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Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland, Maine, Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine

Highlights
  • Combine an overview of Portland with time to explore shops and restaurants
  • Ride on a covered vintage fire engine with a small group 
  • Don’t let the weather affect your trip: Borrow a fireman coat if it’s foggy
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Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland, Maine, Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine
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Overview
See what Portland has to offer on this unique sightseeing and shopping tour aboard a vintage fire engine. You can't access a vehicle like this on your own! Enjoy an overview of Portland, from coastal scenery to historic sites, with live narration accompanied by high-resolution photographs from the Maine Historical Society on an onboard multimedia system. You’ll also have enough time to explore the city’s cobblestone streets, shops, and restaurants.
What to Expect
Begin the tour at the designated departure point on Commercial Street. Hop on the vintage fire engine, which has seats high above the ground for good views. The tour explores the Portland Peninsula along Casco Bay, with its picturesque lighthouses, old harbors, and Civil War–era forts.

As the tour continues, you’ll get live narration accompanied by high-resolution photographs from the Maine Historical Society on an onboard multimedia system. If it’s particularly chilly or foggy, borrow a fireman’s coat. Back in Portland, continue past cobblestone streets and enjoy plenty of time to browse souvenir shops and restaurants. 

Finish the tour in the heart of historic Downtown Portland, where you can spend the rest of your day exploring historic wharves, boutiques, and restaurants.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
so much fun!

This is a great way to see the historic parts of Portland. the driver was great, the guide was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely well worth your time and money.

Thank Teri S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great fun!

This was an excellent tour with a lot of information. You get a great view of the city and all Portland has to offer. We did this tour first thing and we are glad we did! One thing is that the fire truck is vintage...More

Thank Kate20145
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kate20145- Glad to see you had a great time on the tour. Thanks for the excellent review!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour

Very knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide on the firetruck. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the history of Portland.

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect way to see & learn

One of the best parts of our vacation to Portland. Glenn is an engaging and informative tour guide. Plenty to see and learn in comfort; great views from atop fire engine. For a more relaxing experience, be sure to schedule your tour when a cruise...More

Thank ThatToddlinTown
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

ThatToddinTown- Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and we really appreciate reading our tour was one of the best parts of your vacation in Portland. You're correct- on cruise ship days, thousands of pass naggers can be found exploring our city and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very nice tour of Portland Maine in fire engine

Our guide, Glenn was an excellent tour guide. He was informative and personable. He pointed out historical sites and made the tour very enjoyable.

Thank Anna O
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anna O- Glenn will appreciate your excellent review. We'll make sure he gets a chance to see it! Thanks again for joining us on a tour.

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dianrusk
5 July 2018|
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Response from mcds11 | Reviewed this property |
Trip is an hour maximum.
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grandmahutch
4 July 2018|
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Response from travelingwmama | Reviewed this property |
Right in front of dock. We parked in pier parking lot.
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Leslie G
30 June 2018|
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Response from bobail | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 200m and then there are steps to get onto top of fire engine. I would contact company direct as they were very helpful and should be able to give you better advice. Enjoy Portland, go and have a potatoe donut... More
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