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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 3 days ago via mobile
We had a blast!

We booked this tour ourselves while in port on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation. We loved the vintage fire engine and saw that the tour was well rated on trusty Trip Advisor. The tour guid was very knowledgeable about the city and the rich history....More

1  Thank jnb0202
Reviewed 3 days ago
Glenn was GREAT!

Best tour of Portland! It was such fun to ride the fire engine and we saw everything we wanted to see! I highly recommend this tour!

Thank MomSmith1981
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great time

This team works so well together. They accommodated us having to make a last minute reservation change. Glen was so knowledgeable and treated us to an awesome and personable tour by calling us all by name while taking the tour. Thanks team!!

Thank travelingwmama
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Really Great Tour

This tour was really awesome and super informative! Our guide was very funny and engaging with everyone. It was great to have things pointed out that we would never have known if we were just driving around. This tour is a must do to see...More

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

Hi Marsi- It was great having you and your mom take a tour with us yesterday. There's so much to see and do in Portland, we're glad we could show you around a bit. Hope to see you the next time you're in Portland!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour

Loved this tour the fire engine is open air so you sit up high. They stop along the way for photo opportunities and supplements the history with photos of the past. Mike did a great job and had many great stats about Portland. I would...More

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

Barbara- Thanks for the great review and the 'highly recommend'! Our multimedia tour is one of a kind in the area and with the large flat tv we're able to show images of days gone by. Hope yo see you on your next visit to...More

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ckathynot
18 June 2018|
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Response from travelingwmama | Reviewed this property |
Metal steps down the back, about 6-7, came down backwards and was fine.
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AJHoliday
17 June 2018|
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Response from ghgentile | Reviewed this property |
It’s on Commercial, which is on the wharfs but I don’t know how far, cruse ships we saw were within walking distance
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Louise L
8 April 2018|
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Response from bobail | Reviewed this property |
It takes approximately 1 hour and it ends on the main road where it starts from which is near the potatoe donut shop which is a must to visit.
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