Rhode Island

Newport's Famous Scenic Narrated Trolley Tour

Middletown, United States

From USD 29.00

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


Enjoy a fully narrated trolley tour of the Ocean Drive Historic District during your visit to Newport. See the residences of prominent people and catch a glimpse of seventeenth-century buildings and mansions along Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue. Learn about Newport's history and see the nation’s first public library, the oldest surviving synagogue, and John F. Kennedy’s unofficial Summer White House.
  • Narrated trolley tour of Newport’s Ocean Drive Historic District
  • See historic buildings and mansions belonging to prominent figures
  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Choose from multiple times to easily fit this tour into your schedule

What's Included

  • Driver/guide, and free parking while you are on tour
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

Historic Tours of Newport Boutique Visitor Center (Pass By)

The Breakers (Pass By)

Rosecliff (Pass By)

Marble House (Pass By)

Rough Point Museum (Pass By)

Hammersmith Farm (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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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70 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 70 reviews
Tour of Newport
Brenda_C, May 2023
I grew up in Newport so for the guide to know the history so well brought back so many memories. The ride was excellent as she interacted with my husband and I( we were the only 2 on this tour)as if we were friends riding thru the city. My husband who has never been to Newport really enjoyed himself
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you and we are glad that you enjoyed your tour. Please look us up again next time you come to town. Happy Summer 2023!!
a great way to see the area, even in the rain
Keith_B, May 2023
It was a rainy day in Newport and a guided tour was a fun way to see the area while remining dry. Our tour guide was helpful and packed with information about the area.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you! for a good review. We hope that the weather will be nicer next time you visit Newport..
Just do it!
Shelley_B, Apr 2023
An amazing time! They accommodated my family and let my baby join (5yr old and up tour). Great thorough tour guide!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for a 5 start review. We truly appreciate our guests and hope that you will visit us again!
Perfect day at Newport RI!
Pierangely_A, Apr 2023
The tour was unique and interesting! So many sights and historic places to learn about. Ocean drive was such a beautiful place to drive through. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and attentive. Newport has many historic places and our experience was without a doubt very positive! The whole family enjoyed it, so much to see and do! Thank you for this wonderful experience!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for a wonderful encouraging review! We greatly appreciate your patronage, hope to see again in Newport RI!
This was a very fun,...
Luis_G, Nov 2022
This was a very fun, informative trip the lady leading the tour was delightful. Thank you. We were able to take in all the sights in an appropriate amount of time not to be distracted and learned a lot of the history of the region
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you ..we strive to provide a lively, fun and informative tour services..
Great tour!
Matthew_B, Nov 2022
Guide was very good and thorough. Really good way to see Newport, saw great views of the castles and ocean with lots of information
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, we love all our guest and enjoyed showing you around.
Nice lady but aviator needs to train.
Marianne_N, Nov 2022
Though the driver was very nice, we’ve been on other tours in Newport where the guides had to take special courses to be a tour guide. Very knowledgeable, lively and funny for everyone including the kids. Therefore exceeding our expectations in all things Newport. This driver had not taken any classes or courses. And it showed. Very lack luster performance. Basically we were all pretty bored. Would not book with Viator Newport’s Famous Scenic Trolley Tour again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the review. All tour guides are trained by a master trainer right here at our Historic Tours of Newport's Boutique Visitor Center. We will be sure to meet and exceed your expectation should you choose to visit Newport again...thank you-
It was great.
David_R, Nov 2022
Our friends and I enjoyed it very good guy. She was wonderful. Laura was great very knowledgeable. Very nice and know what she was doing.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you! Awesome informative review..
Great trolley tour of Newport!
Michele_B, Nov 2022
Loved hearing about the history of Newport and seeing all the mansions. We enjoyed traveling along the Rhode Island coast. It reminded me of my visit to Ireland.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
That is great review. I hope that you will be back again to visit us!
Our tour guide, Lori, was...
James_S, Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Lori, was excellent. She was friendly and so informative! We recommend this tour highly.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you! We appreciate your review and will continue to provide great services to our guest..
Debra_S, Nov 2022
Disappointed the tour guide didn't give more information. Very, very limited and not entertaining at all. Questions were asked that she didn't hear which is understandable, but not engaging at all. We do tours in every town we visit and disappointed since not only did I pay, I treated my friends as well. This was supposed to be the highlight of our visit to Newport.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you , we have investigated and made necessary changes to this tour routine. We hope to see you again..Happy Travels..
Very good
John_K, Oct 2022
Very good tour. Would recommend to friends. Would do it again. Tour guide was very knowledgeable . Good luck.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Travels..
Fun way to get familiar with the city
Erik_L, Oct 2022
The little side insights into the various points of intrest . Very friendly tour guide. Why do you require my response to be more verbose then what I want to say?
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for an awesome review! Happy Travels..
Just ok
Marlene_W, Oct 2022
The driver/narrator was personable however the trip just wasn't what I was expecting. We passed the homes all so quickly it was tough to absorb what she was telling us.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the informative review, we will continue to improve our tour services..Happy Travels..
Great overview of the city!
Carla_F, Oct 2022
Small group. Great tour guide. Beautiful scenery . Easy to book. Tour guide communicated with us prior to pick up, which was very helpful!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you! Happy Travels..
Our Newport experience
Harold_S, Oct 2022
Lori was knowledgeable and very sweet. She went out of her way to give us a great tour. We felt very comfortable with her driving. We were very comfortable in the van. She was able to get closer up to some of the sights.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the informative review..Happy Travels..
Trolley ride
hdqnq4zkqh, Oct 2022
Interesting, but I wish you could actually see more. It was a quick drive by of everything. I think I wouldn’t do it again. I would just explore on my own.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you. We try to fit in as much as possible in 90 minutes, sometimes we have to move fast so as not hold traffic at certain parts of the town.
The tour guide was...
Sharon_C, Oct 2022
The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The smell of gas inside the trolley made both my friend and I feel sick. We could not wait to get off the trolley.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the feedback. I waited and tested the Trolley 3 times before responding to this email; there are no significant smell coming from inside the Trolley. Each Trolley is State inspected for Safety & Emissions.
Newport Drive.
Bill_E, Oct 2022
Nice low impact drive around Newport. If you just want to relax and enjoy the sights this is for you.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for a perfect review. It is meant to be a relaxing drive around town with highlights and sightseeing. It is nice to be driven around for a change!
Trolley Excursion with Narrative Driver
James_M, Oct 2022
Lady driver narrator was excellent with safe driving and clear audio presentation Thats the good The bad….trolley seats are very hard and not alot of leg room Going over speed bumps or thru pot holes your butt will bottom out due to the lack of good spring and suspension….. Tour lasted almost 2 full hours ans was on time Highly recommend for a good overview of newport
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you sir! We appreciate the honest opinion, will look into this asap.