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

  • 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
Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland, Maine, Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine
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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 today via mobile
A new twist to city touring & it’s affordable

What a different and fun way to tour and learn more about Portland ME. in just under an hour we made a grand circuit of the city that provided an excellent historical overview, especially with the use of a large flat screen TV to provide...More

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed yesterday
Last minute trip

Our son jumped on a tour at the last minute. As a volunteer firefighter, he loved going around in the truck. The guide seemed to be a lot of fun.

Thank ctonabb
Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
If rain is in the forecast, be sure to pack a rain poncho (preferably with a hood). The top will help keep you dry but I don’t recall there being side panels.
5 July 2018|
Response from mcds11 | Reviewed this property |
Trip is an hour maximum.
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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