Foodie Walking Tour of Portland
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 at they wind their way through the scenic narrow streets. Your friendly and engaging guide takes you to several Old Port venues 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 that Bon Appétit magazine crowned “Americas Foodiest Small Town” in 2009. As you sample the fare at the various stops, your guide and proprietor reveal the history behind their industry, the uniquely Maine products that are used and a little hint or two as to why they are award-winning year after year.
Portland by Horse Drawn Wagon
This tour offers an opportunity to see Portland as very few people see it – by horse drawn wagon. Enjoy the rustic beauty of a 19th-century horse drawn wagon sightseeing tour through the narrow streets of Portland as your guide points out all the historical sites.
Enjoy the rustic beauty of a 19th-century horse drawn wagon ride through the city of Portland. Your matched team of magnificent horses will tour you comfortably through the narrow streets of the city Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named a “Jewel by the Sea.” Your experienced guide will point out all the historical sites of this magnificent jewel we call Portland. Your tour will include Portland’s working waterfront, the Eastern Promenade with its spectacular views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands, the Portland Observatory, which was used to notify the city of a ship’s arrival, Monument Square with its tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home and Longfellow Square. You will also pass by the Portland Museum of Art designed by I. M. Pei, and the unique combination of architectural styles that make up this vibrant city.
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