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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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Old Port
Casco Bay
Portland Fire Engine Co
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.
  • 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
  • End your tour in historic Downtown, near wharves, restaurants, and shops 
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour

This tour was great for giving you a taste of the city. Glenn was very knowledgeable and fun! He knew a lot about Portland and was entertaining.

1  Thank Genni P
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun and informative

Great fun. In town for just a few days. This was a great way to get a quick overview of the sights. Guide was fun and informative. Day was very hot.in the 90’s so this was a great way to see the sights without dying...More

3  Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and Informative Tour

This was a great way to see Portland in the short time we had when visiting as part of a cruise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great with the children who were onboard. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to people of all ages.

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful, fun tour

Great overview of Portland. Glenn ("double N") was a perfect guide: warm, sweet, fun. Take this tour if you only have a few days here (and even if you're here longer!).

1  Thank Steve G
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve- Thanks for the great review and kind words about Glenn! We'll make sure he see your comments. Have a great summer!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great and original tour!

We very much enjoyed this original tour. It’s an city tour on an other away of exploring. We experienced a fantastic team (driver and guide) who knows a lot of Portland and they where able to let u know the beautiful city of Portland in...More

Thank Graaf76
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Graaf76- Glenn really enjoyed having you and your family on the tour last week! Thanks for the great review. Bedankt voor het bezoeken:-)

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Judith P
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The tour takes about 50 minutes. Starting and finish are on 180 Commercial Street in Portland. Just next to the cruise ships.
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