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.