Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours

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Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House Viking Tours

From USD 43.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • A half-day trolley tour of Newport with historic mansion admission tickets
  • Learn the little-known histories behind the scenic, colonial-era city from a live guide
  • Visit your choice of three mansions, including the Vanderbilts’ summer cottage
  • Travel comfortably in a trolley limited to sixteen tour participants

What's Included

  • 90-minute Driver Narrated Trolley Tour of Scenic Newport
  • Admission to the following Newport Mansion: The Marble House
  • Professional Guide
  • Learn about Newport’s history and significance
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Newport Gateway Center (Bus Terminal) Viking Trolley Post 3 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Trolleys depart from Post 3 at the Newport Gateway Center. The trolley will generally arrive about 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Viking Tours of Newport - Trolley Tours

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Ocean Drive (Pass By)

Bellevue Avenue (Pass By)

Marble House

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Viking Tours of Newport - Trolley Tours (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Languages Available: Audio and Written Guides are available at the mansions in one of the following languages. Please inquire upon arrival. Audio tours of The Breakers are available in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. The audio tour of Marble House is available in English, French, Spanish and German.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Trolley Upon Request (401) -847-6921
  • Wheelchair Accessible Trolleys Upon Request (401) -847-6921
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Newport Trolley Tour?

A:Yes - Parking is available at the Gateway Visitors Center, located at 23 America's Cup Ave. Rates are currently $2.00 for the first half-hour, $1.50 for each subsequent half-hour - Maximum per day: $24.50 (Rates subject to change)

Jun. 2021

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71 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great tour guide
PETER_C, Sept 2023
Tour guide was such a great guy very friendly and informative! We would recommend the tour to anyone
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thanks Peter!!
jason_g, Sept 2023
Ray was amazing and funny. While waiting for others to board, he helped people find their way to other destination.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Ray is a gem!
William_M, Sept 2023
Excellent tour of the Newport area narrated by a wonderful local named Ray. Not a memorized speech, but a truly interesting narrative of the area and it’s history. Marble House was interesting and worth the effort. Seats on the bus are a little uncomfortable but it’s only for a short time.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Glad you enjoyed Ray!
Trolley tour and marble house
Karen_P, Sept 2023
Our tour guide Joe was wonderful . He was so knowledgeable and very entertaining. He definitely enjoys his job. We enjoyed touring the marble house and would repeat this tour again in the future .
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thanks for the review
Great tour !
Leni_C, Sept 2023
Joe did a great job giving the history of the area, combined with good jokes!! Great tour-although description on Viator should read 3 hour tour so you can plan accordingly. Joe’s part was 90 minutes, but walking through a home is another 1.5.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Correct - 3 hours of total time. Glad you enjoyed Joe!
Entertaining and Informative Overview of Wonderful Newport
Abby_W, Aug 2023
Taking a guided tour is always an excellent way to get an overview of a place. This tour in particular was lively and fun, thanks much in part to our Guide & Driver. He provided juicy tidbits of history, insights into the locals of today and and made recommendations for places to be revisited in the future. The wooden trolley seats are not as comfortable as motorcoach seats, but the trolley is more nimble on the narrow streets and can stop faster and more conveniently - so that's the tradeoff. The Mansion tour aspect of the ticket was a little confusing because while I had purchased tickets for Marble House, I had to mention that specifically to the driver, as he assumed we were going to visit The Breakers. The process of getting off the trolley then meeting back up after we visited Marble House was simple enough - and the time allocated was adequate, but just offering in this review that not necessarily everyone on the trolley will be headed to the same mansion tour. Likewise, less mobile tourists should be aware of the stairs on the trolley and if they have issues with climbing or descending stairs there is no accommodation; the driver was very conscientious however, and assisted a guest with getting her (and her walker) on and off the trolley a couple of times.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Glad you enjoyed the tour.
I would recommend.
Grace_C, Aug 2023
Tour Guide was excellent and of course seeing the house. Tour Guide also stopped to allow pictures at the seashore.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Glad you enjoyed the tour
Great experience
Kirk_H, Aug 2023
Ray was insightful and added much local character , well worth the $. Just the right length of time spent.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Trolly tour
Diane_F, Aug 2023
The trip was fantastic our driver was great. We loved visiting the marble mansion. Our only complaint is that when booking it it said wheelchair accessible but the trolly we took wasn’t. Make sure to make it clear in the notes that you must check it off if you need it accessible. I never saw that note. All and all it was a wonderful experience and the driver did accommodate us.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We understand and we’re glad that Joe was able to help the other day. We always try and recommend that passengers who need the ADA lift call our Newport office. This way we can make sure that an ADA Trolley is scheduled. We recommend that people try and contact us 48 hours in advance. Glad you enjoyed the tour!
Marble House & Tour
Robert_B, Aug 2023
Our driver/guide was superb‼️; he had wealth of history to share & excellent driver. Would be nice to add 1/2 hr at Marble House so that we could lunch Pegoda Cafe overlooking water.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Glad you enjoyed the tour
Joe,our tour driver was...
Diane_M, Aug 2023
Joe,our tour driver was excellent, friendly,took us all around,very personable. Seemed to genuinely enjoy his job and went out of his way to accommodate us. He made the tour interesting and fun!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
The trolley driver and tour guide is an excellent narrator and historian!
Heidi_W, Aug 2023
The whole trip was great! It was interesting information regarding the billionaires and also it was nice to add in time to get off the trolley and view the natural areas.
Great tour
Susan_S, July 2023
The Breakers house was incredible. Our guide was very knowledgeable! Was a real insight into the the life and times of that era.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thanks Dominic
Robert_R, July 2023
Dominic did such a great job the hole trolley was in wonders. Great tour and fun to see so many cottages. Wow. Thanks
Response from Host, July 2023
Awesome time
Lynn_W, July 2023
The tour of the mansion. Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable and seemed to love the area himself which is nice.
Response from Host, July 2023
A Very Pleasant Tour
Elizabeth_S, July 2023
The guide was very informative and entertaining. We enjoyed getting off at a place of our choosing and being picked up at a scheduled time. A wonderful way to get acquainted with Newport. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Response from Host, July 2023
Glad you enjoyed the tour!
Hearing about the storied...
Nancy_T, July 2023
Hearing about the storied history of Newport. The driver/narrator did a great job. The mansion visit was not as interesting as the tour.
Response from Host, July 2023
Glad you enjoyed the Trolley Nancy!
Best tour
Darshan_G, July 2023
Enough time to enjoy everything. Dominick was fantastic and provided lots of information of town. Very informative. Really enjoyed.
Response from Host, July 2023
Accessible -but read my notes. Exceptional tour guide and customer service
Jean_G, May 2023
The tour and the customer service were really exceptional. Our guide Dan was a local, retired teacher who has lived in Newport all his life. He was a delightful narrator and was very kind and helpful with my mobility needs. Acessibility: be sure to contact the local provider to arrange getting an accessible trolley. I use a mobility scooter. I would suggest using a regular seat after getting your scooter on to the trolley otherwise your view is blocked by the grate of the lift. Touring the Breakers was tricky in some spots upstairs but the staff made sure I saw everything. That elevator was small and the staff didn't give up until my scooter was in that elevator. Kudos to the staff at the Breskers.
Response from Host, May 2023
We are glad that everything worked out for you. Thank you for being so understanding and flexible about your tour.
Newport by Trolly
Paul_G, May 2023
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!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you

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