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Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

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Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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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.
  • Explore the best of Newport, Rhode Island on a trolley tour
  • Drive past more than 150 point of interest
  • Enjoy guided commentary to learn more about each location
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures
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For Ages 5+, board our luxurious, comfortable late model trolley with leather captain's chairs
Our breathtaking, narrated scenic overview trolley tour of Newport
See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
23 America's Cup Ave , 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Departure Point: Newport Transit Center, Platform #2 (outside) - please look for the white trolley 23 Americas Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Departure point is the Newport Transit Center, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport RI, platform #2
  • Public parking is available on site at the bus terminal for a fee.
  • Maximum 6 tickets per booking during peak tourist season
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are NO REFUNDS to passengers who arrive late and miss the tour
  • Due to the likelihood of sellout, tour times cannot be changed within 24 hours of departure time
  • Tours depart promptly at scheduled time. We cannot hold the trolley for stragglers. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. We reserve the right to sell the seats of passengers who are not on time to others who are waiting on standby
  • Until the pandemic ends, driver may assign seating to conform with RI covid requirements
  • Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour duration is approximate depending on traffic conditions
  • Windows are closed with AC running on hot summer days. We do not allow open windows when AC is operating. Not all passengers wear face coverings. This tour is not recommended for unvaccinated, unboosted, or travelers who are immunocompromised against Covid
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
  • OPERATED BY NEWPORT Travel Trolley Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "If you have never been to Newport, this trolley tour is a must-do." See review
  • "Great, informative and entertaining tour - a great value for the money." See review


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Worst Experience Ever!
, Jul 2022
The worst experience I have ever had. Due to unforeseen traffic we arrived a minute before the departure time. My husband ran to tell the driver, I was coming. As I had knee surgery 3 months ago, it was taking me a little longer. The very rude driver said he couldn’t wait, call the office and took off. So my $77 were lost. I did text but was told the other trolleys were sold out. I have done this many times and have never need treated like this. I also called the office and received a call back from someone said I should have been there earlier, etc, etc. There was no customer service or offer to accommodate in any way. Will never recommend this excursion to anyone in the future.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
You are not being truthful. You did not arrive 1 minute prior to departure. Your car arrived on America's Cup Ave at 11:34 as the trolley was pulling away. Your husband attempted to hold the trolley while you parked the car, which would have taken until at least 11:45. It's not fair to our RESPONSIBLE passengers who arrive on time to make them sit there waiting for a straggler for an extra 15 minutes. It is well documented in our writings prior to purchasing your ticket to account for traffic and construction and arrive 10 minutes PRIOR to departure. We have now changed that to 20 minutes. We further state in our writings that we do not hold the trolley for stragglers and there are no refunds for those who arrive late and miss the tour. These trolleys are required to be at the Breakers Mansion to pick up passengers from the previous tour in a timely manner. Waiting for stragglers at the bus departure platform will force those leaving the Breakers to stand at the curb for an extra 15 minutes and wait for a late trolley to pick them up.
The tour guide was...
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was wonderful. Very educational and a sense of humor to boot. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Relaxing and informative way to see Newport
, Jun 2022
This was a fun way to see parts of Newport you may miss just walking around. Very good experience and the guide was funny and knowledgeable.
Informative tour
, Jun 2022
We had a great tour guide. Russ made the trip fun and we learned a lot about Newport. The ban was clean and comfortable and the sound system was excellent.
Great primer to the area!
, Jun 2022
Great overview of the area! Our guide was very knowledgeable and added humor to keep it fun! I would recommend starting with the 90 minute trolley tour and then taking a closer look at the mansions that interest you!
1 traveller found this review helpful
Fun Historical information
, May 2022
Great fun way to hear and learn about Newport was good. Great way to start a trip and familiarize yourself with parts of town. Troy our driver was awesome and kept it entertaining entire ride.
Guide knowledge and sense...
, May 2022
Guide knowledge and sense of humor. Troy was a suburb guide. Trolley was pristine. Ro rolled with the inches with heavy fog.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Great Newport Tour
, May 2022
Troy gave a great tour of Newport and shared interesting history. We saw many of the top sites. The trolley was very clean and comfortable. Pickup and drop off was an easy process. It's a relaxing way to see Newport.
Great time!
, May 2022
This was an excellent tour! Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip fun! Enjoyed the history as well as the beautiful mansions and scenery!
Excellent guide to a pretty town
, Apr 2022
We had an excellent tour with Carlos. He took great care to ensure we had a good experience without other passengers talking over him! The route covered lots of mansions and he gave a good account of the history of the are. He also added some useful information about the area and the cliff top walks
Great Tour Guide
, Mar 2022
The tour guide, originally from Brazil, was excellent! He went out of his way to make the tour personal, memorable and you can tell that he really loves his job and Newport.
Carlos was an excellent...
, Nov 2021
Carlos was an excellent guide. Had a wonderful tour!! Saw beautiful scenery and homes. Interesting indie about all the sights.
Troy was a great guide....
, Oct 2021
Troy was a great guide. Funny and knowledge. The rest of the review is blank space to fill the character count.
Enjoy a ride on the trolley
, Oct 2021
Our guide troy was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable and very funny. The tour was just the right length.
Must do tour!
, Oct 2021
Troy was an amazing tour guide who truly made the tour so much fun! He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. Would highly recommend!
Great choice for an overview of Newport.
, Oct 2021
Our driver was great and the seats so comfy! Not a trolley, but more like a private tour bus. I followed another reviewers advice and went straight to the back row. Much more leg room and better views out the back window. The tour gave an excellent history and overview of Newport.
Awesome experience
, Oct 2021
Carlos was our driver. He did an excellent job. Very knowledgeable with an excellent sense of humor.
Beautiful tour of the city
, Oct 2021
When we purchase these tickets it said tour the mansion but apparently it was just the trolley. The description needs to say tour inside the mansion. A little disappointed.
Fantastic!!! Taking more friends this weekend! Learn something new each time!!
, Oct 2021
Guide was very interesting and really funny. Perfect tour of historic homes, mansions, parks, and coast. Wish he had added a quick four of easten beach in off season.
A must do for your Newport day trip !
, Oct 2021
Troy was exceptional...funny, knowledgeable, & a interactive with his guests. Loved this tour !! I would recommended this very clean & comfortable tour line. Windows are able to be open, & perfect size for viewing all of the incredible sights.

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