Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

Badge of ExcellenceNewport, United States

From USD 26.75

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Explore the best of Newport, Rhode Island on a trolley tour
  • Drive past more than 150 point of interest
  • Enjoy guided commentary to learn more about each location
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures

What's Included

  • For Ages 5+, board our luxurious, comfortable late model trolley with leather captain's chairs
  • Our breathtaking, narrated scenic overview trolley tour of Newport
  • See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 23 America's Cup Ave
    23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

    Departure Point: Newport Transit Center, Platform #2 (outside) - white trolley 23 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Newport Travel Trolley Tours

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ocean Drive (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Departure point is the Newport Transit Center, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport RI, platform #2
  • Public parking is available at the Transit Center. Fees for parking May 1 to Oct 31
  • The duration of this tour is 70-90 minutes, depending on traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour departs promptly at scheduled time. We cannot hold the trolley for stragglers. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. We may sell the seats of passengers who are not on time to others who are waiting on standby
  • There are no refunds to passengers who arrive late and miss the tour
  • Our drivers have updated manifests on their smart phones. Cancelled tickets are not accepted for admission
  • Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The trolley is not handicapped accessible. Driver may assign seating based on customer's physical needs
  • There are no longer any covid restrictions. All seats and rows are utilized and face coverings are not required
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

If you have never been to Newport, this trolley tour is a must-do.
Great, informative and entertaining tour - a great value for the money.
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Greatest tour guide for Newport!
Anthony_W, Mar 2023
The entire tour was excellent-informative and enjoyable! We did the audio tour in the beginning of the wk since the trolley wasn’t running. Being disappointed in the audio we decided to do the trolley even if it was at the end of our vac. week.
Do it!
scott_b, Nov 2022
Great tour and great tour guide. Trolley Rob was entertaining and informative about Newport history! Highly recommend!
Newport Sights and Insights!
Helaine_M, Nov 2022
Beautiful sights and great tour guide, Trolly Rob. We learned a lot about the Guilded Age. Thank you!
‘George’ was phenomenal...
Kristen_F, Nov 2022
‘George’ was phenomenal ❤️😂🤗😎. He went out of his way to personalize the experience and make it truly memorable.
Nice tour
kathie_h, Oct 2022
Very informative tour comfortable and priced well. Could do without all the corny jokes and annoying theatrics.
Very Informative
Lisa_B, Oct 2022
Trolley Rob was our driver and did an excellent job. He told great stories about the different times of Newport. You only think of Newport as the Gilded age but there’s so much more.
Pamela_F, Oct 2022
Trolly Joe was pleasant, and although informative it was hard to see where we were and the sights through the windows therefore I wouldn’t recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2022
You reviewed the wrong trolley company. There is no one named Joe working for us.
A great experience
Denise_C, Oct 2022
Driver Rob was GREAT. Made the tour memorable and fun. Would definitely recommend this your. Well worth the money
The tour guide was very...
Linda_S, Oct 2022
The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. We learned a lot about Newport and we would recommend the tour to anyone.
Newport Trolley Tour
Maranda_J, Oct 2022
Our guide was awesome! So informative and funny. Got a beautiful view of the mansions. Would highly recommend this experience.
Enjoyed seeing the town...
John_T, Oct 2022
Enjoyed seeing the town and highlights pointed out by Trolley Rob. He was a personable, knowledgeable, and pleasurable guide. Thanks!
Fun Trolley
Susan_P, Oct 2022
We had Rob as our tour guide. He was funny and knew many facts about what he was showing us. I’d recommend this tour to other people. It was fun!
Great visit to the Mansions and around Newport.
Joann_S, Sept 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and witty. Jo’s American Bistro was very good. The narration of the trip was excellent.
Superb guide! Comfortable...
Rachel_Z, Sept 2022
Superb guide! Comfortable ride ! Strongly recommended It was very easy to find the meeting point and everything runs on time
We loved the whole thing...
Lindsay_C, Sept 2022
We loved the whole thing start to finish! Will definitely recommend this tour and especially Trolley Rob!
Great time with Trolley Rob
Alicia_H, Sept 2022
Trolley Rob was fantastic. We had a great time! Even in the pouring rain! We really learned a lot and we had been to Newport many times before. Highly recommend!
I loved the narrated part...
Ann_B, Sept 2022
I loved the narrated part of the tour I learned so much more than I would have on my own The Breakers Mansion was magnificent
Driver was entertaining...
Robert_D, Sept 2022
Driver was entertaining and very knowledgeable. Trolley was comfortable. Would recommend to others visiting area
Great Trolley Tour
Courtney_G, Sept 2022
Our guide Carlos was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour to see the sights and learn about the history of Newport. My sons are ages 18, 16, and 12 and we all were engaged from start to finish. Thank you!
Shelley_D, Sept 2022
History of Newport was very informative by the driver. He was very knowledgeable and fairly funny. Wished it would have open windows