Guided tour

Newport: Scenic Trolley Tour

Activity provider: Viking Tours of Newport
Guided tour

Newport: Scenic Trolley Tour

Activity provider: Viking Tours of Newport
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From US$ 26 per person

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Explore Newport, the city by the sea, during this unique trolley tour. View the historic downtown, The Newport Waterfront, Ten-Mile Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue Mansion Area.

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the historic downtown area of Newport
  • Enjoy a 90- minute narrated scenic tour
  • Upgrade your ticket to tour The Breakers Mansion
Full description

Hop aboard an old-fashioned trolley and explore Newport, Rhode Island during this 90 minutes scenic tour. Begin your day meeting at the Visitor Center of Newport where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Begin your adventure as you set off into Newport to enjoy the charm of the historic downtown area and restored homes to glorious mansions on the water. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the fabulous mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy viewing homes and architecture from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age. During this narrated tour you will view over 150 points of interest including Historic Thames Street, The Newport Waterfront, The Breakers, Marble House, and Rosecliff. 

Upgrade your ticket and visit the historic Breakers Mansion located on the elaborate estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America.

Take in the lavish decor and waterfront views as you tour the property grounds. The additional mansion tour will last about 3 hours.

  • 90-minute scenic trolley tour
  • Expert guide
  • Local fees
  • Entry into The Breakers (if option is selected)
  • Food or beverage
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The Newport Visitors Center is located next to the Marriott Hotel. l. This is the Bus Terminal for the City. The pickup is on the North side of the Property adjacent to America's Cup Avenue. The location is at Post 3 across from Cardines Baseball Field. Look for the Red and Green Trolley 15 minutes prior to departure. If you are driving, you can leave your car at Newport Visitor Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Some trolleys have ADA compliant lifts - one tour a day will run that is equipped with a wheelchair lift
  • If you have an ADA requirement please contact the activity provider in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 158 reviews

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FAB tour! Our guide was great - funny, informative, interesting stops and facts about each place. Wish we would have had more than an hour at the Breakers. We felt like we rushed through each room and didn't have time to look at history much of the rooms and the mansion itself. An hour and a half would have been better. Other than that - everything was super!

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March 23, 2023

Like any Trolley bus/bus/coach tour visibilty of some places is restricted by your seat on the bus. However the driver/rep was very knowledgeable and made great efforts to ensure this was minimised. Having booked instead of the similar tour offered by the Cruise ship it was good value in comparison and a great introduction to the Newport area.

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March 23, 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our trolly ride through Newport!!! Our guide Dominic gave us a humorous and informative tour! Even though we were in town 2 days beforehand, what we had seen already got fully explained ❤️. Highly recommend. Get your parking pass validated and it's only a few bucks to park in the lot! And the awesome staff at the visitors center were amazing! We thank her (didn't get her name ), but fully blessed to encounter these amazing people Enjoyed the Elms tour that we added to the trolly tour.... And FYI if you pay for a mansion tour separately, read your ticket!! It can be used for reduced prices on 3 mansion tours ..

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March 23, 2023

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