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Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine provided by Portland Fire Engine Co

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Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
We are offering Small Group tours up to only 6 people as well as Private Charters upto 10 people to keep safe social distancing. The Fire Engine is wiped down between each run. Masks are required.
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    180 Commercial St
    180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    We are directly in front of Portland Lobster Co. Restaurant. We have a small kiosk in front of the blue fence. Meet the Fire Engine here! We leave prompltly on time so please plenty of time to park and to find us.
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  • Pass by
    Old Port
    Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal
    Shipyard Brewing Company
    Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum
    Portland Observatory
    Wadsworth-Longfellow House
    Portland Museum of Art
    Victoria Mansion
  • You'll end at
    180 Commercial St
    180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    We are directly in front of Portland Lobster Co. Restaurant. We have a small kiosk in front of the blue fence. Meet the Fire Engine here! We leave prompltly on time so please plenty of time to park and to find us.
    See address & details
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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 
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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Important Information
Departure Point
180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour
Exclusions
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (suggested)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lunahalogirl wrote a review Oct 2020
162 contributions36 helpful votes
This was a great tour. We got to see Portland and all the different neighborhoods while hearing about the city’s history. There is a strong connection to fires and firefighting that makes the fire truck aspect ever so much more so! The guide and driver were super
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Wow! We are so happy you thought our Tour was Great! All of us here at Portland Fire Engine Co. love our little city by the sea and love to show it off. Thank you for taking the time to review us!
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Samia Hassan wrote a review Oct 2020
Hudson, New Hampshire1 contribution1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative and the kids, who are both 5, loved it too. It’s something we would do again, for sure! I definitely, recommend this tour.
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
Responded Oct 16, 2020
Thank you for the Great Review! We designed the tour to be very informative and history based but at the same time being great fun for kids. We really appreciate your recommendation. Stop by and say hello next time you are in town.
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Michael P wrote a review Oct 2020
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The driver Mike and our guide Riley were awesome. Quick hour tour with native Portland Riley who shared historic highlights and personal insights in a fun and interesting way. Very enjoyable way to learn about this key Maine city.
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
Responded Oct 6, 2020
We agree! Mike and Reilly are pretty awesome! We designed our tour to be the perfect overview of Portland Maine. We fill the 50 minute tour with history facts, shopping ideas as well as food and drink recommendations. Thank you for the review!
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Kathy G wrote a review Oct 2020
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We loved this tour! Lots of fun, great history, tips for places to visit and nice open air ride....perfect for Corona times.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
Responded Oct 6, 2020
We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour! Small Group Safe is the way we will with Covid 19 and being open aired maked our Fire Engine the perfect way to see our beautiful city.
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Explore541352 wrote a review Oct 2020
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The guide was very interesting and informative! It was a fascinating ride throughout the city. The guide also had a great sense of humor!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
Responded Oct 6, 2020
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our Fire Engine Tour! We try to make our tour very informative and our local guides add their own twist to seeing the city of Portland Maine. Thanks again for coming along.
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By: Portland Fire Engine Co
KathleenB7777
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Great little tour!!!
This was a fantastic tour around Portland! The guys are engaging and funny. We learned so much about Portland and r
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dsus21216
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Perfect way to see Portland
The firetruck tour was a great experience! Booking the tour and finding the meeting spot were easy. The tour itself
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mjtasnady
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great idea
Four of us took the tour. Our guide was very well informed and made the tour very interesting. I had to make the tr
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GregF72
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Fire Truck Tour
Informative and fun. Filled with facts. Comfortable. Reasonably prices. Great way to see important areas of Portlan
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sanastasio90
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Great Overview of the City
Really enjoyed our tour. The tour was the perfect length - enough to give you good history on the city and it's mai
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EJ1996
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#PugApproved
Had an enjoyable time on this tour during our short time in Portland. Great views, and was nice learning some Portl
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bubba6358
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very informative
great tour must do while in town informartion was great very timely great staff good communication skills
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456rct
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Wonderful time!
The tour guide provided lots of very interesting history of the Portland area. We saw many wonderful historical pla
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rachleal
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Great Tour!!
This was our first time in Portland, ME and I am so glad we did this tour!! The tour guide was very friendly and kn
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Eddyb1964
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Portland Fire Company Fire Truck ride
Took Grandson here and he really enjoyed it. He loved the backup alarm and how bumpy it was. The guy warned us BUT
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KristinP-CTFoodie
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Great way to see this city affordable and learn about the history for a relaxing drive
Paul was our guide and our drive was so sweet as well. Very friendly and fun and made for an interesting way to get
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linbuns
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Visit to Portland
I am a firefighter and I was amazed on how they took a fire truck and made it into a tour bus.. Awesome.. The peopl
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Voyage682578
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Fun in Portland
We had a great time riding around with Dan and Keith. Dan was great showing us the sights and explaining the histo
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jacqksweet
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Really great for the beginning of a trip
The tour was very informative about Portland’s history and had lots of suggestions for other things to do and see.
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K3119VHsamanthas
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Fun and educational
We learned a lot and got a good overview of Portland. The staff were fun and made the tour entertaining. Highly rec
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  • Duration: 50m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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