Duration: 5-14 days.
Highlights: The Statue of Liberty, ocean spray, some of the highest tides in the world, and so much more!
Pairing: Local food and drink at each stop, smiles, and laughter.
A New England and Canada cruise. So much to see, so much to do, from the bright lights of New York City to the scenic bays in the Maritimes. However, we know that with the time you get at each stop it can be hard to know exactly what to do. That's why Uncorked Tours broke down the absolute must do food & drink tour in each of the main stops in a New England & Canada cruise.
Stop #1 New York City, Craft Beer Harbor Sail.
Board the Clipper City, a replica clipper ship, and soak up the views of New York City, including the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan, while you sample 5 of the best craft brews NYC has to offer from local microbreweries Kelso, Bronx Brewery, Greenport Harbour, and more. All your beer, food, and fun are included. Be sure to book online in advance as this event tends to sell out!
Stop # 2 Boston, Mass Brew Bus
Board the Mass Brew Bus for a unique experience highlighting Boston’s booming craft beer and artisan alcohol scene. You will hop onto a bright green school bus and visit craft breweries like Trillium Brewing Co, Castle Island, and Dorchester Brewing Company. Of course, at each stop, you will get to sample some of the great craft beer, some food, and get behind the scenes access to the breweries including getting to meet the brewmasters and staff that make these great craft brews possible. This tour will last about 3 hours and is totally a must do!
Stop #3 Portland, Maine, Maine Foodie Tour
Portland is steeped in a rich Maritime history while also being home to organic produce, dairy producers, and fresh fish from its harbors creating a taste and culture that is uniquely Portland. With Maine Foodie Tours you can choose from one of several tours including the Old Port Culinary Tour, Old Port Happy Hour Tour, or it’s Old Port Lunchtime Lobster Crawl, among many others.
We recommend the Old Port Culinary Tour. This is its classic tour that features seafood, lobster, and award-winning craft beer making it a well-rounded showcase of everything Portland has to offer. Regardless of the tour you choose, you will discover all the tastes, sites, and stories that make Portland a must-see destination on your cruise itinerary.
Stop #4 Bar Harbour, Maine, Maine Foodie Tours
Experience the same great quality Maine Foodie Tours in Bar Harbour. Bar Harbor and the Mid Coast areas are steeped in rich local and maritime history. Uncover the storied past of these vibrant towns with guides as you enjoy samplings of local fare and craft beer.
Stop # 5 Saint John, N.B., Canada, Uncorked Tours
How could we have a list of the top food & drink tours without including ourselves?! We have several tours to choose, from the Seafood City Tour where you will have some of the best seafood and fish in the Maritimes, to the Saint John Brewery Tour where you will sample some of the best craft beer in New Brunswick.
Uncork Saint John Tour is the tour that started it all featuring the oldest continually operating six days a week market in Canada, craft beer, artisan cocktails and history of Canada’s oldest incorporated city. If you have an early departure time we offer an Uncork Saint John early edition that starts at 10:00 am and wraps up around noon. Daily tours are $69+tax(CDN) and last 2-2.5 hours. Regardless of what tour you choose you will surely discover the Spirit of New Brunswick.
Stop #6 Halifax, NS, Canada, Grape Escapes
Halifax is the largest city in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Nestled between historic properties and modern skyscrapers you'll discover Halifax's foodie, local wine, and craft beer scenes. Try Tidal Bay, the first wine appellation from Nova Scotia. Displaying the unique characteristics of the East Coast's cool climate it pairs perfectly with the local seafood we’re known for. Can you try all 12 Tidal Bay wines on your next Grape Escape!
Stop #7 Halifax, NS, Canada, Halifax Beer Bus
Halifax is too big to enjoy all in one tour. The Halifax Brew Bus will take you around Halifax to taste and learn all about Halifax's exploding craft beer scene. You will stop at breweries, cideries, brew pubs and beer bars/pubs. Including places like Unfiltered Brewing, Stillwell, Nine Locks Brewing Co, Garrison Brewery, Propeller Brewing Co., Sprindrift Brewing Co., and many others.
Stop #8 Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, Taste the Town
If you are a foodie and/or a history buff (which you must be if you’re reading this blog) then Taste the Town offers you the chance to get up close and personal with Charlottetown's best seafood and fish, craft beers, and all kinds of other Island products. Including hot spangled chips made from the islands red russet potatoes from the infamous Queen of Fries, Malpeque oysters, and Island blue mussels. While learning about what makes Charlottetown a must see Maritime destination, as you take a leisurely three-hour tour around historic Charlottetown.
Stop #9 Quebec City, QC, Canada, Tours Voir Quebec
Quebec City is a rather unique city. One moment you are in Old Quebec City walking down cobblestone streets. The next you can be at the Videotron centre seeing a sold-out rock show. With Tours Voir Quebec you will get to experience Quebec City like a local. Through its 2.5 hour tour you will see the highlights of Old Quebec City and the picturesque Saint-Jean-Baptiste district. You will discover authentic Quebec culture at stops such as Le Moine Échanson for some organic wine, Le Snack Bar for the Quebec delicacy of Poutine, and "Crêperie le Billig" for a traditional crepe.
Stop #10 Montreal, QC, Canada, Mile End Food Tour
The Mile End is Montreal's top cultural & culinary destination. Discover its thriving foodie scene and artist community on Mile End Food Tour's three-hour food tour. You’ll get the chance to experience life as a native Montrealer, as you have over 6 different tasting of local Quebec wine, craft beer and Quebec staples of St-Viateur Bagel and Kem Coba.
At Uncorked Tours we're all about sharing the fabulous food, wine, beer & spirits being produced in the Province of New Brunswick.
It is our pleasure to share some of the awesome experiences you can have while living or visiting the province.