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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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1 - 5 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lots of Fun and Information

A great way to see Portland, Maine from an open-air, moving, raised firetruck platform. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided plenty of information on the history and present-day realities of the city.

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Cancelled at last minute

Our adventure got cancelled a few hours before for mechanical difficulties. It was the only day we had available for the tour. Kind of a bummer. I get that things happen, but as a business owner myself, I've always learned to have a plan B!...More

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

Hi yogaangie, I sincerely apologize that we had to cancel your tour. It is very hard for me to tell folks that we are not able to run but owning a 1971 Fire Engine sometimes things do go wrong. We really had tried to be...More

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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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