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Portland: Old Port Culinary Walking Tour

1. Portland: Old Port Culinary Walking Tour

Enjoy this experience that showcases the culinary culture of Portland, Maine comprised of talented food and beverage artisans, from bakers and brewers to confectioners, chefs, and more. Visit the spots the locals enjoy visiting on a daily basis. Join a friendly and engaging tour guide as they take you to several Old Port and neighboring artisanal shops, restaurants, and pubs. You’ll sample a delectable mix of classic Maine, Maine-inspired, up-and-coming, cultural, fancy foods, and beverages.  Meet and greet culinary artisans along the way, learn what inspires them and how they got their start with a lively narration from your guide. Along the way, your guide will dish about the colorful, social, and culinary history unique to the “Port City” with lots of additional recommendations on how to dine and imbibe. You are sure to leave full of delicious food and local history. This experience works with gluten (not celiac), seafood, nut, and vegetarian dietary preferences and sensitivities to the best of our ability. Guests may pick and choose their participation for any further food issues. Your foodie experience may include: fresh-picked lobster, from-scratch confections, locally-sourced temaki (raw fish) roll, Maine seafood “chowdah”, iconic Maine craft beer, Maine honey wine, and dark chocolate truffles made with Aroostook County potatoes.

Portland: Old Port Seafood Lovers Tour

2. Portland: Old Port Seafood Lovers Tour

Explore Portland’s vibrant working waterfront to view lobster boats often unloading their catch, learn about the historic wharves and their relationship to the sea. Visit a mix of Old Port and waterfront district destinations, and sometimes a locale or two on the fringes, for a progressive lunch. Servings vary from dine-in and to go from restaurants, pubs, markets, and artisanal shops. Learn about the life of lobsters dwelling on the ocean floor and hear about how hardy lobstermen and women haul in their catch year-round, rain, snow, and shine.

Portland, Maine: Old Port Brewery Walking Tour

3. Portland, Maine: Old Port Brewery Walking Tour

Spend the day walking, talking, and tasting your way through the historic city of Portland, Maine. Led by a local guide, this 3-hour walking tour takes you through the interesting history of the city's beer culture. From becoming the birthplace of Prohibition in 1851 to establishing the first craft brewery in all of New England in 1983, Portland has a riveting story to tell.  Walk, Talk, & Taste (3 hours) Walk and talk with a local beer history guide through Portland's Old Port with tasting stops at Shipyard Brewing Company, Gritty McDuff’s, and Liquid Riot Bottling Company All tours end with drop-off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, a perfect place to pick something up to indulge in later in the night after exploring lively downtown Portland.

Portland, Maine: Local Brewery & Spirits Bus Tour

4. Portland, Maine: Local Brewery & Spirits Bus Tour

Satisfy your taste buds with a variety of brewery bus tour options of different breweries throughout greater Portland, Maine. Generous portions of alcohol products made at each different location are included, along with local snacks and an optional lunch. Beerunch Brewery Tour (3 Hours) Visit the famous Bissell Brothers Brewing before they open their doors to public, then travel to East Bayside to Belleflower Brewing for another exclusive visit before they open their doors to the public. The last stop is at Goodfire Brewing before being dropped off in downtown Portland, Maine. Drinks About Town: Brewery and Spirits Tour (3 Hours) This afternoon bus tour explores different craft alcohol products made in the city of Portland. Start at Shipyard Brewing Company for beer, then Après for hard seltzers and alcoholic ciders, and last Three of Strong Spirits for craft, high-quality rum. All tours end with drop-off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, a perfect place to pick something up to indulge in later in the night after exploring lively downtown Portland.

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What people are saying about Portland, Maine

It was amazing! so much fun and interesting, Ray S. did such a wonderful job explaining everything about Maine and other history. Very intelligent and funny. We highly recommend this tour :)

Marcia was a great host. It was only two of us but they held the tour anyway and made it an even more special day for us.

Guide was great. Very helpful and informative. Made the tour a lot of fun. Highly recommend.

Timothy was great! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city.

Guide was great. Very informative and helpful. Made the tour a lot of fun.