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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...more
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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+1 207-252-6358
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our adventure got cancelled a few hours before for mechanical difficulties. It was the only day we had available for the tour. Kind of a bummer. I get that things happen, but as a business owner myself, I've always learned to have a plan B!...More

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Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi yogaangie, I sincerely apologize that we had to cancel your tour. It is very hard for me to tell folks that we are not able to run but owning a 1971 Fire Engine sometimes things do go wrong. We really had tried to be...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Any tour is only as good as your guide and Glen was great. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions and make all feel welcome. The old time fire trucks are a great novelty and perfect for young kids....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Perhaps I could have given a 5 star had we been able to see anything. It was a very foggy day and we pretty much had to take the tour guides word for what we were seeing. He did an excellent job and appeared to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well done tour of Portland.The thing we appreciated the most was the small size (around 15 people) as it allowed the tour guide (very nice and knowledgeable person) to be more attentive to everybody’s needs/questions/interests.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tour guide and driver, so friendly with all attendees. This gentleman knew much about the city’s history and covered all areas. The tour encompasses just enough time for necessary knowledge especially when we were there for just 3 days. Very affordable and encourage all...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family has enjoyed the tour very much. We've had a great time! We were able to get a glimpse of Portland and look forward to going back to Portal in the future.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed my time on the Portland Fire Engine Co tour. Very informative for history buffs like myself as well as people looking to learn about the current places and attractions from a set of kind locals.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and a compliment to your business! Also enjoyed the visuals you added to our experience. Our driver was very good & he too was friendly. My friends from out of state loved it!Thank you.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent guided tour in an incredible modified classic fire truck to see downtown Portland. Very knowledgeable guide (Glen you are the man!) who knows all the history of the area. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting this city!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a private tour for our group of 9. We all loved it including our 3 yo. A fun, unique and educational tour of the city.

Thank Linda S
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Linda! Glad your entire group enjoyed the tour. It's definitely a fun way to see the city. Thanks again for the review.

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CAJC46
June 24, 2018|
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Response from LaurafromLouisville | Reviewed this property |
Click above on " attractions in Portland" under the Portland Fire Engine Co Questions and Answers Banner. It will take you to their website where you can check availability and book online. You can also cancel 24 hours in... More
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April 26, 2018|
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Response from Keith N | Property representative |
Hi there...the closest parking is at Fisherman's Wharf Parking. Check Google Maps for 180 Commercial St. There are other parking lots in the area but Portland can get very busy so leave plenty of time to find one. Thank... More
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