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Viking Tours of Newport

#9 of 51 Tours in Newport
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Address: 23 Americas Cup Ave, Newport Visitor & Information Center, Newport, RI 02840-3032
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09:00 - 17:00
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Since 1962, Viking Tours has been showing visitors to Newport the amazing...

Since 1962, Viking Tours has been showing visitors to Newport the amazing history of our city. We invite you to travel from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age during one of our specialty tours. Only Viking Tours gives you an insider’s look into Newport aboard our old-fashioned trolleys and modern motorcoaches. Voted by the readers of Newport Life Magazine as Best Tour – Land, Sea or Sky 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015!

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Fascinating and extremely well narated

We arrived in Newport on a liner that offered expensive tours so we opted to get ashore and see what was on offer locally. The local information office was most helpful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We arrived in Newport on a liner that offered expensive tours so we opted to get ashore and see what was on offer locally. The local information office was most helpful and directed us to this trolley tour about to leave. We had a a wonderful long tour around Newport and Ocean Drive with our driver presenting a clear, informative... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

went a couple weeks ago and took the tour that lasts 1 1/2 hrs . left from visitors center on a cold rainy sat morning so staying in the trolley bus made it great to see the sites and stay dry. the driver/tour guide did a really good job explaining things and the history of certain buildings which you dont... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We took this tour after having been to the mansions and were so lucky to get a driver who had spent 26 years in the area and loved to share his knowledge of both local culture and history. We couldn't have been more impressed with his depth of facts and anecdotes of the buildings, people, commerce, and history of Newport.... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

While in Newport we took a tour with this Company. It simply was well worth the money. If anyone wants to know the history of Newport. The tour driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He took lots of time to explain any questions and point out numerous historical locations. Based on his interest and knowledge of the area it... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is the BEST value for you dollar on the island…the tour guides/drivers are amazingly well informed. The tour lasts only 1 ½ hours but there is more information jammed into that time than you can imagine! Place for sale? Driver knows the price! What family originally built the home? Known answer! Who lives there now? Known answer! This is... More 

Thank Pamgoes
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Wow, we are so glad that we decided to do this tour. It was a cold and windy day, so being in the warm trolley was perfect. Our guide gave us some great information that driving Ocean Drive/Bellevue Avenue we otherwise would not have known this information. We did not tour any mansions as part of our trolley tour but... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Got off our cruise ship, went to the visiter info center, and were please to stumble on this 1 1/2 tour. Our guide, Mike, was very friendly and knowledgable. The trolley bus was not crowded, and the price was right!

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We took this tour first thing before we did anything else, Jim was a great tour guide. Besides local landmarks, he also pointed out restaurants he recommends which was very helpful. We saw a lot of interesting places we would have never found on our own. I recommend buying a ticket for the tour and 5 mansions together, absolutely the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this tour. It is a great way to get an overview of the area and learn the history. Our guide was well versed and really knowledgeable. I would recommend if you want to learn about the history of the area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We took the Grand Mansion Tour with the tour of Breakers Mansion. This tour also included the Scenic Overview tour of 150 points of interest. The tour was $43 Adult (Seniors $41; Kids $19). The Driver/Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. After the scenic tour, he dropped us off at the Breakers Mansion and picked us up 1.5 hours later. A... More 

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