Guided tour

Portland: Old Port Culinary Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Maine Day Ventures, LLC

Portland: Old Port Culinary Walking Tour

Activity provider: Maine Day Ventures, LLC

From US$ 139.99 per person

Eat your way through one of Maine's most "foodie" centric cities on this culinary walking tour of Portland. Enjoy a leisurely walking tour that carves a path through the streets of the charming Old Port educating you on local food, drinks, and history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Indulge in delicious local, Maine-inspiried food
  • Learn the culinary history of Port City
  • Meet local culinary artisans and hear about how they got their start
  • Taste and take home iconic Maine craft beer
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Samples from multiple local eateries
  • Local craft beer tasting (ages 21+)
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Tips
  • Additional beverages and food
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet inside the hidden door at 94 at Andy's Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place rain or shine.
  • The local partner will actively work with sensitivities and dietary preferences related to gluten, seafood, nuts, and vegetarianism
  • All guests should bring a bottle of water as beverages are not provided at most stops
  • If you are 21+ please bring your ID if you intend to partake of any alcoholic beverages that may be provided or that you would like to additionally purchase during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5

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The food was incredible but what really made the tour was our guide, Timothy. As a native, he was able to give us not only history of the area but a in depth perspective on culture, maritime industries, etc. He was also generous with inside tips and recommendations. We had a wonderful time.

September 29, 2022

My wife and I had never been on a tour of this nature. We were both pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had. Our guide, Timothy, was great! He was very informative and interacted with the group as if he already knew all of us. We had 14 people in our group and it appeared that everyone enjoyed themselves as we did. I would strongly encourage others to sign up for this tour, just make sure you request the tour that Timothy is assigned to! Each establishment that we visited offered excellent drinks and/or food. The foods consisted of a blueberry dessert or breakfast bar, clam chowder, lobster rolls & an excellent variety of chocolate truffles. My wife & I can’t wait to do this tour again next year!

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August 3, 2022

Some of the food was just ok. The chowder was the only thing I would rate as really good. The guide had good knowledge of the area. Didn’t feel the price of the tour reflected the value.

October 28, 2022

Product ID: 291870