Discover Providence Guided Sightseeing Tour

Badge of ExcellenceProvidence, United States

From USD 40.00

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


Explore the capital of Rhode Island, Providence, on a sightseeing bus tour that departs right from downtown. See the city's top sights including Brown University, Benefit Street, and Roger Williams Park, and enjoy the opportunity to walk around the historic Federal Hill neighborhood. While you drive around, your guide regales you with stories about Providence and its importance in American history.
  • See more than you would on a walking tour
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Providence
  • Travel in a spacious, climate-controlled vehicle
  • Get tips on where to eat, drink, and explore

What's Included

  • Tour Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Providence Visitor Information Center
      1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA

      Visitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Brown University

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Historic Federal Hill

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please be aware that during your tour the tour guide may take pictures of your tour group which could be used in future marketing materials or shared on one of our social media pages, if it’s a really great picture! If you would like to be tagged in a photo, or if you don’t want to be included in a photo, please let the tour guide know.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 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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    142 reviews
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    Educational tour
    Dennis_S, Oct 2022
    The tour was fantastic. The tour director was so knowledgable with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a excellent driver negotiating through the narrow streets. Not only was he good at what I described, he used his umbrella to keep us dry. Jared was our tour guide.
    Providence, a Place Worth Seeing
    Beverly_B, Oct 2022
    It was interesting to hear some of the history of Providence, the sights, and facts about Rhode Island. Our guide was upbeat and knowledgeable about the area.
    Spectacular architecture
    Bhristine_B, Oct 2022
    Providence has some spectacular architecture and interesting history. The tour was a good overall revue.
    Great tour!!!
    JANET_F, Sept 2022
    Jared was a wonderful guide!! He was informative, humorous, a good driver!! He stopped several times to let us get out to see things. God bless you, Jared
    Good overview of Providence.
    Russell_R, Sept 2022
    I live in CT. We drove thru Providence many times, but never stopped. We had some time, so I thought this would be a good idea. We learned much from our guide. We also went to a great bakery. This was a very good trip.
    Best tour of Providence
    Janet_K, Sept 2022
    Jared was the best tour guide! Tour was an excellent way to understand the history of Providence. Highly recommend it and ask for Jared as your guide!
    Much More personal than a...
    Clare_A, Sept 2022
    Much More personal than a hop on hop off bus at a comparable or actually lesser price, tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Great tour!!
    Amy_S, Sept 2022
    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful. A nice look at Providence in a short amount of time.
    Great Tour!
    Kristin, Aug 2022
    Our driver/guide, Joe, was very friendly! He pointed out all the important sites, gave us the background/history. We stopped at a few locations and he made it very clear on when to be back and gave us suggestions at each. I highly recommend this tour for the beginning of your trip to Providence. We wanted to revisit each site for longer afterwards. Thank you!
    Great guide. Great info....
    Jessica_H, Aug 2022
    Great guide. Great info. Couple stops to get out and look around. Great way to see the highlights of the city quickly
    Great tour! Awesome tour guide!
    Daniel_B, Aug 2022
    This was a great tour. Our tour guide Jared was awesome. Very informative and passionate about Providence and Rhode Island. Highly recommend this tour!
    Early Education
    beverly_h, Aug 2022
    The one room schoolhouse. Was mist interesting. Seeing the wooden heater, old desks, and the old books brought back memories of my 2 room schoolhouse, set up the same way.
    Christine_M, July 2022
    John was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide! Fantastic views, perfect selection of places to stop!
    Providence Tour
    Carol_W, July 2022
    This is an awesome tour. Phil is a great tour driver. We learned so much about Providence. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city for the first time, and take the tour early in your visit. Comfortable clean bus, on time and you will not be disappointed. Highly recommend!
    tracipennington6, July 2022
    The tour was great! The bus was very hot, but we had an enjoyable time and learned a lot about Providence.
    Great storytelling and experience
    Erold_M, July 2022
    Great experience and the storyteller was fantastic. The views from the boat were very nice and the captain and storyteller were captivating.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Thanks for coming aboard, Erold! We are so glad you enjoyed it.
    Great Tour
    Charles_T, July 2022
    Great Tour, Great Guide, Viator does great tours. We really enjoyed it and learned a lot. We will recommend to our friends Thanks for a great time
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Thanks, Charles. We hope you'll return for another tour in the future! -Rebecca
    A good way to see all of Downtown Providence
    william_a, July 2022
    The tour guide Buddy was excellent. The included stop at Federal Hill was good for a snack. The stop at the Roger Williams Monument allowed for great views. The third included stop gave a good understanding of WaterFire. Good value for the money.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    We're so glad you were on board and enjoyed the tour! I'll be sure to let Buddy know your thoughts! -Rebecca
    Great way to see Providence
    Sudiprmoney, July 2022
    Excellent Guide cum Driver. Kept us entertained and engaged throughout the tour with information and interesting stories about Providence
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Hi Sudip, We're so glad you could join us on this tour! Come again soon!-Rebecca
    Must do when visiting for first time
    Greg_T, June 2022
    Gave us a great perspective of the town, it’s history and the architecture. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Hi Greg! Thank you for sharing your experience on one of our tours! Come again soon! There's lots more to see and do. -Rebecca