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Private Narrated Portland Sightseeing Tour Aboard Vintage Fire Engine

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Hop aboard a vintage fire engine for this short sightseeing tour of Portland. You'll drive past some of the city's most beautiful sites, including its old lighthouses and pretty buildings. A knowledgeable guide will be onboard to narrate the tour, while photographs provided by the Maine Historical Society will play on a large flat-screen TV!
    What to Expect
    Portland Fire Engine Co. operates a unique narrated sightseeing tour 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 the cobble stoned streets that make up our wonderful city. The tour is a great way of reliving Portland’s past. Viewing the area while high up on the Fire Engine gives amazing views of Casco Bay as well as fantastic opportunities for photographs.

    This private tour is approximately 50 minutes in length and are fully narrated by a very knowledgeable guide while displaying high resolution photographs from the Maine Historical Society via our on-board multimedia system, which includes a large flat LED TV.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Commercial Street
    • Private Narrated Tour aboard Vintage Fire Engine for up to 12 people
    • Professional Driver/Guide
    • See the sights of Portland, Maine on this 50-minute small group private sightseeing tour
    • Food and beverages
    • Gratuities (suggested)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Please leave plenty of time for increased traffic and parking in Portland. Do Not trust your phones GPS for estimated time arrival.
    • We just need the name that you booked with and the staff will check you in on the truck
    • Traffic can be very heavy in Portland so give yourself extra time for parking
    • We leave promptly at the designated time! Refunds are not provided for missed tours due to late/non arrival.
    • Please provide a cell phone number that you will have with you when you are in Portland. We may need to contact you regarding your tour
    • Flat rate for private tour for groups from 1 to 12 travelers/seats.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our group of 12 took the private tour late in the afternoon for an hour around Portland, learned a lot about the town's history. Our group included some young children and it was very kid friendly. Would highly recommended.
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    Our group of 12 took a private tour with Glen and Michael for an hour around Portland. Very kid friendly and the adults were allowed to take drinks on board. Learned a lot about the town and got some great pictures. Would highly suggest for anyone looking for an affordable
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    Response from Keith N, Owner at Private Narrated Portland Sightseeing Tour Aboard Vintage Fire Engine
    Responded 17 Sep 2019
    Thanks for the shout out Brian! We are so glad your group enjoyed our family style tour. Dan is very passionate about Portland and Mike is great and driving the Fire Engine.
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    This was a really hard review to write. My husband and I are both Maine natives. We have been living in Portland (Eastern Prom) for 12+ years and always got excited to see the Fire Truck tour truck driving around our neighborhood. When I’d see it I’d always look at my husband
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Portland Fire Engine Co
    776 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    John H
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    Verg good
    Unusual and entertaining way of seeing the sights around Portland. Guys doing the tour were good, and it was worth
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    Vernon, New Jersey
    Cruise Stop
    Glad we booked this tour. Change in pace from the more usual bus tour. Our driver did a good job and our guide, a
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    GTR G
    Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
    Great tour!
    I’m stingy with 5 star ratings, but this tour deserves it. First, the vehicle is fun. It’s equipped with a
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    Sue B
    Derby, United Kingdom
    A very wet and windy day
    Booked this tour for my parents thinking it would be a good way for them to stay dry whilst seeing the town
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    Diane K
    Terrific Tour
    Knowledgeable & friendly driver and tour guide provided excellent tour highlighting the important landmarks,
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    Redford, MI
    A Great Tour of a Very Interesting City!
    We decided to take the tour of Portland on our Autumn tour of Maine. The tour was just shy of an hour, but it was
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    What an awesomely fun (and educational!) way to see the city!
    My husband and I were visiting from Houston and although it was our second visit to New England (Rhode
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    Peter S
    Mid Coast Maine, Maine
    Fun tour for a large family!!!
    Our group of 12 took the private tour late in the afternoon for an hour around Portland, learned a lot about the
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    Wilsonville, Oregon
    Portland Main guided tour
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting
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    Portland tour
    Nice enough guides but was it worth $100 for 2 adults and a 2&4 year old... quite simply no.... make sure you take
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    Karen W
    Portland Tour
    You would think that a 50 minute ride around the city would leave something lacking but the tour was great. The
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    Jennings, Louisiana
    Fun and informative
    The driver as well as the guide made the tour fun plus informative. They stopped so we could take pictures. The
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    Fun, informative and creative.
    Fun, creative and informative tour of Portland. It only lasts an hour. You sit in the back of the truck - so bring
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    Tim R
    Excellent tour
    This tour was excellent. Dan is a "Top Notch" tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and quick witted too. Mike is a
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    Apex, North Carolina
    Dan the Man
    Perfect introduction to the Portland peninsula. It’s a 45-50 minute loop from Commercial street to the Eastern
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