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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.

Kennebunkport, Maine : Lunchtime Culinary Walking Tour

2. Kennebunkport, Maine : Lunchtime Culinary Walking Tour

Discover the area that has been home to those who make their living on the sea for centuries. Visit a popular destination for visitors who love history, beautiful beaches, and plentiful outdoor activities. Explore the culinary scene that In recent years is attracting visitors with nationally renowned chefs, gourmet catering companies, craft brewers, and award-winning food artisans. This tour takes a leisurely half-mile walk from Dock Square across the bridge into the lower village as you taste all along the way what it means to be from Maine.  You will visit with shop keepers and food artisans, taste chowders, lobsters, and more, all regionally sourced and created by local talent. A friendly and knowledgeable guide will take you to several venues to sip, taste, and learn about Maine’s culinary history and vibrant food scene. This experience actively 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.  While tours vary, your foodie experience may include, Satellite donuts, fresh lobster right off the boat, Maine clam or fish “Chowdah”, craft-brewed ales or fruit sodas, Maine honey wines, the original Maine whoopie pie, freshly roasted coffees with local roaster and macaroons, and a visit to a summer stand for ice cream.

Kennebunkport: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

3. Kennebunkport: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Step into the quiet neighborhoods of the first residents during this 2-hour guided walking tour through the historic district of Kennebunkport, Maine. Learn from your local guide about the interesting history of the town as well as amusing anecdotes from the days of being a flourishing shipbuilding town. The tour begins at the Dock Square and will immediately take you back in time to the thriving shipbuilding days of Kennebunkport, Maine. Stroll along Maine Street and weave your way through side streets, seeing the homes of the shipbuilders and merchants of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Your expert guide will tell you the fascinating history, fun stories, and interesting facts of the area. Learn how “Poor Arundel” as it was known in 1743, become one of the wealthiest towns in Maine by 1810 and what happened at the Customs House during the shipbuilding era in the 1800s.  The tour ends back at Union Square, bringing you full circle. A local treat will be provided to sweeten the rest of your day in Kennebunkport.

Portland, Maine: Hidden Histories Guided Walking Tour

4. Portland, Maine: Hidden Histories Guided Walking Tour

Discover Portland's hidden histories on a guided walking tour of the Old Port, downtown, and the working waterfront. Marvel at images of the past and at the colorful storytelling your guide shares with you to make the past come alive. Hear stories only a local knows about the city's sights, streets, and buildings. Brick sidewalks beneath your feet and beautiful Victorian-era buildings nestled around you, on this tour you’ll casually stroll Portland’s lush, historic Old Port toward the sparkling waters of Casco Bay. Enjoy two hours to slow down and immerse yourself in the best Portland has to offer. End your tour in a waterfront park, about a 5-minute walk from where you started, surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, and other activity opportunities to continue your own discovery of the city. Entertainer-historian Dugan Murphy leads unforgettable jaunts through his hometown, telling an inclusive, empowering, and surprising constellation of tales you won't hear on other tours. Find out why Tripadvisor named him Portland's #1 tour guide!

Portland: Old Port Seafood Lovers Tour

5. 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.

Bar Harbor, Maine: Culinary Walking Tour with Tastings

6. Bar Harbor, Maine: Culinary Walking Tour with Tastings

Immerse yourself in Bar Harbor's culinary scene during this 3-hour guided walking tour. Savor an array of local flavors at various stops along the tour, while learning about the local history from your local guide. As you sample the fare at the various stops, the establishment owners will reveal the history behind their industry and what goes into making their specialties. This tour is a fairly short walk around the Village Green and the beautiful harbor, with plenty of food stops for lunch.

