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Exploring Portland, Maine: A Deep Dive into 38 Must-See Attractions with Portland Fire Engine Co. Tours

Welcome aboard the vintage 1971 Fire Engine of Portland Fire Engine Co. Tours, where history, culture, and adventure await! Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor exploring the Greater Portland area, join us on an exhilarating tour through Portland’s vibrant neighborhoods, picturesque waterfront, and cultural hotspots. Let’s embark on a journey through 38 must-see…

Discover the Best of Portland, Maine: A Tourist’s Guide to Sightseeing Tours

Portland Fire Engine Co. Tours offers the most unique and highest rated sightseeing tours of Portland Maine. Welcome to Portland, Maine – a charming coastal city brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty. If you’re looking to explore all that this vibrant city has to offer, you’re in the right place. Join us as we…

Exploring John Ford’s Portland: A Cinematic Journey Through Maine’s Gem

John Ford Portland Maine Welcome to Portland, Maine, a city steeped in rich history, maritime charm, and cinematic allure. While many know Portland for its picturesque landscapes and thriving culinary scene, few are aware of its deep connection to one of Hollywood’s most legendary filmmakers, John Ford. Join us on a captivating journey through Ford’s…

Savoring Portland, Maine: A Lobster Lover’s Guide to Local Restaurants

Welcome to Portland, Maine, where the briny breeze carries the tantalizing scent of freshly steamed lobster. As a coastal gem renowned for its seafood delicacies, Portland offers a plethora of dining options for those seeking to indulge in the ultimate crustacean feast. Join us on a culinary journey through the city’s top lobster restaurants, where…

Exploring Portland, Maine: A Brew Lover’s Guide to Local Craft Breweries

Welcome to Portland, Maine, where the salty sea air mixes with the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed beer. Nestled along the rugged coast of New England, this charming city boasts a vibrant craft beer scene that has earned it the nickname “Beervana.” From innovative microbreweries to historic brewpubs, Portland offers a diverse array of options…

Guiding Lights: Exploring Portland, Maine’s Charming Lighthouses

Welcome to Portland, Maine, a coastal gem renowned for its maritime history, picturesque landscapes, and iconic lighthouses. Embark on a journey with us as we uncover the fascinating stories behind these guiding beacons that have stood the test of time, illuminating the rugged shores and guiding sailors safely home for centuries. 1. Portland Head Light

Fodor’s Go List 2020 Portland Maine

Fodor’s Go List 2020 Portland Maine Portland has really been getting some great press from around the world. Here is another amazing article about our beloved Portland Maine. Fodor is one of the premier travel companies in the world and this year they voted Portland one of the top 52 Citys in the world to…

The Locks of Love

Locks of Love Portland Maine We started our tours of Portland Maine in May of 2012 on Commercial Street. Our new tour business needed a home base in 2012 but we wanted to be mobile as well.  We would be using new technologies for taking credit cards and utilizing an online ticketing system.  This would…

Boston Herald Article

  In May of 2013 the Boston Herald called us about our tours of Portland Maine with the Portland Fire Engine Co.  We were featured in the ROADTRIP Section with Ben & Jerry’s as well the Highland Lighthouse.  The following is the article in full from Thursday May 23, 2013. Hit The Road – These Cool…

News about our Tour of Portland Maine

Portland Fire Engine Co. has been in the news a lot since we began.  Right after we started or Fire Engine Tours in 2012 we were contacted by the Portland Press Herald and were interviewed about our great new sightseeing adventures.  Below is a copy of the article or you can read it on line at Portland Press Heralds Site. News Article from Portland Press Herald:  Seeing Portland from a pumper   An enterprising tour veteran starts up a business by capitalizing on the city’s rich firefighting history. For Paul Mesuk, a longtime firefighter from Bloomfield, N.J., the allure of the bright red pumper, converted to a sightseeing vehicle, was too much to pass up. “When I saw the antique firetruck, I had to check it out,” said Mesuk. “I think it’s a great idea. It’s unusual.” He was referring to one…

Check it out! Articles about our Tour.

In August of 2012 we had Cute Potato reach out to us.  They came down and did a Fire Engine Tour and just loved it.  Check out the article they wrote about their experience below.   Portland by Fire Truck MP steers clear of touristy sorts of things most of the time, but when Keith Nuki, owner of the Portland Fire Engine Co., invited the team to tour Portland by fire truck, she was intrigued. Keith’s 1971 Fleetstar truck is hard to resist, especially when it comes to kids who love fire engines. The vintage truck is parked outside Portland Lobster Co. Freeport native and USM student Patrick O’Reilly leads the multimedia, historic tour. The kids are given fire helmets to wear before climbing the back ladder up to their seats. Inside, there’s a flat screen TV that displays historic…

Portland Maine tour competition is great for everyone!

On June 1, 2013 the Bangor daily News ran a story on the new tours in Portland and the growth Portland was seeing.  Check out the article below. Guides say Portland’s tour wars good for business Want to catch lobsters? Dine in the city’s trendy eateries? Be scared by ghost stories? This spring there are more specialty tours to show visitors around Maine’s largest city than ever before. But instead of spreading the tourism dollars too thin, the eclectic array of choices means more business for everyone. “Are they detracting from one another? I think they actually encourage people to take more tours,” said Barbara Whitten, president and CEO of the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau. “There are upward of 7 million people who come into this region [annually], so I think we’ve got enough [tourists] to sustain them…