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Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine

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  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit Portland’s scenic coast, historic sites and most vibrant neighborhoods with a sightseeing and shopping tour on a classic fire engine. Get great views of picture-perfect lighthouses and architecture from high up on the engine, and listen to live narration as you tour the city. Learn about Portland’s maritime past as you explore cobblestone streets with enjoy plenty of time to browse souvenir shops and sample the area’s most distinctive foods. Finish your tour in the heart of downtown, near historic wharves, restaurants and boutiques.
  • See lighthouses and historic places
  • Get unmatched views of the coast
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Unique, fun way to take in the sites

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Tour
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (suggested)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 180 Commercial St
    180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    We are directly in front of Portland Lobster Co. Restaurant. We have a small kiosk in front of the blue fence. Meet the Fire Engine here! We leave prompltly on time so please plenty of time to park and to find us.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • PLEASE LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR INCREASED TRAFFIC AND PARKING IN PORTLAND! Do Not trust your phones GPS for estimated time arrival.
  • ***We leave promptly at the designated time! Refunds are not provided for missed tours due to late/non arrival**
  • We just need the name that you booked with and the staff will check you in on the truck
  • Our address is 180 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Too expensive for the little we saw and the short distance we drove.
All good and the guide was very informative, the ride however was a bit bumpy, would definitely recommend to take it just wish it was a little longer.
We are all mobile, but if you have a bad back or can’t handle a bit of a bumpy ride, this would be a challenge.
492 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Marie_V, Nov 2022
We had gorgeous weekend weather, so the views were unbelievable! Paul, our guide, was entertaining and had lots of interesting facts about Portland and the history of the city that made the tour more fun. One hour was just enough time to see the important parts of the city - enough to know areas/places where we might want to go back to spend more time. It's a good way to get the lay of the land before you go exploring on your own. We had a great time!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much Marie for the great review! I am glad you found the short 50 minute tour to be the prefect way to see our amazing city of Portland. We designed it to be a great way to figure out what you want to do with your time while in Portland. Stop by and say hello next time you are in Portland. Thanks again!
Native tour guide a plus!
Sally_B, Nov 2022
Tour guide's knowledge of Portland's history was very thorough/entertaining. Even in the third week of October, the weather was perfect, and it didn't look like tourist season was over yet! Deleted a star because the seating was rather uncomfortable...that was the consensus of the 4 adults in my group. Perhaps take a pillow to sit on??
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the awesome review Sally! I am very happy that you and your group enjoyed your tour so much and found it so entertaining. Portland Maine is an amazing city! The Fire Engine is a 1971 pumper that we refitted to do tours and is certainly not perfect but we feel it adds an authentic take on our fire history in Portland. Stop by and say hello next time you are in town.
Portland by Paul
Robert_E, Oct 2022
We enjoyed the sights and the colorful narration by Paul…he was specific, colorful, and very thorough.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Robert thank you for the Review! I agree that Paul is an amazing tour guide and a bit of a character for sure. He is very passionate about his hometown of Portland Maine and loves to show it off. When you are in town next please stop by and say hello.
Cool truck
Kristy_E, Oct 2022
Loved seeing the old sea captain mansions! They were beautiful! You keep asking me to say more and this is very annoying 🤨
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the 5 Star Review Kristy! I am thrilled you enjoyed our tour so much. I agree that Portland Maine is an amazing and beautiful little city by the sea.
Must do this!
Margot_M, Oct 2022
The firetruck is a must do in Portland. Driver/owner moved around town with ease. Our narrator was excellent! You can tell she loves talking about the area and does so with flair! We very much enjoyed the experience and seeing the town. Thank you!
Fun Firetruck Tour
Cheryl_G, Oct 2022
This was a very informative tour. We liked how they had a T.V. on the fire truck to illustrate historical facts. Great job.
Seeing everything and the...
hazel_j, Oct 2022
Seeing everything and the narrator /guide very good and novel transportation something different the guide was very knowledgeable
Unique tour we loved
sharon_g, Oct 2022
We loved our owner/driver and Amanda? Our tour guide. Both personable and friendly and make you feel like friends. Very informative tour which showed us areas we never realized to discover. Very informative and well worth it. Will do again when we come back and highly recommend
They sold our seats, we didn't go and want our money back
Alexander_J, Oct 2022
We were slightly late for the tour - they sold our seats to someone else. They could not fit us onto later trips and told us we should have viator refund our money
Response from Host, Oct 2022
I am sorry that you were late for your tour but we have a very tight schedule and leave exactly on the designated time. Occasionally we can fill those empty seats with folks that are there waiting but this is not always the case. Please contact me directly and i can see what happened that day and would be glad to fully refund you. Thank you. Our email is the best way to reach me. portlandtours@gmail.com or call me at 207-252-6358.
Very enjoyable
Clayton_W, Oct 2022
We were here with our mother, who is handicap and they were very accommodating. Great tour. They did a great job. We would highly recommend them.
Crowd Pleaser!
Michelle_N, Oct 2022
5 of us - all different ages went on the tour and loved it. Entertaining and educational. Very nice tour guide. Highly recommend
Kathleen_S, Oct 2022
this was so much fun, our tour guide was young but so well informed and great personality. This was one of our favorite things we did on our 1 week trip
Great tour
Eddy_O, Oct 2022
Excellent tour! Amanda’s narration was fantastic. Really knowledgeable about Portland. Easy to find location.
Burn it down around the town
Vickie_W, Oct 2022
Keith and Amanda were AWESOME! So much personality and knowledge about the city. We loved that Amanda was interactive with the group…like trivia. She made it so fun.
Loved the truck, and the...
Terry_H, Oct 2022
Loved the truck, and the guide and driver we so nice and informative. Great way to see the city on a unique way
Fun Intro to Portland
Meredith_S, Sep 2022
The guide was friendly, and provided much interesting information. It was a perfect introduction to the overview of Portland!
Well worth the money!
Stanford_M, Sep 2022
The tour guide had a low key delivery that was prefect for us. We know so much more about the city thanks to him! The truck could use some new shocks. The ride was tuff on my back.
The tour guide was very...
Jane_F, Sep 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the driver was humourous. The history of Portland was informative and very interesting.
So Cool
Renea_G, Sep 2022
The guy who guided the tour with all the history was funny he did a great job!! A little bumpy and the construction didn’t help but hey it was still an amazing experience.
Fun and facts w local folks
Starr_K, Sep 2022
The owner/driver and tour narrator were charming and informative. Lots of history plus fun anecdotes from local folk. We had a little rain to contend with and they provided complimentary ponchos and no one’s spirits were dampened at all. Definitely recommend!


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