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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Old Port
Casco Bay
Portland Fire Engine Co
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.
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
  • End your tour in historic Downtown, near wharves, restaurants, and shops 
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

3  Thank Chungyeh6174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

8  Thank Tzivia R
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

3  Thank yogangie
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 August 11, 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
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Rosemary C
September 3, 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
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Tim D
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Roberta H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. At a great distance. Can’t really see much.
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