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Portland Fire Engine Co

180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-252-6358
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Awesome! A must do tour.

Riding on the vintage fire engine was awesome. Our tour guide Glenn was knowledgeable of the area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Prada424
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Menifee, California
Entertaining and informative

The guides are great! Entertaining and kind, make you feel right at home. The tour gives a great... read more

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Reviewed 7 November 2017
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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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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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+1 207-252-6358
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riding on the vintage fire engine was awesome. Our tour guide Glenn was knowledgeable of the area and has a great personality! would definitely do it again.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

The guides are great! Entertaining and kind, make you feel right at home. The tour gives a great mix of historical and current information. We took this tour as our first activity in Portland and were glad we did. It set a great tone for...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Overall great tour. Guide was amazing! Perfect amount of time. Highly recommend for adults and children.

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Thank jmickyd
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

jmickyd- Thanks for the 'highly recommend' review. We're glad to read you had a good time.

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

It was a great day to be in an open air fire truck touring around Portland. The tour guide was fun and informative it was an awesome tour. Highly recommended

Thank gn2lk
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We're glad you joined us on a tour in Portland and we're glad you had a great time! Thanks for the review and recommendation.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I enjoyed this ride. We were greeted with a friendly greeting. The tour itself was packed full of lots of very interesting history during the whole ride. I enjoyed the tour!

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Thank Janice T
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Janice T- Sounds like you had a good time and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Thank you.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were in Portland for a day, as part of a New England/Canada cruise. We did not know what to expect either in regard to Portland or the tour. Both more than exceeded our expectations. The tour staff were welcoming, knowledgable and engaged those of...More

Thank Victoria-Midnight
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Victoria-Midnight- Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you had a great time and exceeded your expectations!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We cruised into Portland and walked to get on the tour, they gave us fireman jackets to keep out the sharp wind then off we went. Showing the sights even backing up a little so we all got great photos. A family on our tour...More

Management response:Responded 1 November 2017

bobail- Superb! We couldn't ask for a better review. Glad you and your family had a great time. Thanks again for joining us.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Quick , under an hour. Great historical content. Perfect for families with young ones. The narrator was wonderful- super knowledgeable.

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Thank mirandcl
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

mirandcl- Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great tour,Fun and knowledgeable guide. Had a real dalmation along for the ride which mad it even more fun.

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Thank georgemY1285YW
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

georgemY1285YW- Glad you enjoyed..... and the real dalmation was an extra surprise for all of us! Although dogs are always welcome on our tour, this was the first dalamation of the year. Thanks again for taking the tour with us.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had limited time with no car in Portland and this was just what we needed. Tour guide was packed with knowledge. An hour tour that pointed out all the highlights. Made us definitely want to return for s linger stay. Would definitely recommend.

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Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks Lisa for the review and the recommendation. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Portland!

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