Newport Trolley Tour - Viking Scenic Overview

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From USD 25.00

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


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.
  • See the city's highlights on a guided tour of its major attractions
  • Open-sided trolley allows for clear views as you go
  • Learn about Newport's history along the way
  • Kid friendly tour suits the whole family

What's Included

  • 90-minute Narrated Trolley Tour of Historic Newport
  • Professional Guide
  • See over 150+ Points of Interest such as Bellevue Ave, Ocean Drive, Breakers & Marble House and More
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

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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Our tour guide was very...
jullie_d, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun, told us so many things we had no idea about We have been going to Newport for years Highly recommend for a rainy day
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for joining us!
Would definitely recommend to our friends.
Debra_B, Nov 2022
Tour was fascinating. Very informative. Dominic was GREAT!!! A born storyteller! He made the tour what it was...fabulous.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for joining!
Picturesque Newport by Trolley
Maryanne_E, Nov 2022
We toured Newport with Dominic as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Newport and thoroughly described the each era including delightful tidbits about the gilded age and the eccentricities of the social scene. Fabulous tour!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for joining us!
Ray was wonderful guide!
Jane_S, Nov 2022
The driver was very personable & funny. Our group enjoyed the sights & stories about Newport. Will recommend the trolley tour to friends.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
History and Fun
Barbara_D, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was great! He had a wealth of knowledge about Newport and made every part memorable and fun. I have explored Newport on my own and I never even knew there was a fort! I recommend you do this tour when you first arrive.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was very...
Lori_E, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, made learning about Newport fun and interesting. Loved seeing the summer cottages!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for coming along
Great day! Great experience
carol_s, Nov 2022
We had a wonderful time! The driver was awesome, filled with so many interesting facts along the trip Thank you
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Glad you enjoyed!
Quick Fall Newport Jaunt
Arlene_S, Nov 2022
The driver/guide was phenomenal. A beautiful overview of Newport. Very knowledgeable and informative, pleasant experience. Would absolutely recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for joining us
Newport and the Newsworthy
Susan_T, Nov 2022
It was so convenient to see Newport and take the "mansion drive" in the same excursion! The area is lovely, and the tour operator was knowledgeable and engaging! Interesting history tidbits were shared about the "rich and famous" and the downfall of the Gilded area, which only added to the gorgeous view by the waterfront. The quaint town of Newport is fun to walk through and enjoy the shops and restaurants. Don't miss it!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Best tour guide ever
Susan_L, Nov 2022
The whole ride was a wonderful experience. Our guide Ray was amazing. He obviously knew and loved his home town. Very entertaining and informative!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Wonderful experience
Annette_B, Nov 2022
Jim was very very knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot about Newport! I would highly recommend the tour
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Brenda_b, Oct 2022
Very good A lot of information Great driver very comfortable Right on time went with friends was in our own seats
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for joining us!
Would Recommend
Kevin_B, Oct 2022
Larry our tour guide was very good. Would recommend this tour. His humour brought the tour to life and really enjoyed the experience.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks Kevin!
The tour was very nice,...
Patricia_P, Oct 2022
The tour was very nice, but the trolley sound system made it near impossible to understand what the guide was saying.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Sorry - we will double check the stereo
Awesome scenic trip to see the 'cottages' around Newport.
Gayle_C, Oct 2022
The tour guide was fantastic. Dominique did an absolutely awesome job throughout the entire trip. His commentary was informative and funny. The Vanderbilt mansion - The Breakers was a treat!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Glad you enjoyed it!
Our guide was very...
Marc_K, Oct 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable but I wish he talked a little less. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for joining us. There is a lot of information to fit in during our narrated trolley tour.
Great historical tour!
LEBrewer310, Oct 2022
Our guide was fabulous! Funny, knowledgeable, extended our tour slightly to show us some extra sights. (Can't remember his name - an older gentleman with a hat, who had moved to the area about 6 years ago?). Anyway, he was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for joining us!
So well worth it! Our tour guide was a former history and religion teacher, and he brought the tour to life!
Debra_R, Oct 2022
Our guide interjected personal stories along the route. He was very informative and gave us all a Newport learning lesson. Great job!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Fun time
Renate_P, Oct 2022
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the trolley tour and highly recommend it! Dominick was so knowledgeable and very fun to listen to!
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Kim_V, Oct 2022
We lived in Newport 35 years ago and hadn’t been back in all the years. We decided to take a Viking tour to hear the history and see all we loved about Newport! We were very happy with our tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun.
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