Experience History Aboard A Guided Trolley Tour Of Newport, Rhode Island
A leisurely drive certainly has quite a few selling points – from the scenery we pass to the gems we might find along the way. However, when we’re the driver, we tend to miss out on quite a bit because we’ve got to stay focused on the road ahead of us. That’s just part of what makes this guided trolley tour of
Newport, Rhode Island so much fun. You can sit back, relax, and get to know Newport in a whole new way.
Get a fascinating glimpse of Newport’s rich history aboard a guided trolley tour with Viking Tours of Newport, which hosts three unique tours of the city, ranging from 90 minutes to four hours.
If you don’t have a lot of time, purchase a seat on the 90-minute Scenic Overview Tour. The trolley will lead you along the famous Ocean Drive, down Bellevue Avenue (known for its mansions), and past more than 150 “points of interest.”
The three-hour Grand Mansion Tour combines the scenic tour with a stop at either Marble House or the Breakers, the latter of which was the summer residence of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
The ultimate trolley tour of Newport, the Vanderbilts’ Newport Tour lasts approximately four hours and combines the other two tours. If you want to visit both mansions, this is the tour for you.
While the trolley tours of Newport are seasonal, tickets can be purchased online before the season officially kicks off. The Scenic Overview Tour is available on weekends in March before setting off daily in April.
Tickets can be purchased online or in Newport at Bowens Wharf Pilot House and Coastal Queen Cruise Dock. The tour itself departs from the Newport Bus Terminal.
Learn more and purchase tickets on the
Viking Tours of Newport website. Or, stop by its Facebook page.
Have you been on this
trolley tour of Newport, Rhode Island? What did you think? Let us know in the comments! Did you know there’s also a seal-watching tour in Rhode Island? It’s one for the bucket list, too.
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Address: Newport Trolley Tours by Viking Tours, Newport Visitor Center, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA