Portland Old Port 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 as they wind their way through the scenic narrow streets.
The friendly and engaging tour guides will take you to several old 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 various stops, the 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!
Tours are offered weekends (Saturday at 10:30) in the off season and then daily June-October. The tour is 2-2.5 hours long and costs $45 per person. The price includes all food tastings and tour guides and the group is limited to 14 people. Tours take place rain or shine and meet at the Old Port Wine Shop located at 223 Commercial Street. Buy tickets at the Ticket Center or to purchase by phone, call 800-595-4849. Call center operators are available 24 hours/day—7 days/week. Culinary Walking Tour Information.


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