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50 Min. Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland, Maine Aboard a Vintage Fire Truck

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  • 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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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.
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide, Glenn, was great and informative. It was such a nice introduction to Portland. It was a great way to get a feel for the city with some historical background. It provided with options to explore more in-depth for the remainder of our...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Q3327BYrobins
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Portland as a port of call during a cruise and had booked this tour online. They offer great Service, from an email reminder About the tour the day before and a call in the morning to make sure we know where to find...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank madforcruising
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the Portland observatory, this tour was recommended to us. For 50 minutes it was a pleasant and historical tour to take. Tip: bring a jacket or sweater.

Thank NYJUDE
Keith N, Manager at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi NYJUDE- Our 50-minute tour is designed to be an overview of the city... short but sweet. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was really fun. The old fire engine is comfortable and in great condition. The tour guide was really nice and informative. His casual style made the tour even more fun. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Dress warm, based on weather conditions.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rcamaro2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We so enjoyed this! It was very informative and entertaining! The guys were great! The perfect thing to do if you want a overview of the waterfront area.

Date of experience: May 2019
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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 robertah340 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. At a great distance. Can’t really see much.
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