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Old Port Culinary Walking Tour from Portland

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  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Food lovers can explore Portland's historic Old Port independently, but to uncover the best places serving traditional local fare, you really need a guide to lead the way. Taste the best that Portland has to offer on this guided foodie walking tour, complete with stops at up to seven different eateries—and enough tastings to replace a meal. Along the way, your guide offers some stories about Portland's food scene, so you can get familiar with the local culinary stalwarts.
  • Tour the Old Port in Portland, Maine on this guided culinary walking tour
  • Visit five to six local eateries, to sample Maine-inspired cuisine
  • Enjoy a more intimate tour experience, with no more than 14 travelers
  • Meet on centrally-located Commercial Street, in the heart of the Old Port

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuity to the tour guide
  • Parking - Please use garage or lot parking as metered parking doesn't last long enough

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 94 Commercial St
    94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    Tours start inside the hidden door at 94 Commercial Street at Andy's Old Port Pub. Look for your guide who will be wearing a Maine Foodie Tour lanyard!

End point

  • Cellardoor Winery Portland
    127 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    This tour ends at one of two locations: Cellardoor Winery on 127 Middle Street OR Dean's Sweets, 475 Fore Street.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with celiac or dairy allergies
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great Tour of Old Port
Sean_M, Nov 2022
Really enjoyed our tour of Old Port. Brent was very knowledgeable and provided great insights into the history of Old Port and Portland overall. Food was delicious and company was great!
Food, food, fun and more food -
amy_s, Oct 2022
Timothy was an awesome guide. Lots of history and personal stories. The food was amazing and the portions were very large. He was entertaining and informative. Highly recommend this tour and if you’re lucky enough to get Timothy then it’s a sure win!!
Perfect Tour
Teryn_G, Oct 2022
This was a fantastic tour. Our tour guide, Brent, did an awesome job. He was super knowledgeable and kept the tour going at a perfect pace. The food was amazing, and was spaced out enough that it wasn’t overwhelming. I would suggest this to anyone visiting!
Portland Portside
Lisa_P, Oct 2022
Tim shared a very good knowledge an understanding of the port and food. We learned so much about many things
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We're so happy to hear that you had a fun time! Thank you for joining us!
Great Chocolate!
Elizabeth_H, Oct 2022
Very nice tour guide (Brent) and friendly tour participants. Food was OK. In my opinion, the fish tacos should have been warm. Chocolates were awesome!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Elizabeth, and thanks for joining us. We are sorry to read that you did not love all the foods served. It appears on your tour that you were served fresh, Maine low-bush blueberry bars, a choice of fresh seafood chowders, baked haddock tacos (sorry, they should have been served warm for sure!), full-size, fresh Maine lobster rolls with local craft beers, and chocolate truffles. The owners of the chocolate shop wear aprons that say "Eat dessert first." Sounds like you agree, and we are glad you loved them. We have spoken to the owner and chef at the restaurant and they have explained a kitchen issue which should not be happening again. They buy fresh haddock each morning to prepare tacos which they fire up for our guests as we arrive, and want all to be pleased. Thank you for joining us.
Thrilled in Portland
Daria_B, Oct 2022
Tim, our guides passion & love for Portland was impressive. The combination if history expertise, personal experience & excellent choices of restaurants were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Tim really made this experience !
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Tim! Thank you for touring with us!
Fun and tasty way to see Portland
Derin_D, Sep 2022
Jason G. was informative and made a tour a lot of fun! I thoroughly enjoyed each stop on the tour and went back after the tour for more. A fun and tasty way to see Portland, Maine. Highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for your review, so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Portland!
Portland Food Tour
Kori_A, Sep 2022
Jason G., our tour guide was fantastic! from his stories, to his knowledge about Portland, and being so flexible (we had another tour right after this one)... he also gave us alot of recommendations of other things to do and see. Loved it... cool guy, wish we could've hung out longer
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Jason is a great guide, we're lucky to have him! Thank you for joining us in Portland!
Lots of fun!
Anna_F, Sep 2022
Timothy our guide was great, very knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was wonderful. I now have a list of restaurants to visit in the future.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
