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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
Visit one of Newport's gorgeous Gilded Age mansions on a trolley tour that includes admission to Marble House, The Breakers, or Rosecliff. Choose the one that interests you most, taking in antique art and furnishings that are a fascinating glimpse of daily life in historic Newport. And since the trolley tour explores Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue, it's a great way to get an overview of the city's exclusive neighborhoods and beautiful coastal scenery, with an onboard guide to share Newport facts and history as you explore.
Newport Neighborhood Food Tour
Exploring Newport is even more fun on this Newport food walking tour, which introduces you to top Newport bites and city sights. Eat where the locals do at restaurants that are tucked away from the city’s main arteries—you might try locally sourced meats, Irish baked goods, or craft beer. As you walk between destinations, your guide shares stories about the city’s architecture and history.
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
Get an insider’s introduction to the historic, coastal Newport during this attraction-packed trolley tour. Listen to entertaining and informative live narration on the Rhode Island city while you get a front-row peek at sights along the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive. Tours include admission tickets to one Newport mansion, including the Breakers, the Marble House, or Rosecliff.
Majestic Mansion Tour
Hop aboard a trolley for a sightseeing tour of the historic buildings along Newport's Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue. Pass by the summer residences of prominent people and hop off at one of the mansions for a closer look. See the first public library, the oldest surviving synagogue, Fort Adams, and the Newport Naval Academy. A headset is provided so you don’t miss a word your guide says.
Crime and Cuisine on Federal Hill
A food tour with a felonious twist! The Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence is one of its hottest destinations, home to some of the best Italian food in the world. This tour will give you a smorgasbord of its best bites and drinks, from fine Italian wine to house made pasta. Come hungry! The Hill was also home to some historic characters who dabbled on the wrong side of the law. Follow the intrigue of State v. Patriarca, when a future mayor took on a mob boss; learn about the corruption which brought Rhode Island's banking system to its knees in the '90s, and about a raid on an illegal dice game that sent a Providence Police Officer through a second-story window. Guests under 21 will not be served alcohol on this tour.
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
Discover the beauty of Newport, Rhode Island, and its historical mansions on a trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Also included is admission to The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion and U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
See two of Newport's most spectacular mansions on a trolley excursion that includes guided tours of The Breakers and Marble House, both former Vanderbilt homes. In addition to the two mansion tours, the trolley is a great way to get an overview of Newport's mansions and coastal scenery, as you'll cruise Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, two of the town's most exclusive neighborhoods. An onboard guide will share Newport facts and history throughout the tour, which passes more than 150 points of interest.
Newport RI Mansions Scenic Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)
See the historical and picturesque sights of Newport, Rhode Island, on this trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Check out the colonial architecture and admire the mansions of the United States' Gilded Age.
Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour
Hop into a pedicab for a private tour of Newport, Rhode Island. Your personal guide, who navigates through the area for you, tailors the tour to your interests and provides little–known anecdotes about Newport’s rich history. Unlike bus and shuttle tours, pedicab transport affords you unobstructed views of the scenery and plenty of photo opportunities.
Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour
Explore scenic Newport, Rhode Island at your own pace with this self-guided driving tour. Listen to enriching background on iconic historic mansions like the Bellevue House, the Elms, and the unmissable Vanderbilt estate known as The Breakers and visit public beaches and picturesque parks. Follow a live GPS map that works offline with customer support.
Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour
Explore scenic, Newport’s historic Cliff Walk at your own pace using this self-guided, GPS-based tour. Download an easy-to-use app and set off on an attraction-packed audio tour. Learn the little-known stories behind famous families of the Gilded Age—the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and other millionaires—and see their iconic oceanside mansions.
Newport Walking Food Tour
Combine the history of a walking tour with the culture of a food tour on this Newport walking tour. As you make your way to five restaurants featuring top Newport culinary delights, your guide tells you about the city’s from before the American Revolution, through the Gilded Age, and up to the present.
Newport Trolley Tour - Viking Scenic Overview
Get your bearings of Newport on a guided trolley tour of the city, which fills you in on Newport's history and contemporary culture as you travel among city sights. From restored homes on Ten Mile Ocean Drive to the legendary mansions of Bellevue Avenue, this tour introduces you to Newport with class and charm suitable of this historic city.
Holiday Lights Night Photography Tour
See, experience and photograph some of Cape Cod's prettiest holiday displays on our Cape Nights, Holiday Lights Guided Night Photography Tour! Hone your photography skills and learn how to shoot night photography during the holidays. Our destinations include displays in Falmouth, along the Cape Cod Canal, Woodshole and Nobska Light. Four great locations offering something for everyone. Transportation to all locations is included! You will be picked up at your hotel, Airbnb or rental anywhere on Cape Cod and dropped off safely at the end of our evening. Participants will receive printed course material and a matted print of one of that night's locations. All skill levels are welcome and participants need only their camera gear and a passion for discovering new ways to see this beautiful area after dark. You'll leave with great memories and a new skill learned from the area's only full time night photographer.
Price varies by group size
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What people are saying about Half-day Tours in Rhode Island
Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours"my husband and I came to Newport for our anniversary. We took the tour because we really had no idea of Newport. The trolly gave us a great overview of the town. But best, loved hearing all of the personal stories from our driver. Such a fun day to spend an afternoon"..."
Newport Neighborhood Food Tour"Our tour guide Cece was amazing and the experience was engaging, delicious and informative! Would recommend highly!"..."
Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours"The driver was entertaining, very knowledgeable, and very professional. He gave us a. terrific overview of the history of Newport. We really enjoyed the tour!"..."
Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)"Great day viewing the city and learning all the history with some extra funny side notes. Trolly Troy was a great driver with awesome knowledge. Thanks Troy!"..."
Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission"Our trolley operator (Ray Lynch) was fantastic! So knowledgeable and added many interesting facts and trivia, having grown up in Newport. He was a pleasure to meet."..."
Newport RI Mansions Scenic Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)"Great driver on the 1pm tour.. super knowledgeable and accurate. Great tour and lots useful information!!"..."
Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour"Justin was a great companion and story teller on our adventure. He was also funny and a great “driver”. Loved the experience of seeing city in this way. Also …surprisingly comfortable seats. My rear end and back were completely stable and pleased. Wear layers though! It gets cool in the evenings."..."
Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour"The beauty and history and being together driving and experiencing and building memories . Learning together with my grands was such a nice experience."..."
Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour"Parked at Easton Beach and walked entire cliff walk. Some sections were on rocks and a little scary. Wear good walking shoes. Downloaded app at home and had no problems using audio. Enjoyed hearing all the interesting facts about all the mansions. Would not have been as good just walking on our own without audio. Highly recommend."..."
Newport Walking Food Tour"Great tour that combines historical sites and stories with delicious local food and drink! Our group thoroughly enjoyed it!"..."
Newport Trolley Tour - Viking Scenic Overview"The driver was hysterical and so pleasant! Felt safe the whole time and was friendly to everyone on the bus"..."
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