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Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 14.99 per person

Explore Providence's must-see sights on this self-driving audio tour. See sights such as the Welcome Gateway, Lippitt House, and Barnaby Castle.

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Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore all of Providence from beautiful architecture to foodie havens
  • Discover the city's most iconic landmarks such as the Cranston Street Armory
  • Learn about the historic Federal Hill area, home to both history and the city's best architecture
Full description

Explore Rhode Island's capital city on a self-driving audio tour and discover the city's history, culture, and architecture.

Start your self-driving adventure from the Convention Center downtown and head into the historic Federal Hill area, home to both history and the city's best restaurants. Enter the Welcome Gateway, featuring the iconic pineapple, and learn about how this neighborhood grew and changed over the years including the infamous Macaroni Riots and the secret of the Coin-O-Matic. Continue past the 9-acre park which was a gift from one of the greatest philanthropists in Providence's history. Explore the Wedding Cake House, a 3-story historic house located in the Broadway-Armory Historic District, and other architectural marvels, such as the State House and Barnaby Castle.

Finish your tour at the Lippitt House Museum, a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the finest Italianate mansion houses in the state and considered one of the best-preserved examples of Victorian-era houses in the US.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Convention Center, 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map
  • This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

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This was a great experience! It was a bit of a rainy day in Providence so we were still able to see everything in the comfort of our own car. AMAZING!

May 4, 2022

February 21, 2022

Really interesting, great way to quickly to know a new city. Great back stories. Many of the stops are really close together it may have been better as a walking tour.

January 10, 2022

Product ID: 398565