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Portland Fire Engine Co

180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-252-6358
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Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tour guide” (41 reviews)
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-252-6358
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Reviewed yesterday

Would be nice if it were a little longer. Guide was knowledgable and informative. It was tight fit but comfortable way since you are elevated being in an old fire engine.

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Thank jim h
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My dad is 83 and had never visited Portland ME and wanted to go. I saw this tour option and bought the tickets online. It was an AWESOME tour. It was a great way to be able to see the city with him. Guy our...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 2 days ago


Thank Wycee L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived on a cruise ship, and it wasn't far to get to the pick-up area. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour guide and although you don't get out of the truck, it gives you an overall knowledge of where you want to visit on foot....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In town with my family, we were looking for an tour and though the fire engine was a unique perspective. We were provided real fire fighter jackets and the dialog was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank Justin C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The guide also answered patiently all questions raised by guests. The city of Portland has a reasonable traffic of vehicles which facilitated the tour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago


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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour guide and staf were amazing...he really knew his stuff. What an excellent way to view the city and learn about some great spots to stop. Thanks again for a job well done

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Thank Railene S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Mike and Glen were a great team and Glen was an encyclopedia of knowledge. We recommend this tour to everyone.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time on the Portland Fire Engine Co Tour!! Glen and Mike were fantastic! Mike was our driver and Glen our Tour Guide. He was so informative and made the tour a blast! He involved my kids in the questions and was...More

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August 20, 2017|
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Response from dmendelss | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am unable to answer this question. We didn't utilize this attraction.
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Keith N | Property representative |
Hi Everyone... Yes a 5 year old would love to ride on the Fire Truck! We have Fire Jackets, Fire Hats and a lot of cool images on our flat screen TV that all kids enjoy. We also intentional made the tour only 50 minutes... More
November 18, 2015|
Response from Keith N | Property representative |
Hi there...We are a seasonal business and run from the first week of May thru the end of October. Thank you, Keith