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For ages 5 & up, this approx 90-min tour is an "overview" tour of scenic Newport.

After boarding our luxurious and comfortable trolley at Bus Platform #2 of the Visitor's Center, your driver starts the tour with a brief history of Colonial-era downtown and explains the Gilded Age history and events that occurred over the centuries.

Then you will experience breath-taking views of scenic Ocean Drive prior to seeing the strip of mansions lining Bellevue Ave. Along the route, movie and TV sets will come to life, such as the Great Gatsby, Amistad, True Lies, and a dozen more.

Today's happenings are also thoroughly covered such as the best dining spots, boat tours, and other fun activities. Your tour guide will detail the best way to navigate this bustling city as well as explain the Cliff Walk attractions.
  • Travel around Newport with ease on a trolley tour
  • Enjoy guided commentary and pass more than 150 points of interest 
  • Multiple departure times are available to fit any schedule 
  • Convenient meeting spot within walking distance of the cruise port 
What to Expect
Your Newport trolley tour meets at a central Newport location. Come early and check in about 15 minutes before your tour time. This tour makes it easy to explore the highlights of this seaport town in just a few hours. Once it’s time to get going, board the trolley and find your preferred seat. The windows are open-air, so you can enjoy the bustle of the city as you drive. Your guide gives you a rundown of the city's history and culture, as well as enlightening you with fun facts about attractions. Your trolley passes around 150 points of interest. Travel from the historic district to Bellevue Avenue to Ocean Drive and beyond. Take in sights of Cliff Walk, colonial homes, gilded mansions, and the ocean. Your tour ends back at the starting point on America’s Cup Avenue.
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Important Information
Departure Point
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • For Ages 5 & Up, Board Our Luxurious and Comfortable Late-model Trolley w/l Leather Captain's chairs
  • Enjoy Our Breath-taking Narrated Scenic Overview Trolley Tour of Newport (approx 90 min)
  • See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
  • Parking available at Visitor's Center (fees apply at gate upon exit).
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to tardiness, no-show, or non-arrival of a cruise ship. Rescheduling is not guaranteed
  • Tour duration is approximate depending on traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Excellent tour! went to Newport for a weekend and wanted to know a bit about that gorgeous city. Then checked TripAdvisor and Newport Travel came up, after reading a couple of reviews and checking the price i bought tickets for me and a couple of friends. One of the best
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We had a great driver and very funny commentary on our 2 hour trip around and thru Newport Road Island. There are other trolley companies in Newport but this one has padded seats and stand up like driver which kept us entertained the entire time.
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We were not able to take this tour because the severe storm kept our ship from coming to the port. I called the trolley company to let them know. They were very nice. I am still trying to get in touch with trip advisor to get a refund. The trip advisor booking site wasn't
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We were in Newport on a rainy, cool day. This was a perfect way to see the town & learn some history. Large comfy seats.
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Our driver/tour guide was very good, very informative and with a sense of humour. Covered many points of interest and the ‘summer home’ mansions.
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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