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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.
Reviews (109)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Fun and informative

The driver and narrator were absolutely awesome. We learned a lot about the history of Portland Maine and the surrounding islands. We had an excellent time and got to see a lot of the city and also got some tips of places to visit in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Chungyeh6174
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Chungyeh6174- Glad to read you think our driver and guide are awesome! Thanks for taking the tour with us and for the great review.

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Cancelled with no warning!

We were so excited to go on this tour, My husband is a fireman and this was something we had really been looking forward to experiencing, we went out of our way to book a (more expensive) local hotel so we wouldn't risk missing the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
10  Thank Tzivia R
Reviewed 17 August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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 9 August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank robertah340
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Rosemary C
4 September 2018|
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Response from Kate20145 | Reviewed this property |
On and off is about 8 steep steps. The truck parks on the street by the curb, there is handicap parking close by
Tim D
23 August 2018|
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Response from robertah340 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. At a great distance. Can’t really see much.