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Our most recommended Maine Food & Gourmet Tours

  • 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 where you’ll sample a delectable mix of classic Maine, Maine-inspired, up-and-coming, cultural, fancy foods, and beverages. You will have the opportunity to 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 fo...

    So glad we decided to do the food tour. Lots of & great eats! Scott was awesome! Well worth the time & money.

  • Portland, Maine: 2-Hour History Tour with Sweet Treat

    2. Portland, Maine: 2-Hour History Tour with Sweet Treat

    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.

    Tour guide Ross was knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining, and eager to answer questions and accommodate the group’s needs. Fabulous experience, highly recommend!!!

  • 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 ...

    Date of tour: 8/18/21 Tour guide: Barbara Our experience was excellent! Barbara led our small tour group (4 people-all my immediate family) throughout Kennebunkport, providing factual information that was interesting and that closely aligned with the brochure. Barbara, a resident in the area 30+ years, was very interested in us and accommodated our requests and needs. She offered to take photos and gave recommendations for activities and restaurants. She answered many of our questions - most related to the tour, some just general - with ease and poise. Our tour lasted almost the entire 2 hours, and we covered a lot of ground! Barbara was very cognizant of road noise and often relocated our small group to a quieter area so that we could hear her. Our only recommendation would be to better clarify the meeting spot (no fault of Barbara’s) to reduce confusion, especially in a busy area with much traffic. We highly recommend this tour and Barbara! Don’t forget to tip your guide!

  • Bar Harbor: Historical Guided Walking Tour

    4. Bar Harbor: Historical Guided Walking Tour

    Begin this 2-hour walking tour at the clock on the village green. Once here, enjoy a bottle of Maine spring water and meet your local tour guide.  Set off on your you of this fascinating, historic town. Your local, experienced guide will share highlights and secrets from the Gilded Age, as you wind your way through the village. Listen to stories of rum running, and tales of the town folk who influenced the development of Bar Harbor. Stroll along West Street, where the birth of tourism began in this beautiful coastal town and walk through the cemetery before visiting the civil war monument. You will hear tales of John D. Rockefeller, the Great Fire of 1947, and so much more. Return to the village green where you can tuck into a local dessert to finish up the tour.

  • Kennebunkport, Maine : Lunchtime Culinary Walking Tour

    5. 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), sea...

    Cynthia was a fantastic guide providing historical facts about the towns as well as culinary insights. The food servings were very tasty and generous And located at just the right distances in between. Really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it!

  • Portland, Maine: Tasting Tour to Local Breweries

    6. Portland, Maine: Tasting Tour to Local Breweries

    Spend the day walking, talking, and tasting your way through the historic city of Portland, Maine. Led by a local guide, this 2 or 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.  Experience the city that saw the first craft brewery to be established in all of New England, Geary Brewing Company in 1983. It welcomed Gritty McDuff’s in 1988 as they opened their doors in the Old Port to become the first brewpub in the state. It witnessed the dramatic rise of Shipyard Brewing Company in 1992 to be one of the county’s largest brewing enterprises that now spans well beyond the U.S. to shores far away.  See the world-renowned Belgian-influenced Allagash Brewing Company which was also found wi...

  • Portland: Old Port Seafood Lovers Tour

    7. 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

    8. 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.

    Randy was absolutely magnificent! His knowledge just blew us away. He is so cordial and so patient and made this tour one of the best tours we’ve ever been on.

  • Rockland, Maine: Lunchtime Culinary Walking Tour

    9. Rockland, Maine: Lunchtime Culinary Walking Tour

    Find out what makes the culinary scene in Rockland, Maine so special for yourself. Savor local flavors from award-winning chefs, restaurants, bakers, and brewers. As you make your way around the town, your expert guide will teach you about the current culinary scene and its roots in the past. Enjoy fun facts as you are entertained and educated by your local tour guide. Depending on what's fresh on the day, your foodie experience may include lobster rolls from lobsters caught off Matinicus Island, local beer-marinated beef skewers with onion rings, Maine craft beer, locally sourced soups, extra virgin olive oil and balsamics, and specialty award-winning chocolate made in Rockland. Your dietary requirements will be met to the best of your tour guide's ability. As the food tasting tour comes to an end, take the opportunity to explore Rockland at your own pace.

  • Boothbay Harbor: 3-Hour Foodie Walking Tour

    10. Boothbay Harbor: 3-Hour Foodie Walking Tour

    Taste your way through Boothbay Harbor, Maine during this 3-hour culinary walking tour. You’ll learn about the history of Boothbay, its harbor, and lobstering and fishing industries. You will also discover the harbor's award-winning aquaculture and sustainability practices.  Begin your tour with a Prosecco toast as you set off on a mile-long adventure. As you walk along the harbor, you will make stops at a selection of restaurants, bakeries, and gourmet shops, tasting the local seasonal flavors. Enjoy items such as local cheeses, lobster specialties and local oysters.  This is a great way to start your visit to Boothbay, as you will also receive recommendations from your guide for all sorts of activities to enjoy during your time here.

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What people are saying about Maine

Date of tour: 8/18/21 Tour guide: Barbara Our experience was excellent! Barbara led our small tour group (4 people-all my immediate family) throughout Kennebunkport, providing factual information that was interesting and that closely aligned with the brochure. Barbara, a resident in the area 30+ years, was very interested in us and accommodated our requests and needs. She offered to take photos and gave recommendations for activities and restaurants. She answered many of our questions - most related to the tour, some just general - with ease and poise. Our tour lasted almost the entire 2 hours, and we covered a lot of ground! Barbara was very cognizant of road noise and often relocated our small group to a quieter area so that we could hear her. Our only recommendation would be to better clarify the meeting spot (no fault of Barbara’s) to reduce confusion, especially in a busy area with much traffic. We highly recommend this tour and Barbara! Don’t forget to tip your guide!

Cynthia was a fantastic guide providing historical facts about the towns as well as culinary insights. The food servings were very tasty and generous And located at just the right distances in between. Really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it!

Marcia was very informative and you could tell she loved to give tours!

Great guide. Fun...knowledgable....energetic...need we say more.

Our guide, Mike, was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining.