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Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)

Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)

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Discover the beauty of Newport, Rhode Island, and its historical mansions on a trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Also included is admission to The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion and U.S. National Historic Landmark.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.25
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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours

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Visit one of Newport's gorgeous Gilded Age mansions on a trolley tour that includes admission to Marble House, The Breakers, or Rosecliff. Choose the one that interests you most, taking in antique art and furnishings that are a fascinating glimpse of daily life in historic Newport. And since the trolley tour explores Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue, it's a great way to get an overview of the city's exclusive neighborhoods and beautiful coastal scenery, with an onboard guide to share Newport facts and history as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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Newport Trolley Tour - Viking Scenic Overview
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Newport Trolley Tour - Viking Scenic Overview

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Get your bearings of Newport on a guided trolley tour of the city, which fills you in on Newport's history and contemporary culture as you travel among city sights. From restored homes on Ten Mile Ocean Drive to the legendary mansions of Bellevue Avenue, this tour introduces you to Newport with class and charm suitable of this historic city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

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See the historical and picturesque sights of Newport, Rhode Island, on this trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Check out the colonial architecture and admire the mansions of the United States' Gilded Age.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.75
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Narrated Boat Tours

Narrated Boat Tours

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Get an in-depth look at Providence from a boat cruise that travels along the waterways of Rhode Island’s capital city. Your guide shares live commentary about historical landmarks and modern destinations as you take in sites including the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, Providence Industrial Harbor, Providence River, Waterplace Park and the pedestrian paths of Riverwalk. Choose a daytime or evening cruise, and feel free to bring your own refreshments on board.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.00
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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission

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See two of Newport's most spectacular mansions on a trolley excursion that includes guided tours of The Breakers and Marble House, both former Vanderbilt homes. In addition to the two mansion tours, the trolley is a great way to get an overview of Newport's mansions and coastal scenery, as you'll cruise Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, two of the town's most exclusive neighborhoods. An onboard guide will share Newport facts and history throughout the tour, which passes more than 150 points of interest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.47
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Discover Providence Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Discover Providence Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the capital of Rhode Island, Providence, on a sightseeing bus tour that departs right from downtown. See the city's top sights including Brown University, Benefit Street, and Roger Williams Park, and enjoy the opportunity to walk around the historic Federal Hill neighborhood. While you drive around, your guide regales you with stories about Providence and its importance in American history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore scenic Newport, Rhode Island at your own pace with this self-guided driving tour. Listen to enriching background on iconic historic mansions like the Bellevue House, the Elms, and the unmissable Vanderbilt estate known as The Breakers and visit public beaches and picturesque parks. Follow a live GPS map that works offline with customer support.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour

Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Explore scenic, Newport’s historic Cliff Walk at your own pace using this self-guided, GPS-based tour. Download an easy-to-use app and set off on an attraction-packed audio tour. Learn the little-known stories behind famous families of the Gilded Age—the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and other millionaires—and see their iconic oceanside mansions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$6.99
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Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
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Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours

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Get an insider’s introduction to the historic, coastal Newport during this attraction-packed trolley tour. Listen to entertaining and informative live narration on the Rhode Island city while you get a front-row peek at sights along the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive. Tours include admission tickets to one Newport mansion, including the Breakers, the Marble House, or Rosecliff.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.00
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Newport Walking Food Tour

Newport Walking Food Tour

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Combine the history of a walking tour with the culture of a food tour on this Newport walking tour. As you make your way to five restaurants featuring top Newport culinary delights, your guide tells you about the city’s from before the American Revolution, through the Gilded Age, and up to the present.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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US$88.00
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Historic Walking Tour of Newport with Guide and Full Narration

Historic Walking Tour of Newport with Guide and Full Narration

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Get an in-depth introduction to the colonial history of scenic Newport, Rhode Island during this guided walking tour. Cover the city’s standout sights and multi-faith locations, from Touro Synagogue to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, as you uncover the area’s little-known origins, from its revolutionary-era history to standing today.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Welcome to Providence Walking Tour

Welcome to Providence Walking Tour

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Discover many of Providence’s top landmarks—and learn all about the city’s centuries of history—on this immersive walking tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and explore Rhode Island’s capital in the company of a local. You’ll see highlights like the Rhode Island State House, the first Baptist church in America, Providence City Hall, and much more—and will hear the stories behind the sights as you go.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

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Exploring Newport is even more fun on this Newport food walking tour, which introduces you to top Newport bites and city sights. Eat where the locals do at restaurants that are tucked away from the city’s main arteries—you might try locally sourced meats, Irish baked goods, or craft beer. As you walk between destinations, your guide shares stories about the city’s architecture and history.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour

Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour

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Hop into a pedicab for a private tour of Newport, Rhode Island. Your personal guide, who navigates through the area for you, tailors the tour to your interests and provides little–known anecdotes about Newport’s rich history. Unlike bus and shuttle tours, pedicab transport affords you unobstructed views of the scenery and plenty of photo opportunities.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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Haunted Boat Tours

Haunted Boat Tours

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Enjoy a memorable way to explore Providence—and learn all of the city’s spookiest ghost stories and creepiest lore—on this after-dark boat tour. Make your own way to the dock, hop aboard your vessel, and set sail with Captain Peter. Your costumed guide, accompanied by flickering lanterns, will share stories and secrets as you cruise along the water and admire views of the city illuminated after dark.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Ultimate Newport Self-Guided Bundle Tour

Ultimate Newport Self-Guided Bundle Tour

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Visit historic, coastal Newport at your own pace during this attraction-packed, self-guided tour. Follow a carefully chosen itinerary and live GPS map, with stops at celebrated mansions like the Bellevue House, the chateau-inspired Elms, and the iconic Vanderbilt home, the Breakers, plus natural sights like Easton’s Beach and Fort Adams State Park.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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WaterFire Boat Rides

WaterFire Boat Rides

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WaterFire—an annual installation by artist Barnaby Evans, which sees lighted braziers and flickering flames reflected along the Providence River—is a much-loved Providence event, and this boat tour offers unparalleled access to the exhibition. Meet your captain at the basin of Waterplace Park, hop aboard your vessel, and set off along the full length of the installation after dark, to enjoy the best views of the fires.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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Rhode Island in a Day
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Rhode Island in a Day

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Discover the smallest state in the US in just one day aboard this exciting excursion that begins in Providence. Join a small group and venture through the 'Ocean State,' stopping at several points of interest along the way. Visit villages, see memorials, walk through parks, and stroll along beaches all while listening to commentary from your guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Bundle of All 80 US Self-Guided Tours

Bundle of All 80 US Self-Guided Tours

Take a grand tour of America the Beautiful with this ultimate bundle of 80 tours across the USA! Relive the intensity of the Battle of Gettysburg. Witness nature’s raw power and beauty at Yellowstone National Park. Unwind by the ocean along the Pacific Coast Highway. Explore the hottest streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And much, much more! This bundle contains self-guided driving and walking tours of everything from historic battlefields to national parks to buzzing cities and beyond. If you want to explore all the beauty, wonder, and history this nation has to offer, this bundle’s for you. Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things a password and an app. Download the app, enter the password, and you’ll receive all 50 tours. Whenever you’re ready to use one, just download it, head to the starting location, and get started! The bundle is valid for 1 year from your date of purchase. This isn't an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.99
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Vineyard Voyages - Floating Wine Tasting

Vineyard Voyages - Floating Wine Tasting

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Join us as we welcome Rhode Island-based Gooseneck Vineyards for an open-air cruise throughout the Providence waterways, paired with a sampling of crisp wines and refreshing Prosecco. Our limited series wine tastings with Gooseneck Vineyards include: - Four featured wines with light food pairings. - A 60-minute cruise of the downtown Providence waterways. Throughout the cruise, our Captains will highlight nautical & historical points of interest and Paul Fede, your Gooseneck Vineyards host, will lead a casual discussion of their products. This is a fun & casual experience for wine enthusiasts of all levels! No wine snobs here, just good wine, great company and fabulous views. Sorry, passengers under 21 years of age are not permitted on this tour. Not a wine fan? You may BYOB in a small cooler if you’d like.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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Newport Cliff Walk Self Guided Interactive Quiz and Walking Tour (Rhode Island)

Newport Cliff Walk Self Guided Interactive Quiz and Walking Tour (Rhode Island)

Return to the extravagance of the Gilded Age. Stroll beside the ocean and admire the opulent villas that line these seaside bluffs. Get to know the Vanderbilts and the Astors, and get a taste of the luxurious lifestyles they lived in these enormous mansions. Oh, and of course, there’s plenty of drama to discover among these high-society socialites, like Mrs. Astor’s ever-contentious list of who was and wasn’t invited to her super-exclusive parties. Before each stop, you'll be asked a question. Answers may be found on plaques, paintings, or even on the structures themselves. The correct response will enable an audio playback of its glorious history, along with its picture/animation/video, text transcript, tips, and advice. Get ready for the Gilded Age in America to come to life! Please note that the tour is just available for Apple devices.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Providence Architecture Boat Tour

