Guided tour

Newport: Scenic Trolley Tour with Optional Breakers Entry

4.9 / 5

44 reviews

Newport: Scenic Trolley Tour with Optional Breakers Entry

From US$ 20 per person

Explore Newport during this unique trolley tour. View historic downtown, The Newport Waterfront, Marble House, and over 150 points of interest.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the historic downtown area of Newport
  • Enjoy a 90 minuted 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
  • Entry into The Breakers (if option is selected)
  • Local fees
  • Food or beverage
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Newport Visitors Center is located next to the Marriott Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Some trolleys have ADA compliant lifts - one tour a day will run that is equipped with a wheelchair lift
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Your tour guide “Tom” was very knowledgeable and so very nice. We were the last couple to arrive that morning and unfortunately didn’t see the confirmation message stating we need masks.Tom was very patient and let my husband run back to our car, even though we were already late, and he was able to get our masks so we could still join the tour. We had a wonderful time on the tour and an awesome time in Newport! Thank you so much!!

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August 16, 2021

This was an excellent orientation to Newport. Our guide was friendly and informative and pointed out highlights, stopping in various locations. I would suggest adding tickets for The Breakers. You can get off for a self-guided tour and be picked up for the remainder of the trolley tour after an hour or so. That's plenty of time to see the mansion.

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June 14, 2021

90-minute tour through the streets of Newport and the beautiful natural scenery and houses in the town. Arrive to the trolley station about 10 minutes early to get seated and situated, especially if you have young children with you. Having a great tour guide puts the experience over the top—makes such a positive difference (see response below).

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June 13, 2021

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