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Newport: Gilded Age Trolley Tour & Optional Breakers Entry

Product ID: 40188
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Board a luxury white trolley for a 90-minute narrated tour of Newport's Colonial Downtown, Ocean Drive, and the Gilded Age Mansions along Bellevue Ave. Learn how America’s most affluent families created this enclave of the rich and famous.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an overview tour of Newport's rich history and current events
  • Marvel at the mansions from the Gilded Age along 10-Mile Drive
  • See over 150 points of interest, including Newport's scenic Ocean Drive, Mansion Row, and Colonial Downtown
  • Visit 16 of Newport's movie settings locations
Full description
Your 90 minutes tour departs from the Visitor Center of Newport and travels south on America’s Cup Avenue and Lower Thames Street.

Visit Newport’s colonial district, where you’ll learn about and see some of America’s oldest homes and church buildings, including Saint Mary’s church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married. Your tour guide will point out some of the best places for eating and shopping in the area.

Leaving the colonial district behind, you’ll continue on to Wellington Avenue and then north on Bellevue Avenue. This begins your tour of the beautiful and world-famous 10-Mile Drive, where most of the mansions of the Gilded Age were built. Your guide will share stories about these homes built in the 19th century, as well as stories about their former owners, who were the most affluent people in America at the time.

At the end of Bellevue Avenue, you’ll see the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the oldest synagogue in America, and Washington Square. Throughout the tour, the guide will cover 16 television and movie sets, and the current events such as Jay Leno's annual giant classic car show and celebrity weddings. The tour ends in the heart of Newport's downtown waterfront America's Cup Ave, where all of today's happenings are covered such as shopping, dining, and waterfront activities and events.
Includes
  • Transport in a luxurious trolley with leather captain's chairs
  • Entry to The Breakers (if option is selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Newport Bus Terminal 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840. Please go directly to bus platform #2 and locate the white trolley.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is for ages 5+ only
• Tours may be cancelled due to severe weather or traffic conditions, a full refund provided in such situations

From US$ 20 per person

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based on 16 reviews
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Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Newport Travel Trolley Tours

Product ID: 40188