Providence Architecture Boat Tour

Experience 300 years of architectural history as you cruise the Providence waterways! This 75-minute boat tour, led by the Providence Preservation Society, highlights the stories, sight lines, and subtle details that define Providence. From the most eye-catching landmarks on the city skyline to hidden architectural gems, you'll discover historic Providence from the best seat in town! A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Providence Preservation Society.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal

Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal

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Join Captain Tom and guest tour guide David Robinson, Director of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, for a 75-minute exploration of the Providence waterways & Green Jacket Shoal! Here, David has found the remains of a historical floating dry dock & 26 wooden-hulled vessels, deemed “Rhode Island’s largest ship graveyard” and a reminder of the industrial fervor that transformed Providence into a thriving commercial waterfront. David’s experience exploring Green Jacket Shoal is fascinating and we are thrilled to welcome him back again for his fifth consecutive year! This limited series tour sells out early, so reserve your seats soon!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Admission (Ages 5+)
"Troy give us a wonderful tour. It was filled with humor, fascinating facts and beautiful landscape and architecture. Touring The Breakers left me in awe. Pictures doesn’t do it justice. A must when in Newport! Try to get on Troy’s tour!!! We enjoyed every minute!"..."
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Newport Trolley Tour with Breakers Mansion - Viking Tours
"Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable historian with a sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Newport Trolley Tour - Viking Scenic Overview
"I’ve been to Newport many times and thought I had knowledge of the history - not so!! Our tour guide was exceptional! He was full of knowledge and intertwined humor with historical and fun facts."..."
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Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)
"Trolley Rob kept me interested in the local history by being so passionate about what he's doing that it was great."..."
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Narrated Boat Tours
"Loved going out to where 195 once crossed the river and then going under where it is now. Gave good perspective. Captain was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly."..."
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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Breakers & Marble House Admission
"The whole experience. Dominic is a very through guide and made the experience wonderful! We did the tour and the two houses! I would highly recommend it!"..."
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Discover Providence Guided Sightseeing Tour
"John was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide! Fantastic views, perfect selection of places to stop!"..."
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Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour
"Fun, scenic, oceanside drive with the hubs. We took our time and stopped whenever we liked, our tour never skipped a beat as long as you drive the speed limit."..."
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Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour
"This was the perfect way to walk the Cliff Walk. There was so much interesting information offered. Without the self-guided tour, it would have just been a “pretty” walk. With the tour, we learned so much and had immediate answers to questions raised as we walked by."..."
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Newport Trolley Tour with Marble House - Viking Tours
"Excellent tour of historic Newport and mansions. Larry was a great driver and guide, very knowledgeable. We did Marble House with just enough time to complete. If you have time, do The Breakers tour separately so you can spend more than 45 minutes."..."
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Newport Walking Food Tour
"All of the tour was great! The tour, the food ,Tom the guide and the other folks on the tour. You will enjoy this tour!"..."
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Historic Walking Tour of Newport with Guide and Full Narration
"The walking tour included a specific narration of the various historical landmarks around the town as well as personal connections to many of the sites along the walk. I would suggest the addition of the fact that it is an uphill walk to the various churches and that people with impairments that hinder walking should take note."..."
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Welcome to Providence Walking Tour
"Jeremy, our tour guide was wonderful! I always say the guide is really what makes a tour. He gave us well told stories of Providence history and of the major figures who impacted the city. The tour is told in a well organized time line so it’s easy to follow and helps you see the city evolve into what it is today."..."
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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour
"We would have to say the Vanderbilt house eating the oysters and the tour guide singing in the park! Fun!!"..."
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Private Historic Newport Pedicab Tour
"The guides were very knowledgeable and welcomed any questions. They did not rush through the tour and spent more time with us than anticipated."..."
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Haunted Boat Tours
"They were so kind! Kept in touch as we were running late and made sure to wait for us! The tour was fun and very entertaining."..."
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Ultimate Newport Self-Guided Bundle Tour
"Excellent tour for lowest cost, easy to follow instruction. Beautiful sceneries and gorgeous mansions"..."
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WaterFire Boat Rides
"The boat ride was smooth. The captain was great. She greeted everyone with a big smile. All the people from being admitted onto the boat, from getting off the boat was very nice and accommodating. The view was fantastic. I feel special being looked upon in admiration from the spectacular. They wanted to be on that boat too! A few people yelled out, " how do you get on." I loved it!"..."
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Rhode Island in a Day
"Eating the dough balls and listening to the history of the area Rhode Island-Small but Mighty! Can’t wait to come back"..."
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