Portland: Food Walking Tour with Tastings

7. Portland: Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Join a food walking tour of Portland to celebrate the city's diverse and mouthwatering cuisine. See the very best of Portland's food scene, featuring a carefully curated selection of themed culinary experiences at each stop, from sweet treats to savory delights. Start your journey by seeing a piece of the Berlin Wall, gaining a glimpse into Portland’s connection to global history. Head to your first food destination and dive into a world of sweet indulgence with a freshly baked doughnut or fudge dessert treat. Next up, venture into the realm of seafood delights with a food tasting stop dedicated to savoring succulent and flavorful lobster rolls, a true delicacy that embodies Portland's coastal culinary heritage. After feasting on seafood, take a leisurely city walk to experience the vibrant atmosphere of Portland. Watch the streets come alive with energy and charm, offering a delightful backdrop for your culinary adventure. Finally, make your way to a haven for cheese enthusiasts. Delight in the artistry of a staple Portland grilled cheese shop and sample one of their famous sandwiches. Celebrates the timeless delight of cheese and its rich, diverse flavors. Along the way, gain a fascinating insight into Portland's food culture, the history behind each culinary gem, and the unique stories that make each stop special. Learn about some of the most important moments in Portland’s history from your guide.

Best of Bar Harbor Food Walking Tour

8. Best of Bar Harbor Food Walking Tour

Get ready to treat your taste buds to a delightful culinary journey through the heart of Bar Harbor, where a world of flavors awaits. Join us on the Best of Bar Harbor Food Walking Tour, where we'll indulge in the city's most iconic and mouth watering treats. We'll meet at a central location, where you'll be welcomed by our expert guide and fellow food enthusiasts. Our first stop will be at a charming eatery known for its succulent lobster rolls, an homage to the city's coastal culinary heritage. Sink your teeth into the flavorful lobster, tucked inside a buttery roll, as we explore the rich flavors that make Bar Harbor's seafood a true delicacy. Next, we'll venture to a delightful ice cream and fudge shop, where you can indulge your sweet tooth. Savor the creamy and rich fudge in an array of delectable flavors, and treat yourself to some of the city's finest fudge creations. As we continue our culinary adventure, we'll take a leisurely walk through Agamont Park towards Bar Harbor Beach. Enjoy the scenic harbor views as we continue to Balance Rock, a local treasure. Learn about the mysteries of the ice age before heading off to our final food stop. Our final destination will be a hidden gem loved by locals and visitors alike. Here, you'll experience a celebration of ice cream, and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the Village Green. Join us on the Bar Harbor Food Walking Tour and discover the city's most mouthwatering delights!

Portland, Maine: 2-Hour Guided History Tour

9. Portland, Maine: 2-Hour Guided History Tour

Meet your local guide, a history lover who will bring the stories and facts from Portland’s past alive throughout the tour. Starting on Commercial Street, walk through the cobble stone streets of the historic Old Port, downtown, and waterfront areas.  Some of the locations that may be featured as part of the tour include the lobster statue, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, the Eastern cemetery, the Abyssinian Church, and more. Your tour will finish on a sweet note with a local treat.

Kennebunkport: Historic District Walking Tour

10. Kennebunkport: Historic District Walking Tour

Visit a traditional New England town and get transported back to the 18th century on a lovely leisure walk. Join a local expert on a guided stroll through the historic district to learn about the traditional homes and the many public and private gardens. Take in the quaint facades of sea captains' homes dating back to 1798 while your guide shares stories of the former residents of Kennebunkport. View the public gardens maintained by the Seacoast Garden Club as well as private gardens and hardscapes meticulously cared for by their owners. Hear stories of the past and present gardens while discussing all kinds of botanicals, shrubs, trees, and flowers. End your walk with a visit to 'Ganny's Garden', fashioned after a needlepoint carpet and dedicated to the late First Lady Barbara Bush.

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What people are saying about Maine

Ross gave us an outstanding tour of Portland, combining his deep historical knowledge with a keen eye for good restaurants/bars, and is a genuinely interesting person. I cannot recommend a tour with him highly enough.

The tour was well worth it. Our guide, Ross, was very informative and interesting. We saw lots of things we would never have found on our own.

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

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

Very knowledgeable and personable guide; enjoyed very much!