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Portland Fire Engine

Portland, ME, USA
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About Portland Fire Engine
Portland Fire Engine Co. offering narrated sightseeing tours of Portland Maine aboard a Vintage Fire Engine. We explore the peninsula of Portland and its many lighthouses and forts as well as the amazing architectural buildings hidden inside of the cobble stoned streets that make up our wonderful city. The tour is a great way of reliving Portland’s past, present and future. The viewing area high up on the Fire Engine gives amazing views of Casco Bay as well as fantastic opportunities for photographs. We are a highly rated tour operator in Portland so please check out some of our 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor below. The sightseeing tours are approximately 50 minutes in length and are fully narrated with a very knowledgeable guide displaying high resolution photographs from the Maine Historical Society through our on-board multimedia system which includes a large flat LED TV. We begin and end our tours in the heart of the Old Port which is a great way to discover all that our magical city has to offer. This area of the city is great for sightseeing tours as well as the world famous shopping and the amazing restaurants, pubs and shopping. Informative and Fun for All Ages Sightseeing Tours begin and end at 180 Commercial St. (Located in front of Portland Lobster Co.)
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Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine

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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from $35.00
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rseichter wrote a review Yesterday
Cincinnati, Ohio1 contribution
We were a group of 11 ranging in age from 5 to 79. This tour was an easy, fun way to see Portland. Riley and Keith were so welcoming and provided an excellent overview of the city, including why it was appropriate to be riding on a fire truck. The tour conveniently picks you up at the waterfront and lasts 50 minutes, which was the perfect length. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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nolatar1 wrote a review Jun 2022
South Shore, Kentucky1 contribution
Fun ride, super nice, super knowledgeable. Great experience! First time in Portland? A great starting point for further exploration.
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Teacher_Mother wrote a review Jun 2022
Reading, MA532 contributions117 helpful votes
We took this tour on our first morning in Portland. It was great. The owner/driver was very personable & fun. Our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable about both the history and the current happenings of Portland. There is a large computer monitor on board that allows the guide to show historical pictures and gives good perspective to what you are seeing. The tour makes a loop around Portland passing historical buildings, parks, restaurants & shops. The tour gave us good ideas for places to visit during our stay. Highly recommend.
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine
Responded 4 days ago
We love seeing Excellent in a review header and are thrilled you give us such a high recommendation! Everyone here at Portland Fire Engine Co. Tours love teaching and showing of our gem of a city by the sea. We designed it to be the perfect overview and to give ideas of places to eat, drink and explore after the tour. We also agree the TV monitor, full of historical images from the Maine Historical Society, just adds to the depth of our history in town, Thanks again.
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TDuncan wrote a review Jun 2022
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It was very informative and enjoyed the ride. The driver did pull over at a few spots to talk more indepth about some of the sights which is better than driving by real fast and missing out on the site cause they were in a hurry This guy took his time and we didn't miss anything
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine
Responded 4 days ago
Well we really thank you for taking time out of your day to review us! We designed the tour with stops to relax a minute and really take in the views and history of our great little city and we are thrilled that it shows. We are so happy you enjoyed it so much and found it informative.
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Dreamer225842 wrote a review Jun 2022
13 contributions19 helpful votes
We had one day in Portland and the tour was great. It gave us information about the city and showed us sights that would of taken us more time to find and do on our own.
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Response from Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks so much for the awesome review you wrote. We are thrilled that our brief overview of the entire peninsula of a gorgeous little town gave you ideas of what to do when you get off the Fire Engine. All of us here love teaching guests about Portland Maine.
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