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

From US$24.00
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
From US$24.00
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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 7 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Extraordinary customer service!!

I didn't take the tour yet but I had an experience with the customer service, in particular with Keith who has been so nice and helpful that I want definitely take this tour also for the pleasure to meet this amazing people in person! Than...More

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

Hi Valentina...Thank you for the shout out!... we do really try to help! I can not wait to meet you when you get to Portland Maine!

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Awesome! A must do tour.

Riding on the vintage fire engine was awesome. Our tour guide Glenn was knowledgeable of the area and has a great personality! would definitely do it again.

Thank Prada424
Reviewed 25 October 2017
Superb tour with a great team

We cruised into Portland and walked to get on the tour, they gave us fireman jackets to keep out the sharp wind then off we went. Showing the sights even backing up a little so we all got great photos. A family on our tour...More

1  Thank bobail
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

bobail- Superb! We couldn't ask for a better review. Glad you and your family had a great time. Thanks again for joining us.

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Fun and informative tour

Our guide was very knowledgeable and complemented his narrative with pictures on a flat-screen TV that were surprisingly visible. He also had a great sense of humor that made the trip entertaining. However, if you're a shutterbug, it's not easy to take shots in any...More

1  Thank moakleyman50
Reviewed 20 October 2017
Fantastic Service and Great Tour & Tour Guide

The tour on the vintage fire engine is a very unique experience touring Portland! Our guide Glen is funny and knowledgeable. We had a good time getting to know the city and people. Moreover, I lost my lens cap on the engine, called them the...More

1  Thank Wycee L
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Wycee L- Thanks for the kind words! Glad we were able to get your lens cap back to you.

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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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