A great way to experience the beautiful scenery, colorful history and rich culture of Maine is on foot, so lace up your comfy shoes and come on along on an organized walking tour. Experienced tour guides will keep you entertained with stories and informed with local knowledge, leading you to the best of the sights, sounds and tastes that you might not have discovered otherwise.
The port city of Portland is a vibrant and eclectic urban center with lots to see and do. Many walking tours are located in Maine’s largest city, waiting to showcase for you the best the city has to offer, from the beautiful to the curious to the delicious.
Absorb the city’s maritime heritage on a walk through the Old Port. Tour elegant mansions and enjoy a mix of architecture dating back to the early 1800s. Look out over the harbor, Casco Bay and the Fore River from the old neighborhoods on the Eastern and Western Promenades. Step quietly through an old burial ground of colonists, seafarers and soldiers. Climb to the top of the Portland Observatory, the only remaining maritime signal tower in the country.
Tour the cobbled streets of the Old Port, home to dozens of award-winning eateries, and sample a variety of delicious Maine-inspired and Maine-grown cuisine, from seafood and cheeses to blueberries and whoopee pies. Maine has the fourth highest concentration of microbreweries, and beer connoisseurs will enjoy tasting the many hand-crafted beers and ales to be found in Old Port brewpubs.
The legends and history of haunted Portland come alive when you take a nighttime tour through the strange and mysterious world of the Old Port’s ghosts and witches, all in the spirit of Maine’s most famous mystery author Stephen King. Explore more ghostly history on tours of the quaint village of York and the Jameson Tavern in Freeport.