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Portland Fire Engine Co
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Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine
Ranked #5 of 32 Tours in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Midway, Ohio, United States
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What great fun!!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We noticed the fire truck rolling down the street. And being a Firefighter I my curiosity was caught. We paid our tickets and climbed aboard the former hose-bed water tank area of the truck (which by the way is illegal to ride in on an operating fire truck) that in it's self was a treat for a Firefighter. The guide was a very knowledgeable local who answered all questions in a friendly manor like we had been friends for years. Driver offered smooth ride.Would highly recommend this to all, Firefighter or not. Great way to tour the city. P.S. just like the guide said the Fire Museum was closed (you know Firefighter schedules) Thank you to the crew for a wonderful experience. Leo.

Visited July 2013
Thank Leo P
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun Narrated Tour”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

The tour guide, Pete, had a real grasp of the area. My wife,10 year old son, 7 year old son and myself all enjoyed this tour on the truck that looks like a fire engine. If you want a nice 50 to 60 minute tour that gives you a quick lesson on Portland history this is for you. Family friendly fun!

Visited July 2013
Thank robdolphins
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youngstown, ohio
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Cute and informative”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The man who owns this tour is a local guy and very kind. A different man who does the tour is passionate about the history of Portland and made this tour very interesting. Great for the whole family!

Visited July 2013
Thank travelagent35
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Newport, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A lovely way to see Portland”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had been to Portland several times, but never really left the waterside area, so this gave us a good way to see what else the city had to offer.
It was a lovely day, and that helps, the chap who was our guide was informative and good fun and was able to point out a lot of places of interest.
Yes I would recommend it, and yes I think children would also enjoy the experience.

Visited May 2013
Thank Colin C
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Rockville, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pete's Portland”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Pete, our tour guide on the fire truck was a blast! He gave us a lot of Portland history from a lay mans point of view.His easy manner & knowledge was really enjoyable.Price was very reasonable & he made it a FUN Tour!

Visited September 2012
Thank James G
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