Stephanie.  I would like to write a note of appreciation to tell them how pleased we were with the event... It will forever be a favorite and many of the women plan on repeating it soon with their husbands. 

Katherine Hodgeman, Cooking with the Chefs

"We had a wonderful tour of Portland Maine today! Our tour guide Pat was knowledgeable and enthusiastic while showing us all that Portland has to offer. It was like touring the city with a good friend! The places we stopped at had incredible treats to sample. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and an amazing way to learn about this exciting city in coastal Maine. We would highly recommend this tour and if you get Pat as your guide you are doubly blessed!"

Debbie and Rick Saulnier, Trip Advisor Review

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