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 wind 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!
ADVANCE PURCHASE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
Check availability and buy tickets online:
Old Port Culinary Walking Tour
or to purchase by phone, call (800) 595-4849 (4TIX)
Culinary Delights Walking Tour Includes Samplings of:
• Fresh Maine 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: $45 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 or to purchase by phone, call (800) 595-4849 (4TIX). Call Center operators are available 24 hours per day / 7 days per week.
For questions or group tickets, call 207-233-7485
“We’ve been on similar food tours in other cities. What we enjoy the most is having a wonderful food guide to show us where the great shops and markets are. Randy, our tour guide did just that! In a city that boasts so many delicious places to either dine or to shop for food, we found it extremely insightful that our tour and guide targeted some fantastic places that we’d probably otherwise overlook or miss all together. We’d highly recommend this Foodie tour to anyone wanting to learn a bit more about Portland’s cuisine.”
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