We love Timothy's restaurant recommendations! Thank you for joining us in Portland!
Great tour!
Mary_U, Aug 2022
Loved the historical information about Portland and Maine, and all the food tasted was wonderful. Made good restaurant suggestions for other times I’m here too.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your review!
Fun time Fun Food
JOHN_E, Aug 2022
Great Time and Jason was a great host and Tour guide. Good food and lots of laughs. Totally enjoyable time
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Yay! We're so happy to hear that you had a good time.
Yummy!
Chelsey_V, Aug 2022
AJ was so knowledgeable not only about the food scene but also history. She picked wonderful places to eat!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review!
Great tour!
Amy_W, Aug 2022
We had a great time, learned a lot about the city's history and its fishing industry, and ate LOTS of amazing food. We visited restaurants we probably would not have gone to otherwise and our amazing guide, Timothy, even got my daughter to try clam chowder. Which she now loves : ) Definitely worth the time and money!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Wow, we love to hear this! Thank you for your review!
Exceeded expectations!
Jeremy_D, Jul 2022
My wife and I had a great tour and learned a bunch about Portland on top of it. We highly recommend it for anyone looking to experience something new there.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the lovely review! We're so glad you had a fun experience!
Feeling good
BETH_M, Jul 2022
I really enjoyed learning about not only the Portland food scene but also about the history, the art scene, the fishing industry & other places to visit in the area. Timothy was very engaging and helpful.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review!
Portland’s Culinary Tour Gem
Francis_G, Jul 2022
First of all we had the perfect day and awesome tour guide who took us on some off side trips due to our small group. History, food, and restaurants were great and we will definitely visit on our next trip.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Please join us again when you're back in town!
AJ our tour guide was...
Norene_W, Jul 2022
AJ our tour guide was fantastic, she truly has a passion for food and an uplifting positive energy. The seafood chowder was very full of lobster, crab, shrimp and absolutely DELICIOUS! The lobster roll Was delicious as well.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We're so happy to hear that you had a good time with AJ and enjoyed the seafood chowder and lobster roll!
Great time. Ray was great.
Michael_B, Jul 2022
Ray was amazing. Such an interesting person. Had a great time The good was good. Ray gave us a lot of useful information to make our vacation even better. I would recommend this to everyone.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Ray, we will pass along your kind words!
Great Food, Needs Improvement
Kimberly_A, Jun 2022
Food tour was great on the taste buds. There was a definite focus for local Portland food with emphasis on the history of food in the area. We got to enjoy the main food options of Portland, including lobster roll and chowder. We weren’t pressured to leave before we were ready, leading to us feeling like we had time to enjoy and digest the food we were trying. The tour guide kept an eye on the radar, allowing us to avoid the drenching rain that showed up for ten minutes. However, there were 12 of us on the tour and the tour guide was very soft spoken so it was hard to hear him. He also did his “tour speeches” while we were standing outside which increased the difficulty of hearing him. He talked to small groups while in the restaurant but didn’t really speak to the group as a whole during that time. This could be as a consideration to us eating, but it seemed like a missed opportunity. Overall, it did seem overpriced for what we received. We got sample sizes of everything, which was all delicious and expected sizes for what we were eating. However, it didn’t seem to justify the cost when you looked at the cost on the menu.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Kimberly, Sorry for our delayed response to your review. We are glad you joined us, and it appears that our only "miss" here was that you did not always hear your guide on this rainy day and you wished he had spoken to you while you were eating. We have spoken and he has read your review and promised to "speak up" when folks can not gather too close together. We both think the weather was likely a factor. As to being not quite worth the price, please take into consideration that your ticket pays not only for the foods, beverages, servers and tips at all locations, it also pays for the customer support team, the website, the reseller commissions, ticketing fees, salary of your tour guide, and more. We hope you enjoyed not only the foods, but also the experience, and we thank you for joining us.
Jason made the tour!
Lynn_S, Jun 2022
The tour was really enjoyable, informative and fun because of JASON!! He made the tour!! He kept us interested and laughing the entire time! I had no idea there were so many restaurants tucked in and around Portland. It was very HOT, but because of Jason, I persevered…he’s fantastic!!
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